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“Originally I had a very demanding job but because I’ve been living with cancer, and it went into stage four, it was getting difficult with all the demands at work. So I had to resign and think of a way to support my children [aged six, 15 and 19], because I’m also a single mum.
“I started LOL Hair and Beauty in 2017. We specialise in curly, kinky, coily hair products. Myself and my children all have curly, weird hair. Normal shops don’t have the products that will soften our hair and keep it moist. I used to buy online from America, and it took months to get here. So I thought I might as well bring containers in and start selling to other people like us as well.
“We started off doing retail, and we sell all over Australia. Then we started getting calls from salons and small businesses wanting
to buy bulk, so now we’ve extended into doing wholesale and retail. I’ve just recently come back from the Torres Strait Islands, and they’re wanting to bring the products there too.
“ My business is in the garage, and I’ve tried to fit in as many shelves as I can, but I’m running out of space. I do all my own accounts as well. In the near future, I hope to have a warehouse/showroom open to salons.
“I love going to the bush to get grounded.
I enjoy four-wheel-driving, it’s one of my hobbies. I just go out in the wild. It actually does recharge me. My mind is clear when I get back. If my mind’s not clear, I feel that my body doesn’t function the way I want it to.
“When I’m working, I’m in a zone. It’s almost like meditating. That’s why I like it so much. Sometimes I’m up really late doing it until I’m really exhausted.
“One of my other therapies is watching the sunset and sunrise.”
“I’ve been in Brighton almost three
years now. It’s got a vibe – a very cosy atmosphere. Growing up, I was used to
a beachy township. So as soon as I drove in here, I got that feel straight away. It sort of feels like home really. I was born in PNG, and was raised half of my life in Port Douglas [North Queensland].

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