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.

Allister

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.

Sarah

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.

Ollie

Senior Stylist 

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.

Alex

Senior Stylist  

Alex has been in the hair game for 14 years, before that her friends, family and barbies were her victims.  Out of the salon Alex volunteers at the SPCA and is also studying New Zealand sign language and working towards her diploma.

Alex rejoins The Powder Room after a soul searching adventure and couldn't be happier to be back at the salon.  Alex is a doer of fab hair, she loves doing loose, lived in looks- balayage, perms, hair extensions, shag cuts and anything else that makes you feel fabulous.

Get a peak of her work on insta @hair.by_alex.

Shannon

Emerging Stylist 

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

Danielle

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.

Virginia

Salon Co-ordinator

Virginia joined the team back in 2018. She is the blonde tending to reception, however you may recognise her better from her blue, purple or brunette hair days. Outside of the salon she is a full time student studying Fine Arts. She frequently likes to go to Valhalla, gawk at dogs, and eat
pastries. 

Darlya

Salon Co-ordinator

Hi everyone, it's a pleasure to meet you!  You'll find me behind the front desk, taking your calls and answering any questions you may have.  I'm the one making your coffee, or cheeky hot chocolate or handing you the latest magazine.  

I've had a wonderfully creative past having been a beauty therapist, a makeup artist and a photographer, and I know the importance of feeling good about your appearance, a bad hair day can make or break!  When I'm not in the salon I spend time salsa dancing, walking my dog Ludo and taking photos in and around the city.

Margie

 

Margie is the salon owner and has spent time in multiple industries and businesses.  You may find her behind reception or upstairs cleaning chairs, sweeping or folding towels when things get busy.  Margie is proud of her talented team for their professionalism and their passion for our clients.  At home she is a bit of a foodie, and likes to spend time with her husband Tom and dog Eddie (who you may also see sometimes, late in the evening in the salon).