MEET THE TEAM

WHO WE ARE

A Full-Service Hair Salon, Here for You

We pride ourselves in catering for a wide range of clientele,

offering expert service and advice.
We endeavour to be there when our clients need us, opening 12 hours most days, excluding Sunday being a family day. The Aboki Team works as one, and we support each other to give our clients the best possible service. Our regular training evenings extend our skills within this industry, no one ever stops learning. We invite you to take ‘time out’ with us.

Melissa

Melissa started her Hairdressing training at 13, which led to a full time career.
The passion and endless energy she gives to Hairdressing is an inspiration to everyone who works at Aboki. Her finishing work and eye for detail has given Melissa a strong, loyal clientele.

Director

John

John has been hairdressing for 18 years, and is a highly skilled hairdresser. He loves getting creative with colour work and correction. He is also specialised in barber work, and has a great eye with mens cuts and fades. John loves his clients leaving the salon with a big smile, and feeling fantastic about themselves.

Director

Juanita

Juanita is such an asset to our team and has been one of our key Senior Stylists at Aboki for 18 years. It's not often you get a hairdresser that is exceptional in all areas of hairdressing, and Juanita is one of those people! She is our Team Manager, so she makes sure everything is going smoothly with staff. She loves listening to her clients concerns and helping them achieve a style that not only looks great, but makes them feel fantastic! 

Senior Stylist & Team Manager

Faye

Faye has been hairdressing since she was 15 and has had many years experience in all aspects of the hairdressing profession. Along her journey Faye has not only been a salon owner, she was also an examiner for apprenticeship exams. She has seen it all, and is a great source of education within our team. Faye is our salon icon, and is an inspiration to us. Her ultimate aim is a happy client! 

Senior Stylist

Steph

Steph is a senior stylist that has been working at Aboki for 5 years. She moved back to Nelson after completing her apprenticeship in Wellington and is loving being back in the Nelson climate. Steph loves to learn new techniques to give her clients an exciting new style.

Senior Stylist

Amogan

Amogan is a senior stylist at Aboki who has been hairdressing for the last 10 years. She loves creating the perfect blonde for her clients and has had extensive training in foiling and balayage. However she is a versatile stylist who loves a challenge and can adapt to her clients needs beyond this.

Senior Stylist

Hannah

Hannah began her journey in the hairdressing industry because she enjoys being creative, interacting with people and making people feel great. She has a special knack at really listening to what her clients are after, and collaborating with them to get their desired results.

Senior Stylist

Annie

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 salons. 

She loves meeting new people as well as attending to her own clientele she has built up over this time.  Annie specialises in perming, chemical straightening and generally talking about the right products for the health and manageability of your hair. 

She welcomes you to book a 15 minute free thorough consultation to discuss your hair needs.

Annie works 4 days a week so booking forward is essential. 

Senior Stylist

Janine

Janine joined our team in December and is a fabulous Senior Stylist from South Africa. Janine is a highly skilled hairdresser, is very thorough with her consultations and excels in her cutting work. Janine brings a lovely gentle nature to the salon, and we love having her a part of our team.

Janine is in the salon from 8am/12pm and finishes around 6pm 
(depending on bookings)

Senior Stylist

Leona

Leona is our new advanced stylist here at Aboki! Leona has recently moved to NZ with her family from Sydney, Australia. She has an internationally recognized repertoire of work and experience, which when combined with her naturally bubbly personality, she has already become an asset to our team.

Leona Robinson has worked with the creme de la creme of Hair artists in Australia.

Some including:
- National guest artist for L’Oréal training
- L’Oréal catwalk stylist of the year NSW
- Next Top Model hairstylist 
- Trinny and Susannah makeover show
- Worked closely with renowned hairstylist Sharon Blain
... And the list goes on!

Senior Stylist

Debs

Debs has over 20 years experience hairdressing, and she has recently moved from wellington. She loves all aspects of hairstyling but especially loves blondes and balayages, and Debs has a real passion for colour corrections. Debs looks forward to meeting new and existing clients.

Senior Stylist

Kelsie

Kelsie is back after being on Maternity leave for 6 months to have her little boy, Maddox. Hairdressing, Makeup & being artistic is Kelsie's passion. While working at Aboki for almost 8 years, Kelsie specialises in all aspects of hairdressing especially colour and is also a qualified Makeup Artist, that is a service available at Aboki. Kelsie loves meeting new people and will help you to achieve the look you want.

Kelsie's Hours
9.30am - 4pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
and every second Saturday.
(23 hours per week)

Senior Stylist

Jess

Jess is a senior stylist, who joined Aboki as an apprentice 12 years ago. Jess specialises in all aspects of hairdressing, especially colouring and cutting. Jess will listen to your needs and talk you through style options to suit you and your lifestyle.

Senior Stylist - Back from Maternity leave

Libby

After being on maternity leave for 2 years and being a new generation stylist, Libby is working on growing my clientele and expanding her knowledge in hairdressing.
She believes everyone loves feeling great and having fantastic hair, and she strives to make her clients love their hair not just in the salon but in everyday life..

Currently on Maternity leave

Michaela

Michaela is one of our apprentices. She has a background in Performing Arts, so she is totally a people person. Michaela is a fun and friendly person to have in the salon! 

Apprentice

Lizzie

Lizzie is our second year apprentice, and we love Lizzies energy and her attention to detail. Lizzie is a wonderful mum to 7 year old daughter Shayna, and we are very excited to see her develop her skills in the salon!

Apprentice

Eden

Eden joined our team as an assistant but found she also had a passion for hairdressing, so we are very excited that Eden has signed on as an Apprentice at Aboki. 

Apprentice

Lily

Lily is an Assistant here at Aboki. She is super positive with a 'can-do' attitude, which is so important to have here at the salon. 

Assistant

Jazmyne

​Jazmyne is John & Melissa's daughter (and Faye's Granddaughter). She is a qualified Makeup Artist and has been working in the industry for 7 years. She has worked in mainly TV, Film, Editorial and Event (Ball and Wedding) makeups. She is based in Auckland but is often travelling to Nelson every 3/4 weeks. She is also busy working behind the scenes for Aboki, and is our Marketing Manager.

Makeup Artist + Marketing Manager

Tracee

Tracee has been a part of the Aboki team for over 20 years!

Part-Time Receptionist

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03-546 8680

68/69 BUXTON SQUARE, NELSON 7010, NZ    (NEXT TO FARMERS)

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