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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.


Senior Stylist: Audrey Chevallier

Audrey has been at Marilyn's for 15 years altogether, with a 3-year gap working for Stephan Marr where she was refining her skills in make-up and hair. Before hairdressing, Audrey worked in photography and as a makeup artist. With a large and loyal clientelle, Audrey has proven time and time again that experience and passion are two key ingredients to creating beautiful hair. Audrey uses colour enhancement to give her styles a unique fashionable touch, and loves doing creative work.

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Senior Stylist: Amanda Toebosch

Amanda returned to our team after spending 5 years in the UK. She was previously at Marilyns for 7 years. Her time in the UK has made her an even greater asset to our clients, and is one of our most sought after stylists. She was trained by one of the top British Barbers in London and can clipper cut to daunting precision. Amanda loves all aspects of hairdressing, especially cutting and blowwaving.


Senior Stylist: Jenny Cooper

Jenny has been at Marilyns for over 10 years - she also previously worked at Marilyns years ago! She was brought up on a farm, and lived in Sydney for nearly twenty years, where she had her own salon. Jenny is our expert at perming and also loves cutting, blowwaving and tinting. She has a very loyal clientele so book in advance!


Senior Stylist: Alex Small

Alex has been with us since 2013. He has an infectious personality and is extremely driven.


Senior Stylist: Marama Curness

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. Marama is a fan of Keratin hair treatments and their ability to assist clients with styling their own hair to perfection.


Senior Stylist: Caroline Gill

Caroline has been with us since 2015 previously studying at Servilles Academy in the 2 year course. She is passionate about creative photo shoots and has won many competitions at Servilles including colour of the day and creative styling photo shoot.

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Apprentice: Ally Bangs

Ally came to Marilyn's in December 2014 after she finished her NCEA level 2. She has wanted to become a hairdresser as long as she can remember and often practices different hairstyles on her sisters. Her goal is to one day do hair and makeup work for films and photo-shoots.

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Apprentice: Alyshia Emberson

Alyshia has been with us since March 2016 and it's already clear how passionate she is about creating beautiful hair and is particularly in love with creating gorgeous colour work. She has completed two years at the Premier Hairdressing Academy and is now completing her final year with us. Alyshia loves the creative freedom hairdressing gives her and loves meeting new people everyday. She is an extremely passionate person and is very excited about working towards her goal of becoming a fully qualified hairstylist.


Apprentice: Meara Carter

Meara is the newest addition to the Marilyns team. She has a love for all things hairdressing and fashion and is always keen to learn something new. Her goal is to become an amazing stylist and colourist.