Testimonials

Claire Potter
Claire Potter
2023-11-19
I began my journey with Hayley after being gifted a voucher. She went above and beyond to help me define my personal style, and the body shape analysis was especially useful. I appreciated Hayley's honesty, attention to detail and her positivity. Shopping with Hayley is efficient and fun. Purchasing clothes now is less overwhelming because I don't waste time or money on things that won't work for me. Wish I had done it years ago!
Ludmila Croft
Ludmila Croft
2023-11-05
I loved the time spent with Hayley! I learned a lot about myself and now I also know where to look when out shopping! it takes the guessing out. totally recommend either the full packages or go slow with individual topics. the style and body shape session had the best educational content for me!
Stacey Hodgman
Stacey Hodgman
2022-11-20
Wow . where to start. Hayley has styled myself, my husband and our daughter. We all look amazing in our new clothes. can't thank her enough for the experience of finding the perfect clothes for us all . The hard part is that everything looks so good , so what to leave behind due to budget. Hayley takes into account all aspects of what you need. What an incredible experience. Thank you
Donna Lea
Donna Lea
2020-08-30
Thanks so much for your support Hayley on my journey to discover what is my style, what are the best colours I should wear an how to coordinate my wardrobe an do smart buying, which was all a new experiences for me after losing significant weight and having developed a hatred for shopping thus, I didn’t know where to begin! I have new confidence and are becoming more brave and wearing clothes that properly fit! I have learnt I should read clothing care instructions an not shrink my new pants an try on smaller sizes. There were so many great experiences on this journey, but the full service I can recommend, as I couldn’t envisage how to wear all my new clothes an needed your support to open my mind with a final wardrobe coordination. Your tautoko and aroha on this hikoi has been incredible for uplifting the mana of this wahine toa. Thanks again.
Nicky Thomson
Nicky Thomson
2020-07-20
I have recently had my 3rd fabulous shopping trip with Hayley. She has helped me find colours, styles and accessories that make me feel great and suit my body shape. She has saved me money as I’m buying clothes that I like and can wear with multiple outfits. Great investment.
Tessa Crooks
Tessa Crooks
2020-06-04
Had the best day shopping with Hayley today! I um and aah'd for a long time about getting a personal stylist on board and finally jumped the gun this year and did the works package. BEST decision ever! I wasted so much money buying the wrong types of clothes for years. Now I can look in my wardrobe and know that everything works well for me and avoid making dumb clothing decisions in the future. If you wanna do one great thing for you, definitely invest in yourself and get Hayley on board. Thank you Hayley! 🙂
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
2019-11-06
I just loved my time with Hayley! Having the “full package” (I’m sure it has a proper name!) has been the best investment of time and money. Everything in my wardrobe mixes and matches and it’s actually exciting deciding what to wear instead of dreading the experience each morning. Knowing and being confident about my personal style and colours is very free-ing. Thanks Hayley! xx. Liz
Cathy Gillespie
Cathy Gillespie
2019-10-04
I have been on such an amazing journey with Hayley in the last few weeks. She has found the 'me' inside and helped me build the confidence to bring it out. I had 'The Works' and we have had so much fun doing hair, make up and clothes. Don't procrastinate like I did or give in to low self esteem ... if you're thinking about having a professional alongside you to help you be your best self ... Hayley is what you need ... now!
Penny Compton
Penny Compton
2018-10-05
My friend and I treated ourselves to a style makeover for our 40th birthdays. I wasn't that unhappy with my old wardrobe but felt a bit 'mumsy' in jeans and 'comfy' stuff most of the time, so wanted a spruce up. Hayley helped me realise a Works package would be give me the best experience and outcome. She accommodated us to have sessions together where possible, which was a bit tricky due to me living in Timaru! Our makeup tuition and shopping day was fantastic. She got the sizes and items pretty much spot on for the both of us. I found it easy to part with my old wardrobe once I realised all of my new stuff went together really well, creating lots of options of looks. I haven't missed anything really, to my surprise 🙂
Barry Eastwick
Barry Eastwick
2018-08-31
Hayley is very professional and very very good at her profession. I would recommend her to anyone male or female.
Lu Croft
Lu Croft
2023-11-05
I loved the time spent with Hayley! I learned a lot about myself and now I also know where to look when out shopping! it takes the guessing out. totally recommend either the full packages or go slow with individual topics. the style and body shape session had the best educational content for me!
Melissa Johnson
Melissa Johnson
2023-11-05
Hayley really helped me out with my clothing choices and colours. Have since gotten a number of compliments from people, which is great 👍
Winifred Balchin
Winifred Balchin
2022-04-09
After retiring from work, I lost my way with what to wear. My daughter did the whole package and I LOVED watching it and wanted to do it too. Hayley "got me" and really helped me accept my body shape and feel confident again.I really recommend it, it's hard work but the end result is wonderful. I really love my new wardrobe. Thanks Hayley!
Julia de Ruiter
Julia de Ruiter
2022-03-15
My mum treated me to The Works package and it was an amazing experience! Hayley figured out what colours best suited me (as a Winter) and gave me so many amazing tips on what styles suit me best. I realised I was wearing a size too big for most of my clothes and not making the most of my shape. I love how vibrant and creative my new wardrobe is - and versatile too! I feel like Hayley really took the time to understand my personality, lifestyle and the look I was after. The shopping trip was a highlight - can't wait to go back for my winter shop!
Mac
Mac
2021-12-08
I had a full style consultation with Hayley, going into it I thought I had some nice clothes, however often I would struggle to understand why they didn't look as good on me as they did on the shelf. Hayley took me through the importance of the right colours, fit, and style for my own personality- she also went through my wardrobe and banished all that no longer worked. The end result was a wardrobe that works for me, it's easy to figure out what to wear in the morning, and I now get complements on how I look, rather than just on the clothes themselves. Definitely recommend her services even if you think you've already got your style sorted- she'll help get your clothes working for you.
Clare Burrowes
Clare Burrowes
2021-11-24
Early in the current year, it was time to start the search for my wedding dress as my wedding (just been and gone) was in November. So it lead me to hire Hayley to help with the search as she already knew my body type and what suits me the most. She took away the stress of actually looking around for wedding dresses by doing a pre-shop and picking out six or seven different dresses to try on in two different stores. When it came to the day of trying these wedding dresses on, Hayley knew instantly if it suited my body or not and she would give me an honest opinion which is what I appreciated from her as not many people do. Hayley still acknowledged how I felt personally in each dress which made me feel like the day was still about me. I almost chose a dress similar to what I ended up wearing at my wedding and I am so glad I listened to Hayley! I fell in love with the final dress she showed me, even more than the one I was set on! Everything about it was so perfect and so me! I highly recommend Hayley to anyone but in particular future brides who will be looking at buying wedding dresses soon. I can ensure you can put 100% of your trust into her as she absolutely knows what she's talking about! Hayley is a very professional person but as I said earlier, she is a very honest person which is needed when shopping for wedding dresses. Hayley has great communication skills, easy-going and empowering.
Mel Ure
Mel Ure
2021-02-14
Hi hit 40, my kids are getting older, I am in a different place in life I had no idea what I liked wearing and what looked good. I would end up walking around a shop and buying something that I hadn't even tried on and would never look at myself in the mirror before I left home. My wardrobe was full of these clothes. My parents bought me "the works package" with Hayley at smartfit for my 40th birthday. It has actually changed my life!!! Hayley showed me which colours worked for me, helped me understand what I like wearing and why, and why most of my clothes weren't working for me. There was no pressure to wear things that yes, may have suited me and my shape but I didn't feel comfortable in. Hayley absolutely nailed my style! I now love everything that is in my wardrobe. I love getting up in the morning and deciding what to wear. Everything matches with everything else in my wardrobe. I regularly get comments from people on the street about something I am wearing, which I think is just a reflection on how I feel in my new clothes. I can now walk into a shop and am confident to pick out things that work for me, both colour and style and it works with at least 3 other things in my wardrobe( which is one of Hayleys tips). It will save me a fortune in the future on buying stuff that I will never wear as I now wear 100% of my wardrobe. I highly, highly recommend this for everyone I can't speak highly enough about this service and how amazing it makes you feel. My mum after seeing how amazing it was, booked herself in within weeks. It feels amazing!! Thanks so much Hayley
Debbie Mills Robertson
Debbie Mills Robertson
2019-06-16
I did the works package with Hayley. I had just lost my way a bit and was having a bit of a style dilemma – not wanting to be that mutton dressed as lamb! Hayley came to my rescue. She assessed my season as Summer, sorted my wardrobe and took me shopping for clothes that were the right colour and style for my body shape. I now know why certain items of clothing just didn’t look right on me. I also know where I can shop for my own individual look. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and highly recommend Hayley to get you back on track, and open your eyes to new ideas that you wouldn’t have thought of yourself. I guarantee that you’ll have fun with this lovely talented lady. Thank you Hayley 😊
Hayley has invented a perfect business for herself, Smartfit. Here is a woman that long ago over a period of time gathered various skills and knowledge that would make her the perfect stylist. With Hayley, you get the knowledge that encompasses every aspect to make you feel comfortable so that you feel you are in the hands of an expert, and you are.
Hayley is like a mysterious all-knowing mystic, able to spot things we never think about.
From the style personality questionnaire, the color co-ordination and how it matches both your personality and therefore your deemed season, be it Summer, Autumn, Winter, or Spring. The end result is she gets it right, those years of experience and talent creating the new you.
I saw Hayley some months ago now when I had nothing but old baggy jeans and little else to match. To come away with several screen-printed tee shirts, dress and casual shirts, two pairs of stylised jeans, socks, snazzy shoes, and a bomber jacket to match my season.
So, I waited before writing this review because I wanted to see what the end result was months down the track. What effect all this had on me as a person because it’s not just about the clothes.. which look cool, but how it makes us feel, how we get noticed.
I can safely say my confidence grew and my spirit rose, it was the beginning of getting back my mojo. Hayley cares about us clients, it’s not just a job to her, but a way of life. To remind us that we are unique, to be authentic selves and learn what makes us a smartfit.
My hat goes off to you Hayley, wishing you all the best and success in business, long live Smartfit.
Worth the time and effort that goes into making the sessions enjoyable, educational, coming away feeling like a million bucks.
 Steve Murray

I just loved my time with Hayley! Having the “full package” (I’m sure it has a proper name!) has been the best investment of time and money. Everything in my wardrobe mixes and matches and it’s actually exciting deciding what to wear instead of dreading the experience each morning. Knowing and being confident about my personal style and colors is very free-ing. Thanks, Hayley! xx. Liz
 Elizabeth Taylor

I have been on such an amazing journey with Hayley in the last few weeks. She has found the ‘me’ inside and helped me build the confidence to bring it out. I had ‘The Works’ and we had so much fun doing hair, make-up, and clothes. Don’t procrastinate like I did or give in to low self-esteem. If you’re thinking about having a professional alongside you to help you be your best self, Hayley is what you need … now!
Cathy Gillespie

Hayley is hands down amazing. Initially, I had reservations about doing the works package, but after having 2 kids within 3 years I had no clothes (other than maternity and breastfeeding-friendly items – or what I did have was very old and outdated) and no identity. It was something I did for myself. Turns out it’s been great for our whole family. I’m now confident in what I wear, love my clothes, and feel so much better in every way. Learning about wearing the right colors and styles with clothes that actually fit has been invaluable. I can’t thank Hayley enough for making me feel and look amazing! Best money ever spent. Booking a summer shop is a no-brainer. I wish everyone I know could benefit from this!
 Casey Bradshaw
I have a corporate background so have tended to dress to “fit-in”. You might say I presented an inauthentic image in an inauthentic world. I opted for Smartfit’s Works Package with Hayley, and she took me on a journey of discovery – which colours suited me, or didn’t; which styles suited my body shape, and didn’t; hair style – the lot.
My wardrobe needed a significant makeover and we went shopping together – she showed me how to choose clothes and where to shop inexpensively. The process was at times challenging – for example when I discovered how those two new shirts I recently bought really didn’t suit me at all, nor that favourite old jacket. What made it all possible was that Hayley demonstrated why something did or didn’t work and I could see it for myself. So it’s an education for life.
We’re taught in business that first impressions count yet we invest little effort into doing this well. For the courageous amongst you I strongly recommend you place your trust in Hayley as she takes you on a journey of self-discovery. My new “look” has drawn attention including comments about looking younger which, to someone in their late fifties, makes me smile.
Gavin Whiting
My partner and I have used Hayley from Smartfit since 2017. We both hated to shop and didn’t know what colours look good on each of us. We didn’t have the time to find the right pieces and fit. She made the process of shopping and buying so easy. Hayley was so helpful and understood our personalities so much so, that we eventually used her to help us decorate our entire 5 bedrooms, 2 lounge home and we couldn’t be happier. 
We didn’t know where to start.  My partner and I have different personalities and styles. We both had different views on how the house should be styled. Hayley listened to both of our wants and concerns and came up with beautiful concepts we both loved.  Each room had to be different and have its own theme, but also flow easily from space to space. In the lounge with the fireplace, we wanted a cozy cabin feel. Somewhere we could snuggle up on the couch, watch a movie and feel the warmth of the fire. We also wanted to be able to host parties and watch sports in the room. A room that was beautiful and practical. Our winter room. 
Our second lounge had to be different. It has 4 walls, 3 with windows and a sliding glass door opening to the backyard. We wanted more of a summer feel. Somewhere to open up the doors, have cocktails. Enjoy the view and breeze from outside. Again we wanted to be able to host gatherings with our friends and family. She kept that room light and fresh. All of our bedrooms and bathrooms have different aesthetics. But all are welcoming and beautiful. She nailed it all!  Hayley stayed within our budget and the results are amazing. About 2 years later we had her design a layout for our outdoor seating area. A beautiful extension of our indoor space to outdoors. We continue to use her for our wardrobe updates and other home improvement projects. She has provided her services to our close friends and they love their results as well. We can’t recommend Hayley enough!! 
Crystal and Zane
Hi hit 40, my kids are getting older, and I am in a different place in life. I had no idea what I liked wearing and what looked good. I would end up walking around a shop and buying something that I hadn’t even tried on and would never look at myself in the mirror before I left home. My wardrobe was full of these clothes.
My parents bought me “The Works Package” with Hayley at Smartfit for my 40th birthday.
It has actually changed my life!!! Hayley showed me which colors worked for me, helped me understand what I like wearing and why, and why most of my clothes weren’t working for me.
There was no pressure to wear things that yes, may have suited me and my shape but I didn’t feel comfortable in. Hayley absolutely nailed my style! I now love everything that is in my wardrobe. I love getting up in the morning and deciding what to wear. Everything matches everything else in my wardrobe. I regularly get comments from people on the street about something I am wearing, which I think is just a reflection of how good I feel in my new clothes.
I can now walk into a shop and am confident to pick out things that work for me, both color and style, and it works with at least 3 other things in my wardrobe (which is one of Hayley’s tips).
It will save me a fortune in the future on buying stuff that I will never wear as I now wear 100% of my wardrobe.
I highly, highly recommend this to everyone. I can’t speak highly enough about this service and how amazing it makes you feel. My mum after seeing how amazing it was, booked herself in within weeks.
It feels amazing!! Thanks so much, Hayley.
Mel Ure

Hayley is a very talented stylist, it was an obvious choice to engage her services to style our wedding outfits. Weddings involve a million and one decisions, and Hayley absolutely took the pain out of deciding what to wear. Working with Hayley saved us so much time, money and potential regrets.  
The dress I chose was the wild card of Hayley’s selection and it was perfect!  Without Hayley egging me on with her curiosity to simply see the dress on, I may never have tried it. That is one of Hayley’s talents, encouraging others to take risks, have fun and find outfits which make us feel amazing.  
Hayley is also en pointe regarding her knowledge of what is currently available within the boutiques, and importantly what will work for her individual clients. She will always find a solution, and she dressed my future husband in colours that both suited him and complimented my outfit. With an eye for detail Hayley also ensured we were both finely accessorised. 
On our wedding day we both felt so comfortable, yet so special in our outfits. Hayley not only dressed us to our best, but in ways that reflected our personalities. 
Claire Jackson
 
It’s well worth doing “The Works” package with Hayley. We laughed, inquired, reflected, considered, and talked and talked, laughed and laughed. And through all that the result was a refreshed and updated wardrobe, not too large, and all clothes I can’t wait to wear. Hayley is artistic, original, imaginative, caring, professional, intuitive, full of compliments and a huge amount of fun to work with. Thank you so much my new friend,
the real me has been found again.
 Kate Brown

My mum treated me to The Works Package and it was an amazing experience! Hayley figured out what colors best suited me (as a Winter) and gave me so many amazing tips on what styles suit me best. I realized I was wearing a size too big for most of my clothes and not making the most of my shape. I love how vibrant and creative my new wardrobe is – and versatile too! I feel like Hayley really took the time to understand my personality, lifestyle, and the look I was after. The shopping trip was a highlight – can’t wait to go back for my winter shop!
 Julia de Ruiter
The best decision ever was to have Hayley help me find the right wedding dress and to find my ideal personality/body style by doing a style consultation. Hayley’s consultation is very informative and so useful! This knowledge will definitely impact me positively when I next shop for clothing! I felt very welcomed into her home and comfortable. As for our shopping trip, she made a possibly overwhelming day into an exciting time by preventing us from looking at countless wedding dresses from the racks, instead she did a pre-shop and chose around six to seven gowns based on my body shape and personality. This very important day couldn’t have gone more smoothly! My guests and I couldn’t have been more relaxed and happy! I ended up saying ‘yes to the dress pretty quickly, everything about it was so perfect and so me!
I highly recommend Hayley to anyone, but in particular to future brides who will be looking at buying wedding dresses. I can ensure you that you can put 100% of your trust in her as she absolutely knows what she’s talking about! Hayley is a very professional and honest person which is needed when shopping for wedding dresses. Hayley has great communication skills, is easygoing, and empowering. Thanks so much, Hayley!
 Clare Curtis