about shambhala

Welcome to Shambhala Organic Hair, where exceptional service meets the tranquility of a peaceful setting. With two decades of dedicated service, we take pride in being a haven for those seeking organic and mindful hair care.

Established in 2004, Shambhala has been a pioneer in the organic hair care industry. Our commitment to using only the finest organic products ensures that your hair not only looks amazing but also receives the nourishment it deserves.

Nestled in a serene location, our salon provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As you step through our doors, you’ll be greeted by a team of skilled and passionate stylists dedicated to creating the perfect look for you.

At Shambhala, we believe in the power of natural beauty. Our expert stylists are committed to enhancing your unique features, working with the natural flow of your hair to create stunning, personalized styles. Whether you’re looking for a bold new look or a subtle enhancement, our team is here to bring your vision to life.

As we celebrate 20 years of excellence, we want to express our gratitude to our loyal clients who have been with us on this incredible journey. Your trust in our services has fueled our dedication to continuous improvement and innovation.

Join us at Shambhala Organic Hair Salon, where we blend expertise, organic luxury, and a serene atmosphere to create a truly transformative experience. Here’s to another 20 years of celebrating beauty, naturally.

Meet the team

Andrew, Cheri, Sandra, Elsje, and DeAnna, our seasoned senior stylists, bring a wealth of experience and creativity to every appointment. With a passion for perfection, they specialize in crafting personalized looks that enhance your natural beauty. Assisting them is Sarah, our dedicated salon assistant, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for every client. Together, we're committed to helping you look and feel your best.

Teo - Andrew - Cheri
Sandra - DeAnna - Elsje


Teo, founder and director of Shambhala Hair Design, began her career in the late 80s, training under Paul Serville in Auckland. There, she earned national awards for her skilled cutting abilities and photography work. As a creative team member at Servilles, she presented workshops and shows, collaborating with some of New Zealand's most talented hairstylists. Upon returning to Christchurch, she joined the team at Sepulchre, one of the city's premier salons. Her journey then took her overseas, where she established herself in Melbourne before venturing into South East Asia.
Returning to New Zealand in 2000, she founded Shambhala at its original High Street location in 2004. Following the earthquake in 2011, she relocated to Swan Lake in Cashmere before moving back into the city at the Boxed Quarter on Saint Asaph Street for six years. Now settled in Opawa on Fifield Terrace, Teo brings a holistic approach to her work, drawing from years of experience and earning recognition as a Master Stylist.

Brands we love and trust

We love using these brands.
Gentle on you, us and the earth, but strong on style.

Clever Curl