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our mission

Protégé Hairdressing commits to providing a luxurious and relaxing experience.

We believe healthy hair is beautiful hair. 

With excellence in both skill and advice, our thorough consultation process will identify your needs and expectations.

This, paired with premium brands to care for your hair, ensures exceptional results every time.

As a team of expert stylists we are dedicated to delivering this while maintaining the highest level of professionalism. 


To us, every detail plays an important part in who we are as a brand – from our holistic approach to caring for our team, the cleanliness of the salon and the salon atmosphere, to ongoing professional development, premium products and everything in between – nothing is ever overlooked. Excellence is the ONLY option and the culture we have created ensures the consistency of this.

We believe it is our ongoing dedication to maintaining our team, overall experience for the client, salon environment and culture at the highest possible standard that makes us unique and sets us apart from the rest as a salon.

Being an award winning team is testament to the hard work put in by every team member and is one of the reasons people choose Protégé Hairdressing as a premier hair experience. 


Our community is very important to us and to recognise this, philanthropy is a fundamental part of our business model. 

We are  proud participants in the annual La Fiesta organised and run by our amazing friends down at the Women's Network Whanganui - our Express Styling Event has been extremely successful year after year, with all proceeds donated to The Women's Network.

Each year we also support a minimum of 10-15 local organisations, schools, charities and community events in the form of monetary donations, gift baskets/vouchers used for fundraising or items purchased and donated specific to that charity or organisation.

Our team shares this philosophy.  At Christmas time each of our team members donate money, which is then matched dollar for dollar by the salon.  We support the Whanganui City Mission with food items and the Angel Tree Foundation with gifts for children.

Buying, sourcing and supporting local is another way we like to support our community.  Whanganui is spoilt for choice when it comes to excellent businesses, so when we are purchasing, hosting an event or simply finding a little something extra for our team or clients, we make sure to check out our local talent!



Our focus is to have a beautiful clean salon that is environmentally considerate.

 Together as a team we have made the effort to change our “salon life style” with the following initiatives.

Subscribing to Easy Earth compostable waste collection service reduces the amount of waste going to landfill.

Transitioning cleaning products to NZ made parred back or plant based products to ensure they are environmentally sustainable as well as reducing harmful allergens in the salon. 

Recycling is an essential part of our sustainable commitment. All cardboard, paper, plastic and glass are recycled on a weekly basis. 

Protege Hairdressing biodegradable retail bags are made from recylcled paper.  These are designed to be re-used many times and then disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. 

Energy saving appliances and lightbulbs are used throughout the salon.

If you have suggestions on how we can reduce our environmental impact we would love to hear from you - send us a message via the contact tab or email us at the address below!