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ALMA Student Education Board


Emad Nayef

He attended Deakin University (1996) and studied Arts/Arabic/Commerce 



In 1997, while studying at University, Emad found a job as a part time cleaner and stock filler at a newly opened store called Hairhouse Warehouse Knox city. In 1998, Emad decided to defer university work at HW fulltime. By now he had been promoted to being Assistant Manager. Emad realised that this concept could be highly successful and asked the owners to explore the idea of Hairhouse being franchised, and they did. In 1999, the first franchise at Chirnside Park opened. 


In 2001, Emad took the big step in becoming a franchisee and opened his first store in Greensborough Plaza. The following year he opened Northland and within 4 years had 8 stores. 


In 2004, he won the Victorian Franchisee/Business person of the year. 


In 2005, at parliament house in Canberra, Emad won the Australian Franchisee/Business person of the year. 


In 2012, the Lattouf brothers asked him to join them as a Partner at the corporate Head office. Hairhouse had grown to 140 stores nationally and he became the Managing Director.



In 2016, Hairhouse acquired a beauty company "Australian Skin Clinic" and 2 new partners, Ahmed Fahour and Gavin Nixon joined to form a board of Directors. 


In 2019 he led the change of name from Hairhouse Warehouse to HAIRHOUSE and secured a long term partnership with Loreal. 


In 2021, he bought a share of a delivery company Rendr and joined the board, chaired by John Stanhope (former Chairman of AGL and Australia Post). 


He is a passionate powerlifting coach (won a Gold medal in 2012 inSlovakia) and also the Co-Owner of Proraw Powerlifting Promotions which hosts and runs the biggest competitions in the world. 


He is a member of The Coaches Club with the Essendon Football Club.

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