About Us


Where We've Been

The Yazu story has been woven into the fabric of Christchurch’s beauty scene over 20 years. Originally in Woolston, Yazu was founded by Kaye in 1989 to create progressive and designer cuts, colours, and editorial styling for Christchurch. We quickly earned a reputation for highly experienced staff who make hair beautiful.

Yazu moved to the current Settler’s Crescent site in Ferrymead in 2013, and we’ve continued to evolve as we embrace environmentally sustainable practices and introduce progressive styles and techniques to Christchurch.

Our focus has always been on our clients and their hair.


Where We're Going

Staying at the top of our game with contemporary and progressive styling and colour takes work. Regular training and travelling to learn new trends and techniques is a crucial part of our Yazu culture. As we embrace Christchurch's new look, we aim to provide constantly fresh styles to keep our clients feeling special and beautiful.

Our increasing focus on environmentally sustainable salon practices is important for our business, our clients, and our planet. As a Kérastase Ambassador, we're proud to use products made in a production plant with a carbon neutral footprint since 2015. We promote Kérastase's Aura Botanical brand - a vegan product with 98%* natural origin and biodegradable ingredients. L'oréal companies are all cruelty-free with no testing on animals since 1989. We recycle our packaging, use a proper coffee machine (no pods for us!), and donate hair ****. 

*test OECD 301 or ISO equivalent