Kia Orana, Kia Ora, Welcome
VIP HAIR Studio was established in 2007 and is nestled in Takuvaine, conveniently located on the backroad of Avarua township of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.
My name is Eliza I am very proud of my heritage which is part Cook Islands & New Zealand Maori ancestory. I hail from Aotearoa, and am now embracing my roots and culture in Rarotonga.
Growing up I was always experimenting(cutting/coloring) my hair and continued my interest working on friends/family. It was always a natural hobbie. One day I decided to enroll in a Hairdressing school in Auckland, NZ.
After completing a hairdressing course . I worked my way up by gaining industry skills and vast experience, working alongside top hairdressers in inner city salons, mens barbers, fashion shows and photo shoots. It was always my personal goal to own my hair salon, and the time had come.
I chose Rarotonga as it was always a special place to me growing up we would visit on school holidays from NZ.
My decision was made, only way to know more about my Cook Island roots was to live & breathe it permanantly.
I moved to Rarotonga, with a desire to create a full hairdressing service using professional salon quality products. In 2007 I opened VIP HAIR Studio, with the aim to create a friendly and comfortable boutique salon for everyone.
I am thankful that a natural hobbie of mine became a passion which I have made a career of.
This has been a truly amazing experience, and continues to be rewarding . I get to create, transform and help make someones day a little cheerful. It's the best feeling as a stylist and the ultimate satisfaction. Everyday has a new beginning with the added bonus of meeting people from all walks of life and sharing memorable conversations.
I am truly thankful to my customers who are more like an extension of my own family, my success of business has without a doubt been because of their continued support.
VIP is exactly that, from the moment you step through the door, we offer a one on one customer focused service and work to help you achieve your desired look and style. Very Important People!
Dreams are sometimes your best creative ideas never give up on them!
Other influences which set the trend is celebrities and fashion.
I believe you can never stop learning, and I'm continously learning the latest techniques, and gaining product knowledge. This enables me to deliver the best service, and quality products, which I can share with my customers. I have now expended into beauty services due to high demand. My training includes:
- Winters School of Hairdressing NZ
- Speciality product training: GOLDWELL, KMS, MATRIX, WELLA, FAMA, JOICO, LOREAL
- Tony and Guy NZ
- Superior Hair Extensions
-Certified Lash Technician & more.
Meitaki maata, thank you