In Grandma's day the Hair Salon was a daytime social gathering place for women, a place for friends to meet and be made while perms set and peroxide developed. Over time fashions change and salons became barren and bleak and not much time was left for chatting to neighbours.
Thankfully The Powder Room sits perfectly between the comfort's and ideals of the past, paying homage to days gone by, There are two floors, downstairs dedicated to cutting and on the second floor rooms dedicated to treatments, colour and special occasion hair. Each room has its own personality and being upstairs you are away from the hustle and bustle enjoying great music, interesting magazines and a fun atmosphere.
The Powder Room started out in Newtown in 2004 in a stripy vibrant shop with a collection of recycled fittings and fixtures an in-house artist and a idea of a welcoming space for hairdressing. The Powder Room quickly grew with talented stylists and with a great bunch of loyal clients The salon soon outgrew its space and made the move to Upper Cuba Street in 2011, with its gold signage and familiar surroundings the salon has blended well into the historic Wellington area.
We believe that good hair should come naturally so we work with you to create a style to suit you and all our creative stylists are also expert colourists, Tell us about your dream hair and we will give you ideas and inspiration. Being a davines concept salon we are driven by their innovations such as Ammonia Free Colour and Flamboyage a natural looking highlight service. Into the looks of a bygone era? we have a range of accessories and makeup for you to create at home or book in for your next special occasion.
Sustainable Beauty is the mantra for Davines and fits well with our for vision for The Powder Room we are dedicated to offering you our experience of a eco friendly community salon, a place to park your bike, earth friendly cleaning agents, recycling and much more. We look forward to meeting you soon.
|Wash, Cut & Blowdry - Short||$80||$56|
|Wash, Cut & Blowdry - Med-Long||$85||$60|
|Haircut with a Colour Service||$65||$46|
|*Fringe Trims are complementary between regular booked haircuts|
|Wash, Cut & Style||$65||$46|
|Wash, Trim & Style||$59||$42|
|Boys Wash, Cut & Style||$50||$35|
|Girls Wash, Cut & Blowdry||$60||$42|
Note: children's prices do not include Shampoo, please ensure their hair is clean and free of knots. If your child has recently had headlice their hair must be free of lice and eggs otherwise we cannot cut their hair under health regulations.
SEMI PERMANENT (lasts about 8 - 10 washes)
Davines Finest Pigments - 98% Natural colour
Short from $70
Medium from $105
Long from $115
Prices include a blowdry
PERMANENT & DEMI PERMANENT DAVINES COLOUR
Prices include a blow-dry
Short from $120
Medium from $150
Long from $180
Davines ammonia free colour is also available, please enquire with your stylist if this is an option for you.
Lightener Foils include toner
1/2 Head $135
3/4 Head $160
Full Head $180
A technique that gives you incredibly natural Highlights/Lowlights
Mini from $95
Full from $180
BLEACH & TONE
Short from $150
2nd Application $50
Colour Correction From $300*
Colour Corrections involve lightening old colour to change your colour or fixing up a home colour job so is tricky to give an exact quote, please book in for a consultation so we can give you more of an idea of what you can achieve.
Partial from $120
Short from $150
Medium from $180
Long from $200
Partial from $150
Short from $180
Medium from $250
Long from $350
Long/Thick from $450
Hair Ups for Weddings/Special Occasions* from $90
Wash and Blowdry $45
Wash Blowdry & Straighten $50
GHD curls $50
The Powder Room have stylists that are experienced in Wedding Hair and Know how important your big day is. We are happy for you to bring a makeup artist into the salon while you are getting your hair done, there will be a charge for the room at $50 an hour if it exceeds the wedding hair time. We do recommend a trial for the wedding to ensure it all goes smoothly on your special day.
Eyelash Tint $20
Eyelash & Brow Tint $30
Brow Tint $12
A line of intensive treatments for the most serious problems of the scalp and hair. Natural Tech is the product of the most advanced scientific research and makes use of natural ingredients and precious essential oils to guarantee safe, long lasting, stable results
Indulgent Express $80
Wellbeing Ritual $120
Add on to any other service $35
Going Green has been a natural and resourceful progression for The Powder Room, The Powder Room setting is a historic building which was saved from demolition in 2005, during the construction of the Inner City Bypass. It has been brought back to life recycled with its own timber panelling and matai floors. Insulated, heating and cooling in an efficient clean way the building has been moved and transformed into a comfortable, modern yet full of character beautiful salon.
Click here to see the building during its move :: Transit NZ Wellington Inner City bypass
The Interior has been fitted out by Salon Owner and Designer Mark Ussher custom building workstations, recycling 1950s hood dryers into a chandeliers, Old glass shower doors make up the front desk, 1960s shampoo chairs upstairs in the color lounge and an amazing 1930s Glass Chandelier. Locally made were the waiting chairs coat rack and coffee table, deco mirrors. and signage.
By having things locally made keeps local crafts people in work saves on freight costs and fuel and they now have one off bespoke pieces for future generations.
Where ever possible the salon uses recycled treasures and furniture but some salon fittings needed to come from overseas so by purchasing high quality items these become less likely to end up in the landfill.
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