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Why the NAME?

July 3, 2017



Sit down, get comfy, and enjoy the read. I'm excited to share this one with you.


I thought instead of getting too carried away and  punching out all this cool hair content, I'd actually let you in on the background of Clay Hair and how we came about. Hence the blog title, Why the name?


Here it is, I'm Kylie, owner of Clay Hair and this is how the story goes....


Way back when I was a young girl, year 9 actually, my mum was training to be a hairdresser. She used to bring all her curlers and headlocks home and naturally being a girl of that age I'd be getting in and playing with their hair and loving it  - and so you can imagine from there, the love of hair began.


At that time, mum was chatting (as they do) and said "You know if I ever opened a salon, I'd call it 'Potter & The Clay'. I thought it was an awesome idea.


Being the creative that I am, I took my art book out and created the whole shebang, logo, shop frontage design, business card..the lot! I so remember it, the colours were purple and gold. I've tried to find it many times over the years but it must have been thrown out somewhere there.


We thought if we were going to be hairdressers then its more than just about cutting hair. We thought about the story of the Potter and their clay, they mould and create something so beautiful out of the clay that sits on their wheel. 



So relating it back to hair. As hairdressers we would see ourselves as the Potter and our clients, the clay. Moulding and shaping these amazing hair creations for each and every individual that comes through our doors. 


But not only make our clients look absolutely stunning and fall in love with their hair but help them feel beautiful on the inside and leave feeling refreshed having had an incredible experience. That's the ultimate goal, to love yourself from the inside out.


So all this happened back in the 90's. Years went by, I finished school and started my apprenticeship, finished and I was now a fully-fledged hairstylist...woop!


After a good 9 years I decided to go out on a limb and start on my own (I honestly didn't think it would be anything but a short chapter in life, but I love how life throws different things at you and you grow with it)


All the memories of long ago and how mum and I chatted about "our future salon" came back to me. So I tweaked the name and just knew that my salon was t