Stef - Director

Stef has an impressive background in the hairdressing industry she is a multi award winning stylist with over 20 years experience. Working in leading salons in both New Zealand & Australia Toni&Guy trained her incredible hair designs come from chic to creative street wear , her un-waving passion helps her create individual styles to suit her client’s individual needs.

Stef purchased the salon in 2012 creating an industrial look concept salon wanting an environment where our clients will relax, feel comfortable & nurtured, she strives to maintain a strong relationship with her stylist’s using her experience to support her team keeping them at the forefront of the hairdressing scene.

Cecelia Master Creative Stylist

Cecelia has had a passion for all things creative from a very young age. Harnessing her creative streak, she has forged ahead in her hairdressing career. Consistently striving to push her own creative boundaries, Cecelia endeavours to remain on the cutting edge of everything she does. Having worked on countless editorial shoots and fashion shows, her resume includes hair styling for New Zealand designers backstage at Fashion Week, Bay of Plenty Editorial Stylist of the year 2014, she has been published in multiple magazine for her Wedding work where she has worked along New Zealand’s leading photographers, makeup artist, dress designers.

Cecelia also enjoys drawing in her spare time, her kind, gentle and loyal nature are all the strong attributes that make Cece the special person that she is and a major part of our team.

Nicola Master Creative Stylist

Nicola is the newest addition to the Chocolate Blonde Creative Team she has spent more than 25 years at the forefront of the Hairdressing industry. Internationally trained in leading salons in both London and Australia, she then moved on to being a very successful business owner. She is extremely passionate and driven to perfection, her work is amazing.  Her defined strengths are his cutting, blow waves, creative colouring and hair ups.  She has the utmost integrity whilst constantly looking outside the box, seeking to create that which is different and unique the perfect styled which is personalised to your lifestyle and needs, she has definitely proven this in her work.

Nicola is enjoying being back in Taupo close to her family which was her main reason for moving back to New Zealand and looking forward to pursuing her career further, she is building a great clientele at Chocolate Blonde, her positive and vibrant energy is amazing we love having her as part of our team.



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