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OUR TEAM

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

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

Our salon nurtures a creative atmosphere, where talented stylists fuse together to form a  community that thrives on nurturing clients and spoiling them with the latest treatments and cutting-edge methods. Your hair is your pride. The essence of your happiness. Which is why our scissor wizzes will use any means necessary to achieve absolute perfection.

Our decadent menu of hair nurturing treatments includes looks for special occasions, wedding hair, and updos. Whether you’re looking for a subtle or a complete makeover, our creative juices are always running and our stylist’s fingers are tingling to take on the creative challenge.

The finest hairstylists in the industry go above and beyond to constantly improve their skills and keep up with the latest hairstyling trends, in order to redefine your entire salon experience. Step into our world and experience a world where clients’ satisfaction is a priority, and stylist can make miracles happen. All you have to do is show up, and leave with a smile on your face.

ALYSSHA WEAVER

Senior Stylist

Alyssha knew she wanted to be a hairdresser when she saw the creative side of the job, as well as how her work can make people happy. She’s kind, caring and funny, so you’ll definitely be in safe hands when you’re in the chair.

She is Tanglez’s intermediate 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.

 

JUSTINE CARTWRIGHT

Master Stylist

Justine’s 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 cousin’s’ 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 people feel confident and beautiful, and take their 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? She learned to walk when she was 22 months old, but until then she used to bum shuffle and get carpet ‘Fuzz’ balls on her nappy. The nickname simply stuck with her.

ZOE MCCORMICK

Master Stylist

With over 8 years of experience, and fantastic organizational skills, she has enjoyed being the manager of the Tanglez team. 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 looking colours. Want to know something about Zoe outside of the salon? She loves to play poker and netball, and she’s currently on maternity leave, spending time nurturing her little bundle of joy.

GEMMA DEUART

Senior Stylist

Torn between studying early childhood education and hairdressing, tomboy Gemma went with her creative side and years later still maintains it was the best decision she ever made. Growing up in a home as the only girl in the family with little experience in girly things, armed with a love of old school rock, Gemma surprised everyone, including herself, when she found her niche in the beauty industry. Invigorated with an opportunity to explore a space that she loved and that let her creative side out to play.

 Today she is really proud of the fact that she pushed through and completed those tough apprenticeship years. Now with all of that behind her, along with a qualification tucked contentedly in her belt, she is loving life as a Senior Stylist with a loyal client base that trust her completely with their hair.

Gemma loves the fact that every day is an opportunity to make her clients feel like a million dollars and is just so passionate about the joy that gorgeous, good hair brings.

 Her clients experience her outgoing personality and creativity that shines through in her love of creating new colours and embracing the latest funky trends. But it is not only her edgy razor cuts or blonde colour specialty that keeps her clients coming back for more, but it is also her caring and kind nature that makes people feel at ease in her chair.

 

ALEISHA FAWCETT

New Talent

Competitive horse rider Aleisha 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 with clients and staff alike. 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 that no client can recreate at home.

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?

 

TAYLA HAWKE

New Talent

From the get-go, Tayla always knew that she wanted to be a hairdresser or a beauty therapist. So, when the opportunity to work in a hair salon as an assistant came up, she didn’t hesitate and grabbed it with both hands. She absolutely loved every minute of it and was so excited to be in the salon every day.

The defining moment for Tayla as a salon assistant was when she was standing at the front desk as a client was paying for her hair. Another Senior Stylist in the salon had just done a stunning colour service on a client who was so incredibly happy with and couldn’t stop talking about it. Tayla remembers feeling all the excitement and happiness that the client felt. In awe of how beautiful hair colour could create so much confidence and delight, she knew right then and there that she wanted nothing else.

Her determination to be a stylist with the same happy client paid off and today as a hairdressing apprentice in her 2nd year, Tayla has had the opportunity to experience that same situation with her own clients. And she will be the first to tell you, it never gets old.

Tayla’s precise nature has seen her specialize in men’s cuts and balayage – creating natural, sun-kissed hair colours. Two precision services she loves doing on a regular basis. Her clients love that she is open-minded and willing to try out new trendy ideas with their hair. But her motivation and determination didn’t just pay off in hairdressing terms, in 2019 she lost a whopping 31kg in total.

KATY SMITH

Senior Stylist

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.

IRINA CHERNOUSKO

Senior Stylist

When your daughter tells everyone that her Mum is a Fairy with a Magic Wand – comb, scissors, and brush – it is hard not to believe that being a hairdresser wasn’t a calling. As a child, Irina just loved going with her Mum to the hair salon and watching her have her hair done. When the door to the salon opened and the scent of the shampoo and hairspray, along with the buzzy heat of conversations and hair dryers greeted her, she knew then that this was her happy place.

Irina is so passionate about making people feel good about themselves and look beautiful. Her clients love the fact that she is always up to try something new or experiment with a wild style, colour or idea. Her restless creative spirit and love of design spills out of the salon and into clothing and furniture, she just loves changing things up and doing things differently.

As a Senior Stylist, she just thrives in a fun and busy atmosphere, showcasing her creativity with her love of razor cuts. Her determined nature means that she isn’t afraid to try something new – in or out of the salon – and will never give up and until she achieves her goal.

Irina is also Super Mum to 3 kids under the age of 4 and really looks forward to their annual family holiday in Kaiteriteri, where they have been going for the last 16 years.

Chelsea Prendergast

Administration Assistant

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.

Her specialty is running things behind the scenes, pulling all the strings together so that 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 managed to hang in there and stay 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 two out of her six siblings work in our salon!

ANNA WILSON

Owner / Make up Artist

Anna is the proud owner of Tanglez, 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 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 all her beloved clients the glam look they’ve always wanted. 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!