Anita Odd from Scamps Hairstylists in Bowen and Jodi Lorraway from Shear Pleasure in Proserpine share the crown of the best hairdresser in the Whitsundays for 2020.
Anita Odd from Scamps Hairstylists in Bowen and Jodi Lorraway from Shear Pleasure in Proserpine share the crown of the best hairdresser in the Whitsundays for 2020.

Whitsundays’ best hairdressers crowned for 2020

A LIFELONG love of creativity inspired a born and bred Bowen resident to enter the hairdressing profession and now she's been recognised for her talent.

Anita Odd from Scamps Hairstylists in Bowen has been crowned the joint winner of the title of best hairdresser in the Whitsundays.

She shares the title with Jodi Lorraway from Shear Pleasure, with both snapping up 19 per cent of the vote in a recent Whitsunday Times online poll.

Supporters rallied around Jodi and Anita when the call-out for top stylists was shared on social media.

 

 

Denise Mccullough spoke highly of Jodi.

"The best at everything … cutting, colour, you name it, she does it and I always walk out feeling beautiful," she said.

Shannon Lorraway was also full of praise for Jodi.

"All round amazing style, cut and colour.," she said.

"The salon is beautiful and a gorgeous place to visit."

Happy customers also rallied around Anita Odd from Scamps Hairstylists, who said she was overwhelmed by the support.

Mrs Odd said she had always harboured a creative streak and hairdressing was a career she showed an interest in from a young age.

 

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She can remember playing with her friends' hair for fun.

Now, her passion lies in colouring and nailing the perfect blonde tone for her clients.

"I love making people feel good about themselves," Mrs Odd said.

"If your hair looks good, you feel so much better in yourself."

Anita Odd from Scamps Hairstylists in Bowen has been named the joint winner of the best hairdresser in the Whitsundays contest. She shares the crown with Jodi Lorraway from Shear Pleasure in Proserpine. Photo: Elyse Wurm
Anita Odd from Scamps Hairstylists in Bowen has been named the joint winner of the best hairdresser in the Whitsundays contest. She shares the crown with Jodi Lorraway from Shear Pleasure in Proserpine. Photo: Elyse Wurm

The mother of three began her apprenticeship at Scamps Hairstylists 24 years ago and after a 12-year stint at a different salon, she has now been back at Scamps for about six years.

"I have lots of loyal customers," she said.

"Thank you to everyone for your support."

Three hairdressers shared the second place spot in the Whitsunday Times' best hairdresser poll for 2020.

They were Samantha Holliday from Saks, Anna Camilleri from Urban Hair and Beauty Lounge and Davina Briskey from The Sacred Art of Hair.


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