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 salon specialises in intelligent, professional hairstyling. We are experienced hairstylists dedicated to helping you get the best style 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.

We choose to partner with companies who share our values.

Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand


Davines stands for sustainable beauty.

Davines quality means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigour to every product to guarantee our customers’ safety.

Davines is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit.

Davines does not only wish to become the most beautiful cosmetics company in the world, but also the most ethical. And “ethical” here stands for the art of building good relationship with ourselves, with the others and with the environment we live in.

Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand

Kevin Murphy

Inspired by the finest ingredients that nature has to offer, the KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products is the ultimate indulgence of high fashion runway looks with the added benefit of naturally beautiful, beneficial ingredients.


It’s not just what we put IN our products that makes them so amazing and healthy for your hair, it’s also what we leave OUT. We choose not to formulate KEVIN.MURPHY products with these five potentially harmful ingredients in an effort to maximize the safety and efficacy of our products. We say “no” to Sulphates, Harsh Surfactants, Parabens, Phthalates, Dea
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Olaplex is the original, unique and patented chemistry that multiplies bonds and cross-links broken bonds in hair. Olaplex did not create a product category – Olaplex is the product category.

Olaplex can be used in your colour services or as a stand-alone treatment, with its single active ingredient repairing the hair from within. The result is stronger and healthier hair, plus colour lasts longer with more vibrancy.

Olaplex gives colourists confidence, the insurance and the ability to colour or lighten hair at any level without the risk of breakage. From keratin treatments to perms, balayage to full bleaching, you will find that hair can withstand more than you ever thought possible with this revolutionary product.

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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%”

Our training environment and expanding salon is open for stylists to apply to work with us. Visit HERE if this is you!

Annaliese: Senior Stylist and Colourist

Annaliese joined the team in 2021 after having a break with her daughter Brooklyn. She is loving being back in a team salon environment that embraces new techniques and salon attitudes.

“Working as a mum I love the flexibility at Absolute Hair and a chance to explore my hairstyling talents further. It’s such a great opportunity to work with the best stylists and colourists on the Kapiti coast plus use all the latest products.

The customers are so generous and kind even though times are tough. Hairdressing is what I love and I look forward to growing with all the opportunities on offer”

Ruby: – Principal Stylist and Colourist

Ruby is a Principal Stylist and colourist and absolutely dedicates herself to perfection. She has been at Absolute Hair for over 5 years and has been fully trained, qualified, and moved into a principal role within the Absolute Hair Team.

“I love it. We all have a great time at the salon and everyone is so friendly. We do a huge range of work from highly technical colour and the latest techniques in cutting to classic and timeless beautiful hair styling. It is certainly never a dull day”

Winning ‘Work Place of the Year has been such a highlight!’ Absolute Hair has the best training any hairstylist could ask for. Plus I have opportunities to train our new apprentices too. This is another exciting challenge and very rewarding”

Georgia: Apprentice and Colourist

Our newest apprentice Georgia has fitted into the Absolute Hair team like a dream. After some time in hospo she knew she wanted a hairdressing career and is excelling with the skills she has learnt so far!!

Also colouring and styling her own customers under the guidance of the senior team Georgia and is certainly excelling at any task she tries.

“I love the challenges we face every day at the salon, from mastering a round brush blowdry, learning stock management and customer service skills, there is certainly never a dull moment at Absolute Hair!!

FLORENCE: – Assitant and Colourist

Florence helps us immensely when the salon is busy and she keeps things under control! She has been involved with the salon for over 4 years, assisting between her school and uni studies plus full time with the covid situations and uni breaks.

“I know every aspect of the salon and help keep things running smoothly. I love taking care of the customers and making sure they have everything they need. Helping the team is really rewarding, plus I assist the apprentices to learn the ropes so we can have a consistently excellent experience for every customer. “

Dayna: Principal Stylist and 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.

Dayna is currently on maternity leave and will return later in 2022.

“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.”

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