Growing up I played competitive sports, spending countless hours swimming laps in our local pool. Experiencing a nurturing and supportive culture while pursuing my passion for sports during my formative years brought out the best in me. And it is this that has made me deeply passionate about creating a salon that reflects the growth and flourishing that comes from being immersed in a safe, loving, and challenging environment. 

Although I never quite made it in the sporting realm, when I started hairdressing I felt like everything just clicked. I had a strong sense I could be successful in this industry because of the love I had for making people feel good, combined with the principles of hard work, tenacity, and resilience instilled in me from my years in sport. 

Throughout my 22 year career in the hairdressing industry I’ve had the privilege of travelling across Australia and beyond, sharing my knowledge and expertise with other hair salons and promoting best practices. But it was in the midst of the pandemic that I took a leap of faith to step out and build a salon of my own with purpose at its heart. Along with the support and encouragement of many amazing people in my life, Salon Purpose was launched in October in 2020. 

My passion for excellent hair and my deep love for people drives me every day. Whether it’s our wonderful clients, my incredible staff, or the positive impact we make locally and internationally through our generosity initiatives, meaningful connections and wanting to be wherever people are is at the core of what I do.

At Salon Purpose, I aim to create a safe, loving, and nurturing environment that brings out the very best in each individual, helping them to live out their purpose and achieve success. It is my greatest desire to create more than just an incredible salon; it’s a place where purpose and positive impact comes to life.

Meet the Founder

Hey there I'm Nicki. Wife to my incredible husband, Joe, and a mum to our two beautiful children, JJ and Ivi.

We are here for people.
Fuelled with passion.
Driven by purpose.

Salon Purpose was founded with the heart to give generously to those in need and be a vehicle for making a positive difference in the lives of others.

At Salon Purpose

PURPOSE
is who we are

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Is at the heart of everything we do

Through our partnership with Pro Purpose. and our ‘One Chair One Child’ initiative, we sponsor a child in Uganda for every chair in our salon (currently 8!). 

We also host our annual ‘With Love’ campaign where for two weeks each year, our clients choose which of four causes we donate $25 from their service towards. 

INTENTIONAL GENEROSITY

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3000 People

provided with CLEAN WATER in African nations

Our Purpose

Our Impact and Counting

8 children 

in Uganda sponsored every month

150 nights

 SAFE HOUSING for families experiencing homelessness

53 birthing kits

for mothers and newborns in Uganda

75 days

of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALING JOURNEYS 

14 start up loans

to women in Asia to open their own business

We are a Sustainable Salon

As part of this, we proudly partner with Sustainable Salons - a social enterprise dedicated to helping salons reduce their impact on the planet and invest in local communities. For every client appointment, $3 is directed towards sustainability efforts.

At Salon Purpose, we are committed to delivering a high-end hair experience that doesn’t cost the earth. 

Our general waste is 0%. At Salon Purpose, all salon waste is picked up on a fortnightly basis - diverted from landfill, and recycled and repurposed into projects for good.

Our general waste is 0%. 
At Salon Purpose, all salon waste is picked up on a fortnightly basis - diverted from landfill, and recycled and repurposed into projects for good.

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 multi-award winning salon

Our Awards

FINALIST

Nicole Ranatawake, Businessperson of the Year: Local Business Awards 2021

WINNER

WINNER

Hairdresser of the Year: Local Business Awards 2022, 2023

School-based Apprentice of the Year: NSW Region Training Awards 2024

FINALIST

Australian small business Champion awards 2023, 2024

FINALIST

Australian Small Business for women awards 2022

FINALIST

Hairdresser of the Year: Local Business Awards 2021, 2024

FINALIST

Newcomer of the Year: AHIA Business Awards 2021

FINALIST

AHFA awards for NSW Hairsalon of the year

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About Us FAQs

What sets Salon Purpose apart from others?

At Salon Purpose, we strive to provide a salon experience like no other. We are a multi-award winning salon and were recently named Northern Beaches Salon of the Year for the second year in a row! From our world-class hair services, exceptional client experience, incredible team of passionate and highly skilled stylists, stunning premises, free community events, loyalty program, sustainability commitment and our generosity initiative at the heart of everything we do, Salon Purpose is redefining what it means to be a hair salon. To experience the Salon Purpose difference for yourself, click here to book an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you! 

What is the meaning behind the name Salon Purpose?

Purpose is who we are. Salon Purpose was founded with the heart to give generously to those in need and be a vehicle for making a positive difference in the lives of others. Through our partnership with Pro Purpose and our ‘One Chair One Child’ initiative, we sponsor a child in Uganda for every chair in our salon (currently 8!). We also host our annual ‘With Love’ campaign where for two weeks each year, our clients choose which of four causes we donate $25 from their service towards. But there is so much more to the heart of our purpose. Salon Purpose is proud to be a Sustainable Salon, meaning we are committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. We are also deeply committed to being leaders in the hairdressing industry - creating an uplifting culture and environment that delivers the very best hairdressing practices, an exceptional client experience and grows world-class stylists. We are constantly working to refine and improve the way we walk out our purpose. Watch this space, we’re only just getting started.

I’ve never heard of a business generosity initiative, tell me more…

At Salon Purpose, intentional generosity is embedded into everything we do. This means we are passionate about being a business for good. For us, that looks like considering our impact in every way and striving to create a business that has a positive influence at every touchpoint. We are proud to be in partnership with Pro Purpose, a nonprofit organisation that helps businesses connect their business to purpose, aligning with life-changing projects that are delivering tangible transformation. Purpose is who we are, and we are just getting started. Click here to join our mailing list and follow our impact story.

Salon Purpose is a sustainable salon, what does that mean?

We are proud to partner with Sustainable Salons, a social enterprise dedicated to helping salons reduce their impact on the planet and invest in local communities. Through our partnership, we have been able to achieve:

  • 95% of our waste is diverted from landfill, recycled and repurposed into projects such as OzHarvest
  • For every four clients receiving a full head of foils, enough profit is generated to provide a meal to someone in need
  • All cut hair collected from our salon floor is recycled into hair blooms, which are used to soak up oil in the ocean

Further examples of our green practices at Salon Purpose include eco-shower heads in our salon basins, efficient and environmentally friendly appliances, and floor to ceiling glass doors at our salon entry to allow maximum natural light into the salon and offering the benefit of exceptional ventilation and airflow - meaning we do not need to use excessive lighting, fans or air conditioning. As a salon, we are committed to, and well on the way to being as eco friendly as possible.

Do you have parking facilities or nearby parking recommendations?

Yes! Parking is easy and free - located right underneath our salon.

How do I join the Salon Purpose team?

We are a fast-growing, multi-award winning salon and always on the lookout for incredible talent. If you feel your passion, values and vibe matches ours, we’d love to hear from you! Click here to find out more about joining the Salon Purpose team.

Kind Words from Our Clients

'I always feel so welcomed by the entire team.'

Luxury service can often come at the detriment of a friendly, comfortable feel - but Nicki and the Salon Purpose team have balanced luxury and customer service to perfection!

- Samantha 

'Salon Purpose is a balance of beauty, on trend style and tranquillity.'

I feel so relaxed and never want to leave. Every angle is designed for pleasure, and I love that the salon focuses on giving back.

- Kym Wagner

The Salon Purpose team is like no other. 

So much love, understanding, hard work and passion for the client experience, and great hair!

- MEL

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