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Rodney Wayne Wins: Why They’re The Best In The Business


Rodney Wayne Albany
Rodney Wayne Albany
The well-loved New Zealand salon brand proves their worth in the New Zealand hairdressing industry.

If everybody loves a winner then everybody must love Rodney Wayne. But that’s no secret, here in New Zealand.

Known for being at the forefront of hairdressing fashion trends, and for fostering a culture of innovation and self-empowerment, Rodney Wayne has always been an industry leader. But since the 2018 Fashion Hair Awards it seems they’ve become more than just leaders; they’ve become champions. Andrew Cobeldick, a stylist at Rodney Wayne on Manners, won Hairstylist of the Year and five other Rodney Wayne stylists also placed in the finals.

Cobeldick describes his experience of winning, “It was totally unreal. I mean we set goals at work of what we want to achieve, and I’ve worked towards this for so long. But when they announced I had won, I couldn’t believe it. I was totally blown away.” Although he’s extremely proud of what he’s accomplished it isn’t just about awards or recognition for Cobeldick, it’s about every day in the salon. “Working with clients is never about me. It’s about giving them a couple of great tips; whether it’s a couple of hero products or a few looks off the runway that they can achieve at home. It’s empowering being able to help people achieve the very best versions of themselves.”

The finalists from Rodney Wayne were Milly Briant and Quaanita Barthis for Hairstylist of the Year, and Hina Bhatti, Kevin Price, Lizzie White for Editorial Stylist of the Year.

Judged by a panel of some of the world’s best hairdressers, the standard was incredibly high for all who competed in the Fashion Hair Awards. Reality TV star and hair salon educator, Tabitha Coffey, said she was blown away by the calibre of portfolio work the judges had to select from.

Cut, colour and commercial appeal were the categories stylists were judged on; the same categories that Rodney Wayne stylists are trained to deliver excellence in every day. It is no surprise then that Rodney Wayne was the most awarded salon brand at the prestigious event, their finalists hailing from a variety of salons all over the country, showing the consistently high level of service throughout Rodney Wayne salons across New Zealand.

Book your appointment with any one of their finalists today by clicking here.


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