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

Tailor Skin

  • 100% Natural quality ingredients which are beneficial to the skin, we always use ingredients derived from and found in nature.
  • Cruelty Free we never test on animals (our range is also vegan).
  • Eco Conscious our products are packaged in biodegradable and recyclable packaging where possible.

We offer you bespoke skin and beauty solutions, tailored to your skin’s unique needs.

We manufacture our formulas and package our products right here in NZ.

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Absolute Hair Salon Waikanae New Zealand


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!

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.

“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: Principal Stylist and Colourist

Jas is an integral part of the Absolute Hair Team and we all adore her passion and commitment.

“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.”

“The supportive team and wonderful environment have given me so much and I pass that on to my customers because I love being a Hairstylist.”

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.

Sam: Principal Stylist and Colourist

Sam loves being part of a progressive and supportive team with an emphasis on excellence and dedication .

“I love that my customers are supported by the technical and business quality Absolute Hair has to offer. I have been trained and worked locally as well as working in Australia.  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.”

Sams attention to detail and commitment to excellence means her customers walk out of the salon with hair that makes them feel super special.

Ruby: – Stylist and Senior Colourist

Ruby is a senior colourist and absolutely dedicates herself to perfection.

“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 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 best training any aspiring hairstylist could ask for. Plus I have opportunities to train our new apprentices and this is exciting”

Florence: – Assistant

Florence helps us immensely when the salon is busy and she keeps things under control!

“I love taking care of the customers and making sure they have everything they need. Helping the team is really rewarding.”

We couldn’t look after everyone if it wasn’t for the assistance we get at busy times, so we are very grateful for Florence and her keeping the tea and coffee flowing and her wonderful shampoos!

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