Enthusiastic reception for Hairhouse Warehouse in Hervey Bay
AFTER being open for more than a week, owner of Stockland Hervey Bay's Hairhouse Warehouse Melissa Krisanski can confidently say her business was needed here on the Fraser Coast.
Not only is Hairhouse Warehouse a full-service salon, it also sells professional hair products such as dyes, shampoos and conditioners, electrical products like hairdryers, curlers, straighteners and clippers - as well as minor beauty products like wax pots, nail polish and fake eyelashes.
Ms Krisanski is no stranger to owning businesses on the Fraser Coast as she runs a Donut King in Maryborough and Hervey Bay and said she was excited to open up a completely different kind of store.
She said she had confidence in Hairhouse Warehouse because she was filling a niche market in the area.
"We saw an opportunity for it here - as much as there are a lot of hairdressers in Hervey Bay, we sell a lot of products too," Ms Krisanski said.
"Even before we opened when I told people we were going to do it and everyone said 'oh my god it's been something we've needed here, I can't wait!' "
Ms Krisanski said she was glad to be bringing something to the area that wasn't here before.
"The professional hair products we sell you probably couldn't find at a pharmacy," she said.
"Plus we noticed electrical stores didn't have a big range of electrical hair appliances - they had professional ones but we offer cheaper options as well as the more expensive ones."
Ms Krisanski said so far business had been fantastic and she had only received good feedback because the store offered something to everyone.
"We offer a bit of everything - we've got a lot of older ladies getting their sets and perms here as well as young people getting foils and cuts," she said.
"We have stuff for men too like a range of men's products for hair care and body washes."