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Introducing Dapper Barber and Style Lounge

If you want en pointe styling and grooming advice you’ve come to the right place.
Dapper Barber and Style Lounge was born out of a passion that Niq James has for men’s grooming and fashion. A love of international travel highlighted a need for a space in the local fashion scene where men could relax in luxury surroundings and be assured that they would receive fashion grooming and styling advice that could hold its own on the global style scene. 
If you want to be Dapper, be our guest.

Our brands

We use and recommend professional hair care products by the following brands.

You can purchase our products here in our online store or in-salon at Headspace & Dapper.

SEB MAN is the new grooming line for the undefinable man – a range of hair care, styling and grooming products, for men who refuse to be categorised. Enabling men to express all versions of themselves, in the most hassle-free way.

Silver Bullet speeds up your styling to the max! Curls, waves and straight hair have never been so fast and easy. With a Silver Bullet tool to suit every curl, wave, hair type and hair style. Select from jumbo curling irons, titanium and ceramic curling irons, triple barrel curling irons, conical curlers, hot rollers, ceramic and titanium hair straighteners and ionic hair dryers. Silver bullet supreme speed and professional performance is second to none.

Who we work with

Our goal is to support businesses to develop a highly-skilled workforce. We do that by setting skill and qualification standards that meet industry needs, supporting successful apprenticeship schemes and working with businesses, employees and schools on programmes that give everyone the best chance of success. We consult with our industries through our members, keeping them up-to-date and inviting them to take part in our meetings.

Hair & Barber New Zealand is committed to professionalism and growth in the New Zealand hairdressing and barber industry. As a member, Headspace become part of an industry body that is dedicated to maintaining professionalism and industry standards. For more information visit Hair & Barber NZ.

At Pivot Point® International, we believe it’s our responsibility to evolve hair and beauty education, challenging the status quo. For over 50 years, our continual commitment to creating rich educational experiences and developing best-in-class educational content, has enabled us to foster over 1 million individuals, on six continents, as they realize sustainable careers within the beauty industry. We know what drives beauty professionals to succeed—what they see as relevant to further their career; we provide education, tools and a community in which to thrive.

The Dapper team

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Niq James

Artistic Director

Niq James has been the artistic director of the successful Christchurch central city salon Headspace and Dapper for over 20 years and leads the talented team of stylists to create an experience where the guests’ needs are at the centre of every interaction. As a well-respected educator, he knows the importance of education to ensure the future growth of staff, salons and the industry. 

Niq is a qualified hairdresser and master barber and holds international IPSN qualification. Niq holds teacher accreditation with Pivot Point International, New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching and was the 2012 winner of HITO New Zealand Hairdressing Trainer of the Year.

Niq also has a strong background in competition work and was former Competition Chair with NZARH. Niq represented New Zealand judging international competitions in Australia, Switzerland, London, Germany and Brazil. Whether training for work in the salon or on the competition floor Niq believes it is education that is paramount to the success of the industry.

As well as leading the team at Headspace & Dapper Niq has been the Chair of Hair and Barber New Zealand (National Association) for four years and in April 2024 he leaves this role to start a new position as CEO.


Book online here

Phone 03 366 1896

Salon location

The Colombo, Shop 24/363 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023


The Colombo has a big dedicated car park. You can access the car park from Elgin Street, Durham Street South or Stanley Street.There is an entrance directly into Headspace and Dapper from the car park.Parking at The Colombo is limited to 180 minutes, with some limited to 30 minutes, unless validated.Provide us with your car rego on arrival at the salon to ensure free parking.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 am – 8 pm

Friday 9:30 am – 6 pm

Saturday 9:30 am – 4 pm

Outside these times by arrangement