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About Babs Lorraine

We aspire to be Inverell and districts’ premier destination, where women and men with all tastes, styles, body types and life stages can shop. We are an affordable option for gorgeous hair and chic attire!

History of Shop, Barbara and Lorraine, Joan and Ros…

Babs Lorraine Hair and Beauty is a salon with a rich history in Inverell. Established in 1947 by May and Joe Cartwright, the salon was named after their two daughters Barbara and Lorraine.

For 25 years, the salon was operated by May until it was taken over by Joan Maclean, who had been working at the salon for many years. In 1992, Joan’s daughter Roslyn took over the salon and continued to run it successfully.

In 1998, Roslyn made the decision to move the salon to a new location at 88 Otho Street. However, this was not the end of the salon’s journey. In 2006, Roslyn began selling women’s fashion in addition to hair services.

In 2007, Roslyn moved the salon again, this time across to 43 Otho Street, and rebranded as the Babs Lorraine Hair and Fashion Emporium. The salon continued to evolve, and in 2020, Roslyn made one final move to 28 Otho Street, where it continues to operate today, offering a range of fashion accessories, shoes and giftware along with hair services.

Babs Lorraine has been an integral part of Inverell’s community for 74 years and has adapted to the changing times, always evolving and expanding its offerings to meet the needs of its customers. It is truly an institution in the town and will no doubt continue to be a favorite destination for many more years to come.

Ladies, Mens & Childrens Hairdressing.
Joico, NAK and Juuce.
Stockists of Amoena Australia products.
Stockists of Tilley Australia products.
Stockists for ORIENTIQUE fashion.

28 Otho St, Inverell NSW 2360