The Salon

Contemporary, individual and versatile cut, colour and styling in Britomart, central Auckland. Founded in 1999 by award-winning hairdresser Greg Murrell, who leads the salon team, Ryder is home to some of New Zealand’s most exciting young and established stylists. Pairing precision craft with intuitive and naturalistic feeling, Ryder’s stylists create beautifully personalised styles informed by the salon’s long history of work with New Zealand’s fashion industry.

Situated in a heritage building in Britomart, downtown Auckland, the award-winning Ryder space is a plant-filled retreat from the bustling city outside, lined with Japanese-style timber block screens for privacy, which nod to the brickwork of the Britomart precinct. Within the salon, Ryder is proud to host the work of prominent New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai (Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi, Ngāti Whakarongo, Pākeha). 

Ryder retails a range of high-quality, luxury sustainable and natural hair care, treatment and styling products and tools, including Oway, O&M, Oribe, Iles Formula, R+Co, ghd tools, Dyson hairdryers and YS Park brushes. Shop Online

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Sustainability is a core part of Ryder’s approach, from the salon fit-out and clean, naturally-focused products used and retailed, to salon waste management. Ryder is a member of the international Sustainable Salons initiative, a resource recovery programme that recycles and disposes of salon waste safely and works towards a lower carbon footprint.

Learn more about our sustainability practices here.


Colour pricing is based on length and thickness of hair and time required to achieve the desired result. More than one session may be required for extreme colour changes. We offer complimentary consultations for exact quotes. We use ammonia-free, PPD-free and Resorcinol-free Original & Mineral colour that contains sustainably harvested native Australian plant extracts. We recommend Olaplex for additional protection and strengthening during lightening processes.

In the unlikely event that problems arise with your colour or cut in the two weeks following your service, please let us know. We will correct anything you are unhappy with, free of charge. For complex colour work, we prefer bookings by phone or email to understand the work required and book an appropriate appointment length for a great outcome. All colour-only appointments are given a Colour Finish Service at the appropriate charge. Colours applied by Colour Specialists attract an additional charge.

Pricing and Payment

Ryder offers a sliding scale of prices reflecting years of experience and client demand for the stylist. The upper tier represents our highly experienced senior stylists, and the lower tier includes our fully qualified emerging stars. Ryder is a cashless business. Eftpos, credit card, etc are welcome.


A generous discount on valet parking at Britomart Carpark is available for Ryder customers. Please ask for details when phone booking or at our reception.


We offer complimentary Wifi to all customers. Please ask for the salon code.