At Aboki Hairdressers, we take pride in being a long-standing family-run business in our community. With 29 years of experience, we are dedicated to providing you with exceptional styling services and an extensive range of high-quality products to help you achieve the perfect look.
To get started on your journey to fabulous hair, give us a call today or conveniently book your complimentary consultation online. We look forward to serving you and helping you achieve the hairstyle of your dreams.
CALL US ON ~ 035468680
Meet the Team
DIRECTOR / CEO + EXECUTIVE STYLIST
Melissa is our CEO and Director - She is a second-generation stylist having been born into the hairdressing industry. With over 37 years of experience as a full-time stylist, she is our wealth of knowledge and inspiration.
IN-SALON EDUCATOR, EXECUTIVE STYLIST & CURL SPECIALIST
Debs embarked on her hairstyling journey back in 1997 in Christchurch. Since then, she has gained experience working in Auckland and Wellington before joining the Aboki team in 2018.
Janus is a colour specialist with a strong technical background which encompasses cutting, styling and various chemical services. Janus strives to tailor make and personalise each client experience and interaction within the work enviroment, making each time your first time!
Meet Damask, our senior stylist with a wealth of experience! She embarked on her hairdressing journey in 2009, starting in Wellington and honing her skills in two top salons before returning to her hometown, Nelson.
EXECUTIVE STYLIST & CURL SPECIALIST
Ngaroma has been hairdressing for 15 years, starting her journey as a stylist in a busy inner city salon in Wellington. From there she moved to Australia and worked in some incredible salons.
Faye is our star! She’s been at Aboki for nearly 26 years after previously owning her own salon for 28 years!
With almost 60 years of hairdressing, she is a phenomenal hairdresser and an incredible person to know, inspiring her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter to follow in her footsteps.
SENIOR STYLIST + PERM SPECIALIST
Annie has been hairdressing for over 35 years and has been with the great team at Aboki since 2018 after shifting to Nelson from Christchurch, where she has owned her own salon.
EXECUTIVE STYLIST + CURL SPECIALIST
Hannah is our CURL QUEEN! Having naturally curly hair, Hannah loves to work with her clients' natural curls & transforming curl shapes to create the perfect look that clients can look after at home.
Sarah started working at Aboki as an apprentice in 2000, during that time she trained in cutting and styling with Fox Stevens. Sarah has been hairdressing since completing her apprenticeship at Aboki in 2005 – she loves colour work and cutting!
SENIOR STYLIST ~ On Maternity leave until Jan 2025
Jess has been hairdressing for 15 years at Aboki - As well as doing her apprenticeship through Aboki, she has completed the two-year advanced cutting training with Fox Stevens.
She loves creating personalised colours and cuts for her clients.
ADVANCED EMERGING STYLIST
Lizzy is a skilled and emerging stylist who is quickly building a loyal clientele. She is particularly talented with colour, and her clients love her creative and personalized transformations.
EMERGING STYLIST + WEDDING/EVENT SPECIALIST
Lily is our passionate and creative apprentice from Colorado, USA. She is set to complete her hairdressing training through Aboki this December and will be joining us as a Senior Stylist from January 2024.
Eden is one of our talented third-year apprentices who is eager to perfect her craft and make a name for herself in the hair industry. She's currently seeking models to help her complete her training, which includes weekly academy sessions with our skilled colour educator, Debs, every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm
Meet Grace, our talented third-year apprentice at Aboki Hair. With one year of intensive Fox Stevens cutting training under her belt and one more to go, Grace is dedicated to developing her skills in all areas of hairdressing.
Sequoia is a dedicated hairdressing apprentice at Aboki Academy, currently honing her skills under the guidance of experienced stylists.
Combining a love for the art of styling with a strong work ethic and collaborative spirit, Sequoia is committed to excellence in her craft.
- bio coming soon -
MARKETING MANAGER, HAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST, + CURL SPECIALIST
Jaz is Aboki's full-time Marketing Manager; everything online is managed through her - From our social media to our website, newsletters, promotions, online booking systems etc.
Tracee has been a part of the Aboki team for over 20 years. As a part-time receptionist, Tracee is the first point of contact for many of our clients, and she always goes above and beyond to make sure they have a positive experience.
FRONT OF HOUSE ~ On Maternity leave until November 2024
Priya has a background in Hairdressing and loves the creativity the industry has to offer and the fast-paced salon life.
Priya has worked front of house for salons in Wellington and Melbourne...