'Shocked': Gladstone's best hairdresser revealed
OWNERS of Crown2Reign salon, Michelle Eaton and Matthew Peterson were shocked, but delighted to hear Gladstone residents had voted them in as the best barber in the town.
The competition, promoted on The Observer's Facebook page, asked residents to nominate their favourite barbers.
Crown2Reign was second to none, and by far the most favoured barber salon in town, according to those who voted.
Ms Eaton said her guess for why they won was the pair's driving passion.
"We care, a lot," she said.
"And we are both perfectionists when it comes to hair."
Michelle and Matthew are set to be married next year, but before they met both had the dream of opening their own barber salon.
"Between us we have about 23 years combined experience," Michelle said.
"And when we moved to Gladstone I had clientele, really loyal customers followed me here.
Michelle and Matthew has some exciting things coming up, including the launch of their Crown2Reign clothing range.
Without giving away too much, Michelle said the label, which is set to launch in the coming weeks, would focus on casual street wear.
"Matt and I are chasing the same dream," she said.
The home business salon is located at 9 Emerson Ct.