Ella Bache beauty salon shuts down after 19 years
- Ella Bache franchisee blames Covid-19 effects on closure
A beauty salon franchise looks set to shuts its doors after its owner announced the closure of another of its outlets.
The Ella Bache salon in the Hyperdome shopping centre in Logan, Queensland, has closed for good after 19 years, its owner Roslyn Rudd announced.
Ms Rudd blamed the closure on the impact of the Covid pandemic.
Her company, EBQ Nominees, ran three Ella Bache salons, however one of those in Toowong, Brisbane, closed in 2021 for similar reasons.
It remains to be seen what will happen to Ms Rudd’s third and final Ella Bache salon, which is located in Westfield Chermside in Brisbane.
A winding-up notice published by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission said a liquidator had been appointed for Ms Rudd’s company – and that notice named the Chermside store.
The Ella Bache salon in the Hyperdome shopping centre in Logan, Queensland, has closed for good after 19 years, its owner Roslyn Rudd announced
‘To all our valued clients, we are sadly advising that as our lease has finished we had faced a terrible decision from the shopping centre to relocate or leave,’ Ms Rudd wrote on Instagram.
‘Financially, after all of the COVD impacts to our business these past years, we are unable to reinvest in a new salon.
‘So we have finished at the Logan Hyperdome with the salon now closed.
‘Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives these past 19-plus years.
‘Our staff and I will always remember our shared memories of your visits some for so many, many years.’
She added that any Ella Bache gift vouchers could be used in other outlets.
The Franchisee of the store, Roslyn Rudd (pictured), blamed turbulent years during the Covid-19 epidemic as the reason behind the store’s closure in a post to social media
Loyal customers expressed their disappointment at the salon closing.
‘Roslyn so sad to hear this about your store, you and your staff are definitely the best and I’ll miss you all,’ one user wrote.
‘I’m so sad, I just went to ring and book in then googled … I’ve been going to you for years now,’ a second wrote.
‘This is sad news , all the best for what the future may hold for each of you,’ a third wrote.
One user however was upset at the store’s quick closure that left her without an appointment she had booked over a month prior.
‘That’s sad news but would have been nice to know before I turned up for my appointment I booked 6 weeks ago,’ she wrote.