Latin Meaning “To look and learn”
Sanskrit and Indian Meaning “The Gift and the Promise”
Amidst the café, eclectic young designer and colourful culture of the K’Rd area you’ll find Vada, boasting internationally trained, nationally recognized stylists and technicians. Vada fuses education and creativity to embrace the free style fashions of every season.
Director Guy Roberts is originally from London where he trained and worked in top London salons before traveling the world and moving to Auckland. His rise in the industry has gone from strength to strength, with he and his team heavily involved in industry training producing seminars and shows within the industry, as well as being called upon regularly for magazine session work, fashion shows and fashion week.
Each of our stylists has a minimum of 5 years experience or more, and has gone through a structured comprehensive programme to learn to provide a quality of work second to none.
Vada is a powerful creative force delivering on it’s Sanskrit name meaning ‘the gift, the promise’. Vada’s philosophy is one of passion and excitement.
Director Guy Roberts’ believes in a fusion of music, fashion, design, style and pop culture. His approach encompasses working with hair in it’s natural state, treating hair as organic material to be shaped into forms that appear effortless, but have been intently technically considered.
Vada’s main focus is to create editorial looks which can in turn be used to bring new fashion direction to our clients and yet, still capturing the essence of the individual.
Vada is dedicated to being an environmentally conscious company and where possible have aligned ourselves with companies and brands that share the same ethos and operate from an ethical and sustainable approach.
Some of our partners
Schwarzkopf Essensity – paraben free, enhanced with organic ingredients, recyclable packaging and works in partnerships that support local communities and reforestation. We use the professional Essensity colour range which is fragrance and ammonia free and made from 90% naturally derived ingredients that deliver beautiful results.
Davines - Since 1993 Davines has been arguably the most sustainable professional brand in hairdressing. A family owned business based in Parma, Italy; Davines is arguably the fastest growing professional hairdressing brand worldwide & lives out an empowering environmentally conscious philosophy of ‘Sustainable Beauty’ – a commitment to: zero impact carbon emission scheme – Lifegate; reusable and recyclable packaging; renewable energy resources; biodegradable materials; fair trade principles; Unipro membership – no testing on animals; education in sustainability; and exquisite & luxurious products of fashion & stylish innovation. "Beauty will save the world" At Davines, we believe this is possible; and we believe that our vision of sustainability can make it happen.
Moroccan Oil – The luxury Moroccanoil® brand is the originator and leader in the professional Argan Oil hair product category, and the fastest growing independent company in the professional salon industry.
Salon exclusive Moroccanoil® products have a strong cult following among leading runway, film, television and celebrity stylists who search for the very finest for their A list clients. Moroccanoil® has graced the heads of some of the hottest stars in Hollywood, including Salma Hayek, Marion Cotillard, Katy Perry, Renée Zellweger, Taylor Swift, Debra Messing and Kyra Sedgwick. The brand is a backstage fixture frequently used to create hair for major magazine covers, fashion editorial spreads, as well as for Award shows including The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and MTV Awards.
Moroccanoil® formulas are exclusive, innovative and revolutionary, and are renowned among top professional stylists for their lightweight, natural looking results and the unique way they instantly absorb into the hair without residue. They also offer the rare benefit of strengthening and reconditioning the hair strand while adding lustrous shine, and a polished frizz free and static free finish. Contains Argyn Oil.
EVO - EVO is a professional product company with individuality and integrity; a product company that speaks the truth.
Born from a desire to produce an exclusive salon range (and not sell it as the answer to life, love and other woes), evo steps outside the normal realm of truth-stretching invention in a ‘wake up and smell the coffee’ crusade of twisted honesty – designed to make people think and so comes the catch phrase – saving ordinary humans from themselves.
Inside bottles of evo that are bursting with personality, you’ll find luxurious products that are sulphate, paraben, dea, tea and propylene glycol free; products that give professional results while respecting the environment. You won’t find unnecessary, over-marketed ingredients. No imaginary technology, no myths, no gimmicks. All ingredients in evo formulations are active; nothing is added just to make claims on the label.
Evo is a salon only range, distributed exclusively through the very best salons. A range with its own identity and true personality that has changed the hairdressing industry through the honest and humorous way it is presented.
Some of our procedures
At Vada our strong belief in sustainability begins at front of house encouraging our clients to re-use their specially designed appointment cards.
We have recycling systems in place to re-use and recycle where possible.
We endeavor to use recycled materials for print media and packaging.
A specialist company collects all of our tint tubes, foil and chemical waste to safely dispose of and recycle.