Head to Surry Hills
Richard Campbell is the owner and manager of Eloura Lifestyle Hair Salon & Day Spa, an oasis of tranquility in the middle of Surry Hills. After decades of working as a hairdresser in his native UK, one decade of that spent at London’s Selfridges, Richard was after a change of scenery (and temperature!). “I thought, why not give Sydney a go.” Richard fondly recalls that Sydney holiday, and the first time he walked up the Cleveland Street end of Crown Street, “Immediately it really felt like home, and now it is. I even live nearby.”
Before opening Eloura, Richard took time out from the salon world and worked with Aveda, a brand he’s incredibly passionate about. “I’ve been in this industry a long time and worked with a lot of brands. They all promise the world, but very rarely deliver. But Aveda does exactly what they promise. I learnt so much working for them.” His passion for Aveda extends to him using their extensive range at Eloura. “The level of care they embrace is incredible” says Richard.
This level of care is also how Richard looks after his guests. The moment you walk into Eloura you’re transported to a place of bliss, or as Richard describes it, “bringing people into the moment.” And that moment can consist of any number of things, from a facial, body treatment, massage and much more. “We’re proud of what we offer. It’s not just about the one thing. The moment a guest walks through that door, it’s about taking them on a journey.”
This article was orginally published in Urban Village