(Kafune was known as Ripe Hairdressing prior to rebranding in 2017)


I have been a client of Lou for many years and at times when traveling I’ve had to use other stylists but none compare to Lou. The atmosphere at Kafune is relaxed, inviting and professional. Lou and her team always greet me with a big smile and I always feel welcome. I work on a rostered basis and at times my roster changes and the team at Kafune go above and beyond to find a solution. I always leave the salon looking good and feeling great and thats all down to Lou and her team.


I have been going to Lou at Ripe Hairdressing for around five years now.
Lou and her team have impressed me with their consistent, top quality standards and professionalism.
The salon always looks attractive, modern and clean and tidy and the staff are fantastic.
Lou is constantly striving to improve her client service, she has a personal connection with each of her clients and really listens to exactly what they want.
Lou has the ability to make my visit the highlight of my day.. and that’s how it should be… I always feel great once I’ve had my hair done at Ripe.


I have had my hair cut and coloured by Lou for several years now. She is so good I followed her when she started up her own Salon. She listens to what I want, has good ideas and is a wonderful stylist.
I would not want to go to anyone else. Plus she is such a lovely person.


Lou has now been my hairdresser for 13 years. I met her when I first came to New Zealand with very short hair and Lou was an apprentice.
Lou has taken me, from my very short hair with highlights, to growing my hair, to embracing my curls, to colouring my hair, to doing my hair for my wedding, to now most recently suggesting something different, when I said I wanted a change, and I believe it’s the best hairstyle I’ve ever had.
I have followed Lou across Auckland all these years, (I drive 30 minutes to see Lou now) as never wanted Lou to not cut and style my hair.
I love my visits to Lou. The service is exceptional, I feel pampered, spoilt and always come out feeling a million dollars.
Lou is my hairdresser who is a friend, who is professional, extremely talented, always up with the latest styles and trends and who is a happy, fun-loving wonderful person.


Myself, my two children (who are now young adults) and my Mum, have all been going to Ripe Hairdressing for many years. Ripe Hairdressing is a warm, friendly, welcoming salon and owner Lou and her staff make you feel right at home. From the latest magazines to an assortment of teas, coffee or water, you feel pampered, valued and appreciated.
Importantly, Lou and her team of qualified hairdressers actually listen to what you want and they are always happy to suggest alternatives all targeted at catering just for you. If you are looking for consistent quality, value for money, up to the minute advice and professional styling delivered with warmth and friendliness …. look no further than Ripe Hairdressing.


I have been going to Ripe Hairdressing for a few years when my hairdresser Corinne decided to move on from another salon. I had no hesitation on moving with Corinne as I like the way she does my hair in style and colour. She is very attentive to your needs and that’s what I look for in a hairdresser, it is all about the client. I do visit this lovely establishment every two weeks as I love my hair looking good and the atmosphere is relaxed. Corinne now is hairdresser to my daughter and son who are both fussy as well and she also makes a damn good cup of tea.


Lou is my hairdresser and she has been styling my hair for over 10 years now.
Lou is an amazing hairdresser who is very professional, dedicated and meticulous. I have followed Lou around Auckland before she set up her own successful salon as I couldn’t find anyone else who could cut and colour my hair to suit me and make me look fabulous.
I always feel a million bucks when I walk out of Lou’s salon. The service you receive from Lou and her team is outstanding. I always look forward to my regular hair appointments with Ripe Hairdressing. You are the best salon in town!