Katie Howes - Director Stylist
Cockle Bay Salon Thu 9-9 Beachlands salon Wed & Fri 9-6 Sat 9-4
Katie purchased Creations in 2013 and several years later Barbara joined her as a business partner. This winning combination has led to a supportive, professional team. Earlier this year the Creations brand expanded with the opening of their 2nd salon in Beachlands, a very proud milestone for Katie and Barbara.
Katie’s passion for the industry started back in 1991 when she left school and began her apprenticeship. Her knowledge and skills have continued to develop over the years and she strongly believes that ongoing education is the key to motivation and inspiration. This in turn benefit’s not only herself, but her clientele and staff.
Along the way Katie has been supported in growing the business by her husband and two daughters.
Katie enjoys the summer months the most, longer evenings means time with her family and friends, while enjoying a game of Touch finished off with glass of wine and an evening barbeque. Winter months are not her favourite, but she manages to pass the time by playing netball (when work allows) and supporting her girls at their games. Now 30 years on in the industry, she still loves to see that confidence in her clients as they walk out of the salon looking and feeling their absolute best!
Barbara Nicol – Director Stylist
Cockle Bay salon Mon 9-2 Tues & Wed 9-9 Fri 9-5.30 Beachlands Salon Every 2nd Sat 9-4
Barbara joined Katie at Creations in 2015 and thoroughly enjoys working alongside Katie, as she feels they make a terrific team together. Barbara started her hairdressing career in 1996 at Cut Above Academy and then went on to work in salons around Auckland city eventually managing a salon in Mt Eden. She is enthusiastic about all aspects of hairdressing especially highlighting and fashion colours and takes immense pride in making her clients feel special.
Barbara lives with her husband and two sons. This pet-mad family have a pug called Spud, and a French bulldog named Frank.
Family time is important to Barbara and they enjoy summers in Matarangi and hit the ski slopes in Ohakune during the winter months.
Sarah - Junior Stylist
Cockle Bay Mon 9-2 Tues 9-9 Beachlands salon Wed & Fri 9-5 Sat 9-4
“Hi, I’m Sarah and I’ve been working in the hair industry for 5 years.
Colour is my passion, whether I’m creating a seamless balayage or a creamy blonde, it’s what I love to do best! I also enjoy cutting and creative colour work.
I love meeting new people and am really enjoying working with the Creations Hair Design team.”
Sarah welcomes all new clients to come and meet her and to take the opportunity to get $20 off your first service Creations Hair Salon when booking an appointment with her.
Beachlands Salon Tue 9-8 Wed 9-5 Thu 9-8 Fri 9-5 Sat 9-4
“My name is Vhayle (like the wedding veil) all though everyone calls me Vee.
I started out in the Hair Industry in Wellington when I was 19, and that is when I fell in love with everything about our industry and have not looked back.
Currently I am a mum to two boys, ages 5 and 3 and I’m am looking forward to living in Maraetai and extending what I like to call my ‘Salon Family’, while doing what I am most passionate about.
I am sure we will meet in the salon soon and I can’t wait to make gorgeous friendships and amazing transformations with you all.”
Vee is based at the Beachlands salon and is working Tuesday 9-8 Wednesday 9-5 Thursday 9-8 Friday 9.5 Saturday 9-4