Men weren’t always in style

Gordon Searle, who turns 80 today, may be officially retired, but he admits he can’t give up the scissors after a career dating back to 1955. He is pictured yesterday with his granddaughter McKenzie Bobos. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Gordon Searle, who turns 80 today, may be officially retired, but he admits he can’t give up the scissors after a career dating back to 1955. He is pictured yesterday with his granddaughter McKenzie Bobos. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

WHEN it comes to industry gender stereotypes, Mildura’s Gordon Searle could be described as a trailblazer.

Celebrating his 80th birthday today and reflecting on the accomplishments of his career, Mr Searle said he had his mother to thank for his love of hairdressing.

“Basically, she came home one day and told me she had enrolled me at the Associated Hairdressers Academy,” Ms Searle recalled.

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