Salon History

Wellington's Longest Running Hair Salon Celebrates 80 Years.

Hair Salon History

Salon's 80th Anniversary
Gosh - It's so hard to believe that our humble boutique salon at 96 Karori Road, Karori has been cutting and styling peoples hair for more than 80 years. It was Eileen Peel who first established the store as a hairdressing salon in 1932. To think of all the hundreds of thousands of Wellingtonian's who must have been in and out of this place over the years is just mind boggling.
With us being the Eighth (recordered) owner/operator of the salon, we're so honored to be apart of its rich history.

Historical research reveals Wellington’s (Perhaps New Zealand’s) longest running Hair Salon.

Celebrating 80 Years hairdressing in Karori WellingtonExtensive research conducted by the current owners of Taboo Hair Salon, has successfully undercovered the complete past history of the Hair Salon at 96 Karori Road, Karori Wellington. The research confirmed that the shop has consistently been a hairdressing salon since 1932 (80 years!). It's now believed to be Wellington's Longest Running Hair Salon.

Shop History (96 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington) Listed Below:-

2009 - Taboo Hair Salon -Tina Fox (Hairdresser)
1965 - Cottles Hair Stylists -Robert Cottle (Hairdresser)
1957 - V Beauty Salon -Mr H B Vickery (Hairdresser)
1953 - Laurelee Beauty Salon -Kay Walshaw (Hairdresser)
1946 - Ms Kirkwood (Hairdresser)
1942 - Ms E Evington (Hairdresser)
1938 - Ms Phylls Barret (Hairdresser)
1932 - Ms Eileen Peel*  (Hairdresser)
1931 - Mrs E Benjamin (Draper)
1928 - Miss Zeta Baker (Milliner- sold ladies hats)
1926 - Building’s Construction Began.

*1932 First recorded Hairdresser in shop.
Information sourced from the Wellington City Library
and The Wellington City Archives.