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Sonya Mbonyinshuti

Creative Director

Sonya has been hairdressing for 20 years now and still possesses a fresh passion and love for hair and business. She has previously owned two successful salons over nearly 10 years and now with her husband and two gorgeous children she has built a third fresh new hair studio attached to their beautiful new home in Aidanfield, Halswell.

Sonya has been a mentor to many up and coming hair stylist and loved tutoring at one of Christchurch's top hairdressing school. She still continues to assess apprentices in the industry and get them ready to sit their final qualifications.

Any opportunity she gets to learn from other stylists she does, and she will always put her hand up to creative ventures such as photo shoots, catwalk show, and from time to time the odd celebrities hair. All of these things keep Sonya inspired and ahead of the game in many areas of her art.

"I genuinely care about every client that sits in my chair. I love building an atmosphere for my clients where they feel pampered and listened to, I want every client to go away not only looking great but feeling different from the way they walked in".

The "She Rescue Home" in Cambodia is an organisation close to Sonya's heart.  It is a safe home for survivors of sexual exploitation between the age of 5 and 16 where they can find healing, wholeness, support, and love. In 2016 Sonya was lucky enough to visit the girls at the home to not only see the amazing work that goes on, but to pamper and care for the girls and some of their families in their villages. This is an experience she says she will never forget and hopes to go back again one day. By supporting Sonya's business you also support this organisation! A portion of Sonya's business profit is donated to the "She Rescue Home" monthly. You may also see from time to time different products made by the girls being sold at Sonya's studio with 100% of each sale going straight to the home.

 

Sonya is often booked up well in advance so book today to save disappointment.