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 (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.
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my partner and young family, at the beach, boating, fishing or just entertaining my friends.
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
Kala Buck (Beauty Therapist)
I am nationally and internationally trained and recognised to ensure you receive the highest standard of customer service and treatments.
From a young age I have always had a passion for beauty therapy, and have worked in the industry since I was 19 in a range of Melbourne salons and owned my own salon in Melbourne for 15 years.
My passion is to educate and care for my clients needs. Since moving back to New Zealand, I am privileged to find a salon at Heads Up on Bank which combines two of my interests - Natural Beauty Products and Beauty Therapy.
I look forward to meeting Heads Up on Bank's existing clients and welcome lots of new ones.
Testimonial: 'Had my 1st ever facial here today was beautiful thank you.... I will be back'. - Shelley
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.
I have been hairdressing in Whangarei for about eleven years now and still love it just 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.
I have recently started part-time at Heads Up on Bank, commutting from my home in Coopers Beach. I have owned my own salon at Coopers Beach and used the CHI brand of hair colours and products for the past 9 years, so fit in very well at Heads Upon Bank.
Prior to owning my own salon I have worked in the hair industry for 20 years in the Waikato, Auckland and Coopers Beach, gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience.
I am really looking forward to meeting new clients and friends here in Whangarei.