TG’s Hair Studios a cut above

Amy McPhillips 9 December 2016

TG's Hair studios

In a career spanning 30 years, owner of TG’s Hair Studios, Tammy Garratt, has logged over 60,000 hours of hairdressing, trained 34 apprentices and opened three salons under the TG’s Hair Studios umbrella.

With salons in Fyshwick, Civic and Jerrabomberra, she says a focus on staff development and ongoing training is what sets TG’s apart from other salons.

Last month Tammy won the Telstra ACT Business Women’s Business Owner Award, which recognised her passion for staff development and commitment to supporting apprentices throughout their training.

“I want to educate my staff so that they’re better than me,” she says.

All TG’s staff members undertake training every eight weeks to keep their skills sharp.

“People sometimes ask why I’d risk investing time and money in developing staff when there’s a risk that they’ll leave as soon as their training is completed. My response is, what if you don’t, and they stay?”

Tammy says that each of her salons cater to a slightly different market, but that all staff complete the same training, regardless of location.

“At our flagship salon in Fyshwick, we see a lot of business owners, professionals and tradies. In Jerrabomberra, which is more suburban, most of our clients are mums and families. In the city, it’s young and innovative and we cater to a broader demographic,” she says.

If you’re looking for a great upstyle, Tammy recommends visiting Lisa at TG’s Hair Studios in Jerrabomberra. Lisa specialises in bridal and formal styling and co-owns the salon alongside Tammy.

While Tammy doesn’t believe in blindly following hair fashion trends (she says that people always look better when they choose hairstyles that suit them, rather than what’s in fashion) there are a few key trends to watch out for this summer.

“Fringes and soft-looking hair are in, and extensions and clip-ins are also huge. With the warmer weather we’re starting to see lots of beachy curls, and when the hair is thrown up it looks rough and soft,” she says.

“For weddings, we’re seeing similar styles. Soft buns and finger waves are popular, but they’re not sleek or polished – the idea is to not look like you’ve just walked out of a salon.”

When it comes to colour, Tammy says that almost anything goes, from conservative pastel blondes to vibrant pink balayage.

“Colour is big right now. If you sit in Garema Place, you’ll see a bit of everything. You’ll see blue-haired chicks with rockabilly tattoos who look awesome to people experimenting with lighter pastels.”

TG’s Hair Studios is renowned across Canberra for its expertise and creativity in styling, cutting and colouring hair. Tammy and her team pride themselves on delivering the best possible service and ensuring that you leave the salon looking and feeling fabulous. Book an appointment today to experience the TG’s Hair Studios difference.

Mention RiotACT when you make your next booking at TG’s Hair Studios throughout November and receive 25% off one of your services. To find out more, visit or call your nearest salon: Jerrabomberra (6299 9002), Fyshwick (6280 6566) or Civic (6162 4247).


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