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!

ALYSSHA WEAVER

Senior 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 9 years ago, Alyssha loves helping her clients 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!

LEISH DOWLER

Master Stylist

For the past 19 years, Leish has dedicated her career to making people look and feel amazing.

On the salon floor from age 13 and working full-time from age 15, there’s no doubt that our motivated Leish knew exactly what she wanted to do.

Whether you’re in for a refresh or total shakeup, Leish puts her masterful colour and cutting techniques to work.

ALEISHA MCLAY

Emerging Senior

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 4 years and she’s putting that ambition to work on the salon floor specialising in creating dream hair for blondes and brides.

COURTENAY CLARKE

Senior Stylist

For Courtenay, hairdressing has become her ultimate creative outlet.

A lover of all things colourwork, Courtenay has spent the last 15 years of her career creating incredible connections with her clients and showcasing her passion through some of our best hair transformations.

She’s back at Tanglez after maternity leave and can’t wait to welcome new clients to her chair.

ZOE HUNT

Master Stylist 

With 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!

 

ANNA WILSON

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 25 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.

ALEESHA HASLEMORE-SMITH

Apprentice Year 2

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 two 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!

 

TEGAN BOATH

Apprentice Year 2

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 2 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!

 

ALIIYAH GORDON-WILSON

Apprentice Year 1

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 9 months ago and is ready to kick off 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!

CHELSEA PRENDERGAST

Administration Assistant / Makeup Artist / Custom Blending – Currently on Maternity Leave

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 son, who experiences a brain condition.

Throughout all the hardship, this superwoman always stays positive. She comes from a close-knit family, so close in fact that one of her sisters and niece works in our salon too!

KATY SMITH

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 clients leave the salon feeling like the most beautiful version of themselves.

 

JUSTINE CARTWRIGHT

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.