Brands we love
we have chosen to work with Davines as our colour tool and prescriptive hair and scalp range.
at Davines, they dare to do what they believe in and, rather than conforming to the mainstream, allow intuition to pave their path. they’re freedom to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic, and emotionally connected with people show’s through their products. their work is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit.
quality to Davines means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigor to every product to guarantee our customers’ safety.
we believe great hair goes with great coffee. we have chosen to serve Coffee Supreme filter coffee because they’ll take the time to understand and respect the effort that goes into great coffee. it means they pay growers well for quality beans. they invest in building relationships at origin, and they take into account the complexities of sustainability when they choose with whom to trade.
we choose Earthwise cleaning products because they are committed to the preservation of the environment through their environmentally responsible products, which are created and made in New Zealand, GE free, not tested on animals and naturally powerful and environmentally kind.
great hair also goes well with beautiful loose tea. we’ve chosen to serve Fine & Dandy they source single estate teas with refreshing flavour and first-rate character. this means only the freshest, quality loose leaves straight from their growers – produced following organic practices and fair trade principles. so you, the planet and their growers all feel fine.
R+Co is a collective of some of the most forward-thinking, rule-bending hairstylists in the business. stylists are the real heroes of this brand. in an industry not always known for collaboration, R+Co is all about creating a dialogue between the broader stylist community to celebrate the culture of hairdressing. they’re the advocates for stylists—and their clients—to find the point of view and style that best matches their own.
all of their products are treatment-oriented, with the health of the hair and scalp always top-of-mind. they use unique ingredients and complexes to make sure that each product delivers true benefits. formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil and petrolatum. they are all vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free and colour-safe.
R+Co is about an experience. the packaging and fragrances were designed to enhance that experience and evoke a feeling, place, style or attitude. you’ll know just by looking at a bottle or tube what a product is meant to do, and the subtle yet sophisticated fragrances—meant for both men and women—are as individual as the members of our collective. they work to reduce the amount of physical material used in our packaging by eliminating unnecessary components. a vast majority of the retail packaging can be recycled.
Rockfoil is a revolutionary, eco-friendly foil replacement that’s better for salons, better for clients, and better for the earth – and it was created right here in New Zealand.
the brainchild of Amanda Buckingham, a former Dunedin salon owner, looking to reduce her environmental impact, Rockfoil is an innovative mineral paper created from recycled industrial waste. it’s easy-to-use and cost-comparable to aluminium foil, Rockfoil is gentler on client’s hair and improves the cleanliness of colour while ticking every box on the environmental friendliness checklist.
no trees are felled to make Rockfoil, it uses 96 percent less production energy than aluminium foil, it’s 100 percent bleach-free, and it creates no toxic by-products.