our team

Scissor wizards, champions of colour, magic makers, dream team, whatever you call them, the Tanglez Hair Studio team are the secret to bringing your hair dreams to life.

Get to know the masters behind your Tanglez experience!


Master Stylist / Salon Manager

It’s true, we’re pretty sure we’ve got every Alyssha in Ashburton working in the salon! Meet our first Alyssha – one of 4 in the salon! Her love for continually learning and upskilling is a highlight of her career.

Inspired by her grandma to become a hairdresser over 12 years ago, Alyssha loves helping her client’s feel good in their own skin.

A specialist in foiling, balayage and colour work, Alyssha’s enthusiasm for her work saw her become an award-winning stylist from the second year of her career!


Emerging Senior- Currently on Maternity Leave

There’s not much that our Aleisha can’t do!

Not only did she build her car from scratch (seriously!), but she mastered her braiding techniques on her horses’ in-between competitions!

Fast-forward to the past 5 years and she’s putting that ambition to work on the salon floor specialising in creating dream hair for blondes and brides.


Senior Stylist

If you’ve ever thought that Brittany’s dance moves in the salon were impressive it’s because she’s danced at the likes of Disneyland and Universal Studios!

We’re very grateful that Mickey and Minnie decided to share her with us because she’s a go-to when you want the latest on hair trends, balayage and blonde work.

For Brittany, her job isn’t just about cutting or colouring someone’s hair – it’s about making them feel like the best version of themselves. 


Master Stylist 

With over a decade of experience under her belt, master stylist Zoe is the epitome of a true professional.

If you’ve visited our salon, you’ll know Zoe for her cheerful personality and friendly welcome into our space. She’s the expert in creating natural, blended colours that leave you with a look that perfectly suits your style.

When she’s not creating magic behind the chair, she’s celebrating a win in netball or poker!



Owner / Make up Artist / Custom Blending

For Tanglez boss lady Anna, she can’t remember a time where making people look and feel incredible wasn’t at the top of her to-do list.

For the past 26 years, Anna has championed the hair and makeup industry, getting to know the stories of her incredible clients over the years whilst growing her business, family, and dairy farm (yes, a dairy farm!).

These days, Anna has put down the scissors and picked up the brushes, specialising in Tanglez’s makeup and custom blending services and loving every second of it.


Apprentice Year 3

The queen of pink herself, Aleesha brings the sunshine to our salon.

Since the age of 7, Aleesha knew she wanted to be a hairdresser and for the past three years, has loved transforming people’s confidence.

Whilst she may slay her pink hair, Aleesha’s speciality is blonde foils and continues to exude passion and energy for her work as she gets closer to graduation day!



Apprentice Year 3

There isn’t a colour of the rainbow that Tegan doesn’t love! She enjoys experimenting with bright and playful colours and is looking forward to becoming a fully qualified hairdresser in the future! Tegan can’t get enough of those full hair transformation moments.

Inspired by her family who simply loved their careers, Tegan joined the industry 3 years ago and has never looked back.

Now, don’t be tricked by this one rolling her R’s. She’s never actually lived in Southland!



Apprentice Year 2

When your mum is a hairdresser, you grow up on the salon floor and this is no different for Aliiyah!

Our bubbly Salon Assistant started her career in the industry 2 years ago and has been loving her apprenticeship; all inspired by her mumma!

Now, get ready for a head massage like no other. There’s a rumour going around that Aliiyah’s are the best in Ashburton!


Administration Assistant / Makeup Artist / Custom Blending 

Chelsea is the computer wizard that keeps the salon (and all of us) running smoothly. We can’t live without this organisation queen and love when her sharp wit comes out to play behind her quiet demeanour.

She is also a talented makeup artist and custom foundation blender as well as being a proud working mum to her two children.

She comes from a large close-knit family, so close in fact that one of her sisters and niece works in our salon too!


Senior Stylist – Currently on Maternity Leave

Katy signed up for an after-school job in a hairdressing salon, not expecting to do much more than cleaning and a few odd jobs.
Despite this, the world of hairdressing had other plans for Katy and before she knew it, she was on the floor and switching out sweeping for styling.

That after school job changed her life, resulting in a much-loved career and she has never looked back. Katy is especially proud that thanks to her precision techniques she gets to be the reason that her client’s leave the salon feeling like the most beautiful version of themselves.


Master Stylist – Currently on Maternity Leave

A master stylist that has worked on a Spice Girl? Well, not really but as a child, Justine’s Spice Girl dolls got some serious makeovers with the latest hairstyles and trends!

Justine puts the master in master stylist. There isn’t a colour that Justine can’t combat. With her natural artistic flair and love for any creative challenge, Justine is your go-to when it’s time to bring your hair vision to life.
Want to know the latest hair trend before it’s even hit Tik Tok? Just ask Justine! She’s always in the know.


Molly McKenna

Salon Assistant

If you’ve ever wondered whether a 6-year-old can braid hair, just ask Molly who mastered the art
then and never looked back. Since her childhood where she’d watch her hairstyle Nana work her magic, Molly knew she’d be behind the chair one day too.

Whilst she’s not at the stage of performing hair transformations herself, Molly adores watching the process unfold and taking our team’s tips and tricks on board. A creative soul, Molly is excited to master the art of colour, cuts and put those braiding skills to work.

When she’s not in the salon, you’ll find her playing netball, painting, and sketching.