Younique Hair at Kite Street has a new owner and a new name, Pose Hair Design.
Emerson Drady was working for herself and had rented a chair from another Orange barber shop before taking over the business in May.
“I’ve been to Dubbo, been a hairdresser there for six years, running a salon,” Ms. Drady said.
Miss Drady said she moved to Orange to be closer to her family and initially rented a chair before seeing Younique Hair in the market.
“There are six staff members that I kept, and then mom and I do everything together,” she said.
Although she retains staff, Miss Drady said the salon will be given a facelift over the June long weekend with repaints and new furnishings as well as new signage.
An Orange clothing designer has started an online business that combines his love of vintage clothing, reusing quality materials and creating unique designs.
Grant Buchanan started Hedly Heart in Orange and said he takes conservative but quality fabrics and gives it street cred for a market aimed at young teens and people in their mid-twenties.
“When I first left school, I studied fashion at Tafe, but never really did anything with it,” Buchanan said. He also trained as a hairdresser and worked in advertising but also worked for five years in a vintage clothing store in Sydney and worked on stage costumes.
“I try not to buy new fabrics, so I usually buy second hand,” Buchanan said.
He said many of the individual items were designed to fit people of various shapes and sizes, and some of the clothing is also non-binary.
“I don’t really agree that fashion should be split into two genres,” Buchanan said. He also manufactures bespoke clothing that is made to fit.
Just cuts and VERTO are working together to fill a skills shortage and attract more apprentices to the trade.
The non-profit charitable organization, VERTO, will exclusively enroll and register all apprentices at Just Cuts.
This is the first time in over 30 years that Just Cuts employs apprentices across Australia
Just Cuts CEO Amber Manning said there will be 50 apprenticeship positions available at salons across NSW.
The apprenticeships will last three years, including two years of full-time apprenticeship at TAFE.
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