Visiting the salon at Level 2

We will be follow Ministry of Heath Level 2 guidelines and ask that you:

  • When entering the salon for an appointment use hand sanitiser available at each entrance or wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds and dry thoroughly (located at back of salon)
  • All Visitors without a scheduled appointment must sign the register
  • Maintain 2 metre distance between yourself and everyone else except your stylist (1 metre when needed)
  • Cancel your appointment if you are feeling unwell or having symptoms of covid-19 or cold/flu or have come in to contact with anyone that may have put you at risk
  • Use PPE if possible; bring your own or purchase masks and/or gloves for $2

We will be diligent with sanitization, hand washing and minimalizing contact and using PPE (personal protection equipment)


Greetings from lockdown! All the H2O crew are doing well and hope you are too. It’s looking like we still have a few more weeks at home, but won’t know for sure until the May 11th announcement.

If you do not have enough hair product to see you through Level 3, you can place an order and collect it from us following the contactless collection regulations. (See below on how to do this)

If you need to cut your fringe, some professional tips are: cut a only little bit at a time (you can always cut more), nail scissors or any fine blade are good and if dull try to use tips to snip, beard/bikini trimmers work well for a blunter edge and can be used on any angle against the hair (diagonal works well to push the hair in a direction as “short hair pushes the longer hair”).

If you had an appointment with us during the shutdown period, please be patient and we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule those appointments. Any existing appointments after June 1st will be kept as is, unless we hear from you otherwise. After we have rescheduled the missed appointments we will open up the online booking software.

On that note, we are excited to announce we are changing our booking software from Mindbody to Ovatu. The software has a great reputation in NZ and will help us to provide better service. A few of Ovatu’s great features are: reliable txt or email reminders with calendar syncing, the ability to book and reschedule your own appointments easily online, and receive last minute deals on your phone/computer or view on the booking site.

To order product just send us an email to with your order by name/description or photo of product and we will get back to you within 24hrs with a contactless collection time.

If you need a recommendation for product send a photo of your hair with a brief description of what your hair is needing, eg. moisture, softness, shine, strength, elasticity, etc. plus whether you have any allergies/intolerances on skin or to fragrances and what sort of products have or have not worked in the past. The more information you can give the better chance we have of a successful match, as all sales are final, and we will not be able to take product returns at this time.

Take care, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Covid-19 Update

Dear valued clients, we will be closed as of Wednesday, March 25 2020 until Level 4 status changes, or further notice. We hope that you stay well, and that we will see you again soon.

Kindest regards, Gaila, Lisa, Janelle, Mel, and Claire.

Embrace Change!

Change of season is a great time for altering our hairstyle/colour. Anything from a small tweek to a full restyle, it’s all fun and keeps us loving our hair!

 Trends tend to  move towards warmer tones in the autumn, and we have all the best products for achieving this in a vibrant, non-toxic and lasting way. But what about those that suit the cool tones? Our colour range is a rich cool base, this means we can also achieve shiny neutral to cool;  deep blonde, caramel or chocolate tones, to give your hair a look to fit the season in a way that suits you best.

As incentive to make a change, every Friday until the end of April, with any full colour, foils or creative colour (balayage etc..) we are offering all clients 25% off their haircut,  or a full blowdry style at no charge.

 With the change of season we often see wetter weather and an increase of frizzy hair, so we are also offering 25% off our Kerasilk Treatments until the end of April.  This is a non-toxic and customizable Keratin smoothing treatment that reduces curl, eliminates close to 100% of the frizz from even the most rebellious hair, increases drying time by 25% and humidity protects hair for a minimum of 5 months.

Both of these fantastic deals are available with Melissa, Janelle or Lisa

(check out their bios on our about us page).  *T&C apply 

Embrace change and call us today for a complimentary consultation or appointment.


Celebrate summer with a custom blonde tone!

We are hosting a Keune Blonde VIP day this Thursday November 8th, 2018.  Keune has the best blonde tones on the market and they are free from PPD Dyes and ammonia. 

 Keune’s colour technician will be in the salon with us 10-5pm providing complimentary personalized blonde toners for any client having any service.  This mean you can add any tone to your existing or new blonde hair at no charge! Toners can be anything from caramel to lightest ash blonde including fashion colours pink, silver lilac and grey. Toners are semi permanent and will leave the hair gently over 3-6weeks.

If you would like to try a toner on existing blonde but aren’t ready for a haircut or colour service we have an awesome option for you that will leave your hair super shiny and soft, while reducing or eliminating frizz. All you need to do is book a hard water wellness treatment for $30 and we will remove any deposits from your hair, tone your hair, seal the colour with a custom Malibu treatment and do a natural finish blow-dry. Have plans for the weekend? Upgrade to a style using heated tools for an additional $25 and will prep the hair so it lasts right through.

The VIP bookings will only be made in salon or over the phone, so visit us today or call us on 546 5646. Spaces are limited so don’t wait!

Spring is in the air, and we have exciting salon news!

H2O Hair welcomes Senior Stylist Melissa Teeling to our team. She is new to the area and starting to build her clientele. A full bio will be posted soon, but for now I can say she is a top senior stylist with 17yrs experience and an approach to hair that is like my own- Gaila.  She is skilled in all areas and also understands curly hair detailing.  Melissa and I will be working closely together with her performing my colour work wherever feasible.

We are confident that Melissa will impress, so…

If you are not happy with your current style, regardless if you are a new or existing client you can receive 50% off your first cut & style with Melissa until Oct 31, 2018.  Just mention this blog.



Melissa’s hours – Mon 9:30-3:30pm          Thurs 1:30-9pm           Fri 9:30-1:30pm


 Spring/summer 2018 hair fashion is ALL ABOUT BLONDE!

With all the advancements in colour, tools and techniques we can deliver any kind of blonde imaginable. Even if dark hair suits you best,  a few tips,  soft strands, or a bit of sun-kissed tone on tone can add that bit of interest to your existing colour that says bring on Summer!

 At H2O Hair we will get you the result you desire, at a fair price.  You have our guarantee.

The following is feedback from one of our many happy blonde clients (a full testimonials page to be up soon).

As a bleach blonde I struggled for many years to find someone who would not leave my hair with yellow bands or snapped pieces. Gaila at H2o maintained my hair perfectly long and white blonde for 6 years right up until I moved to Australia where it was then made a mess of again. Thankfully I was able to come back on holiday to get it fixed!

I still cannot find anyone with the same attention to detail who uses products that look after your hair and who takes care of your hair while still giving you the results you want. 

Definitely a life saver for healthy blondes! 



Call us on 03 546 5646 or go to our online booking for a complimentary consultation to discuss our fantastic Blonde Specials running until Nov 30th 2018