Hello I'm Michele.
I always knew I wanted to be a hairdresser, but what I didn't know was how truly passionate I would feel towards it. I feel privileged to spend my working days with so many incredible people. It's amazing how many prominent moments involve hair; from sharing the special mornings of clients on their wedding days, to giving my tired new mums the much needed 'pick-me-up' mummy make-over, to even shaving my clients hair after chemotherapy treatment in their courageous battles with cancer. My salon chair has been privy to almost every kind of conversation you could imagine. I consider it a real honour to do what I do.
After the birth of our two sons Teddie (Bear) and Albie (Boo) it only seemed fitting to step back from salon owner of Balayagehair the salon my husband and I started in 2011 after the Christchurch earthquakes. I was so proud of what we had achieved. Starting a salon at 23 had it's challenges but it really grew us as people and we weren't walking away but looking at an extended part of the picture. The amazing Tom & Sharon Ujihara purchased Balayagehair in November 2016 and I am loving renting a chair with them.
Boo Bear & Balayage was created months later and I'm super excited to be adding in training. I myself love to learn and grow and I'm really looking forward to sharing what has grown me as a stylist. My focus as a stylist is to create beautiful natural colours and styles which give a more holistic approach for my clients. My goal is to make each client look and feel amazing with a relaistic style to suit their lifestyle.
Thank you so much for your support.