Celebrating 5 Years of Success and Culture at Iron and Ivy Hair Studio

Iron and Ivy Hair Studio is thrilled to celebrate our 5th anniversary! Over the past five years, we’ve grown from a fledgling salon to the leading hair studio in Queenstown, thanks to our dedicated team and loyal clients. To mark this milestone, we hosted a small party for our team and treated two of our senior stylists, who have been with us since day one, to a trip to the Gold Coast. This celebration isn’t just about the years we’ve been in business; it’s a testament to the culture we’ve built, which sets us apart from other salons.

Core Value: “You Get Out What You Put In”

Our core value, “You get out what you put in,” encapsulates our approach to both work and life. We believe that dedication, hard work, and a positive attitude yield the best results. This philosophy drives us to go above and beyond for our clients, ensuring they leave our salon feeling fabulous and satisfied. It’s this relentless commitment to excellence that has enabled us to thrive, even in the face of significant challenges.

The Importance of Culture

At Iron and Ivy Hair Studio, we believe that a strong, positive culture is the foundation of our success. Our team is more than just a group of employees; we are a family. This sense of belonging and mutual respect permeates everything we do and is reflected in the exceptional service we provide to our clients.

Why Culture Sets Us Apart:

  1. Team Unity: Our team members support and uplift each other, creating a harmonious work environment. This unity translates into a cohesive client experience, where every visit feels welcoming and seamless.
  2. Continuous Growth: We invest in our team’s professional development, encouraging them to continuously improve their skills. This commitment to growth ensures that our clients always receive the latest in hair care techniques and trends.
  3. Client-Centered Approach: Our culture emphasizes putting clients first. We listen to their needs, tailor our services to meet their expectations, and strive to exceed them every time.

Overcoming Challenges Together

The past five years have not been without their trials. We’ve weathered a global pandemic, endured two lockdowns, navigated through technical recessions, and faced the impact of closed borders in our tourist town of Queenstown. Despite these obstacles, we remained steadfast in our mission to offer our clients the best possible service and deliver excellence.

How We Survived and Thrived:

  1. Adapting to Change: Our ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, such as implementing stringent health protocols during the pandemic, ensured the safety and trust of our clients and staff.
  2. Commitment to Quality: We never compromised on the quality of our services. Even during tough times, we sourced the best products and stayed up-to-date with the latest hair trends and techniques.
  3. Community Support: Our loyal clients and the Queenstown community rallied around us. Their support and encouragement played a crucial role in our survival and success.

Building for the Future: Low Staff Turnover and Our Academy

One of our proudest achievements is maintaining the lowest staff turnover in the industry. Our positive work environment, coupled with our investment in staff development, has fostered a loyal and dedicated team. This stability allows us to build lasting relationships with our clients, who appreciate the familiarity and consistency of seeing the same friendly faces at each visit.

In line with our commitment to growth and excellence, we recently launched the Iron and Ivy Academy. This initiative is designed to nurture the next generation of talented stylists, providing them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the hair industry. The Iron + Ivy Academy reflects our belief in giving back to the community and ensuring the future of our craft.

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to many more years of providing exceptional hair care services in Queenstown. We are grateful for the trust and loyalty of our clients and the hard work and dedication of our team. Together, we will continue to embody our core value of “You get out what you put in,” ensuring that Iron and Ivy Hair Studio remains a beacon of excellence in the hair industry.

Thank you for being part of our journey. Here’s to many more years of success, growth, and beautiful hair!