Who runs HairFit?

Kelly Melvin is the owner / operator of HairFit.

Kelly’s love for world travel started in her teens around European countries from her base in England. Until her travels took her 13,000 miles away to New Zealand where she fell in love with picturesque Queenstown. She quickly started using her personal trainer qualification to work with clients and instruct pump and spin classes at Les Mills. Kelly’s number one value in life is health and fitness, and her passion is helping people to look great and feel amazing, so she was living the dream. This passion took Kelly to fulfill another long-held dream, her talent to work with hair having always loved creating styles for friends and family. So, when an opportunity to start a hairdressing apprenticeship came along, she grabbed it with both hands and achieved her qualification.

Her hairdressing career kicked off working at Holland Hair Salon one of Queenstown’s top salons where she built her client base, plus continued to care for her personal training clients and instruct fitness classes during evenings and weekends. Both hairdressing and personal training had Kelly thinking seriously about setting up her own business with a focus on hair, and include fitness, and this led to the birth Hairfit.

That love of travel eventually took her to Auckland where she managed a salon for a year to get a feel for the Auckland market. Then Hairfit Auckland was launched, starting out in a beautiful villa in Ponsonby, she developed her business and attracted new clients. But the next chapter of the dream was about to unfold when she established Hairfit on Auckland’s hippest strip Ponsonby Road, where recently she celebrated with clients her first successful year.

Kelly places huge importance on helping people and creates hairstyles that leave clients feeling and looking good. This strongly supports her personal philosophy of ensuring her client’s hair condition is fit and healthy coupled with quality cruelty free styling products and strong informative advice and styling techniques. She also offers a Hairfit Assessment Programme to guide and help her clients achieve their goals to having beautiful hair for life!

Ensuring clients get update trends in cutting and colour is taken very seriously by Kelly with ongoing hair cutting and colour training courses, she believes that to be the best, you have to stay updated with current trends.

Dear to Kelly’s heart is fitness and she is keen to build with her clients a great community around fitness and hair to motivate people to stay fit. Creating fitness events through the year with Team Hairfit walking and/or running around Auckland will support local charities and get people together for fun and healthy events.