Morgan and Morgan Urban Retreat

Become a V.I.P November 30, 2017 16:48

Our Morgan & Morgan VIP program is our loyalty experience reserved for our most devoted salon guests.

As a Morgan & Morgan VIP we hope that you will feel like you are part of our family and that truly ‘our house is your house’

We are on the move! November 29, 2017 09:44

From January 2018
Change is in our Future

From 4th January 2018 Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat will be in a new location

The salon will be located in a new home on Lake Rd...roughly a 5 minute walk from where we are now.
Our official address is Shop 1 1-7 The Strand Takapuna (the Council Building)...but our entrance is on Lake Rd (right next to our friends at 'Shut the Front Door"

It's a big decision to move our you might wonder WHY????

Our current lease is up for renewal, but the building is under a demolition clause which means the landlords could ask us to move when they are ready to redevelop. 
And we know that redevelopment is in their plans for the next few years (they have acquired the front property to allow for this), so rather than spending money on refurbishment which we definitely need) we made the call to find us a new permanent home

The chance to redesign, recalibrate and refresh!

The new salon space has been designed with you, our clients, in mind so some of your favourite features (like the Hair Spa) are going to be even more relaxing with extra features to ensure your comfort and to enhance your experience. 

We also have plans to make changes in the way we do things that will have
a positive outcome for future generations, the environment and our industry as a whole.

So you might be asking...from January, where will you park?

Underneath the new salon is the Secure Parking Building
A minute away is the Anzac Street Carpark, down by the ocean is the Tournament Parking
If you download the AT App there is a tonne of street parking within a stones throw of the new salon
For more options check out the website Parkopedia who show parking charges, opening hours and a parking map of all Takapuna car parks, street parking, parking meters and private garages.

The new space has been designed by Ela Purnell and is a refreshing change from our current location. We have paid particular attention to the lighting, the air-conditioning and the hair spa to make sure you love the new salon and can relax in comfort

Click here to see what we have done so far and to keep up with the build

So for now you are up to date with the plans. If you have any questions please talk to us at your next appointment. 
We will keep you in the loop as we get closer to the time and advise you of any changes you might need to be aware of (not that we have too many planned) apart from the new address! 

As part of the shift, we are having a slight re-brand...nothing too dramatic but you will see a new logo and a change in our name

Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat will become Morgan & Morgan The Hair Collective but we promise to continue to strive for excellence in everything we do and rest assured that your hair happiness is our mission

Book your next hair appointment in your own time

On-line booking is now available at Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat 

Click here to book 

Whats Hot...December November 29, 2017 09:00


What's hot this month?

Just in time for summer...and the perils of Auckland humidity


15 Quick & Easy Ways to Change Up Your Look November 29, 2017 09:00

Life is too short for boring beauty. Instead of settling, give yourself a beauty makeover in 20 minutes or less by making small, but impactful adjustments to your typical routine.

Sound too good to be true? Well, by getting creative with your haircolour or even just stepping up your brow game, you can spice up your entire look in a matter of minutes. So, go ahead, and try that new style you’ve been eyeing on Instagram.

It’s totally worth the beauty risk. Wondering what you can do to change up your look in a matter of minutes?

Morgan & Morgan Christmas Hours November 29, 2017 08:55

Do you have a Christmas beauty game plan? Or are you planning that summer 'do' for January

Its time to get ready for the festive party season!

Check out whats happening this season....


Short Hair...Don't Care! November 29, 2017 08:00

Whoever said blondes have more fun clearly forgot about people with short haircuts.

With less hair, there’s more freedom, and let’s not forget the other practical benefits of short hairstyles as well.

Not only does short hair require less drying time, it also tends to look healthier than longer hair since dry ends are regularly snipped off.

Blonde Ambitions November 29, 2017 08:00

Whether you choose platinum, butterscotch, bronde or any other shades of blonde in between, going blonde is bound to give you an extra bounce in your step.

You’re not rocking just any haircolor any more—you’re rocking the most eye-catching haircolor out there.

Trend Collection October 03, 2017 15:30

Inspired by international fashion runways, hairdressing trends all incredibly diverse and each set to ignite our creative imaginations.

This spring/summer look represents the glamour and sophistication of the opulence trend


Weeks after colouring your hair blonde, you may start to notice something strange: the shade you left the salon with is no more, and now your hair has taken on an undesired yellow, orange or red tone. What gives? Brassy hair, that’s what.

Ask the Experts: Thinking Short for Summer? September 12, 2017 13:25

One of the best things about hair is the ability to experiment with style whenever the mood strikes. So, when it comes to making a major switch, like getting a short haircut, we’re here for you. 

We asked our Creative Director Erin Beech for her advice if you are thinking of a dramatic change...

Getting Ready for Your Wedding Day September 12, 2017 12:56

We all know how important is your wedding hairstyle is?

Your wedding hairdo can make or break a stunning bridal look, and it is important to have the right advice when choosing a bridal hairstyle. Our Morgan & Morgan stylists specialise in helping you get it right and take the stress out of the style

Ask the Experts: What Hair Colour is Right for Me? September 12, 2017 12:37

We asked Salon Owner, Educator and all round expert in things colourful, Jennifer Morgan to give us an insiders guide to help you decide what colour or technique is best for your skin tone, hair type or lifestyle!

pH-Bonder September 10, 2017 10:00 1 Comment

pH-Bonder: The in-Salon Treatment All Colour Addicts Need

This treatment will save your hair from harm!

Buzzy salon services often sneak up on you. They start as whispers among stylists and trickle down through social media and beauty blogs. If you colour your hair, the current "it" service you should be asking us about is pH-Bonder.

4 Spring Blonde Colour Ideas Beyond the Classics September 06, 2017 08:42

Is you hair ready for a spring blonde but you want something different than classic, traditional hair colour?

The Modern Shag August 01, 2017 18:19

Move over lob, there’s a new hot haircut that’s going to begin its reign this winter. While the shag may always be associated with the ‘70s, Mick Jagger has nothing on the modern update of the cut

LET’S BE CLEAR August 01, 2017 17:31

If you’re well past your teens and still have acne – you’re not alone. It’s somewhat expected to have a pimply face when you’re still in school but when you’re a respectable grown-up with responsibilities, it can be much more difficult to accept. What makes matters worse is that you’ll often be seeing pimples and wrinkles together – which surely must be a cruel joke on the part of the universe.

New Redken Clean Maniac August 01, 2017 17:27

It’s no secret that beauty fanatics can’t stop raving about the benefits of micellar water. Whether it’s for removing waterproof makeup or used as a quick way to refresh the skin, these gentle cleansers can seemingly do it all. However, micellar waters are no longer exclusive to your skincare. Now Redken's new Clean Maniac brings the power of micelles into your shower.

Runway Inspired Winter Trends August 01, 2017 17:20

Looking to update your styling options while we wait for Spring to finally hit?

Here is a look at the key trends (off the runways of NYC & Paris) for Autumn Winter 2017 alongside the way it has been adapted for the streets

The Ultimate Hair Dictionary August 01, 2017 15:00

Hair Dictionary
What is our hair made of? Why do some people have dandruff? How long can people grow their hair? Check our hair dictionary for interesting information on hair and learn some hairy definitions in the process

Revive Dull Hair July 31, 2017 16:10


From heat styling and colouring to the dulling effects of product build-up, your hair goes through a lot. Here we explain how to resuscitate lacklustre locks.

Cinderella Package July 23, 2017 13:52

Stand out from the crowd, with a look created for you, inspired by the red-carpet

Our special Cinderella Hair & Make-up Package is designed so you feel like a star at your ball!

Tanya Colman Master Colourist & Stylist July 14, 2017 14:05

Tanya Colman Master Colourist & Stylist

Ask The Experts: How to Fix Winter Bad Hair Days July 12, 2017 11:51

Bad hair days can happen to good people. Instead of trudging through the workday with lifeless locks or tons of frizz, use your best beauty products to tame your mane once and for all. Here are seven reasons that you might be having a bad hair day and how to recover.

We had a chat with Salon Director Steve Morgan to get some advice on how to tackle those bad hair moments 

Ask the Experts: Do blondes really have more fun? July 07, 2017 17:33

The legend goes that those with glistening golden locks are more likely to pack a punch or two when it comes to having fun.

So to find out more, we talked to Morgan & Morgan Urban Retreat's most experienced colourist Jennifer Morgan about what is available for in-salon colouring at the moment