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About Cathy Davys

Hair Artist & Educator

Cathy possesses an impressive four decades of experience in hair design, marked by her triumphs in various international competitions such as the Oceanic Masters and being named Hito Hair Dressing Trainer of the Year in both 2015 and 2019. The New Zealand hairdressing industry duly recognises Cathy Davys for her exceptional talents.

What sets Cathy apart is her unwavering passion for her craft, evident in her ability to create stunning looks for bridal and red carpet events, her mastery of cutting techniques, and her invaluable business insights. With an open, honest, and generous approach, Cathy is a natural leader and educator who selflessly shares her knowledge.

Before establishing Cathy Davys Hair Design and Education, Cathy successfully operated her premier salon, ‘Cathy Davys Hair Design and Day Spa,’ in Wellington, New Zealand, for 31 years. In 2011, she made the decision to sell her business to the Vivo group, enabling her to devote herself entirely to hair education.

Now, as a multi-talented hairstylist, Cathy imparts her skills through hands-on workshops that have the power to elevate your career to new heights. To ensure the best training experience, Cathy limits her classes to eight stylists per workshop.

Aside from conducting training courses, Cathy continues to serve clients in Wellington and at her salon in Masterton. If you’re interested in booking an appointment with her, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Awards & Creative Highlights

  • 2019/20 HITO Trainer of the Year
  • 2018 International IPSN Honorary Award for Outstanding contributions to the Hairdressing and Beauty Industries
  • 2018 Attended Train the Trainer in the Hamptons, New York with Vivienne Mackinder (five-day hands-on workshop)
  • 2017 President of the Wellington Hairdressing Association
  • 2017 Foreperson Judge for NZARH competitions
  • 2017 Competitions committee member, New Zealand
  • 2017 Attended a four-day Private workshop in The Hamptons, New York with Vivienne Mackinder
  • 2017 Two-day training at the Goldwell studios in New York focusing on Celebrity styling, cutting, and coloring
  • 2017 Attendee at the International Beauty show in New York, USA
  • 2016 Winner of Senior Cutting Event, New Zealand
  • 2015/16 HITO Trainer of the Year
  • 2015/16 Kitomba Business Stylist of the Year
  • 2015 Invited to create a hair show for the HITO Awards
  • 2015 Winner of the Oceanic conversion in Wellington competitions
  • 2010 Invited by Inter Coiffure to create and demonstrate a long hair show in Bulgaria (also judged their International competition)
  • 2009 Oceanic Masters Champion in Tasmania (Competition between Australia and New Zealand)
  • 1982 Represented New Zealand at the World Championships in Paris
  • 1992 Represented New Zealand at the World Championships in London

Introducing the new Etching Razor by Cathy Davys

Cathy Davys Hair Design & Education is delighted to announce the debut of the Etching Razor, an exceptional instrument that sets a new standard for precision and detail in haircuts.


Companion for meticulous hair outlining, intricate hair tattoos and stylish hairstyling

One set includes three razor pens and pro-tective covers to keep vour tools safe and secure

Crafted with a stainless-steel precision blade, the razor effortlessly glides through hair, while its lightweight construction and ergonomic grip ensure that it is a pleasure to use

Infuse hair work with a personalised touch and elevate intricacy and refinement of designs