Pure Fiji’s Dilo Oil, the miracle skin care oil

I just absolutely love Pure Fijis Dilo oil. I use it everyday morning and night. It nourishes the skin and supports cell growth and has fantastic anti-ageing properties. This week’s blog is all about this wonderful Pure Fiji Dilo Oil and all the ways you can use it. It is essential to any ladies daily… Continued…

Pure Fiji at Home Facial Ritual

Vicki shows us how she uses the Pure Fiji Facial skin care products for a exfoliating and hydrating Facial ritual. Products used are Pure Fiji purifying cleanser, Pure Fiji toner, Pure Fiji exfoliating coconut scrub, Pure Fiji Dilo Oil to make your skin look and feel great.

Fringes and Bangs, what’s the difference and who suits them?

The only difference between Fringes and Bangs is where you live. If you live in America you have bangs, if you live anywhere else in the world you have a fringe….the term bangs originally referred to a haircut bang-off (straight across at the front), although the term is now applied to diverse forms of hair… Continued…

Lifestyle, Health, Fashion, Hair & Beauty Tips

Here are my favourite tips on Lifestyle, Health, Fashion, Hair & Beauty that I thought I would share with you. I think it’s important to sometimes pause and write down what we want to achieve in life or be grateful for what we have achieved to keep us on track with where we want to… Continued…

Have you tried Henna Brows yet?

At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale, our Beauty Therapists are experts with Henna Brows. We have clients coming from all over Christchurch and New Zealand for this Henna eyebrow eye enhancement treatment. I personally have been having Henna brows for a while now and love the results, no more daily eyebrow pencil. Henna brows… Continued…

Want an easy hair day?

V For Hair and Beauty Merivale Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee shows you ways to wear different hats for an easy hair day.

Looking after your skin

Although the temperature has been slow to shift here in Christchurch, we all know it’s coming with a frosty vengeance. Now is the time to take extra precautions against a winter full of rough, dry skin and try to preserve that summer tan. Upping the ante with your exfoliating routine is key to holding on… Continued…

All you need to know about short hair…

There’s no such thing as “wash & wear” if you want to look groomed and fabulous! No such thing as wash and wear! Today I am writing on short hair and all you need to know. If you have short hair or are considering a new short hairstyle then here are some tips and information… Continued…

Life is meant for good friends and great adventures

We all get busy with life, work, kids, parents, helping others and many more things. One of the best things can be a night or two away with good friends. Sometimes this can give us a chance to unwind and dream up new ideas and projects. I’m lucky enough to have two of my lovely… Continued…

As seen on TVNZ Breakfast Show

Our very own, Vicki (Master Stylist) is interviewed by Jack Tame on “Going Grey Gracefully” At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale, we specialise in all aspects of “Going Grey Gracefully”. Vicki is a regular blogger on the topic and our staff are very well known for executing beautiful hair services on ladies locks. The… Continued…

Standing together

This week is about celebrating cultural diversity in our community and workplace. At V For Hair and Beauty and Vj Barbers Merivale, we pride ourselves on our multi-cultural team of Hairdressers, Barbers and Beauty Therapists. This gives great diversity and experience to our business culture. We have staff from, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Ukraine and… Continued…

Water is essential for healthy hair and skin.

We can all spend a lot of time and effort on looking great. But sometimes we just need to get back to basics. I have been doing some research on the benefits of drinking water and how it helps our hair and skin. The Benefits of Drinking Water If you’ve ever looked to improve your… Continued…

Why you need to have an Exfoliating Facial!

Well, we are nearly at the end of the summer season and while the weather may be a bit on and off over the past few weeks, we have had at least a decent amount of sunshine. But as some of us have found out, just one day out in the sun can lead to… Continued…

Fabulous Keratin Smoothing

Stylist Director Kumar takes us through the Keratin Smoothing Treatment. This treatment is very beneficial for most hair types. We give you an in-depth consultation to help us achieve your desired needs.

“Silver/Grey” is the “New Black”

Going grey gracefully…and letting yourself go…there is an enormous difference! Quotes Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee You don’t have to be 65+ to go grey gracefully and join in on the latest “silver trend”! It is very on trend for females of all ages to rock different variations of silver-grey-blonde-ash hair. There is no age barrier… Continued…

Visit our ONLINE STORE…

Premium luxury hair and beauty services at HOT DEAL PRICES. All our stylists and beauty therapists are fully qualified and here to give you a luxury experience. We pride ourselves in having a highly experienced team delivering premium service. Our aim as a business is to the best Hair, Beauty and Barbering store in Christchurch.… Continued…

Threading…the perfect alternative to waxing

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, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at… Continued…

Henna Brows – the latest in eye enhancement

Eyebrows have always been the highlight of the face – the most expressive feature that allows us to drastically improve our appearance. Both men and women know the benefits of a professionally groomed and complimentary eye brow. We have had the henna brow service at V For Hair and Beauty for some time now and… Continued…

Permanent Hair Straightening at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale

Stylist Director Kumar works his magic again on Permanent Hair Straightening. Kumar is the master of this service and the best there is. He comes highly recommended by all his clients. Kumar offers complimentary consultations on all services to ensure the best results for you his clients.

Keratin Smoothing – the miracle treatment

Summer is the perfect time to either top up your Keratin Smoothing Treatment or if you haven’t had the service before you should try it now. For many of our clients, the benefits and results are life-changing.

Keratin Smoothing “The miracle hair treatment”

Summer is the perfect time to either top up your Keratin Smoothing Treatment or if you haven’t had the service before you should try it now. For many of our clients, the benefits and results are life-changing. V For Hair and Beauty Merivale have been doing Keratin smoothing services for some time now and are… Continued…

Work Life Balance

Even the most successful people are always striving to find balance in their lives. That’s what makes them great leaders and all-round good people. Most of us have a time in our lives when we just feel out of whack. Specifically, we feel like we’ve lost that sense of work-life balance. We know we may… Continued…

Welcome to 2019

Dry hair? Never fear! FIBREPLEX the miracle hair treatment. I promise!

Feel Good Summer Hair Grooming for 2019

There’s a saying that spreads at the time of New Years that we all seem to hear “New Year, New me.” Whether it’s relating to work, fitness, hair or fashion it is most likely you will create a resolution to better yourself for the next year. At V for Hair and Beauty, we believe you… Continued…

Our Top 10 New Years Resolutions for 2019

Have you ever found yourself scrolling aimlessly through the web trying to find New Years Resolutions that you’ll eventually end up quitting within a few weeks? At V for Hair and Beauty/Vj Barbers, Merivale Mall we have devised a list of our most recommend resolutions for the New Year, that are both achievable and will… Continued…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from us at V For Hair and Beauty and Vj Barbers Merivale

Our top pamper picks this Christmas

It’s that time of year again, Christmas is coming, and gifts are to be bought. Many of us seem to struggle picking out the perfect gifts for the special people in our lives, hoping that they will love them. With our new Christmas gift guide out, you can view the great range of our hair… Continued…

Christmas Gift Catalogue

At V For Hair and Beauty/ Vj Barbers we strive to have Christmas deals that are inclusive of everyone’s Christmas budgets. Throughout our Christmas deals catalogue we have brands such as GHD, Schwarzkopf and Pure Fiji, that are trusted and loved by many throughout New Zealand and the world. Whether you are interested in purchasing… Continued…

Our NEW online store

Latest technology for leading HAIR-BEAUTY-BARBERING salon Merivale Mall Christchurch. As a business our focus is to look after our clients and provide the best possible customer service experience, we also want to make it easy for you to view, choose and purchase our PROMOTIONS AND HOT DEALS online. We have just done a major investment… Continued…

Christmas and Holiday Preparation

December has arrived! I love Christmas time with all the family around and the fun and cheer that goes with it. Last weekend was wet and rainy, so I spent Saturday doing some Christmas and holiday craft prep. The first thing I made was two Christmas wreaths. These were made from things that I mostly… Continued…

Makeovers on Clients at V for Hair & Beauty Merivale

At V For Hair and Beauty Merivale, we pride ourselves on really listening to our client’s needs. We give through consultations with our clients to make sure that we achieve their desired needs. Sometimes what the client wants isn’t achievable in one visit or we may give suggestions that would look better and be better… Continued…

Cleaning your jewellery!

Vicki shows you how to have beautiful sparkly jewellery, cleaning it with ingredients from your pantry.

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 fabulous day with delicious food by Fiddlesticks and wines by Jules Taylor, great company and… Continued…

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 change. Come December, we’re sure to see a few more blondes about town especially as… Continued…

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 horse’s racing and those lucky enough to win a bet or three. It’s important to… Continued…

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 nuts soaked and dried and mixed with herbs used to wash the hair. When the… Continued…

Beauty tips for a great glow and fabulous skin

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 type. The first round will dislodge surface sweat, dirt and some makeup while round two… Continued…

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 change….and Blondes have more fun! Right? Come November and December, we’re sure to see a… Continued…

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 relax, curl, and repair damaged hair plus add incredible shine to dull and dry hair.… Continued…

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 person that nominates the lucky winner, we will also be giving a pamper session. Hair… Continued…

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 Fragrance I absolutely love fragrance; Coco Chanel Perfumes are my favourite and go too. Keeping a small bottle of your favourite perfume in your hand bag is… Continued…

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 ones that have been around forever, but you just haven’t tried yet. While many of us… Continued…

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 steaming hand towels, complimentary hand lotions and great service. Many mature clients go to V… Continued…

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, Olivia Munn and Jaime King leading the way. But finding salons able to perform the… Continued…

Features and Benefits of BC 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 Lactic Acid & Calcium Hydroxide, tightens and stabilizes the matrix at its optimal pH of… Continued…

New release Colour Ten

V For Hair and Beauty Merivale introduces the latest in colour technology with Schwarzkopf’s New ten-minute colour.

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 effect with subtle transitions between the chosen hues, whether blonde, brunette, red or the latest… Continued…

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 and celebration over 2 days. This starts with ganesh stphan which is religious celebration to… Continued…

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!   Introducing Kumar Executive Stylist Kumar comes to us from India’s top upmarket salon group Lakme salon. Kumar has been hairdressing for 8 years he comes from a long line of hairdressing experts in his families going… Continued…

Ball hairdo for this Season

Creating feminine ball hairdos. Glamour and beautiful grooming with coiffured hair are very on point this ball season. Our hair up expert Kumar shows you how to get the look.

The Updo

Weddings, balls, races, special events, a good updo never goes out of fashion. This season sees the reinvention of the 60’s rose petals, 70’s braiding and other elements to create your perfect updo desired look, for that special occasion. Leena our hair up guru shows you some tricks of the trade.

Golden Girls Club – How it works

Our Golden girls club gives a special price point for our senior Gold Card ladies. Look beautiful at every age, let our team of expertly trained stylist look after your hair needs.

Vj Barbers – MetropolLIVE

We welcome Metropol live into our world at Vj Barbers. Nick takes a look at some of the latest services available to our men for men’s grooming.

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 to fabulous hair colours! IGORA COLOR10 is ideal for re-growth and touch-up services, as well… Continued…

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 it’s coming with a frosty vengeance. In short, now is the time to take extra… Continued…

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 our hair and beauty treatments are offered on Genoapay Want Keratin smoothing? …use Genoapay Have… Continued…

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 isn’t just about diet and exercise, it’s about your beauty routine too. Turning to natural… Continued…

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 men’s grooming industry has undergone a bit of a makeover of late ones so we… Continued…

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 the hair type and condition. Having this treatment done with Flat irons is better than… Continued…

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 getting hair coloured, a desire to avoid the chemicals used to colour-treat hair, a different… Continued…

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, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at… Continued…

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% off when you pre-book and ask for Early Bird Club. This is an extremely popular… Continued…

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 direct from Europe. Ava is welcoming new and regular clients. Her hours are: Monday 9am… Continued…

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 behaved, chemically straightening/relaxing your hair could be the answer. Chemically straightening your hair will rid… Continued…

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 modern effect with subtle transitions between the chosen hues, whether blonde, brunette, red or unnatural… Continued…

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 leading the way with hairdresser training and apprenticeships. This month, the whole team across V… Continued…

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 natural face and body care. We are proud to offer the whole Pure Fiji range… Continued…

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 hair through incorrect advice on low lighting and toning. Flattening or the matt look of… Continued…

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 and street-style stars for your next glamour occasion this could be a ball, wedding, engagement,… Continued…

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 some amazing barbering techniques passed down through the generations. He has been working at Vj… Continued…

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 protect hair from breakage during the lightening/high lift/colouring process. It is a cutting edge 3… Continued…

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…

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 Blow out makes hair manageable and cuts down blow waving time. You will still need… Continued…