Looking to lighten up? These are Auckland’s best colourists for blondes

The saying rings true when people say that the fair-haired folk have more fun, but living life as a blonde bombshell doesn’t come without its tribulations, especially with the imminent season of sun, surf and chlorinated pools on the horizon. Luckily, with the right colourist in your corner, the flaxen holy grail is can be well within your reach. For an outcome that is anything but brassy, you’d be wise to leave your locks in the hands of the best in the blonde-obsessed biz.

Adrian Deng at Anco Studio in Sandringham 
With over eight years experience in colouring and styling — including a long stint at M11 — Adrian is now blossoming at Anco Studio as the firm favourite for blondes or those with darker hair wanting to lighten up. Tapping into bespoke modern techniques, his application is seamless and his results are beautiful. To book, click here.

Shannon Lee Johnson at D&M in Ponsonby
Switching from brunette to full blonde isn’t for the faintest of hearts, but if there’s anyone that can restore our faith in such a monumental shift it’s the likes of Miss Johnson — her colour wizardry has garnered her a serious cult following, including a bright blonde from our very own Denizen team. To book, click here.

Josh Angell at French Revolver Studio
With over six years of hairdressing experience under his belt, Josh won the Keune Tinta Colour Trophy Awards (and completed a Master Colour Course in Amsterdam) for good reason. With a passion for beautiful sun-kissed colours to complement strands of every style and cut, it’s no surprise that the mane maestro is in high demand. To book, click here.

Kylie Dyers at Servilles in Newmarket
With exceptional skill at reading her clients, Kylie manages to match the shade of blonde superbly following nothing more than a brief chinwag — not only to your overall look, but to your personality too. Her playfulness with tinting and colouring leads to the creation of a fresh new do that you never new you needed. To book, click here.

Samatha Snow at SNOW by Samantha Snow in Milford
An old hand in the industry, joining when she was 17 and being internationally trained, tales of Samantha’s Midas touch have travelled far and wide from the North Shore salon. And while Samantha isn’t taking on new clients at the moment, it’s in your best interest to join the waitlist for when she does. To book, click here.

Ashlee Bierens at McInnes and Co. in Mt Eden
Has winter’s wrath left your hair in need of some serious shine and gloss? Quite likely where Rapunzel would go to get her tresses tended to, all it takes is a quick glance at the ‘after’ results on the salon’s Facebook page to see that Ashlee uses her power for good and for the good of the perfectly platinum. To book, click here.

Amanda Preston at Stephen Marr Ponsonby
Not only a stellar stylist and colour specialist for Stephen Marr, but also a National Educator for Original & Mineral too, you can rest assured you’re in good hands if it’s Preston in charge. Her unwavering attention to detail has her hitting the nail on the head every time, consistently obtaining smooth, blended, natural looking results on every one of her clients. To book, click here.

Amiee Marie at Amiee Marie Hair Studio in Beach Haven
There has been no shortage of bouncy blonde beauties streaming from this Olaplex boutique salon. Specialising in balayage, it should come as no surprise that Amiee is booked out well in advanced… but to the early ‘blonde’ birds go the spoils right? To book, click here.

Hayley Sutherland at M11 in Newmarket
M11’s resident blonde expert, there’s not much that Hayley can’t lend her colouring know-how too, whether you’re bold and bleached or natural and golden. Not only will she have you sporting a new, glossy hue, but her seven years of styling experience leave your hair serving looks as soon as you leave the salon. She’s the one you’ll need on speed-dial, pre-event. To book, click here.

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