Blogs and Vlogs on hair, beauty, fashion and lifestyle by Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee.

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  • What’s to love about winter!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    VICKI’S WINTER INSPIRATION… This week I have put together a few things that I love about winter. Fashion, home, a family favourite crockpot recipe and a couple of beauty specials. Winter Fashion 2019 This winter fur is in as is leopard print…big time in shoes, bags and coats. When things like the leopard print come… Continued…

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  • Wardrobe colour analysis made easy!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Never make a clothing purchase faux pas again…read on… What’s your Colour Palette? Winter, Summer, Spring or Autumn?   I have personally lived by my colour palette for 25 plus years. Most of us have a dominant colour followed closely by a secondary colour palette. My dominant is Winter followed by Summer; both are cool… Continued…

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  • Welcome to the Tropics. Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotions.

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Discover the South Pacific’s secret to beautiful skin. Welcome to the tropics! Well, it may be winter outside, but you can still enjoy all the benefits of the Pure Fiji Hydrating lotions and have the tropics at home every day. Here’s the rundown on Pure Fiji hydrating body lotions. Beautiful hydrated skin, with Pure Fiji… Continued…

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  • Have we got a SENSATIONAL HOT DEAL for you!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    We have revamped our HOT DEALS. V For Hair and Beauty/VjBarbers will be having a new SENSATIONAL HOT DEAL weekly for our VIP subscribed clients. We will send this out with our weekly newsletter to your inbox 8am every Saturday morning, so you get first chance at these deals before they go public… You are… Continued…

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  • “All about EYES”…get the look!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Eyelash tinting, eyebrow tinting and brow threading, three fabulous eye treatments to enhance your eyes. Eyelash Tinting Our experienced Beauty Therapists will select the eyelash tint shade to enhance your skin tone and eye colour, with a brow tint as well your eyes will really “POP”. As a guide here is our eyelash tint colour… Continued…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Lifestyle, Health, Fashion, Hair & Beauty Tips

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Have you tried Henna Brows yet?

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Looking after your skin

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Life is meant for good friends and great adventures

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Standing together

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Water is essential for healthy hair and skin.

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Why you need to have an Exfoliating Facial!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Visit our ONLINE STORE…

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Threading…the perfect alternative to waxing

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Henna Brows – the latest in eye enhancement

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Declutter your home and organise your Life, tips from Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    The new year is a great time to get organised and do some decluttering, sorting things out around the home and to make your life flow easier. Decluttering is therapeutic and can get you organised, and you really feel as though you have achieved something. Identify areas of your life that you want to attack… Continued…

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  • Work Life Balance

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • The ins and outs of facials and why you need one this Summer!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Well, we’ve finally made it into summer 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 unlucky ones have found out, just one day out in the sun can lead to your skin… Continued…

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  • Feel Good Summer Hair Grooming for 2019

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Our Top 10 New Years Resolutions for 2019

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Our top pamper picks this Christmas

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Christmas Gift Catalogue

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Our NEW online store

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Christmas and Holiday Preparation

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • The positives and negatives of protein-based hair care products and your hair

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Listen to your trusted professional hairdresser and you will have amazing hair results, says Master stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee. Your hair is protein! Your tresses are primarily made up of protein filaments, called keratin, and chains of amino acids. Exposure to harsh chemicals, cheap hairdressing and poor maintenance can break up the chains and lead to… Continued…

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  • What a great weekend it has been

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Be Race Day Ready!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Beauty tips for a great glow and fabulous skin

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Win a Summer Makeover

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Fashion & Beauty Tips

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • The Benefits of Waxing

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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 good long-lasting tan. Body exfoliation before a spray tan. At V for Hair and Beauty… Continued…

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  • The secret to youthful hydrated
    glowing skin…

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Bula! New Year…New You with Hydrosols

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Threading …All you need to know

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Top Salon With A Passion For People

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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