Lavelle Hair Workroom - The Story


lavelle – a name with history

The lavelle hair workroom story began in 1949 when my Grandfather, Neville Lavelle, began his apprenticeship as a hairdresser. That same year he married my Grandmother, Coral. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Neville and Coral purchased a gift and toy shop which became the Bangalow newsagency. It was here that he ran a barber shop until 1976 when they retired to Ballina. His scissors, apprenticeship papers and photo’s of the original ‘lavelles’ have pride of place in the salon. I am proud to continue this tradition by including my maiden name in the business.

‘workroom’ – a space for designers and artists to create, produce and deliver their craft’

I believe strongly that hairdressing is a craft. An art that requires passion, dedication, research, science, education and creativity. I believe these attributes require the right environment to be delivered. The use of ‘workroom’ denotes my mission to have a space for hairdresser, and client alike, to come together in an accessible, creative way to achieve and deliver our mission -  ‘your best ever hair!’

It is a reflection of my respect for mentors and colleagues that have taught me so much and continue to do so.

This story is an important thread to the creation of lavelle hair workroom and is experienced on a daily basis in salon. Carrying history forward to the present in a progressive way.

lavelle hair workroom

A rich history … A passion for hair ... A modern craft

 Sarah Edwards - Director