Located at 85 The Terrace, Sadal & Co is a hair salon that offers so much more. The brainchild of director Kylie Gibbons, a friendly blonde-haired woman with a decade of experience in the hairdressing industry, Sadal & Co is a fun space where comfort, quality and community intersect splendidly. “We want it to be a happy place where people can relax and escape The Terrace,” she enthuses. “And we want people to feel comfortable coming here, no matter who they are. We just want to help you find the right style for you, so you look and feel good.”
For the last six years Gibbons has operated her hair salon as part of the getfunkd chain, but following a series of shifts and changes she decided it was time to roll things out under her own identity. “I was 21 when I bought the salon,” she recalls. “I did what getfunkd told me to do, and it worked. But now, I know what I want. I’m older. I have a couple of daughters. I’m more mature, and I know my own direction.” The result was the name Sadal & Co, a portmanteau of her daughter’s names.
Gibbons has rented out space within the salon to a range of health and beauty businesses, creating an experience far beyond just cuts, colours and curls. “We aren’t just a hair salon anymore, so it was time to change,” she elaborates. “We have a Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic on site They do injectables, so Botox, fillers, that sort of thing. We also have Beauty on the Terrace, who do facials, waxing, facial tattoos and nails. Then we have a personal stylist; she does people’s colours and takes them shopping. We also have a massage therapist. We’re also available for hire as a venue for events like hair shows. We’re a one-stop shop. So you don’t have to go to different places to get things done.”
Throughout the Sadal & Co experience, diversity is a key factor. While this can be seen in the range of services offered on site, it’s also evident within the hair salon. “There is a stylist for everyone in here,” Gibbons says. “We have quite a lot of personalities here. No matter who walks through the door, there is going to be a hairdresser suited to them.”
Building on all of this, Gibbons has thrown a few unexpected but lovely additional features into the space. She’s especially proud of an immaculately presented upside-down garden that hangs off the ceiling near the back of the salon. Something else she’s excited about is the addition of a fully stocked bar, group tables and chairs. “We really want people to be able to socialise and kick back here,” she says. “You can come down here, have a glass of wine, and mingle with people while you wait. We really wanted to create that social thing again.”
Sadal & Co
85 The Terrace, Wellington
04 472 2333