Ex­pert ad­vice An ap­point­ment with the Head of Art

Kylie Bax with Grant Bet­tje­man.

Paula Style - - LAUNCH -

Brought up as a farmer’s son in the King Coun­try,

hairmeis­ter Grant Bet­tje­man loves the out­doors. That’s why he and his wife Phif de­cided to walk the Tu­at­a­pere Hump Ridge Track in South­land last sum­mer. To­wards the end of their three-day jour­ney, Grant per­formed a spec­tac­u­lar ‘su­per­man’ slide in the mud and dis­lo­cated his shoul­der; full re­cov­ery would end up be­ing months away. With his blow-wav­ing and comb arm tem­po­rar­ily out of ac­tion, Grant recog­nised that he’d need a new way to keep busy and add value to his team. A light bulb flashed above his head, and so Grant Bet­tje­man’s rapidly-be­com­ing­fa­mous 15 minute hair con­sul­ta­tions ar­rived in the world. “I’m thor­oughly en­joy­ing my new con­sult­ing role. It al­lows me to use all my ex­pe­ri­ence to pre­scribe per­son­alised trans­for­ma­tions, which can then be car­ried out in our sa­lon or any other sa­lon the client fre­quents.” Grant’s hair con­sul­ta­tion be­gins with a com­pre­hen­sive ques­tion­naire, com­pleted be­fore the ap­point­ment. The con­sul­ta­tion costs $50, how­ever this is re­fund­able if the client de­cides to have the work car­ried out at Bet­tje­mans. “All sorts of is­sues can be ad­dressed in the con­sul­ta­tion, but most com­monly clients want to up­date their look, be­cause it’s easy to get stuck in a hair rut. I make rec­om­men­da­tions for style, colour and how to deal with spe­cific chal­lenges, like fine or dif­fi­cult hair.

Cut­ting costs with­out cut­ting cor­ners

Bet­tje­mens in Orakei sits at the pin­na­cle of the New Zealand hair­dress­ing in­dus­try, and the sa­lon’s price struc­ture mir­rors this lofty po­si­tion. How­ever Grant and Phif Bet­tje­man don’t like to ex­clude clients who have less dis­pos­able in­come. That’s why you can now en­joy Bet­tje­man’s fa­mous flair for less at The Cut­ting Club, lo­cated within the sa­lon. The Cut­ting Club gives Bet­tje­mans newly qual­i­fied se­nior staff a chance to clock up the hair miles and es­tab­lish their clien­tele base. Ev­ery stylist is fab­u­lously tal­ented – hand­picked by Grant and Phif – with at least five years’ ex­pe­ri­ence.

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