Vay rides into town as new hairdresser
TJ Hairdresser will have a point of difference from any other salon in town, as it boasts the community’s only male hairdresser.
Vay Snyman has taken over ownership of TJ Hairdressers from Jane and Janet Wilson.
Snyman says being the only male hairdresser in town is not a fact that’s lost on him, in fact he likes that it sets his salon apart. ‘‘It’s a big point of difference.’’ The hairdresser of 15 years started his career in Rotorua at House of Elliott Hairdressing and completed his training through them at Premiere Hairdressing College.
From there he worked in Te Awamutu, where he worked with Janet and met Jane, the former owners of TJs.
Since then his career has taken him across New Zealand, managing a prestigious salon in Taupo, Chocolate Blonde (now Havargo Hair), before owning his first salon in Wellington.
He sold his salon to focus on his dressage career with his breeding stallion Limonit, competition riding in Melbourne and then Europe.
He returned to New Zealand from the Netherlands four months ago, deciding to settle in the Waikato, where he could continue his career in hairdressing and still focus on dressage.
When he saw on TradeMe that Jane and Janet were selling TJ’s he jumped on the opportunity to buy it.
Janet will stay on, working Fridays and Saturdays.
Snyman has a few plans for the salon, but says prices will not change and services will remain the same, including mens barbering, ladies cuts, colours, restyles and perms.
He will be using an Italian certified organic styling range called Pure.
He assures people that they can continue to bring their own colour product in.
Linda Scott, an assistance dog walker will be the guest speaker.
Linda trains puppies for special needs children until they are ready for formal training.
The Matamata Lions social team hosted a ‘Oh what a night’ trip, which was welcome relief after the successful Lions fertiliser drive, which was a fundraiser for Matamata College Rugby Argentina tour.
The next dinner meeting will include two new Lions members, who are said to both be very keen and positive about joining.