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 changed, salons became barren and bleak and not much time was left for chatting to neighbours.
Thankfully, The Powder Room sits perfectly between the comforts and ideals of the past, paying homage to days gone by. There are two floors; downstairs is dedicated to cutting, while rooms on the second floor are devoted to treatments, colour and special occasion hair. Each room has its own personality and being upstairs you are away from the hustle and bustle, able to enjoy 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 the idea of a welcoming space for hairdressing. The Powder Room quickly grew with talented stylists and a great bunch of loyal clients and in 2011, having outgrown it's space, The Powder Room moved to Upper Cuba Street. With its gold signage and familiar milieu/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. All of 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 innovations such as Ammonia Free Colour and Flamboyage, a natural looking highlight service. Into the mien/looks of a bygone era? We have a range of accessories and makeup for you to create your vintage look at home, or book in with us 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 the experience of an 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||$82||$58|
|Wash, Cut & Blowdry - Med-Long||$87||$62|
|Haircut with a Colour Service||$67||$49|
|*Fringe Trims are complementary between regular booked haircuts|
|Wash, Cut & Style||$62||$45|
|Boys Wash, Cut & Style||$55||$40|
|Girls Wash, Cut & Blowdry||$65||$50|
SEMI PERMANENT (lasts about 8 - 10 washes)
Davines Finest Pigments - 98% Natural colour
Short from $75
Medium from $110
Long from $125
Prices include a blowdry
Evo Fabulouso Pro
Creative 'no commitment' colours to enhance, refresh, brighten and glass like shine
Short $25 (when added onto a cut )
Long $50 (when added on to a cut
Temptress Shine Treatment $30 (when added onto a cut)
Without a cut add on $45 for 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.
We use Rockfoil, a eco friendly tinfoil alternative
Lightener Foils include toner
1/2 Head $140
3/4 Head $170
Full Head $200
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 it 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 $150
Short from $250
Medium from $300
Long from $350
Long/Thick from $450
|Wash & Blow dry - Short Hair||$50||$30|
|Wash & Blow dry - Long hair||$70||$40|
|Simple Hair up||$95||$50|
|Wedding / Complex Hair please book a consult for pricing|
The Powder Room has 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. 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.
Wellbeing Ritual $95
Add on to any other service $45
Going Green has been a natural and resourceful progression for The Powder Room. The Powder Room setting is an historic building which was saved from demolition in 2005 during the construction of the Inner City Bypass. It has been brought back to life with the recycling of its original timber panelling and matai floors. With Insulation and heating and cooling in an efficient clean way, the building has been moved and transformed into a comfortable, modern, character filled, beautiful salon.
Click here to see the building during its move :: Transit NZ Wellington Inner City bypass
The Interior of The Powder Room was fitted out by salon owner and designer Mark Ussher. Mark custom built workstations and recycled 1950s hood dryers into chandeliers. Other features with a nod to the past include the front desk made from old glass shower doors, the 1960s shampoo chairs upstairs in the colour lounge and an amazing 1930s glass chandelier. Locally made were the waiting chairs, coat rack and coffee table, deco mirrors and signage.
When things are locally made it keeps local crafts people in work, saves on freight costs and fuel. The Powder Room is proud to have one off bespoke pieces for future generations.
Wherever possible, the salon uses recycled treasures and furniture but some salon fittings need to come from overseas. By purchasing high quality items, these become less likely to end up in the landfill.
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