About Us

Our Founder

MINI LATIF

Mini Latif

A Western suburbs Melbournian, Mini completed her Diploma & Bachelor in Business Marketing at Victoria University & then continued her education at Swinburne University with a Post Graduate in Multimedia Communication.  A career opportunity saw Mini make the move to London to specialise in online communications. Her career in the UK introduced her to leading advertising agencies & cutting edge technologies. “I experienced work environments that at the time were fun & edgy, but all along were a prelude to creating my own egalitarian company. My career experiences have ranged from small family business, to multibillion-dollar international organisations. I have taken bits from all the journeys to get to where I am today - I am damn proud,” Mini says. The Ottoman3 brand has been years in the making. With strong foundation of cultural heritage & family influence, Mini knew back in Year 7 when designing her first logo ‘La Latif’, that she would open her own business. It was that decision that inspired her to work & live abroad in order to transition her dreams into reality. Today Mini also entertains us with her tongue in cheek Blog ‘Beauty & The Business’. Here she does the typical Blogette things like review products.  Yet what her followers enjoy most is her Vlogs on running your own small business. Often heartfelt, but most certainly raw & open, she is now one of Australia’s first entrepreneurs that have opened the door to see behind the scenes in the making of her company, the product line & demystifies the reality of being a small business operator in Australia.  

 

Our Story

Ottoman3 was founded in May 2009 after a 5 year search & several trips around the globe. It started with the desire to bring beauty rituals of ancient times back to the forefront of Beauty today. The ancient art of Threading was introduced to Ottoman3 founder Mini Latif when she was just 3 years old. Threading is a hair removal technique using cotton thread.There are many methods that can be learnt, but ultimately it takes years & hundreds of Brows before one can master the art. Beginning with the flagship store in Myer Highpoint, continued demand for high quality service led to expansion of the business to include 3 new locations & the release of their custom made product line.  

 

What is the Ottoman3 difference?

Everybody deserves a little indulgence so we have ensured that the products and talent available are the best on offer, without costing a fortune. Every customer leaves with a compliment and a little token of their value to us.   The Ottoman3 Artist We searched high & low for the best in the business & we found them! Each beautician that comes to Ottoman3 is already fully experienced in the art of Brow Threading. We then spend night & day getting them to Ottoman3 standards that ultimately gives them the title: Artist. All fully qualified, our Artists help bring your Brows to their best & offer great advice completing your Brow look. The other little something they are wonderful at is listening. Whether it is about what you need & want from your treatment or about what a crazy week you have just had, we love to listen.  

 

What is the 3 in Ottoman3?

Great things come in 3's and so do our values! Cleanliness: We are obsessed with cleanliness, partly due to our great upbringing, but also due to seeing far too many fungus disease infested salons. All tools are thoroughly sterilised and comply with Council standards. Also each thread is disposed of after each use. It really is the way it should be - clean! Fabulous Customer Service: It begins with a smile. We know that you have taken time out in your busy schedule to see us and so to say thank you we offer you an environment that is welcoming, enjoyable and just that little bit extra special. Affordable Luxury: We use the highest quality products giving you the Day Spa service, at everyday prices. Cutting corners is not what we are about. You should be able to experience all the delights the world has to offer and if you cannot get to them, we will bring the best to you!

 

What is the Ottoman in Ottoman3?

Inspired by the great architecture of the Ottoman Empire, we decided to design our Brow Bars around the luxury of that time. With Byzantine and Persian influences, Ottoman3 used the colours of Gold reflecting the indulgences, the Blues for the flow of water and White to represent cleanliness and purity.