Thursday, March 2, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Owner/Director Lohst (Luxe On-site Hair Stylist)
With an adventurous spirit and a creative mind, Erin recently embarked on a new business idea that led her to relocate to the Whitsundays 12 months ago.
For years she had been dreaming about uniting her two passions – travel and hair-dressing – and when her sister decided to have a destination wedding in Airlie Beach it got her thinking.
“I realised how I’m going to do it!” she said.
“Travel to beautiful places and do hair for destination weddings - now here I am, in a beautiful spot, doing exactly that.”
Originally from Toowoomba, Erin has experienced a range of diverse jobs, from the gym to medical receptionist to working in a bar in Canada.
With a passion for connecting with people and a strong creative flair, however, she was soon drawn to the hair industry and was quick to flourish and progress.
Winning multiple awards in various competitions, Erin earnt a spot at the National Workskills Competition, placing 8th in Australia.
After this, she managed a salon for a short time and then opened a small boutique salon in Toowoomba which she ran for three years.
“It was this experience that gave me the confidence to push myself further that has ultimately led me to where I am today,” she explains.
“I can now say that I have successfully made it through my first wedding season and am looking forward to what the future holds for me.”
Erin enjoys travelling and spent several months living in Canada and taking adventures all over America, Mexico and Cuba.
Back in Australia, she loves the outdoors, mountain bike riding and going to parkrun on Saturdays.
She also enjoys having coffee with friends, exploring new places and being creative.
Describe your personality in three words:
Bright, bubbly and adventurous