Hairdresser Remuera


Marilyn’s dedication to outstanding hairdressing services is respected and admired by her dedicated team of hair stylists. As one of Auckland’s leading hair salons, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional salon service and amazing hairstyles.

The hair stylists at Marilyn’s Hairdressing have the passion and dedication to create amazing hairstyles. This has kept them at the forefront of modern hairdressing style for so long.

Company Director - Marilyn Whelan


In 1977 Marilyn opened Marilyn’s Hairdressing. It wasn’t long before Marilyn’s presence was known in the area. As a brilliant stylist, Marilyn worked tirelessly to build a brand that has become an institution, both in the area and in the hairdressing industry. No longer working on the floor, Marilyn’s current focus is on training and keeping the business fresh and vibrant. Marilyn is constantly investing in the future of her staff, and is committed to offering a warm, exciting and professional service to all that choose Marilyn’s.

Advanced Stylist - Amanda


Amanda is currently on maternity leave and will resume work with us in April 2020.

Amanda brings with her an immense knowledge of both men’s haircuts and hairstyles for woman. Having worked extensively in Europe she returned to take the helm of the Marilyn’s team as Hair Salon Manager. Known by clients as approachable and down to earth, Amanda enjoys creating stunning work with a natural canvas. A lover of animals and nature she brings a calm to those in her sphere.

Audrey from Marilyn's


Multitalented and full of personality Audrey has a love for photography, make up and playing the clarinet. Having forged a reputation in both Remuera and Newmarket as a vastly experienced Hair Stylist, she remains the driving force of the hair salons move towards sustainable practises. Audrey has a driven focus towards health and wellbeing, spending many hours in the kitchen cultivating nutritious healing dishes.

Advanced Stylist - Jenny


Jenny carries a warmth of character that is enjoyed by all her clients. Move past the tough exterior and you find Jenny shares a love of cooking and gardening with everyone she meets.  Having owned her own Hair Salon in Australia, Jenny has spent the last fourteen years consecutively as an integral part of our hair salon team.

Advanced Stylist - Marama


Marama comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Hairdressing industry. Having trained and worked for the Servilles group and Stephen Marr she carries a strong passion for the fashion industry and the world of hair and beauty. Marama’s strengths lie in precision cutting and creative colour and she is committed to seeing all her clients leave the salon with the tools and knowledge they need to keep their hair looking fabulous day after day.


Hailing from a successful career in Rostov on Don, Russia. Igor is a master at his craft, a true precision stylist. He lives and breathes hairdressing, taking his time to give each and every client an experience to remember. Having owned his own salon he understands what it takes to be successful. Which is why he spends so much time keeping up to date with every new technique and product. Moving recently to New Zealand with his wife and children, he enjoys spending time with them and also Igor likes windsurfing, gardening and practising yoga. To see some of Igor’s work view him on Instagram -@igorhairdresser

Stylist - Alex


Well known for his exuberant personality Alex brings a life and energy to the salon that is unmatched. Knowing clients by name and coffee order Alex has a fabulous memory for details. In 2016 Alex succeeded in becoming the Australasian Joico Salon Ideas winner, sending him to Las Vegas for an all-expenses paid luxury holiday. Including attending an International Hair and Beauty Expo. In his free time Alex is a dedicated gym and nutrition enthusiast who is happiest on the tennis court.


Alyshia is an excellent communicator often sparking great conversation and debate at the hair colour table. A colourist at heart she rarely has the same hair colour for long. Bringing much amusement to her clients each time they return. Alyshia enjoys the always evolving nature of hairdressing, learning new techniques and educating her clients on how to keep their hairstyle looking its best.


Cath has a varied working background, with considerable experience in the hospitality industry. Cath is a tireless worker attending to our clients’ needs and always with a cheerful and cheeky smile. Being a lover of the arts, Cath spends much of her spare time at the theatre, listening to live music, going to art exhibitions and of course the movies.

Stylists - Maera


Meara is young, vibrant and fresh with a great sense of style. A lover of fashion and a passion for hairdressing, she is already building a following with our regular clientele. Easy going and soft in nature, dedicated to mastering her craft, she is flying through her hairdressing training.


Joining Marilyn’s in early 2018, Sophie has a warm bubbly personality and can always be recognised by her colourful and clever outfits. She has a passion for hair and makeup. Her favourite aspect of hairdressing so far, is creative colour and hair up. Sophie is a modern environmentalist who lives to create. In her spare time she enjoys the NZ music scene.


Tayla has an enthusiasm for fashion and hairdressing and is particularly interested in colouring, styling and hair ups. Tayla is eager to expand her knowledge in all aspects of the hairdressing trade. Working with the other stylists here at Marilyn’s and through training and study. She is industrious and focussed on developing her style and skills. Tayla has a warm, gentle and attentive way with clients. Tayla has a young family. She loves to spend time with them and getting involved in creative activities with her daughter.