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

Our fundamental philosophy and our core values are something we pride ourselves on, Balance, Growth, Inspiration and Culture. 

We thrive on pushing our boundaries and ourselves year after year, therefore; we are a multiple 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 hair stylists. With over 20 years of experience in the Hair Industry, and 10 years as a salon owner, Mikaela has built a solid 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.Along with these amazing accolades Mikaela has had many of her photographic images published numerous magazines including British Vogue. 

Mikaela’s talent, professionalism and all around bubbly personality and demeanor not only make her an incredible hairstylist but an integral player in our Ukiyo team.

Jaimee Smith

Continually challenged by the quote “What would you attempt to do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” I have learnt there’s no set formula for success. It takes passion, risk-taking and perseverance. I am a product of surrounding myself with incredibly talented mentors who’ve been instrumental in getting me where I am today. The 25-year journey has shaped my identity and cultivated incredible passion and commitment to this remarkable industry.

I created and established the Well Known Award Winning Zaibatsu Hair Art in Dunedin, and continued to keep it at the fore front of the industry for over 20 years this enabled me to continually grow the industry, and produce incredible National, and International Award Winning stylists, multiple business awards for Employer of Choice, and Marketing Awards. I look forward to the new chapter in my life, creating Ukiyo, yet again another beautiful space for clients to enjoy, and to receive the best possible industry knowledge and experience.

Coran Sutherland

The wonderful Coran the glue to our salon.

Corans Industry experience as a colourist has spanned over five years, her passion sits extensively with producing stunning articulate colour work, and ensuring that every client leaves the salon feeling amazing.

Recently Coran competed in Wella Trend Vision in the Colour Section, her work is incredible, and we are incredibly excited to showcase Coran’s Work on our social media platforms.

Nicole Sanders

Nicole Sanders Ukiyo Salon Wanaka

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 as a senior stylist in our beautiful salon.

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, work on media platforms in the hairstyling sector.

We are incredibly excited to have Nicole, her kind caring nature is a true testimony to her successes, and her industry knowledge is a tremendous asset to our team and our salon.

Amanda Smees

A real Wanaka personality, her time has been spent providing fun and banter to all the coffee community here in Wanaka.

Joining our team at the very beginning of our Ukiyo Journey, Amanda plays a crucial role in managing the mother ship from the front desk, looking after our clients as they come and go. With the recent installation of an industrial machine, can now provide our clients with beautiful coffee.

Amanda’s warmth and loving personality is absolutely a tremendous asset to have on board.

Amy O’Donnell

Amy O'Donnell - Ukiyo

After moving from Ireland 7 years ago to embark on a new and wonderful life in Wanaka, Amy continued her passion for working in the hairdressing industry.

Joining our team in July, with 13 years experience, its 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.


Cutting / Styling / Colour / Foiling / Balayage / Baby Lights / Colour Contouring / Pastel & Creative Colour / Wellaplex & Olaplex Treatments / Colour Glaze / Hair Treatments / Colour Correction / Smoothing Treatments / Weddings


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