Creative Director Wayne owned Shape Hair Design in Wellington, New Zealand, for 28 years (one of the largest leading salons in New Zealand) before opening his Teddington salon here in the UK.  

He is a dedicated educator and has presented hair styling shows in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. He has also produced training videos and is a regular contributor to numerous fashion and hair magazines.  

A talented and experienced photographer, Wayne also contributed step-by-step guides for the popular Women’s Day magazine on ‘how to get the look’, styling the models and producing the photographs.  He has also styled and photographed most of the images you see on this website today. 

Wayne has had great success with various hairdressing competitions, and he was a Hair Expo New Zealand Hairdresser of the year finalist.

What Wayne’s Clients Say

Wayne has been described as a “hairdressing magician“!  Find out why his loyal clients think he’s the best hairdresser in the Teddington area:

56 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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Judith Jones
I’ve been a client of Wayne’s at Shape for several years now and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Wayne is a perfectionist and I’m always delighted with the finished results. I highly recommend Wayne and his colleagues at Shape. Well worth the money.
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Lucy Skennerton
First visit to Shape and couldn’t be happier. Revamped colour and a great cut. Wayne is clearly massively experienced and knowledgeable- very safe pair of hands. I’ll be back!
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Sue Jenkins
Just been for my third cut since returning to SW London and I am delighted to have found Wayne. He listens, and then makes it happen! Very happy. The cut stays beautiful for several weeks. I’m sorted!
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Wayne gave me the best cut I have ever had , I can definitely recommend him . He is very knowledgeable about hair and very skilful in his cutting technique.
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Daisy Roots
I have been a regular customer at Shape for over 7 years, and have only praise for this lovely salon. Wayne, the Creative Director, is a highly talented hair stylist, who always cuts my curly hair really well. I particularly appreciate his consistent approach, something which I have not previously experienced at other salons. Wayne is ably supported by rising star Eunice, who does my gloss colour really well. I could not recommend Shape more highly - a real gem on Teddington High Street.
Thanks Daisy for your review it’s always a pleasure to have you at the salon.
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Melissa O\'Connor
I recently had my hair cut by Wayne after a long time avoiding a trip to a salon as I’m always left disappointed with the result. I was really happy with how my cut turned out and how Wayne took time to see what was best for my hair to look good. I also got a smoothing treatment on my hair, and as someone who just looks at water and my hair frizzes, already can feel a massive improvement with the texture and condition of my hair. Would highly recommend.
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Lynne Nelson
I have found the best salon in the area! Wayne is very thorough, listens to his clients and takes his time to explain what will and won't work - and why. He has a very 'no nonsense' way about him, which I loved and after years of disappointing haircuts with other salons I left my appointment today looking and feeling great, grinning from ear to ear! Salon extremely clean and all covid guidelines adhered to. I will definitely be back!
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jane hansell
After my previous hairdresser I'd been going to for more than 30 years retired, I faced the daunting prospect of finding someone as good. I had several unsuccessful attempts locally and then someone recommended Wayne and his team. Best recommendation ever. He is so good at cutting my wavy hair (not many hairdressers in my experience are good at this) and has created a style for me that is 'classically modern' and makes me look at least 10 years younger (along with the lovely highlights that have also been done). I wont go anywhere else now so am hoping Wayne will be here for a very long time. The salon atmosphere is also pleasant - no loud music unlike elsewhere.
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Lisa Jayne O'Connor
If like me you always read reviews but hate writing them, then you will realise how impressed I am with Shape Hair Design that I am prepared to write my one and only magnum opus. I’ve been going to Wayne for a while now and the man is no less than a hairdressing magician, he works miracles ! For someone who has spent most of her adult life having a bad hair day this has been life changing, I wouldn’t go anywhere else now. Wayne and his team are so nice and make even self conscious people like me welcome, 5 stars just isn’t enough !