A bit about us!

We are a team of professionals with passion.

We prioritize healthy hair and aim to bring happiness to each and every guest. Our skilled stylists and barbers are not only creative colour experts, but they are also continuously upskilling to ensure they provide the best possible experience. We can't wait to work our magic and help you achieve the perfect look - and don't worry, we excel at both creative colors and natural styles!

Dani Lawrence

Meet Dani

Specialises in: Creative colour, curly cuts, colour corrections, tape extensions, managing scalp disorders

Dani is co-owner of Smoke & Mirrors. She is a massive hair geek who lives and breathes all things hair. She trains our team with passion and expertise. As an independent creative color educator in NZ, she wields her magical skills with Manic Panic dyes, specializing in color corrections and tackling the hard stuff. Bright, vibrant, and rainbow hues are her playground. Curly hair and "problematic hair" are no match for Dani's wizardry.

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Benji Lawrence

Meet Benji

Specialises in: All things barbering | taper fades, styling tips & beard shaping 

Benji is co-owner of Smoke & Mirrors. He's not your average barber; he's a tutor at ARA's barbering department, sharing his wisdom with future barbers. His love for creativity extends to incorporating vibrant colors into his services, turning hair into works of art. As a beard specialist, he sculpts and styles facial hair with finesse, leaving clients with envy-worthy beards that demand attention.

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Meet Maddie

Specialises in: Barbering & hairdressing, undercut design/hair tattooist, creative colour & tape extensions

Meet Maddie, our witty hairdresser and barber with an artistic flair. She's known for her dry humor and good banter as well as delivering lightning-fast short back and sides, she'll have you looking sharp in no time. As an artist at heart, she brings a creative touch to every cut, and her love for plants and markets adds a vibrant twist to her eclectic style.

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Elly hairdresser

Meet Elly

Specialises in: Balayage, blonding & colour correction specialist

Elly is a bubbly, sweet, and smiley hairdresser who is known for her perfectionism and attention to detail. With a passion for her craft and a creative flair, she takes pride in creating unique and stunning hairstyles that leave her clients feeling confident and beautiful.

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Meet Majenta

Specialises in: Short funky haircuts, classic foiling techniques, curly/wild hair

Majenta is our most experienced stylist at Smoke and Mirrors with 17+ years in the industry behind her, Majenta has even owned her own salon and is now loving being a part of a dynamic team. She specializes is classic foiling techniques and short funky hair cuts! If you love a good chat and quick wit, you'll find yourself laughing along with her contagious laugh, smile and storytelling!

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Meet Megan

Specializes in: natural blended foils, classic hairdressing & hair ups

Megan is our salons official extra pair of hands! After a short hiatus from hairdressing to have her 2x beautiful babies, Megan has joined Smoke and Mirrors on alternate Saturdays bringing with her 13 years of experience and passion for all things hair!

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  • "Amazing service. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff! I leave myself in their hands and have never been disappointed."

    - Cath Billcliff

  • "Dani is a hair goddess. Seriously exceeded my expectations of what could be achieved in one appointment. I am absolutely in love with my new hair! The entire experience was amazing from start to end - drinks menu is off the charts, heated blanket at the basin, super friendly and chill vibe and left with exactly what I asked for and products to help me maintain. Smoke & Mirrors is totally my new hair home, I couldn't recommend enough."

    - Ashleigh Bright

  • "I had the most amazing curly cut and consult with Dani a few weeks ago. My whole adult life I've had my curls cut then tied them up everyday. I've had my hair out almost everyday since Dani cut my hair, beautiful salon and love the added extras like the heated blankets and steamed towels. Can't wait to come back!"

    - Alice McKay

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