Relocation & Rebranding
We have relocated to 80 Boulcott Street. We have also rebranded as BlowUp Hairdressing. The new location is just out back of the Grand Complex right on Boulcott Street next to the Spark building. We look forward to seeing you there...
An article explaining our Price Structure:
We are a small shop in Central Wellington with Ella Stewart and Matthew Kane. Our shop is minimalist and no drama, so we can focus on what we love most and that is doing hair. Wellington is a fantastic city filled with artists, musicians, students and really cool people starting out new things in life. We keep our overhead low to allow for a better pricing structure, this way we are able to reach a much broader range of people, and we want to see people come back more often.
will admit we don't have the best coffee but we do a pretty good plunger
coffee. Wellington has amazing baristas that focus on that as a craft,
if we worked hard on serving a great coffee that would comprimise what
we love most, and that is doing hair. So come and enjoy an amazing
haircut and a pretty good plunger coffee.
is important to me that we use a product line that has great results, is
ammonia free and is also good for the environment. Wellington is
surrounded by ocean and what goes down our sinks eventually ends up in
the sea, so the idea that something is good for your hair, is good for
our employees, and is good for the environment we live in.
never been so stoked with a haircut! Matthew is not only super talented
and worked magic with little direction from me (I just wanted to donate
hair and have something different)
visited Matthew as a hair model and, although I was up for anything and
fancied something really different, I was hesitant to go full pixie cut.
We flipped a coin between bob and pixie and pixie won. I'm so glad I
threw caution to the wind and went for it. Matthew is a genius and
supported me fully going from having waist length mermaid hair to
magical pixie hair. Such a lovely man and a great experience. I would
highly recommend him. I love my new do and would never have the bravery
to do it without Matthew's reassurance! Everybody loves it.
moved around New Zealand a lot, one of the most frustrating parts is
finding a new hairdresser. Matthew is the third hairdresser I have
tried in Wellington and I am stoked to have found the best hairdresser
ever! Everyone keeps commenting on my hair, the cut is amazing and
matches my hair type and face shape beautifully, I feel bloody fantastic
and I look hot! The colour was totally up to Matthew to choose and
he rocked it. His stories are fun, he's relaxed so you can just
say it like it is and he gets it. Thanks Matthew, your a star*
hair guaranteed. Have never had a bad hair cut, and with curly hair
that's a challenge!
Matthew is a great hairdresser and artist through and through ! I had a hell of
a fun day, and in one day the opportunity to try out many different hairstyles. It was a
girl's dream !
but major talent right here and a great sense of humour when visiting,
best by far hairdresssser yezzzzur!! Love u matt
"A few weeks ago a complete stranger came up to me and said "you have f***ng awesome hair"... That was two days after you'd cut it. In all honesty I've never had so many people comment positively on how
I look let alone my hair. Historically i've been the invisible one and subsequently valued myself as insignificant. It may sound absurd but cutting the majority of my hair off has helped me to revisit how
I see and value myself. You and CoCo were right... Anyway i just wanted to say thank you!"
"The cuts that Matthew has done for me
have been the best I've ever had an that's no exaggeration. I have
uncontrollable curly hair and gone from being totally depressed about
not being able to do anythying cool with my hair to having amazing
platinum, edgy cuts that people compliment me on! I completely trust
that Matthew will give me a fantastic cut that currently I have an
undercut/faux hawk - look at me go! Thanks Matthew!!
I never imagined I would get a style like
this. I love long hair but always wanted a dramatic change. I walked
into the salon hoping that I would be inspired, and Matthew completely
inspired me. He gave me guidance with my hair and 12 inches later, we
discovered the stunning, vibrant and exciting new style for me. Edgy,
quirky, sophisticated and stunning; it's how I always was, but now my
hair says it too.
“After years of long hair, I
spent months trying to find someone who could cut my hair short and
still have it look stylish and professional without looking “short”.
Matthew has consistently given me great haircuts. Not only that,
he can be fast if you need him to be without sacrificing quality.
"What I really like about Matthew is that he is
open to new ideas and being creative, but he never pressures me into
trying out a style that I'm not comfortable with. Instead, he listens to
my ideas and suggestions and takes them on board to create a style which
works for me."
Apr 2014 -
Schwarzkopf Collection Cut & Colour - Wellington, New Zealand
Schwarzkopf Colour Compitition Winner -Toronto 2001
1.3 in the Grand Arcade
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