Vay rides into town as new hair­dresser

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

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.

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