Jean Jacques

I started my hairdressing career when I was only just 16 in Lebanon, this is where I learnt how to master the perfect bob and short hairstyles. In December 1997 I arrived in New Zealand to start a new adventure and to fine-tune my craft. I wanted to progress in my career and to offer a unique and bespoke experience to Wellington, this is where Jean Jacques Hair Design was born in 2000. After a busy week, I like to enjoy a nice Pinot Noir from Central Otago, a full body massage and fishing around Shelly Bay.


Melissa has been part of the Jean Jacques team for 8 years. Only after a few years working here, she developed a strong passion for the business side of the salon and become our Salon Manager. One of her biggest achievements since joining our team is winning the Kerastase master ambassador award in 2019. She also loves going mountain biking, taking her Border collie Louie on big walks and exploring New Zealand with her husband.

Ching Mei

Ching has 16 years of experience in the hair industry and specializes in creating modern, soft effortless hairstyles. She also lives for giving all her guests healthy, glam hair of their dreams.


Rhywen has worked with Jean Jacques for nearly 4 years. She studied hairdressing at Servilles Academy in Auckland, and has a passion for crafting bespoke blondes. Her favourite colour is pink, loves a good gym session and a glass of Pinot Grigio. On her days off you will find her cooking scrumptious foods, adventuring with her fiance and cavalier King Charles spaniel Duke or curled up on the sofa with a good movie.


Shianne joined our team 3 years ago as an apprentice and has developed into a stylist role in our salon. Coming from a makeup background original, Shianne loves all things beauty. When she isn’t at work you’ll either find her at the gym or in her tiny home she built with her partner and the help of her dog Bentley.


Georgia has been working at Jean Jacques for a year. She loves meeting all the amazing people that come to our salon. When she isn’t at work you’ll find her socializing with her friends, going to the gym, cooking or exploring the outdoors. One thing that she values is spending time with her family.


Kayla is the newest member of the team at Jean Jacques Hair Design. She is beginning her career as a hairdresser with us. Kayla loves scenic views and a nice sunny day on the beach. On cold days you’ll find her tucked up in bed binge-watching greys anatomy.