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Salon Crush: Byron Taylor

Salon Crush will now be readable once monthly. Make sure to check back once a month for an update on the latest and greatest salons around New Zealand. We are spoilt for choice!

For February, we are Salon Crushing on Byron Taylor of BYRON TAYLOR in Blenheim.

When and why did you launch your salon?
My partner and I came over from the UK to NZ for a holiday nearly seven years ago. We loved it so much we decided to stay and make Blenheim our new home. I opened my studio salon shortly afterwards and recently got married here.

Describe your salon in 10 words or less.
Welcoming, friendly, professional and entertaining.

Name three key muses/inspirations.
My father (hairdresser of 60yrs), John Paul DeJoria and Leslie Spears (365 business mentor) for the last 28yrs.

What’s your favourite Boutique Brands product and why?
Paul Mitchell. I have used and recommended this brand for the last 28 years. It has everything that you could possibly want as a hairdresser, even a pet range!

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned as a hairdresser/salon owner?
Reward good behaviour and achievements. Together Everyone Achieves More – TEAM. Happy Team = Happy Salon

Describe your approach to hair in 10 words or less.
Creating individual styles that can be recreated at home

What’s your greatest dream as a salon owner/stylist?
I’ve achieved my dreams. I live in a beautiful house with a wonderful wife and a fantastic business. Work doesn’t feel like work, as my clients are like my extended family and friends.