Who’s That Girl? Make Your Mane Pop With Brisbane’s Best Hair Colourists
A new lease on lifeBy Style Beauty Journos | 3rd February 2023
Psst! 2023 called, and she wants you to trade in your locks for a new hue.
Whether a drastic colour change is on the cards, or a progressive look is more your speed, taking the leap to switch up your colour is an exciting prospect when you have the right team in your corner.
From the best blonde colourists in town to those who practise sustainability, make this year you let your hair down. So take note – these are Brisbane’s best hair colourists, and they’re ready to take your booking…
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
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Bambi and Bear
Whether you’re looking to subtly enhance your colour or venture into a brand new, bolder hue, Bambi and Bear can make it happen with flair and a smile. A small team made up of highly creative and skilled individuals, the team specialises in colouring and are all about celebrating each of their client’s individuality through their locks. During a visit to their charming Red Hill salon, you can expect plants galore, happy customers, and 100% cruelty free and vegan products. Best known for their striking work creating vibrant hair colours, their colourists are extremely talented and passionate about delivering an excellent hair service every time!
Whether you’re a colour novice or a seasoned modifier, all signs say it’s time to have fun with your locks (with a helping hand from the team at Blondee, of course). Don’t let the name fool – Blondee director Faith Williams and her team of talented stylists can transform any head of hair to a hue of your choice. From sun-kissed blonde to celebrity-inspired copper and everything in between. Flaunt-worthy hair makeovers are just part of their everyday! The team have undergone extensive staff training by Faith, and always ensure your hair health is maintained through five-star K18 treatments and the best products from Wella, Kevin Murphy and System Professional. Colour me happy!
Co and Pace Salons
If you’re after gorgeous tresses and incredible colour, look no further than Co and Pace Salons. Located in the heart of the city, Co and Pace are firm believers that a great colour can be transformative and confidence-boosting, and their skills are proof of that! Their talented colour specialists have the technical knowledge and artistic flair to ensure your dream hair hue comes to life without compromising the health of your locks in the process. Renowned for delivering incredible results in their stylish space, their expert colourists conduct thorough consultations to ensure you walk away with fabulous hair that is easy to maintain within your lifestyle.
Redcliffe, The Gap, Warner
Don’t just sit there wishing your hair was in better nick, the team at Elevate Salon are masters at colour correction, and are waiting for you to book in to make the magic happen! Here, beautiful, healthy hair is the name of the game, and this team has a knack for producing some of the best colour this side of town. From blonde to balayage, brunette and vivid, Elevate can handle all colours on the spectrum. With a panache for style and a love for customer service, let this warm, friendly, and talented team take you on the best hair journey in 2023.
Hair By The Collective
A new hue is just what the doctor ordered in 2023, and fashion forward salon, Hair By The Collective, houses a team of skilled colourists who can tailor their work to suit your style. No matter what hair colour you’re after, this team will take the time to talk you through a range of colour gradient options to create a truly personalised result. As you relax in their cosy salon, your expert colourist will work with you to custom blend a flawless, multi-dimensional hue that is vibrant, healthy, and lush. Bring on more good hair days!
Tucked into the gorgeous Colwill Place, this isn’t your typical suburban salon. Hey Hair is the award-winning playful descendant of the iconic Brisbane hair salon, Togninis, and as experts in blonde and balayage, they’re ready to work their magic on your tresses to ensure you have a great hair day, every day. This space is packed to the rafters with creatives who’ll bring out your best assets with cleverly placed highlights to contour your features. Whether it’s an edgy refresh or a total reboot these colour masters are always up for the job!
Don’t let your only good hair day be the one where you leave the salon. At KOR Hairdressing, their ability to seamlessly blend colour means no awkward regrowth between salon visits. This talented team of colourists know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to changing your hue, taking into account your skin tone and eye colour, right down to what you wear, so your new locks compliment you in every which way. Specialising in blondes, balayage, and foiling, bringing you hair back to life is easy with their strategically placed colouring techniques to ensure your hair has never looked better.
Have no fear, Lavelle Hair is here to nail your colour transformation! The kind and talented team within this boutique salon are all about making sure you feel like your best self and have the skills to make it happen. With international experience and world-class training, you’ll only find sustainable and Australian owned and made colour here. Everyone is more than welcome to experience the Lavelle difference, and they can even accommodate for medical or religious sensitivities, as well as autism or sensory processing needs. Plus, the team know not everybody has an unlimited hair budget (we can only wish!), which is why they offer quick touch-ups to help with maintenance and longevity of your ‘do between major appointments.
Cameo Rose Hair Boutique
Renowned for taming even the wildest of manes, the incredibly talented team at Cameo Rose Hair Boutique are well versed in foiling and creative colouring techniques to suit any hue and hair type. With 11 expert colourists in-house, new clients can expect a personalised consultation with an experienced stylist who’s ready to listen to precisely what you want, and tailor a look specifically for you. From biscuity blonde to the creamiest of copper tresses, the highly trained and on-trend stylists create beautiful, multi-dimensional colours that will last the distance and won’t compromise the health of your hair in the process. Using specialised products from Paul Mitchell, K18, and Ori Lab, you can rest assured your locks have never been in better hands.
Creating beautiful, lived-in colours are this Paddington salon’s forte and, combined with their ambient fit-out and focus on sustainability, they’ve made a name for themselves as one of the best salons in Brisbane. Founded and led by award-winning hairdresser, Kristie Sibson, the team of colourists at Sol Hair are bonafide hair connoisseurs, and a quick scroll through their IG will prove that. Whether you’re making a drastic change to your mane or just wanting to add some face-framing highlights, the team will go above and beyond to make sure you leave with jaw dropping, envy inspiring locks.
The Lounge & Co
Is 2023 the year you flaunt a new hue? A hair makeover is a surefire way to make a statement, so ensure you make it the right one by placing your trust in The Lounge & Co. With director Candice Whitehead at the helm, this team is renowned for their blonde, balayage, ombré, and complete colour transformations. Whether you’re ready to try something drastic or lift your locks with a subtle change, this team will ensure the outcome is one that will flatter your features. Designed with modern and luxurious touches, the welcoming atmosphere at The Lounge & Co will make you feel at ease as you await the new you!
The Togninis crew have been mixing, blending, and toning international award-winning colours for over 30 years, so your new ‘do is bound to look its best when you place your trust here. Breathtaking transformations are no biggie for the Salon Team of the Year, who use colour to create definition and dimension, amplify your natural features, and give you life changing hair. Plus, home upkeep won’t be a full-time job – Togninis are at the forefront when it comes to low-maintenance locks that won’t break your bank. Come in and join the family, as you sit back with a neighbourhood coffee or glass of bubbles and let the masters make magic!
Black Avenue Hairdressing
Whether it’s maintaining your signature hue or 2023 is the year you discover a new style, Black Avenue Hairdressing has a team of colourists who can create all colours of the rainbow. Specialising in everything from bright blondes to dark chocolate tones and a range of fashion hues too, your tresses are in trustworthy hands. Ready to bring your hair back to life? Put your faith in Black Ave, who’ll create a colour to reinvigorate, revive, and refresh locks in need. Best of all, their open and honest approach means you won’t be left surprised at the end of the appointment. Instead, they’ll walk you through each step of the process to ensure you feel confident about the new you.
Vogue Nationale Hairdressing
Feel no fear when you’re in the hands of the multi award-winning hair colourists at Vogue Nationale! The masters of a jaw-dropping transformation, the team have decades of experience to share, led by Todd Arndt and Rachel Espley who are highly sought after in the Australian, Paris, and New York fashion weeks. From advanced colour corrections to a root refresh or a whole new ‘do, these stylists will give you a gorgeous, dimensional look while maintaining the integrity of your hair. They also use only the best to pamper your tresses – such as K18 and Kevin Murphy – so your vision can come to life and steal the spotlight for a long time to come. Of course, a glamorous colour will take time, but you’ll enjoy every minute you spend in this luxurious and welcoming space!
Elizabeth JJ’s on the Avenue
Craving a change? Nothing refreshes you like a new hair colour, and the talented team at Elizabeth JJ’s are the masters at makeovers. Turning lacklustre locks into brighter, shinier tresses using organic colouring products, you’ll love the head turning results created in this boutique Ashgrove salon. 2023 is all about maximum results with minimal effort, so take the plunge and book a consultation with this highly trained team and get set to face every day as the new and improved you!
For a truly remarkable hair colourist on the south, look no further than the expert styling team at C’ba Hair! These hair maestros are one of the strongest in the industry when it comes to creating signature balayages, bubbly blondes, and insanely creative vivids. Think Barbie pinks, metallic copper, and melted-to-perfection cream caramels. C’ba believes that creating a colour is a journey, and a hair plan is the first step in any new hue transformation. So, expect a completely customised consultation covering all the basics, from your from hair history to lifestyle, to ensure you achieve your dream result and maintain hair integrity throughout. Voila! Happy hair.
Orb Hair & Beauty
A long standing hair and beauty haven amongst Brisbanites, this New Farm-based salon is a favourite for good reason. Since opening its doors in 1999, Orb Hair & Beauty has been committed to consistently creating beautiful locks and incredible colour transformations. With almost 25 years of experience, this kind and talented team has been hand selected for their dedication to their craft, and ability to ensure you leave feeling refreshed. With a convenient location, free wifi, on-site parking, and is open late every night to cater to the girls on the 9-5 work grind, it’s not hard to see why this salon is a favourite around town. And the icing on the cake: prosecco and other delicious refreshments are available complimentary all day, every day!
Funky, fresh and full of depth – that’s the motto you need to take to your hair in 2023, and Black Flamingo salon is the place to make it happen! With a love for all things colour, no shade is off limits for this daring and talented team. Creating blondes, balayage and brunette hues as well as vivid colours such as bright pink, copper, and green, Black Flamingo are not ones to stray from a colour challenge, and welcome your individuality with open arms. Bringing only the best colouring techniques to the table, you’ll sit in awe as they take you through the incredible transformation, ensuring you are comfortable and happy with the process every step of the way.
Your dream colour awaits at this New York-inspired hidden gem. With a number of accolades marking their years of creating gorgeous looks, these AHIA 2022 finalists will find that perfect tone to bring out your individual features, ensuring your hair is looking (and feeling) its best. The highly skilled professionals are always staying ahead of the latest techniques and on-trend styles by utilising education and in-salon collaborations to ensure they are delivering the best salon experience to their clients. In fact, Cambridge Hair Collective is the new home of Keune Academy Education Qld, where other stylists will have the opportunity to learn and develop their skills in this state-of-the-art salon. Specialising in all aspects of colour, you’re sure to feel comfortable and cared about every step of the way when you’re in the hands of these hair superstars
Buttery blonde, striking copper, warm brunette – no matter what hue is next on your hair-izon, Hairytales will do it with skill and a smile. This slick Wavell Heights salon, conveniently located near Chermside Shopping Centre, has become a go-to for those wanting a colour revamp. Renowned for their attention to detail, the award-winning team here are passionate about delivering excellent customer service, curating beautiful colours, and keeping your hair at its prime. Plus, their newly renovated salon boasts a dreamy and calming aesthetic that is sure to make your appointment one to remember!
Fluid The Color Salon
If the name wasn’t enough of a giveaway, Fluid The Color Salon is one of the best in the biz when it comes to colour transformations. Specialising in everything from platinum and balayage to bronde, copper, and even rainbow hues, the team pride themselves on going above and beyond to ensure you find the best shade for you. Fluid colourists love it when you bring them hair inspo to help determine how to achieve the look in the best possible way. Plus, they don’t just focus on the ladies, and offer men a gentle introduction to colour for grey coverage or any other shade.With a focus on personalised service, Fluid The Colour Salon is the premier choice for those seeking stunning, one-of-a-kind hair.
Whether you opt for a subtle touch up or a full colour revamp, the exquisite colourists at Melt will blow you away with their ability to create beautiful colours and seamlessly blended highlights. Priding themselves on their skills and customer service, the team listens to your needs, achieves the hair you desire using the latest methods and techniques, and shows you how to maintain that fresh-out-of-the-salon look at home. Combined with their cosy, welcoming studio space in Gordon Park (which, by the way, is committed to sustainability!), you’ll leave with great hair and a feeling that you’ve just caught up with old friends.
House of Zion
Transform those tresses into the incredible ‘do of your dreams with the help of the talented colourists at House of Zion. Led by hair extraordinaire Trevor Masoe, who’s impeccable attention to detail and versatility behind the brush is second to none, promising a hair experience like no other. Having worked on epic photoshoots for some of Australia’s primary fashion boutiques to styling uber cool updos at Australian Fashion Week, it’s safe to say this is one talented bunch. Tending to your hair has never been easier, so whether you’re looking to level up your colour or revamp that red, we think we’ve found *the one*.
Indigo Cut & Colour
Whether you’re booked in for a quick gloss or a total colour overhaul, every experience at Indigo Cut and Colour is a memorable one. With a personable attitude, this warm and welcoming salon is known around town for their expert colouring techniques that’ll ensure your colour goes the distance in between salon visits. Bringing out the best in your features, they’ll help you decide on a hue that flatters your skin tone and eye colour, while taking into account your commitment, budget, and lifestyle. Break out of the mould this year with the help of a team who know how to create a colour just for you.
From high-fashion hues to multi-dimensional tones, Revolution are practically Brisbane royalty when it comes to a colour transformation. No job is too big or too bold for these stellar stylists, who have the process down to a fine art. Using the best products to maintain the integrity of your hair, they’ll take the time to carefully understand your hair goals and make sure you know exactly what’s happening every step of the way. The team are always studying up to ensure they’ve mastered the latest techniques, honing their skills to create handcrafted hair that will have you waking up on a good hair day, every day.
Summer is here, and so are sun-kissed locks with the help of the team at Rokstar Salon. Surrounded by state-of-the-art equipment, this luxurious space will leave you feeling relaxed and pampered before treatment even begins. With blondes, colour collection, and foils the team’s forte, they can create depth and dimension for every hair colour and type, from vibrant reds and glossy brunettes, to balayage locks and everything in between. With Brodie Lee at the helm, this gold star salon creates some of the best colours you’ve seen around town. Make no mistake, Rockstar is a cut above the rest!
David Murry Salon
If the start of a new year makes you feel like it’s time for a change, place your trust in the very capable hands of David Murry Salon. This team are masters at their craft, creating rich, dimensional hair colours that focuses on post colour condition. Here, their policy is openness and honesty, and you’ll find this approach helpful when considering a new hair hue. Meticulous and skilled, the DMS crew can blend any colour to create a gorgeously unique shade you’ll love living with until your next appointment. Whether 2023 is your year for deliciously dark or lived-in lightness, these creatives can take you into the year with a new lease on life thanks to beautiful hair!
Locks have never looked so good after a trip to EdwardsAndCo salon in Fortitude Valley. With a team who love bringing locks back from the brink, their many hands make light work, ensuring you get out of the salon quick smart with a truly enviable head of locks. Absolute masters in their craft, they’ve got every colour on the spectrum down pat, and can solve any colour correction that lands in their chair. A cult following this big – it’s not just a front – they’ve truly earned a spot as one of the best colourists in town. No matter what shade you’re ready to take on in 2023, there’s no one you’d trust more to create it.