Been a little while since we've had an update here (or on Twitter - meep!) - this is because there have been a lot of changes for Wildilocks in the wings, and we are finally able to officially announce two pretty big pieces of news.
Firstly, it is with regret that I must announce that Wildilocks has made the decision to sell our Wellington salon, and while the new owner will be continuing with Farouk Systems CHI range of ammonia free colour & styling products, as well as continuing to supply Directions and Special Effects in store, they will be adding beauty services and the fashion section will be relocated back to Australia. Francia will also be offering extension services, but not dreadlocks. We wish Francia all the best and are confident our existing Wellington clientele will be serviced very well. This will leave Cass with the ability to focus more on the Australian salons which have been hard to manage with three all to keep an eye on! We will however continue our TradeMe sales, but from Australia, so there will be longer and slightly more expensive shipping, but still - available! So look forward to more regular updates, more new products, more specials and more interactivity!
This means also that for the next week, Wildilocks @ Cuba is having a BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SALE on all clothing, boots and accessories in-store (second item must be of equal or lesser value.) Our final trading day for clothing will be Wednesday 27th June, and Francia will be reopening after some refit with the addition of beauty, on Thursday 5th July. Phone number will stay the same, and we will forward any email enquiries made after this date to her. Any vouchers not yet used have been agreed to be honoured by Francia, but all laybys or store credits for clothing & accessories must be completed by 27th June. Goodbye Wellington - we will miss you :(
And so - now for the fantastic news!
We are really excited to be able to announce that Wildilocks in Melbourne will be MOVING this year! We have lined up a fantastic new location and we are very pleased to say we will be opening our first ever street-frontage location in Australia! We won't be opening in the new location until September, but we will be getting our refit started nice and early (in fact it has already started...:) )
The new shop will be located at 347 Victoria St, North Melbourne (West Melbourne on Google Maps.) almost at the corner of Errol St, in the heart of the North Melbourne shopping precinct, and the 57 tram stops within metres of our front door, so while we will be a little further out, we're a lot easier to find and much more accessible. Only 10 minutes walk from Queen Victoria Markets, North Melbourne or Flagstaff Train Stations (or 15/20 minutes to Melbourne Central) - and actually only a 25 minute walk from our current CBD location in Little Collins St. There's also MUCH easier parking for those of you driving. So this is something we are hugely excited for. We are considering opening one Sunday a month for the North Melbourne Market days once we are re-situated too, and there may be other minor changes to our trading hours.
In the meantime Wildilocks @ The Lockworks will continue to trade as normal, and we will let you all know with lots of notice when we will be closing the doors there officially and opening anew! Wildilocks @ Base108 is going strong as always with Emma, Trent, Amy and Damon holding the fort!
We'd also like to confirm when we move to North Melbourne we will NOT be increasing prices in either salon in Australia - note our hourly rates have not gone up in years, and won't til at least 2013 or possibly 2014.
We look forwarded to keeping you all updated on the progress of the new shop and hope to see you soon.