our team

Bringing a sleek and edgy touch to Ashburton, Tanglez Hair Studio is a sanctuary for you  to be pampered by professional stylists in a beautiful and welcoming atmosphere. Forget about all your salon experiences so far, you’re in for the treat of a lifetime.

Step through our salon doors, and you’ll be greeted by our talented stylists who are ready to pamper you until you leave dancing out of the salon. You’ll relax and unwind in a modern, yet warm and cozy atmosphere within the walls of our salon. Let go, catch up on your reading material in your favourite magazines, or scroll through your Social Media, and enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, while we make your hair dreams come to life.

 At Tanglez Hair Studio Ashburton, our aim is to nurture and spoil you with the latest hairdressing treatments and cutting-edge methods… It’s the primary goal of our talented stylists! Come and visit us for the best balayage you’ll ever see. 

 Your hair is your pride- and it’s ours! That’s why our scissor-whizzes and colour specialists will go to the end of the earth to achieve absolute perfection- just for you. 

Come and flick through our  decadent menu of hair nurturing treatments- including looks for special occasions, wedding hair, and up-dos. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a complete makeover, our creative juices are always running and our stylist’s fingers are tingling to take on the creative challenge.

We want you to meet our team. The finest hair stylists in the industry go above and beyond to constantly improve their skills and keep up with the latest hairstyling trends, all for the sole purpose of making you feel the best you’ve ever felt, inside and out.  Tanglez is not only our home, but it’s also yours; a place where your satisfaction is a priority, and our stylists can make miracles happen. All you have to do is show up, and the rest is taken care of…


Senior Stylist

Alyssha fell in love with hair when she realised how it could make people like you so happy. She loves the creative side of the job, and seeing you satisfied with your new look . She’s kind, caring and funny, so you’ll definitely be in safe hands when you’re in the chair.

She is Tanglez’ senior stylist who specializes in foils and colour work, and in her second year of hairdressing, she was acknowledged as Technician of the Year.

What’s so special about this lady? She spent her childhood on a dairy farm and lived there until she was 18. She still today loves helping with calves around the farm, hence her caring nature.



Master Stylist – Currently on Maternity Leave

Justine’s first love is your hair. Her Spice Girl and Barbie dolls got the pampering of a lifetime in her childhood, as she would always give them the latest hairstyles of the time. She loved playing with her mum’s, sister’s or cousins’ hair, always putting them in twists, plaits and adding stylish hair clips to make them look fabulous. If she wasn’t a hairdresser, this world just wouldn’t make sense. Justine’s confident, outgoing and friendly, and she loves colours!

With the right canvas, she achieves any colour you can imagine, but she also loves to do a classic bob or a concave bob (which she has practiced time and time again on her Barbies). As a Master Stylist, she has the power to make you feel confident and beautiful, and take your vision along with her vision, fuse it together and make wonders happen.

Justine has an artistic flair and she’s always open to creative challenges. She’s the one that always knows the latest trends in the industry, and she knows them before anyone else. What more do you need to know about Justine? Her nickname is Fuzz. Why? Come into the Salon and ask her… 


Owner / Make up Artist / Custom Blending

 Meet our boss-lady and all round superwoman! Anna is the proud owner of Tanglez, and one of her greatest achievements is opening the salon and building the Rockstar team you see in Tanglez today. She has hair running through her veins. For as long as she can remember, she loved making people, like you, feel great about themselves.

The fashion side of the job is also what drew her in. Anna loves chatting with all sorts of people and hearing their stories. If you want someone who’s the definition of precise, who’s thoughtful, giving and fun, Anna is your go-to girl.

After 19 years on the floor, she has now stepped off and is training in makeup artistry, in order to give you the ‘glam look’ you have always wanted. If you’re looking for the perfect custom blended foundation to suit your skin, Anna is your girl!

She loves the business side of owning a salon. She’s the ultimate boss lady but also has five kids and lives on a dairy farm, balancing her multiple roles successfully. Bet you didn’t know that!


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, sweeping and the odd bits and pieces that were required along the way. But hair dressing life had other plans for Katy and it didn’t take long for the salon staff to recognize a kindred spirit among them. Soon towel folding and sweeping duty was accompanied by other thing like learning how to wash hair, apply treatments and style clients hair. Katy was hooked. Her after school job changed her life, resulting in a much-loved career and she has never looked back.

Her bubbly, fun nature and sense of adventure are just some of the things that Katy’s clients love about her. She loves the outdoors and spending time chilling with her family, hanging out with them on the weekends. In the salon she really loves doing foils, she finds the precision technique so therapeutic and the outcome of beautiful colour so rewarding.

Katy is especially proud that as a hairdresser she gets to be the reason that her clients leave the salon feeling like the most beautiful version of themselves. And lists one of her finest achievements as the day that she passed her final exams.

Aleisha fawcett

Emerging Senior

We really want you to meet Aleisha. As a Competitive horse rider, she started her hairdressing journey in one of the most unlikely places – in a horse stable. Growing up as an avid rider competing in shows as she got older, Aleisha took on the role of the head braider, groomer and mane cutter, as she got her horses show ready. She loved cutting and trimming their manes and braiding them beautifully. It was during this time that she learned how to use hair clippers and gained confidence in handling the equipment.

Little did she know that her experience as her own mane groomer would see her standing in a salon as a hairdresser just a few years later. Aleisha loves fashion and was one of those girls who was the go-to for anything hair related, always doing all her friends’ hair.

Her bubbly, funny and passionate temperament continues to make her a salon favourite. She gets such a kick out of experimenting with new hairstyles and trying out new colour trends and techniques. Behind the scenes she has worked hard to perfect the blow-drying techniques she has learned. Transforming the everyday styling session into a professional pampering experience!

Out of the salon, she will tell you that her biggest achievement has been building her own car from scratch. She was so proud of herself being able to see the end result and experience that first drive. Who would have thought?

chelsea prendergast

Administration Assistant / Makeup Artist / Custom Blending

Thanks to her love for computer work, Chelsea keeps us all organized- so the position of admin assistant came naturally to her. She’s quiet, and the person you can always rely on, but there’s a witty side to her that we all adore.

Chelsea is also a talented Makeup Artist, now blending custom foundations in Salon just for you!

Her specialty is running things behind the scenes, pulling all the strings together so that the on-stage work is seamless. Her greatest achievement is being a working mum while raising her son, who has a brain condition that affects his balance.

Throughout all the hardship she always stays positive. Chelsea is a true role model for all of us. A little fun fact about Chelsea – she comes from a close-knit family, and one of her six siblings work in our salon!

Courtenay Clarke

Senior Stylist

Courtenay is one of our Senior Stylists, and has been working in the industry for 15 years! She is looking forward to building a relationship with her new clientele now that she has returned from maternity leave. She is super adaptable to any situation and loves all colourwork.

zoe hunt

Master Stylist 

Meet Zoe. You’ll see her a lot in the salon, as with over 10 years of experience she’s a Master Stylist. The role suits her perfectly, as she is approachable, friendly and cheerful, but at the same time a true professional.

Her specialty is creating natural, blended colours. Want to know something about Zoe outside of the salon? She loves to play poker and netball!

Aliiyah Gordon-Wilson

Salon Assistant

Aliiyah is our Salon Assistant, working her way up to her goal of starting an apprenticeship and later becoming a qualified hairdresser.

She loves seeing clients leave the salon feeling beautiful and watching their confidence grow. She can’t wait to learn and one day have clients of her own to transform!

Aleesha Haslemore-Smith


Tegan Boath

Rising Star

Teagan is our current Rising Star! She loves experimenting with bright and playful colors and is looking forward to becoming a fully qualified hairdresser in the future!

She is always willing to learn and loves transforming clients’ hair!

Leish Dowler

Master Stylist

Leish is one of our Master Stylists and loves everything to do with hair! She is passionate about her job and enjoys making people look and feel amazing.

Being a hairdresser has been her dream since a young age! She started working in a salon at age 13, later working full time by age 15! After 19 years in the industry, her love and enjoyment for hairdressing grows every day.