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Ethical and sustainable haircare: Mondo Black


The demand for ethical, sustainable and gorgeous haircare options continues to grow, as clients become increasingly mindful about the products they use.

 

 

Mondo Black – your colour experts – proudly stock the Australian NAK Hair Care range, which creates products that are cruelty-free, nut-free, gluten-free and sulphate and paraben-free.

Not only are they kinder to the planet, enriched with coconut, aloe and pear, they also smell delicious, are gentle on your skin, and leave your hair feeling soft and shiny.

The new-look NAK signature range is vegan friendly, and Mondo Black’s passionate team of stylists are happy to discuss all your NAK Hair queries and options. Janine, the NAK technical educator for New Zealand, also happens to work as a hair stylist at Mondo Black 15 hours per fortnight.

The friendly and welcoming St Alban’s salon has been operating from their 680 Barbadoes Street shop since 2010, successfully combining professional hair styling, brilliant service and top-quality results.

Specialising in blonde hair colour, they have recently introduced a new powder lightening system, which helps hold in the moisture, resulting in hydrated, luscious locks. Manic Panic, a vibrant hair colouring range from America, is also available.

All stylists are passionate about creating beautiful colours, keeping up with the latest styles and introducing their clients to fashion-forward trends.

Mondo Black is open from Tuesday to Saturday, with late nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, so contact manager Alesha or stylists Sydney and Alana today.

Call 03 385 9903 or check out Mondo Black on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 


 

Good hair season: Kudos Hairdressing


All year we look forward to spring events and Christmas party time, so a good hair day simply isn’t enough – a good hair season is a must!

 

 

 

Kudos Hairdressers, on the corner of Papanui Road and Mansfield Ave at 204 Papanui Road, offer the colour services, styling and haircare products that will ensure your hair is looking gorgeous for all the celebrations ahead.

Days at the races can often mean new and unfamiliar headpieces, and the team at Kudos would love to help you find the perfect hairstyle to enhance as well as secure your hat or fascinator. If you’ve chosen a headband or are letting your hair make the statement, make a booking for the perfect straight or curled blow wave for short or long hair on the morning of the big day.

Director and Senior Stylist Michelle Farmer says bookings are also filling up with those ensuring their Christmas look is perfect, so do phone as soon as possible to reserve your December spot.

To ensure you can keep your hair looking its best between appointments, Michelle has hand-picked a range of products which make fabulous gifts too. You’ll find System Professional, Wella, and Sebastian Professional, and Kudos stocks the iconic GHD brand of hair straighteners.

Men are catered for too with the brand-new range SEB MAN by Sebastian Professional available in the salon. The fabulous SEB MAN includes The Groom hair and beard oil, The Dandy light hold pomade, The Sculptor matte hair clay, the Purist anti-dandruff/purifying shampoo, and The Cooler hair tonic. “Men are becoming more interested in taking care of themselves and grooming their hair and beards, so it’s great to have this specialised range in the salon,” Michelle says.

Michelle, Vivienne, Corrin, Rachel and Lucinda are the core team of stylists at this well-established salon, and offer years of experience so you know your hair is great hands. Priding themselves on customer service, Kudos is a place to relax. Chat with the team over coffee, or bury yourself in the delicious stack of glossy mags if time out is what you need.

 


 

Silver & Sexy!: V For Hair and Beauty


Look beautiful and feel radiant, silver and sexy!

 

 

The V For Hair and Beauty team has all the latest techniques and products to make embracing your grey easy, Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee says. “You don’t need or want flat, dull grey hair. We can give you a shimmering sexy blonde or cool iris sparkle, or many more to embrace the grey.”

You don’t want to live at your hairdressers, so rather than leaving a harsh regrowth line, their techniques will disguise new growth with a soft, flattering look. “We understand that as your grey hair comes in you still want to look great. A great cut also plays a big part in this; you want a cut that enhances your features.”

Head in for a complimentary consultation with one of their specialists in going grey gracefully. After all, V For Hair and Beauty ‘gets’ grey hair and takes great pride in making ladies feel beautiful.

 

 


 

Earth Organic Hairdressing

The personal touch: Earth Organic Hairdressing


Traci Aylmer of Earth Organic Hairdressing says the reason her clientele base is growing and remaining loyal is because clients appreciate a totally one-on-one service where they’re warmly welcomed and treated as if they’re the most important person in the room. “People are tired of feeling they’re on a conveyor belt, being shuffled from one person to the next. It’s so impersonal.”

 

Earth Organic Hairdressing

 

With more than thirty years of hair expertise behind her, Traci and her colleagues, Hannah and Natasha, (who, like Traci, are both Master Stylists and Colourists with more than ten years of experience each) give you their undivided attention from the moment you enter the salon until the moment you leave.

Another huge point of difference is Traci’s commitment to sustainability. All salon hair is composted, products and packaging are biodegradable, and foils are done with recycled foil ‘Refoil’.

Traci’s long-held aversion to petrochemical filled products ensures her products are vegan, certified organic, are 85+ percent all natural, and are not tested on animals, such as the heavenly Angel En Provence range, with active ingredients of essential oils, seed oils and Argan oils; or the colour and UV-safe Lust range, which uses essential oils like Blackcurrant and Grape Seed, and extracts of Bitter Cherry and Gingko Biloba Leaf.

Traci’s Loyalty Scheme – Refer a Friend – runs all the time. It enables both you and a friend to receive 15 percent off your next salon service. Now there’s an incentive for booking your next appointment!

Visit www.earthorganichairdressing.co.nz or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

 


 

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 www.surrealhairandbeauty.co.nz for more information or call the friendly team on 03 365 2215.

 

 


 

Silver & Sexy: V For Hair and Beauty


Look beautiful and feel radiant, silver and sexy!

 

 

The V For Hair and Beauty team has all the latest techniques and products to make embracing your grey easy, Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee says. “You don’t need or want flat, dull grey hair. We can give you a shimmering sexy blonde or cool iris sparkle, or many more to embrace the grey.”

You don’t want to live at your hairdressers, so rather than leaving a harsh regrowth line, their techniques will disguise new growth with a soft, flattering look. “We understand that as your grey hair comes in you still want to look great. A great cut also plays a big part in this; you want a cut that enhances your features.”

Head in for a complimentary consultation with one of their specialists in going grey gracefully. After all, V For Hair and Beauty ‘gets’ grey hair and takes great pride in making ladies feel beautiful.

 


 

The sexy new black: V for Hair and Beauty


“Going grey gracefully and letting yourself go… there is an enormous difference!” quotes Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.

 

 

In fact, Vicki says, silver/grey is the sexy new black and you don’t need to be 65+ to be a silver siren. But you do need to have a hair stylist that understands grey hair and can give you expert advice and the right approach for you.

For years women (and men) coloured their hair when it turned grey, but we’re increasingly yearning for a more natural shift in hair colour, embracing silver and using the very latest in ‘no demarcation’ colour systems that still enhance your style and give shine, but without the nasty regrowth line.

Consultations are complimentary at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale and well worth the time to get you going in the right direction for your desired look, whether that’s natural hues, avant garde, silver blonde, foxing or simply going grey gracefully.

Visit www.vforhair.co.nz.