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Hall of Fame

Congratulations to ORBE for winning Best Hair/Beauty Salon at the 2020 Eastside Business Awards.

Orbe Hair and Beauty Hall of FameWhen ORBE won Best Hair/Beauty Salon at the 2020 Eastside Business Awards, it was a vindication of the salon’s business philosophy.

Co-owner IdaTirimacco says, “We have always offered support for our local community— whether a school fair or the local netball club fundraiser”.

Naturally, The Parade and Ida’s loyal customers have embraced her wholeheartedly since she first arrived as an apprentice in 1984.

The relationships that I have built with clients who have supported me from the beginning are absolutely priceless.

Ten years on, Ida and co-owner Joe Cimmino opened their own salon in the same location that she first started as a young apprentice.

Now, as well as being voted Best Hair/Beauty Salon for the second year in a row, ORBE has also been inducted into the Eastside Business Awards prestigious Hall of Fame. “What hasn’t changed is our constant commitment to training and employing young people, believing in our industry, and embracing the importance of making people look and feel fabulous.”

Reserved for businesses which have been operating in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters for more than 20 years, Ida describes the award as humbling and acknowledges that it comes at a very unusual time. “It’s unlike anything we’ve faced before,” she says of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Ida and Joe have faced it in the same way they approach every other challenge—by staying positive and putting every effort into ensuring their business continues to thrive.

Together, Ida and Joe have kept the salon’s 22 staff members employed. They are understandably delighted and their customers are just as happy. “We’ve had lots of positive feedback and excellent reviews from our clients,” says Ida.

Both Ida and Joe have remained favourites on The Parade thanks to their ability to adapt to trends in the hair and beauty industry as well as a changing business climate. But Ida puts ORBE’s sustained success down to the things that have stayed the same.

“What hasn’t changed is our constant commitment to training and employing young people, believing in our industry, and embracing the importance of making people look and feel fabulous.”

For more information about ORBE, visit: The Parade Norwood: ORBE