OUR STYLISTS

Our team shares a passion for health and wellness. We’re also highly trained and experienced hair specialists. It’s our job to ensure you leave our eco-sanctuary looking and feeling energised and refreshed.

 Libby Whaley - Founder, Premier Stylist

Libby Whaley - Founder, Premier Stylist

Specialises in both fine hair and long hair, bringing 16 years of cutting expertise to the Mount

- Libby grew up in Tauranga before leaving for Auckland in 2002 to train with Servilles.

- She worked with Servilles for 15 years and owned the Ponsonby salon for 6 years.

- Libby and her husband decided they needed a change of lifestyle, finally moving back to the Mount.

- She wanted to open her own salon with a different way of thinking - with hair as just one part of a holistic attitude to wellbeing. 

- Libby loves being near the beach, and so does her pup, Lola!

Follow Libby on Instagram @libbywhaley

 

 
 Rosa Koskinen - Senior Stylists and Colourist

Rosa Koskinen - Senior Stylists and Colourist

Specialising in cutting fine hair and creative colour work

- Rosa has more than 10 years experience, predominantly in Finland (her home country), before moving to Western Australia then New Zealand. Being able to travel with her job is something she is incredibly grateful for!

- Having trained in Scandinavia she has worked with a lot of fine straight hair and enjoys bringing it to life with beautiful cuts, colour and texture

- Rosa has learnt to surf while living at the Mount and is also a bit of a gym junkie!

- Living in the Mount means Rosa can walk everywhere and hasn't even had to learn to drive - she loves the relaxed feeling and healthy vibe in the area, and working at Epsilon perfectly complements her active, outdoor lifestyle

 Kiri McGregor - Premier Stylist

Kiri McGregor - Premier Stylist

Kiri has 22 years of cutting experience, bringing clients a wealth of expertise in styling and an innate knowledge of what will work for your hair type and your lifestyle

- Kiri joined the team after 14 years in Sydney, with 11 of those years owning a prestigious Toni & Guy salon

- She loves to help clients push their boundaries, making them feel their most confident and current in their style

- Never having lived in the Bay, Kiri and her husband wanted to remove themselves and their young daughter from the hectic city lifestyle, and had fallen in love with Tauranga after visiting over the years

- Kiri is passionate about fashion and holistic living and she loves working in a salon environment that is low toxin, sustainable and constantly looking for new products that respect our bodies and the planet

 
 Eric Hine - Senior Stylist and Colourist

Eric Hine - Senior Stylist and Colourist

Specialising in blow waves and transformations

- With more than seven years experience, Eric trained and worked with Libby at Servilles Ponsonby before moving on to another of Auckland's top hair salons where he was always fully booked; particularly for event hairstyles

- Eric was fortunate enough to meet - and blow wave - one of his music idols, Stevie Nicks, when her hotel requested someone to come and do a guest's hair. Imagine his surprise when she opened the door!

- Eric moved to Papamoa in early 2018 to be close to the beach and change his bustling city lifestyle for the more chilled vibe we enjoy at the Mount. He loves the sense of community after so many years of living anonymously in the big city

- His favourite thing to do in salon is a major colour transformation or total cut restyle

- Eric loves to cook - don't be surprised if you spend your appointment time swapping recipes!

Follow Eric on Instagram @eric.hine.epsilonhair

 

 Claire Laursen - Colour specialist

Claire Laursen - Colour specialist

Experienced in all hair colour techniques, particularly all kinds of highlighting and creative colour work. Clare can also help transition and enhance natural hair colour with an emphasis on great condition

- Arriving at Epsilon via Wellington, Clare began her hairdressing career in the capital 20 years ago.

- Clare lives and breathes the Epsilon philosophy - that wellness is a blessing to be nurtured; even training to be a yoga teacher in her spare time.

- Mum to two children, Clare loves surfing and the beach life, and hopes to contribute to reducing plastics from our oceans.

 

Follow Clare on Instagram @haircolourist.clare

 
 Karla Samuela - Senior stylist   (currently on Maternity leave)

Karla Samuela - Senior stylist

(currently on Maternity leave)

Specialising in unruly curly hair and integrating grey with soft blondes for a natural look

- Karla has well over 20 years experience hairdressing, including time working in the Pacific Islands and Switzerland

- Karla loves doing cuts and colours and working with the individual to bring out their best hair. 

- A Mount local, Karla and her family enjoy spending time at the beach and walk everywhere! 

 

 Annaliese Gaseltine - Colourist/Balayage Specialist

Annaliese Gaseltine - Colourist/Balayage Specialist

Specialising in stunning beachy blondes , balayage and ombre

- Annaliese loves using her creativity to help her clients feel their best.

- She has been vegan for almost five years, and is passionate about reducing her environmental impact, as well as protecting animals.

- Her hobbies include surfing, gardening and baking; especially being able to show others that being vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on amazing food!

Check out her amazing before and after gallery on Instagram @beachblondes_annie