About Crèmebrûlée



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to our team

Crèmebrûlée’s Hair and Beauty specialists are highly skilled and trained in all areas of  hair.  We pride ourselves by listening to you and offer you professional hair and beauty advice to make you feel and look your very best.

Our creative team are proud winners of the; 2016 Stella Awards Trades and Service, Service IQ Great Lake Taupo Business Awards 2017 Finalist Medium Business, Finalist 2017 Leadership and Finalist 2017 Community Service.

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Director Master Stylist

Patreece Corban

With over 30 years hairdressing experience and a passion for the hair and beauty industry, Patreece is the driving force behind Crèmebrûlée Hair & Beauty. Patreece is the founder of the award-winning salon ‘Ahead of Time Hair & Beauty Spa in Western Australia. She has since set out to make her dream a reality and is the proud owner of Crèmebrûlée Hair & Beauty. Patreece’s expertise is renowned for her passion for long hair up styling. She has worked in London, Australia and has completed many reputable training courses committed to excellence throughout the world. Patreece is also our tape extension specialist and can transform your hair into the hair you have always wanted.  Patreece leads a very talented team of  hair and beauty specialists.

Winner  Medium Business Award 2017


NZARH Regional Finalist 2017
Winner Goldwell Color Zoom Winner 2017 Winner NZARH Regional 2016
Finalist Most Outstanding Hair Stylist 2016 NZ Bronze Winner Stella Star Performer Trades & Service 2016
Winner NZARH Le Male 2015 & 2016 NZARH Regional Finalist 2015

Salon Assistant Manager

Elyse Bowyer

Introducing our very talented  Stylist ‘Elyse’ … With over 7 years of hairdressing experience, Elyse is proud to lead the Crèmebrûlée Hair & Beauty creative team. Elyse lives and breathes hairdressing and she is always ready to take on any hair challenge. She specialises in all the latest foiling/balayage colouring techniques and has a love and creative flair for all Upstyling.
NZARH Regional Colour Concept Finalist 2018 Finalist NZARH Bay of Plenty Regional 2017
Finalist NZARH Next Generation 2016 Winner Kerastase Ambassador of the year 2019
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Master Stylist

Renee Farmer

Introducing our fabulous Renee… We are so lucky to have her expertise right here in Lake Taupo. Renee is bubbly and such a breath of fresh air to have in the salon. She is a very fashion forward creative-talented Stylist whom specialises in precision cutting and the latest colouring techniques. Renee loves complimenting the perfect cut with the perfect colour. Renee is very experienced in all mens cutting and her fades have that ‘wow’ factor.

Finalist 2020 Derek Elvy Visionary Award

Senior Stylist

Ashleigh Trainor

Ashleigh has been in the hairdressing industry for the past 6 years. We are very excited to have her on our creative team as she is our colour extraordinaire. Ashleigh enjoys soft beautiful work and she has a love for the latest Balayage and Ombre techniques creating that seamless blend. Ashleigh also specialises in Keratin treatments that can tame that unruly mane for up to 5 months and chemical straightening. Ashleigh has a love for up-styling and special occasion hair.

3rd Year Apprentice Hairdresser

Tee Tupara

Tee has an incredible passion for the hairdressing industry and is very proud to be a part of the all-star line up at Crèmebrûlée Hair & Beauty. Tee is fast completing her apprenticeship and she is already building a very strong following with her clients. Tee is our blow dry ‘Queen’ and’ Tee also specialises in Permanent Straightening and Keratin Treatments, is a firm believer that the secret to beautiful, radiant hair is regular Kerastase Fusio dose treatments and professional haircare products to maintain your current style.




Winner 2019 Jasmine McBeth Memorial Scholarship Finalist 2019 Hito Apprentice of the Year

3rd year Apprentice Hairdresser / Nail Technician

Olivia Haimes

Crèmebrûlée is proud to introduce Olivia. Olivia is already following her dreams of becoming a creative hairdresser and a makeup artist.  Olivia specialises in the big roll brush blow dries, wedding day hair ups & professional makeup application for that special night out.

Finalist 2019 Editorial Stylist of the year – Next Generation x 2  Finalist 2019 Editorial Stylist of the year – Derek Elvy

3rd Year Apprentice Hairdresser-Makeup Artist

Tayla Corban

Introducing Tayla to our dream team. Tayla has had a strong passion to be a hairdresser for as long as she can remember. Following in her mothers footsteps she has a love for the hair and beauty industry. Already she has excelled in all areas and is a creative makeup artist.  Watch this space…


Finalist 2020 Editorial Stylist of the year- Cover Shot Finalist 2020 Editorial Stylist of the year- Colour Concept
Finalist 2020 Editorial Stylist of the year – Next Generation Finalist 2020 Editorial Stylist of the year – Le Male

3rd Year Apprentice Hairdresser

Renee Marshall

Renee is fast completing her 2nd year of her apprenticeship with outstanding results. Renee is a very creative stylist and enjoys giving anything ago. She is our Keratin specialist and will tame that unruly mane of yours. 

Finalist 2020 Editorial of the year – Next Generation

1st Year Apprentice Hairdresser

Hope Joy

Introducing our lovely Hope, she is 22 years and so excited to be well into her first year of her apprenticeship and absolutely loving every minute of it. As long as she can remember Hope has always wanted to be a Hairdresser. Hope is already our scalp massage expert and will send you away into deep relaxation while at the basin.


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1st Year Apprentice Hairdresser 

Kenzie Skiffington

Kenzie is our newest addition to our dream team. She has always had a strong passion for the Hairdressing Industry. When the chance came up to be apart of this amazing team Kenzie couldn’t wait to get started and she is looking forward to following her dream of being a great stylist. Watch this space …

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Salon Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

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