Philip McKinnon - Director/Senior Stylist
I began my career in hairdressing 26 years ago after being inspired by the industry as a teenager. Apprenticed to Brenda Elliott gave me six amazing years in which to hone skills alongside many expert stylists both on the floor and at competition level. Competition work was something I really enjoyed.
I left the bright lights of Rotorua for the even brighter lights of London and quickly became captivated by the fashion scene there. The 7 years I worked in London made me really lift my game to the next level as there was a diversity of cultures, hair types, and clientelle exposing me to new ways of doing things and giving me a depth of skills I would not have achieved in NZ.
Owning a business gives me the chance to develop a team who are professional, motivated and growing in knowledge and skills. It is a great joy sharing our passion in hairdressing and BLOW's reputation is founded on this team work.
Styling Tools: All hairdressing tools are important but my mind is where I find inspiration, and creation. From this I can develop an idea for a client and produce the result that they are very happy with.
Phil's work hours
Day Times Salon
Tuesday 9.00am to 6.30pm Mount
Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm Sixth Ave
Thursday 9.00am to 8.00pm Sixth Ave
Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm Sixth Ave
Saturday 9.00am to 3.30pm Mt/6th alternate
I am a loving, doting family man with the most amazing wife (Natasha) and two very energetic children, George and Mathieson. As a family unit we are very much into food, travelling and the arts. When we are not too busy with our large garden we can be found cruising in our classic cars with family and friends, both very enjoyable pastimes.
Scottie Orrell -- 5 stars Phil has been my hairdresser since 2010 & he always does a stella job!! I'm very picky in the way in which my hair is styled & Phil never fails to nail whatever look I'm going for every time. The rest of the team is always very welcoming & the atmosphere is nice relaxed. Definitely recommend Blow to anyone wanting a great hair day!