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Kaylene’s Ella Bache Salon 30th Birthday
On the 2nd of October 2012 Kaylene’s Ella Bache Salon celebrated 30 years in business. From the original premises in Centreway Arcade, next door to the Rydges Hotel, to the existing location in King Street. The King Street heritage building has the presence of a New York loft which makes it quite an unique space in Perth for a Beauty Salon.
Kaylene started her working life as a receptionist/book keeper for a small country firm in the meat industry. Her old GP always said “she gave up the dead meat for the live ones”. Her passion for the skin care industry started by watching two gentleman from the country becoming patchwork quilts on their faces due to numerous operations for skin cancer. Kaylene always felt there must be some way to educate people about their skin and help prevent such damage and aging in the Australian climate. Many of you will know Kaylene always nags you about checking up on “odd looking” spots on your skin. She herself has just had surgery on the side of her face for a malignant skin cancer, the result of growing up on a farm and many miles on a school bus each day. No SLIP, SLOP, SLAP in those days.
In 1979 Kaylene travelled to London to gain her Diploma in Beauty Therapy, as at that time it was one of the best locations in the world to study in this field. On completion of her studies Kaylene was offered a position in Canberra but decided to return back home to Western Australia as her parents were unwell.
She gained a position with the Ella Bache Salon-Centreway Arcade and within 2 years took over ownership of the salon. It is with great pride she still treats clients from those original days, in some cases now the third generation of a family. Her other pride is the staff that have worked with her over that period. Jill 20 years, Melissa for 19 years (on and off between babies), Kerri and Vanessa 9 and 8 years. 7 girls have gone on to run their own slaon, 2 became Ella Bache educators, and many more became salon managers. Kaylene remains as passionate about the education of her staff as she was in the beginning in 1982.
Kaylene was inducted into the ELLA BACHE HALL OF FAME in 2010. More recently she attended the Ella Bache Awards night in Sydney, where she was acknowleged by the Ella Bache company for being their longest standing client in Australia.