Monthly Archives: October 2015

Urban Escape's front window proudly displays eco certificats from Orb Distribution brands Easydry and Refoil

Award Winning Sustainability with Urban Escape

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Urban Escape is a high end, holistically focused hair and wellness retreat stocking Aveda products. They invite their guests to experience a sensory journey of relaxation away from the outside world. It is this revolutionary ethos that led Urban Escape to be announced as the winner of the National Telstra Micro Business Award in 2014.  They have also been crowned winners in the Australian Achiever Awards for two years running for their excellence in customer relations with an all time record score of 99.26%. These achievements have been the crowning glory for Craig’s hard work and dedication to his craft. As Craig explains: “From the moment life was given to Urban Escape it was, as the name suggests, about creating a blissful retreat where our guests would come to be pampered and where our team could be proud. It was about creating a beautiful, environmentally friendly workplace & to inspire…

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Easydry Press Coverage in INSTYLE Magazine - INBUSINESS - Should apprentices be laundry experts?

INBUSINESS: Should Apprentices Be Laundry Experts?

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Should apprentices be laundry experts? Anne Butterly, Director of Orb Distribution and founder of Easydry, explains how you can get more value from your apprentices. The hairdressing industry is currently facing an unprecedented shortage of apprentices. Adding to this challenge, the industry is  bracing itself for increased wages – all of which is putting salons, especially smaller salons, under increased pressure for everyone in the salon to perform. In most salons, apprentices spend a large proportion of their time on laundry and cotton towels – collecting, washing, drying, folding and redistributing clean cotton towels around the salon. Estimates reveal that up to 50 per cent of an apprentices time could be wasted on cotton towels or microfibre and outdated laundry methods! Salons who have made the easy switch to Easydry have found that their apprentices can spend a significantly larger percentage of their time on training. This change results in…

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Philippe Xavier Hairdressers

Sophisticated Parisian Hair Styling in Sydney

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With a team of the best locally and internationally trained hairdressers, the Philippe Xavier Salon has been a destination for fabulous hair in Sydney for twenty years.  The salon has long been a destination for professionals, interstate and international travellers looking for superb hairdressing and friendly service.  At the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel, you will find Philippe, a much revered French hairdresser and his internationally trained team of stylists delivering a superb haircut, colour and finish for women and men at the Philippe Xavier hair salon. Visiting the Philippe Xavier Salon at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, you expect the most luxurious products and service that money can buy and you will not be disappointed. L’Oréal Professionnel is proud to be the colour and product partner of the Philippe Xavier salon, with indulgent Kérastase treatment rituals and hair care. The team at Philippe Xavier also love the luxury of being…

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Orb Distribution Co-Owner and Easydry Founder Anne Butterly

Orb Award Nominations

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Easydry Founder and Orb Distribution Co-Owner, Anne Butterly, is celebrating two prestigious award nominations.   IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2015 Anne Butterly continues the ten year anniversary of Easydry with another award nomination. The IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2015 shortlist was revealed recently and Butterly has been shortlisted in the prestigious ”Overseas Irish Businesswoman of the Year” category. Now in its ninth year, the IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year awards aims to recognise and celebrate inspirational women across all areas of the Irish business world. Anne is proud to be in esteemed company as she is announced as a finalist with: Dr Jeanne Bolger (vice-president of investment ventures, Johnson & Johnson) Kathleen Mitchell (vice-president and managing director Europe, Stella & Dot) Denise Tormey (president and co-founder, PlanNet21 Communications) Alyson Hogg (founder and CEO, Vita Liberata Ltd) Galvea Kelly (Global Assistant Vice-President, L’Oréal) Eimear Noone (Composer and Conductor, Twelve…

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