Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Uptown Girls Keep Evolving for 15 Years

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Uptown Girls Keep Evolving for 15 Years

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Byline: LAUREN GROUNSELL

FIFTEEN years ago Rhonda Billett bought an old, run-down hair salon in Nambour's Currie St.

With just one apprentice to help her out in the shop, the then-21-year-old embarked on her first business venture, Uptown Hair Studio, with no idea what the future would hold.

The move was a gamble, but it paid off.

Ms Billett recently celebrated her business's 15th birthday in an all-out bash with her six staff and loyal customers.

But it was not just the milestone Ms Billett celebrated, but the moments of "tears and laughter and giggles" that helped shape her business along the way.

"If the walls could talk it would just be amazing - so much has happened in the studio over the past 15 years," Ms Billett said.

"If you think about the whole time we've been here there have been some definite pivotal moments.

"Around 2006 to 2010 was a really rapid growth time for us, and definitely Nambour changed a lot then too. …

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