Better Coffee? I don’t Bolivia!

Let’s talk coffee. We all need it, we all drink it, and we generally don’t think about where it came from. We started thinking about coffee, and it’s impact on the environment and those who harvest it, and came to the conclusion that Organic and Fairtrade is the way to go.  This move to organic and fairtrade coffee is a way for us to continue to improve our commitment to sustainable practises.



Our new coffee beans are grown organically in Bolivia. No pesticides, no herbicides, and certainly not aided by chemical substances in any way. This is better for the longevity of the soil, the workers, and at the end of the line, us! The traders are paid fairly and properly for their beans, and are not exploited by large coffee companies that then on-sell at a premium. Better for the Earth and better for the farmers. And at the end of the day, better for all of us.

Did we mention that it is delicious? Our new beans arrived yesterday, and we have had loads of comments on how nice the coffee is. And yes, it is still complimentary for all of our guests.

Aveda “Heartlands” Tour 2013


Last night our team had the privilege of being Aveda’s guests at an amazing event held on a beautiful rooftop in South Melbourne. Aveda Global President Dominique Counseil led the evening, which was both informative and fun, and involved Victoria’s top Aveda Salons.

It began with the guests (us!) receiving complimentary Aveda rituals, including massages, hand treatments, and customised Personal Blends perfume making (With Aveda’s head pure-fumist, all the way from Minnesota!). This was awesome, as it is normally us doing these on our guests on a daily basis, and it gave us a real appreciation of how nice it is to be pampered. 

Following this, the real fun began. Dominique Counseil spoke to us about Aveda, the mission, and how he has continued to maintain and improve the Aveda vision and mission globally, and gave us a real insight to the indigenous communities worldwide that Aveda (and us!) helps sustain. In fact, the organic sandalwood oil is harvested by an indigenous tribe in the Northern Territory, and Aveda ensures that they are paid correctly, and able to continue to live a traditional life because of this. More insight was given to the plans to increase the content of certified organic ingredients from 97% to 100% in the near future. He was a very interesting and inspiring man, and we think he does a great job.

Aveda Global Colour Director, Ian Michael Black then presented some models from the latest Aveda collection “Heartlands”. He spoke to us about scaling colour back, and his vision that things didn’t need to be “way out” to be creative and beautiful. We certainly agreed.


Allan Ruiz, Aveda Global Style Director then came on stage and spoke about his part of the collection. His vision for easy-to-wear, commercial styles rang true, and I believe that our team walked away with plenty of inspiration on how to incorporate these looks into those of our guests. The recently crowned North American Hairdresser of the Year was entertaining, fun, and so talented.

Thanks Aveda for inviting us to be your guests at such an inspiring, amazing evening. 

Guess Who Is Coming Back…


Remember this happy face? The team at Cobaarz Warragul is delighted to welcome back April Archer! April is a Warragul girl, Cobaarz born and raised. She moved to Perth two years ago and continued to enjoy her Aveda journey. 

But thankfully for us, all good things come to an end. After having a blast in Perth, April is ready to come home to Warragul, her family, and of course to Cobaarz. And we can’t wait to see what skills she has developed in these two years.

April rejoins our team as a Full Time Advanced Stylist on the 10th of September. 

Her appointment book is already filling up! Don’t miss out! Call 5622 2255 NOW to secure your appointment with April!