Salon Feature: Maurice Meade

Maurice Meade has the secret to success… teamwork!

Maurice is the creative and Rosemary is the business brain. And they don’t leave their kids behind either – with three involved on the floor, in marketing and payroll. Although 42 years in the game, there’s nothing old fashioned about Maurice Meade. Blending luxurious, funky and edgy, it’s a place where clients go to treat themselves.

Embrace your individuality, at Maurice Meade.

Claire, tell us about Maurice Meade philosophy.

“With 42 years under his belt, Maurice is what makes this brand so special. He knows all of the 150 staff names, as well as their mother’s names. People are the heart of Maurice Meade. You’re not just another number - you’re a part of the team. And this applies to both our staff and our clients. We get the best out of our people, and do the best for them.”

So, it sounds like you really go that extra mile…

“Yes, we do. From our apprentices to our experienced hairdressers, we invest in our people – continuously. We just flew in a motivational speaker from the United States, to inspire and motivate our team. We’re constantly at the forefront of our industry, pushing our team to be the best they can be… so, collectively, we’re the best for our clients.”

What’s the décor, vibe and feeling like at Maurice Meade?

“We have nine salons – six Maurice Meade, and three ME by Maurice Meade. Maurice Meade is our luxurious, beautifully fitted, “I just want to be spoiled” stores. While our concept stores, ME by Maurice Meade take an edgier, youthful, quirky approach. At ME, clients can get the “complete” experience –
getting their brows and nails done, as they wait for their hair
to process.”

What’s the Maurice Meade point of difference?

“We’re the only salon in WA that can perform calligraphy cutting. We’ve got the rights to it. We look at every single client, personally. We don’t believe hairdressing should be a cookie-cutter production line. Hair is the only accessory we can’t take off… and like our clothes, it changes with each season.”

You’ve recently started using Cloud Nine in salon, how are you finding it?

“Ah, we love these tools! I love how Cloud Nine cares for your hair. We can vary what we’re doing and still create beautiful looks."

What’s new in hair this winter?

“Colour contouring. We’re now colouring hair to bring our the best of our clients features – by complimenting their face shapes and skin tones. We’re taking the same approach as we do for makeup, as nothing is standard. Colouring is now being done in a way that it’s never been done before. We’re also using fabuloso pro to personalise colours, it’s becoming a standard thing that our clients take home with them”.

Okay! What’s one thing you tell all of your new apprentices?

“Oh that’s a hard one. I start off by telling them that hairdressing isn’t just a job – it’s a lifestyle. It can take you anywhere in the world. You have the ability to change how someone feels about themselves, and this is powerful. It’s so much more than just hair. I always encourage them to think about each client as if it was their mum sitting in the chair… you’d give them special attention. Our clients deserve to be spoiled.”

 

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