meet the team

At Hair to Train you will be taught by a team of qualified industry leading educators. Our amazing team have extensive hairdressing and barbering experience and recognised qualifications. Our educators stay connected to hair salon industry trends by completing work experience in the best hair salons. They regularly attend courses in New Zealand and overseas to bring you the most up to date and innovative training the Bay of Plenty has to offer.

Meet the Team, the Hair To Train Directors.
Hair To Train Directors

Ruth O’Keefe and Peter Robieson are the Directors of Hair to Train. After 25-years as owner and operator of The College of Modern Hairdressing in Palmerston North, Ruth then founded Hair to Train, (Tauranga Hair Design Academy Limited), in 1997.

Ruth and her partner Peter Robieson oversee the governance of Hair to Train. An annual highlight on their calendar is the Hair to Train graduation ceremony, where they get to see first-hand the transformational impact their organisation has on so many lives.

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