Lauren Main


Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Iron and Ivy, Lauren is an Internationally trained hairstylist with over 20 years’ experience in her craft. Her instinctive understanding and feel for hair enabled her to excel in the industry, becoming a teacher of specialized cutting techniques at just 22 and earning a distinction at Toni & Guy before starting her residency at the prestigious award-winning Reuben Wood salon in the Northern Quarter of Manchester.

Lauren is an extraordinary talent, which can only be seen to its full extent in a unique salon such as Iron and Ivy. her ability to empower women with hair that is sexy and feminine, lifting their confidence, and improving how they feel about themselves truly is a gift.

Here at Iron + Ivy, she has created a space to make her own rules and work towards her client’s desires as closely as possible. Widely regarded for her professionalism and dedication to her craft and is a perfectionist in every sense of the word, taking her work very seriously. Her talent for creative and inventive techniques is outstanding.

Being instinctive and highly visual, Lauren is an expert colorist – renowned for the French art of Balayage, she has built up an acclaimed reputation over her years in the hairdressing industries both in the UK and New Zealand. Her expert knowledge and artistic eye mean she’s constantly called on by women throughout the country to achieve the unachievable when it comes to hair colorization.

Lauren, as the Artistic Director is focused on leading from the front and through Innovation, not Imitation, she seeks to create new styles and techniques that enhance the “Iron + Ivy” approach to cutting and styling.

Lauren Mcmurray Sherwin

For me, Hairdressing is more than a career – it’s my life.

I thrive in the salon environment and I feel so honored to have such amazing and supportive clients. I have a love and passion for the craft that is indescribable. I’m very honest and open with my clients, whether I’m cutting, coloring or styling, my enthusiasm and inspirations are constantly evolving, and I am driven by my love of hair, people and fashion. I believe in consistently learning and growing my own talents, allowing me to invest and grow those of my fantastic team at Iron and Ivy.

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As one of Iron and Ivy’s Senior Artists, Karly possess a keen eye and attention to detail – two qualities that have helped her evolve into one of Queenstown’s most desirable stylists for her specialized techniques.

A natural artist, her raw talent and personality drives her passion within the world of colour and she can create innovative, modern and natural colours which are tailored to each individual.

Karly is truly one of Queenstown’s leaders in the art of Balayage, transformations are her speciality and she showcases this daily through her work.

Karly Penner

Having worked alongside Lauren McMurray for the past five years, Karly is a key member of the Iron and Ivy collective. Karly brings over ten years of international industry experience in both cutting and coloring to the team at Iron and Ivy.

Originally from Canada, Karly has been living in New Zealand for six years. Her creative passion doesn’t just start and stop at hair, She is easily spotted within the studio looking amazing and with a killer smile and personality to boot.


Niamh’s attention to detail and meticulous approach to hair artistry has earned her a place as one of the most sought after hair artists in Queenstown.

Ever the perfectionist, Niamh is always developing new techniques to add to her repertoire of skills. Whether you’re looking for a full makeover, or if you just want to refresh your current style, Niamh is excited to work with you to create a beautiful look that will last.

With a passion for everything color, Niamh is a specialist at helping you obtain that dream hair you’ve always wanted.


Niamh is one of Queenstown’s most recognizable names in hair styling and color work. Having worked on the local scene for six years, Niamh has excelled in all areas of hair artistry and has created a strong following of loyal clientele.

Originating from Ireland, Niamh has over 15 years of experience in the industry and this shines through in her confident and warm friendly personality.



Amy is usually the first person you’ll meet at Iron and Ivy.

She is across all our communication channels, emails, phone calls, and Social Media.

This is in addition to looking after you during your experience at Iron and Ivy and ensuring that you enjoy your time with us in the studio.


Amy comes to us all the way from the UK, despite being an exotic mix of Greek and German, she has the charisma and banter that our clients love

With years of experience in customer service and client care, Amy brings her repertoire of personality, charm, and customer care to the Iron and Ivy Experience


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