Merry Christmas from the Chumba Tribe xx

by Carl Keeley

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Client appreciation moment!

We see many posts on social networks of hairdressers being over worked, exhausted and on and on! Yes it’s true it’s on like Donkey Kong right here right now and those posts are funny -  but at Chumba we are loving every second of it! This week is a true reflection of all the beautiful clients we have, the Hugs, listening to what your doing for Christmas, sharing your joy and some sadness, wine and gifts being left under the tree are very much appreciated. The team work, unity, glamor, sharing, quality human connection and fun are why we get up everyday!

We are truly blessed and thankful for what we do, for what we are honoured to  create with you and for who we are.
We welcome this time of year with open arms and reflect on how very lucky we are to have such amazing clients in our World.

So a big heart felt thank-you for all of your support in 2017! We look forward to many more Hairy adventures together in 2018. 

We will close at end of trading on Saturday 23rd of December and re-open Wednesday 27th, a little bit fatter but fully rested and ready for and amazing New Year.

Seasons Blessings from Carl & Belle along with the incredible support of our Star Team Deb, Chris, Col, Alex, Pete, Rhi, Jessica, Tiarne, Kylie, Sarah, Karlie, Hollie, little Jess, Brittany and Oscar

Welcome Kylie J .... or is it Katy P?

by Carl Keeley

Well she looks like Katy Perry doesn't she lol! It's the teeth and the hair me thinks.

Anyway... BIG news for the Warragul Team as they welcome Senior Hairdresser Kylie Jones to the salon starting August.

Kylie is no stranger to Chumba as in a round about and around about again kind of a way... so try to stay with me on this one.... Kylie's been around us for what seems like ages. She's originally from Perth. Ok so far... Kylie's bff is Vanessa (aka she who is dead to us for leaving Melb's for her family back home - how could she?).

Vanessa (she who's name cannot be spoken out loud) bought Kylie in one day and so began the Chumba Team's adoption of a hairdresser that was not one of our own but was - if you know what I mean. Basically the entire Team just Loves this young lady. None more so than Mrs Chumba and the genius ColleenS (whom Kylie reminds us of so much - without the full moon craziness lol). But, she remained just a friend of Chumba. Are you on my payroll Mr Chumba would ask this ever present stylist that seemed to have her own staff locker here - No she would reply. Well one day we  advertised for a new Senior and a hairdresser named Kylie J applied. We said yes she said - No. She couldn't leave her current employer right now. Ok no prob - Mrs C cried a bit about that one.

Six months later we've advertised again and a Kylie J has applied again. This time Mr Boss had the conversation (can't risk upsetting the Queen again) Two Soy Turmeric Lattes latter and  Kylie J is now Kylie Chumba. Thank you Vanessa (she who's face we miss everyday here) for your bff we'll take good care of her. And finally welcome Kylie J to Team Chumba Warragul.

ps: Kylie's strength is in Colouring and long hair work. She has been personally trained by Queen BK and the Colour Genius Colleen at Windsor. She is now under the mentorship of the Mega Duo  Chris & Debbie so you know she's going to be a Super Star.

The Birds and the Bees Talk - Annual Price Rise

by Carl Keeley

So with the usual 'unconfortable-ness' (that's not actually a word you know but I'm trying to ease into this slowly) it's time we all faced one of those subjects in life that, although a reality, it does challenge our collective adultness. We all know it's coming so let's get to the point...  I hope you'll still Love us after this... 

It's that time of the year again, the end of financial year (or EOFY if you're a smarty pants).

Unfortunately that brings along our annual price hike. This year the contributing factors are a 3.3% increase for your Stylists life style needs (salaries) and 2.1% for our Nation's inflated costs (standard of living in paradise costs).

Using advanced hairdressing mathematics (voice dial, who needs number pads when you have Siri) we called our accountants and asked them to crack open a spreadsheet for us - as we all know spreadsheets immediately kill all creative juices and they're Kryptonite for 'We' Creative Types (ahem!).

The verdict was duly handed down and that is a 5% increase on all services give or take rounding differences of coinage. 

Of course we apologise for the increase and will continue to beat our staff about the head for not agreeing to go without food or rent. They are a spoilt bunch  after-all. Also to be taken to task will be the wealthy nation we live in - damn this beautiful but expensive place.

As a peace offering all clients this month will receive a complimentary Kevin Murphy Treatment by way of us grovelling - but  you must mention this at the time of booking how funny this post is in order to stroke our expansive Ego's and to take advantage of us too.

Please love us we are but mere pawns in the game of macro economics.

Hair Expo Hair We Come

by Carl Keeley

Darling Harbour, Sydney, Queens Birthday Weekend... that can only mean one thing for the Hair World... it's Hair Expo time for the 'Follicley' focused!

Leading the charge again this year is Alexandra Newman who is for the second consecutive year again in Finalist for the Victorian Hairdresser of the Year.

This year we have have lots on as usual. On stage we'll have Belinda for her own Belinda Keeley Education supported by Colleen Stanford as always, Pete K for EVO, Alex for KM, Karlie and Jess will be on Kobi's show crew and the . rest of the team will be dispersed on various other missions.

Be sure to follow us on FB or Insta @chumbahair to keep up with all of the behind the scenes action