Friday Co. is the creative muse of owners Heather Anderson and Nicole Edhouse. The pair are passionate about the industry and have over 50 years’ experience between them.
Their vision was to create a space that they loved going to work in and that would invite their clients to really relax, unwind and be pampered, knowing they were in the hands of experts.
They had hoped that by building a space that inspired them, it would also be a space that welcomed and inspired other industry professionals and help them to build the talented team of like-minded, driven individuals that make up the Friday Co. work family that exists today.
The team at Friday Co. believe in a tailored approach, providing customised hair and beauty for every individual. Each and every client is different in so many ways, from their appearance to their lifestyle and preferences and we endeavour to enhance your natural and unique beauty.
“Ultimately, we hope that you love our space as much as we do. We will always strive to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.”
At Friday Co. we pride ourselves on our ability to translate your hair vision into beautiful finished styles. Our precision cuts and home styling recommendations keep you looking your best between visits. We also have a team who are experts in the field of bridal and event hair styling. Our aim is to make you look the best and most comfortable version of yourself on your wedding day or event. Our teams skill level and experience in bridal and event hairstyling is second to none, covering a range of genres and the ability to cater to every look, from beachy to boho, or classic polished finishes.
Our hair team are renowned for their beautiful high end colour work. We use a range of high quality colour products and have a strong focus on achieving great colour results while still maintaining the integrity and health of the hair. Our colourists are constantly involving themselves in ongoing training to keep them at the top of their game and up to date with current trends and techniques. We have an experienced team who thrive on colour corrections, specialise in blondes of all types, love the results of shiny chocolate brunettes and are brilliant at high fashion and multi tonal shades.
We have an experienced beauty team working within our salon, covering everything from facial and body waxing, to spray tanning, lashes and beautiful makeups. Our beauty girls all have a minimum of 9 years’ experience and are always striving to educate themselves to keep them at the forefront of the industry. All of our therapists and makeup artists use high quality professional products to ensure you receive the best possible results. Our makeup artists also work in with our bridal hairstylists and are available for weddings and events in salon or at your chosen location.
Meet The Team
Managing Director & Senior Hairdresser
About Heather >
Heather is one of Friday Co. boss babes and an absolute super star in our trade. She began her apprenticeship in December 1989.
Heathers career has been very successful to date. She entered & won several competitions early on in her career, travelled to London for salon international & workshops in New York & Paris and represented Geelong in the National Work Skills Comp ‘92.
After her apprenticeship she worked in a prestigious Geelong salon for 2.5 years & then bought her own salon which she had for 12.5 years. She was also a teacher for several years, passing on her knowledge and skills to many Geelong apprentices.
In 2010 life had changed, Heather was married, with 2 kids & she sold her successful salon and rented a chair at a Belmont salon, thinking she was done with being “the boss”
It was here that she became a part of a special team, which formed new friendships, and brought together the team that would become her business partners in the next chapter.
April 2014 saw the 4 of us open our salon in Newtown & October 2017 our Belmont.
In June of 2020, our Belmont salon became Friday Co. which is the place she and her business partner Nicole, now call home.
“I’m grumpy, I swear way too much & I HATE Christmas!! Thailand is my favourite holiday spot of all time. I’ve learnt to meditate & I really like Gin”
Managing Director & Senior Hairdresser
About Nic >
Nic is a co-founder of the Friday Co. brand and absolutely loves both her hairdressing and the challenge of running the salon.
She began her career in Geelong in 1996 and received several awards throughout her apprenticeship.
Nicole has now worked for over 23yrs in salons in Australia and the UK and is still very much invested in her hairdressing career.
From 2003 Nic owned a successful salon for 6 years with her then business partner and still dear friend, and it is still definitely a highlight of her career.
After selling the business she continued to work freelance for herself and found herself surrounded by an amazing team of passionate people, some of whom she was fortunate enough to call her business partners for 6 years following the opening of their two salons.
“The four of us took the leap and opened our Newtown salon in 2014. We loved it so much, that we were crazy enough to do it again, opening the doors at Belmont salon in 2017”
In June 2020, the salons parted ways and Nic, along with her current business partner and inspiring colleague, Heather, forged their next adventure. They undertook a rebrand and Belmont became what is now known as Friday Co.
Over her career Nic has always participated in continuous training and has been awarded places in many competitions including bridal, styling & cutting.
Her biggest love however, is hanging out with her husband, 3 children and her big old Labrador.
About Jac >
Jacqui is one of our two amazing salon co-ordinators at Friday Co. Belmont. She originally joined the team as the owner of Geelong Laser Tattoo Removal in October 2017. After selling her business in December 2018, we couldn’t let her get away, so she stepped in to the role of salon co-ordinator and we’re so glad she did.
Jacqui has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Japanese.
She is a mum of two boys and loves going on holidays with her family, reading and seeing live music with her husband.
About Hayley >
Hayley is one of our wonderful salon co-ordinators in our Belmont salon. One of the friendly faces you’ll see as you walk through the doors. And also one of the people that keeps all the hair and beauty specialists sane and things running smoothly.
Hayley studied and worked in childcare before having her first baby in 2009. From then, she stayed at home and juggled mum life with 3 kids, as well as working on her small wooden toy business that her and her sister ran very successfully for about 3 years.
“In early 2019 I began working at Friday Co. which has been the best environment and position for the perfect mix of home and work life balance”.
As a family with young kids, Hayley and her family love travelling together. They’ve been to some pretty amazing places, but put camping in Botswana on the top of our all-time best moments so far.
About Alex >
Alex is our Belmont beauty specialist. She has been a beauty therapist for the past 9 years and is very passionate about her work and the ever changing industry.
Alex specialises in Eyelash lifts and Eyelash Extensions, has spent many years working with and specialising in skin and is a master of her craft.
“The highlight of my career would be the relationships I have made with some of my clients”
She loves chasing after her young family and catching up with friends when she’s not in salon making people beautiful.
About Brit >
With 14 years industry experience, Brit is very passionate about her work.
Her love is all things colour, from a simple chocolate brown to a beautiful balayage.
“My career highlight is having the opportunity to work for myself in a wonderful environment”
And her enthusiasm for our art and for meeting new clients really shows.
“Ever since I was just a little girl, whenever I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, it was always a hairdresser!”
Brittany is a very family oriented person, with her biggest life achievement being her two little people!
Brit has traveled extensively through Europe, Bali, Thailand, New Zealand and lots of Australia and can’t wait to do more.
* A fun fact about me I absolutely love Thai food
Senior Hairdresser & Makeup Artist
About Chelsea >
Chelsea has been hairdressing for 14 years. She has worked in few different salons around Geelong and in doing so, has learnt skills and made special friendships with many talented hairdressers. Chelsea has a bright and bubbly, outgoing personality and really enjoys meeting and getting to know people.
Chelsea’s specialty is colour, she loves doing blondes and having some fun with bright, high fashion colours.
She also specialises in makeup from wedding and special occasion to photo shoots and collaborations.
“I have a beautiful husband a cute dog. We love spending time at the beach and being outdoors and spending time with family and friends “
Senior Hairdresser & Makeup Artist
About Justin >
Justin has 15 years’ experience in hairdressing.
He opened and ran a successful salon at just 18 years of age. Has done hair shows in China and traveled multiple times to LA to work on photo shoots and collaborations.
Justin specialises in colour and is continuously training and upskilling in current trends.
Justin also does beautiful work in bridal, red carpet and events hair styling and makeup.
When Justin’s not in salon he’s spending time with his family or travelling to his favourite destinations in the U.S.
Senior Hairdresser & Makeup Artist
About Holly >
Holly made the move to our Belmont salon soon after it opened, but has been a part of our salon family since we opened Newtown in 2014. She has been in the industry since 2007, refining her skills and learning from her peers and industry educators.
Holly specialises in blondes and balayage and styling. Her main focus is that she is passionate about keeping the integrity of clients hair whilst achieving their desired results!! As a result Holly’s colour work is next level.
“Cruelty free and environmentally friendly products are my jam!!”
Holly loves animals and being out in nature! And is mostly seeing sporting a huge bun.
About Lisa >
Lisa has been hairdressing since 2003 and loves all aspects of hairdressing.
She especially loves bridal, special events and any type of styling. Another favourite is cutting which she definitely excels at.
“I’m a wife and mum of three strong willed girls, hair is my escape from hectic busy mum life”
Lisa loves spending time with family and friends and being out and about. When she has time to herself you’ll find her doing Pilates, walking or shopping. She loves beach hangs with her girls too.
About Jasmine >
Jasmine has been hairdressing for over ten years and is still completely passionate about hair. Jaz loves all aspects of the job, specialising though, in colour, particularly excelling in creating beautiful blondes.
Jaz loves meeting new clients and helping them to achieve their hair goals.
Upskilling and staying on top of current trends is high on her priority.
When Jaz isn't in salon she is busy being a super mum to her young family.
About Melanie >
Melanie is a passionate colour Specialist and an expert in styling and cutting of hair of all lengths.
She’s down to earth with a fun sense of humour and a perfectionist in everything she does, which is really reflected in the work she does in the salon.
Blondes of all shades are her thing, bright beachy blondes, natural balayage and sandy summer highlights with a strong attention to detail.
“I Love Crazy colour corrections at any extreme. I don't shy away from a challenge”
On her days off Melanie love the beach sun and the waves, with my three little beach babes.
About Sally >
Sally has been hairdressing for 13 years and loving it. She specialises in both colour and cutting. And is very focused on delivery a wonderful experience and the best results for her clients. Sally joined our Belmont team in 2014.
“I’m very passionate about educating myself and finding inspiration where ever I can.
I love to be creative. I enjoy painting, ceramics and everything to do with design”
Sally’s happy place is at the beach, in the garden or at live music.
She also happens to be a crazy plant lady and a wonderful mum to her little man.
I have been going to the team at Friday Co. for years and cannot speak more highly of this salon.
The crew are always so lovely - be it with myself or when my kids come for haircuts. My husband now has his hair regularly cut at Friday Co. due to how amazing the hairdressers are.
Love the friendly vibe, excellent range of products, and talented team. ♥️