FRESHWATER'S FIRST CO-WORKING SALON
A co-working salon where stylists thrive.
We're Freshwater's first co-working hair salon for stylists who want to work for themselves. Our boutique salon is ideally situated on the busy main road of Freshwater with plenty of foot traffic. Not only do we have 6 chairs available for rent, we offer support and services to help stylists grow their businesses, and make freelancing easy.
Richfield Hairdressing has been a pillar of the Freshwater community for the past 20 years styling clients from all over the Northern Beaches and has been built on a foundation of excellence, sustainability and a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Simon Richfield founded the salon in 2000 off the back of his 30+ years of experience in the hairdressing industry in Australia as well as overseas at iconic establishments such as Vidal Sassoon Academy and Toni & Guy. His pioneering techniques in cutting, teamed with his daughter Georgia's flare for colour, underpinned the success of the salon for 20 years.
In 2021, Simon decided to take a step back from running the salon and sold the business to Amy Parker, a novice in the hair industry but with a strong background in property development and rentals. After a long stint in lockdown due to the 2021 COVID outbreak in Sydney, and with time to reimagine a new way of working, plans to convert the salon into a co-working space for stylists began and what emerged was a workplace where the skills and strengths of both stylists and property management experts thrive so clients are delighted.
Amy Parker (Salon Owner)
Amy took over the salon in 2021 after a lustrous career in the student built-to-rent property sector bringing with her a wealth of experience in all aspects of business management underpinned by an undergraduate degree in technology and an Executive MBA. Amy has a passion for innovation, marketing and customer experience, and now the hairdressing industry!
Being a newbie to the industry, Amy delved into learning all about it and what makes the clients and stylists happy. The result was a fresh new way of doing things....an exceptional co-working space that supports freelance hairstylists thrive.
'I wanted to really get into the mind of a stylist and view the world from their eyes, and I've approached everything with 'how can I make this space irresistible for them?', and 'what support can I offer to help them run and market their themselves?' - Amy.
When she's not working you'll find her attempting a surf, running around after her two lively boys and enjoying a good cup of tea (or ten)!