Founded by a hairdresser, for hairdressers, Haircare Australia is an internationally renowned brand that continues to flourish at the forefront of our progressive, dynamic, and ever changing industry. And with a brand new, purpose built facility that opened its doors in May 2016, Haircare Australia continues to be a cut above the rest.
The new Haircare Australia Head Office represents 40 years of hard work, risk and innovation. Geoff and Jan Gauvin started Haircare over 4 decades ago, seeing an opportunity to offer a salon-only brand, packing orders at night while working in a professional salon during the day. Never steering from their original purpose – to put salons first, this ethos is at the heart of Haircare Australia. A true family affair, sons, Brad, Garth and Ward Gauvin are all heavily involved in the business and have helped to progress the company across Australia, New Zealand and internationally.
The Gauvin’s are firm believers in hard work and have always showcased a pioneering spirit, which didn’t stop with the development of the new facility. The state-of-the-art structure brings with it a semi-automated warehouse, conveyor system, wireless scanning and stock control – generating greater visibility across the business. Haircare Australia also now has the ability to have four different education courses running simultaneously – colour workshops, lectures, shows and hands on sessions. The multi-use space is rife with creative spaces, collaborative and breakout areas to encourage collaboration and fresh thinking in every aspect of life for the 100 employees based at Head Office.
“There have been so many people, both staff and clients, who have contributed to Haircare and supported our growth. This is our way of giving back; providing a great work environment for all our staff and state of the art training facilities to all our clients. . It’s an opportunity to show how serious we are and that we’re really investing in what we’re doing,ot to mention, a great place to bring international guests and our core Australian customers. It’s a multi-use space, close to both the city and the airport, we have over 1000m2 in offices, 500m2 in education facilities and 4500m2 of warehouse space.We managed to move a team of 100 staff, 3 offices, 6 warehouses and a cash and carry - all in four weeks, without closing for a single day. 6,000 pallets were shifted during the move. That’s got to be some kind of record!” – Garth Gauvin.
As Haircare Australia embarks on its next chapter, it comes with a revived brand direction representing a new era for the company. The branding is strong, simple and dynamic with a classic aesthetic, the perfect commendation of everything Haircare Australia stands for. Haircare Australia will continue to innovate and invest in its staff, clients and brands to achieve the goals Geoff and Jan started out with when they first opened the doors of Haircare Australia those 4 decades ago.