Enter Holiday Hair Mode With Brisbane’s Best Salons For Balayage
A low maintenance masterpieceBy Style Beauty Journos | 3rd February 2023
Have you heard the news? We’re taking a natural route in 2023 by embracing the beauty of low maintenance locks that won’t break the bank with every salon visit. And with so many of Brisbane’s best hairdressers at our fingertips, achieving this perma-vacation colour is easier than ever.
If you’re after a hair switch up that requires minimal upkeep but achieves maximum results, book in with one of Brisbane’s best balayage specialists and say goodbye to regrowth for good! Casually carefree and beautifully blended, lust worthy locks are yours for the taking.
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Bambi and Bear
Tucked away in the western suburbs of Brisbane, you’ll find self-professed hair colour wizards, Bambi and Bear. Specialising in balayage and creating gorgeous, low-maintenance, lived-in hues, the team is highly skilled and passionate about their craft. During a visit to the wizards you can expect a thorough consultation, complimentary cocktails, a plant wall, and service with a smile. Additionally, the salon uses strictly cruelty-free and vegan products that are wonderful for ensuring your hair is healthy, hydrated, and strong. The sweeping, sunkissed locks you’ve been longing for is only an appointment away with the help of Bambi and Bear!
Started by Faith Williams, the Blondee experience is like no other, with their signature neck massage upon arrival, array of complimentary offerings, and unmatched talent across all aspects of hair. Specialising in lustrous, multi-dimensional, lived-in blonde, the team have transformed thousands of clients for the better, and helped them achieve their desired goal of golden locks.Their balayage secret? Highlighting techniques paired with free-hand balayage application to create the ideal lived-in look. Be sure to opt for one of their balayage packages and enjoy everything that comes with it, from the toner and treatment to the cut and blow dry!
Forget hair that comes with maintenance, this year is about flaunting fabulous hair with minimal effort. Whether you’re dipping your ends into the world of balayage for the first time or not, let the team at Elevate deliver you the best balayage experience you’ve ever been privy to. Passionate about creating depth, dimension, and seamless blends of colour that melt into your natural hue, you’ll not only love the results you see in the chair, but the regrowth process, too, meaning you can stretch those salon visits out and love your colour for longer. A beautiful boutique salon packed with highly trained and skilled professionals ready to makeover your mane, why book anywhere else?
As one of the lowest maintenance yet gorgeous looks your hair can rock, it only makes sense to get your balayage done by the award-winning team who makes stunning hair easy! Colwill Place’s resident blonde and balayage salon, Hey Hair is all about bringing out the best in your natural assets, creating the perfect hue for you based on your skin tone and eye colour, right down to the makeup you wear. With award from Australia’s top hairdressing titles already up their talented sleeves (they are the sister salon to Togninis, after all!), this lue hub houses the best in the biz to make your dream balayage a reality.
Kelly Elle Salon
This charming salon is where you’ll find the skill of balayage honed to a fine art. Renowned for the lived in look, the talented Kelly Elle stylists will treat you to the epitome of a low maintenance colour – think gorgeously on-trend and seamless blends. Using a combination of perfectly placed babylights, face framing foils, free hand painting, and colour melts, their exceptional techniques will also enhance your natural beauty and keep the compliments rolling in for a long time to come. Need another excuse to visit this charming and welcoming crew? The Kelly Elle team recommend coming in after six weeks for a toner refresh and a touch up on your face framing highlights to truly make your colour pop!
For beautiful colour that won’t leave you out of pocket, let the team at KOR Hairdressing whip up a softly blended balayage for you. Bringing highlights and shine to all the right points of your locks, you’ll love the effortless bounce, depth, and dimension you’ll get from a little zhuzhing here. Without spending hours in the chair or a bomb on new products, the team at KOR can bring your dull mane back to life with warm babylights that’ll frame and contour your face to make it glow. Sun-kissed hair without the UV damage is so 2023, so rock the locks of the season with the help from this expert team!
Little Birdie Hair Co
Achieving an effortlessly gorgeous sun-kissed colour is second nature to the stylists at the award-winning Little Birdie Hair Co. Well known around Brisbane for their ‘Birdie Balayage’, women come from all corners to experience the colouring services for themselves, and it’s not hard to see why. A visit to their warm and inviting salon is truly an experience like no other. Expect complimentary drinks, snack platters, and a personalised bliss box to keep you entertained throughout the appointment. As if that wasn’t enough, their top priority is ensuring your hair stays strong, healthy, and beautiful, while using eco-conscious products to keep the planet happy, too!
Low maintenance locks are all the rage in 2023, and no one knows how to make your colour look fresh and natural quite like the team at Paloma Roan (formerly Mikki Auld salon). Owned and operated by Mikki Auld, bringing dimension to your low-key look is easy thanks to her team’s modern hair colouring techniques and styles, which include freehand, corrective work, and of course, expertly placed sun-kissed balayage that will help bring warmth to your skin tone and flatter your features with clever contouring. You’ll love your time at this 70s inspired West End salon, where Ayurvedic lunar rituals, tarot, affirmation cards, and vegan wines are all part of the unique experience in a bright and airy loft space.
Cameo Rose Hair Boutique
Hello, head turner! Balayage has become the ultimate ‘it girl’ ‘do, thanks to its no fuss, low maintenance colour, and we’re here for it! With a team of hair stylists that are always striving for perfection, Cameo Rose Hair Boutique will create that flawless, sun-kissed balayage you’ve been dreaming of. Take a quick scroll through their aesthetic feed to see beautiful blends that’ll have your mane looking and feeling fresh all year round. Plus, this talented bunch specialise in taming long locks, so for all you Rapunzel’s out there, take this as your sign to get effortless, summer-approved hair this year!
Say hello to Renzo Salon – the hair studio that specialises in bringing your lacklustre locks to life. Loved as much by the hair stylists who create it as their clients, Renzo are arguably some of the best balayage experts in town. With a talented team highly skilled in technique and creativity, they can create a balayage hue that’ll rival any tropical holiday. Dimensional, natural, and gloriously shiny, put your faith in the Renzo team when it comes to your hair – hey, it’s their specialty!
The Lounge & Co
Keep your sun-kissed summer locks looking fresh all year round with The Lounge & Co who are masters at creating golden, glossy locks. Using the latest colouring techniques to seamlessly blend the colour, you’ll love the added dimension you get from just one visit to one of their three luxury salons. Having mastered the art of balayage, you’ll love their attention and appreciate their commitment to creating a personalised colour that best suits your skin tone and features. Soft, subtle, and full of shine, let your locks live the permanent vacation life for you.
Balayage is Togninis’ speciality, with its top Australian award-winning colourists leading the art of tailoring a beautiful balayage colour range just for you. Get ready to give your hair the depth, dimension, and a long lasting look that will get heads turning. The talented team knows creating the perfect balayage means something different to everyone, which is why they take the time to understand your goals and craft the colour that suits you most. Togninis will make it even more enjoyable, with neighbourhood coffee or a glass of bubbles, and the company of a friendly team of pros who truly love what they do!
Vogue Nationale Hairdressing
Melt into your best look yet when you visit the multi award-winning stylists and colourists housed at Vogue Nationale. With decades of experience under their belt, this fashion-forward salon has cemented its place ahead of the trends, producing works of art since 1979. With an eye for detail like no other, you’ll quickly understand why their clients won’t trust their hair with anybody else – think friendly service, exceptional skills, and luxury imbued into the space. Your balayage will be tailored to your individual features while maintaining the integrity of your hair, all delivered in a bespoke experience that’s sure to be the highlight of your week.
Elizabeth JJ’s on the Avenue
According to the team at Elizabeth JJ’s on the Avenue, the secret to the perfect balayage is in the expert application of colour and toner. While these may sound like simple steps, do not be fooled! Whether you are blonde or brunette, have thick or fine hair, the stylists at Elizabeth JJ’s say consultation is imperative, to design the perfect look for your luscious locks! For all you brunette babes out there, if your hair is looking flat, choose subtle warm tones just a couple shades lighter than your original colour. Not only will this enhance your natural colour but it will give it a new lease of life! If you are wanting a bit of blonde in your life – but don’t want that unsightly regrowth, then balayage is for you!
Low maintenance babes, have we got a hot tip for you. Balayage is the perfect style for those wanting a healthy, glossy ‘do without taking a trip to the hairdresser every few weeks and a no-fuss balayage is one of C’ba Hair’s signature styles! Ideal for seeing you through the seasons and with the added benefit of super easy maintenance, this trendy team of seasoned stylists have even taken their talents to Australian Fashion Week, so no matter whether you’re wanting a creamy, vanilla balayage or a natural, flawless fade, C’ba Hair will work magic on your hair!
Orb Hair & Beauty
Low maintenance, effortlessly chic, and on trend: balayage is always a hot favourite, especially when it’s done by the team at Orb Hair & Beauty. Creating gorgeous hair since 1999, the team has been hand selected based on their dedication to their craft and commitment to giving every customer a memorable salon experience. Offering everything from pre-visit consultations to a bespoke image plan, the colourists at this New Farm studio are the best in the biz, and want to help you achieve the ultimate balayage, tailored to you. With almost 25 years of experience, you can trust that you’re in safe hands.
Lived-in and low-maintenance locks are in, and luckily, they’re Hairytales’ specialty. Conveniently located minutes from Chermside Shopping Centre, this dreamy salon’s mission is to deliver perfect, head-turning hair, and a quick scroll through their IG feed proves their mission has been accomplished! Using only the highest quality products and their masterful techniques and processes, the multi award winning team nail the balayage every single time. Plus, with one of their core values being excellent customer service, you can always expect a relaxing visit complete with your choice of tea, coffee, snacks, or a cheeky cocktail on Fridays! Cheers!
Looking for a salon that can give your basic, tonal locks that extra wow factor? Enter Melt. Specialising in balayage, their subtle enhancement method is a surefire, non-committal way to improve the overall appearance and health of your hair. Using their ever expanding knowledge on the latest colour techniques and processes, this cosy studio hidden away in Gordon Park is known for delivering gorgeous results. Beginning with a thorough consultation, the colourists will gain a deep understanding of your dream hair before executing it with skill and a smile. Plus, they’ll talk you through how to maintain your new locks at home, so you can feel salon-fresh every single day!
Fluid The Color Salon
It’s no secret that being blonde requires a bit of maintenance. However, if you prefer a more laidback take on ‘traditional’ blonde, balayage is the way to go, and no one does it better than the team at Fluid The Color Salon. At Fluid, they use a number of colouring techniques such as freehand to ensure your new tones blend seamlessly from the root to the tip, adding depth and dimension while complimenting your skin tone, eye colour, and face shape. The goal is ultimately to ‘melt’ the colours so that they appear soft, natural, and flatter your features. Sun-kissed hair all year round!
House of Zion
Beach babes, this one’s for you. House of Zion’s most requested technique is a perfectly blended balayage, and this no fuss style is perfect for those whose salty strands are in need of a little TLC and minimal intervention. This effortless, cool girl ‘do allows the expert styling team to create a seamless, long-lasting colour perfect for those wanting a natural, sun-kissed glow. You’ll be treated to a fully customised service – just tell the stylist your vision, and voila! They’ll create a style best suited to your skin tone and features to ensure your hair flatters you in all the right places.
Indigo Cut & Colour
Don’t just wish for beautiful hair, achieve it in salon at Indigo Cut & Colour, where balayage dreams are made true on the daily. Showcasing their talent across beautifully blended balayage, this team can add dimension, depth, and the illusion of volume with perfectly placed highlights, lowlights, and face framers to give your look more oomph. Here, they use only the highest quality products to ensure your hair’s health stays intact, while refreshing your colour with warm, golden, and rich colour. A stint here is never a chore, thanks to the friendly team who’ll make your stay an enjoyable one. Book now, and let the magic happen!
It’s lived-in, it’s low-maintenance, and it’s the perfect beachy hair vibe we’re craving for 2023. When it comes to the most coveted hair trend of all time, the Rokstar team are who we’re entrusting to balayage our tresses. Whether you’re looking for a refresh of your current look or bring your balayage back to life with some face framing highlights, Brodie Lee and her team of creative masters will take the time to create a look that’s not only on-trend, but also suits your colourings to give you the wow-worthy new hair you’re looking for. Priding themselves on creating amazing hair results while also taking into consideration your hair goals, the health of your hair, and your facial structure – you know you’ll be walking out with healthy, happy and head-turning tresses.
David Murry Salon
Forget what you think you know about balayage – David Murry Salon is here to show you just how lust-worthy low maintenance colour can be! Treating your hair with the respect it deserves, DMS ensure the health of your hair is their top priority, and in doing so, the results speak for themselves! Whether you’re after a few face framing highlights, some lowlights or the whole shebang, balayage is the key to enhancing your natural hue and features in a subtle way. Though a low maintenance colour, DMS will arm you with tips on how to keep it looking its best between visits, and recommend a toner every six weeks. These colour specialists can cleverly contour your face using their technical skills, while lifting your colour to nix dullness, brassiness, and the rest. Upfront, honest, and open, this team will ensure you make the right choice when it comes to what to do with your hair. Remember, a little change can go a long way!