Beyond the Brush: Discover Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers

Happy hair, happy life!

By Style Beauty Journos | 8th February 2024

In the vibrant tapestry of Brisbane’s hair havens, choosing the right stylist is akin to finding your hair’s soulmate. It’s a commitment that many of us treasure – a bond formed over bouncy curls and vibrant hues! If you’re dreaming of finding a place where your tresses are treated with the respect they deserve, a sanctuary to relax and unwind, all at the hands of a team of qualified experts, we’ve got you covered! 

As we embark on an adventure through Brisbane’s bustling salons, we’ve curated a list that reads like a love letter to your locks – a testament to the dedication of stylists and colourists who go above and beyond. These hair artisans are poised to elevate your mane from drab to fab, leaving you with an unforgettable, confident glow from the inside, out. 

So, buckle up, as we take you on a whirlwind tour of the best hair havens Brisbane has to offer. When it comes to your hair, settling for anything less is simply not an option. These hair stylists are a cut above the rest, fulfilling your every hair need from roots to ends.

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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Co And Pace

Brisbane City

Co and Pace’s loyal customer base is a testament to the quality of work they create and why they’re highly regarded as one of the best in the biz. Founded and led by Justin Pace – who was recently named Australian Hairdresser of the Year at the 2023 Australian Hairdressing Industry Awards (AHIA) – the team at Co and Pace are focused on giving you a luxurious salon experience, while delivering exceptional results. Specialising in great cuts, head-turning colour transformations, and gorgeous styles, the team – who also took home the title of Best In Salon Training at the awards in both 2022 and 2023 – conduct a thorough consultation to ensure each client walks away feeling on top of the world, with a tailored hair care plan for home in hand. Achieving outstanding results has never been easier than booking an appointment at Co and Pace!

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L’Artiste Coiffeur Hairdresser

Teneriffe

Kick up your feet, indulge in a French champagne cocktail, and prepare yourself for a relaxing, personalised salon experience here. Teneriffe’s L’Artiste Coiffeur focuses on enhancing their client’s natural beauty with the latest cut, colour and hair care techniques from France.  L’Artiste Coiffeur’s appointments are anything but a one-size-fits-all service; by tailoring each shade and style to a client’s unique desires, their expert team guarantees each guest walks away from the salon with an original new look. Ready to rock your grey hair? Their grey transitioning service – one of the only in Brisbane – blends your grey strands with your natural hair colour to create a more harmonious tone. From French balayage to bouncy curl care and bridal do’s, L’Artiste Coiffeur’s stylists will always expertly execute your dream results.  

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Melt Salon

Gordon Park

Discover Brisbane’s best at Melt Salon in Gordon Park – a dreamy, plant-filled salon home to a team of skilled hairdressers (and two adorable pups). With a combined 57 years of expertise and weekly updated training, Melt Salon certainly earns its place on this prestigious list. Beyond skill, it’s the overall experience that sets them apart, as they offer daily spiritual quote cards, crystals, chocolates, and lemongrass-infused warm towels to each client. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Melt Salon goes further with a commitment to sustainability using ammonia-free colours and premium Davines products. Plants, pups, and beautiful hair – say no more! Book the ultimate pamper today. 

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The Lounge And Co

Newstead, West End, Ormiston

Endorsed and loved by Style!

No matter where you call home in Brisbane, you’ll always have access to luxury and luscious locks thanks to The Lounge & Co. With three high-end boutiques scattered across the city that offer the best cuts, colours, and styling techniques, Salon Director Candice Whitehead and her highly-skilled team are sought after by everyone looking to enhance their style and ensure their gorgeous new look turns heads for all the right reasons. Known for their expert balayage work and transformational cuts that have earned them many accolades along the way, The Lounge & Co is prepped and ready to craft a stunning hairstyle to suit you – personalising their services along the way to ensure the outcome is one that will take your breath away. 

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Epic Hair Designs

Multiple Locations

When it comes to creating luscious and healthy locks, Epic Hair Designs does it best – after all, they are considered the best salon group in Queensland. Epic Hair Designs offer their clients an affordable high-end experience by employing only the best (their team is trained internally through their Epic Academy), stocking premium brands, and providing exceptional customer service. From the moment you walk in, you’ll feel right at home. The team will ensure your every need is met (high-speed Internet, charging cables, a refreshment – you name it!), before diving into a detailed consultation. So, whether you’re after a full hair transformation or refresh, give the team at Epic Hair Designs a call, with 16 locations across Brisbane and Gold Coast. 

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Hey Hair

Windsor

Nestled in the stunning Colwill Place, you will find this suburban gem that doubles as a true hair haven! The vibrant offspring of the iconic Togninis in Brisbane, Hey Hair is not your average salon. With a special skill for blondes and balayage, you’ll be treated to a stellar hair transformation in an undeniably chic space. Known for being a hub of creative minds, the Hey Hair crew are ready to enhance your natural beauty with strategic highlights that perfectly contour your features and make you glow. Need a fresh look or a bold hair makeover? These colour maestros are always up for the challenge!

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Cameo Rose Hair

Wavell Heights

Step into the fabulous world of Cameo Rose Hair – a total gem of a salon right here in Brisbane. Tucked away in the heart of Wavell Heights, this multi-award-winning spot is where the magic happens, in the form of a personalised service and exceptional stylists. Stocked with only the best, Cameo Rose Hair uses cruelty-free brand Paul Mitchell for show-stopping colour (goodbye greys!), as well as O&M – a vegan dream made Down Under for hairdressers, by hairdressers. A visit to this salon treats you to the package deal, from consultations that feel like a catch-up with your bestie and mini cheese boards that are as delightful as your new ‘do. In other words, Cameo Rose Hair absolutely passes the vibe check! Book your appointment now in this dynamic space and you’ll be sure to leave looking and feeling fabulous. 

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Elevate Salon

Brisbane City, The Gap

Want to take your hair to new heights? The team at Elevate Salon are the experts when it comes to creating trendy haircuts, stunning hair colour transformations, and luxurious hair treatments. The Official System Professional and Wella Salon – which has five stunning locations across Brisbane – is committed to providing exceptional customer service and will go above and beyond to make sure you feel welcomed and valued from the moment you walk through their doors. Boasting a modern and stylish salon environment, Elevate truly is the ultimate hair haven. Don’t settle for anything less than the best and elevate your hair care routine at Elevate Salon. 

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Black Flamingo

Nundah

If you’re a sustainable beauty enthusiast in Brisbane, Black Flamingo Studio is your go-to haven for guilt-free and gorgeous hair transformations. Located in the vibrant suburb of Nundah, this modern and upmarket salon is more than just a place for a haircut; it’s a hideaway where creativity and luxury intersect. As a Sustainable Salons partner, this eco studio is on a mission to be part of the solution. Specialising in bespoke colours that not only enhance your individual style but also contribute to a greener planet, they choose to use eco-friendly products without compromising on quality, with brands such as Goldwell in their arsenal. Their master colourists are boldly unapologetic, creating personalised transformations that empower you to go beyond the ordinary. 

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TONI&GUY Brisbane

Brisbane City

When it comes to your hair, only the best can be trusted with your luscious locks. That’s why the pros at TONI&GUY are the crème de la crème! With a talented team, several of whom have been loyal to the company for over 20 years, they are not only highly experienced, but wholly devoted to your hair. Whether you’re in for a colour change, a fresh snip or a full-blown makeover, these hair heroes are ready to answer your prayers. Did we mention they also specialise in hair health and scalp issues? We know how addictive those hot tools can be (we see you curly girls). With thorough consults and insta-worthy results, these guys make coming to the salon your favourite time of the month.

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Togninis

Fortitude Valley

Looking for a hair haven that can cater to all your hair needs? Whether it’s nailing that perfect tone of blonde or sun-kissed balayage, delivering killer haircuts, playing with vibrant colours, or turning up the glam with styling, keratin straightening, hair extensions, and a fabulous array of hair and scalp treatments, Togninis has all the above. Get ready for good hair days, every day because that’s what Togninis has been delivering for over three decades. From international awards,  head-turning fashion hairstyling, contemporary cuts, and show-stopping colour, this iconic Brisbane salon is committed to making hair an absolute blast. You’ll cherish every moment of your new look as well as the time spent in the chair!

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Paris Texas Hairdressing

Milton

Crafting some of the town’s finest looks and extensions, Paris Texas Hairdressing is your go-to for jaw-dropping hair transformations every day of the week. Whether you’re dreaming of voluminous lobs or luscious, lengthy locks, this crew serves up quality extensions in a palette of colours, textures, and lengths to match whatever style you’re looking for. Owned and operated by head stylist Ashlee Cunningham since 1996, Paris Texas is also a trailblazer in shaping a greener tomorrow while leaving you head over heels with your ‘do. Brace yourself for a hair journey that’s not merely a makeover but an absolute love affair with your brand-new hair!

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Sol Hair

Paddington

Whether you’re in need of a trim or want to have a total hair makeover, the talented stylists at Sol Hair will work their magic with precision, skill, and their trademark friendliness. Founded and led by award-winning hairdresser, Kristie Sibson, the team at Sol Hair are uber talented, and a quick scroll through their socials will prove that. Boasting a private location in Paddington, this salon is all about the raw materials, hanging plants, lemongrass scents, happy vibes, and calming curated playlists to create the perfect chilled vibe for your pampering moment. As the ambience stimulates your senses, you’ll be sure to relax knowing that at Sol Hair, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a commitment that extends beyond the salon doors. From recycling to minimal water usage, and ethical practices to the use of organic products, Sol Hair is on a mission to protect the environment, one fabulous hairstyle at a time.

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Blondee

Newstead & Morningside

Call in the experts! Blondee Salon (with locations in Newstead and Morningside) stands proudly as one of Brisbane’s pioneers in hairdressing, as a specialist blonde salon for golden locks. Though their talents don’t stop there! With a passion for creating diverse and personalised colours, such as bronde, copper, or brunette, part of their secret to success is the education and training provided to their team of incredible stylists – which also extends to their clients through tailored formulas and tips for year-round confidence in maintaining your colour and style. A classic Blondee experience includes a soothing essential oil pressure point massage,  a selection of complimentary refreshments from their in-salon menu, and personalised Kerastase and K18 treatment to boost your hair health (coupled with one of their renowned head massages…). Hey, we did say they were the experts!

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Soothe Hair Salon

East Brisbane

Dreaming of a place to relax and unwind while you get your hair done? Dream no more! Soothe Hair Salon is changing the hair game from loud and busy to a one-on-one serene experience, with calming music in a peaceful space. The salon’s soft, neutral colour scheme, tranquil instrumental music, and judgment-free atmosphere create a welcoming space for all. Whether you’re in the mood for a chat or prefer a silent appointment, Soothe tailors every experience to your preferences. As Redken Certified Hair Colourists, they specialise in all things colour (including blondes, of course), with the goal to always craft a service that is unique to you and your hair goals. Step into Soothe for an inclusive, relaxing experience that leaves you loving your hair and feeling amazing – it truly is a next-level Brisbane hair sanctuary.

 

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Hair by the Collective

East Brisbane 

Enter an oasis where evolution and pushing boundaries are the norm. With a team of elite stylists collaborating their talents and experience, Hair By The Collective is the salon name to know in 2024. Always up for a challenge, the team will approach your hair goals as if they were their own, taking the time to connect and listen to your desired results. This full service boutique is all about tailoring an experience that is unique to you and your hair needs. Want to find your signature style? The artists here will use elevated techniques and a wealth of experience to help you find a look that brings out your individual beauty. From glossy brunettes to perfectly blended balayage, flawless bangs and shoulder skimming lobs, every new do is a masterpiece.

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Fluid The Color Salon

Camp Hill

Looking for a stunning hair transformation in 2024? Then Fluid The Color Salon is the perfect place for you to do it with confidence! Whether you’re dreaming of the perfect blonde, seamless highlights, or a touch of vibrant hues, these colour experts can turn your deepest hair fantasies into reality. Worried about potential damage after a total makeover? Don’t fret – as Master Colourists, this expert team has all their bases covered. Founder Trish Spessa is committed to delivering a lavish experience without compromising the health of your hair. By using only premium-quality and eco-friendly hair care and colours (say hello Number 4 High Performance Hair Care and O&M), they make sure every transformation is customised and executed with professionalism, and of course sustainable. Be ready to leave Fluid with a brand new hairstyle that is nothing short of perfection!

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Orb Hair & Beauty

New Farm

When it comes to choosing a hairdresser, it can be difficult to find one that truly takes the time to understand your specific tastes, as well as your hair care and lifestyle needs. This is why so many people choose to visit Orb, the iconic New Farm salon that has been creating memorable experiences for over 23 years. When visiting Orb, you will receive a stylist who takes the time to understand your life and hair with a unique plan that will guide you through the best ways to care for your strands, long after you leave the salon. Your Orb experience will make you look and feel confident every single day! With every guest treated like the individual they are, these expert hairdressers happily share their in-depth knowledge through every step of the hair care process. Leave your worries at the door, sit back, relax, and unwind as the team at Orb craft your ultimate mane.

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Want to further your mane makeover? Find more of Brisbane’s hair specialists here. Or, you can read the latest issue of Style here. 

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