Turning Passion into a Profession

 

Noel Bosman had to leave Gippsland to be reminded that it really was ‘home.’ The father of four had a late start in the world of Hairdressing after a career in supermarket management. He was always pestering his sisters to let him do their hair and finally, 10 years ago, he turned his passion into a profession.

 

 

Noel Bosman had to leave Gippsland to be reminded that it really was ‘home.’ The father of four had a late start in the world of Hairdressing after a career in supermarket management. He was always pestering his sisters to let him do their hair and finally, 10 years ago, he turned his passion into a profession.

 

“People thought I was having a mid-life crisis at 25 leaving my well-paid management job when and sold my house to pursue this life-long dream. The short-term sacrifices were for long term gain.” He has never looked back.

 

Noel became a young Dad at only 17 and with a strong work ethic to provide for his son and his daughter who came along a few years later his focus was on progressing in his career in the supermarket industry. “Fortunately, I was lucky to be surrounded by a supportive family and with the will and drive not to not be another statistic. I worked hard really, really hard juggling full-time work while being a full time single parent.” He put aside his desire to be a hair stylist until the right opportunity came his way.  

After running his own salon in Sale for 2 years, he was burnt out. “I took off to work in Queensland to have a break from the familiar but home soon called me back. I love this region and had to leave it to be reminded of that” Says Noel.

Coming back to Gippsland to work as Creative Director in a salon in Morwell. Noel and his partner David moved to Trafalgar and quickly settled into their new community. They felt warmly welcomed and David joined Rotary and the Traf High School council.

With four children between them their life is full with them juggling work, sport, family and time with friends. “Trafalgar has been a great place to base our life and the natural next step was launching my own salon Anton Hair.” Noel was booking clients 6 weeks ahead before the doors even opened.

Nicknamed ‘Anton’ by his last employer, who thought he looked more like an Anton than a Noel when they first met; the name stuck. Instantly recognisable with his hairdressing scissors tattoo on his neck that matches his salon logo, this friendly and well coifed man knows his trade. He has been an industry trainer and assessor as well as a judge in hairdressing competitions and loves to encourage young up-and-coming hairstylists.

Noel lives with a strong belief in the power of positive thinking. “Believe and Achieve. When a young teenager, I had a lot of issues at home, sexuality issues and I was bullied a lot at school. I want to be an inspiration to the youth of today showing them that no matter what choices you make, no matter your lifestyle, if you believe and work hard dreams can become a reality.”

We’re a good team, Dave will keep his finger on the pulse behind the scenes while I focus on making my clients gorgeous.”

Things look promising after just a few weeks trading has been a whirlwind and the lead up to it exhausting. With a strong current client base following him to his new location along with new faces being converted by their Anton Hair experience and the appointments continues to fill up.

“Don't let choices you make hold you back from your dreams. We all make mistakes we all fail. It’s what you take from these experiences and grow.” Beams Noel, now very much at home in his elegant and creative salon space.

 

 

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  • #1

    David "wombat" Lyons (Monday, 28 August 2017 05:36)

    its also always funny when he and the kids turn up at community events to pick on his partner at rotary BBQs - its a bit like the comments between them are very funny, but clearly a family full of love, and enjoyment of onions in bread! - i also think he missed the opportunity to keep the 'blooming bright' signs on the shop and open Blooming Bright Hair Trafalgar!

  • #2

    Sheryl Woodall (Monday, 28 August 2017 05:39)

    I'm so proud of my son Noel and what he has achieved with lots of ups and downs but always look on the bright side of life and I can't go without mentioning David for being an absolute gem to my son and helping him with everything I do love ❤️ my two boys lol xoxoxo