Urban Retreat

 
 

about

Luca is a chic urban retreat specialising in hair colouring and modern styling. It is owned and led by by Sophia Grace who has over 20 years experience in the Hair Industry. With hand picked staff chosen for their care, commitment and expertise.

A well curated space with the client in mind to retreat from everyday hustle and bustle. A sophisticated selection of sincere touch points, fresh flowers, body lotion, candles and essential oils all on offer.  Luca is an integrated space of Hair, Makeup and Speciality services. The hair experience is understated, modern, feminine, natural and consistent.  

Privately located in the beautiful Heritage Woolstore Design Centre. With ample parking and a touch of french bistro food for your convenience. Check out our menu for all things hair on the Modern & Maintainable page and for us to learn more about you.

If you are searching for an intimate personalised experience.

We welcome & encourage you to come and visit us. We would love to help you on your hair journey.

The team at Luca

 

the team

Sophia Grace

Owner and Creative Director of Luca Hairstyling Sophia, operating a full capacity clientele turns her attention to leading her team to specialise in colour and specialist styling as their expertise - becoming the leading team in Wellington.

natalie schmitt

Our first international team member Natalie is a senior stylist who has trained and worked in Brighton and the South of England. Developing a passion for colouring and classical cutting. She joins us after travelling through Asia with a keen eye for the pacific and has chosen to settle in Wellington. Natalie is looking forward to building a local clientele. You will be drawn to Natalie's warm personality, she will listen, put you first and deliver on a pleasurable hair experience.

Angela Rice

A fully qualified hairdresser with international experience in both London and Sydney. Having worked as a salon manager at Noddy's on King and an educator for Kerastase, Angela knows the industry well. An enthusiastic  follower of fashion & keeping up with all the latest trends. Angela is in the salon Wednesday-Friday 9am to 2pm. 

kristy hibbert

International makeup artist Kristy, has been in the beauty industry for 15 years doing everything from LA Fashion week, NZ fashion week, fashion makeup tutoring and MAC artistry. She offers special occasion makeup appointments, one-on-one makeup lessons, brow shaping and tints. Outgoing and fun, Kristy has the experience to take you from day to night and help you up skill your own makeup application. She will give you tips, tricks and an overall positive experience. We encourage you to take advantage of Kristy's knowledge and experience to help complete your look. 

Sean alexandra

As a professionally qualified and highly trained Nail Therapist Sean provides Luca clients with access to expert nail care advice, maintainable nail enhancements options and elegant nail art. Continuously looking for avenues to up skill and participate in advanced classes, she is acquainted with all aspects of nail therapy. Sean’s caring approach, high standard of work and advanced technical understanding of nail technology sets her apart. Taking pride in creating beautiful looking, long lasting nails, Sean also ensures your nails are treated with the utmost care to maintain or improve their health and beauty, you’re in safe hands!

ruby Lawrence

Ruby is our youngest member of staff and is pursuing a career in hair styling and makeup. She has experience in large salons and happily finds herself in a boutique salon at Luca, suiting her gentle and kind disposition. We look forward to watching Ruby develop and learn the craft of making people feel amazing.

isaiah reid

A multi talent, Isaiah is a competitive dancer specialising in Hip Hop. He supports the salon from front of house to offering the most incredible scalp massages in the city. We feel very fortunate to have Isaiah a part of our team. Please contact Isaiah for all your appointment needs. He is in the salon Tuesday through to Saturday. 

Milan Lefaoseu

Milan is studying Information Systems at Victoria University. She has an eye for design and enjoys working in a creative industry. Milan works closely with Sophia on all aspects of Luca's social media and website design. You will find Milan in the Salon on Saturday supporting our stylists.