Owner/ Manager of Heads Up on Bank.
I have had a varied background in business, marketing, and public service, so bring a range of skills and a different perspective to the hairdressing industry.
I wanted to create the kind of salon I would want to go to -
a warm, inviting salon where people feel comfortable and know they can be made to look great without the nasty chemicals. The many complements we have had since opening proves to me that we have acheived this.
I am lucky to have found such a great team to work with at Heads Up on Bank and know they will treat you well.
Kylie Olsen (Wiseman)
(Senior Stylist / Floor Manager)
I am happy to be back with the team at Heads Up on Bank and look forward to catching up with all my old client's as well as meeting some new ones.
With over 21 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, including managing various salons and owning my own salon, I still have a real passion for hairdressing. I love both cutting and colouring and keeping up with the latest styles. I still get a real satisfaction at seeing my clients leave looking amazing.
I especially like working with the vibrant CHI colours, knowing that they don't contain all the toxic chemicals usually found in hair products. Better for me and you!
Alissa Hill (Receptionist/ Senior Stylist)
I have always lived in Whangarei and completed my training at Northland Hairdressing.
I feel lucky to have worked in a profession I’m so passionate about for the last 9 years. I really enjoy being creative and coming up with new styles that suit my client’s.
I am currently having a break from hairdressing, but still look forward to keeping in touch with my clients while I am on the reception desk and helping about the salon.
Testimonial: 'I will certainly be recommending you to friends. I had a great first experience with you last week, and do NOT have an ichy scalp!! YaH!! Loving the rich colour and texture- does not seem to need so much washing? Fabulous. A very happy customer...long may it last! Alissa did a great job - well done!' - Roz O'shea
Stella Perrett (Beauty Therapist)
I have been a beauty therapist for the past 5 years and am extremely passionate about making every person who walks through the door feel amazing.
I love all aspects of beauty therepy, but specialise in lash extensions and am currently adding to my skills by training in cosmetic tatooing and microneedling.
I am finding Heads Up on Bank a great place to work, everyone is positive and very easy to get along with.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you feel as beautiful on the outside as you are on the inside.
Monique de Beur (Senior Stylist/ Trainer)
I have been in the hair industry for the last 18 years, with experience working in such places as London, Australia and New Zealand. My most current background is education, working as a tutor and 3 years as the CHI Technical Educator for New Zealand, based in Auckland.
My passion and skill lies in colouring and cutting and making my clients feel beautiful again.
In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors, music, yoga, cooking and nutrician and spending time with my little family.
Amber Dolan (Senior Stylist)
I have been hairdressing in Whangarei for about twelve years now and still love it as much as when I started. I love being creative with colouring and coming up with interesting new looks.
Meeting new clients and getting to know them is also a really rewarding part of the job.
I am enjoying working at Heads Up on Bank and working with their lovely, natural products.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my little son and watching him grow and learn new things.
Testimonial: Please thank Amber for superb treatment last Saturday..a tint and foils..blow dry..my hair was super soft as well. -Carol Hall
Wendy Elliott (Senior Stylist)
Over forty years in the industy shows the passion I have for hairdressing, especially creative colour work. I have gained my experience, owning and working in a number of salons, in both Tauranga and Brisbane, where I kept up to date with all the latest trends.
I am now happy to call Whangarei, home and look forward to sharing my extensive knowledge and skills with my new clients / friends.