Studio 16 Hair Design was established By Janette and Brent Smithies in Cromwell in 2003. From small beginnings in a 4mx4m Office Annex attached to there other business a Tile retail shop.

Quickly Janettes client base increased as did the need for larger premises for the Tile Shop. So by 2005 a move to there very own New Purpose built building in the Lake Dunstan Industrial Estate happened.

Here we where able to design and Build a modern spacious hair salon, a strong focus on the use of local natural materials (schist stone) and colours in the salon fit out has been achieved.

Janettes close to 20yrs industry experience thru a number of salons both in Southland and Central Otago sees her clearly understand the need to listen to the client and see and hear what you need. Janette and her team up skill at every opportunity and have salon training every 4-5 weeks with an industry Educator and regularly attend the Australian hair Expo to pickup new ideas from across the ditch.

Although being in the Lake Dunstan Industrial estate is unusual for a hair Salon we new this would work, and one of the biggest advantages for our clients is being able to park right out the front “This is the Salon where the Locals Go”

I feel very fortunate to have hairdressing for a career and I love the variety and creative opportunity that it offers me. Best of all is the friendships that have developed and seeing my clients leaving the Salon with a smile on their face.