Mandy Taylor - Senior Stylist  Mandy has over ten years in the hairdressing industry, recently winning the title of hairstylist NZARH of the year.  A farm girl from down south, her love for adventure and travel has taken her around the world. Not long after returning back to NZ, and living in picturesque Te Anau she met her husband Mike and moved to Dunedin.  make sure you check out her amazing work on  Instagram   This year Mandy will be judging alongside some of New Zealand's top stylists as a trainee judge. Her knowledge and talent are always expanding, and she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with you.  What do you love about hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu?  The forever changing industry itself is something that I have a real passion for. Taking the time to be able to learn and understand the creation new looks and trends from the vast amounts of training opportunities available to myself and the Zaibatsu team ensures that I'm helping my clients achieve their dream result which makes it all worth it.  The best thing about Zaibatsu is the family we have created in the salon. The team I work with inspires me as a stylist, and trust me no one day is boring with this bunch of crazy creative stylists.

Mandy Taylor - Senior Stylist

Mandy has over ten years in the hairdressing industry, recently winning the title of hairstylist NZARH of the year.

A farm girl from down south, her love for adventure and travel has taken her around the world. Not long after returning back to NZ, and living in picturesque Te Anau she met her husband Mike and moved to Dunedin.

make sure you check out her amazing work on Instagram

This year Mandy will be judging alongside some of New Zealand's top stylists as a trainee judge. Her knowledge and talent are always expanding, and she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with you.

What do you love about hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu?

The forever changing industry itself is something that I have a real passion for. Taking the time to be able to learn and understand the creation new looks and trends from the vast amounts of training opportunities available to myself and the Zaibatsu team ensures that I'm helping my clients achieve their dream result which makes it all worth it.

The best thing about Zaibatsu is the family we have created in the salon. The team I work with inspires me as a stylist, and trust me no one day is boring with this bunch of crazy creative stylists.

Tyler Berland - Senior Stylist  Tyler has over eleven years in the industry. “My hairdressing journey began in my home town of Alexandra.” Tyler was introduced to the industry at the ripe age of 15 years old when she started doing work experience in a salon after school, Saturday’s and in the holidays.  Quickly realising that school wasn’t inspiring her and the world of hairdressing was, Tyler couldn’t wait to turn 16 and leave school to start her apprenticeship. Thriving off the hands on, creative and people skills she was gaining Tyler’s high levels of passion lead her to achieve student of the year within her SIT class and apprentice of the year in the central Otago region, before graduating at the ripe age of 19.  In recent years Tyler took a one year break to enjoy bringing up her beautiful daughter, '“I feel so lucky to have been able to return back to the salon and create a happy balance between parenting and my passion in looking after my clients.” Tyler has love for skill development, self development through education and being around other creatives that inspire her so she can continually offer change and always have fresh ideas to bring to her clients.  Make sure you check her  Instagram  out  Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?  I made the move to Dunedin back in 2015, with so much excitement in getting to join the amazing Zaibatsu team and embrace the chance of being mentored by the beautiful and extremely talented Jaimee Smith which led me to becoming a finalist in the National Trend Vision award in Brisbane in 2018. A career highlight and bringing home the Salon Team award left me so proud and fortunate to be apart of such an amazing team and salon.

Tyler Berland - Senior Stylist

Tyler has over eleven years in the industry. “My hairdressing journey began in my home town of Alexandra.” Tyler was introduced to the industry at the ripe age of 15 years old when she started doing work experience in a salon after school, Saturday’s and in the holidays.

Quickly realising that school wasn’t inspiring her and the world of hairdressing was, Tyler couldn’t wait to turn 16 and leave school to start her apprenticeship. Thriving off the hands on, creative and people skills she was gaining Tyler’s high levels of passion lead her to achieve student of the year within her SIT class and apprentice of the year in the central Otago region, before graduating at the ripe age of 19.

In recent years Tyler took a one year break to enjoy bringing up her beautiful daughter, '“I feel so lucky to have been able to return back to the salon and create a happy balance between parenting and my passion in looking after my clients.” Tyler has love for skill development, self development through education and being around other creatives that inspire her so she can continually offer change and always have fresh ideas to bring to her clients.

Make sure you check her Instagram out

Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

I made the move to Dunedin back in 2015, with so much excitement in getting to join the amazing Zaibatsu team and embrace the chance of being mentored by the beautiful and extremely talented Jaimee Smith which led me to becoming a finalist in the National Trend Vision award in Brisbane in 2018. A career highlight and bringing home the Salon Team award left me so proud and fortunate to be apart of such an amazing team and salon.

 
 
Nicole Sanders - Senior Stylist  Nicole has been in the hairdressing industry for six years. She is originally from Central Otago (Alexandra) and began her passion in the industry when she did work experience in a barbershop in Wanaka for year 12 Gateway. She fell in love with the idea of making people look and feel good and decided to pursue hairdressing full time. Nicole is amazing at many things, but is extremely passionate about Cut and Colouring together to create an overall change and beautiful finish, she’s also currently excited about furthering her skills at complex Ombre techniques.  She is inspired and indulged by the supportive team here at Zaibatsu, we love her cheeky sense of humour and look forward all the fun times ahead.  Make sure you check her amazing work out on  Instagram   What do you love about hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?  Zaibatsu Hair Art is a fresh wonderful beautiful uplifting place to work, with an awesome team and couldn't ask for anything better. I love having fun and a good joke around in life and make each day worth it.

Nicole Sanders - Senior Stylist

Nicole has been in the hairdressing industry for six years. She is originally from Central Otago (Alexandra) and began her passion in the industry when she did work experience in a barbershop in Wanaka for year 12 Gateway. She fell in love with the idea of making people look and feel good and decided to pursue hairdressing full time. Nicole is amazing at many things, but is extremely passionate about Cut and Colouring together to create an overall change and beautiful finish, she’s also currently excited about furthering her skills at complex Ombre techniques.

She is inspired and indulged by the supportive team here at Zaibatsu, we love her cheeky sense of humour and look forward all the fun times ahead.

Make sure you check her amazing work out on Instagram

What do you love about hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

Zaibatsu Hair Art is a fresh wonderful beautiful uplifting place to work, with an awesome team and couldn't ask for anything better. I love having fun and a good joke around in life and make each day worth it.

 
Megan Leith - Senior Stylist  Megan is one of our newest Zaibatsu family members. Megan has been hairdressing for over ten years now, recently moving to Dunedin from Christchurch.  Megan started her industry career as a beauty therapist before moving on to complete her hairdressing apprenticeship in Oamaru her home town, before moving on to Christchurch where she decided hairdressing was her one true passion. “I do believe Having a beauty backround does give me that extra insight to making sure my clients get the pampering they deserve.”  Having had experience through working behind the scenes at fashion week, and a few other fashion shows she loves how hairdressing also complements the amazing world of fashion too.  Check her out on  Instagram   Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?  I love the creative fun vibe that zaibatsu gives off. Hairdressing is great in that no two days are the same, I get to spend every day making sure clients leave feeling good about themselves, and I get to do that in a great environment surrounded by talented stylists.

Megan Leith - Senior Stylist

Megan is one of our newest Zaibatsu family members. Megan has been hairdressing for over ten years now, recently moving to Dunedin from Christchurch.

Megan started her industry career as a beauty therapist before moving on to complete her hairdressing apprenticeship in Oamaru her home town, before moving on to Christchurch where she decided hairdressing was her one true passion. “I do believe Having a beauty backround does give me that extra insight to making sure my clients get the pampering they deserve.”

Having had experience through working behind the scenes at fashion week, and a few other fashion shows she loves how hairdressing also complements the amazing world of fashion too.

Check her out on Instagram

Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

I love the creative fun vibe that zaibatsu gives off. Hairdressing is great in that no two days are the same, I get to spend every day making sure clients leave feeling good about themselves, and I get to do that in a great environment surrounded by talented stylists.

Melissa Partridge - Senior Stylist

Melissa Partridge - Senior Stylist

 
Cody McIlroy - Operations & Marketing Manager  Cody has been apart of the Zaibatsu Family for a number of years now and has recently taken over Managing the salon, and making sure the salon continues to run smoothly. with having a passion for marketing and technology he is also the man behind all our social media forums, the marketing guru!!! We love you Cody!!  Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

Cody McIlroy - Operations & Marketing Manager

Cody has been apart of the Zaibatsu Family for a number of years now and has recently taken over Managing the salon, and making sure the salon continues to run smoothly. with having a passion for marketing and technology he is also the man behind all our social media forums, the marketing guru!!! We love you Cody!!

Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

Jess Cunningham - Apprentice

Jess another of our amazing apprentices here at Zaibatsu. Always up for a laugh with a smile to follow Jess has a very bright future ahead of her within the industry.

Since Jess was nine years old she has had her my mind made up on the fact that she wanted to become a hairdresser. She felt due to the level of creativity the industry has Zaibatsu Hair Art was the perfect place to develop this.

Why do you love hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

Zaibatsu hair art is such an innovative salon, I love being able to work with such friendly talented people that make me enjoy everyday at work. I’m constantly learning something new and I couldn’t think of a better place to carry out my apprenticeship.

Jess de Beer - Apprentice  Jess is one of our two amazing apprentices within the Zaibatsu family! with new eyes looking into the industry Jess shows a great amount of passion and hunger for hairdressing. We are so excited to have Jess in our Zaibatsu family.  What do you love about hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?  Zaibatsu Hair Art is such a creative and friendly place to start my apprenticeship. I love that being a hairdresser allows us to help make people feel happy about themselves. I am looking forward to learning more from the Zaibatsu Hair Art family and what they have to offer me to help me grow into my passion for hairdressing.

Jess de Beer - Apprentice

Jess is one of our two amazing apprentices within the Zaibatsu family! with new eyes looking into the industry Jess shows a great amount of passion and hunger for hairdressing. We are so excited to have Jess in our Zaibatsu family.

What do you love about hairdressing and working at Zaibatsu Hair Art?

Zaibatsu Hair Art is such a creative and friendly place to start my apprenticeship. I love that being a hairdresser allows us to help make people feel happy about themselves. I am looking forward to learning more from the Zaibatsu Hair Art family and what they have to offer me to help me grow into my passion for hairdressing.