fringe dwellers

June 8, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Fringe Dwellers”
Vada Engine Room Team 
Industry 2015
photographs:  Fabricio Veltri
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Photo by Fabricio Veltri http://www.fabricioveltri.com
Photo by Fabricio Veltri www.fabricioveltri.com

Photo by Fabricio Veltri http://www.fabricioveltri.com

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doing it for the kids…vadas kids club

April 20, 2016 § 1 Comment

vada kids club …. every school holidays

book in your little humans for the kids club and they will receive  a package which includes:

  • a Vada cut and style
  • a delicious treat from our selection in the nice block fridge -including @niceblocks, @littleisland coconut icecream and little island coconut milks @tommy&james – dairy free, vegan and made of natural goodness
  • an amazing goodie bag from LeeAnn Yare & Collected
  • samples of @pineappleheads kids shampoo & conditioner
  • in the draw to win the @pineappleheads story book ‘Jimmy the shampoo and the nasty Grey Goo “

Grab a friend and their kids and book in together, we will take care of their hair while you relax with a coffee or a wine . We have samples of the latest natural hair care ranges  for mums and dads too!

 

Being good is good for business

April 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

We live in a time of increasing awareness about global issues.  It is common knowledge now that our actions have an effect on the world around us, often in distant places. We at Vada believe in a holistic approach to well-being  and we try our best to create a healthier and more equal world, and that desire transfers over to the products and services we buy and the business relationships we form.

We are super excited to provide Fair Trade beverages for a fortnight from 3 May to 17 May. Vada will be a platform to highlight the benefits of using fair trade practices in our businesses.  The gorgeous people at  Caffe L’affareKokako, and Scarborough Fair are donating two weeks supply of their Fair Trade luscious beverages to Vada Clients.

Caffe L'Affare kindly donates Fair Trade Coffee to Vada for the Fortnight

Caffe L’Affare kindly donates Fair Trade Coffee to Vada for the Fortnight

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Kokako Organic kindly donates Fair Trade Hot Chocolate to Vada

Kokako Organic kindly donates Fair Trade Hot Chocolate to Vada

 

Scarborough Fair kindly donates Tea Selection to Vada for the fortnight

Scarborough Fair kindly donates Tea Selection to Vada for the fortnight

So many things we enjoy every day – like coffee, bananas, tea and cocoa – come from the developing world.  Typically just a tiny percentage of what we pay actually gets back to the people who grow the goods, leaving them struggling to feed their families, send their children to school, pay for healthcare or meet other basic needs.  In some cases, growers are unable to cover their production costs.

Fair trade helps people take control of their livelihoods and create a better future for themselves through:

  • fair pricing guaranteed to cover sustainable production costs
  • safe and healthy working conditions
  • building partnerships and investing in local community development projects
  • growing methods that respect the environment
  • working with growers to develop their skills and capabilities

 

Fairtrade Cuppas at Vada all gold coin donations got to Oxfam Morning Tea Appeal.

Fair Trade Cuppas at Vada – all gold coin donations go to Oxfam Morning Tea Appeal.

Why Oxfam?

Promoting Fair Trade in New Zealand is just one of the ways Oxfam empowers producers in the developing world to get a better deal from trade.

With Oxfam’s support coffee and rice growers in East Timor are able to earn higher prices for their crops through access to technical training and new processing equipment.

In Samoa, Oxfam helps local growers gain higher returns through organic certification.

Globally, Oxfam is making trade fair for the worlds poorest people – through research, campaigning and advocacy.  In New Zealand, they lobby the Government to ensure poverty reduction is at the heart of trade agreements with Pacific Island Countries.  They also work with local groups and governments across the Pacific to strengthen their voices in international trade negotiations.

Oxfam believes that everyone has the right to a life free from poverty.  They link local-level action with international campaigns for basic rights to create a secure and more equal world.

We at Vada – think that is pretty cool.  Vada is dedicated to being an environmentally conscious company and where possible have aligned ourselves with companies and brands that share the same ethos and operate from an ethical and sustainable approach.

 

All Good Bananas - Ethisphere's 'World's Most Ethical Companies' in 2013 and 2014

All Good Bananas – Oxfam Supporter and Ethisphere’s ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ in 2013 and 2014

 

 

Whittakers provided a couple of yummy Chocolate Slabs for the Vada Staff - Thanks Guys!!!

Whittakers provided a couple of yummy Chocolate Slabs for the Vada Staff  – Thanks Guys!!!

 

 

 

 

Miss World New Zealand

April 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

We are so proud to be sponsoring Renee Diment who is a finalist for Miss World New Zealand.

 

Renee's new colour and cut provided by Guy Roberts

Renee’s new colour and cut provided by Guy Roberts


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This is the first pageant that Renee, 20, has entered and she says there is more to it than just beauty.  Great hair!  That last comment comes from us… anywayz…Renee is a personal trainer and wants to promote healthy living among New Zealanders.  She also wants to see a little girl receive life-changing surgery as a result of massive fundraising efforts.

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Renee and 15 other finalists are aiming to raise $50,000 for five-year-old Filipino girl Loren to have a protruding growth removed from between her eyes.  Not having surgery will result in blindness.  Loren is currently staying at Ronald McDonald House.

 

Contact Renee on 027 363 3392 to help Loren.  Base Electrical sponsorship covered the cost of the Renee's entry fee, which goes towards the cost of Loren's surgery.

Contact Renee on 027 363 3392 to help Loren. Base Electrical sponsorship covered the cost of Renee’s entry fee, which goes towards the cost of Loren’s surgery.

“Alot of people have asked me why are you helping someone from the Philippines and not NZ.  Well, NZ has a better health system and she wouldn’t have the opportunity to get the surgery over there”.

The cost of the surgery is $150,000 and the remainder will be met by Romac, a children’s charity which provides surgery to children from developing countries.

Renee is competing in Miss World New Zealand April 26 from 5pm at the Rendezvouz Grand Hotel in Auckland.  The top five girls will go to England to represent New Zealand in the Miss World competition.

We look forward to seeing how Renee goes at the competition this Saturday (26 April)  GO RENEE!!

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Vada Kids Club

April 22, 2014 § 3 Comments

Vada Kids Club

We have all the treats and tricks these School Holidays! $30 Kids Cut with lucky dip to take home!

 

For you: Free wifi, magazines, bottomless coffee, glass of wine and if you want to get your hair done too we are offering $25 Blow Wave, $70 Women’s Cut, $50 Men’s Cut!

Lucky Dip provided by LeeAnn Yare from her gorgeous store http://collected.co.nz/   The Kids Cut price is for under 12.

 

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Looking Scuxx Harris! Vada Kids Club

 

Noa and Mum treat at the Salon!

Noa Kids Cut and Mum Blow Wave treat at the Salon!

Whats inside Noa?

Whats inside Noa?

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Noa gets butterflies!!!

 

Lilah the Fox

Lilah the Fox

Coco sipping Hot Chocolate while Stylist Cuts Hair

Coco sipping Hot Chocolate while Stylist Cuts Hair

Lilah and Coco get their Lucky Dip

Lilah and Coco get their Lucky Dip

 

Lilla and Coco get Parachute Guys!  Cool!

Lilla and Coco get Parachute Guys! Cool!

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Check out Zoe’s new hair cut and lucky dip prize to take home!

The Botanist

March 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Rebekah Mason has been the Botanist behind the floral arrangements at Vada for the past two years… creating our statement pieces you always remember.

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Now we are offering Rebekah’s well-designed terrariums that are full of tiny self-contained garden systems that require little care.

Plant terrariums are a safe enclosure for succulents, cacti, some herbs and flowering plants. Once used in Victorian times to protect tropical plant specimens by ship have over time gained popularity for home use to grow and display plants that require a controlled environment.

In urban homes or apartments with limited space for gardening, a plant terrarium makes an ideal growing space.

Offerings of four styles at Vada:

  • Curious Jar  $128.00
  • Life in a Bubble  $113.00 – Medium
  • Life in a Bubble  $78.50 – Small
  • Agee Jar $28.00 – Small

The Botanist offers personalised wedding service – whether your dreaming of vintage, modern, classic or crisp them to your flowers she is there to help. For more information check out:  http://botanistflowers.co.nz/

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Tree Hugging Earth Worshippers

February 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

In a society of unnecessary waste and disposable products Vada strive to protect our health and the health of our planet.  Vada’s philosophy is dedicated to seeking out products of natural origins and practices that are ethical and sustainable.

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Vada is dedicated to being an environmentally conscious company and where possible have aligned ourselves with companies and brands that share the same ethos and operate from an ethical and sustainable approach.

So here’s a little bit more about what we do and the brands we use!

Did you know we have a specialist company come and collect all of our Colour chemical waste? It is safely disposed of not thrown down the drain… It can go down the drain but we want to be kinder to the planet… and we make sure we do everything we can!!! What you think about that??

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Vada also participate in charitable work in the community with a focus on the health and well being of our planet.

  • Vada opened  our doors Monday 25th November 2013 taking bookings for cuts, colours and blow waves and DONATING 100 PERCENT of the income directly to the Philippines Typhoon Disaster. This is usually the salons day off so the Vada team were proud to be contributing to the financial aid of this cause. We raised almost $4000, which went to Oxfam New Zealand to help the recovery effort. Click here to read NZ Herald Article

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  • The Vada team worked with Forest and Bird Organisation in Pourewa September 2013 to clear out Climbing Asparagus and welcome our native birds back to the city.
    Climbing asparagus particularly affects the forest floor and the understorey up to a height of about four metres, especially in lowland and coastal forests. Once established, it can prevent the growth and regeneration of native species. It can even strangle and kill softbarked shrubs and trees as it wraps itself around their trunks. Yay us!

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As a brand, Schwarzkopf ESSENSITY Colour is committed to developing products with only the purest of organic and biodegradable ingredients. free from Amnonia, Odour, Silicones, Parabens. Raw materials come from renewable resources, unnecessary packaging is avoided and what can’t be avoided is 100% recyclable, making ESSENSITY a healthier choice for the planet as well as our clients.

You will be pleased to know our Boutique Hair and Beauty Retail lines are also good to our planet and our clients.  

  • Working with brands who in partnerships support local communities and deforestation.
  • ‘Sustainable Beauty’ – a commitment to: zero impact carbon emission scheme – Lifegate;
  • reusable and recyclable packaging;
  • renewable energy resources;
  • biodegradable materials;
  • charit principles;
  • Unipro membership – no testing on animals; education in sustainability; and exquisite & luxurious products of fashion & style!

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Vada brings beauty with a conscience to the inner city K Rd district  by championing hair care in harmony with nature using the best naturally derived products on the market, Vada will minimise the impact we have on the environment whilst embracing the freestyle fashions of every season and caring for your health and wellbeing at the same time.  

Aren’t you pleased you come to us?!  xx

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