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21 Apr
Ashleigh Good by Matt Benns for RIKA Magazine S/S15

Celebrating one of her home’s best summer spots, internationally renowned kiwi model Ashleigh Good is photographed by Jen Carey at Piha beach for the cover story of RIKA Magazine Spring/Summer 2015. Keeping in tune with that summer feel, Matt Benns, Creative Hair Director of Stephen Marr, keeps Ashleigh’s hair loose, healthy and textural – as

07 Apr
Matt Benns for The Denizen

We love the sleek and shiny hair Matt Benns of Stephen Marr Ponsonby created for the autumn issue of the eternally stylish Denizen magazine. Photographed by Olivia Hemus, the editorial beautifully blends modern art and high fashion; a visual feast of colour, pattern and texture.

07 Apr
Bad Things by Tommy Stayton

The recently launched kiwi brand Bad Things is the newest venture for acclaimed fashion designer Mala Brajkovic. A combination of skate and punk cultures, their look book features friends and family, as well as iconic figures such as the original Dog Town Z-boys skateboarder Peggy Oki. Tommy of Stephen Marr Newmarket perfectly fits into the

31 Mar
WARM + WAVY AUTUMN HAIR

Soft, shiny, natural waves and warm copper and amber tones. This season, we’re going back to basics – with lush, healthy hair being the key focus. In celebration of Autumn, Emma from Stephen Marr Takapuna has put together favourite products for keeping your hair in top condition… COLOUR | The Original & Mineral CCT (Clean

24 Mar
WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET | Maggie Pang

An essential part of our creative team, Maggie Pang of Stephen Marr Newmarket is an absolute hero when it comes to creating big, glamorous curls. Styling hair looks for magazine editorial and runway, Maggie’s understated, rock ‘n’ roll style echoes throughout all of her work. How do you take your coffee? Good old flat white,

20 Mar
MARR MUSE: Billie Popovic

We heard through the grapevine that local artist Billie Popovic was wanting to cut all her hair off into a Bieber-do then dye it some crazy colour. We obviously had to get our hands on her hair immediately because this kind of dramatic, off-the-wall makeover does not come around every day! So Matt Benns of

09 Mar
Hiding In Plain Sight | Schon! Magazine

Matt Benns of Stephen Marr Ponsonby uses Sans [ceuticals] to create beautifully soft skin and textural hair for this Schön! Magazine online exclusive. Photographer David K Shields. Stylist Samara Wilson uses pieces by Prada, Miu Miu and Diesel. Makeup by Jon Kopae. Models: Saveja Ellison Clyne Models, Ariki McKinney Kirsty Bunny Mgmt, Cait Kneller Clyne Models, Will Bowman Red

06 Mar
LADY IN RED | HOW-TO ‘CLOSER’

Lady In Red | Look #2 Complex and unpredictable, sexy and vulnerable, Alice Ayres, played by Natalie Portman in the 2004 film Closer, is one of our chosen sirens for our recent Lady In Red show. Matt Benns and Kiekie Stanners talk us through how they created The Pink Wig look using Love Kevin Murphy and MAC Cosmetics…

03 Mar
WE’D LIKE YOU TO MEET | Leigh Keepa

Never one to be too quiet (he’s English), or seen without his signature man bun (he’s been wearing them years before the current trend started), newly married and extremely talented, Leigh Keepa is an integral part of our team at Stephen Marr Ponsonby… How do you take your coffee? Really wet What is your hidden

03 Mar
Lady In Red | How-To ‘Nine and 1/2 Weeks’

Lady In Red | Look #1 Strong and professional during the day, and sexy siren after hours, one of our favourite film heroines is character Elizabeth McGraw of the film ‘Nine and 1/2 Weeks’ played by blonde bombshell Kim Basinger. Matt Benns and Kiekie Stanners talk us through how they created this Loose French Roll