I recently stumbled on a fantastic little espresso bar in Auchenflower, delighted to find it tripled as a boutique hair salon and business consulting. Run by Brisbane sisters Carla and Nadine Thurgate; Cheveux Design and Espresso is set in a gorgeously renovated Queenslander finished to perfection with recycled hard wood timber.
The sisters and business partners took design inspiration from the country background and credit the final product to local Brisbane builder Jonny Nance from JNC Constructions, who also happens to be the girls’ cousin. It is easy to see that the girls value family and are keen to support local business.
The girls already have tremendous support from the locals as well, every day of the week you can see locals lounging on the brightly coloured deck chairs enjoying their coffee and conversation. The vibrant atmosphere of the crowd a testament to the business the girls have built in only a few short months.
Nadine has worked in the hairdressing industry for 15 years, most recently in the St Lucia and Taringa area and said she has been delighted with the support she has received from clients since opening last month.
Carla, a “corporate refugee” is trying her hand at a number of ventures including running the espresso bar and a HR consultancy while also providing coaching and inspiration to women with her business ‘Frominsideout’ . The girls also provide a meeting and workshop room for other small businesses to use on a daily basis at Cheveux Design and Espresso.
The espresso bar is stocked with Allpress coffee, who just like Nadine and Carla, pride themselves on producing exceptional coffee all the way through from their farms to your cup.
The salon uses Kevin Murphy products, which are touted as ‘skincare for hair’, using only the highest quality natural ingredients.
So whether you need a caffeine hit, a hair pick-me-up or the business advice to set your path straight the girls at Cheveux Design and Espresso have got you covered!
Contact them online here.
Or stop by for a coffee here:
37A Bangalla Street
Auchenflower Q 4066
Tuesday to Saturday 9am-5pm
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Tuesday to Saturday 7am-2pm