• What a great weekend it has been

    What a great week its been, we have many lovely ladies coming in for hair and beauty treatments, getting ready for Christchurch Cup and show week.

    On Tuesday Vicki attended a Melbourne Cup event at Fiddlesticks restaurant. It was a …

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  • New Season Fashion Hair Trends and Colours

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    There’s a cliché that summer is the best time to go blonde. While you can go lighter at any point throughout the year, there’s something about the warmer months that inspires women to make a
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  • Be Race Day Ready!

    While many trends will come and go, class and style never go out of fashion. The races are about enjoying yourself with friends, admiring the fabulous fashion, a social drink or two and of course let’s not forget the actual

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  • A little bit of haircare history

    By V For hair and Beauty Salon Technical Manager, Georgina Isherwood

    In the 1500’s India was the first country to embrace into their culture the idea of shampooing their hair. This was done with mixtures of soap berries or soap

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  • Beauty tips for a great glow and fabulous skin

    Cleanse Right

    Cleanse right

    There’s more to washing your face than merely throwing some soap and water on it. The best way to cleanse your skin, especially at night, is to do it twice with a good cleanser that suits your skin

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  • Blondes & Bangs are Hot this Spring & Summer Season 2019

    Summer’s on its way and there’s a cliché that summer is the best time to go blonde. While you can go lighter at any point throughout the year, there’s something about the warmer months that inspires women to make a

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  • Is it your time to try Keratin Smoothing?

    V For Hair and Beauty Merivale have been doing this amazing service for some time now. For some clients, it is life changing.

    The Keratin Smoothing treatment is not a chemical straightening process.

    It is a smoothing service that will

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  • Win a Summer Makeover

    Win a summer makeover

    At V for Hair and Beauty Merivale, we would like to give one lucky person a well-deserved hair and beauty makeover, to start summer 2018 feeling beautiful and inspired.

    Everyone deserves time to feel pampered & beautiful.

    To the lovely …

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  • Fashion & Beauty Tips

    Vicki Ogden-O’Fee tells us about her fashion and beauty tips, plus inspiration from some Style icons.

    “A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous.”
    – Coco Chanel


    I absolutely love fragrance; Coco Chanel Perfumes are my favourite and

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  • The Benefits of Waxing

    Are you sick of shaving? Don’t have the time to shave as often? or are you suffering from skin irritations caused by shaving?
    Well, maybe it’s time you tried waxing!

    Some of the best beauty ideas out there are the

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  • Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Getting a Spray Tan

    • Spray tans last about a week, give or take. Some people get really longevity out of a tan, but they really look after it as well!
    • Shower and exfoliate well before your spray tan. This is the key to a
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  • Looking beautiful at every age

    Have you heard about the ‘Golden Girls Club’ special rates for senior Gold Card Holders?

    Against a beautiful backdrop, you will be pampered and well looked after at V for Hair and Beauty Merivale mall with a refreshments menu, hot

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  • It’s time to unfurl the curls…

    The perm embraced by ’80s music stars, trendy teens and grandmothers alike is making a return to the fashion fore.

    After two decades dominated by straightening irons, the retro treatment is being resurrected with Hollywood stars such as Emma Stone, …

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  • What hair up will suit you? Or shall you wear your hair down and styled?

    Hair up styling for special occasion

    Sexy updos are a fabulous hairstyle solution you can try on long, medium and even short hair. Whether you are more into sophisticated braided bun hairstyles, intricate knots or quick casual updos, you have multiple choices in each category.

    Easy …

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  • Features and Benefits of BC Color Freeze

    color freeze

    We recommend that to keep your colour looking good between salon visits to use the BC Colour Freeze range, which includes Shampoo, conditioner, spray conditioner and treatment.

    With New pH 4.5 Balancer Technology the BC Colour freeze range, working with …

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  • Ombre & Balayage Perfection

    At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale, we have specialists in our team that Balayage & Ombre is their passion, creating beautiful fashionable, feminine looks for our clients.

    The free-hand application allows us to achieve a more natural and modern …

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  • Gokul our specialist barber returns from his wedding in India

    Gokul has just returned from India having been away for 5 weeks to attend his wedding to Ankita.

    He has given us an insight into his Indian wedding Celebrations.

    As Gokul tells us, an Indian wedding is a big affair …

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  • Premium Merivale Salon Leads the Way

    Latest fashion trends and on point colour work by highly trained expert stylists.

    Meet two of our hairdressing gurus!


    Hair Dressing Guru - V for Hair and Beauty, Merivale Christchurch

    Introducing Kumar Executive Stylist
    Kumar comes to us from India’s top upmarket salon group Lakme salon. Kumar has been hairdressing

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  • Colour10…hair coloured in just TEN minutes!

    Forward-thinking Christchurch Hair Salon, introduces latest hair colour technology…hair colours in just 10 minutes!!!

    At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale, we have introduced Schwarzkopf Professionals latest technology breakthrough hair colour, Igora Colour 10. So now its full speed ahead …

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  • The secret to youthful hydrated
    glowing skin…

    Just when we think we’ve finally developed a skin-care routine for our bodies that’s both effective and practical, the seasons change and throw us all off-kilter. Although the temps have been slow to shift here in Christchurch, we all know …

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  • Get that Beard in shape, with beard oil it makes a world of difference.


    What is Beard Oil?

    Beard oil is designed to deliver your beard with essential oils that will keep it healthy and strong. It also conditions beard hair and promotes healthy hair growth.


    Why You Need Beard Oil?

    At …

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  • We are now offering Genoapay

    Want some hair and beauty treatments? But it doesn’t fit with your budget at the moment?

    We are now offering Genoapay. Pay over 10 weeks, no interest, no fees. The smartest way to fulfill life’s needs over time.

    All of …

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  • Bula! New Year…New You with Hydrosols

    With the arrival of the New Year comes the desire to change things up a bit – New Year’s resolutions anyone? Often that means a change to a healthier lifestyle complete with a healthy living attitude. And this newfound lifestyle

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  • Men’s Grooming

    At Vj Barbers men’s grooming we are passionate about men looking their best. We have done some research as to what’s on trend in men’s grooming for 2018.

    With the rise of social media alongside growing awareness of wellness, the …

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  • Keratin treatments and all you need to know!

    Keratin treatments every few months can be healthier for your hair than daily heat styling.

    Keratin treatments need to be sealed into the hair; professional stylists use high end irons where the temperature is adjusted to meet the need of …

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  • Going Grey Gracefully

    For years women (and some men) coloured their hair when it turned grey, but there’s a growing trend of women embracing a more natural shift in hair colour.

    The deciding factors include getting tired of the time and expense of

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  • Vj Barbers, top men’s grooming store in Christchurch with specialist hot steam shaving


    Line up shave

    Shave with cut throat razor, this is for shaping facial hair such as beards and moustaches, gives you a good line to shave to for the coming weeks until your next line up shave.
    20 minutes

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  • Threading …All you need to know

    Threading is a method of hair removal originating in Asia. In more recent times it has gained popularity in Western countries, especially with a cosmetic application (particularly for removing/shaping eyebrows).

    In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, …

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  • Early Bird Club Saturdays

    You asked… We listened!

    Earlybird Club – Monday to Saturday
    50% OFF Hair colour & beauty services.


    By popular demand we are now offering Early Bird Club hair colour and beauty services 8am to 10am Monday to Saturday.
    50% …

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  • Merivale Mall Revamp Update

    Here is the latest news and updates from Merivale mall.

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  • Ava’s back from Europe!

    After a fabulous few weeks in Europe, Ava is now back at V For Hair & Beauty Merivale.
    While visiting beautiful fashion exhibitions in Paris and London, Ava has brought back all the latest seasons trends, inspiration plus latest looks …

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  • Chemically straightened/relaxed hair


    Before and after chemical straightening on a V For Hair and Beauty client.

    What you need to know

    Many people tame their hair into submission with hair straighteners, but if you need professional help, or your hair is too badly …

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  • Balayage

    Balayage is a French hair colouring technique where the colour is painted on the hair by hand as opposed to the old school highlighting methods with foils and cap highlighting.
    The free-hand application allows to achieve a more natural and …

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  • Top Salon With A Passion For People

    One of our core goals at V For Hair and Beauty is to be the top hair salon in Christchurch. As well as providing you with the best quality cuts, colours, and styles, for us, being the top salon means

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  • A Slice of The Pacific At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

    Tradition holds that some Pacific Islanders used plant extracts to cleanse, soften and protect their skin and hair. Today, the Pure Fiji hair and beauty range brings you the best of these ancient traditions combined with advanced technology for today’s …

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  • To attain the perfect blonde…toner or no toner?

    To tone or not to tone is often the question?

    When you have blonde hair it’s ideal to have it healthy shiny and bright, not many people want flat matt blonde hair. Some people end up with flat matt blonde …

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  • Getting the look this ball season with hair ups and updos

    Whether it’s a updo, hair up,  blunt fringe, short layers, dip-dye or a whole new shade of hair, the new season brings with it the perfect opportunity to test out the most coveted hairstyles and hair trends sported by celebrities

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  • Changing it up Straight hair to Curls

    New style and no scissors in sight !

    Many people keep the same hair style for years’ others change their hair style all the time. Whatever you do it’s good to have a style that is versatile.
    Today we focus …

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  • Specialist Barber at Vj Barbers Merivale

    Congratulations, from us all at VJ Barbers Merivale, to Lucy Lim, on being granted full New Zealand citizenship and specialist barber.

    Hello, I am Lucy and for the past five years I have been a Specialist Barber at VJ Barbers …

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  • Vj Barbers: Gokul Solanki Fourth Generation Barber

    Introducing Gokul Solanki.

    Gokul comes to us from Gujarat in the West of India near Baroda known as the cultural capital of India. Gokul originally trained in a family Barbering business going back four generations which has seen Gokul learn

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  • Have you heard of FIBREPLEX?

    Do you get your hair coloured or lightened?
    Well you should read this as you may be interested in the FIBREPLEX service which is the latest industry technology!

    Have you heard of FIBREPLEX?
    This is a bond enforcing system to …

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  • Timeless Beauty – Golden Girls Club

    V for Hair and Beauty at Merivale offers a very popular Golden Girls Club and the team is continually looking for new ways for all its clients to look and feel their best. Creating looks to inspire individual clients…

    Golden Girls Club

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  • Have you heard about Brazilian Blow Out Supreme?

    Have you heard about Brazilian Blow Out Supreme, this is an express smoothing treatment to improve the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to help eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

    Brazilian …

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  • Who are the REAL HOUSEWIVES?

    With all the hype about real house wives of Auckland and the mock Real House Wives of Christchurch.  We thought…who are the real house wives out there? Are they people who just go from function to function while getting pampered …

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