Meet our Headstart team
Simone - Salon Owner and Senior Stylist
Simone has been passionate about hairdressing from a young age. In her more than 30 years as a hairdresser, she has never had a day where she doesn’t enjoy the challenge of creating something new. She has always loved making people feel beautiful and appreciates the science behind colours and hair care.
Simone believes that there are always things to learn; she enjoys attending Hair Expo to see what’s new in hair and beauty, and continues her own education with seminars and courses. Simone is an assessor for the West Auckland region, which involves examining apprentices when they do their finals.
Favourite product: Total Results High Amplify Foam Volumizer
"Gives fine hair body and shine without weighing it down."
Emma - Senior Stylist
Emma started her career as Simone's first apprentice at the age of 17, and returned to Headstart Total Body in 2012. She loves her work and believes hairdressing is an art, requiring an incredible amount of training and commitment to achieve success. Emma is an assessor for the West Auckland region, which entails examining apprentices when they do their finals.
She completed a Cut Above make up course in 2013 and enjoys competition work.
Fave new product: Matrix Watercolors
"Absolutely beautiful demi colour in a range of pastel shades."
Vanessa - Senior Stylist
With over 25 years hairdressing experience, Vanessa is still very passionate about the industry. She loves keeping up to date with new looks, styles and techniques. Vanessa enjoys cutting and says that giving her clients a new look is always fun. "Seeing someone leave with a big smile is what makes my job so rewarding!"
Favourite product: Biolage Exquisite Oil
"Applied to dry hair, Exquisite Oil controls frizz, is weightless and leaves your hair with a lovely shine, even on blondes. This versatile product comes in three unique formulas - a must for everyone!"
Gina - Colourist & Emerging Stylist
Gina has always had a passion for hairdressing and makeup. "My older sister would make me sit for hours while she did my hair and makeup!"
Gina is a third year apprentice, currently completing her training at the Premier School of Hairdressing and working towards her National Certificate. She has eight years experience as a makeup artist and trained at the Ponsonby School of Makeup.
Gina enjoys the opportunities hairdressing offers to indulge her creative side and loves to help her clients achieve the look they are after. "While skin tone and eye colour play a big part, you can certainly break boundaries and be adventurous with colour these days."
Product recommendation: Cezanne Smoothing Treatment. "My clients have been having great success with this amazing treatment. Say goodbye to frizzy hair, you won't be scared of a rainy day or swimming again!
Bronwyn - Senior Beauty Therapist
Bronwyn first trained as a massage therapist, then decided to compliment those skills by training as a beauty therapist, gaining her NZQA Aesthetician Diploma.
Bronwyn enjoys meeting people and getting them looking and feeling great. Her favourite treatment to give is a pedicure. "I love seeing the huge transformation it makes to the look and feel of my clients."
Favourite product: Environ C-Quence Eye Gel
"Love, love this product! Great for everyone, no matter their age and really improves the eyes overall appearance."