Hi, from “Team Tonik”!  We wanted to share with you a little about ourselves, why we’re here and what we do.

Toni

Principal Stylist

My journey started as a child going with my mother to the hairdressers and knowing that was what I wanted to do when I grew up.

I never wavered and have now been in the industry for over 30 years and I LOVE it!

I opened TONIK six years ago and wow, what an adventure! Every day is exciting and new. I especially love creating great shape into all my haircuts and personalising colours to go with the look.

I love going on the journey with my clients to create an on-trend and easy-to-manage styles.

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with our team and, like them, I keep up-to-date with new colour trends by attending classes with the companies whose products we stock.  I also attend  the Vidal Sassoon academies in Los Angeles and San Fransisco.

Samantha

Creative Stylist

I have worked locally and overseas and bring 17 years’ experience to TONIK.  I have been with TONIK for about 5 years now and in that time the salon has grown so much – and I’ve loved every minute of it!

I am passionate about hairdressing and I enjoy helping my clients achieve a look that’s wearable, on-trend and suited to their lifestyle.  I also enjoy helping people who would like a new look that will reflect their individuality.

I love engaging with my clients and listening to their needs and wants – communication is very important to me.

I work part-time as I have a young family and it’s great to have the flexibility to do this.

I look forward to meeting you.

Anna

Creative Stylist

Hi, I am Anna.

I am from France where I trained and started my career.  After 5 years I moved to London where I specialised in urban styling, where my clients ranged from those wanting “out there” street-cuts to city professionals – including a number of TV personalities.

And now I am happy to bring my cutting skills to this side of the hill with a certain “je ne sais quoi…”

Diana

Senior Stylist

I have over 20 years’ experience in the hairdressing industry.  With a passion for creating what you require, I am driven to deliver.  I particularly enjoy working with brides and their extended parties, to get it right on the day with that special “Up Do”.

My other passion is razor cutting, something I find to be a more freestyle and organic way of hairdressing.  This style of cutting allows me to personalise a cut for you.

I look forward to continuing my career here with Toni and the girls at TONIK, adding to their already established great work and raising the bar in hairdressing.

I love to spend time with my family and good friends.  I have 2 adult children and 2 granddaughters. I love the food and wine networks that I have established in the Wairarapa and can be found sampling these on any given day!

Olivia

Senior Stylist

I am the latest member to join the team at TONIK.  I have recently moved to the Wairarapa from Auckland with my young family for a change in lifestyle.

I have been hairdressing for almost 10 years and thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my hairdressing career.  I love creating new and fantastic colours with gorgeous hairstyles for my clients, where you can see how much it improves their self-confidence as they walk out the door. Being in the hairdressing industry, there are so many opportunities to keep re-educating and learning to better yourself – and what you have to offer your clients as fashion is always evolving.

Having come from three generations of hairdressers, you could say it is well and truly “in the genes”. It also means that I have built up some amazing knowledge from the different eras in hairdressing. I have enjoyed so many different parts of my career as stylist, but the one thing I truly love, after working with clients, is being a mentor to apprentices.  I love being there to help them from the beginning – to grow their confidence as a young stylist, until the end as qualified hairdressers.

I look forward to working in this wonderful community with amazing stylists.  And I can’t wait to meet all of you!

Adrianna

Apprentice

I am in my third and final year of my apprenticeship, having passed my first and second years.

I have been working at TONIK for four years now and hairdressing is my passion.  I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing and love being in the industry.

I cannot wait to qualify and expand my knowledge and skills as I evolve as a stylist!