Meet the team

  • Loren Westhead, Co-owner/Senior Stylist
    I have had 20 years in the hairdressing industry and co-own Clip Joint with Melissa.

    I have a strong passion for the environment and am always looking for new ways to lessen the salon and beauty room’s footprint. I enjoy learning new techniques and trends within the industry and like to keep current so I can create the best look for my clients.
  • Melissa Coward, Co-owner/Senior Stylist
    I grew up in Dunedin.
    Before finishing school, I worked at Clip Joint, which lead to an apprenticeship and I have now worked in the industry for 20 years.

    In 2010 Loren and I went in to partnership and have continued as Clip Joint hairdressing ever since.

    I enjoy the challenges and experiences it can give, and seeing my clients look and feel happy when they leave.
  • Laura Smallridge, Senior Stylist/brow and lash technician
    Hi, I'm Laura, I was born and raised in Dunedin.

    I have been in the hairdressing industry for ten years now and although I enjoy all aspects of hairdressing I have developed a love for cutting, in particular men's cuts and short textured styles.

    I enjoy helping clients love their hair and create easy, achievable styles. In my downtime I love to spend time with my young daughter as well as playing and umpiring hockey. I can't wait to meet you all.
  • Bekah Letica, Senior Stylist/brow and Lash technician
    Hi, I'm Bekah, a senior stylist with ten years experience in the industry.

    My passions and specialties within the industry are curly haircuts, blonde transformations and the after care that follows both.
    When I'm not in the salon I enjoy spending time with my 3 boys which means I am also experienced in kids haircuts.

    You can also find me in the brow bar within the salon perfecting eyebrows and eye lashes.
  • Harry, Apprentice/emerging stylist
    I'm Harry and I'm a second year apprentice/emerging stylist born and raised here in Dunedin.
    I am enjoying the skills and techniques that the hairdressing industry has to offer and I have a real passion for colourwork.
    There is no better feeling than having your client walk out with a smile on their face.

    I am currently offering discounted rates while I gain experience on the floor and am excited to build my clientele and showcase my work.