About Headstart Total Body Stylist Team

Headstart Total Body is a registered salon.

Headstart Total Body has always been a registered salon that follows a code of ethics. However, did you know that anyone can open a salon? This is why you may hear in the press about dangerous practises at some salons, and why you should ask about the qualifications and ongoing training of your stylist. We love what we do so we love to constantly up-skill and train. Simone attends meetings to keep up with any Government changes and our team often goes to educational training.

Meet the Headstart Total Body team

Simone Jones, Hairdresser at Headstart Total Body, Glen Eden

Simone has been cutting hair since she was 16 and is the artistic owner and head stylist at Headstart Total Body. Being a natural educator not only for the team at Headstart but she also serves on the board at NZQHA. Simone is also an assessor for new hairdressers in the industry.  Simone loves to modernise a classic look to make them fun and wearable for her clients. Simone lives with her husband Wayne and daughters Nikita and Lexi  with their family dog Haizer. 

Weakness - Simone HATES birds!!


Emma is one of our head stylists and has been with Headstart for many years. She has a gentle kind personality with a thoughtful artistic spirit to match. Her work styles range from natural and soft through to bolder looks with pops of colour. Emma is skilled and conversant in all aspects of hairdressing and is an industry assessor as well. She loves to share her knowledge with her team and to help this Emma often engages with one of our colorists to work under her supervision. Emma lives with her husband Lex, daughter Grace and son Bevon with their family pets being two cats Basil and Wick

Weakness - Can’t stand clowns and old porcelain dolls



Gina is a senior stylist at Headstart, she loves getting to know her clients as this is a part of what keeps her excited about her craft and the industry. Gina is a Matrix Color specialist and part of the Matrix education team, whilst using her knowledge to create exactly what her clients are envisioning when they sit down in her chair.  She is an expert at Cezanne smoothings and chemical straightenings while also enjoying creating new hair styles for clients. Gina lives with her two daughters Nyah and Jorja.



Steve is a senior  hairstylist who has worked in hairdressing for more years than he cares to remember. He loves building strong connections with his clients and helping them express their personalities through their hairstyle. Steve is especially enthusiastic for short hairstyles. He brings his abundance of energy, passion and humour to work everyday. He lives with his fiance Lesley and dog Charlie, a cute little Jack russel. He also has two teenage daughters Brianna and Jaime. 

Weakness - can't tell the time

Jess is a fully qualified stylist and recently transitioned into an emerging stylist. Jess loves to attend numerous educational classes each year so as to always be knowledgeable of the best and healthiest techniques to use. Jess has a particular passion in creative colours and long hair cutting. Jess lives with her mum and dad and husband Troy.

Weaknesses - Dairy, Gluten, Oats, Dust, and Don’t come close to her with fruit 

What I love most about working at HeadStart is that everyone here makes it really easy to feel at home. I love being in the salon because everyone's always throwing around positive vibes which helps me to stay motivated. I enjoy giving head massages and always do my best to give every client the most relaxing shampoo experience. About me: I was born in NZ but my mum is from Thailand and my dad is from Laos.

Fun fact: I'm tone deaf but I LOVE karaoke

I am a total sucker for organisation, I like things a particular way. Which is great for making  everyone's bookings. I’d like to agree with the saying tidiness is close to godliness. But I’m not just a workaholic, outside of work I love to play a bit of footy and go to the beach in the summer. Definitely love a good sunny day outdoors. When it’s raining I’d rather be inside watching movies or playing piano. 

Fun fact: I am one of 8 biological siblings, two of whom were surrogacies.