Sunshine Coast TAFE underwent a $600,000 upgrade to improve hairdressing salons.
Sunshine Coast TAFE underwent a $600,000 upgrade to improve hairdressing salons. Patrick Woods

Secret's out: Where a woman's haircut costs only $12.50

WHERE can you go on the Sunshine Coast for a woman's haircut that costs just $12.50 or a massage for $25?

The answer is the TAFE Queensland East Coast's campus at Mooloolaba.

And the facility has just undergone a $600,000 facelift to make sure it has the best hair and beauty training salons on the Sunshine Coast.

The eagerly anticipated makeovers have transformed the purpose-built training facilities into modern and functional salons.

All the facilities have state-of-the-equipment for students to learn their trade, test their skills and pamper their paying customers at a substantially reduced cost.

Hairdressing, pedicures, manicures and facials can all be mastered in a luxurious environment and customers have little worries with professionals overseeing the apprentices' workmanship.

 

Sunshine Coast TAFE underwent a $600,000 upgrade to improve hairdressing salons.
Sunshine Coast TAFE underwent a $600,000 upgrade to improve hairdressing salons. Patrick Woods

For the first time, there is also a new spa facility with massage tables, spa baths to soak in and have a genuine Vichy shower treatment.

No longer will you have to travel to Bali for cheap salon treatments.

Vichy showers and spa treatments start at $30 and can last for three hours.

 

Sunshine Coast TAFE underwent a $600,000 upgrade to improve hairdressing salons. Shanna Redfern (on table) and Brittany Lowrence.
Sunshine Coast TAFE underwent a $600,000 upgrade to improve hairdressing salons. Shanna Redfern (on table) and Brittany Lowrence. Patrick Woods

A facial has a starting price of $25, while a 60-minute massage will cost just $25.

Waxing is also at the cost of the high-quality products used, starting at just $3.50.

 

Chris Schloss.
Chris Schloss. Patrick Woods

AFE Queensland East Coast general manager Dr Paul Wilson said the hair and beauty industry was constantly growing and developing and offered students an exciting and successful career path.

 

"The salon's makeover gives students a place to grow and develop the skills necessary to be job-ready the moment they leave their learning environment," he said.

"TAFE graduates are among some of the most sought-after jobseekers in the region because students train using the same equipment and facilities they'll be using in the real world."

Already the refurbishment, completed at the end of June, is having benefits with enrolments up by 37% in Mooloolaba alone.

Bookings for the salon treatments can be made by calling 1300 656 188.


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