Kate Jarrett - Director/Hair Extension Specialist
I suppose I have a bit of a funny story that leads me to where I am today! I'm the Owner/Director here at Loxy's and never in a million years saw myself doing this every day! My background is the corporate world, I had jobs... a lot of jobs. Many jobs and none of them that really fulfilled me. That's until Loxy's was born...
I have a great passion for hair extensions after having them myself for 8 years. Initially I had the traditional weave technique, I used to dread having my hair done because it was so painful and time consuming, but at the same time I was absolutely over the moon with the results and finally being able to have the volume and length I had always wanted. I then came across a technician who used this micro-weave technique that was quick and painless to have put in. I eventually trained to do it myself (close to 10 years ago now) and haven't looked back since. I believe this micro-weave technique is by far the best hair extensions technique available and am very passionate about it! I've since trained in 5 more methods however only chosen to practice the micro weft system, which I wholeheartedly believe is the best for your locks. Despite not having a background in hairdressing, I’m extremely qualified and know all of the ins and outs of hair extensions.
Everything that we do at Loxy's is about being kind to your natural hair and taking a holistic approach to your hair which is why we feel so strongly about staying away from gluing/tapes/braiding. This also includes our clean colour range, Kevin Murphy.
Outside of work, I am wife to Tane, and Mummy to Eden and Marley. My hobbies include reminiscing about the days I used to sleep in pre toddler, and yoga.
From literally a shack out the front of my house, to a salon on Ponsonby Road! Loxy's has gone from strength to strength in such a short space of time and that's thanks to our incredible clients and amazing team. I look forward to welcoming you into my salon and having you meet my fantastic team... they're the best and totally live and breathe the Loxy’s brand. I'm sure you'll love them just as much as I do!
Eve Lithgow - Stylist
Eve’s passion is creative colour. She loves creating an experience for her clients that leave them feeling and looking their absolute best! This girl has an amazing amount of experience in makeovers, editorial work and styling of hair. She has told me that one of her favourite things is creating visually stunning editorial shots that really show off her creative flair.
Eve really takes pride in creating a style and colour that works for each individual client and their needs. She’s a strong believer that each head of hair she works on is a representation of her craft and her results really do show how much pride she takes in her work!
Kassia Rodrigues - Stylist
Kassia is immensely talented with colour, hair ups, braids and styling. Kassia is also super passionate about extensions and has already fit into the team so naturally! Our resident Brazilian babe also speaks Spanish and Portuguese! We know sometimes it might be a struggle to plan your new hair when having to navigate a different language, so if you’d prefer to chat this way then she got you covered.
Alex Brown - Team Leader/ Stylist
The super amazing Alex has stepped into our team leader role and is joining us from Australia where she's been managing a busy high end salon. She is super passionate about creative colour – if you’re after something bright and fun then Alex is your girl! She also specialises in blondes, balayage and event styling. She’s a super loving and caring person who loves to chat and is just all around super passionate about all things beauty! She's relocating to our shores for love and we're so excited to welcome her to the team and show her all NZ and Loxy's has to offer.
Jamie Hardeman - Stylist
Our amazing new team member Jamie is joining us all the way from America – she grew up between there and Egypt and is fluent in Arabic, how cool! Her specialties in the salon are balayage, platinum blonde and fantasy colours, or just anything that is a good challenge! If you’re after a big transformation, a fantastic scalp massage or just great conversation, Jamie is your girl. Outside of the salon Jamie is an animal lover, proud cat-mum to two fur babies, and a total foodie. Another babe that loves to travel the world, her favourite place to visit is Japan. We are so excited to have Jamie join the team, we just know that you are going to love her!
Katherine Johnston - Stylist
Katherine has been in the hair industry for 7 years, and says she has always known that this is what she wants to do! After growing up around her Aunt’s hair studio and being the go-to friend for hair advice in high school, being a stylist is second nature to this American babe. Katherine studied studio art at university which taught her so much about colour theory and body structure, both essential foundations to the knowledge which she brings to the salon! She continues to pursue education within the hair industry which has taken her all around the US and UK learning new techniques and skills. This Loxy lady is going to wow you with her incredible colour work – she says that her favourite thing about her job is the lasting relationships she gets to form with her clients and watching their confidence blossom as a result of what they’ve created together.
Milly Gibbison - Stylist
Milly joined the Loxy's team late in 2019 from another top Auckland salon. We're so super lucky to have her on board, as she's not only a super talented colourist but an all round amazing stylist! She especially loves blonde locks and is constantly blowing us away with her beautiful work. Outside of the salon, Milly loves camping, fishing and hitting the beach! She's such a beautiful calming presence in the salon and she has fit into the team so perfectly.
Hannah Ogilvie - Stylist
Hannah’s passion is specialising in blonde locks, enhancing natural tones and colouring, her love for creating lived in hair is seamless. An enthusiast for long locks and beachy hair texture. Styling, editorial and effortless hair is her thing. Hannah has been in the hair industry for 10 years and growing, excited for education and hair movement.
Out side of the salon Hannah enjoys spending time at the beach, exploring nature, adopting plant babies and good food.
Sophia Eltayeb - Stylist
Sophia has been in the industry for 16 years now and her passion for hair continues to grow! She trained in Manchester, and then moved to London to work in the iconic Camden area where she developed her love for all things colour and effortless style. 5 years ago she moved to NZ and married a kiwi and made this beautiful place her home.
Sophia loves working with blondes and creative colours that are beautiful and wearable but have a bit of an edge. She is all about worn in texture and enhancing the natural colour and movement, and also enjoys working with short haircutting and texture cuts. She likes to describe her work as "pretty with a punch", which we love!
Outside of the salon, Sophia loves to travel, and going to interesting places is where she gets her inspiration from!
Ishtar Windlebourne - Stylist
Ishtar has the most incredible bubbly personality that you'll feel as soon as you walk into the salon. She's one of our resident makeup gurus who loves to express her creativity through amazing hair and makeup.
When she's not at work she loves to explore beaches and go on roadtrips, so she's a great one to ask for recommendations for amazing spots around Auckland!
Channa Touch - Stylist
Channa is just the sweetest addition to our Loxy's team and we are so lucky to have her! She is so passionate about hair and loves helping out around the salon.
Another big foodie, Channa loves to spend her weekends with her family checking out new cafes and restuarants.
Kathryn Bryant - PA/Administration
The amazing Kathryn, hailing from Wellington but now an Auckland local after being here for 7 years, is sure to put a smile on your face! Coming from an admin background, she brings so much to Loxy's, especially creativity after studying both graphic design and makeup artistry in the past.
A self-confessed coffee addict and total foodie, you'll find her working behind the scenes at Loxys, doing anything from accounts to photography and anything administration-related in between!