About Us

In Grandma's day, the Hair Salon was a daytime social gathering place; a place for friends to meet and be made while perms set and peroxide developed. Over time fashions changed, but thankfully, The Powder Room sits perfectly between the comforts and ideals of the past, and today’s more eclectic styles and trends.  Whilst we pay homage to days gone by, we also have dedicated cutting areas, areas devoted to treatments, colour and special occasions.

Our rooms have their own personality and whether you are upstairs or downstairs you are away from the hustle and bustle, able to enjoy great music, interesting magazines and a fun atmosphere.

The Powder Room started out in Newtown in 2004; in a stripy vibrant shop with a collection of recycled fittings and fixtures, an in-house artist and the idea of a welcoming space for hairdressing.  Having quickly outgrown this space in 2011 The Powder Room moved to Upper Cuba Street.  With its gold signage and familiar surroundings the salon has blended well into the historic Wellington area.

We have a range of accessories, skincare and makeup for you to create your vintage look at home, or book in with us for your next special occasion.  Sustainable beauty is our vision for The Powder Room.  We are dedicated to offering you the experience of an eco friendly community salon; a place to park your bike, earth friendly cleaning agents, recycling and much more. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Still looking for a reason to come and see us, here is some of the recent feedback we have received from clients coming to see us for the first time.

“Amazing, so happy with my new style” - Vikki

“Very friendly staff and fun atmosphere” - Veronika

“Just had my first appointment, I’ll be back for sure” - Katie

“For the first time in a long time I left the hairdressers feeling elated, just so happy” - Jude

“It was perfect, best salon experience ever, everyone was welcoming and kind” - Anna

“I much appreciated the strand test in advance and been so thorough with the consultation rather than just going for it” - Laura

“I have already recommended you to all my friends” - Kate

“Very happy with my cut, just wish the head massage could go on forever” - Dallas

“Keep up the great work guys” - Sue

Enjoyed the whole experience, the decor was like a trip down memory lane" - Jeanette

“I felt so pampered, my new colour is just what I wanted” - Bernadette

“Thank you for the updated look, I was stuck in a style rut” - Lee

“Super happy with my style, the massage chair was awesome, see you next time” - Sarah

“My stylist understood exactly what I wanted and I loved discussing ideas for the future” - Eve

“Amazing! I seriously enjoyed my haircut today, and I learnt lots too and why certain treatments are good etc.  Also advice about colour which I’m considering” - Terese

“This was honestly the best salon experience I’ve ever had.  I’m definitely coming back” - Rebecca