Colouring your hair is a major commitment. With root touch-ups, toning, and the occasional brightening treatment required every six weeks, a lot of time (and cash) is invested into keeping your locks lush. Balayage colouring, where the darker roots of the hair subtly fade into a lighter shade, is one of the most popular colouring services as it is the ultimate low-maintenance style that looks even better grown out. This new wave of subtle and low-key styling is perfect for time-short or thrifty women, because it still looks good even two months later! Just look to ladies like Pip Edwards and Eleanor Pendleton if you don’t believe us. Both effortless and perennially stylish, this look is perfect for anyone who wants a low maintenance ‘do that doesn’t skimp on the chicness.

To help you get the balayage of your dreams, we’ve rounded up all of Brisbane’s best balayage stylists. Get ready for some serious #hairgoals.

White Gold Boutique | Teneriffe

At White Gold Boutique, the colour masters are highly skilled to create the most perfectly blended locks using free-hand techniques. The results-driven salon is committed to paying attention to their clients and providing them with second-to-none services, leaving them to walk out feeling confident with their new balayage tresses. At White Gold Boutique, you can feel comfortable knowing that your new colour melt will be toned to the perfect hue for your complexion, without compromising your hair’s health. At this salon, your hair will be left feeling healthy and fresh thanks to Olaplex treatments and Kevin Murphy products.


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Tigerlamb | Multiple Locations

“Wow, where did you get you hair done?!” Is the exact question everyone is going to be asking you once you’ve had an experience at Tigerlamb Salon! Home to a team of magnificent creatives who ensure your salon experience is one worth coming back for, Tigerlamb is proud to be a highly-awarded team of professionals – they’ve even been awarded Best Salon Team in Australia! With four uniquely designed salons across Brisbane, you’re sure to find one with convenience. Whether you’re looking for a dark and dreamy or a bright and beachy balayage, the team at Tigerlamb have got you’re back.


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Bambi and Bear | Red Hill

With a special talent for all things free-hand and balayage, the Bambi & Bear team are some of Brisbane’s best colourists. Their friendly and results-driven team will help you achieve your dream shade, while also ensuring that the health of your locks is maintained throughout. With a particular focus on customised colour, they’ll use a range of colouring techniques that have been customised to suit you and your locks. Plus, with Mr Smith and Olaplex on hand, your tresses will be lush, healthy and gloriously soft!


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Mikki Auld Hairdressing | Woolloongabba

With a penchant for lived-in colour that is dreamy, low maintenance and effortlessly chic, Mikki Auld and her team of artistic stylists are celebrated across Brisbane for their exceptional colour work. Specialising in high-end balayage that is seamlessly blended, Mikki and her team use a blend of techniques, including freehand, foilage and babylighting, in order to achieve their signature balayage style. With a particular focus on sustainable practices, this vegan-friendly salon will make you feel just as good as your locks look.


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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Cameo Rose Hair Boutique is a northside salon that prides itself on their highly experienced stylists and upmost dedication to their clients. Whether you’re looking for a fresh, new dynamic style or after something simple, you can trust the team at Cameo Rose. Their ability to learn from world class trainers allows for a wide scope of colouring skills within the salon, translating to the wide variety of styles they’re able to achieve, including balayage! Cameo Rose can create a seamless melt, forming a soft, continuous blend that is completely faultless. Mastering the perfect balayage.


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Hair By The Collective | East Brisbane

When we think about Hair By The Collective, the words lush, dimensional, vibrant and unique come to mind! Whether you’re a brunette a blonde a redhead or something else entirely, your dedicated expert colourist will work with you to help you achieve a perfectly blended, multi-dimensional balayage that best suits your natural beauty. Using modern and on-trend techniques, they go above and beyond for each individual client, resulting in a salon experience that is easily one of Brisbane’s best!


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Epic Hair Designs | Multiple Locations

With 14 locations across Brisbane (including the all-new Jindalee and Ascot salons), you’re never that far away from an Epic Hair Designs certified Goldwell Master Colourist! Specialising in a range of foiling and balayage techniques, your experience colourist will take into consideration your skin tone, face structure, eye colour and hair condition in order to achieve a multi-dimensional, on-trend look. Worried about wear and tear on your locks? Their use of high-quality salon products (including Goldwell, Kerastase and Olaplex) will keep your locks shiny and healthy.


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Lujo Hair & Makeup | Teneriffe

When you come across a salon that masters on-trend, results-driven techniques and takes the time to personalise every single colouring service to each client, you know you’ve found a winner. This is one of the reasons why Lujo Hair & Makeup, the cult-favourite Teneriffe salon, has garnered a following of dedicated clients. Specialising in all things blonde and balayage, perfectly blended tresses are their signature look. Using Milkshake colour and O&M haircare, your hair will be shinier and healthier than ever before.


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Kelly Elle Hair Makeup Body | Greenslopes

For lush locks that are impeccably blended, make sure you check out Kelly Elle Salon. With product brands that aren’t the usual salon flare, they’re devoted to bringing you treatments and hair care products that they can genuinely vouch for themselves. The team regularly update their skills, ensuring they’re at the forefront of new innovations, trends and techniques within the industry. On top of this, they’ve got the green tick and are a sustainable salon!


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Ginger & Spice Hair | Wooloowin

They’re sure to put the spice back into your life! With the Australian Hairdressing Association giving them a full silver accreditation, you can relax and trust that you’re in great hands. Using a variety of techniques to achieve a soft, luminous colour that is multi-dimensional and oh, so fabulous. A luxury salon destination that are apart of the worlds first sustainable salon programs, with 95% of their salon waste being recycled. (Tick of approval from us!) Plus, as a Gold Accredited salon from Salon Select and due to their partnerships with Wella and ghd, they are constantly proving that they are one of Brisbane’s best salons!


Urban Chic | Ashgrove

Located in Ashgrove, you will find an unbelievably talented team at Urban Chic! May all your hair dreams come true when you step foot inside the luxurious salon. You can sit back and relax, trusting that you’re in in some seriously gifted hands as Urban Chic attended and worked New York Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. This world of experience transcends the dynamic hair styles, cuts and colours they’re capable of achieving, balaylage is one of their favorite things to do!


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Stelios Papas | Toowong

Located in Toowong, Stelios Papas is known for being one of Brisbane’s best hair colour salons. Having been a finalist Australian Colour Techncian of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2018, owner Kristie Kesic is widely recognised as one of Australia’s best hair colourists – something her loyal clientele will surely agree with! She has formed a next generation team that are considered as balayage specialists, who offer their clients not only the best services but also the best salon experience. Mastering those shiny golden tones, edgy cool tones, and everything in between! Using an array of different techniques, to create a soft, natural finish that is sure to make people’s head turn as you walk by.


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KOR Hairdressing | Stones Corner

Founded by International stylist Kelly Williams in 2010, KOR Hairdressing was quick to make an impact here in Brisbane. The stylists at KOR pride themselves on their constant up-skilling and expertise of creating that perfect colour. Between the cool, icy blonde tones, to the warm, honey blonde tones, they will be sure to create a style far past your original expectations. Prepare yourself for a waterfall of compliments because the team at KOR really do know a thing or two about beautiful hair!


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David Murry Salon | South Brisbane

The fashion-conscious and stylish individuals of Brisbane know that David Murry Salon is the premier destination for high-end colouring services. Their frank, honest consultations allow them to best understand what you want to achieve, and communicate with you what is possible. From the density of your hair to the existing condition, your colourist will always suggest an appropriate technique for your hair texture, the amount of work you’re prepared to put in, and the financial investment you’re prepared to spend on the day of your appointment and moving forward. This attention-to-detail and initial consultation means that you have a realistic expectation of what you can achieve. During your treatment, your colourist will also carefully consider your natural appearance and hair condition and movement in order to create a personalised colour palette that’s perfectly suited to you. Regardless of your hair colour or length, the expert colourists at David Murry Salon will craft a stunning colour palette, personalised look just for you.


Luppinos Organic Hair | Brisbane CBD

The Luppinos team are masters of seamlessly blended balayage, with a diverse clientele that relies on them for on-trend, fashion-forward locks all year round. Their recently opened Adelaide Street salon is an inner-city oasis that allows their guests the chance to escape their busy lives as their locks undergo a stunning transformation. Continually raising the bar when it comes to expert colouring, they use high-quality hair styling products (such as Oribe and O&M) to ensure your locks are healthy and your colour is vibrant. Plus, with a cocktail in hand courtesy of their in-salon bar, you bet this is one of Brisbane’s best hair salon experiences!


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Samantha Jones Hair Co. | North Lakes

Guests continue to rave about the team at Samantha Jones, noting their incredible customer service, experience, affordability, and overall quality. The team at Samantha Jones Hair Co. put their guests first, and absolutely rock balayage styles. As finalists in the Australian Hair Industry Awards every year they have entered, they’re guaranteed to give you a style you’re proud to walk out with. And their quality service doesn’t stop there! All first-time Colour Package guests are invited back after 7 days for a complimentary ‘Style Check’, which is inclusive of a wash, massage, and blow dry, valued at $89. How great!


The Ruby Room | Nundah

The team at The Ruby Room will take you on a trip of indulgence and give you a bomb ‘do while they’re at it! Experts in all things balayage, they have built strong relationships with luxury brands (such as Wella, Sebastian Professional, Evo Fabuloso Pro and System Professional), ensuring you’re only getting the best of the best. From delicious coffees and teas to positively indulging head massages, their passion radiates throughout the salon. Their constant upskilling is evident within the styles they achieve, and the numerous awards they’ve received over the years. You’ll be leaving the salon, with bouncy, beautiful waves and a colour that will last for weeks to come! Plus, with their personalised, take-home hair care toners, you can enjoy The Ruby Room quality service even from home.


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Papas + Pace | Brisbane CBD

With an awe-inspiring list of national awards and accolades to their name, the professional stylists at Papas + Pace (who also happen to be MBFWA Hair Directors and Redken Global Artists) are masters of their craft. As celebrated industry professionals, owners Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace split their time between sharing their skills with other industry professionals and servicing their loyal clients from their CBD salon. With a particular talent for blondes and balayage, their exceptional foiling skills and fashion-forward styling make them our go-to salon for flawlessly blended balayage that will turn heads.


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Rixon Hair | Brisbane CBD

For those who treat their hair as an extension of their personal style, Rixon Hair’s talented team of colour experts offer a bespoke, personalised approach to colouring. Working with a diverse range of techniques (as well as with fashion-forward approach to new season trends), your stylist will expertly craft a seamlessly blended balayage that best suits you and your natural features. And just as importantly, they use only the highest quality salon products, such as the Repair Me Range by Kevin Murphy, to ensure that not only is your colour stunning, but that it is healthy and strong. Plus, as the recent winner of the Hair Expo Salon Design of Year award, Rixon Hair truly is an inner-city sanctuary that we love to escape to!


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Indigo Cut & Colour | Wishart

At Indigo Cut & Colour, the experience begins as soon as you step foot in the door. The amazing vibe of the salon instantly puts you at ease! Both spaces are boutique city-style salons which are situated in the handy locations of Wishart and Camp Hill. The team are passionate about listening to their guests and making sure they leave with the result they came in asking and hoping for. Their passionate team of colourists specialise in face framing, faux balayage and beautiful soft baby lights – this means that can use whichever technique that will get the result you are after! Creamy blonde, silver ash, rich reds or seamless balayage, they will work with you to ensure you’re 100% satisfied when you leave, and for weeks to come!


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Raw Colour & Style | Newstead

Newstead salon Raw Colour & Style offer a luxurious hairdressing experience that allows you to escape the real world for a few hours. In the heart of the city you will find a team dedicated to ensuring each client leaves with a style that is unique to them. Director Priscilla and her London trained Senior Stylist Lauren lead a talented team of stylists that offer a relaxed, warm and entirely inviting experience. Using products specifically from Aveda, which are 96% naturally derived, that have been proven to restore your hair from the inside out. Being good for the environment and your locks! Whether you want subtle babylights or a dramatic balayage, these are the experts to speak to. P.s They have an exciting makeover and a beautiful rebrand coming in the New Year, so keep an eye out for it! 


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Fluid The Color Salon | Camp Hill

It’s no secret that we adore the Fluid The Color Salon team. They are recognised across Brisbane as expert colour specialists who master every single shade on the spectrum. Using hair-nourishing products from Original & Mineral, your stylist will ensure that while you achieve your dream balayage blend while ensuring that your crowning glory stays luscious and healthy. With a high-level of attention to detail and range of techniques at their disposal, they’ll give you the multi-dimensional tresses of your dreams. Plus, their loyalty and referral system allows you to gain even more from your service! From rich bronze shades to creamy blonde ends, you’ll discover dreamy balayage at Fluid The Color Salon.


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Rockstar | West End

Staying true to the very name, this beautiful salon is seriously full of complete and utter Rockstars. As the winners of the 2018 and 2017 Australian Hair Industry Awards QLD Salon of the Year, Rokstar Hair Salon has garnered an unbeatable reputation as one of Brisbane’s best salons. Led by Brodie Lee, one of Australia’s most awarded stylist, (including the recent 2018 QLD Hairdresser of the Year award), you’re guaranteed to be in extremely talented hands! If you’re looking for a fresh new ‘do, an upkeep or want something edgy and fierce to match your personality the team at Rockstar can truly do it all. But all in all, what they can rock – is balayage! Adopting techniques to achieve that impeccably blended colour to colour and a cut to match.


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