Local business identity, Linley Wade, owner of the award winning salon Hair Scene – Hair & Beauty, credits their recent win of 2 Degrees Employer of Choice for the second consecutive year to choosing the right team members and creating a culture they can be proud of.

Linley has been employing apprentices and qualified hairdressers for the past 25 years.
The key moment was when Linley decided that to make her business stand out from competitors, she would create a place where people were asking her to become part of the Hair Scene Hair & Beauty team: to be the place where people wanted to be.

Staff are a crucial investment in any business especially hairdressing.
Time spent on training not just in hairdressing services but in giving clients that wow factor, motivation and personal development is also important.
When you have a great team, staff stay happy, motivated and wanting to learn new and exciting skills within an ever changing industry.

Comments from the Judges:

In this award judges were looking for a clear workplace culture where staff feel nurtured, training is a priority and everyone wants to work for
them.
In determining the winner, the judges loved the attention Hair Scene shows to their team. From their weekly one-on-ones to quarterly reviews.
Their focus on training and staff performance, sense of fun and unique ideas were a stand out. This demonstrates why they are an employer of choice and why the salon has gained the reputation of delivering WOW since 1984.

Hair Scene – Hair & Beauty has had amazing growth in the past few years since moving to new modern premises at 737 Whangaparaoa Road.