amanda sands 

Hello! I am glad that you are here. Now that you found me let me share a bit about myself, I like to call myself a personal hair stylist.  Currently I have the pleasure of working in both Napa Valley,  California and Waiheke Island, New Zealand! Lucky girl....I know!  Through my work and travel career I have since become internationally recognized for my work in editorial and special occasion styling. Throughout the years I have worked to perfect my skill and continue to learn about the forever evolving art of hair.  My time in New Zealand has been very valuable to me, I have had the opportunity to work with some of New Zealand's finest hairdressers.  To be based in Napa Valley California allows me access to some of the best education in the business.  Weddings are a large part of my business and I am honoured to be a part of someone special day.  My passion is hair, my goal is to create intricate hair styles with ease and I like to think that this is well displayed in my work.  An eye for elegance,  I simply enjoy making people look and feel beautiful. I find peace in styling. After fourteen years in the industry I am loving it now more than ever before. Thank you for taking the time to hear a bit about me, I look forward to hearing more about you. 




A special thank you to the Waiheke Island photographers for their beautiful work. Photography by LaurettaEmma Hughes Photography, Sonja Read PhotographyAlice Doig Photography, Michelle Hepburn Photography, and Phillipa Karn

And also much love and credit to Waiheke makeup artists , The Beauty Spot, Island Beauty