Bronwyn Illingworth-Kronfield



Bronwyn Illingworth-Kronfeld Toni & Guy NZ

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Bronwyn’s passion for hairdressing spans an incredible 30 years,
3 times NZ Hairdresser of the year and The British Hairdressing Awards Southern Hairdresser of the Year are just some of her numerous awards and accolades.

Bronwyn’s 10 years at the Toni&Guy Academy in London gave her the opportunity to travel up to 35 countries a year exposure working alongside some of the world’s leading stylists and designers. 

She became a regular fixture at London Fashion Week as well as industry shows and events across Europe, the highlight being her invitation to Fashion Rocks Monaco, an international fundraiser event where she worked alongside Tommy Hilfiger, Vivienne Westwood, Versace and Cavelli and was teamed up with Mariah Cary, Jon Bon Jovi and Ozzy Osbourne. Bronwyn was hairdresser to the guys from Blur predominantly Damon Albarn and Alex James plus she also had the pleasure of doing Robbie Williams hair.

Bronwyn’s work has featured in and on the covers of Fashion Quarterly, GQ, She, Next, Images, the British and Australian Hairdressers Journals and a host of industry and international media publications, she has made TV appearances in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and even Croatia.


Bronwyn’s extensive knowledge and commitment to her craft lead to her role as International Artistic Director for Toni&Guy, she knows that education is the key to the success of her industry and has spent the past 25 years passing on her knowledge to the next generation of hairdressers around the world and utilising her expertise as a renowned international hairdressing judge in numerous competitions.

After 13 years as joint owner of Toni&Guy NZ, Bronwyn took over as sole owner in 2016, she decided to relocate to Auckland’s Chancery Square in 2017, providing the perfect environment to continue nurturing and developing her talented team of hairdressers. When you spend time with Bronwyn, you’re not only in the hands of a consummate professional, you’re in the hands of one of New Zealand’s most accomplished hairdressers.