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    NZ Hair & Barber LIVE COMPETITIONS

    Hair & Barber New Zealand (H&BNZ) was overjoyed to announce the successful return of Live Competitions, for the first time in over four years! While photographic competitions offer a brilliant space for creatives, nothing beats the excitement of competing and...

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    NZ Hair & Beauty Expo 15 – 16 June 

    Following on from an incredible event last year, NZ Hair & Beauty Expo returns to the Viaduct Events Centre.  The Viaduct Events Centre delighted our exhibitors and attendees with its polished floors, stunning harbour views and proximity to a bustling...

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    Cos Sakkas – British Hairdresser of the Year 2023

    The winners of HJ’s British Hairdressing Awards, were announced at a red-carpet ceremony on Monday 27th November at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. A total of nineteen trophies were awarded to the winners, in front of a 1400 strong...

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    Lust Photographic Competition Winners

    Thanks to everyone who entered 2023 Lust Photographic Competition. Lust appreciates your continued support as well as the growth it brings to both the competition and the brand itself. Judging was particularly hard this year as so many stunning entries...

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    Subscribe & Win in 2024! 

    All New Subscribers from January 2024 onwards, go into the draw to win: A fabulous ghd Duet Style Gift Set! Value $635.00 Subscribe for 2 years and you go into the draw twice! All Subscribers will Recieve our latest #Summer...

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    Sophia Hilton – Not Another Salon!

    Sophia Hilton, the female entrepreneur responsible for founding ‘Not Another Salon’ brand, was in New Zealand recently as part of L’Oréal’s Pro Connect Business Acceleration Program. A face-to-face roadshow, took place in Auckland and Christchurch, where Sophia was able to...

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    Step Into Dreamland!

    ghd the innovators of hair styling presented their pre-christmas launch of their fabulous Dreamland Gift Sets Collection, to the crème de la crème  of Auckland Influencer’s. The renown movers & shakers of social media in Aotearoa! And for those truly...

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    Jess Millar – NZ Barber Of The Year!

    We chat to Jess Millar from Mancraft Barbers in Rotorua, who was awarded the ultimate prize in Barbering NZ Barber of the Year at the annual Industry Awards! Congratulations you are now NZ’s Editorial Barber of the Year, what does...

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    Heroines Film By Danny Pato

    Heroines is the new collection film from seven-time-consecutive New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year Danny Pato. The creative concept behind the colourful collection came from iconic heroines across pop culture – manga, video games, comic books and super hero films,...

  • Kate Sylvester NZFW: Kahuria Collection 

    Kate Sylvester NZFW: Kahuria Collection 

    Kate Sylvester NZFW: Kahuria Collection  Hair direction by Sean Mahoney of Colleen for Oribe. Celebrating 30 years, since inception in 1993 Kate Sylvester has become an iconic New Zealand fashion designer, renowned for her intelligent, feminine designs. Creating timeless clothing...

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    Danny Pato Heroine Collection

    On Monday the 12th June at the The Star, Sydney. Danny was named the best in the country as AHIA New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2023, cementing his position as NZ’s most visionary hairdresser. His incredible impact was recognised...

  • Barbie Girl

    She’s A Barbie Girl!

    With the film Barbie smashing Box office records everywhere worldwide, it’s no surprise to see one of the latest Hair crazies is Barbiecore! With that in mind, we speak to a number of award winning colourists to get their opinion...

  • Mens haircare & Styling Trends

    Mens Haircare & Hair Styling Trends

    By Award Winning Men’s Hairdresser and Director of TONI&GUY Billericay, Jim Shaw All year round male clients should be looking after their hair, providing it with TLC and locking in moisture with good quality moisturising products, but particularly in summer...

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    The Sparkling Shag

      By Andrew Smith, Owner of Andrew Smith Salons  The shag haircut has been on trend for the past couple of years – a layered haircut with various lengths that looks super sexy, choppy and effortless and often features a...

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    Heal your Scalp for Greater Hair!

    When Itchy Scalp, Dry Scalp, Dandruff, Seborrhoea Or Hair Loss are detected and analysed early they can be managed using Natural Look’s Purify Hair and Scalp Treatments. Natural Look’s Purify Range includes targeted formulations developed to stimulate hair growth plus...

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    Men’s Hair Colour – Summer Blonde! 

    British Award winning men’s hairdresser, Jim Shaw, shares his comments on summer blondes for men! This year, an increasing number of men are joining the trend of going blonde, embracing the sun-kissed aesthetic that has long been associated with the...

  • The Enchanting Trend Of Rainbow Hair

    Embrace The Enchanting Trend Of Rainbow Hair!

    In a world filled with self-expression and creativity, a captivating hair trend has taken center stage: rainbow hair. Gone are the days of mundane hair colors; clients now have the opportunity to transform their locks into a mesmerising kaleidoscope of...

  • Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa

    Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa

    Six years in the making, Wai Ariki is finally open on the newly transformed lakefront in Rotorua. The spa’s authentic wellness and spa experience combines the region’s healing geothermal waters with the centuries-old legacy of Ngāti Whakaue culture, healing practices...

  • David Taylor

    David Taylor 1939-2023

    David Taylor 1939-2023: On May 2nd 2023, the world truly lost an amazing human being.  David Taylor, the founder of Dateline Imports. Dateline began in Australia in 1977 and later expanded to New Zealand. At the ripe age of 84....

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    Take Control Now through Regular Breast Self-Checks!

    ghd, has supported breast cancer charities globally for 20 years. The Pink Campaign has raised more than $23M (USD). The campaign highlights the importance of being breast-aware and self-checking. Locally, they have been supporting the Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand...

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    Industry Awards 2022

    The Industry Awards were held on Sunday 6th November 2022 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. This glamorous annual event celebrates the best Business, Training and Creative talent in New Zealand’s Hair, Beauty and Barbering industries. Brought to you by...

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    NZ Hair & Beauty Expo Gets Its Own Makeover!

    17 – 18 June 2023 Following on from an incredible event last year, NZ Hair & Beauty Expo is celebrating its return with a new venue.  Viaduct Events Centre has been returned to its former glory (having been the base...

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