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

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  • Wearing your season colour palette!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Welcome to part two about our seasonal colour palette. In my previous blog about colour palettes, I showed you ways to discover your own seasonal colour palette. In this blog, I show you examples of how to mix and match your colour palette to make the most of your wardrobe. There are four choices Winter,… Continued…

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  • Highlights, What/Who/Why

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Highlights in hairdressing can be quite a broad term. This week I am writing on: What, Who and Why you would have highlights. Looking after highlights and the importance of a toner service with your highlights. Before and after of clients having Highlights is salon at V For Hair and Beauty Merivale. WHAT are highlights… Continued…

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  • Keratin treatments, why your hair will thank you!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Keratin-perfect hair treatment for blonde hair. Trust the professionals At V for Hair and Beauty Merivale, we have been performing Keratin services on our clients for a long time now. We also have other hair salons sending their clients to us for Keratin services as we have built a reputation for being exceptional with the… Continued…

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  • “Silver/Grey” is the “Sexy New Black”

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    “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”! But you do need to have a hair stylist that understands grey hair and can give you expert advice and hairstyle.… Continued…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • All you need to know about short hair…

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • As seen on TVNZ Breakfast Show

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • “Silver/Grey” is the “New Black”

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • 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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  • Keratin Smoothing “The miracle hair treatment”

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • 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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  • Makeovers on Clients at V for Hair & Beauty Merivale

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • New Season Fashion Hair Trends and Colours

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • A little bit of haircare history

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Is it your time to try Keratin Smoothing?

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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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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  • Looking beautiful at every age

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • It’s time to unfurl the curls…

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Ombre & Balayage Perfection

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Colour10…hair coloured in just TEN minutes!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Keratin treatments and all you need to know!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Going Grey Gracefully

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Early Bird Club Saturdays

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Merivale Mall Revamp Update

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    Here is the latest news and updates from Merivale mall.

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  • Ava’s back from Europe!

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Chemically straightened/relaxed hair

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Balayage

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Changing it up Straight hair to Curls

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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 on short hair in a layered bob. Ava one of our Executive stylists is showing… Continued…

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  • Have you heard of FIBREPLEX?

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Timeless Beauty – Golden Girls Club

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Have you heard about Brazilian Blow Out Supreme?

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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…

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  • Who are the REAL HOUSEWIVES?

    By Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee

    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 in between with private hairdressers and make-up artists at their beck and call like on… Continued…

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