A Bit About Us...
The business has had a long and interesting history in Whangarei, originally starting as 'The Oaks Beauty Therapy and Day Spa' on Bank Street. It later moved first to Cameron Street (renamed Elements) then to Quality Street where it changed focus from beauty to hair under the name 'Nuovo Hair'. Another move in early 2013 saw the business back in Bank Street at its present location.
In October 2013 it came under the new management of Elaine MacKintosh and again had a change of name to 'Heads Up on Bank', becoming an organic hair salon. Since February 2015 it has expanded to include organic beauty services.
We are now a locally owned, family business with Elaine and Alissa being mother and daughter. Both being Whangarei born and breed means we have a connection with Whangarei and its people. Our stylist's Kylie, Alissa, Amber, Monique and Vera-Jane and beauty therapist Stella, have all become a valued part of the 'Heads Up on Bank' family.
Elaine's interest in natural health made it an obvious choice to use organic products, which are becoming a big trend overseas. We have taken this further with a real eco-friendly focus, recycling where ever possible and using only natural cleaning products and methods.