Naomi Browner is the Director and Senior Hairdresser of A Head of the Rest hair salon in Rose Bay, having been in the hairdressing industry for 18 years, starting when I was 14 years old.
When Naomi started she came home crying after each shift, serving tea and coffee, cleaning the salon from top to bottom and cleaning hair out of the drain. Her grandmother was quick to slap some sense into her saying “you don’t have to do this for a career if I don’t like it but think of the money you could get at the end of the day to use for whatever you want”. Now this was appealing! So she pulled up her sleeves and got to work.
She began developing an interest in colouring and styling and was amazed at how she could transform women by changing there hair and could also see how happy this made people. It wasn’t long until she became a valued staff member and had gained a small clientele, loving what she did.
Fast forward 10 years, she is now a member of the HOT team for matrix (House of Talent), running her own successful hair salon with a team of 4, officially a Colour Master having completed a colour mastery course through Matrix and is on the road to becoming a technician for one of the worlds biggest beauty brands in the world.
Having learnt many things throughout her hairdressing career the one thing that has always stuck with Naomi, not only in business but in life, is to do it your way. Follow your gut it wont steer you wrong!