I don’t know why, but women in a hair salon share their deepest secrets.
— PENELOPE CRUZ

The team at Zibido Hair is a team of dedicated and professional hair stylists who strive to excel in all the hair services we offer.

Each of us understands the importance of a great hairstyle - how a beautiful hairstyle will help you feel great and confident. There is no one hairstyle or colour that will work for every man, woman and child, but there is a look that is just right for you. So the overall goal is to be more confident and comfortable with who you are - and the right haircut or colour might just be a good place to start.

We have over 40 years collective experience in hairstyling, and can offer you the right advice - whether it be for a cut and colour or just what to use on your hair to help maintain its health and vitality.


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SHANNON DOWD - HEAD STYLIST/OWNER

Shannon is the owner at Zibido Hair and has over 18 years experience in the hairdressing industry. She started out working school holidays in a salon where her sister was employed. Shannon bought Zibido Hair in 2006 and has been at the helm for 11 years.

Being passionate about hairdressing, Shannon not only works full time in the salon but has also spent six years as president of the Waikato Association of Hairdressing, and is currently an active member of their committee. She is also on the Varda advisory board and is a member of the ghd style team.

Shannon and her team attended the Sydney Hair Expo (working backstage), and Shannon has also worked backstage at Fashion Week. The team is regularly completing training at the salon, where they get to learn from industry specialists to ensure they keep up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques. Shannon competes in as many competitions as she can, both locally and nationally and has won several awards and trophies which is a testament to the hard work she puts in. She specialises in Great Lengths 100% Human Hair Extensions and loves a good colour correction challenge. Shannon excels at editorial design which enables her to really get creative and has been the stylist for local designer Mitchel Vincent's collection. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 Finalist Salon Design of the Year
2017 Winner NZARH Editorial Stylist Waikato region
2017 Winner Hair By Night presentation
2017 Finalist Industry Colourist of the Year

2016 Winner NZARH Editorial Stylist Waikato region
2016 Winner Hair By Night presentation
2016 Completed Hair Mastered with Sam Mcknight

2015 Attended the TIGI World Tour in Las Vegas

2014 Finalist HITO Trainer of the Year

2012 Completed Wella Colour Master
2012 Winner Directional Colour
2012 Winner Waikato Colourist of the Year
2012 Competed at Supremes


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Carew has been working in the hairdressing industry for seven years, with the last year being at Zibido.

He has worked backstage at Fashion Week as well as Sydney Hair Expo for both the HITO and TIGI teams. He has also starred in a HITO show. Carew has competed in regional events which led to him entering Industry, Wella Trend Vision, Goldwell Colour, and Editorial Stylist sections at the Supremes where he was completing against some of the best hairdressers in the country.

Carew loves everything hairdressing has to offer, whether it is creativity or classic, and loves a good round brush blow wave. Carew excels at all aspects of hairdressing but specialises in the Keratin Complex Smoothing System and chemical relaxants. He loves a good natural colour with an organic feel.


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Alysha Ellis

Alysha is starting her fourth year at Zibido since she chose hairdressing as a career. She started out as a work experience employee with us and the team loved her so much they kept her on.

Alysha has competed in regional competitions the last two years and has placed runner-up and fourth for her work. She also entered in the Goldwell Colour Zoom, Wella Trend Vision, and Editorial Stylist.

Alysha loves hairdressing because every day brings something different. She specialises in blonde hair and loves a good head of foils. Alysha loves to up skill and takes any opportunity to learn the various methods involved in creating that perfect hair style for a client.


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Buffy Waetford

Buffy is our newest member of the Zibido team. She has been passionately hairdressing for five years, and loves being creative with colours, cutting and styling.

Since Buffy has been at Zibido, she has entered in NZARH Patrick Cameron Instagram challenge, completed advanced cutting, and colouring courses.

Buffy specialises in long hair work and natural soft organic colours. She is also a Keratin Smoothing Expert.


We are based at Glenview Shopping Centre in Hamilton, Waikato, so call us 07 843 6621 to have a chat and a free consultation on what you might like to do with your hair. We are here waiting to create the right look for you!