Hair You Love –
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 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.”
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”
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”
Makayla is loving the excitement of a career in hairdressing and is growing with all the opportunities, even though lockdowns have created a few challenges.
She is already leading the salon colouring services and you will find her styling her regular salon customers, assisting the senior and principal stylists with their customers.
“2022 is an exciting year for me as I move to independent customer work at the salon. I love working with the senior stylists and colourists as I learn so much every day! You never stop learning in this place. Having my own customers is an exciting step and one I have worked hard for!!”
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 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. “