A cut off the old block

By Riverine Herald

IF YOU went in to Hakkas Hair Design just before Christmas, you could have been forgiven for seeing triple.

That’s because three generations — grandmother, mother, and daughter — were all working there on the same day.

Sienna Agg, 13, joined her mother, Kristy Agg, and grandmother Kay Williams for a week in the hair studio for a bit of pocket money over the silly season.

And with nearly 75 years’ experience cutting hair between mother and grandmother, Sienna is certainly in a good set of hands.

Grandmother Kay Williams said the St Joseph’s College student was picking up the trade quickly.

‘‘She might start a career here later on but not for the moment — but I think we picked possibly the worst week to get her started, with the huge Christmas rush,’’ Mrs Williams said.

‘‘Kristy and I have been here for the past 22 years, and Sienna is here on a bit of work experience. It’s just after school for her at the moment.

‘‘She’s still in her first year at St Joey’s,’’ she said.

An Echuca haircutting dynasty is set to go well into the future at Hakkas — which is pretty exciting for Mrs Williams.

‘‘It’s pretty amazing really isn’t it? And amazing to have my family here alongside me.

‘‘I’ve been a hairdresser for the past 50 years — with about 28 years at my own studio and the past 22 here at Hakkas.

‘‘We moved here from Mildura more than 50 years ago to start bringing up the kids here, and now the grand kids are here too,’’ she said.