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.
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.
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
Hi, I’m Pip.
I love being a senior stylist at Zibido. I have been hairdressing for more than 15 years, so not quite a dinosaur yet, and I am still excited to create hair and love being able to work with brands that Zibido supports like Tigi Copyright Colour, ghd and Sustainable Salons NZ!
At the moment I am so lucky to be involved with professional industry organisations such as the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers Inc. and HITO the Industry Training Organsation for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty, as well as be part of some community film projects.
Last year I was so excited to win the title of NZ Colourist of the Year for my photographic collection entered in the New Zealand editorial competition: Industry.
The best part of being at Zibido is the awesome team and all our beautiful clients…oh and the boss is pretty cool too!
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.
It all began with styling and cutting dolly’s hair at such a young age which has given me that niche in life and the drive to becomea hairstylist.
I started to pursue the wonderful hair industry at the age of 19 where I have flourished five years later in the hairdressing industry, making people feel confident and beautiful about themselves which gives me great joy and builds me a great number of clientele.
I have been working with the most quirkiest and upbeat team at Zibido for about a year and became fully qualified with great determination and encouragement from the one and only Shannon Dowd, and by her helping us to set goals by participating with many seminars that she provides us to boost our knowledge with creative colours, cutting and styling techniques.
2018 was the year of discovering ad having a feel of participating in photoshoots and competition work and competed in the Waikato region competition which I was awarded runnerup for the Hair by Night presentation which was a thrilling first time experience and now I am eager to win many more in 2019.
So I am excited to continue my journey as a haristylist with each day filled with creativity, communication and appreciation, and also to develop my abilities and improve my skills to make people from all walks of life happier.
12 years ago I walked into Zibido with my mum, as a six year old to chop my mermaid length hair into a bob. Seven years later, I was submerged into the weird and wonderful world of hairdressing. First modelling for Pip, then stolen by Shannon, my hair became everchanging.
This opened my eyes to a new world where I learned there is so much more to hairdressing. This is really what inspired me to become a hairdresser and begin my apprenticeship here at Zibido.
I am constantly learning, being challenged and enjoying an environment which pushes the creative boundaries, and creates beautiful hair while giving back to the community.
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!