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Vol 3. Summer/Autumn
MICHELLE Howard returned to
Albury this year with the idea
of creating premises where
other women could establish
new small businesses within
beautiful surroundings and a climate of support.
She created Dragonfly House at 529 Macauley
Street, where White Passerine, Jewels and Lisa
Stevenson Beauty are now offering a range of
beauty treatments, waxing, tanning, fashion
clothing, jewellery and accessories.
"I put the idea together to help the girls market
their business and start up," Ms Howard said.
"They have got their own business. I have the
passion and help them put it all together."
A former beauty therapist, Ms Howard said
the idea for Dragonfly House seeded while she
was overseas for seven years in Beijing and
She saw the building, previously a tanning
salon, earlier this year and called in assistance
from tradesmen among family and friends to
complete renovations within eight weeks before
opening this month.
The name, Dragonfly House, "symbolises
renewal, a positive force and the power of life in
Among the tenants are Lisa Stevenson, whose
beauty business capitalises on her 16 years
in the industry, including make-up, technique
workshops, waxing, facials, pedicures and
shellac gel overlay for nails.
Julia Nation, or Jewels as she prefers, is
operating a business specialising in acrylic nails,
waxing, tanning and eyelash extensions.
Rebecca McKenzie has White Passerine, a
fashion boutique featuring clothing, jewellery and
accessories. Ms Howard said related tenancies
were planned for the building, as well as a coffee
idea is a
l Lisa Stevenson,
Julia Nation and
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