From optometry to hairdressing: We talk with salon owners James Carlisle and Lynden Mason on the evolution of Vivo Hair Salon and how they are revolutionising the hairdressing industry.
When I meet with Lynden Mason and James Carlisle at the Vivo Support Office, it’s immediately clear that the two founders of Vivo Hair & Beauty work as a team. They both listen intently to the questions asked, freely sharing stories from their 12 year partnership and foray into the hair industry.
We’ve all been there, the daily straightener usage, countless products that promise to hold - only to wake up in that slight kink and having to go through the motions once more. We know it’s damaging but we can’t stop - it’s an addiction! Well, now it’s time to overcome the daily straightening with a permanent option!
Living in New Zealand, high levels of sun exposure, and consequently, skin damage are almost inevitable. While we can slip, slop and slap, years of living and playing under our Southern Hemisphere rays means that as we age, skin pigmentation disorders are very common.
Moving to New Zealand 13 years ago, Kirsty works at Vivo Mt Maunganui. “Hairdressing is my passion,” she says, "You know when someone says ‘if you weren’t doing this, what else would you do?’ Well, I really don’t know. This is all I want to do.”
Posting a favourite throwback from 2009 alongside a recent 2019 photo, the ten year challenge has been splashed all over newsfeeds featuring hollywood’s brightest A-listers. With some hilarious, and some absolute #glowups, we thought there was no better excuse then to compile all our favourite hair transformations from 2009 to 2019!
With summer now in full force we thought what better time is there to give you our top favourite colour trends for Summer 2019. These have been spotted in our Vivo Salons nationwide and their popularity continues to rise!
Say the words ‘chemical peel’ to any modern woman, and she might shudder, recalling the image of Samantha from Sex in the City arriving at a glam NY party looking like Freddie Kreuger’s long-lost sister.
Carole Oliver, a member of Sweet Louise, has bright greeny-blue eyes and sharp cheekbones, one of those oval-faced beauties who can pull off a shaved head. In fact, once Carole learned that she would probably lose all her hair during cancer treatment, she took matters into her own hands and did just that.