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Luxury at Ukiyo Salon & Co

Written by Penny Simpson

Twelve months on from opening at The Precinct Ukiyo Salon & Co owners and Jaimee Whiston and Mikaela Edwards are reaping the rewards of establishing their business in Wānaka.

 “It’s been incredible,” says Jaimee. “We were only open three weeks before last year’s covid 19 lockdown, which was scary. But after lockdown we were solidly booked for three months plus and the feedback has been fabulous from our loyal and supportive local clientele.”

Ukiyo Salon & Co is on the top floor of state-of the-art The Precinct building in stunning premises.

“We are a full-service salon and we wanted to create a luxury experience from the moment people walk in the door. Our salon has such a beautiful vibe and clients are blown away when they see the space and view. It is truly breathtaking and is flooded with natural light giving a lovely sense of calm.”

The spacious salon has eight national and international award-winning stylists with four additional spa rooms allocated to a select group of beauty therapists, a cosmetic tattooist and an injectables doctor.

“We are lucky to have a hugely talented team offering the latest in hair and beauty treatments. We all like to work closely with our clients to achieve their personal goals to suit their lifestyles. Bailage colour work is still very current although of late we are starting to fire up copper colours which is stunning for the new season,” says Jaimee. “GHD has just launched the new cordless hot iron which is super exciting and we are massive fans of the GHD hot brush – it truly is a game changer.”

Jaimee says advance bookings are essential in the lead up to Christmas for both hair and beauty appointments.

“ We tend to only do weddings on request and Christmas bookings are already super busy so people should book ahead to avoid missing out. We are all looking forward to summer and have entered the local Wānaka Business Awards which is exciting – it could give us something extra special to celebrate.”

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Penny Simpson