August 25, 2016 § Leave a comment



HAILWOOD -hair by Vada Engine Room


Makeup Lochie Stonehouse for Mac photo : Olivia Hemus





Vada Engine Room



hanz de fuko – at the blue stone room

May 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

Last night  Director Guy Roberts put Hanz de fuko through its paces  – launching the brand to the NZ  media and Stylists . Hanz de fuko – already a solid on Vada’s  list of  ‘boys gloop in a jar’, These little pots have grown a cult following on social media.

Hanz de fuko is a quirky stylish  grooming range,  developed by three childhood friends and champions of chemical free products.  Its uses plant extracts, delivers weightless hold without residue and clump free.

 Amongst its fanbase are David Beckham, Hugh Jackman and Michael Fassbender

The brand bombed our youtube highways with savvy tutorials, using brand ambassadors with serious hair kudos to instruct us in the ways of the pompadour and the modern quiff.hanz_de_fuko_hybridized_wax

The bestselling ‘Quicksand’ matte wax is made using diatomaceous earth, a soft granular rock which absorbs excess oil on the hair and scalp. ‘Claymation’ is another to become your go to gloop – a clay-wax hybrid mixed with a touch of quicksand to provide a strong, pliable grip.

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Vada on stage for Hanz de fuko

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The home care range of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel  are  rich in mint, apple and eucalyptus.

available at Vada now ….  www.vada.co.nz


Denim Days

April 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

denim hair , welcome to the scene…

just like your favourite pair of jeans, denim hair can comfortably attend most occasions subtly oozing styledenim


dark smokey navy, rich indigo or subtle stonewash ,  denim offers versatility of multidimensional tones .FullSizeRenderdenim ombre

literally dye – ing …

x cat

natural easter hacks….

March 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

get your easter on with these natural easter hacks...

easter grass : grow some wheat grass in an egg shell, when its grown you can 
even give it a hair cut, boom ! 74dbc87500c3cafb675eab8a7f0b0dd9
Coloured Eggs : a natural take on colouring eggs


onions.... who would have thought ?

onion skins colour eggs a rich chestnut autumn colour, this one
is creative hipster at champion level though folks... ; )

death in the valley

March 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

Not your granny’s dry shampoo. DEATH VALLEY is the quickest way to get volume and body into your hair. 

Good for: Easy, big, messy Bardot (or Bon Jovi) hairdeath valley

5 minutes with Sean Mahoney

March 9, 2016 § 1 Comment

On getting into hair styling :


I started when I was just 16 years old, it has been a true calling vocationally for me. I haven’t looked back a day since.

On what he loves about the job:

So there’s the people and then more  people …..and some fashion in there too.I love to see my clients  leaving Vada looking  great and that resonating into them feeling great about them10422357_374143256112758_5913678351791327243_n.jpgselves- its a real booster.  I also love that no two days are ever the same, being at Vada that’s so relevant as we always have different projects, shows & of course busy days with our clients, its an ever changing landscape for me and I love the diversity that brings.

On his top hair styling products:
R & Co are an iconic new brand that we partner with at Vada. This range is cruelty free, free of nasties,it’s vegetarian and mostly vegan apart from a product with beeswax. It’s also a high performing range that delivers- lovin that!

On his icons:

Definitely  Vivian Westwood- shes quirky, defiant and delivers powerful design.Her garments demonstrate  tailoring at its highest level which shows how important quality is to her.  I’ve always loved Kate Moss and PJ Harvey – two important faces in pop culture  with their own unique sense of style which sets them apart from the masses.
FullSizeRenderOn the big hair trends :
Blunt baselines – nuff said- unless to say, add some loose shaken up layers to the interior shape for movement- lovely stuff.

With colour I’m working with palettes of tobacco, gold and rose golds for autumn  . I like to merge tones,to create seamless lights through the hair.


made yourself at home already we see ; ) ….
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OMEN – Jason Lingard

February 3, 2016 § Leave a comment

Omen 2016
Jason Lingard 

Hair : Ana Sidney for Vada Art Team
Makeup: Gabrielle Miller
Photography:  Evan Xiao
Wardrobe Assistant: Ruby Andersen
Models: Jesse RED 11
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