Hair You Love –
Yes it’s possible!

We are all different and that includes our hair.

Are you tired of struggling with a cut that just doesn’t look like it did when you left the salon? Or a cut that doesn’t suit your style? Or getting no advice or tips on how to manage your hair and how to update your style?

Well you have found us and we can help you.


Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

5 Star Commitment

Hair is our passion and we want you to love your hair every single day. Our boutique, stylish salon specialises in intelligent, professional hairstyling. We are experienced hairstylists dedicated to helping you get the best style, shape and colour for your hair. Our promise to you is outlined in our 5 Star Commitment.

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Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

Stylists you trust

Imagine a haircut that suits you. A personalised colour that enhances your style and leaves your hair looking and feeling beautiful. Get advice from a hairstylist that you can trust all while browsing wonderful magazines and sipping on delicious drinks from our menu.

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Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

Customer Love

At our salon, you will experience a comprehensive consultation, dedicated attention and expert advice. We have lots of happy customers here at Absolute. We want you to trust us to help you love your hair. Read more about what our customers had to say about their time at Absolute Hair.

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Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

Sustainability and the Environment

Absolute Hair is passionate about delivering the highest quality service with respect to our clients and the environment.

We are very committed to using only the best products the hairdressing industry has to offer and reliable products that deliver results. Low ammonia colour, recyclable packaging and sustainable principals are something we look for in our partner companies.

Where possible, we offer less chemically intensive hair services and keep updated on new developments. We also use chemical-free cleaning products on in our salon. We keep our waste to a minimum and recycle our rubbish where possible.

In 2018 with the opening or our new salon, we are committed to taking sustainability to the next level. Watch this space as we team with companies that align closely with our values.

Meet our team

Kirsten: Director – Salon Owner

Absolute Hair owner Kirsten has been involved in the Hairdressing industry for over 30 years. Before leaving New Zealand to travel to London, where she owned a salon, she worked with the best in Wellington and Sydney. She passionately embraces a professional 5 star experience so you feel listened to, considered and looking your best.

Kirsten brings all this experience to you right here in Waikanae. Sharing a passion for hair, customer service and communication.

“I get excited about educating and I am dedicated to inspiring apprentices and stylists to give their best. All clients deserve for us to be masters of our craft and give them hair they love. My passion for training and running a cutting edge salon means that I’m not currently available to take new clients, however, I have great faith in my team and back them to deliver great hair 100%”

Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand
Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

Dayna: Principal Stylist – Colourist

Dayna has been fully trained at Absolute Hair and embraces the technical education and customer service emphasis. Her keen eye for colouring and styling has seen her attract customers who desire beautiful hair. She is a very well valued and experienced team member. Her clients valued testimonials are a credit to her work revolutionising their hair.

“I love everything about hairdressing and Absolute Hair. Helping people have beautiful colour, training in the latest products and applications and discovering my passions has been the best experience for me. I’m excited to give every customer amazing hair that they love.”

Jas: Stylist-Colourist

Jas joined Absolute Hair team over 2 years ago. Returning home from the Gold Coast where she worked in some big corporate salons, she is loving the boutique atmosphere of our salon.

“You get a much better chance to build relationships with your customers in a salon like Absolute Hair and that’s why I went into hairdressing in the first place.”

Jas has loved the chance to advance her skills in our excellent training environment.

“The supportive team, structured training and wonderful environment have made me fall in love with hairdressing all over again.”

Jas loves hair styling and her excellent hair up styling is inspiring. The latest colouring techniques like balayage, smudging and advanced foiling are her passion and she has developed a loyal clientele with this expertise.

Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

Sam: Principal Stylist – Colourist

Sam joined Absolute Hair in 2017. Being part of a progressive and supportive team was an easy decision.

“I want my customers to feel supported with the technical and business quality Absolute Hair has to offer. I have been trained and worked locally as well as working in Australia. I’m excited I have found a salon environment with great stylists and a business that I admire. Absolute Hair will help me achieve my hairdressing goals of being an excellent stylist, working with an outstanding team and giving my customers a 5 star experience.”

We are delighted to have Sam on board and just as excited about the future. She is taking a lead role in training and developing the junior team alongside Kirsten.

Maddi: Senior Apprentice

Maddi recently joined us from another local salon so she could really develop into the hairdresser she wanted to be. The Absolute Hair structured training and team ethos really inspired her.

“I am so happy and loving being here. It’s an excellent place to work, train and spend time with great customers. I didn’t know hairdressing could be so much fun!”

Finishing her apprenticeship, working alongside and being mentored by the senior team really takes a dedication to excellence. Maddi is right up for the challenge. Taking time to care for customers, learn advanced styling and cutting techniques will add to her already brilliant colour skills.

“This year is going to be very exciting. Joining Absolute Hair as they are moving to a new salon will really inspire me to perform at my best and deliver beautiful hair”

Ruby: Apprentice

Ruby joined Absolute Hair in 2017 after deciding hair was her passion and she wanted to learn from the best. A hair course 3 years previously had given her a taste and the rest is history

“I’m loving it. We all have a great time at the salon and everyone is so friendly. Doing colour and styling is my priority this year and I am learning so much from all the other girls. We do a huge range of work from highly technical colour and latest techniques in cutting to classic and timeless beautiful hair styling. It is certainly never a dull day and I’m very excited for next year.”

Completing her first year with flying colours makes the whole team so proud and we are very excited for Ruby’s future. She is developing all her colour techniques working alongside Kirsten and the team. ” It’s the best training any aspiring hairstylist could ask for.”

Atarina: Junior Apprentice

“Joining the team here is just amazing. Hairdressing is so much more than I thought it would be. Challenging, inspiring and exciting”

Atarina has just started out on her journey to become a hairstylist and she is loving being part of a strong team. She really excels at customer care and has the best massage hands we have seen from a new team member. We are excited to see what this year brings!

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