what our clients are saying

We appreciate our clients and make them feel as relaxed as possible resulting in a wonderful experience. Our professional and friendly team are trained to exceptionally high international standards, and incorporate a range of creative styles that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each and every client.

Below you will find some reviews from those who have joined us. Let us know about your experience at Headspace! Feel free to send us your comments using our contact form.

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Thankyou Niq and all the team. It has been a pleasure to come into 'Headspace' and know that I am in good hands. You are a professional dedicated team and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is looking for a great hair salon!
And big thanks to Hannah for transforming the grey into colour every 5 weeks or so. It has been lovely to get to know you.

Angela pattinson - Christchurch


"I always love coming into Headspace - Hannah is fabulous. She does a great job at styling, is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the best products for my hair. Thanks Hannah!"
Erin Helliwell - Christchurch

Lisa has been cutting and colouring my hair for six years and I always walk out of the salon with my hair looking amazing, and feeling great. Lisa is brilliant - professional, friendly and talented, and gives me really good advice when I fancy a change. I am quite pernickety about certain things with my hair, and Lisa is extremely patient and understanding of my requests!
Headspace provides a total experience; in great surroundings, with a great team, and lots of extras. I love the massage chair, bliss at the end of my working day.
Book your next appointment with Lisa.

Kaye - Christchurch

I was so nervous when I left my hairdresser of 16 years and arrived to have my hair done by Kristie at Headspace! I’m delighted to say from the very start it was a great experience and Kristie has managed my cut and colour expertly. She’s so lovely to visit and always interested in how I’m feeling about my hair, etc. I now buy the $99 voucher each month which lets me get a blow wave every week, sometime twice a week. Love it, I’m so pleased to be with Kristie, she is such an amazing hairdresser - maybe I’ll be with her for 16 years - hope so.
Book your next appointment with Kristie.

Joy Simpson - Christchurch

Lisa has been doing wonders with my hair for over 20 years. I had always been told my hair was difficult but once Lisa took it over it has behaved perfectly. In fact I receive many compliments on both the cut and colour, so have never wanted anyone else. Lisa has great ideas about when to suggest changing my colour or style but never pushes me outside my comfort zone. I always take her advice and have complete confidence that the end result will look great. We have got to know each other well over the years and I always look forward to my hair appointments and a good catch up on a wide range of subjects. One thing I particularly appreciate about Lisa is that she takes the time to ask me, before she starts, how the cut and colour from the previous appointment has been, really listens to what I say and then discusses what we will do this time. She also did a fantastic job for my daughter’s wedding a few years ago. I always recommend Lisa to anyone who asks me about a good hairdresser as I know they could not do better than her!
Book your next appointment with Lisa.

Susan Bidwell - Christchurch

Another awesome hot, straight razor shave from Niq today. It is always hard to go back to a home razor after this, as you just can't compare the quality of shaving. Hot shaving is 2nd to none.

Tim - Christchurch

Lisa, You cut my hair for the first time on Tuesday and I just want to tell you that I'm absolutely thrilled with it. You've managed to give me exactly the look I was after, even though you didn't have much to work with! And it's really easy to style too. So glad I came to see you - you're a good listener, very professional and you're clearly a very talented stylist. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you in six weeks time.


Katie - Christchurch

I have been a happy client of Niq and Lisa of Headspace for a number of years. They provide a professional service with plenty of personality and style. I was pleased to see them open their new salon, which is a relaxing, friendly and modern setting. I have recommended Headspace to other guys. It is great know you will leave with a great cut without even necessarily needing to explain what you want! On the morning of my recent wedding, I took my groomsmen into Headspace for a hot shave. It was a relaxing way to start the day and we all came away feeling and looking great!

Geoff F - Christchurch

After having gone to plenty of hairdressers over the years. I never walked out happy, more in tears. I got recommended to see Niq James and his team, I have never looked back since. I feel like a million dollars every time I walk out of Headspace. They are friendly, professional with great personalities. Niq recently did my hair for my wedding and it looked perfect! I now live in Auckland but I fly down to Christchurch to see my beautiful hairdresser and I refuse to find a new one! 

Michaela Connor - Auckland

Coming from the UK I had to start again looking for the perfect hairdresser, I have been on the look out for a while now and I found him - Niq James. I have been going to Headspace for while now and I have never left the salon disappointed unlike other salons I have been too. Niq listens to what I what and even adds his own suggestions, he always makes me feel at ease and that I can trust him. He has great team working with him which creates a great atmosphere in the salon. I would highly recommend Niq and Headspace, you won't be disappointed.

Sharon Geraghty - Christchurch

Absolutely love Headspace! Niq and his always friendly and knowledgeable staff make each salon visit relaxing and enjoyable. They always do a fantastic cut, colour, and style for an excellent price, and offer great advice as to which products to use. I wouldn't go anywhere else and would recommend to all!
I will hopefully be back in soon.

Karlyn Spain - Christchurch

One of the most important features of a woman's looks is her hair, what condition it's in, the cut and colour. You can spend a lot of money on clothes and accessories but if your hair isn't taken care of you've just cheapened your outfit and may as well gone to the warehouse. I would rather spend more money on my hair than anything else it is the most important part of my appearance after all its a woman's crowning glory. In saying all that if you don't have the right hairdresser that knows exactly what is suitable for your looks, personality and lifestyle then you may as well do it at home yourself.

I have been going to Headspace (formally Niq's Hairdressing) for over 10 years. I have had many hairdressers in my life and have to say that no one has gotten to know what suits me best or treat my hair with respect as Niq James and his wonderful team. When I first met Niq I told him that I wanted a hairdresser that made me feel special and that when my hair was done that I left the Salon feeling glamorous and like a princess, and Niq does that every time. He has exceeded my expectations each time I've walked out of the salon. When Niq is away I know that the other staff can take care of me just as well, as over the years they have gotten to know me and know exactly my needs. It's wonderful to go to a salon where you know that your hair needs come before anything else. It a big ask to intrust anyone with your hair but at Headspace you have it from day one. 

Susan Lilley - Christchurch

The team at Headspace are fabulous and make you feel very welcome in the salon. This coupled with a salon that has a great modern look and feel means you want to go back again and again. They take a real interest in you and your lifestyle, and this helps them to create a hair style that really compliments you.
I have been a client of Headspace (formerly Niq James) for many years, and I would not hesitate recommending them to anyone in New Zealand or Australia. I have lived on the Gold Coast for nearly two years, and I have traveled back to Christchurch twice, and one of my top priorities is to have my hair cut and coloured by the extremely talented Niq James.

Joh Emonds - Australia

Went from a fully bearded man to a baby face thanks to a wonderful hot shave performed by Niq. This was the first time I had ever had one of these and Niq made me feel extremely comfortable as he did a very professional shave!
Thank you! 

Duncan - Christchurch

Phone 03 366 1896

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