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Warrnambool icon Jabo will close after four decades this Saturday | The standard


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The return of the mules may have been hard on Jabo’s hairdresser Anthony Johnstone, but he says it’s harder to say goodbye to the customers he’s watched grow when it closes after 45 years. It will be the end of a time when Warrnambool hair and beauty institution Jabo will close its doors for the last time at 2pm on Saturday. Mr Johnstone – who has worked there for 43 years – said they would be the people he would miss the most. “You get girls in high school, you see them get married and then you cut their kids’ hair,” he said. “The perm days are all over now and it’s all color and gray blonde.” “(But) at our peak we had nine or 10 hairdressers, solariums and flotation tanks.” Mum was always on the lookout for something new and she was the first in Warrnambool to start the rental initiative chair.” He said his mother bought the building as an investment. “Mom had a clothing store and she saw this coming and bought it as an investment and I was looking to get out of school,” he said. for an apprentice, so I signed up at 16. “School ended on Friday and I started there Saturday morning and I’ve been there ever since. “Working with your parents can be a little taxing, but some of the clients I’ve had for 38-39 years – those are the people you miss.” Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: