Lighten up. These are Auckland’s best blonde colourists you need to know

The saying decrees that fair-haired folk have more fun, but living life as a blonde bombshell doesn’t come without its tribulations. Getting your exact ideal shade is the challenge, but luckily with the right colourist in your corner, the flaxen holy grail is 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.

Kristle Sullivan at M11 in Newmarket
M11’s resident blonde expert, there’s not much that Kristle can’t lend her colouring know-how to, whether you’re bold and bleached or natural and golden. Not only will she have you sporting a new, glossy hue, but her more-than eight 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.

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 a serious cult following.

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 advance… but to the early ‘blonde’ birds go the spoils right?

Josh Angell at French Revolver Studio in the CBD
With over eight years of hairdressing experience under his belt, Josh won the Keune Tinta Colour Trophy Award (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.

Adrian Deng at Anco Studio in The Viaduct
With over ten years experience in colouring and styling — including a long stint at M11 — Adrian now resides 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.

Amanda Preston at Stephen Marr in 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.

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 knew you needed.

Wing Xia at SNOW Hairsalon in Milford
An old hand in the industry, Wing recently marked her 19th year as a hairstylist and touts her specialities as colour corrections and extreme colour transformations. So, if you’re keen to make the switch to blonde for the first time, she’s the one to see.

Abbey McInnes at McInnes and Co. in Mt Eden
Is your hair in need of some serious shine and gloss? Abbey, owner and head stylist at Mt Eden salon McInnes and Co, comes highly recommended. 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 Abbey uses her power for good and for the good of the perfectly platinum.

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