Colour Services

Uncommonly Good Hair Colour

Hair colour that'll turn heads and break necks!

Classic, custom, or complex, we know hair colour and specialise in ensuring you get just the right hue.

Let's be honest: this was never just about your roots. Our supergroup of hair colourists gets that your hair appointment is your identity, your quarterly mood lift, your time to read the damn book that's been sitting on your bedside table for three months. And all without harming a hair on Mother Nature's head.

Hair done differently? This is our Common Thread.

Having a bad hair day? We gotchu x

Colour Packages

Let's not jump straight to second base. We're not into surprises in the colour room, so if you're new to Common Thread or it's been a while, book a consult before your colour so we can safely cover all bases.

This service is perfect for a quick colour pick-me-up without any major alterations. Remember, a gloss and tone won't magically make you lighter or cover any greys; it simply fine-tunes the existing tone for that subtle upgrade.

INCLUDES
- Quick consult
- Customised toner and gloss using EVO Colour
- Instant treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

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A one-colour root touch-up is like a stealthy makeover for your hair. We'll apply color to your roots, expertly concealing any traces of the fact that your hair has been on a growth journey back to its natural shade.

💋 Must be a Common Thread regular, & booking should be 6-8 weeks from your last appointment, no longer.

INCLUDES
- Quick colour consult
- Personalised colour choice with one colour - root-only application using EVO colour
- Instant treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

🍒 If your roots are staging a comeback longer than 2cm, the One-Colour - Roots Only won't cut it. Go all-in with One Colour - All Over instead.

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Craving a colour that's dynamic, rich, or bold? This all-over colour does the trick, no-nonsense, just one solid shade. Ideal for battling regrowth, rouge grays, faded ends, and any unexpected shade rebellions.

INCLUDES
- Colour consult
- Personalised colour choice with solid application using EVO colour
- Instant treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

🍒 Dreaming of platinum or bold chic blonde? Sorry, One Colour - All Over won't cut it for those dreams. You need a more specialised approach. Book a Transformational Colour Consult with one of our blonde specialists instead.

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Quick colour lift, anyone? Grab some chic accent highlights around your face or in a strategic placement.

💋 Must be a Common Thread regular, & booking should be 6-8 weeks from your last appointment, no longer.

INCLUDES
- Colour consult
- Personalised face framing colour application using EVO colour
- Toner & gloss
- Instant treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

🍒 Bleach is a bit of a wild card, a corrosive player in the hair game. We tiptoe on the edge of keeping your hair happy while giving it that lift. Before this session, we must run some hair and scalp tests. Safety first, fabulousness second.

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If you're on team brunette, red, or blonde, this session offers a subtle change for newbies, a highlight reshuffle for regulars, or maintenance for dimensional colour. We're talking strategic, personalised colouring techniques for maximum impact. If the term 'partial' confuses you, just think 'part of the hair.

INCLUDES
- Colour consult
- Personalised partial colour application using EVO colour
- Toner & gloss
- Instant treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

🍒 Bleach is a bit of a wild card, a corrosive player in the hair game. We tiptoe on the edge of keeping your hair happy while giving it that lift. Before this session, we must run some hair and scalp tests. Safety first, fabulousness second.

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Whether you lean towards brunette, red, or blonde, this session can incorporate highlights, lowlights, or a mix of both to nail your dream look because we've got shades for days, babes. If you're unsure about the term "full," think "most of the hair.

INCLUDES

- Colour consult
- Customised colour application using EVO colour
- Toner & gloss
- Instant treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

🍒 Bleach is a bit of a wild card, a corrosive player in the hair game. We tiptoe on the edge of keeping your hair happy while giving it that lift. Before this session, we must run some hair and scalp tests. Safety first, fabulousness second.

Book Now

Ready for bold colour transformation or needing a colour correction rescue from a hue gone rogue? Our hair artists bring out all the big colour cannons for changes like this, using various techniques for the makeover your hair deserves while keeping it healthy.

INCLUDES
- Consult review
- Customised colour services using EVO colour
- Toner & gloss
- Bond building K2.0 treatment
- Blow-wave
- Upkeep suggestions

🍒 Transformation Colour Consult is required in advance to book this service

Sustainability focused

We've partnered up with our friends from across the ditch - Evo, as our colour and professional haircare provider.

Evo's mission is:
Saving ordinary humans from themselves. To give anyone and everyone good hair. Challenge the status quo, inspiring a movement of free thinkers to create change for the better with honest beauty products that respect people and the planet. Just high quality, professional haircare that speaks the truth with personality.

And that's just music to our ears.

We use Agi One, a vegan keratin alternative that eliminates frizz and nourishes the hair for our Smoothing and Taming sessions.

We want to be crystal clear about one thing. We're not a perfect company - not even close. However, our intentions are honest. This is why we ask that you judge us on our actions - what we do to contribute.

Sustainability dictates our every business decision, which we break into four pillars:

Planet
We proudly partner with Sustainable Salons NZ, which repurposes 95% of our salon waste.
At the basin, we have Eco Heads to reduce our water consumption.

Community

When you've got really good hair, you get that fresh hit of self-esteem that, like a butterfly effect, can help someone or even help the world. We truly believe fresh hair can make a difference, and we're stoked to know how to make it happen.

People

We're not into unrealistic beauty standards. Instead, we prefer to work with what your mama gave you v's against.

All-Inclusive isn't just about our pricing. We're gender neutral and believe that because hair doesn't have a gender, neither should your booking.

An important expansion on this is everybody—regardless of spiritual beliefs, birth country, race, gender, sexual orientation, medical choices or colour of their nail polish - is welcome in the studio.

Leadership

To be creative, it's essential to strike the right harmony between our career and personal lives. This is why we give our team the flexibility to choose their hours and empower them to value their worth by selecting their all-inclusive hourly rate.

Doing this keeps us fresh and progressive and supports our mothers in their return to the salon.

One of the lessons learnt from the pandemic is our industry has a toxic hustle culture. Typically working long hours with no breaks and living off coffee leading to physical and mental burnout. Churning through the clients, like working on a conveyer belt, no longer sat well with us, so we ditched double and triple booking and now work one-on-one with guests.

In 2022, Common Thread became an employee-owned company. As a result, every member of our supergroup is given the opportunity to share offerings.

We give a damn about Mother Earth. And we’ve got the Sustainable Salons New Zealand badge to prove it. As loud and proud members of this social enterprise — and humans sharing the planet — we aim to give you better hair, with less impact. We stock eco-friendly hair products, reduce waste wherever possible (95% of our waste is recycled), use ammonia-free colours, and swap your standard foils for paper or recycled tin. We’re the first to admit salons are not the most sustainable place on Earth, so we’re constantly looking for ways to improve.

  • Brianna Pope

    "The studio is absolutely beautiful, clean, tidy and comfortable.
    The whole team is super lovely, and it was obvious they knew what they were doing".

  • Karen Jamieson

    "Fantastic colour service by Sara.
    She's a magician; I couldn't be happier".

  • Tamlyn Ryan

    "First time at this salon, and it was great from start to finish! I had a warm welcome when I came in; the team were friendly and attentive. I had a lovely head massage that wasn’t rushed, and my hair turned out exactly how I wanted it! Not to mention a 10/10 hot chocolate. Thank you Morgan and team, for the great experience. I would recommend this salon to anyone".