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

salt water

December 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

sea salt hair

hey gypsy chic…… its beach time so forget the hot tongs and put your hair up in loose buns and messy braids – loose styles cause less tension on the hair and provide less surface area exposure to the sun.

Sea salt sprays are perfect for beach hair, or make your own with made with 1 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp coconut oil, mixed with water in a small spray bottle. Add a few drops of sandalwood essential oil.


We like: O & M Surf Bomb and Davines This is a Sea Salt Spray

pomanders ….

December 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

The pomander, a clove-studded fruit, is a traditional Christmas ornament and New Year’s gift. The word pomander comes from French pomme(which means apple) Apples and oranges were filled with spices and herbal mixtures to ward off disease & were also a token of prosperity and good luck which became the custom in the 17th century.

Many of us will remember an orange in the toe of our Christmas stocking and thinking it was in there to take up space, but actually the orange represented the ancient custom of giving this symbol of riches and good luck.
Dehydrated orange slices tied with twine also make wonderful Christmas garlands.

we love the idea of making natural decorations, heres another upcycle idea for the festive season…christmas recycle.jpg

Master Stylist and Training Manager

May 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Please welcome Emma to the Vada fold this week!

Emma has international experience as a Senior Stylist and has a nationally recognised career of 10 years in the Hairdressing industry.

She has tutored at Servilles Academy, worked on fashion weeks, NZ top model and many Editorial photo shoots.  Emma has been traveling around Australia and worked in Melbourne and Perth – we are pleased to have her in the Vada huddle!

Having won multiple awards- coming first in many hair up competitions its no wonder her favourite trend for for 2014 is Boho!

“There is so much you can change up to make it your own, with wild looking curls to braids and simple boho hairups looks so effective and so easy to create.”

Having won many awards in Cut and Colour work too she is loving disconnected haircuts on men and women. “Also one of my favs as you can create your own look these days and make it your own.”

Emma’s favourite fashion designers are Kardashian Kollection and Karen Zambo and Music is Drum and Base, dance music and all sorts of pop music.

SO – as an introduction to all new clients – we are offering 50% off Cut and Colours with Emma until the end of June!  She will be filling up fast so book in now!



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EVO Fabuloso Pro

May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Vada hair are big lovers of EVO products.  This range steps outside the normal realm of truth-stretching invention in a “wake up and smell the coffee” crusade of twisted honesty.  The products are innovative, simple, luxurious and effective to use.

We also like that inside bottles of evo you’ll find luxurious products that are sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free; products that give professional results while respecting the environment. you won’t find unnecessary, over-marketed ingredients; no imaginary technology, no myths, no gimmicks. all ingredients in evo® formulations are active; nothing is added only to make claims on the label.

Vada is the go to Salon for EVO – masterfully trained and experts in their field – our team provide industry and product knowledge. Vada assisted in the launch of EVO Pro to hairdressers and the media as per photo’s of our Colour Technician Experts EVO Eve , Aneta and Stella.

Evo Pro

EVO Pro is the new in-salon ‘colour refresh to create unlimited semi colours – refresh, fill, tone/pastelise, accent and enhance colour.  We also customise unlimited retail colour conditioners – perfectly match and maintain colour between visits to Vada.


Majestic Sky Blue


Sugar Mountain pastel pink

EVO Pro Blonde Collection


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!!!





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