We are hair-obesessed people-persons here at Exile.  We love looking after our customers and we know how busy you all are!  That’s why when you come to us we want to give you some special time out to focus on yourself for a little while.  Year round we train with industry leaders to ensure we’re on to the latest international styles, trends and techniques.  We only recruit passionate and talented individuals who want to be part of a friendly team to ensure that you are receiveing the best in service whilst keeping your look current and easy to manage.
Jo has been in the hairdressing industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of expertise in both precision cutting, belayage and colour correction techniques.  Jo is also a trained makeup artist and has helped clients look beautiful and feel confident for whatever special occasion they are attending, be it a wedding, corporate function or school ball.  
Exile is proud to be a sustainable salon.  We recycle 95% of everything we use, through our cooperative with Sustainable Salons.
All the hair collected from our salon is turned into a ‘hair boom’ which is used to collect spilt oil in our oceans.  Once oil is soaked up, 80% of the oil can be extracted and reused.  We recycle everythign from our used alumium foils, to our waste products and retired furniture – no waste or chemicals goes into our waste water system. 
Our aluminium is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly by being put in a specialised aluminium smelter where it is melted down and reformed ready to one day be reused.  Sustainable Salons also sell the aluminium and money raised is used to support not for profit organisations and communities that need help.  Exile buys back recycled aluminium, biodegradabel plastic bags, and gloved that can be used multiple times.  These products are made so they can break down a lot faster in our environment. 
We also donate any pony tail 20cm or longer to charity so they can be made into wigs.  So be brave…..take the chop

Owner & Senior Stylist


Salong Manager & Senior Stylist


Senior Stylist


Senior Stylist

In 2001 Jo Plant established Exile Hair Design with the support of her grandparents.  Jo’s vision was to make a visit to the hairdressers more than just a haircut; she wanted to deliver an experience that was tailored to meet the unique and diverse needs of her many clients.  Exile brings vision together with hair and makeup services provided by some of Auckland’s most talented stylists.  Exile stylists are professionaly trained to allow you, our valued client, to select the look that’s right for you.
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I had about a ten minute consultation with Exile’s colourist about which colour would suit me best. I decided to follow their advice, and its turned out so much better than what I expected.

Georgina Sheldon, Customer

“The best colour I’ve ever had! They are nice, friendly and understood exactly what I was looking for! The hair cut was perfect and the colour was just amazing!”

Samantha Brownlee, Customer

“I’m a bloke, so for me I don’t want to spend hours in a salon but I also want a stylish cut. Exile gives me both.”

John Atkins, Customer
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