Kylie Pigram- Owner & Senior Stylist
Hi, I would like to personally welcome you to Pura Veeda Hair & Body.
Let's start at the beginning. 13 years ago I moved to Melbourne to 'spread my wings' and start my hairdressing apprenticeship at a very busy salon in the heart of St Kilda. While living and working in the bustling, vibrant atmosphere that is St Kilda beach I learnt and experienced so much. Even though living the busy Melbourne lifestyle was exciting and ever changing I missed the comforts of good ol' Bendigo and decided to move back home.
It's back home in Bendigo where I finished off my apprenticeship and learnt some valuable skills/lessons that I use in my everyday life still today. Not long after completing my apprenticeship a fantastic opportunity came to me to start my own salon and Pura Veeda was born.
It only seems like yesterday that the doors opened, but so much has happened in the last 9 years. We have grown to become Bendigo's biggest De Lorenzo salon, a Platinum ASPYA salon, currently with 5 amazing staff. I am so proud of all the work that every single one of my girls puts in everyday to make the place as successful as it is. The place wouldn't exist if it wasn't for my amazing team.
I love doing all aspects of hairdressing and doing something different each day. Meeting new people. Having clients walk away after having their hair done feeling amazing about themselves is the greatest thing a hairdresser can do.
I would have to say I've definitly learnt some valuable lessons along the way. And am still learning now. I'd say the biggest challenge in owning a small business is finding the perfect home/life balance. Juggling a busy salon, sometimes working 6-7 days a week, plus my family life with a crazy 5 year old and a very busy 1 year old at home, sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day. I am so lucky to have an amazingly supportive family and team behind me that make all that possible. I thrive on the challenge and feel so accomplished at the end of everyday when my little family is sound asleep, the business is a great success and each and every one of our clients know how appreciative we are of them.
At Pura Veeda I want everyone that comes through our door to feel welcomed, accepted and appreciated. To know that they can come to us, we will listen and they will get just what they are after. If it's a little out of reach, we will do everything in our power to work towards that goal. Together we can give you your best hair ever.