Andrea Sullivan, owner of Beautique Hair Lounge, bought the salon almost eight years ago. Not knowing a great deal about business, she has linked a lot of her success to the immense support of family and friends and has managed to grow the salon from strength to strength.
“It’s been amazing to watch the salon grow into the reputable brand it is today,” Andrea says.
When Andrea bought the salon it had four work stations and she was the sole hairdresser. It has now doubled in size, boasting 11 stations and five staff, as well as a tanning and beauty room. Andrea has also shared her passion for the industry by training three apprentices from start to finish.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without all my wonderful past and present staff, who have shared this journey with me,” she says.
Not only is Beautique Hair Lounge an indulgent hair experience, using and stocking De Lorenzo, but it also combines high quality hairdressing with good old down-to-earth service. The family recipe biscuits and peach blossoms, accompanying a delicious frothy cappuccino, are a hit with the clients.
With 18 years of hairdressing experience, Andrea specialises in bridal upstyling and has discovered a new love of spiral perming.
IT’S BEEN AMAZING TO WATCH THE SALON GROW INTO THE REPUTABLE
BRAND IT IS TODAY.
“Perming is definitely a dying art that needs to make a come back,” Andrea says.
She has also taken home awards at the annual ShowcaseNQ hair competition for hair styling and enjoys getting away to the annual De Lorenzo hair conference, which is held in various locations all over the world.
“I always come home so inspired and motivated after the conferences,” Andrea says.
Born and bred in Ingham, Andrea moved to Townsville 12 years ago. A mum of two (Mitchell 4 and Kate 1) with a husband (Michael) who works fly-in, fly-out, Andrea is also a ‘wonder woman’ outside of the salon.
When she’s not busy in the salon or looking after the kids, Andrea has been working hard on her fitness too.
“I’ve recently lost 20 kilos by doing 5 Star Fitness’s 12-week challenges,” she says.
Beautique Hair Lounge
1/975 Riverway Drive, Condon