At the age of 22 in 1985, a gifted and ambitious young Australian talent opened what would be one of the greatest, most publicised and reputable hairdressing salons in the world and of course, Australia.
In 1985, Joh Bailey, opened his first of what would be many salons in Double Bay, Sydney. This salon and business was a major success and grew quickly in popularity, cliental and size. So, with this information Joh began opening other salons around Australia. Including Sydney CBD, South Yarra Melbourne and Bondi Junction.
After the success of his other stores Joh Bailey came to an agreement with Myer to open 23 salons inside Myer Stores across Australia. But along with the opening and production of these Myer salons came poor sales, unfortunately. So majority of the salons were shut down rather than disputing with profit sharing agreement that he had with Myer.
At the young age of 44 that he is now and the twenty years he has been in the industry he has had an array of famous cliental, such as, Elle Macpherson, Linda Evangelista, Olivia Newton-John, Kerri-Anne Kennerly, Kylie Minogue, Judy Davis and in 1997, a highlight of his career and an absolute privilege was that he worked with the late Diana. Princess Of Wales.
After becoming more popular and well known than ever expected he decided to support many charities as he had a passion for helping others. He helped charities such as Fashion for AIDS, The Australian Variety Club, The Victor Chang Cardias Research Institute and Fashion Supports Breast Cancer.
With a career spanning over twenty years and with such experience there are questions that haven’t been answered throughout other interviews so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
Being a world-renowned hair stylist there is the stereotype of being the ‘homosexual, feminine beauty therapist.’