Meet our Team

We believe that good hair should come naturally so we work with you to create a style to suit you. All of our creative stylists are also expert colourists who are committed to regular ongoing training; tell us about your dream hair and we will give you ideas and inspiration.


Senior Stylist

Salon founder Lisa has an eclectic love for a bygone era.  She loves to put hair up for a special occasion or to teach you how to recreate these looks at home.  Lisa enjoys transforming your colour and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hair treatments and recommendations. Lisa’s enthusiasm and fun spirit keeps the team inspired to provide an enjoyable experience for all those who visit.


Senior Stylist

Sarah’s come to us all the way from Reading, England after a 3 year stint travelling through Asia, Australia and Indonesia.  With more than 9 years experience in the industry her favourite things to do are short chops and massive colour transformations.  Sarah recently took second place in the 2020 NZ Hair Awards - Future Trends category.  In her spare time Sarah loves exploring in and around Wellington, having a cheeky wine and a bit of banter.  Follow her on Instagram to see what she can do @sarahmallon.haircare.


Senior Stylist

Chinami is your go to girl for a precision haircut, special occasion hair and she loves to whip out a perm to give you a modern beach wave.  Originally from Kyoto in Japan, she has been working here in Wellington for the last 2 years.  With 15 years experience she has a great understanding of different hair textures and is a super patient and caring hairdresser.  When Chinami isn’t working you’ll likely find her walking the hills or checking out a film.


Senior Stylist

Allister is a Canadian hairstylist who has spent the last 5 years in the UK.  With experience at London Fashion week, assisting in global competitions, and photo shoots aplenty.  Allister is not a ‘one night stand’ kind of stylist, he enjoys bonding with his clients and creating that long term relationship feel from the second you’re in his chair.  Allister also offers a silent service upon request, which is an appointment free from the social pressure of conversation.  If requested expect a short consultation followed by a quiet, relaxed, laid back service.  Whether you’re looking for an extreme change, a trim or open to suggestions, Allister will apply his 10 years of experience and knowledge to help you look as confident as you feel.  Swipe right on Allister and get the hair of your dreams!  Check out Allister’s Instagram for a sneak peak of his work @hairbyallister.



Alex is a born hairdresser, having started working in salons at the age of 14. After 3 years on a soul searching adventure she is happy to be back at The Powder Room.

Being a hippy at heart Alex loves doing loose, lived in looks -  textured cuts, free hand lightening & the occasional vivid colour to brighten any day.



Ollie has over 12 years experience in the industry, spending the last 8 years living in Melbourne and Berlin. She loves working with curls & natural texture to create easy to wear, fashionable & fun styles. A master with personalised blondes, she works with your texture to create a beautiful style to call your own. Between Melbourne & Berlin she has gained a wealth of knowledge from some of the most exciting cities in the world.

 If you are looking for a stylist you can have fun with and great banter, book with Ollie today.


Salon Assistant

Danielle can be found whizzing around the salon doing all manner of things like helping out at reception, assisting the senior stylists with colour application or blow drying and generally keeping the salon in tip top shape.  In her spare time Danielle loves to cook, peruse the local op shops and chill out watching her fave show Pose.


Shannon joins the team as our 2nd year apprentice & with her natural finesse for hair, it won't take long for her to dominate the industry. In her spare time she loves hanging out with Jamahl & Joey (her cat & dog) or chatting about Shortland Street with her mates over a wine. Shannon has the most infectious laugh & is sure to have you leaving in fits of giggles with fabulous hair

Lisa P

Eyebrow Queen

Lisa P is our resident beauty therapist with over 30 years experience.  She specialises in creating the perfect brow shape and colour for you.  Lisa believes your eyebrows are as individual as you are and they should be taken as seriously as your hair cut.  Lisa is an internationally qualified Microblading specialist.  ‘Microblading’, also known as ‘Hair Stroke’, ‘Browbroidery’ or ‘Feathering’ is a semi permanent eyebrow tattoo technique.  Unlike many methods, microblading creates a super fine hair like cut mimicking a natural hair.  When not helping us look our super fabulous, she enjoys time with her family and pets including a french bulldog, 2 cats and 5 chickens.


Salon Manager

Katie looks after all the booking and enquiries, makes coffee, keeps the lolly jar topped up and does most other things in the salon that don’t involve cutting hair.  She loves playing around with different styling products and helping you find the right product to maintain your new do.  When she’s not at work, Katie loves tending to her excessive collection of plants, working on her photography or various crafty projects and leisurely bikes rides around the South Coast.