John Lazarou, the son of Greek immigrants, worked long and hard to realize his dream in Australia. His efforts and persistence paid off handsomely, and he has even been dubbed the “King of Coffee in Australia” as director of “The Coffee Club” international chain.
John’s parents and three of his older siblings left Rhodes and migrated to Australia in 1958. He and two later siblings were born in Brisbane. Young Lazarou was restless and started working at the tender age of 11.
He left school to start an apprenticeship at a hair salon at the age of fifteen. He opened his own hair salon at seventeen, while still an apprentice. Amazingly, he soon became the boss of the senior hairdresser to whom he was apprenticed.