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Salon Lane’s innovative brand of flexible salon workspaces has expanded into Sydney’s lower north shore, opening up more opportunities for hair, beauty and wellness professionals with their second location. Building on its successful inaugural Surry Hills location, the new space sits in a new retail and residential precinct, St Leonards Square by Mirvac.

The space accommodates more than sixty hair and beauty professionals, as housed in 23 private studios, 23 open workstations, a client lounge, a coffee bar, a professional hair and beauty retail shop and top-tier training and event facilities over 850 square metres.

The salon is designed with a modern aesthetic, comprised of exposed concrete columns, warm wooden accents, natural tones and plenty of natural light through floor to ceiling windows.

The salon is surrounded by 500 luxury apartments, as well as restaurants, cafes, a Virgin Active gym, on-site free parking and a variety of public transport options.

The Salon Lane coworking model is inspired by the success of this work style in technology and startup spheres, offering flexible, affordable spaces for hairdressers and beauty professionals, without any long-term leases or fitout and overhead costs associated with a standalone salon. In this bona fide hair and beauty community, members can refer clients to each other and provide a convenient one stop hair and beauty shop for customers.

“Building a new site during lockdown and with material shortages was extremely challenging but the pandemic has further exposed the need for people to have flexibility around where they work and how they work,” said Jared Keen, CEO of Salon Lane. “The hair and beauty professionals we meet are smart and ambitious, and are ready for this next evolution of the industry towards shared workspaces. We have been overwhelmed with the demand for space at our first Surry Hills site and are already seeing that same trend occur at St Leonards.”

Pioneering a new industry phase as the hairdressing sector emerges from the difficulties of the pandemic, Salon Lane has a bold national roll out plan over the next few years, which will extend through Australia and empower hair and beauty professionals in operating and building their own businesses. Welcome the St Leonards space to that ether.