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From Humble Beginnings To Hair On 81

Posted by Sureswipe on 3 June 2019

 Lizelle Koch launched Hair on 81 from her home in April 2003 and she learned how to balance work, life and career growth on the fly.

When Lizelle Koch launched Hair on 81 from her home in April 2003, she was a mother of young children who found it increasingly difficult to juggle work and family around mall hours. The result was that her new business never left her premises.

Instead, Lizelle needed to find a way to work from home while still keeping her business separate from her family.

“Our family home was designed to accommodate a hair salon with a separate entrance, keeping my home life and professional career apart,” she explains.

All-in-one hair boutique

Running a small business didn’t stop Lizelle from attending annual seminars in order to stay updated on the latest trends, techniques and products. 

“My business offers all Caucasian hair services to date,” she explains. “Ranging from tints, foil highlights, Bayalage, trendy haircuts, up-styling and keratin treatments.”

Hair on 81 is also a product retailer, boosting the business’s product offering and profit margins, as retail products are more scalable than services.  

Service on the move

“Sureswipe played a major role in adding convenience to my business,” beams Lizelle. “In particular the solution is affordable – the fees and device rental are very reasonable.”

Hair on 81 makes use of the Sureswipe MOVE card machine, enabling clients to buy that extra spur-of-the-moment retail product, or request an extra service, without having to carry large amounts of cash on them.

“Adding the mobile MOVE machine is great for off-site services, such as weddings,” says Lizelle. “Sureswipe’s service with regards to technical issues and queries has also always been excellent. My journey with Sureswipe has only been a pleasure.”


If you want to make card payments easier for your customers or offer them the option of using gift cards, contact Sureswipe today on 0860 200 111 or click here and we’ll call you back.


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