Residents and visitors of Portside Wharf will look more stylish than ever now renowned hair salon, Tigerlamb has launched at the sophisticated riverside precinct in Hamilton.

The boutique salon is the third for Brisbane-born hairdresser-turned-entrepreneur Helen Owens, who opened her first salon in Teneriffe a decade ago, followed by a second in New Farm in 2012.

Ms Owens said the boutique retail and shopping precinct of Portside Wharf felt like a natural progression.

“Tigerlamb is a sophisticated salon with high-end fit outs, quality products and premium service so our locations need to reflect this,” she said.

“When opening a salon, I look for great spaces in premier suburbs with easy parking and walk-by trade.

“For my third salon, I wanted somewhere up and coming – somewhere I could get in early and take advantage of the growth – Portside Wharf offers me exactly that.”

Ms Owens said Portside Wharf was the perfect fit for Tigerlamb.

“There’s a real energy about the precinct and it’s appealing for both customers and staff,” she said.

“After having my sights on Portside Wharf for some time, waiting for the right space to become available, I’m thrilled to have secured a spot in such a high-end precinct that ticks all the boxes for our brand.”

Brookfield Residential Properties Regional Director Lee Butterworth said the waterfront precinct had a focus on boutique retail and Tigerlamb complemented the mix of retailers who already call Portside Wharf home.

“Portside Wharf’s access to high calibre clientele means the waterside shopping and dining precinct attracts quality retailers such as Tigerlamb,” he said.

“With its position along the Brisbane River and location in the blue chip suburb of Hamilton, Portside Wharf has become a hub for boutique retailers such as Urbbana menswear, Bou’s for Men’s barber and Dendy Cinema.

“The precinct itself is home to more than 500 residents which will increase once the latest two stages, Pinnacle and Link, are completed in the first half of this year.

“With additional high density apartments in surrounding developments and the foot traffic from the Brisbane Cruise Terminal, which currently brings more than 180,000 visitors annually to the precinct, Portside Wharf offers an incredible customer base for any retailer.

“This customer base will continue to grow as the redevelopment of Northshore Hamilton progresses and infrastructure, such as the $650 million upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive, is completed.”

Portside Wharf is home to a mix of boutique shopping, fine dining, waterfront cafes, entertainment and conveniences, and features four complete residential buildings, with another two under construction.

The precinct sits along the Brisbane River just six kilometres from the CBD, 15 minutes from the airport and within easy reach of the Gateway Motorway and public transport including the CityCat.

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