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!

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: Senior Stylist – Colourist

Jas joined Absolute Hair team over 3 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.

Ruby: Colourist – Junior Stylist

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 second 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.”

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