Becoming the owner of a franchised TONI&GUY salon was something that I considered in my early hairdressing career. And I was not alone! One of the biggest hair brands in the world, many hairdressers and non-hairdressers have gone on to successfully open up their own franchised TONI&GUY salons. Just like our guest today, Dette Cliff, who is the successful salon owner of TONI&GUY Broadbeach on the Gold Coast of Australia. Today we will be hearing her story and experiences that led her to opening this salon.

Ever since I began to get to know Dette as one of my Patreon members, I’ve enjoyed learning more on her story of how she moved from Leeds in the North of England to Australia. Her story tells of how she moved to Australia as an accountant but was drawn to re-training as a hairdresser with TONI&GUY. This eventually led her to working as a stylist with the brand and then, becoming the owner of her own franchised TONI&GUY salon. We dive into her firsthand experiences on all of this.

And for all you mums out there, Dette reveals how she has balanced being a mum alongside managing her busy career running a TONI&GUY salon.


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Today’s Guest

Dette Cliff is the owner of the TONI&GUY Broadbeach salon on the Gold Coast of Australia. She has been with the brand from the beginning of 2009 and took over the salon in 2012. Since being at the helm she has cultivated the team and TONI&GUY Broadbeach has won the top performing TONI&GUY in Australia multiple times as well as having finalists in the TONI&GUY creative awards, Australian Hairdressing Industry Awards and Wella Trend Vision.

Show notes:

Heres some of what we cover in todays episode with Dette Cliff

  • 00 min 00 sec: Intro.
  • 04 min 27 sec: What led Dette to Australia?
  • 09 min 39 sec: Retraining to be a hairdresser with TONI&GUY.
  • 13 min 21 sec: Balancing being a mum and a successful career.
  • 16 min 29 sec: How Dette became a franchisee of TONI&GUY salon.
  • 25 min 39 sec: How it works being a TONI&GUY Australia Franchisee and the support given.
  • 25 min 54 sec: The biggest challenges of being a franchisee.
  • 31 min 53 sec: Creating a successful salon with TONI&GUY.