Top 10 hairdressers in the Clarence Valley

Leasa Harte and Mel Gray from Heir Affiti who have come in as the number one hair dresser in the Clarence Valley.
Leasa Harte and Mel Gray from Heir Affiti who have come in as the number one hair dresser in the Clarence Valley. Caitlan Charles

THE CLARENCE Valley has spoken.

Heir Affiti has been voted in as the number one hairdresser in the area. The South Grafton salon received more than twice the number of likes of any other salon in the Clarence in response to The Daily Examiner's call out on its Facebook page on Tuesday evening.

At the time of counting Heir Affiti had accumulated 517 likes in what was one of biggest responses to a Facebook post in The Daily Examiner history.

Check out the complete top ten in this interactive map below:

Salon owner Mel Gray said she was extremely excited about the number of people who got behind her business.

"We opened five years ago, last year I think we made the top 10, I think we were ninth, so I was really excited," Ms Gray said.

"I woke up this morning to see all these posts on my phone.

"When I got to work this morning I had a quick look and I was was like wow... I just can't believe it."

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Ms Gray has lived in Grafton her whole life and always knew she wanted to run her own business.

"I did my apprenticeship in a salon in Grafton called Images and then after I completed my apprentice- ship I said 'that's it, it's time to go do it myself'," she said.

"Stacey (Walters) used to work with me at Images. She was my senior hairdresser when I was an apprentice and she came with me, and the rest is history.

"We've been together for 10 years now."

Ms Gray added that she had always wanted to be a hairdresser.

"I left school, went to TAFE, did a bit of hairdressing and fell in love with it," she said.

"I wanted to work for myself, do my own thing, put my own signatures on stuff."

An example of the creations at Heir Affiti.
An example of the creations at Heir Affiti.

Heir Affiti have just completed renovations on the shop, giving it a fresh look and new feel.

"It had been five years and I said 'look, it's time to change the salon up, keep everyone interested, that new atmosphere'," Ms Gray said.

"Everyone is absolutely loving it.

"I did get two new basins so all my clients have been so excited about it, just the atmosphere and the freshness and the lighting."

Ms Gray said she wanted to thank her clients and supporters.

"I'm completely overwhelmed with excitement and I'm so excited that my clients have been able to share that and pick me to be the winner," she said.

Ms Gray runs Heir Affiti with Leasa Harte and Stacey Ellis.

Three Prince St salons filled the next three positions - DiMattia Hairdressing (226 likes), Twisted Scissors (128 likes), Addictive Hair Style & Beauty (77) and Colour With Love (73).

Pure Hair (72) was the highest placed Yamba salon in sixth spot.

1st: Heir Affiti

2nd: DiMattia Hairdressing

3rd: Twisted Scissors

4th: Addictive Hair Style & Beauty

5th: Colour With Love

6th: Pure Hair

7th: Jacqueline's Hair & Beauty

8th: Kelinacuts

9th: Jagged Edge Hair & Beauty

10th: South Grafton Hair & Beauty

Special Mention:

  • Impulsive Creations Hair Studio (Grafton)
  • Skizza's Hair Design (Grafton)
  • Red Hot Hair (Grafton)
  • Kulabytara (Maclean)
  • Jada's Hair Design (Grafton)
  • Hair On The Channel (Palmers Island)
  • Nathan Thompson (Prince St, Grafton) topped the votes from the barbers.


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