Katrinas started around 15 years ago and like all great businesses, from humble beginnings.
The owner and principal Katrina, completed a diploma of beauty just like anyone else. However she had a dream that maybe even she didn’t think would be realised to the extent that it has.
Our first salon opened in Burpengary, QLD, and then grew rapidly and gathered not only a loyal following, but also industry awards. Early on the salon won the APPA Salon of the Year and then Katrina herself won business woman of the year in her local area. She was also a finalist in the Telstra business awards. That first salon is where it all began, and is now one of the 9 Katrinas salons across Queensland.
Whilst this sort of recognition is great, at Katrinas we care most about providing the highest quality service, using the latest technology in a professional and welcoming environment. In a nutshell, when you visit us we want you to have the best service, treatments and experience. Along with all the usual beauty services, our focus in salon now is specialised skin care. We specialize in the health of your skin and we offer a quality selection of professional products and treatments to help you maintain or improve your skin’s health.
After operating salons for a few years, we felt a desire to give back to the industry that had served us so well. Katrinas School of Hair and Beauty opened in Morayfield and has been improving the standards of beauty therapy training for nearly 10 years. We are a registered training organisation (RTO) which means all of our courses are nationally recognised. A second school operates in Townsville and most recently we’re very excited to offer elearning. This means all our beauty courses are available online and opens up opportunities for people to attain qualifications even if they’re unable to attend a campus for any reason.
Fast track to today and we employ over 100 hair, beauty & office staff, operate 2 schools with trainers and staff, hundreds of students past and present, and have online students all over the country. The industry is dynamic and thriving, and we are very pleased and honoured to be involved in it. Just like when we started over 14 years ago, we have a passion and love for this industry and all the people we serve as part of it.
Thanks for helping us get to where we are today, and look out future. The sky’s the limit !