At Ukiyo our mission is to inspire and create the highest standard of work and provide the best possible experience for our clients.

Our core values: Balance, Growth, Inspiration and Culture drive us to keep pushing creative boundaries year on year.  Our goal is to continue as a national and international award-winning salon. 

Mikaela and Jaimee were both New Zealand Hairdresser of the year finalists, 2019.

The Team

Mikaela Campbell

Mikaela Campbell is one of New Zealand’s most sought after hairstylists. With over 20 years of experience in the hair industry and ten years as a salon owner, Mikaela has built a remarkable reputation and client list based on pure talent, hard work, and impeccable results.

Mikaela has been awarded many national and international awards which have taken her all over the world.  Her beautiful and creative photographic work is often published in exclusive magazines including British Vogue. 

Mikaela’s talent, professionalism and all around bubbly personality underpin her success as an incredible hairstylist and businesswoman and ensures she is an integral player in the ukiyo team.

Jaimee Smith

Continually challenged by the quote “What would you attempt to do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” Jaimee has learned there’s no set formula for success. It takes passion, risk-taking and perseverance.

She is a product of surrounding herself with incredibly talented mentors instrumental in shaping her journey and getting her where she is today. The 25-year journey has
shaped her identity and cultivated an incredible passion and commitment to the hair industry.

Before Ukiyo, Jaime founded and grew the multi-award-winning salon Zaibatsu Hair Art in Dunedin.  She continued to keep it at the forefront of the industry for well over 20 years producing numerous national and award-winning international stylists. The salon won several business awards including Employer of Choice and other marketing

Ukiyo is a new, unwritten chapter in her life.  It’s a beautiful space for clients to enjoy whilst also experiencing the best industry knowledge Wanaka has to offer.

Harriet Shirtcliff

Harriet is our salon manager and the glue that keeps our team together. 

She is always going out of her way to exceed client expectations and motivates our team during the day.

Customer service is incredibly important to Harriet, she stands by the motto ‘All Feedback Is Good Feedback’. 

Harriet welcomes clients reaching out to her for discussions and is constantly looking for areas of improvement. 

Coran Sutherland

Coran’s industry experience as a colourist has spanned over five years; her passion is firmly geared towards producing stunning colour work while ensuring that every one of her clients leaves the salon feeling amazing.

Recently, Coran competed in the Wella Trend Vision (Colour).   Her work is beautiful and we’re incredibly excited to showcase Coran’s work on our social media platforms.

Nicole Sanders

After many years working as a senior stylist at the award-winning salon, Zaibatsu Hair Art in Dunedin, Nicole decided it was time to head back to her home town of Wanaka to take on the role of Senior Stylist at Ukiyo.

Nicole comes with a wealth of knowledge and specialises in colouring and cutting.

Her years as a senior stylist has seen her win multiple industry awards, and have her work showcased on multi-media platforms.

We are incredibly excited to have Nicole. Her kind and caring nature coupled with her talent and professionalism underpin her successes.   Her industry experience is a tremendous asset to our team, salon and clients.

Amy O’Donnell

After moving from Ireland 9 years ago to embark on a new and wonderful life in Wanaka, Amy continued her passion for working in the hairdressing industry.

Joined our team in 2020, with 13 years experience prior, it is no surprises Amy has built up within a short timeframe an excellent client base. Amy has continued to inspire our team with her incredible colouring skills, and her beautiful hair up work.

Amy recently worked on her first editorial photoshoot, with phenomenal results, which we cant wait to share once the competition has been judged.

Jaimie Barr

Jaimie has recently moved to the picturesque town of Wanaka from Christchurch. She is nearing the completion of her apprenticeship and is honing her skills in coloring.

Balayage is one of her favorite techniques, and she takes pleasure in collaborating with clients to help them attain their desired hair looks.

As an Emerging Stylist, Jaimie is growing in confidence with haircuts and is in the process of learning short haircuts.


Kelsey Walsh

Kelsey hails from Ireland in the United Kingdom.

As an Emerging Stylist, Kelsey is working hard to complete her apprenticeship. 

She is starting to expand her skillset with balayage techniques and cutting hair working towards shorter more complex haircuts. 

Hairdressing allows Kelsey to work creatively and she thrives when given creative control. 

Kayla Kahukura

Kayla is one of our superstar juniors in the process of completing her apprenticeship. 

With 4 years of industry experience under her belt she is ready to make waves. 

Kayla has nailed blow waves and is stepping into colouring with foils. 

Jasmine Edwards

Introducing Jazz, our new apprentice that we are so very excited to have. Jazz was born and raised in Wanaka, a wee spring chicken at just 18. She is super eager to start her career in hairdressing and has already learnt so much.

Jazz recently entered the AUNZ Trend Vision Newcomer awards and placed first. She is a force to be reckoned with.

Her laughter is contagious and her warm presence hasn’t gone unnoticed. Jazz has already nailed how to give the perfect head massage (honestly, she’ll put you to sleep) and a beautiful blow wave.



The Salon