Niki Z

My promise to you, my valued client

Allow me to perform my tasks today with an open mind, a giving heart, tolerant ears and a soothing voice. Let my hands move swiftly and with purpose, creating beautiful results and allow only good and healing energy to pass through me to each and every person I touch. Let me give freely of myself to each one, giving only the best of what I have and who I am.

Certifications:

  • Great Lengths Certified
  • Shrink Link Certified
  • Dream Catchers Certified
  • Skinny Weft Certified
  • Chemo Girls Extensions Certified
  • Micro-Bead Extensions

Niki Z. has been a hair artisan since 1988, beginning her career on the west coast and relocating to NYC in the mid ’90’s. Since then she has worked in Europe and the Middle East training and educating salon professionals. She is actively involved in the beauty and fashion community in a wide variety of capacities. As a master hair colorist, hair extension specialist, hair stylist and makeup artist, she has been recruited to instruct for some of the world’s leading hair color and extension companies as an onstage presenter at hair shows and in salons.


She is a highly acclaimed instructor within her field and has performed educational presentations at hair shows and in salons around the country for many of the world’s leading hair color and hair extension companies. Niki has been an educator and platform artist for such acclaimed companies as Deva Curl, Goldwell, Swarzkopt Int’l, Chromastics and Microchet, to name a few. 


Her talent and knowledge in the exciting art of hair fashion is evidenced by her professional confidence and personal philosophy of “telling it like it is.” This is a unique and refreshing stance in the sometimes hedonistic and often self-serving world of personal beauty. Niki Z. is always eager to educate clients as well as the public about their beauty choices and options. Constantly striving to Xtend the best of herself, Niki provides straightforward information so that each person she touches leaves with sound advice and most importantly…The Perfect Look!

What Our Clients Have to Say

"She is an expert!"

"My curly long hair dreams have become my reality!"

"I can’t recommend Niki enough!"

I had the best experience with Niki! She has everything, all the tools, set up, and product of a high end salon without the exposure and hectic atmosphere – very classy! (When you go you will get what I mean.) Niki set up her business initially in AZ to assist cancer patients with hair services. She began her career in NYC and abroad, so she is a pro with funky color, cuts, extensions etc. and gets the city style vibe thing – working well also with the LGBT community! I’ve also noticed how great she is with clients who have challenges managing their natural curl. On two occasions it was nice to see her coaching clients with techniques they can use to enhance their natural texture. I love this gal, but more importantly, she is an expert! Save yourself a trip to Scottsdale for hair – if you want quality, style, fair pricing and privacy locally – this experience is completely SPOT ON. I feel fortunate to have discovered her in Gilbert. If you’re savvy, you may find yourself making the trip from Scottsdale to Gilbert! Check her out!  

- D.K.

"I can’t recommend Niki enough!"

"My curly long hair dreams have become my reality!"

"I can’t recommend Niki enough!"

As someone who is uneasy around new people, new environments can be difficult. My family move to a new country every couple of years and this means a new salon. *groan* New stylist *cringe*. Moving so often has exposed me to more than my share of tearfully bad haircuts and I usually wait as long as possible to book in to a new place. Sometimes a year or more. Within my first few weeks in Doha I was extremely fortunate to be referred to Niki. I was told she would be perfect for me and not to worry about anything. I gave my usual polite response, but booked an appointment and held my breath. I never should have worried. Niki is amazing. She instantly put me at ease, was very receptive to my ideas, was very forthright about what would and wouldn’t work for my hair and how we could get the result I wanted. My color was always stunning and the haircut perfectly structured. Niki made me very comfortable, boosted my confidence, and even taught me how to better look after my hair. I can’t recommend Niki enough. I wish she had moved to Australia with me. -Candice Basey-Fisher

"My curly long hair dreams have become my reality!"

"My curly long hair dreams have become my reality!"

"My curly long hair dreams have become my reality!"

 My first experience with Niki when she was with Curls Gone Wild was amazing! Her professional approach and attention to detail hooked me forever! I was so glad to have finally found a hair dresser who truly understood every aspect of curly hair! And not just curly hair in general, but she took the time to understand MY curls! Her hair cut was like nothing I have ever had! And the color is rich and vibrant, with texture and dimension! I’ve spent way too many years and way too much money in expensive trendy salons! I’m so glad I have found Niki! I feel like my hair is finally in good hands! And, that I finally know how to handle my hair too! Thanks to Niki, I now can rock curly beautiful extensions! They look completely natural! It’s great having a hair dresser that is both knowledgeable and experienced. She has mastered several hair extension techniques which allows me to pick the best for my personal desires. She always puts the continued health and growth of my natural hair as first priority. Thanks to Niki, my curly long hair dreams have become my reality! 

- Danielle Gilmore 

"She did the amazing magic on my hair!"

"Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde"

"My curly long hair dreams have become my reality!"

I have natural waves but throughout the years it got damaged so when I wash and leave it… it looks like a mop. I went to Niki Z. once and she did the amazing magic on my hair! I came out of the salon with amazing bouncy sexy curls and loved it! She has ability to also pick the right color to suit me! Simply talented and helps to have a hairdresser with nice bubbly personality and gorgeous hair as well 

-Karen Pereira

"Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde"

"Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde"

"Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde"

Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde while I was in Doha. Never have I had so much hair envy going on as when Niki did my hair! She used her fabulous painting on technique. I have recently moved back to London and went to Harvey Nicks which advertised the same technique. Well it wasn’t a patch on Niki’s skills, if only I was in the states all my hair worries would be over! 

-Hannah Falconer 

"I was never so happy with my hair"

"Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde"

"Niki transformed my hair from a block bleach blonde to a fabulous natural beach blonde"

I was never so happy with my hair as the 20 year span that Niki did my hairstyle. From raging reds and deep violets to Japanese straightening, her suggestions on color and expertise on cut & style always got me rave reviews! I was never so happy as those years when Niki did my hair and it’s been a real quest to find someone as talented over the past years to replace her. 

-Marion

"Niki is a personable hair professional"

"Niki is a personable hair professional"

"Niki is a personable hair professional"

 I met Niki at Jason Croy Salon in 2005. Niki always cut and colored my hair beautifully. Not only is Niki a personable hair professional, she listened to my needs and I was always more than satisfied. 

NYC needs Niki back and so do I. 

- Rodie Kaiser

Arizona Beauty Blog