By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY: Following the report yesterday on that Harvey Norman had suggested Voxson sell its salon-quality hairdryers to general consumers, Voxson general manager Andrew Loginnou contacted to clarify the comments.

Andrew Loginnou was keen to make it clear that it was only individual retailers, from a variety of leading stores, that had been so impressed with the hairdryers, and not Harvey Norman in particular either at a local or on a national level.

“This retailer was amongst a number of major retailers that Voxson was promoting its range to,” Loginnou said.

Loginnou went on to say that Voxson had been exhibiting their new high quality Chevaux hairdryers to a selection of retailers in order to get their views on the product. He explained that the hairdryers had been designed for professional use, but upon inspection, Loginnou explained, there was a consensus that the hairdryers could be a success in general retail.

“After talking to a range of retailers, we think there’s huge potential for our salon-grade hairdryers in the electrical retailers market,” Loginnou said.

Harvey Norman national marketing manager, electrical division, Hayden Myers, confirmed that no national distribution discussions had taken place.

“We [Harvey Norman] haven’t dealt with them on a national level in two years and were unaware that Voxson had spoken to individual retailers.” Myers said.