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. Advice from a hairstylist that you can trust.

All while browsing wonderful magazines, sipping on delicious drinks from our menu and taking some time for yourself.

Get some style inspiration and browse our gallery.

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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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!

Amberley: Salon Manager + Head of Marketing

Amberley has been with Absolute Hair for 12 years, beginning her journey by shampooing and answering phones. Many of you will remember her as a young girl, growing up with the salon. Over the years, she has advanced her career and completed her university degree. Now, as the Salon Manager and Head of Communications and Marketing, Amberley oversees daily operations, develops innovative marketing strategies, manages our online presence, and creates engaging content for our blog and social media channels.

“I have loved the Absolute Hair business model since I started at the salon at 13 years old. I fell in love with our clientele and was extremely proud of the role we played within the local community. Since expanding my career, I have found my way back to the salon. From in-salon administration to virtual social media specialist, I know every aspect of the business.”

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 back part time from Maternity Leave.

“I love everything about hairdressing and Absolute Hair. Helping people have beautiful colours, 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.”

Annaliese: Principle Stylist and Colourist

Annaliese joined the team in 2021 after having a break with her daughter Brooklyn. She loves the 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.

This is my second home! Hairdressing is what I love doing and I’m so happy to be doing it at Absolute Hair”

Sarah: Senior Stylist and Colourist

Sarah joined Absolute Hair in 2024 and has seamlessly fitted in with the values and culture of our high standards salon.

” I just love how professional everyone is and the customers are so lovely. The salon is so beautiful and great to work in. I’m excited for my future growth and the opportunities I can see with the team here.”

An expert in natural blended colour and stylish cut Sarah says  “I love uplifting a client’s confidence. Hair health is a top priority for me and I have a passion for getting you to your hair goals whilst keeping your hairs integrity.”

Sarah is welcoming all her past customers and taking bookings for new customers now.

Lucy: Apprentice, Colourist, Stylist

Lucy joined Absolute Hair in 2024 and is completing her qualifications as a senior stylist

” I’m, loving getting back into hairdressing and have just moved to Waiakne. It’s such a great place to live and I’m really enjoying discovering all the community has to offer and meeting all the customers at Absolute Hair.

You’ll find Lucy all over the salon from Keratin smoothing to foils, colours and styling. She’s excited to meet you!

Mia: Apprentice, Colourist, Stylist

Mia is starting her career at Absolute Hair 2024 and there’s no stopping her. Very enthusiastic with the best touch and appreciation of all she can achieve in this wonderful industry. Mia is one to watch.

“I am so excited for what the future holds. I’m a curly girl and want to specialise in helping people love their curls.”

FLORENCE: Assistant 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 6 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. “

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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.

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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.

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The world of hair is changing, and low-chemical and natural technology is leading the way with O&M at the forefront.

“We’re a band of rule-breakers and pioneers, committed to making the world safer and more beautiful – and having fun while we do it. We’d love you to join us.’ Jose Bryce Smith
CEO & Founder

O&M mission  is to bring the highest performing Clean Colour to hairdressers and their clients. At O&M they believe there should be a healthier choice when it comes to haircare.

O&M product formulas replace harsh chemicals with active natural extracts and minerals, including native Australian ingredients like Lilly Pilly, Banksia Flower, Quandong, Tasmanian Sea Kelp and Davidson Plum, as well as quality essential oils that deliver real benefits.

The driving passion is natural products, wellbeing and beauty.

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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Are you ready to give yourself an amazing hair experience?

New to Absolute Hair??

We would love to see you at the Salon. Check out the New Customer Package Menu.

Treat yourself. You deserve it.