Lauren at The Industry Awards 2019 – “Best Salon Design”
Wow! What a crazy six months! I think this is the first time I have had to actually sit down and update our website blog. It’s been a fantastic whirlwind so far! It seems like only yesterday that I was unpacking the furniture and stocking the shelves at 1 am with my three staff members getting the studio ready for a full day of clients on May 7th, 2019.
Fast forward six months and in that time we’ve become an ambassador of Great Lengths hair extensions we’ve hosted Australiasia’s Educator of the year; Jules Tognini for his “liloffthetop” education course for hairstylists from all over the South Island. We’ve won “Best Salon Design” at The Industry Awards in Wellington for our studio and we’ve partnered up with an international award-winning Semi-permanent Make-up Artist and beautician to bring our beauty aspect to life.
Our core team has grown from three members to eight with three Senior Artists, a new Emerging Artist, and a Studio Assistant + Host. With 2020 rapidly approaching I never dreamed we would be hitting such highs in such a short space of time.
Our speciality in blondes and balayage have become “insta-famous” within New Zealand with new clients visiting us from as far as the Bay of Islands and Auckland to enjoy our work. I’m so proud of my team and their dedication to consistently educating and pushing their craft to bring our clients’ hair dreams to life.
Iron and Ivy has always been a dream for me and I would not be here today without the support of my wonderful clients, each and everyone has been with me on this journey and I feel like the success of Iron and Ivy is a shared experience. It warms my heart to see my clients happy and enjoying the Iron and Ivy experience and I thank you all personally.
2020 will see some more exciting additions to Iron and Ivy hair as we continue to set our sights on being the premium choice for Hair and Beauty within Queenstown-Lakes. We have a few surprises in store for Queenstown.
We’ll be updating our blog more regularly to bring you the latest exciting news from the studio for our valued clients and whether you’re a current member of the Iron and Ivy family or thinking about having a complimentary consultation to discuss your hair goals – we look forward to welcoming you all to our beautiful space and we’ll see you in the studio!
Lauren McMurray-Sherwin | Art Director