Letter from Hamish
With origins stretching back to 2004 in Potts Point, I launched People Hairdressing in 2009. During this time I have worked with some amazingly talented hairdressers, and built a strong brand and industry reputation and had the pleasure of accommodating many wonderful clients from all walks of life.
Fast forward to 2018 and I find myself with huge life changes. I met and married my lovely wife, Miga and we both now reside in Hong Kong. People Hairdressing’s success and longevity has been created by you, our valued clients who recognise and appreciate quality hairdressing and consistent customer service.
But it is impossible to lead a great team from a distance, and as a result. I have had to make the difficult decision of letting People Hairdressing go so I can focus on my family and business in Hong Kong.
I would like to introduce you to Jules Peacocke and Amajjika Kumara from Lily Jackson Hair and Make-up who are now the new proud owners of People Hairdressing.
Jules is a master stylist who started the successful Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup over 20 years ago. Together, Jules and Amajjika have many years of hairdressing and business experience and are respected and recognised in the Australian Hairdressing Industry and community.
They are equally passionate about exceptional hairdressing and customer service experiences and their wish is to expand and develop the People Hairdressing brand and ethos further.
I know you are in safe hands and will be well looked after. I encourage you to continue to visit and support People Hairdressing under the expert eye of 2 fantastic people. The loyalty and recommendations from our valued clients is why we do what we do.
So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you very much.
letter from jules
My hairdressing career has spanned over 30 years: upon completing my apprenticeship in New Zealand, I moved to London and worked in high end salons for a number of years.
Upon my return from London, New Zealand seemed too small for me, so I settled in Sydney and started Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup in Paddington over 20 years ago. We moved to our present Darlinghurst location, just 5 minutes up the road from People Hairdressing, 15 years ago.
As a fellow hairdresser, I admired Hamish’s work and People Hairdressing: we share a common heritage and vision regarding high quality hairdressing, customer service excellence and technical brilliance.
We are excited to be continuing the People Hairdressing brand. I am passionate about keeping quality hairdressing alive in a sustainable and ethical manner.
I do apologise if you experienced a drop in our high standards during this changeover.
Our taking over the reins happened more quickly and abruptly than anticipated and did not come without challenges. There have also been some changes in staff but no change to the quality we aspire to.
I won’t lie: high quality professional products that deliver outstanding results are increasingly expensive. High quality and talented staff are increasingly hard to find and keep.
Yet our business ethos to be an honest and ethical employer remains. The way this might affect your service is that our staff will be more thorough in their consultations and quotations, and more structured in their processes.
My partner Amajjika and I, look forward to getting to know you over the next few months and encourage you to make contact with us via the contact form below if you feel we can immediately improve your experience.
Jules and Amajjika