Lynne Johnston’s hair and beauty salon business is based at Riversdale in Southland. Herd About Hair & Beauty began in 2008 when she realised the need to diversify the family’s reliance on dairy share milking income after the downturn.
She first re-opened a hair salon in Riversdale that had ceased trading a year and a half earlier, growing the business to employ staff to work alongside her. In response to the success of the hair salon she rented a second shop next door and employed a beauty therapist, offering a range of beauty treatments in addition to hair dressing. Both the hair and beauty salons are now open six days a week.
In the meantime, Lynne has grown her own family, with a fourth child born in February 2011. She is also still involved on the farm, rearing calves through the spring. The success of Herd About Hair & Beauty is based on offering rural people everything a city salon could offer, with exceptional service, with the mission statement ‘a little bit of luxury close to home.’ Visit the salon online for price lists and services.
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