Let's Have a Yarn...with Kat
I’ve seen many changes within the village. Buildings being revamped such as the town hall and the recent demolition across the road. Many shops/businesses changing ownership or rebranded such as Salon Villair. With change comes different faces but many still remain. Kids grow up and leave the nest to take on the world, but despite the changes Khandallah still has a sense of community; family orientation and good will. You walk up the street and are greeted with a warm smile and a friendly wave from locals. I love that about Khandallah!
The past 2 years since Ann took ownership, Salon Villair has reached new heights and the business continues to grow. We’ve introduced new products and services to meet the needs of our clientele. We are big on education and up-skilling too. As a team we continue to embrace new and innovative hair techniques with Emma our colour technician and ‘hair guru’.
Individually we have our own personal endeavours, for instance Carmelita and I are both studying Business through Open Polytechnic to help achieve our goal of one day being a salon owner. We both have been training Alli who is near completing her third year of her apprenticeship and is on target to be qualified by the end of next year. Studying is challenging at times, but we reassure ourselves it will all pay off in the end.
We have also participated in various events such as the Wedding Show, putting Salon Villair on the map. We’re absolutely ecstatic about an up and coming event we are hosting ‘Save A Life Fashion Show’. It's coming to the village in October to help raise funds for the ‘Life Flight Trust’. We’ve been amazed at the amount of support we’ve had for this cause, so be sure not to miss this because it’s going to be epic!
Throughout my time here I’ve met and worked with some amazing people. I’ve built relationships, learnt so much not only about hair or business but about myself too. But none of that could have been possible without the support of my family, friends, colleagues and especially my clientele. You’ve watched me grow and helped mould me into the person I am today, your loyalty helps me bring home the bacon and in return I will always try my utmost to provide you with the best service you deserve.
I’d like to acknowledge Ann, John and the girls for all their efforts in supporting me. Ann’s enthusiasm keeps us all on our toes and she sets a high standard regarding customer service. Inspiring us to be the best we can, we work as a strong team supporting each other on the floor day by day. This obviously reflects on our clients as they often express how much they enjoy the positive vibe we have going on in the salon.
Next year will be my 10th year here at Salon Villair, (just apart of the furniture these days hehe) pretty big milestone personally but all in all it really has been amazing 😄.
Apprentice Talk with Ali
Beauty & Hair with Carmelita
In-Salon Training with Emma
This months workshop we created a stunning mixture of colours using purple, blue and reds in Kats hair. Kats hair was already pre-lightened although we did put a few more highlights in so that the 'Intensity colours' would be more vibrant. As you can see from the pics below, the colour is quiet intensed and Kat is absolutely in love with it!!
Life Flight Fashion Show
The Team at Salon Villair are
excited about putting this show on to help raise funds for
Life Flight Trust
Tv3 'Story' co-host
Heather du Plessis-Allan
will be the master of ceremonies
Tickets can either be sourced at the Salon or go to our website to purchase standard tickets from