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.

Coran Sutherland

The wonderful Coran is the glue to our salon.

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

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 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.

Cassie Crawford

With over 10 years experience, Cassie trained through SIT. She started in Gore, made her way to Queenstown for 4 years before moving to Wanaka and starting her journey with Ukiyo Hair Salon. 

Cassie has experience in all areas of colour and cutting, she mostly enjoys natural colour work, lived in looks/ balayage and enhancing what people already have.

Brooke Howells

Brooke has spent over 6 years in this industry finding her niche and passions and sculpting them into a marketable service. “I think it’s really important being in an environment that promotes personal and team growth as well as innovation and creativity. I thoroughly enjoy teaching others new skills as much as I enjoy learning them”. 

Brooke specialise in blonding, colour correction, balayage, technical cuts, and vivid hair colouring. She prioritise keeping up with the modern trends to be able to meet the demands of my clientele. Coming into this industry at only 16 years old has taught her a lot about herself, her career, and her skills. “It drove me to prove myself and find my place in helping others and helping them find themselves and feel good all around about who they are”.

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