Meet a local – Tessia Fitzgerald

Tessia Fitzgerald will celebrate 16 years in business this July

Tessia Fitzgerald will celebrate 16 years in business this July

Tessia Fitzgerald has been running Rainbow Hair and Beauty Studio since 2002.

She moved to Rainbow Beach with her family when she was 15. Parents, Diane and Mark bought businesses in 1995, Dianne a salon owner and Mark, an electrical contractor.

“I was adamant I would not follow in my mother’s footsteps and I only gave hairdressing a go over a summer holiday.

“After a few weeks in, I realised I had a love and passion for people, helping them feel good,” Tessia explained.

After completing her apprenticeship, Tessia was offered a job in the Northern Territory and her love for travel began.

“I never planned to settle in Rainbow Beach but in 2002, my mother had her salon on the market.

“I decided to buy it, build on the figures and sell the business within two years to continue my travel,” she said.

In 2011, Tessia married local butcher, Darryl Fitzgerald and the couple have been blessed with two beautiful children, James and Sofia.

“It’s definitely a challenge being a mother, wife and running a business.

“The only way it’s been possible, is from the love and support I receive daily from my family and the amazing team at the salon.

“I would really like to acknowledge my mother and sister who really help me,” she said.

Later this year, Tessia will become a certified micro-pigmentation practitioner and cosmetic tattooist which will compliment the IPL treatments.

“Recently, we were honoured to provide relaxation treatments to some big celebrities and following exposure on social media, we are excited about providing hair and makeup for a burgeoning fashion line.”

The business has certainly grown, especially since moving to their current location in September 2014. On July 2, Tessia will have owned the salon for 16 years.

“Come in to meet our dynamic, talented team of stylists and therapists and enjoy one of our many treatments we have to offer,” Tessia said.

To make an appointment, call into the shop, 13a/1 Rainbow Beach Rd, email info@rainbowhairandbeauty.com.au or call 5486 3533.