Liberty Salon owner Louise Hiscock with loyal customer Jenny Jones.
Liberty Salon owner Louise Hiscock with loyal customer Jenny Jones. Contributed

A colourful career

PERMS are out and colouring has become the big thing in hairdressing for Liberty Salon's Louise Hiscock as she celebrates 20 years in business.

The Hervey Bay salon celebrated its birthday at the end of June.

One loyal customer will have her hair cut for free for the next year to mark the milestone.

Jenny Jones has had her hair cut by Ms Hiscock for the past 23 years.

Ms Hiscock first started in the industry as a 15-year-old apprentice on the Sunshine Coast.

"My training was Pivot Point and my seniors were very pedantic about detail," she said.

She said the number of salons in Hervey Bay had grown substantially since she first started out in business.

Trends have also changed wildly since she the salon first opened its doors.

"Perming was huge," Ms Hiscock said.

"Now everyone is colouring."

Senior hairdresser Jessica Schimke has done extensive colouring courses to keep up with the new trends.

Internationally trained Yahna Sagarra and a new school-based apprentice round out the salon's staff.



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