Hairdresser sets sights on world
Jamie-lee Schedue contributed
SHE'S 19, owns Salon 19 Tugun and plans on owning 19 hairdressing salons internationally.
But no, said Jamie-lee Schedue, if she buys her next business when she is 20 she will not call it Salon 20.
"Why would I do that?" Ms Schedue said.
She took over the Shop 6, 1 Kaleena St business from Patsy's Hair Care two months ago when its owner semi-retired after 11 years at the location.
"She missed her family, felt the need for a break and wanted to get into golf, and I wanted to buy so it was a good opportunity," Ms Schedue said.
"I finished the last half of my apprenticeship here in July this year."
Owning a salon so young after only just finishing her apprenticeship was not as challenging as it may have been for her, thanks to Patsy's help with book-work especially.
"I've wanted to be a hairdresser since I was five," she said.
"Now I've got a salon I want 19 and I don't imagine I'll have much time to actually style or cut hair when I do.
"It's hard to do it on your own because it does get busy, but you have to be busy, don't you?"
Her next salon is about two years away, will be close by ("maybe Brisbane"), then Australia-wide and possibly overseas locations such as Thailand and Canada.
"I always played with hair and dolls when I was young, and I like to make people feel good.
"My mum was actually working here, for me, but has no time to do it anymore.
"I like to be family oriented, I'm getting good support from local clientele and everyone's standing by me - getting my name out there and handing out cards."
Salon 19 has been involved in conveniently located across the road Tugun Bowls Club's fundraisers including one for a family who lost their Elanora home to fire recently.
"I've reduced the prices, the salon's opening hours work around other peoples' hours and we have heavily discounted Senior's Mondays," Ms Schedue said.
Call the salon on 5534 4116.