About

Philosophy

We are proud to have been consistently recognised as the top salon team in the country since we first opened 11 years ago. The combination of our unique cultures, specialty skill sets and creative passions is what defines us. We are famed for our salon collections, as well as our work in magazine editorial and on catwalks around the globe.

Our comprehensive in-house training programme, founded on well-researched creative inspiration and trade discipline, keeps the entire team passionately abreast of the latest in international trends and techniques.

We are conscious about our environmental impact, working primarily with Davines Sustainable Beauty and Oribe.
At D&M, distinct roles are fluid, the atmosphere is alive and energy is infectious.

We love what we do.

Awards

D&M is the proud home of Hair Expo Hairdresser of the Year 2016, 2017 & 2018. We are active in our pursuit to offer the highest calibre of service and skill, and are internationally and locally recognized for our efforts and achievements.

Awards

2018-2019 AIPP Awards

Danny Pato - Finalist for Best Avant-Garde
Danny Pato - Finalist for Best Video

2018 TCT Awards

Danny Pato - Finalist for Best Avant-Garde Collection
Danny Pato - Finalist for Best Female Commercial

2018 Hair Expo Australasia

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year - winner
Salon Team of the Year - finalist
New Creative Force - finalist (Hannah McClaren)

2017 Hair Expo Australasia

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year - winner
Salon Team of the Year - finalist

2016 Hair Expo Australasia

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year - Winner
Salon Team of the Year - Top 4 Finalist, Best in New Zealand

2015 Hair Expo Australasia

Salon Team of the Year - Top 4 finalist, Best in New Zealand
New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year - Finalist

2014 NZ Best in Beauty Awards

Best Hair Salon - Winner

2014 Metro Best of Auckland

Best Hair Salon - runner up

2014 Industry Awards

Editorial Stylist of the Year - Finalist

2014 Hair Expo Australasia

Salon Team of the Year, top 4 finalist, best in New Zealand

2013 NZ Best in Beauty Awards

Best Hair Salon - Winner

2013 Metro Best of Auckland

Best Hair Salon - Finalist

2012 Metro Best of Auckland

Best Hair Salon - Winner

2011 Wella Trend Vision

Regional Winner

2011 Metro Best of Auckland

Best Hair Salon - Winner

2011 Metro Best of Auckland

Best Cut & Colour - Winner

2011 Hair Expo Australasia

New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year - finalist

2010 Hair Expo Australasia

Salon Team of the Year - top 4 finalist, best in New Zealand

2009 Schwarzkopf Professional NZ Hairdressing Awards

Salon Team of the Year - winner
Hairdresser of the Year - winner
Northern Hairdresser of the Year - winner
Best Photography - winner
Best Make-Up - winner

Giving Back

At D&M, we believe in supporting our community in any way possible, and our entire team participates in a variety of charity projects.

Our latest project with our charity partner KidsCan raised $28,000, through auctioning one-off prints from our 10 year archive of collection images. All funds from the auction went towards helping disadvantaged kids in New Zealand.

Team

Who We Are

Founded by Danny Pato and Michael Sisaengrath, the D&M team has grown to a multi-cultural, loving and talented family of 11 members. We are home to Schwarzkopf Hair Expo Hairdresser of the Year 2016, 2017 & 2018, and our team are Salon Team of the Year finalists from 2014 - 2017.

Danny Pato
Co-founder and Creative Director of D&M, Danny Pato grew up in Greece with five sisters, the very women who sparked his passion for hairdressing. As a child, Danny was always a handful and full of excitement - this blossomed into a love to be in busy environments, on his feet, and meeting lots of wonderful people. Today, Danny works full-time on the salon floor, and juggles training his team, doing fashion editorials, writing industry commentary and being involved in charity projects.

Michael Sisaengrath
Co-Founder and Business Director of D&M, Michael is the team leader and energy that holds D&M together. His infectious humour, boundless passion for hairdressing and advanced skill drives D&M towards excellence and maintains the salon's position as one of the best in Australasia. Michael splits his days working full-time on the salon floor, training his team, doing fashion editorials and being involved in charity projects.

Sustainable Salons

We are inspired to do good things. Salons have a massive impact on the environment, and we don’t want to be part of the problem; we want to be part of the revolution. Working with Sustainable Salons means 95% of our salon waste is recycled.

Using Davines as our main supplier, we can guarantee what we use on our clients has been produced with minimal impact. Davines is the market leader at balancing nature with performance. For example, the colour system we use (Mask with Vibrachrom) with fairtrade organic quinoa is 86% naturally derived, carbon neutral and biodegrades very quickly in the waterways. Plus, it’s super high-performance, creating long-lasting colour results that leaves the hair shiny and soft.