Rodney Upston

Rodney Upston

Independent Stylist

Rodney is a self-employed independent stylist, and not an employee of RU&CO. Your sales agreement for services with Rodney is with him, not with RU&CO.

Rodney has been hairdressing in Christchurch for nearly three decades, starting his journey with an apprenticeship in Rangiora in 1988. Rodney has worked in salons across town; from Merivale to Fendalton and from Riccarton to his new salon home here at RU&CO in St Albans.

Rodney’s favourite part of hairdressing is the opportunity to transform a clients look which often leads to them feeling better about themselves. Colour is his favourite work playground as it’s often transformative and allows his creativity to flourish.

Home hair care pro tip: dry shampoo is your bff! It gives you volume and saves on washing every day which often causes its own issues.

When he’s not working:
Most like to have dinner with: What’s a dinner party with only one guest? Rodney is inviting both Marilyn Monroe as he would like to get to know the brains behind the beauty; and Audrey Hepburn, another icon of style of her time.
Netflix recommendation: Atypical and Schitts Creek (among oh so many others!)
Best movie of all time: Anything Bond… James Bond (Favourite 007: Sean Connery)
First thing he does when he gets home from work: Talk to my cat, Poppy, who misses me all day! Make a cup of green tea and put my feet up and watch some YouTube to unwind.


Monday: Not Available
Tuesday: 9.30am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 8pm
Thursday: 9.30am – late
Friday: Not Available
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Not Available


(e) [email protected]
(m) 021 240 8309