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Just Cuts calls for support for salons impacted by Auckland shutdown

12 Aug 2020
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MEDIA RELEASE

12 August 2020

Just Cuts calls for support for salons impacted by Auckland shutdown

Just Cuts said support from government and landlords is essential for salons impacted by the COVID shutdown in Auckland and additional restrictions across New Zealand.

Just Cuts NZ salons closed for 3 day lockdown:

• Silverdale

• Pukekohe

• Auckland-New Lynn

• Auckland – Newmarket

• Auckland - North West

• Auckland-Botany Downs

• Auckland-Glenfield

• Auckland-St Lukes

• Auckland-Sylvia Park

Facts

• Just Cuts is the largest hairdressing chain in the Southern Hemisphere

• There are 2500 fully qualified stylists in the Just Cuts Australian network, predominantly in shopping centres, and 3500 globally. Just Cuts has 28 salons in NZ, 190 salons across all states and territories of Australia, and 6 in the UK. 

Quotes attributable to Just Cuts CEO Amber Manning

“The health of our clients, stylists and team has always been central to everything we do at Just Cuts. We are of course disappointed that the New Zealand COVID-free run of no transmissions for a record 102 days has been broken but we remain deeply concerned at the cumulative impact on small business including our salons.”

“New Zealand has put in place the toughest restrictions in the world and that has a significant impact on business viability. On top of that we are frustrated by the refusal of commercial landlords to come to the table to find an equitable solution which acknowledges the economic devastation of COVID-19 and includes rent reduction or suspension. Only a small number of these commercial landlords have made any concessions for our family-owned salons and even then they are only prepared to consider deferral of rent. It’s simply not enough given the current landscape and so we are calling on them to step up to the plate too.”

“Afterall, without tenants, there’s no rent being paid.”

“Our salon owners and stylists are grateful for the ongoing support of our loyal clients and their many messages. We are grateful for the ongoing professionalism and enthusiasm of our team.”

– ENDS-

LJ Loch +61488 038 555 or ljloch@alphaconsulting.global

More about Just Cuts

Just Cuts is an Australian hairdressing franchise that bridges the gap between a barber and a high end hair salon. With salons in every state of Australia, on both the North and South islands New Zealand and the United Kingdom, it is the largest hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere. Based on a fixed price, no appointment system, Just Cuts offers clients affordable haircuts from fully qualified hairdressers and performs over 100,000 Style Cut cuts per week across Australia,New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Celebrating 30 years in 2020, Just Cuts was the brainchild of Denis McFadden, who turned a simple idea into a business concept that would change the hairdressing industry forever. McFadden ran his first ever “no appointment, $6 Style Cut” promotion at his humble Sydney salon, receiving an outstanding response from clients. It was on this basic fixed price initiative that the idea of Just Cuts was born. The following year, the inaugural Just Cuts salon opened its door to the public. And in 1990, the first Just Cuts franchise opened in the suburb of Engadine, in the south of Sydney, New South Wales. Our brand has continued to expand ever since, with over 220 locations across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

In 2013, Just Cuts launched JUSTICE Professional – a range of salon quality haircare and styling products available exclusively in all our salons at a competitive, affordable price. The JUSTICE Professional line has something for everyone, including everyday shampoos and conditioners, anti-dandruff and dry scalp treatments, toning products, nourishing leave-in treatments and a range of hair styling waxes and sprays.

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