Everyone enjoys a good old-fashioned makeover. Especially when you can sit back and watch drab-to-fab transformations unfold on a screen.
We love to watch it on TV but would you enlist a team of stylists and tastemakers to work their magic on your life? Surely enlisting Auckland’s most savvy is not a practical option for us mere mortals?
Wrong! So wrong. You’re wrong. Get ready for a movie montage makeover moment because we’ve tracked down some of Auckland’s best stylists for you. And you’re going to want to put their numbers on speed dial.
Home is where the heart is and if that’s true then you might as well put some effort into making it look and feel lovely.
Lizzie K & Co
If you’re an adult with a home a) congrats because it’s not an easy feat in this city b) you probably want to make the space your own. Lizzie K & Co is all about personalised interior design. Liz Kerby, the lady behind the operation, has a wealth of design knowledge to help your dwelling reflect you and your lifestyle. From space planning, kitchen, bathroom, interior finishes and custom furniture, Lizzie K & Co makes home revamps unfold with ease.
The Design Chaser
Fresh, minimalist Scandinavian interiors and design continue to dominant Pinterest and the gram. With help from Michelle Halford, you can make your mood board a reality. Her blog, The Design Chaser, has skyrocketed over the past few years as she’s documented her work and inspiration. Michelle runs an interior consultancy service and even dabbles in commercial styling. Follow her on Instagram and prepare to swoon.
Room By Room
Your home is looking saweet but there’s one pesky room that’s just not working? It’s time for Room by Room to step in. Lizzi Hines and Jess White specialise is room transformations, be it your lounge, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom (seriously, they’re pros—check out their before and afters here). Whether your perfect room plan is living in your head or your sense of interior design is non-existent, Room by Room will guide you in the right direction. Dreamy digs, here you come!
That bandage dress isn’t looking so good anymore and you look like a pack of Crayons had a street fight on your face…Fear not, we have you covered!
With over 25 years’ experience in the fashion industry, Angela Stone knows a thing or two about looking faaaashionable. She’ll help you unleash your personal style by sussing out what works, what doesn’t, colours you need to be wearing and how to flatter that bod before taking you on a shopping trip for a hot-to-trot new wardrobe. Angela also runs styling courses for those who want to put their national style flair to good use.
Fashion is meant to be fun and no one understands that more than Rose Lally. Dudes who have zero clue about what to wear could benefit from a sesh with Rose, where they’ll find out how to mix and match, dress appropriately, get their groom on and do it all with confidence. Or if you’re totally desperate, opt for the Wardrobe Rehab session. Rose will even help you with outfits for your next hot date! Check them out here.
We all know better than to attempt anything drastic ourselves right? Wrong! Before you decided to cut yourself a new fringe after a few glasses of vino, head to two of the finest hairdressers in Auckland.
Amiee Marie Hair Studio
We’ve been stalking Amiee Marie on Instagram for a while now but still haven’t figured out what sorcery she uses to create such purrrdy locks. Beautiful, natural, creamy hair blended to perfection using her ‘colourmelt’ method. As a mama of two youngins’, Amiee understands that life gets hectic and salon visits don’t happen as much as these should do, so whatever magic she works on your hair, you can be sure it will be low-maintenance.
Natasha Radonich Hairdressing
Hate to break it to you but that DIY ombre you did last year was a mistake. A trip to Natasha Radonich Hairdressing in Ponsonby is in order. With a focus on the au natural look, Natasha uses her 20+ years of experience to cut and colour gorgeous, healthy hair. She’ll also make you look stunning for any weddings and/or events you have coming up.
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