The Cutting Edge Hair Studio
Guys Cuts Too!


Thanks for checking us out here at The Cutting Edge Hair Studio.


Brenda Ardern invites you to let us take care of your hair needs. We want you to have the hair you want with a little help from us to keep you looking up to date and confident.


You can be sure we use the best products from our hair partners REDKEN and PUREOLOGY.  


Be sure to tell our friendly stylists what you want your dream hair to look like, and we will do our best to make it happen. If you are not sure what that is, then let us recommend a style and colour to suit you and your face shape.


Guys this means you too!


Wedding…Party…or special occasion let us know and we can plan to have you looking amazing at your event.


Our products are available to purchase and with our help you will learn to recreate your look at home. Hair condition is important so you can look and feel your best.





Brenda Ardern - Ray Astwood Barbering Challenge - WINNER


Brenda ardern - Top 20 Wella Trend Vision International

Brenda Ardern - Runner up - Taranaki Regional Evening Hair

Donna Ponga - 4 th place - Taranaki Regional Evening Hair - Presentaion


Top 20 Wella Trend Vision International -Brenda Ardern

1st Brenda Ardern - Session Stylist - Session
1st Brenda Ardern - Catwalk Female


Brenda Ardern - Kitomba Business Stylist - NZ Finalist
Placed Brenda Arden - Catwalk Female - Session
3rd Brenda Ardern - Urban Night Hair (Senior)
Brenda Ardern - T.A.R.H Award For recognition of dedication and growth           

Brenda Ardern - NYC Mens Style Award - National Winner


Get in touch today!



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Bookings are available through our new online booking system. Click the button below to make a booking and you will be redirected to our booking website.

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*Prices are a guide and extra product maybe required. In salon consultation is recommended.



Full head - $129
Partial top and sides - $95


Retouch - $89


*Includes: foils/colour/cut and or style.


Consultation recommended


EXPRESS COLOUR - mini touch up's

QUICK LIGHTS - $55 *10 foils
A BIT ON THE SIDE - $55 *parting and sides
RADIANT BLUR- $55 *a love triangle of colour
Extra product - $28 *could include toning


The integrity of your hair is important to us and we recommend treatments with every colour service - $15

Our work is guaranteed by you purchasing and using our recommended take home haircare for your hair integrity and results.





Women - $67
Restyle from - $79
Men - $45
Students Girls - $45
Students Guys - $35
Children - $29

*Specials are often available with our newcomers




Blow wave - $45

Blow wave with irons - $55

Event Hair - $79 *Including wedding/bridal/ball/party hair

*We welcome wedding parties and groups and recommend talking to a stylist in advance to plan your special day.



Hair too flat?

Body Wave, Creative curl from $95 
*Please talk to us about your hair needs and we can help you out!


Big curly unruly locks? 

Chemical straightening from $125 per hour / plus product 
*This service is a must chat before hand and a deposit is required on booking.


Get silky smooth, easy to manage hair!

KERASILK lasts for up to 5 months for fab hair.

*Please call to chat and book your appointment.
*Prices from $100 shorter hair
*Prices from $200 long hair


Contact us to make your booking!



Super-stylist, sums it up!


The salon and I have been having a hair affair for a while now, over 15 years in fact, I’m pleased to say that I got to take charge of the place back in 2007 and haven’t looked back, well maybe just for a second to see how far I have come! Hair keeps me interested and no two heads are the same, there are not many jobs that are as social, or give you a great feeling of satisfaction from helping others to look the best they can be. My clients are the type of people who trust my ideas and are confident in my style suggestions. I’m really proud of my team , I see them succeeding and taking on my advice, then go off and develop their own techniques. I know training myself and my team is what creates a environment that clients can trust.


International: Certified Redken Colourist 2009
International: Redken Hair Symposium Las Vegas / training 2013
International: Hair expo Australia / training 2010/ 2011/ 2012 /2014/2016
National: Industry Hair / training 2013-2016
National: Industry Assessor for HITO
National: NZRAH Member ( hair association )
Regional: SESSION 2013 - 1 st  Catwalk Female - senior stylist
Regional: SESSION 2013 - 1 st Session Stylist - senior stylist
Regional: SESSION 2014 - 1 st Catwalk Female - master stylist
Regional: SESSION 2014 - 2 nd Catwalk Male - master stylist    

Regional: TARANAKI NZARH - Runner Up - Hair By Night                      

International: Counter Culture - Redken Exchange New York Oct 2014

International: Trendvision Award Top 20 - 2015 / 2016

Current: Taranaki NZARH Ray Astwood Barbering Challenge - WINNER




My passion lyes with sustainability in the salon and making the world just that little bit better with a mindful approach. I am excited to use the Pureolgy brand here in the salon boasting its Certified Organic Botanicals and vegan friendliness.

I have 7 years salon experience and love exciting new colour work. Being based in Wellington gave me the opportunity to use my creative skills. I entered into NZARH DAY STYLE 2016 , my first live event where I won - I really wasn't expecting that, it gave me such a buzz and I cant wait to do more competition events. Now I'm back in New Plymouth where the team have welcomed me. I'm looking forward to building new relationships with my clients with the aim to give them the feeling of new cool hair !


Regional: Wellington NZARH Day Style - 1st - WINNER NEWCOMER




My motivation comes from my desire to give my clients the hair they dream of. I am always looking for new and exciting ways to make people fall in love with their hair ! 

Through the Gateway programme I was introduced to hairdressing, 8 years on I can say it was a great experience and has seen me through to becoming a nationally qualified stylist!

I spend a lot of time outside of work researching fashion, techniques, and styles that I can bring to my clients. I absolutely love all the Pureology products - the foundation of glamorous looking hair, I can't wait to find you your favorite.

With change brings a new opportunity to grow,  I am excited to work towards the beautiful hair you have always wanted.

See you soon!




Time has gone so fast ! I am now at the end of my third year hairdressing with The Cutting Edge and having Brenda help me become a qualified hairdresser, hopefully, a super-stylist like herself!

I started my training in Christchurch (Quake city) where I completed an 8-month starter course in hairdressing and I've not looked back!

I have achieved all of the units at WITT, now I'm concentrating on building a clientele. I like to challenge myself with hair competitions, both live and photographic.  

I would love for you to be a part of helping me advance to be a qualified stylist, with you as my client I often have specials and a discounted service rates... at the moment from 25% off, this won't last forever so make the most of it!


Regional: SESSION 2014 - 1st Team Concept
Regional: NZARH AWARDS 2014 - 2nd pre-apprentice style

Regional: TARANAKI NZARH 2016 - Placed Hair By Night - Presentation



Guys are important too!


REDKEN FOR MEN is a range made just for the guys, no girly smells here. You can purchase product at the same time as your cut service or here in the buy now section.


COLOUR is available, subtle or metro. You choose.


The Cut - $45
Clippers - $27
Students - $35
Colour from $49 POA



Before and After












Submitted by cuttingedgehair on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 4:04pm

WINNING! Wahoo ! I finally won - say hello to the best technical barber in Taranaki; I have the trophy front and centre on the desk. You can view ' The Ray Astwood Barbering Challenge' hunk of steal when you come in ! This awesome achievement means I will represent the region at the NZARH Supreme Hair Awards in October. Stoked to have finally won in the region ( I was a bit sick of 2nd, 3rd and 4th ha ha) Donna and Steph both entered, with Donna designing her 'viking warrior woman' and 'evil queen' inspired looks and Steph designing a galaxy inspired colour creation, you view her image on the slide show at the top of the site...Steph also doubled as my event manager on the day, ushering my models around and generally keeping my competitive day running smooth ! Thanks team ! They both admitted after the comp - Thank goodness I won ! It was safe to be back at work on Tuesday, trophy in hand lol.

Full steam ahead on the home front - I will be off to New Zealand Fashion Week #NZFW at the end of the month working backstage with the models and designers as a dresser - perks are seeing the final touches to all of the looks on the shows ! I absolutley love the pace and changing up my post. I have splashed out on a ticket to what is going to be the coolest chic show of the week- #StolenGirlfriendsClub 's highly anticipated off site affair. Im psyched !

Early October is the #NZARH Supreme Hair Nationals where I will compete for the title in NZ, then a week later I head to Melbourne for the 2017 #Redken conference. My 'cup' will be overflowing with creative influence running through my veins...then it is pretty much christmas OMG !

We have a few goodies to get you through the end of winter... thinking of a tropical break? Come in and get your travel pack!  #Redken and #Pureology mini shampoo conditioner and treatment ! Easy ! from $21

Root Fusion - our spray on camoflage for those pesky greys has been flying out the door, fool proof application, so no excuses, look sharp and youthfull with a quick air brush through your centre part, fool your friends $27. Get creative and use as a temporary  ombre' ask me how !

Glow Dry Diamond Oil for shatterproof shine is aaaaaaaamazing ! New to the range is Glow Dry Gloss Scrub - think facial for your hair, removes impurities, environmental effects, build up, and is totally colour safe so it won't strip your colour...who doesn't love a decent scalp scrub too $35 

over and out !

your Superstylist Brenda x


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The Cutting Edge

56 Devon Street East
New Plymouth

Ph: 06 759 9073


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