Bli Bli’s Hairdresser and Wendy’s Soy Wax Candles
We’re back behind the scenes at Bli Bli Village to introduce you to two more of the incredible faces of Bli Bli: hairdresser Errol and our chief candle maker, Wendy.
Both Errol and Wendy are totally dedicated to serving the community and offering the best of local hospitality – we know you’re going to love reading their stories.
Owner, B b Hairdresser
Errol is a second-generation hair designer, and in partnership with his wife Greta, has operated eight salons. He says that the secret to a successful salon is having the perfect balance of skill, experience, and understanding.
“A great salon has to have an experienced styling team who can listen and advise, then give the clients an enjoyable experience, as well as great hair.
We love the opportunity to show our clients a complete transformation and see the smile on their faces. After 20 years on the coast, a lot of our clients are like family, so we enjoy catching up.”
Like many local businesses, 2020 has proved challenging for B b Hairdesign but the kindness within the Bli Bli community has shone through.
“The Bli Bli community has been very supportive from day one even through the past months of the Corona Virus. We have a very diverse clientele who appreciate that we can offer top service to the community. One of Greta’s clients actually said if we had to close she understood but insisted on paying for the service anyway. It made Greta a little emotional. It was much appreciated at the time so Greta gratefully thanked her and declined her offer.”
B b hair design are experts in all things hair, colour, cuts and style. Specialist services include corrective colouring, waving and style cutting for all ages and hair types.
Owner, Wendy's Soy Wax Candles
Meet Wendy – Chief Candle Maker, Bli Bli Village Business Owner and all-round good vibe. Sweet, buttery, citrus, fruity, herbal, woody, floral; these are just some of the gorgeous scents you might enjoy when you walk into Wendy’s Soy Wax Candles, and somehow it always smells like home.
The bright colours of the candles on the shelves invite you in and the flickering lights of burning wick offer calm and relaxation. This feeling is enhanced further with Wendy’s warm and friendly welcome into the store.
“I hand make Soy Wax Candles right here in the shop. There are coloured candles in glass jars and a huge selection of other candles, diffusers and jewellery. I love the people that come into the store. My customers are so friendly and they really appreciate my prices, love the individuality of each candle and connect with the service I provide.
Our goal is to help every home and office on the Sunshine Coast to smell amazing. Because there’s really nothing quite like the feeling you get when a soy candle is burning or simply having fragrant soy wax in your favourite place,” Wendy said.
Wendy’s shop is home to more than 150 different fragrances and each candle is lovingly created by hand. Choose from one of Wendy’s own selection of jars and glasses or bring in a favourite candle jar from home and Wendy will hand pour your favourite fragrance into it.
If you’re on the lookout for a hand-crafted tailored gift, these candles are a beautiful opportunity to create something personal, local and hand-made.