MEET OUR

Talented Team!


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Sarah Rasmussen

Owner and Style Director

Sarah has owned The Avenue Hair Studio since October 2012 and says she was born to be a hairdresser. She started working part time in a salon while still at school and has been hairdressing ever since. Sarah’s OE was spent on luxury cruise ships, working as a senior hairdresser and assistant spa manager. She went on to join L’Oreal New Zealand, working alongside salon owners, managers and hairdressers. After 20 years in the hairdressing industry Sarah still loves her career and the people. As hairdressers, we are so lucky to be able to compliment people through their hair. Sarah loves the ‘wow moment’ when she’s created the look her client wanted and can easily look after themselves at home.

Recent winner of the Kitomba Business awards and taking home ‘Top performing Stylist of the Year’ check out what Sarah had to say about receiving this award.



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Emily

Style Director

Emily has been in the industry since 2013 and as the daughter of a hairdresser, it's in her blood! Emily joined The Avenue Team in June 2017, Throughout her career at The Avenue she has immersed herself in all that hairdressing has to offer. By doing so she is now a highly accomplished stylist and has a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of colour. Her favourite thing that hairdressing has to offer is being able to make her client look and feel beautiful! Whether that be a simple fringe trim or a 3 hour makeover. Emily is our Salon co-ordinator which means she is our organising guru & helps our big team navigate our way through busy days! ‘There is only ever solutions!’. The environment The Avenue provides for both our amazing clients and team is a crucial part for Emily as she wants everyone to enjoy their experience.

Emily LOVES using her Dyson hairdryer as it helps her to create all her beautiful styles with ease. Boilage Thermal Active spray is one of Emily's favourites as it's versatile and gives amazing body!


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Sian

Style Director

Sian began her career as a hairdresser at the age of 13 and is a qualified senior stylist. Sian joined The Avenue team just shortly after the doors opened in 2012 and enjoyed working part time whilst she finished school. Sian has perfected her luxury treatments and scalp massages, often described as the best scalp massage ever! Sian loves the creativity that hairdressing offers & has become a pro at creating a perfect ombre/balayage. She loves helping people feel great about themselves through their hair.

Sian is a Kerastase Mastor Ambassador and recommends everyone treats themselves to a Fusio Dose treatment with their appointment. To create the perfect blow wave Sian loves to use her Dyson hairdryer, it gives her the ability to create so much volume but a smooth finish.



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Stacey

CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

Style Director

Stacey is an award winning stylist, having worked in the hair industry for 11years. Stacey took on an apprenticeship, and left her last role having managed the salon. She is passionate about making her clients look and feel their best when they leave the salon. Stacey loves creating beautiful transformational balayage’s and foil work, she also loves blow waving and styling hair for your nights out. Stacey’s specialises in natural colours that wear well.

Stacey knows that there is nothing better than the salon fresh feel, but being able to recreate that at home is even better. If you want help on recreating the look or how to vary your daily look, please ask during your appointment.



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Alison

Style Director

Alison started her hairdressing career in 1997 in Warkworth, she gained her diploma in womens hairdressing and then moved to the north shore to really gain more confidence and experience with hair.
She moved to Australia and worked on the Sunshine Coast gaining lots of experience and knowledge of creating amazing blondes and toners. Later she returned back to New Zealand where she set up her own salon.
Alison is confident in all aspects of hairdressing and is keen to get back into a professional salon after having children.
Her passion is making people happy with a new style & or colour that they can easily manage at home.
Alison is super excited to be working with a professional team of stylists again



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Sally

Senior Stylist

Sally started her hairdressing career 10 years ago, during that time she has covered all aspects of hairdressing.
Sally loves to make her clients feel welcome and give them the experience they deserve. Her favourite parts of hairdressing are balayage, hair ups and making her clients feel amazing.
In her spare time, Sally is always looking at the latest trends and techniques to make sure her clients get the best style.



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Shania

New Talent Stylist

Shania joined the Avenue team as a colour assistant in September 2020 and has been a wonderful addition to our team. Not only does she specialise in colour work but she's our little fire cracker, she naturally lifts any mood and our clients love her (as much as we do!) Shania says that she loves keeping up with hair fashion and creating hair that makes our clients feel good about themselves. Her favourite service is balayage and hair fashion colours. She is a highly skilled colour assistant and her work reflects this. Take a look at our gallery or Instagram to see her work!

Shania recommends Matrix Brass Off for hair that needs extra nourishment as it's a powerful heat protectant whilst softening and smoothing the hair cuticle.



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Emma

Style Apprenticeship

Emma is The Avenue's first year apprentice. Within the last year, Emma has worked her way up from being a part time staff member to a full time apprentice. She has really impressed herself and the team with her colour work, blowaves and her enthusiasm for learning. Emma keeps going from strength to strength and you will usually find her jumping on to help the seniors. Emma's favourite products are the Kerastase Blond Absolu range; she has learnt a lot about their benefits for bleached hair and after using them on her own hair, see's the benefits!

Emma is really keen to gain as much experience as possible and has created a few discounted colour packages to do so. So if you're looking for an express colour service, book one of our packages and fall in love with your hair again!



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Charlotte

Apprentice Hairdresser

Charlotte has recently graduated from Servilles Academy with Merit and we couldnt be happier to have nabbed Charlotte to join our team. With a bubbly and outgoing personalty Charlotte will take good care of you at our back bar with a relaxing head massage.

Charlottes skills are scalp massage, treatments, global colours, toners, regrowth applications, blow waves, curls, and straightening your hair.



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Janaia

Salon Receptionist

Hi I'm Janaia , the new receptionist here at The Avenue Hair Studio. I have lived on the Hibiscus Coast my whole life. I love spending time with my family and friends at one of the many beautiful, local beaches the Coast has to offer. I've so excited to meet everyone and welcome everyone into the salon!