It is hard to shake up an industry as established and saturated as the Australian hair and beauty scene. However, 23 year old mum of two, Tiarny Strachan, did just that when she opened Vlushe Cosmetics & Blowdry Bar in Brisbane earlier this year.
Vlushe founder and head stylist, Tiarny Strachan, knew how crazy life could get as a busy mum. With work, meetings, school drop offs and grocery shopping she realised she didn’t always have the time to look her best. “Most of the time I ran out of the door with my hair in an oily bun, and I know a lot of busy women do the same,” said Strachan.
Working within the hair and beauty industry for more than nine years, Strachan says she always wanted to open something of her own. With such distinctive and creative vision, she knew her drive would eventually outgrow other businesses in the scene. Strachan explains when her family started to grow she became more motivated to open Vlushe. While being a mum and a business owner can be a challenge, she says she loves being a role model to her children and proving you can have both a baby and a career. She is also thankful for the support of her fiancée, and fellow Vlushe director, Jack Allwood.
Located in Fortitude Valley’s Emporium, Vlushe Cosmetics & Blowdry Bar is Australia’s first subscription-based hair and beauty styling space. For a small weekly fee, members can sign up to unlimited weekly services. Vlushe offers three, six or 12-month blow-dry and makeup packages. Complete with a licenced bar, qualified styling professionals and chick-flick playing TV’s at every station, it is a glamorous pamper destination. Since opening in February 2018, Vlushe has become a popular fixture in women’s weekly routines. Tiarny plans to open more stores across Australia. She hints that there are ‘big things’ in the pipeline for both the cosmetic and styling side of Vlushe.
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