Nelson's Premier Organic Hair Salon

Caring for you, naturally.



Bring your bridal party to Renaissance, the perfect warm, friendly and private salon will cater for your every needs on your special day. We can also provide a make-up artist.

During your free consultation, we will look at aspects such as your face shape, skin tones,hair texture and condition to derive the best style for you. Clear communication is paramount to us. 

Renaissance uses only Organic Colour Systems, which are manufactured as naturally as possible to reduce the harmful effects from ammonia, resorcinol and parabens.

Click here for an appointment you won't regret!

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Opening Hours

Renaissance Organic Hair Salon
1st Floor 210 Hardy Street
Nelson 7010

(03) 548 9887

Monday               10am to 4pm

Tuesday               9am to 8pm

Wednesday          9am to 5pm

Thursday             9am to 8pm

Friday                  9am to 5pm

Saturday              9am to 4pm

Sunday                 Closed


I am so glad I found the fabulous Renaissance Organic Hair Salon when I moved back to NZ in 2010, after many years overseas. I stumbled across the salon sign on Hardy Street, Nelson, and it was the word 'organic' that caught my eye. Now I am totally hooked, and wouldn't go anywhere else. My trips to the salon are a special treat, starting with the climb up the elegant Victorian staircase into the salon which is a beautifully decorated, light and sunny space. I always feel happy there. I can lie back and enjoy delicious organic teas and organic chocolate wafers (yum!), a great array of interesting magazines including Organic New Zealand, and listen to lovely music while Sonja and Hitomi (who are two of my favourite people) work their artistry on my hair. All this is carried out using scrumptious environmentally safe and people-nourishing organic hair products.

I can totally relax because I know I'm in safe hands. Sonja and her team are great listeners, understand the delicate relationship we have with our hair, and make wise and tactful suggestions. I never feel embarassed about turning up looking like I've been dragged through a gorse bush backwards - which I probably have, since I live on a farm in the Upper Moutere and work outside all day! On one occasion I arrived with green hair from our copper pipes! Hitomi figured out how to remove the stain in the gentlest way. I was so grateful.

In 2012, Sonja and Hitomi came out to the farm and created gorgeous hairdos for my son's entire wedding party. They were comepletely on the button with the vintage 50's theme, while sensitive to each person's individuality. Hitomi is incredibly clever at doing amazingly beautiful things with hair for special occasions.  

On another note, I love the online self-booking facility that Renaissance offers. It is easy and efficient. My husband and I have taken to making joint bookings so that we can get our hair done at the same time with only one trip to town. My husband loves the way Sonja cuts his hair. So there you go, I know this is a long rave of recommendation, but I can't really speak highly enough of this great little business! Thanks for five years of caring for my hair, and here's to many more!


Fiona Walls