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V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

Fashionable feminine locks: V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

V For Hair and Beauty Merivale has specialists in the team for whom balayage and ombre is their passion; creating beautiful fashionable, feminine looks for their clients.

V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

The free-hand application allows them to achieve a more natural and modern effect with subtle transitions between the chosen hues, whether blonde, brunette, red or the latest pastlefier colours.
You can amplify the hue to vary from a soft wash to bright and bold depending on your personal preference. When balayage or ombre grows out, the demarcation line between the roots and the coloured strands is not noticeable when done by a trained expert.
Outside of very short cropped hair, it can work on a variety of hair lengths, textures and colours, making it truly universal and flattering for all women.
Nothing helps to stay looking current as a modern hair colour and a trendy cut. The balayage or ombre look is deservedly considered the hottest customised hair colour solution of today.

Mondo Black

Only a hairdresser knows… : Mondo Black

Family friendly Christchurch hair salon Mondo Black has a chic neighbourhood vibe. Despite this, it draws clients from far and wide. Maybe because stylists here possess specialist expertise in colouring.

Mondo Black

 

At the top end of Barbadoes street, Mondo Black stocks the professional-only haircare brand named NAK, which is manufactured in Australia and customised for Australasian weather conditions. Nak formulations include heat-protectants to keep tresses in peak condition.
Salon owners Janeen and Ross say their staff are passionate about giving clients the exact colour and cut to suit their wants and needs. Most Mondo Black stylists have been trained in Australia as well as on site in Christchurch when a Nak product educator visits several times each year.
Clients at Mondo Black are encouraged to show their stylist pictures from magazines or Instagram. For instance, when ‘going blonde’ there are so many variations a client might envisage, from gold, to cream, to grey blonde.
Then, depending on which shade is selected, plus the texture and style of hair, a product for this will be stocked here to give the colour treatment longevity. Such colour masque products also work to renew the intensity of certain gorgeous highlights.
And, because everyone’s crowning glory is unique, the products needed to nurture each client’s hair should be personalised also. That’s something at which Mondo Black stylists excel.

Hair Art & Beauty

Perfecting the total look: Exciting times for Hair Art & Beauty

The past six months have been a whirlwind of fabulous experiences and exciting changes at Hair Art & Beauty, Cranford Street.

Hair Art & Beauty
Carla Thompson, Hair Art & Beauty

A whirlwind of fabulous experiences and exciting changes

In October, salon owner Carla travelled to New York to work at Bridal Fashion Week, before jet-setting to Europe to assist Sharon Blain (2018 Hairdressing Educator of the Year) with hosting hair-up workshops.
The salon closed for a few weeks at Christmas, during which time builders were hard at work on a salon makeover. The salon now has a chic new look and stage two has commenced; the building of a brand-new day spa. This purpose-built spa will combine style, luxury and innovation so clients can be pampered with the latest global beauty techniques (such as LED facials and dermal needling), as well as the classics like waxing, IPL and massage.
Hair Art & Beauty was a finalist in the Top Shop awards! Plus, in the past months plenty of team activities were scheduled, like in and out-of-salon-training and delicious meals out as a group, making this a very busy year.
The staff are eager to see what the rest of 2018 has in store. They’re awaiting clients’ reactions to the fabulous salon make-over.
Drop-ins to check out refurbishments and make appointments are always welcome. Or visit www.hairart.co.nz.

Holmwood and Rossall

Luscious locks: Holmwood & Rossall’s personalised hair consultations

Whether or not our hair is in top condition is occasionally a cause for concern. Then there’s the issue of whether a cut or look still suits. It’s easy to get stuck in a style which isn’t optimally flattering. Too often we’re in the groove of our own time pressures, using once-ideal haircare products.

Holmwood and Rossall

On the positive side, this is easily changed. Highly experienced staff at the Norman’s Road Holmwood and Rossall salon believe in the power of personalised hair consultations. Having owned hair salons in Wellington for three decades, the salon owner values being able to offer bespoke hair services.
Each individual has unique features, facial shape and size, and an in-depth consultation about what will suit for a switched-up look is invaluable. Pictures brought in by clients are helpful, and Holmwood and Rossall stylists will determine whether a client’s hair-type will work successfully for the desired result.
Senior hair practitioners Dean and Jess put emphasis on hair condition. Once the hair is cut or coloured, styled and crafted, they are careful to educate a client about keeping it healthy and gorgeous.
“People have to be able to enjoy, rather than battle with their hair, and sometimes need more information to care confidently for it,” Jess says.
Visit www.holmwoodandrossall.co.nz.

Soho Hair

Habit of care: making hair care a regular part of your life at Soho Hair salon

Soho Hair salon owner Sarah Marsh believes more people should experience the regular blow-dry in their daily haircare lives.

Soho Hair

“I think there’s definitely potential for people to put themselves a little higher on the agenda,” Sarah says. “Having a regular time to come in, have a coffee, massaging wash and blow-dry just sets you up for the next five days of feeling great,” she adds.
Soho’s ten staff, including three elite stylists with over 15 years’ experience each, still enjoy the loyalty of clients who were pre-quake customers in the central city. In their spacious Addington salon, large sofas and polished floors add a relaxed vibe to the atmosphere.
“People come to us from all over,” she says. Having plenty of available carparks right outside means the weekly haircare session is stress-free.
Sarah would like people to know that blow-dries are not all the same. Some target thinning hair, increasing body and texture; others produce waves; yet others coax out gorgeous curls.
“Our stylists can nurture people’s hair via blow-drying techniques in exactly the way they specify, whether that be to smooth it, straighten it, or help loose waves to form through the ends,” she says.
“And when we look great, we attack our to-do list with more verve and confidence. We just tend to conquer more, with more energy.”
The staff at Soho Hair will always quote first on differing cuts and treatments, along with consulting fully with clients at the outset.

Kudos Hairdressing

Fuelled by creativity and innovation: the team at Merivale’s Kudos Hairdressing love what they do

Kudos Hairdressing is a beautiful, warm and inviting space in the heart of Merivale and not surprisingly, because this is a team which recognises that, whether a hairstyle or your business, first impressions really do count.

Kudos Hairdressing

This attention to detail extends to far more than the physical face of the business, with a talented team at the top of its professional game. “Our team is highly trained and extremely motivated, with strong creativity and a deep love for what we do,” Senior Stylist and Director Michelle Farmer says.
It certainly explains the loyal clientele the growing team continues to accumulate. Laura has recently joined the salon and specialises in cutting and flawless balayage. With more than 15 years’ experience, she fits right in at the dynamic salon where you are always greeted with a smile, a choice of beverage and the latest glossy magazine.
Kudos has recently started using System Professional products, a range based on the recognition that everyone’s hair is as unique as their fingerprint. “All our treatments are 100 percent customised and the results are fantastic,” Michelle explains.
A total curl range delivering up to 48 hours of defined, moisture locked curls, the new Sebastian Professional Twisted range is another popular addition while, for those after a sleek, straight look, a Keratin Express blow out can last for up to six weeks. The salon also stocks Quay Australia sunglasses, a cutting-edge brand Kylie Jenner has collaborated with.
Keeping up with current trends is all part of the fun and fuels the team’s creativity. So, while you may leave with a new look or some new shades, either way, you’ll leave looking fantastic.

V for Hair

Going grey gracefully: Vicki from V for Hair on embracing a change to grey

Beautifully styled grey hair is turning more heads than ever before in a growing trend towards natural beauty – enhanced with a little salon magic.

V for Hair

Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee, of V for Hair and Beauty upstairs in Merivale Mall, says women often start to grey by 35, or even earlier – and many are now loving the look and making the most of the change.
It’s important to choose a shade that suits your skin. The grey colour palette in clothes fashion has never dated, so sultry hues of silver, sand, dove, iris and lilac for hair can also be incredibly feminine and flattering.
Like any change in hair colour or style, it’s a transition, so planning ahead for special occasions is vital. V for Hair and Beauty’s stylists offer a complimentary consultation and may suggest going lighter with a base colour, highlights, age-blend colours to soften obvious lines, or weaving in lowlights for darker hair. Visit www.vforhair.co.nz.

Soul Style Organic Hair Salons

A soul-ful salon: Soulstyle Organic Hair Salons are the easy going environmentally friendly salons you need to check out

The vibe is chill, the feeling is restorative and the products are eco friendly at the two Soulstyle Organic Hair Salons owned and operated by Deanna and Greg Campbell.

Soul Style Organic Hair Salons

Blending authenticity with style to bring you the uplifting but calming experience that every hair appointment should be. Locally roasted Switch Organic espresso is brewed for you by expert barista Greg, including Rangiora’s Claridges Herbal tea range that anyone passing by can come in and enjoy.
The South New Brighton salon came first, and Lyttelton is the latest lucky community to get a soul boost. Deanna and Greg love the feeling of being a part of the city coming back to life, growing and regenerating. They’re on a mission to help retain our heritage: both salons are located in older buildings stuffed with character, with the Lyttelton salon housed in an original 1880’s building. Greg and Deanna love the community feel of the port and are excited to be one of the many new businesses in Lyttelton.
All the products are organic/natural, ammonia free, mineral and plant based, and locally sourced where possible. With 100 percent grey coverage and stunning fashion colours, you are in safe hands with these talented stylists. Soulstyle’s Mother’s Day special is a free cut and organic treatment with every colour in the week after Mother’s Day (conditions apply) and, of course, vouchers are available.
Feed your soul, nurture your style at Soulstyle!

Colour & styling by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.

An autumnal shake up: transforming your hair with Carla and the team at Hair Art & Beauty

Planning a hair shake-up? Need some inspiration from professionals around the world? H&B has been taking notes on the colour trends for autumn 2018 and is ready to help you transform your locks!

Colour & styling  by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.
Colour & styling by Carla Thompson H&B hair art & beauty.

With leaves changing and temperatures dropping, red and copper-based colours are making their comeback. The latest autumn trends point towards burgundy and purple-based reds being the must-have. With Pantone’s Colour of the Year being announced as Ultraviolet, many homages to this within the hair industry have been seen already. A dash of purple in a red or brown colour can give a striking result.
With moisture in the air, cold temperatures creeping in and heaters blasting in the office, you may feel a little lacklustre. The Keratin Blowout is an essential treatment for anyone struggling with frizz, fluff, or unmanageable hair. It leaves your hair significantly smoother for up to eight weeks, making blow-drying and flat-ironing a breeze. If done immediately following a colour service, Keratin Blowout will lock in your colour, helping it to look fresh for longer.
Along with its superstar stylists, H&B has beauticians armed with the best and brightest technology. The new Ultraceuticals Sonophoresis service is the perfect add-on to a facial. Using ultrasonic vibrations, it allows your skin to absorb the products used in your facial more efficiently. Pop into H&B now to get a glimpse of the day spa progress – opening this year!
If you would like to make a consultation appointment with a stylist or beautician, contact Hair Art & Beauty on 03-381 8939,
info@hairart.co.nz, or book online at hairart.co.nz.

Salon E

Transitioning to grey hair: trying the grey trend with Salon E

Grey hair is on trend right now so there has never been a better time to transition from your permanent coloured hair.

Salon E

 

Going grey is a big decision and many, if not most, women freely admit they’re afraid of looking old or that people will treat them differently because of their salt-and-pepper tresses.
When going grey, you need to consider if you want to blend it subtly or fully embrace it.
The good news is, there are many ways Salon E can make the transition an easier one. With Schwarzkopf Professional’s new Absolutes range with Silver White Tonal Refiner, the talented team can eliminate the six-weekly regrowth problem and transition clients close to their natural grey hair.
Now there is no need to cut your hair to a very short length in order to make that change. Call Salon E now to arrange a consultation.