The 15-member team at Hairhouse Warehouse Shellharbour is celebrating after winning a national award.
The hair salon and retail outlet at Stockland Shellharbour was named Best New Store at Hairhouse Warehouse's yearly franchise awards.
The store, on the lower level of the new shopping wing at Stockland, opened in May last year.
Franchisee Lube Markovski said it was a great achievement for manager Mish Napoleoni and her team.
"Hairhouse Warehouse has 140 stores nationally," he said.
"And they are about to have 141 because we are opening a new one at Figtree on October 28."
Mr Markovski expects another good response from the community when Figtree opens.
"This store [Shellharbour] now holds the record for the highest opening week out of any Hairhouse Warehouse in Australia," he said.
"This beat Wollongong's record so we knocked ourselves off. That was what we wanted to achieve and we actually did it.
"That was amazing. Figtree fits a really good market for us. We have had a lot of people saying we wish you would open one here."
Mr Markovski is proud of the work and customer service provided by his teams in Wollongong and Shellharbour.
The Shellharbour store's performance said a lot about Ms Napoleoni and her staff, he said.
"Mish has been with me now for nearly two years," he said.
"She was selected in the dream team for Hairhouse Warehouse as well at the conference, which means she is among the best of the best."