Inspired by the masterful and pioneering artisans of New York City’s hair and fashion culture, Killer Hair was birthed in 2007 out of a little warehouse in Eden Terrace. Our journey has only just begun.
Our Killer Hair Specialists
Steven’s immense experience and creative guidance brings the Killer Team together. Cutting since he was 16 he really is the master of perfected, detailed and innovative haircuts. He has a vast knowledge of all hair textures, loves to use a razor when appropriate, our very own King of curly hair…. Yes he has many curly haired clients and they are so happy to finally get someone who knows how to cut and the most out of your curls.
Steven's passion for the industry has seen him enjoy many career highlights. He quickly became Salon Manager and Art Director at Toni&Guy. Exercised his love of education as a Davines Visionary Artist and as a Keune Guest Artist, sharing his knowledge with other hairdressers throughout New Zealand and of course our cutting trainer for Team Killer.
A committed Liverpool FC fan, Father to two daughters and a man very keen on traveling this planet. He loves to get into deep conversation and communicate about what really matters … getting you back in love with you and your hair.
Steven takes bookings Tues- Sat with Thurs late night.
Mimi stepped up her career in 2003 when she decided it was time to specialize in her true passion - Colour. She holds a talent for visualizing what will suit a client and has mastered a wide range of techniques and just loves a Balayage! Mimi adores Keune- a company that has always been cruelty free and is consistently innovative, making those big colour changes possible with minimal damage.
Mimi has loved putting together show direction, photoshoots and educating throughout NZ but now enjoys making family a big priority. Mum to her and Stevens two girls, the salon Team and Killer Pups - Nico and Cody.
She is available for appointments - Wednesdays and Saturdays and can take clients on other days for colour transformations etc. Just call the salon to book a consultation and check availability.
Bex started her hairdressing career in 2005, it was the beginning of a dream realised, from a young age all she wanted to do was HAIR!Her skills were evident from the start winning The Colour Award at Wella’s YPS during her apprenticeship.
She came to Killer from Toni&Guy where she worked for 10years in Auckland and in London.
Becoming a session stylist for 3 seasons of London Fashion Week also working at London GQ awards and NZ Fashion Week.
Bex has a particular love for Balayage, Creative Colour and Blondes while excelling in cutting.
Her talent and eye for the perfect finish has Bex in hot demand.
You can book with Bex..Wed - Sat with Wed/Thurs late nights.
Andrea has been hairdressing for 20 years and knows she’s picked the right career. Believing hair is a space you continue to grow, every cut and colour is an opportunity to learn and inspire.Andi has a very specific eye for blondes and absolutely love for achieving those seamless blends.Kept busy in her home life with her two boys, two fur bubs and relaxes with her partner trying the latest spicy food restaurant, hanging with friends and all the live music Auckland has to offer. Andrea takes clients Tuesday/ Thursday and every second Saturday.
Kenji is such an asset to our team,he has always impressed- with his hard work and soft heart. We were thrilled he joined the Killer team in 2015 becoming Killer Salon Manager.
Kenji has a huge range of experience- training at Toni&Guy and managing central Auckland salons. He is highly knowledgeable on the tech/ theory of hair and scalp, managing our assistant team. Lending his skills with other team members to Ronald McDonald house once a month, gifting a bit of joy at such a tough time.
Being Japanese born and Kiwi bred he brings a fusion of precision and creativity to his work, and he loves a perm!Kenji is a keen surfer, a football player and a family man.
You can catch him Tues - Sat with Thurs his late night.
Sandra’s passion for hair took hold straight out of school, she started an apprenticeship in her hometown of Weiler, Austria. Wanting more than the rural life she moved to Germany where she trained with Toni&Guy ... The start of a 12 year career with that company... which in 2002 brought her to Auckland. Yes … Steven, Mimi, Kenji, Bex and Sandra all worked together ... starting all the way back then and now … the gangs all back together!!!
Being fluent in German and English her many years here have turned her into a tough kiwi as she is about as dedicated to The Warriors as one could get. Her beautiful hair skills are layered with a straight up if not direct communication style, caring and honest with a large serving of humour.
Sandra is avail Tues,Wed,Fri and Sat
Megan has done all the hard work… training with us from 2016 she is now a pillar of the Killer team. She has more than proved her mettle and blown us away with her true dedication to her craft. She is skilled in so many things… seamless Balayage, colour transformations, cutting, braiding and our Keratin specialist - she will change your mane from screamy to dreamy in just a few hours. An innately creative woman, she loves to spend time in nature and balances the demands of Killer life with yoga and a mind, body and spirit approach.
Megan takes bookings Tues - Sat with Wed/Thurs late night
Liz began working and training with us back in Sept 2021, she is very focused on becoming a fully trained stylist. She grew up in Auckland, youngest of 5 and found a passion for hair after being designated the family barber. She loves being a part of our team's positive energy and the meaningful connections that are made through our work. She has a huge drive and her determination shines as she is picking up the skills extremely quickly, flying through her in house and NZ HITO training … But it's not all about hair she is a keen reader, preferring the classics like Dickins, playing sports, attending church and baking yummy Gluten Free treats.
Growing up in Timaru and Nelson and working on a dairy farm is a far cry from Jacob’s life now.
He moved to Auckland in 2015 and instantly felt at home. A talented painter, after a few years in retail he wanted to bring together his creativity and people skills.
When Jacob takes something on he does his absolute best … completing the Servilles Barber Course top of his class! He is part of our Killer Training Program as well as working on his NZ HITO qualification.
Lhasa’s heritage is Dutch, Indonesian and Maori so she had a brilliant time growing up between New Zealand and the Netherlands. She started working at Killer in 2021 as we just loved how she slotted into the team and had us all laughing from day 1. Now she's very focused on learning to develop her creative skills and working hard to be a qualified stylist. Lhasa is part of our Killer Training Program, training twice a week and working in the salon learning everything she can. Lhasa starts her NZ HITO qualification 2023.
Please note this is a quick run down of our prices. All prices are from should you require an exact price we recommend booking a consultation, there is no charge for this. Please call/ email if you have any queries.
To make a difference you gotta walk the talk. We like to walk alongside lots of different charities but here are a special few we’re extra passionate about.
We live in a very safe country … but so many don’t. You can never be grateful enough for our infrastructure or to be living in a peaceful community. We believe in organizations like World Vision.. where you give so little and yet make a huge change for someone else’s future.This is Twabi he has been our sponsor child since 2012 when he was 6 years old, he lives in Uganda. Our contribution means he has an education, his village now has clean water which he can follow his passion, football.We receive a letter from him every year and it's heartwarming to see how he grows. If you can help a child make their prospects greater … why wouldn’t you.
We have been lucky enough to go to Ronald McDonald House every month and bring some joy to broken hearts for many years now. Yes, covid has put a hold on it, we can't wait to be able to bring the joy of a great haircut to those under the stress of having an unwell child…unbearable. Our empathy is real and if we can lighten the load for just a few moments and give these families a fresh,new Do to be excited about, we're there!
We are big Cat and Dog lovers and Soi Dog is passionate about ending the trading of these wonderful fluffers for meat in Asia. They rescue animals born or captured for their meat as well as any sick and abandoned animals. These lovely people and volunteers nurse them back to love and health and then they go up for adoption and are flown all over the world. Sadly here in NZ we are unable to make these guys our new family members because of rabies and other diseases that would have a huge impact on our environment. So we make monthly donations to help with all the costs so they can keep doing great work.
We have alot of animals here in NZ that require adoption, care and justice. The NZ SPCA have been there for them for 150yrs. They work to change the laws for better outcomes, prosecute acts of cruelty, educate the public, rehabilitate and find caring homes for cats and dogs, sheep, horses, rabbits, pigs … you name it. That kind of effort is tough but meaningful and we donate so they can keep moving forward.
This is an international organization that makes a huge difference by pushing locally led initiatives. Children around the world suffer for a plethora of different reasons and FFEC is there working to create laws to protect children from abuse, to give at risk children a healthy and safe alternative home and to provide aid and essentials for those fleeing The Ukraine. That's just a few of what they are working towards and we happily donate to keep them going
We want to make sure your visit to us is as stress-free as possible, so we've put together some handy parking recommendations for you. For a convenient option, we recommend parking behind The Tabernacle Church at the top of Queens St (you can check out the picture story for more info). You'll find plenty of parking spots available, and it's only $4 per hour.If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, there's also council parking on upper Queen St, just across from Cross St. You can enter Ironbank via stairs from Cross St, and this will only cost you $2 per hour.For our customers with disabilities, there are parking spots available right outside Ironbank/Mexicali on Krd. There's also disabled parking available in the council parking on Upper Queen St.
We now require you to add Debit/ Credit Card details to your file to secure your booking. Your information is safe and held by a third party. You can use this to make a contactless payment, pay deposits and agree to our cancellation policy. We have added this as an incentive.
To take the time we put aside for you with respect, we have had too many no shows and late cancellations especially during busy times. You can still book online, add your details and pay with card/cash at the end of your appointment.
We want to make sure your visit to us is as stress-free as possible, so we've put together some handy parking recommendations for you.
For a convenient option, we recommend parking behind The Tabernacle Church at the top of Queens St. You'll find plenty of parking spots available, and it's only $4 per hour.
If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, there's also council parking on upper Queen St, just across from Cross St.
You can enter Ironbank via stairs from Cross St, and this will only cost you $2 per hour.
For our customers with disabilities, there are parking spots available right outside Ironbank/Mexicali on Krd.
There's also disabled parking available in the council parking on Upper Queen St.
Yes, it is completely step-free!
There is disabled parking available in the council parking on Upper Queen St.
Allow 60 minutes for a cut appointment and between 2-3 hours for a colour service. If you are having a creative colour service or transformation it will take longer. We prefer to book these services with a consultation prior to your appointment.
Please do!! Hairdressers tend to be very visual people so images are a great tool to start the conversation about your hair wants. Pictures of things you like insure were all on the same page and spark a thorough discussion about suitability, hair texture, face shape, maintenance, skin tone… and helps both parties feel relaxed about the direction chosen. If you're looking for inspiration may we suggest Pinterest.
You can give us a call or email, we are more than happy to help. You’re also welcome to book in for a complimentary consultation to chat about possibilities before making your appointment.
No need to have perfectly clean hair, we shampoo before a cut and a little bit lived in works well for most colour services. In fact if you are having an on scalp colour, especially a bleach your natural oils will work wonderfully to protect and desensitize your scalp.
However if your hair is in major need of a wash or you use “touch up” products between colours shampooing the night prior is recommended.Hair up please arrive with clean dry hair we recommend washing the day before.
All of our pricing includes a blow dry finish.
We use Keune which is cruelty free and most of the products are also vegan with the exemption of bee’s wax in some products. If you prefer us to use exclusively vegan products on you, fabulous… just let us know.
When you book a service with a Colourist , they will consult and apply your colour. Our fantastic team of assistants will help with toners and blow drys but always with the Colourist/ Stylists guidance.
The choice to colour your hair during your pregnancy is a personal one. If you're hesitant we do have alternatives for on-scalp tint that contain no ammonia. If your colour service is foils or balayage this is done without the product touching the scalp. You can discuss all the possibilities with your Colourist.
If you have ever experienced a reaction - From annoying itch to full blown reaction ...we want to know about it. We can perform a 48hr patch test to see if the product is safe for you.
Colour resistance can come from many different sources. Hormonal changes, Build up from Chlorine, Hard water, silicon, medication esp bloodliners and antidepressants, using henna. If any of these things may be applicable to you it is very important to let us know. It can make all the difference in the outcome. We can perform a patch test or strand test so we both know what we are dealing with.
For these services we must see you in the salon for a consultation and there we can assess what is needed to achieve your desired hair colour. Consults take about 15mins and there is no charge just call us and we will book you in. Please be aware you may need to pay a deposit to secure your appointment.
We ask that you rethink wearing your expensive or brandspanking outfit. While we take every measure to insure clean application andremoval… it is colour, people like to move about and its best you consider this.