Our Team


Ursula Wyss Hair Design is a hair salon offering the latest trends and techniques in hair styling. The whole team is highly-trained and skilled to give you the hairstyle you want as well as plenty of advice on how to keep your hair looking great afterwards.

What’s more, the salon is your oasis of peace and tranquillity: a pleasant place where you can relax and recharge while our team work on transforming your hair.

The team at Ursula Wyss Hair Design believes that you should enjoy your hair – as well as your time in the salon.

Wella RED salon

Ursula Wyss Hair Design is a Wella RED salon, providing an elite standard of hairdressing. As well as exclusively using products from the Wella Professional range, the team receives regular training on all the latest hairdressing techniques and methods.

Meet the team




Marcelo Gonzalez

Marcelo, now owner and director of UWHD has been working alongside Ursula since 2005, when the salon relocated to the City from the North Shore. With more years than he would admit in the hair industry, Marcelo brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to UWHD. Marcelo has the perfect balance between skill, consistency, attention to detail and a superb customer service .

After 10 years absorbing the culture and philosophy of Ursula Wyss, Marcelo has the drive to build on this and take the salon to the next level. A celebrated hairdresser in Argentina, Chile and Australia; Marcelo recently earned the WELLA Master Colour Expert (MCE) title. Marcelo is one of only a dozen stylists in New Zealand to attend this prestigious course.

Hairdressing is Marcelo’s life. With a strong passion for his work, a natural talent for hair colouring, and dedication to continued training; Marcelo approaches his new and regular clients with both enthusiasm and care. You can find him at any South American BBQ’s, or riding his motorbike around NZ, if he’s not at UWHD.

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Ursula Wyss

Ursula Wyss

Master Stylist

Ursula Wyss

Founder of UWHD, and with more than three decades in the hair industry, Ursula is still one of the key figures at the salon . An icon and source of inspiration for today’s big names, Ursula is still forming and molding new talents for the hair industry. With a vast knowledge of any trend, style and shape that has been out there; Ursula keeps inspiring and guiding the new and the not so new stylists at UWHD. Being a Hair Stylist is Ursula’s passion and her goal is to provide 100% customer satisfaction. With her warm and caring personality she makes every client feel like a VIP! Ursula’s European style and impeccable sense of fashion continues to inspire the team and clients alike. She’ is the cornerstone of UWHD.

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Master Stylist/Educator

Chrissy Assmann

Originally from Germany, Chrissy’s accent may have changed a little but her German heritage remains strong. Based at an upmarket salon in Hamburg, Chrissy developed a notable reputation as a hair stylist, gaining a Master of Hairdressing, the European equivalent to a university degree. She’s worked on European Fashion Week’s and toured around Germany as a stylist with music bands & singers.
Chrissy is passionate about hair and gained incredible experience working around the world. She has elegance and a superb sense of styling, and clients (and colleagues) are super impressed with her colour work, mixing up to six colours yet managing to achieve soft hues and natural shades. Chrissy’s friendly and bubbly personality coupled with a delightful sense of fashion makes for a complete understanding of customer service. When not in the salon you’ll find Chrissy hanging out with friends, enjoying New Zealand’s activities & nature, trying out new hip food & fashion places or traveling around the globe.

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Senior Stylist

Ezra Perese

Ezra joined the UWHD team in 2013, Ezra comes from completion of his studies at Servilles, a makeup artist course, as well as valuable floor experience in a boutique Auckland Salon.
He is well organised and is building a consistent clientele, to match his talent and vision with colors and cuts.
With a flamboyant personality, excellent practical work, Ezra has the drive and perfect combination for a bright career in the hairdressing industry.
When Ezra is not in the salon, he is working on photo shoots as a makeup artist and hair stylist, loves to party with friends and dreams about living and working in New York



Kaeya Jean

Kaeya is UWHD youngest member; her lovely nature and soft disposition already making her a favored one with clients.
Having completed one year of training at Servilles, Kaeya is now finishing her second year as an apprentice at UWHD; a very impressive commitment for such a young spirit.
A great listener coupled with a willingness to learn, Kaeya has quickly added her pleasurable style at UWHD. Kaeya has all the talent it takes to become a top stylist! In her free time she enjoys camping with friends, spontaneous road trips and indulging in the many beautiful beaches throughout New Zealand. She aspires to combine two of her passions, hair and travel, by one day working on luxury cruise ships

The salon

UWHD is located on the corner of Upper Queen & Randolph Streets, very close to the CBD.
This easily accessible salon, with generous client parking, borders Auckland’s Arts Scene, galleries & cafes.
Designed by well-known local Architect, Philip Jones from Jones Architects, the building boasts modern straight lines, nude concrete, glass, timber flooring; the interior exuding warmth within a contemporary mood.
Enjoy being pampered by our professional team in a relaxing atmosphere sipping Café style coffee or a glass of wine on a late night.


The salon carries the full WELLA Professional range of hair care treatments and styling products..

  • Sebastian Professional
  • Sp System Professional
  • Wella Style & Care
  • Nioxin

We also stock

  • GHD, Softliss keratin system, Denman brushes & combs