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Mana Dave Mana Dave is the owner of Auck­land hair sa­lons Blaze and Pony Pro­fes­sion­nel and was re­cently ap­pointed artis­tic di­rec­tor for Redken New Zealand.

Week­day work­outs are all about Pi­lates and HIIT (high in­ten­sity in­ter­val train­ing) sessions with a per­sonal trainer, for en­ergy and strength. Week­end work­outs are about peace of my mind and find­ing a way to get into a mind­set of grat­i­tude. Walk­ing does that for me. I get an hour or two in my own com­pany and walk around where I live. I make sure to do it at a time of day when I can feel the sun and I’ll walk through ar­eas where I can catch a view of the sea.

I lis­ten to pod­casts or watch YouTube videos that have an up­lift­ing mes­sage while I’m walk­ing. I love ev­ery­thing Oprah, so I’ll de­vour any­thing from her.

I also sub­scribe to Evan Carmichael’s Top 10 Rules for Suc­cess chan­nel. He takes a look at well-known suc­cess­ful peo­ple across all sec­tors and in­ves­ti­gates their path to suc­cess and happiness. I’m a geek for that stuff!

When it comes to food on Sun­days I’m lazy, lazy, lazy. Should I food prep? Yes. Do I food prep? No. Sun­day is a day of food with fam­ily and mates. Gen­er­ally ei­ther brunch or din­ner, but that is heav­ily de­pen­dent on what my Satur­day night has been like.

If I can jug­gle sched­ules I re­ally try to make an ef­fort to do a Sun­day fam­ily din­ner at home in Man­gere with my fam­ily. It helps me feel grounded and loved.

My guilty plea­sure is a Nir­vana spa pedi­cure from Bliss Re­flex­ol­ogy in New­mar­ket. I’m not a huge fan of mas­sage – it’s like tor­ture, I’m too tick­lish. But this, I love. My job in­volves me stand­ing on my feet all day long so my feet feel fresh and re­vived once they’ve been given this 50-minute treat.

My ab­so­lute ne­ces­sity is a weekly blowout from one of my lovely hair stylists, Anne, who helps to tame my ’fro at one of our two New­mar­ket sa­lons. I live one block over from our sa­lons so it’s su­per easy.

I am all about wardrobe plan­ning. Sun­day is when I go through and start to pull to­gether my out­fits for the week. Yes, I’m a con­trol freak in this area. It helps to make my start to the work day less stress­ful.

I’ll cre­ate about 10 dif­fer­ent op­tions for the week so then, de­pend­ing on what mood I’m in for that morn­ing, I can pull some­thing that fits my vibe. Don’t judge me! Stress-free work­wear. My ideal Sun­day Laz­ing on the couch in a pair of box­ers and a slouchy tee binge-watch­ing an en­tire sea­son of a TV se­ries. My cur­rent ob­ses­sion is KJ Apa’s Riverdale. My typ­i­cal Sun­day Fam­ily, friends, food, food and more food. Ideal Sun­day sound­track Any­thing with an old-school 90s R&B flavour. Per­fect Sun­day night movie or TV show Any movie with a Marvel comic char­ac­ter as the hero. Fave Sun­day café Cali Eatery on Nuffield St in New­mar­ket. Best hang­over cure A Bloody Mary from Cali. Best tip for deal­ing with the Sun­day night blues aka the Mon­day dreads It’s an op­por­tu­nity for you to start again – who do you want to be for the new week? Sun­day night blues are so 2016. We’ve moved on.

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