Strand Stories – VIBE Hair & Beauty
Tammy Blunsdon is the owner of VIBE Hair & Beauty at The Strand – a family business which she has co-owned with her mum for the past 11 years. The salon has recently undergone a major makeover, re-opening with a fresh, vibrant and welcoming feel on the Ground Level.
A hairdresser for 18 years, Tammy leads a highly experienced team of senior stylists based at the salon, which has become a staple in Coolangatta and the centre. VIBE senior stylist Amanda has been a hairdresser for 30 years, alongside Sarah, Misti and Carla, who have over 20 years’ experience behind the chairs. Carly, who is 2IC, and Emma have been hairdressing for over a decade and are joined by Abbey, who is now into her third year as an apprentice at VIBE – so you can rest assured your locks are in safe hands.
“We are so fortunate to have a team of highly qualified and experienced staff – some who have been part of the VIBE family for six years – and ranging over three decades of experience,” said Tammy.
Offering a full suite of services from cuts and styles to colours, upstyles, Keratin smoothing treatments, Olaplex, perms and treatments, VIBE specialise in the colour techniques of balayage and foiling.
“We definitely have a very relaxed clientele who like to have low maintenance hair styles and being so close to the beach, we do a lot of blondes and balayage – a popular choice for its easy upkeep,” she said.
“The balayage colour technique gives a blended, sun kissed and natural look, that doesn’t leave harsh or obvious regrowth lines. It emulates the parts of your hair that would naturally lighten in the sun and with endless sunshine on the Gold Coast, it is the go to for locals.”
Talking trends, Tammy predicts that the new season will bring about new summer shades and styles.
“I think we will see more braids and pastel colours coming in. Clients want a soft natural look these days as life is just getting too busy for us all.”
“Natural, beach inspired waves are always in fashion on the Gold Coast and we love styling hair with our GHD styling tools.”
Alongside the Hair salon, VIBE also houses a beauty room led by Tyler, with 12 years’ experience as a beauty therapist and part of the VIBE team for two. Offering all your beauty needs from facials to eyelash extensions and her specialty, eyebrow waxing, Tyler is your go to for a gentle and professional experience.
VIBE uses a range of top quality products including Clairol, Eleven, Bhave, Olaplex and GHD.
Keep up to date with all the VIBE news, from the latest hairstyles, products and inspo on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/vibehairandbeautycoolangatta or follow them on Instagram at @vibehairandbeauty.
To tidy up your tresses, make an appointment at VIBE Hair & Beauty by calling (07) 5536 6899 or visit the salon on the Ground Level.