This Years Round-Up Of Brisbane’s Best Balayage Hair Stylists Is Here!

This Years Round-Up Of Brisbane’s Best Balayage Hair Stylists Is Here!

Cue the drum roll, here it is

By Georgie Murray | 24th October 2019

Balayage is a hair trend that came in hot and fast years ago and it’s certainly stuck around. Melting the mix of brunettes and blondes it’s a sought after look yet one hard to nail. No one likes brassy blonde, right? What about when the brunette suddenly ends the blonde starts and you can more or less see a straight line? Avoid these hair horrors and pick your next go-to hairdresser from our 2019 edit, below. Brisbane, these are your best pick’s for balayage!

BACH Hair | Paddington

Sure, balayage may be a low-maintenance look, but BACH wants you to remember it’s not ‘no-maintenance’ and that’s why they’re with you every step of the way to ensure hair health is optimised. From a bold transformation to touch-ups and baby lights, you’re in safe, talented hands. Their expert stylists love free hand colouring and mastering new techniques as it allows for versatility and variety. In their opinion, the best part about balayage is how personalised it can be, so bring in a vision or some inspiration with you so both you and your stylist can create a bespoke look for you. Balayage is a broad term that covers a wide range of techniques, tones and colour coverage so be ready for a tailored transformation of your tresses! To make the experience just as good for the environment as you, BACH is a sustainable salon! A win for you and a win for the environment.


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Black Avenue Hairdressing | Clayfield

This is your go-to if you’re after a personalised experience! Black Avenue will pair you up with one of their talented stylists based on your balayage dreams to ensure their skill is best suited. The stylists will talk you through different tones and placement of the colour to ensure it both accentuates the best facial features while framing to flatter. In their words, ‘’it’s all in the precise placement of the highlights to the hair’’ to achieve a seamless look. Black Avenue suggest attaining balayage over multiple appointments to ensure hair health, the right blonde hue and to avoid permanent damage and breakage. Combined with their Blondepro products, your ideal blonde, bouncy balayage will have heads turning. Plus, be rest assured the environment is being taken good care of just as you will be, as the team use ammonia and cruelty free colour and 100% recyclable foils.


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Cameo Rose | Wavell Heights

If you’re after a personalised experience, Cameo Rose Hair Boutique is your answer. Whether it be a bold balayage or something a little more subtle, the team as lead by Cara will ensure your dream colour is achieved. If you’re not set on an exact look and after some guidance and inspiration, consult with the stylists as their consistently across the latest trends and what’s going on at the forefront of the hairdressing world. But let’s talk maintenance! When it comes to maintaining balayage beyond the salon, Cara recommends a once-a-week toner and purple shampoo to keep the blonde golden rather than brassy. If hair health is also of concern, be rest assured as each stylist at Cameo Rose is passionate about keeping hair at its best health without compromising on your hair goals, and this is why they use a range of O&M, Olaplex and Milkshake products. See their talent for yourself with a scroll through their Insta and the works of each stylist.


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David Murry Salon | South Brisbane

David Murry Salon has stood the test of time in Brisbane and has built a reputation for all the right reasons. 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; all important components when it comes to achieving balayage! 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.


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Elysium Hair | Brisbane City

Step into the light at Elysium Hair. Their salon exudes an aesthetic likened to those found in New York with an industrial chic vibe and high energy. Their professionalism and work matches this standard with their repertoire of awards including 2019’s Team of The Year title. As a regular feature at Style, Elysium has recently joined the top list on Eleanor Pendleton’s ‘Gritty Pretty’ blog. With a love for balayage, baby lights and ombre and root melts the Elysium team are all over the latest techniques and tailoring the styles for each client which you can see for yourself on their Instagram! One scroll and you’ll find plenty of inspo for the next change up of your tresses. Enjoy a glass of bubbly while you’re there and truly relax knowing your hair is in safe hands as well as the environment with a ‘Sustainable Salons’ accreditation.


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Epic Hair Designs | Multiple Locations

Epic’s talent and service has been tried and tested by Style and it’s safe to say, it’s epic. Across their locations, they have more Goldwell Master Colourists than any other salon in Australia, which means foiling and balayage is in their nature. Each stylist is equipped with the highest certification in advanced foiling mastery techniques, colour correction and formulation as well as in-house academy in Ascot. This ensures the latest techniques, trends and education is swiftly passed onto the salon teams. Achieving balayage at Epic is aced by their complimentary hair consultation and deep, mutual understandings with clients. Each salon offers two distinct balayage packages, which completely breaks down the attainable results. The stylists will perfect the initial colour and then the balayage colour is tweaked each visit to ensure precise results and hair health. From there, your hair will be maintained at home with Epic’s suggested after care products and treatments to see you through the summer!


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Everton Park Hair and Beauty | Everton Park

Loved by Brisbanites for over 25 years, Everton Park Hair and Beauty has created a reputation for all the right reasons. With experienced hair stylists at-the-ready, a change up of the tresses is no hard-task. From a drastic chop to a subtle touch-up you’ll feel rejuvenated in no-time. The team love colour and creating shades specially for their loyal clientele to make their own and this certainly includes balayage! Key stylists Emily and Chloe are known for their balayage work and creating a seamless melt.  They also love when clients need a change-up and are ready to tackle colours of all hues, especially blondes! For a welcoming ambience and moment of rejuvenation, Everton Park Hair and Beauty is your answer.


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Fluid The Colour Salon | Camp Hill

As colour professionals, balayage is no hard task for the team at Fluid. Whether you’re after a bold balayage or something a bit softer, you’re in safe hands. With their combination of precise foils and talent for free-hand painting, your hues will be perfectly melted for a seamless transition. Otherwise, their ‘colour glossing’ technique provides a gentle introduction to colour, adding soft tones, depth and shine. Known for their out-there colouring, this is the place to go if you’re after a bold re-vamp! They’re also a sustainable salon, meaning their products are colour safe, free from harsh chemicals, use naturally derived ingredients, 100% vegan, gluten-free and recyclable! For some inspiration, scroll through their Instagram and make your next colourful move.


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Ginger + Spice | Wooloowin

Masters of nailing a blunt, blonde bob, balayage is just another day at Ginger + Spice. Their Bespoke Balayage services combine the craftsmanship of colouring with an eye for detail while flattering the complexion of clients and their face shape. If you’re unsure on the tone and hue to tackle, take one scroll through their Instagram to be rightfully inspired to join the brighter life. While your tresses are treated, treating yourself is not lost. As soon you step foot into the Wooloowin salon, you’ll feel immediately at ease. The ambience alone will have you breathing a sigh of relaxation while, of course, adding a sprinkle of spice thanks to their welcoming team.


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Hairytales Hair Salon | Wavell Heights

Walk out feeling relaxed, refreshed and with a rockin’ balayage thanks to the expert stylists at Hairytales Hair Salon. They use Wella Professional to ensure you get the best colour results possible and are no stranger to a fabulous transformation. Conveniently located in Wavell Heights, they’ll go to any length to treat your lengths and will get you the golden hues and warm tones you’ve been looking for. Enjoy the modern style of the salon and the comfortable massage chairs as the team of three lovely ladies work their magic on you. You’ll step out feeling as fabulous as you look and everyone will be asking for the tale about how you got your ‘do!


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HeatherCutts Hair | Macgregor

Yep, Heather Cutts, cuts hair, but she also known for her bombshell balayage! This is down to her studies and training with accreditation as a balayage specialist and blonde expert. Heather is a big fan of the trend, donning the look herself so she understands the importance of nailing the right hue and pin-pointing the colour placement as no two clients are the same! She opts for balayage as she loves the dimension the colouring provides and it’s also a great starting point if you want to dabble with a new colour. Taking inspiration from world-class hairdressers, Heather is constantly up-skilling her trade and evolving techniques so rest assured you’re in safe hands. When it comes to maintaining hair health and a salon-look at home, Heather recommends treating your tresses with top quality products just as you would your facial and skin routine. With the right at-home care, maintaining balayage is as easy as a three to six month appointment with a toner in between. Dream!


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Indigo Cut and Colour | Camp Hill

Colour is in their name and in their nature. Established over 15 years ago, the salon has made a name for itself due to the personable experience and quality results. As blonde and balayage specialists, each team member is across what it takes in achieving a seamless transition into the balayage realm – both in regards to the colour and overall hair health! The talented team includes a world-recognised Redken certified colourist and certified Pureologist who has undergone extensive training to diagnose hair types and match clients with hair products to meet the individual needs. No matter how drastic the journey may be to achieve balayage, Indigo are ready to be there each and every step of the way to ensure hair health is never compromised and clients are beyond satisfied upon leaving the salon. For more information, give the team a call, otherwise check out their impressive balayage bombshells on their on Insta!


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Kelly Elle Salon | Greenslopes

In the words of Kelly Elle, ‘your hair is your ultimate accessory’ and that’s why their expertise experience of cutting, styling and colouring is unparalleled! But, let’s talk balayage. As acclaimed balayage artists, your dreamy blonde goals will be easily achieved, creating a seamless transition from the dark brunette to the creamy blonde tones. Even the worst hair woes can be transformed into enviable locks in no-time, boasting ultimate shine, blunt ends and bright hues. Each stylist works on their strengths which can be seen on their Story profiles on the Kelly Elle Instagram with balayage a common theme. Or, read-up on each stylists experience here. Using Paul Mitchell products, hair health is optimised while being treated to opulence. Plus, its vegan and cruelty-free!


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KOR Hairdressing | Stones Corner

Welcome to a team of creative, colour and technique focused stylists! Specialising in blondes, balayage is a common trend at the KOR quarters. With a careful consultation outlining the ultimate hair-goals for clients, a plan is set in place and then it’s full steam ahead! There’s a lot of work that goes into making hair look like it’s been at the beach all summer, but with skills at the core of KOR, your bouncy, balayage will be as glistening as the ocean, and colour placement as specific as The Pacific. Plus, their Beachy Blonde Package makes it easy to accomplish the balayage look as economically as possible! Check-out their website and socials to learn more about their blonde talents and why they’re renowned in Brisbane for being the blonde experts!


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Little Birdie Hair Co | Wynnum

Indulge in an experience at Little Birdie Hair Co as you sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine and grazing platter while your tresses are taken care of. Never see the same colour twice at LBHc, as their signature Birdie balayage foils are fully customisable to suit your transition to become a balayage bombshell. With specially crafted treatments smelling like you favourite childhood snacks (who doesn’t love their hair smelling like Strawberry Shortcake for days to come?) all senses will enjoy a treat. LBHc abide by an in-house philosophy that each stylist protects each and every client’s hair integrity while being chemical free. This means, your new ‘do is great for your hair and even better for the environment and your health. If you’re considering taking a balayage plunge, the LBHc experts want you to remember the best balayage takes time, but they will be there for you every foil of the way! PS. If you book an appointment on Friday, the team donates a percentage of profits to a deserving cause.


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Orb Hair | New Farm

In a cool, sought after suburb such as New Farm, it’s only fitting Orb Hair has found home On the Corner of Merthyr Road and the buzz of James Street. In true style, Orb offers a bespoke approach to hair with an extensive portfolio of blunt, and edgy Cuts, gorgeous Blow Dries  and Colour blends. Owned and operated by Deborah Paton, Orb has transcended since 1999 and now vaunts a dedicated colouring area for their Master Colourists. With this, your beautifully blended balayage begins. As Colour Specialists, melting a creamy brunette into a bombshell blonde by hairs-length is just another day, but, you’re not just another guest.  Ready to create a curated look for each individual ,  Orb is at your service, Prosecco is chilled, are you ready to #GetOrbd?


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Oscar Oscar | Multiple Locations

It’s no secret we’re a fan of Oscar Oscar Salons and it’s all for good reasons! After working with them on a number of projects over the years including our September cover issue, it’s safe to say the talent of the teams across all 14 salons is undeniable. The Oscar experience is just that – an experience. From the overall service to the Specialist Technical Directors who are consistently educating their teams, every service is treated as bespoke and considered a collaboration between the client and the stylist. To create a unique balayage blend, a starting point of inspiration is welcomed, however, the Oscar Oscar team want you to remember social media can be full of filters so it’s important to keep it realistic about colour expectations, especially after just one appointment. Furthermore, it’s all about pre and post hair care for a bangin’ balayage. Pre-care always includes a haircut as healthy hair means colour longevity. Beyond the salon, quality products and toners are the key to maintain the look between appointments.


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Papas and Pace | Brisbane City

At Papas and Pace you know you’re in good hands. Headed by two of Australia’s leading hairdressers, Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace, the duo have guided their team to excellence in all realms - hair education, styling, colouring and overall service. Tailoring techniques for clients is at the forefront of their work, which is why they’ve built a reputation for their balayage services. Although balayage is certainly a blend of colour, it’s importantly a bespoke blend of knowledge and experience. As global international hair artists for Redken 5th Avenue as well as Justin currently holding the title for Australian Expo Colourist of the Year, their talent is unparalleled. As balayage is now so varied, breaking the traditional rules and pushing the hair past its natural state, hair health is integral. The team suggests using quality at-home salon products to ensure colour lasts and hair health is optimised. Speak with a Papas and Pace stylist to understand what products and treatments will best work for you.


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Rixon Hair | Brisbane City

Balayage is the epitome of minimalist luxury, and this award-winning salon is dedicated to creating the highest level of craftsmanship to help you achieve the understated aesthetic. From stylists to colour technicians, an extraordinary amount of talent is housed under this roof as well as the perfect expert to suit your personal needs and with four different price tiers, meaning they have the price point to suit every budget. The Rixon team are constantly sourcing, testing and bringing the latest products to the salon so they can provide the best hair care brands available to you. If you’re a first time client, give them a ring before booking so they can listen to what you want and choose the correct colour service that will get you the bomb balayage you want!


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Rokstar | West End

Enter a salon set to impress the senses while you experience the ultimate rockstar experience. Specialising in free hand and multi tonal colouring, their French-style balayage is where it’s at. Led by multi-award winning stylist, Brodie Lee, each team member is mentored and trained to offer next-level service and outstanding results. The salon is known as a blonde specialist so naturally, balayage is second nature. The team takes pride in their effortless ability to turn all shades of brunette into clean and healthy shades of blonde, so be ready for your best hue, just for you, yet. Meet the team < > and explore their individual strengths to best suit your hair goals. Each stylist has been selected to create a wholesome team covering transformations, specialised blonde work, short chop[s and everything in between. Whoever you choose, you’ll certainly be in talented hands. Ready for a transformation? Rokstar awaits.


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Samantha Jones Hair Co | North Lakes

Renowned as blonde specialists and masters of balayage, Samantha Jones Hair Co is an established salon in North Lakes boasting exceptional skills. Their team of stylists are at-the-ready to transform your hair into your summers dream for the party season and beyond. Just like a fingerprint, they understand your hair is unique to you so will ensure the right colour, shape and cut is achieved to enhance your natural beauty. They are proud to be the first Australian Hairdressing Council five star Gold accredited Salon in North Lakes with service, quality and experience the foundation of their team. Relax in the ambience of a New York inspired salon and be treated like a celebrity!


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Sol Hair | Paddington

Just off of La Trobe Terrace, enter a salon for the senses. Sol Hair offers a rejuvenating and energising experience beyond the tresses with an earthy, ambient and totally calm space. While you’re unwinding, let your balayage journey begin. Sol understands the challenge of finding a dream stylist who clicks with your ‘hairspiration’ while being technically skilled and delivering a personable experience. When it comes to balayage the stylists understand clients’ unique desires and ensures placement of colour is precise and hue of the blonde is flattering. Owner and Director, Kristie, has created Sol to offer a unique service with all finer details considered, from the head massage to the complimentary coffee, and is ready to welcome you to the family. After all, great hair is soothing to the soul.


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Stelios Papas | Toowong

Stelios Papas are ready to turn a new page. As of November 4, the team you know and love will be working under a refreshing new title: Cobelle Creative. Director, Kristie Kesic, will be transforming the salon into their own brand and identity while maintaining the talent and reputation they have always been known for. With a team of highly educated stylists and a breathe of fresh air into the brand, your balayage dreams will be reimagined and brought to life. As balayage is the most personalised colouring you can get, the team are ready to create a bespoke look to best suit you. By using the best signature techniques and highest quality products, the foundation of the colour will last months with a toner and pigmented conditioner to keep it feeling and looking ultra fresh in between salon visits. Get ready to see the next wave for the Toowong team!


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The VIP Collective | Sippy Downs

The VIP Collective stay true to their name and offer a personalised and bespoke experience. Your balayage hair journey will be prepared by a stylist during your first consultation to ensure your hair goals are met while maintaining hair health, optomising your time and saving your bank balance. As there is no single way to blend the perfect balayage, the team will use specific techniques tailored to you to ensure there’s no two looks the same leaving the salon. With baby lights, free lights, colour melting and soft back combing all part of their repertoire, you’ll be uniquely you. Hair health is a priority at VIP, so the use of Olaplex and Kerastase products is recommended, just as they use in-salon. While your hair is being treated with the utmost care, treat yourself to a bubbles and unwind like a real VIP.


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Tigerlamb | Various Locations

Tigerlamb prides itself on providing Brisbanites beautiful bespoke balayages. All of their stylists are professionally trained in the art of balayage and continue to learn more about how to create the perfect colour every day. For Tigerlamb, it’s about creating a perfectly imperfect colour that exudes that lived-in natural effortless feel. Whether you are after a dark and dreamy balayage or a sweeping sun-kissed blonde, Tigerlamb can provide a balayage to suit. They use a range of techniques to create the perfect look for you and each and every one of their clients will receive a bespoke balayage to suit their individual style. They do this by truly getting to know their clients, understanding their unique style and working with their natural hair and skin tones to make a custom colour that truly sings. To ensure your hairs integrity and overall health during the process they combine their services with the most advanced colour products available including Olaplex, Kevin Murphy and Redken.


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Urban Chic | Ashgrove

In the words of Urban Chic, ‘’any hair journey starts with the most important thing: consultation’’. From here, one of Urban Chic’s pro stylists will ensure the hair’s integrity is the first and foremost point considered before moving on to hue selection and what shade will suit the skin tone and importantly, the lifestyle of each client. By combining multiple techniques such as freehand painting, foils and baby lights, each balayage is a bespoke creation. This also means a dimensional balayage is achieved across multiple appointments and you’ll enjoy every minute in their relaxed and welcoming salon. Remember, pictures found online are often filtered or are taken with light ring illumination, which can alter the true tones of the colour, so keep this in mind when searching for your balayage muse. For ultimate inspiration, check out Urban Chic’s Instagram and how the stylists work their magic.


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Article by Georgie Murray

Georgie is a Journalist with a knack for bad jokes and dating disasters. A total open book, there’s no topic off limits for this Rod Stewart enthusiast. Starting her career in Broadcast Journalism, Georgie has since gone back to basics of the written word with a particular love for taboo topics and fashion media.