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A surreal hair experience: Surreal Hair and Beauty

Celebrating 20 years of creating beautiful hair in a friendly, welcoming environment, Michelle Marsh and her talented team of stylists at Surreal Hair & Beauty make every client feel special. “We genuinely care about each and every one of them – as well as each other – and our longevity and large following of loyal clientele is testament to that.”



The salon started life on Durham Street in 1999, before moving to Victoria Street, and then its current location in St Albans following the 2011 earthquake. Investing in ongoing training is the key to growing and nurturing amazing stylists, says Michelle, who ensures her team stay ahead of the game when it comes to current trends and industry developments.

“Our skill level is consistently high, and we always provide an exceptional level of professional care. And our longstanding staff love working here so turnover is very low, which really sets us apart.”

The spacious salon is a renovated old villa on Westminster Street, featuring a lovely outdoor seating area so clients can relax in the fresh air and sun while their colour develops, accompanied by Billy, the friendly salon cat. It’s the kind of place where lifelong friendships are formed in a supportive and unique environment, where staff go the extra mile to show they care – and once you discover it, you’ll keep going back.

Surreal Hair & Beauty stock Redken products. Follow the salon on Facebook and Instagram, visit for more information or call the friendly team on 03 365 2215.




New look for spring: Studio 295

The talented team at Studio 295 knows that with a great haircut, you can look good at any age. “A good stylish cut can make a huge difference, whether worn natural or coloured,” says owner Noeleen Bonner, who runs the business from her peaceful at-home studio.



Skilled senior stylists Noeleen and Clare offer the full range of services, including Olaplex treatments for damaged hair, and keratin treatments to reduce volume and create smoother, shinier, fuzz-free locks. A stockist of L’Oréal, Paul Mitchell and Fudge, as well as LiLash for beautiful, long lashes to match your stunning new hairstyle, Noeleen encourages clients to bring in a photo of a haircut they like.

Clare is the ‘thick hair’ expert, who understands exactly what it’s like to have hard-to-control hair that seems to have a mind of its own. Noeleen has many years of experience dealing with fine hair, and knows all the tips and tricks to creating more volume and fullness.

The salon provides a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere to read a magazine and enjoy a hot coffee or tea while being pampered. With spring just around the corner, it’s a great time for a freshen up – whether you just want a trim or a totally new look.

Visit the team at Studio 295, where clients are always valued and listened to. You’ll find them at 295b Greers Road, Bishopdale. Phone 03 351 5209 or visit for more information.



Hair Art & Beauty

Love the skin you’re in: Hair Art & Beauty

H&B is now offering Medical Dermal Needling in salon today. Dermal needling serves two main functions; firstly, it stimulates epidermal growth to provide stronger and healthier skin; secondly, it stimulates the production of collagen, making skin tighter and firmer.


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Dermal needling uses a specialised instrument that contains incredibly fine medical needles to create micro punctures on the skin’s surface layer. This triggers the skin’s natural collagen production and restorative processes.

The treatment is minimally invasive however, it has been found safer than some other skin treatments such as chemical peels, laser treatments, etc. If you have scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, or want to give your skin some firming, dermal needling could be for you!

Dermal needling can help to stimulate collagen, increase skin elasticity, soften fine lines and reduce the appearance of scarring, pigmentation and sun damage. It also allows treatment products to be better absorbed by the skin.
As every client is different, we do require you have a quick consultation with one of the amazing beauticians beforehand, as they can tailor a treatment plan to your skin needs.


Contact H&B on 03 381 8939,,, or pop into the salon at 96 Cranford Street.


V For Hair & Beauty

Silver/grey is the new black: V For Hair & Beauty

Going grey gracefully and letting yourself go… there is an enormous difference! In fact, according to Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee from V For Hair & Beauty Merivale as seen on TV, you don’t have to be on the far side of 65 to be a ‘silver siren’!


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Getting tired of the time and expense of getting hair coloured as soon as the greys show? Want to avoid the chemicals used to colour your hair? Perhaps you’re travelling more and don’t want to find a new hairdresser in every port you visit or maybe you’re ready to embrace your maturity and its natural beauty, now’s the time to rock your silver locks.

“Social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram feature women of all ages proudly wearing silver-grey hair with blending tones, soft shades, and beautiful hues like sand, iris, silver, dove, lilac and silver ash – at all lengths too,” Vicki says.

“Get inspired, search the net, talk to your stylist and have a change!”



Sirocco Hair

Your next hair ‘fix’: Sirocco Hair

Specialising in all areas of hairdressing, the experienced team at Sirocco Hair Studio are experts when it comes to colours, cuts, up-to-the-minute styles and much more. You’ll find them at the block of shops on Soleares Ave in the coastal suburb of Mt Pleasant.


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The four stylists have every area of the craft covered, so you always leave knowing you’ve had the best experience possible. The boutique salon is led by owner and stylist, Rosanne, who has been in the industry for more than 20 years and is due to celebrate owning the salon for six!

Joining her is senior stylist Emma, who has 10 years’ experience, great barbering skills and enjoys getting creative with colour. Senior stylist Ashlee joined the studio just before Christmas and, with five years already under her belt, she’s loving doing blonde colour work and achieving big colour changes for her clients. Olivia, who is in the final year of her apprenticeship, has been with Sirocco for three years. She continues to gain confidence and experience in all areas of hair styling.

As a family-friendly salon, they all go above and beyond with every client they work with, catering to all ages, styles and needs.  The salon is open six days a week from Monday to Saturday, with late nights Wednesday and Thursday. Carparking is also a dream, with spots available right at the door, or via the carpark at the end of the building.


To discuss your next ‘do’, call the friendly and experienced team on 03 384 1743.


V for Hair

A fresh new look: V for Hair

The talented team at V for Hair and Beauty, Merivale are, as ever, focused on looking after clients with the best possible customer service experience.


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So, it’s not surprising that this exceptional customer experience is at the heart of the salon’s latest technological innovation. Significant investment has gone into improving the shopping experience for online users and it is now easier than ever before to view, choose and purchase the hottest hair, beauty and barber deals that are regularly updated online.

So if you’re looking for a fresh new look this year, heading to is a great first step, with this talented team ready to make the customer service experience come to life at Merivale Mall. After all, this clever crew doesn’t just do hair, they do beautiful.




Mondo Black

Talented Team: Mondo Black

Located in Edgeware, Mondo Black hairdressing salon is the vibrant and fun home to a team of stylists for whom the term ‘a passion for great hair’ is an understatement. The tight knit group don’t just create beautiful hair, but ensure a visit to the salon is relaxing and enjoyable ‘time-out’ for every client.


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Manager Alesha loves making people feel better than they did when they walked in the door. Alesha has a passion in all areas of hairdressing and says she enjoys working for such a great company.

Senior Stylist Alana describes herself as a forever hairdresser! Alana has a passion for the industry, and loves the transformation of a new look with new ideas for the client.

Sydney is the newest stylist at Mondo Black. Sydney says she adores doing what she does as a hair stylist because she loves to make people look good and feel amazing. The relationships you build with clients over the years is priceless, she adds.

Team member number four is Janeen , who works for 15 hours a fortnight as she is also the Technical Educator for Nak Haircare New Zealand!

The Nak product range used at Mondo Black is vegan, and sulphate and paraben-free. “It’s a fabulous range because it is designed especially for Australasian conditions,” Janeen says. Passionate about the industry, she loves creating new looks.


Find Mondo Black on Facebook and Instagram; meet the talented team at 680 Barbados Street, or phone 03 385 9903 for an appointment.



Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine

The expression, ‘sugar, spice and all things nice,’ has long been used to encapsulate what all young girls are made of, but we think ‘shimmer, spice and all things nice’ could be used to sum up the sentiment of the sartorial season.


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Blazing a trail, both figuratively and literally, the fashionably elite have been hitting the catwalk and the red carpet dressed almost head to toe in the shiniest of sheens, from metallic sequins to glistening chainmail.

There are endless interpretations, with an option for every occasion. Dazzling diamantes and floor-skimming metallics traditionally reserved for evening attire have been liberated from their after-hour confines and are sweeping into sartorial consciousness as appropriate attire for, well… anytime!


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Cut loose in a suitably summery micro-mini, step into the limelight with a heel encased in glitter or bedazzle your tee-and-jeans combo with the sparkliest of accessories.

Minimalism may have dominated the catwalks for the past decade, with its muted colours and shapeless garments, but ‘70s-inspired silhouettes have trickled down from high-fashion and the last couple of seasons have seen a resurgence of high-octane glamour, glitter and sequins.


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Take the opportunity to shine and add the Midas touch to your wardrobe this season.


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Salon Parlour

The Perfect Parlour: Salon Parlour

That owners of Salon Parlour, Susie Chisnall and Becs Taulango are committed to incorporating sustainable ideals to their hair, beauty and nails emporium is immediately apparent as you walk through the door of the striking space, located on the corner of Cranford and Westminster Streets.


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Polished concrete floors enhance the effect of the uplifting stud height, natural light is complemented by soothing dark walls, plus the stylish and streamlined cabinetry in plywood can be rearranged or packed down to enable the cleared space to host events.  The vibe is welcoming and the atmosphere easy and calm.

“We aim for our clients to be comfortable and totally relax – coming here is almost as much about restoring mental health as a gorgeous hair style and a rejuvenating facial,” Becs says. The fact that their warm and inclusive approach is appreciated is reflected in the broad range of clients returning again and again.

Salon Parlour works as a shared space, where self-employed hair stylists and beauty therapists collaborate and support one-another. “As well as hair styling we offer spray tanning, massage, nail treatments, waxing, hot shaves and facials, and there is always room for more practitioners to join us,” Susie says.  With more than thirty years’ experience between them, Susie and Becs are delighted to help stylists and therapists wishing to join the space settle in and establish their business.


Find them at and for appointments, enquiries about events hosting, or joining the team,

phone 03 355 1108.


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Going grey gracefully: V for Hair and Beauty

Looking for a new look for your grey hair this season? Beautifully styled grey hair is turning more heads than ever before in a growing trend towards natural beauty – enhanced with a little salon magic.


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Master Stylist Vicki 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. 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.