Tone It Up! Transform Your Locks With Brisbane’s Best Hair Colourists

Tone It Up! Transform Your Locks With Brisbane’s Best Hair Colourists

Regrowth, be gone!


By Style Beauty Journos | 3rd February 2022

Looking to embrace a new hue in 2022? You’re in luck!

From subtle sun-kissed strands to a drastic new ‘do, taking the leap and switching up your colour is a daunting process that can truly make or break your look. 

That’s why we’ve done the hard work to put together the ultimate list of the best hair colourists in the biz.

All tremendously talented and expertly skilled, you can rest assured that these guys will revive your mane, tone your tresses, and paint your hair to perfection. Behold, Brisbane’s best hair colourists!

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Little Birdie Hair Co

Brisbane, Mooloolaba, Gympie

For the region’s best sun-kissed blondes, glossy brunettes, and everything in between, the team at Little Birdie Hair Co are your hair guardian angels. Ensuring that hair health is maintained (and improved) is the focus of every salon visit, and with K18 keratin and peptide treatments on offer, you’re certain to get the best out of your next dye and achieve those sought-after silky tresses. With extensive staff training, the Little Birdie team pride themselves on their attention to detail, packing every single appointment full of love and dedicated service. If their skilful experience, and amazing results aren’t enough, their pioneering eco-friendly hair practices should be – with measures such as biodegradable towels, refillable product stations and use of Hueverse by EVO (the cleanest colour range on the market), it’s no wonder they took out the 2020 and 2021 Australian Hair Industry Award for Best Eco-Salon. Did we mention the complimentary cocktail menu?

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Sol Hair

Paddington

When it comes to creating your dream ‘do, look no further than the talented Paddington team at Sol Hair. While the team specialise in blondes and balayage, they love nothing more than transforming tired tresses into magnificent manes, whatever the colour! After two years working in a leading salon in London, award-winning hairdresser Kristie Sibson brought her talent to our sunny shores and after working in some of Brissie’s best salons and working at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week three years running, Sol Hair was born in 2018. Whether you’re looking for a new year overhaul or a few foils to boost your natural colour, the team at Sol Hair will sit down with you to discuss your goals and hair history in order to curate your perfect dream hair.

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Trendz Hair Studio

Cleveland, Bundall, Marina Mirage

Liven up your locks with a new year refresh with the colour masters at Trendz Hair Studio. Here, they take dull, lifeless, tresses and whip it into a work of art using a multitude of colouring techniques. From free-hand babylights, to expertly placed highlights, and more, they’ll transform your hair with a colour refresh that matches your natural skin tone, eye colour, lifestyle, and face shape. Make your hair stand out from the rest with a brighten, add depth and dimension to give the illusion of fullness or completely makeover your look with a totally new colour hue – whatever route you decide to take, Trendz are the team that can make it happen!

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Cobelle Creative

Toowong

Craving a colour change? You’ve come to the right place! At Cobelle Creative, they pride themselves on creating a hue that’s best suited to you, and will accentuate your best features. As finalists for Colour Expert of the Year 2021, this team can do it all! From blended balayages and big colour transformations, to bold face-framing highlights and major makeovers, they’re here and ready to embark on a new you for 2022. As expert colour technicians, you’ll not only love the colour change, but will be well educated on how to maintain your lovely locks in between salon visits to ensure you flaunt healthy hair all year long.

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Mi Color

Paddington

It’s all in the name at this charming boutique salon, who live and breathe show-stopping colour. With over 30 years’ experience transforming tresses, the talented specialists at Mi Color Hair Specialists are led by husband-and-wife duo Meg and Adam to give you a luxurious and customised service like no other. From the complimentary consultation to the camera analysis to evaluate your hair, the team take in all factors to ensure your colour desires are met without compromising the integrity of your hair. Achieving your dream colour can take time, but you won’t want to leave with the purely indulgent experience at Mi Color – think shoulder massage on arrival, a delicious bar menu, and utter bliss in the Tranquil Room.

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Lavelle Hair

Greenslopes

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.

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Zen Hair Skin and Body

Carina

The colour you’ve been dreaming about is only an appointment away at the cutting-edge salon of Zen Hair! As a proud Lakmé Prestige Colour salon, the talented stylists here can take on any creative challenge with ease, while ensuring the health and vitality of your hair is priority number one. Although they’re masters of all the latest trends and techniques, Zen understands that every person who enters their salon has a style of their own, which is why they’ll take the time to understand what you want before making it a reality. Plus, why stop at a hair refresh? Zen also offers a range of beauty services from a professional qualified therapist so you can kick back and indulge in both services that will have you feeling your best on the inside and out!

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Hairytales Hair Salon

Wavell Heights

With colour that somehow manages to look even better in person than it does on the ‘gram, you’ll be in hair heaven at Hairytales. The bright, bubbly, and uber talented team here will pamper their way to perfection, taking Brisbane’s hair game to a whole new level with their multi award-winning work. Renowned for their unparalleled attention to detail, your new ‘do won’t be a one-stop-job but rather a collaborative effort to keep it at its prime. You’re always welcome to pop in for a treatment and toner in between appointments. Plus, a beautiful aesthetic doesn’t just stop at your locks – their newly renovated space is just as eye-catching with its clean, crisp, Mediterranean vibe!

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Bach Hair

Paddington

For a new you and an incredible new ‘do, look no further than the award-winning Bach Hair. These sustainable colour experts will nail your dream hue while ensuring the integrity of your hair is in top-notch condition by using Wella colour along with System Professional and Kevin Murphy products. By taking the time to understand the look you want and factoring in your unique features, you’ll be treated to a jaw-dropping tonal refresh you’re bound to adore. Not only are they colour icons in Brissy – this fashion savvy team are highly sought-after across the hairdressing industry, gracing Melbourne Fashion Week ’21, and even New York in 2020! 

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Revolution Hairdressing

Wilston

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.

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Hey Hair

Windsor

Tucked into the gorgeous Colwill Place, this isn’t your typical suburban salon! Hey Hair is the playful descendant of the award-winning, iconic Brisbane hair salon, Togninis, and as experts in blonde and balayage, they’re ready to work their art on your tresses – ensuring you have a great hair day, every day. This space is packed to the rafters with creatives to bring out the best in your natural assets. Whether it’s an edgy refresh or tonal reboot, these colour masters are always up for the job!

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Togninis

Fortitude Valley

As the crew who have been mixing, blending, and toning international award-winning colours for over 30 years, your new ‘do is bound to look its best at Togninis. Breathtaking transformations are no biggie for the 2021 Salon Team of the Year, who use colour to create definition and dimension, amplify your natural features, and give you life-changing hair. Plus, at-home upkeep won’t be a full-time job – Togninis are at the forefront when it comes to low maintenance locks that certainly don’t look it. Come in and join the family, as you sit back with a neighbourhood coffee or glass of bubbles and let the masters make magic!

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The Cleo Collective

Moorooka

One look at The Cleo Collective’s Instagram and you’ll understand why they’ve made the cut! Specialising in all things colour, blonde, and balayage, these AHIA finalists have the technique and skill to turn your head of hair into an absolute masterpiece. From regular maintenance to colour correction or a complete hair rejuvenation, these southside stylists will treat you to a bespoke look that you’re bound to adore. Keeping up to date with the latest trends as well as finessing timeless styles, The Cleo Collective love nothing more than making big things happen for you and your hair.

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Elysium Hair Brisbane

Brisbane City

Beautiful colour is a given at this multi award-winning salon, where exemplary freehand and customised colouring is all part of their everyday! Although balayage is their speciality with over five different techniques to choose from, the team are also not afraid of any colour transformation. A gorgeous colour isn’t the only top-notch care you’ll receive – Elysium commit to the whole makeover with a deep dive into your lifestyle and haircare to ensure you maintain your salon-fresh look in between appointments, supported by their leading retail range and rejuvenating treatments.

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Black Avenue Hairdressing

Clayfield

Whether it’s maintaining your signature look or finding a brand-new style, Black Avenue Hairdressing has a team of colourists specialising in everything from bright blondes, perfect pinks, creamy caramels, beautiful brunettes, short styles, wild and curly cuts, structured bobs, and soft pixie looks. It’s evident: the team have everyone covered! When you’re looking for a top hairdresser, a great indicator are the brands they use in the salon. You’ll find Eleven, Lakme, Blondpro, Kevin Murphy, K18, Redken, and even Imbibe (for that all-important gut health) on the Black Avenue shelves – all the best in luxury haircare. From cruelty-free to vegan and Ocean Recycled Plastic, these are just some of the ways Black Avenue Hairdressing are caring for the environment.

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Co and Pace Salons

Brisbane City

Finding a colourist who can give you the perfect highlights for your skin tone and eye colour can often feel like a long and lengthy process! Thankfully, Brisbane is home to Co and Pace Salons who not only have a wealth of experience, but founder, owner, and creative director Justin Pace is an award-winning best colouris,  being a 2 x Australian Colour Technician of the Year Hair Expo Australia Awards recipient and is a Redken 5th Avenue NYC International/National Colour Educator. A favourite among many known faces of Brisbane and local models alike, Co and Pace Salons take a keen interest in the latest trends from around the world whilst keeping an eye on potential next-generation shifts. This knowledge is used to cross-pollinate modern styles with the classic, all achieved using the latest techniques, products, and equipment.

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Kelly Elle Salon

Stones Corner

From balayage, foiling, and hand painting, Kelly Elle Salon’s colourists have a knack when it comes to creating the perfect colour for your complexion. Giving clients the best possible personalised hair care plan, the team are constantly training up on the latest colour trends and cutting techniques – they’re even talented at creating those ‘Pinterest’ hair photos clients lust over! Not only are some of their colourists Vidal Sassoon trained in the United Kingdom, but the Kelly Elle Salon team are also part of the Paul Mitchell Creative Team in colouring and hair cutting. Recognised as a highly coveted hair care brand (and the world’s largest independently owned) Paul Mitchell celebrates, educates, and supports hairdressers as artists making it a seamless partnership between Kelly Elle Salon. They believe that keeping skills up to date is vital to stay current and gives clients a look they love!

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Rokstar

West End

Taking a seat at Rokstar Salon you’ll immediately notice the luxurious ambience of this funky inner-city salon in West End. Surrounded by state-of-the-art equipment, the salon has vibe to rival the very best day spas, that leaves clients feeling at ease and pampered before the treatment even begins. While blondes, colour correction and foils are the team’s bread and butter, they’re also well versed in creating depth and dimension for vibrant red heads, glossy brunettes, and any shade between. As an exclusive L’Oréal Professionnel, Shu Uemura and ghd salon, you know you’re getting treated with the latest high-performing products. And, with New York and Sydney Fashion Week regular, Brodie Lee, behind the Rokstar helm, you know you’re in some of the most capable hands in the nation – after all she’s on speed dial to some pretty famous faces who adore her skills, so it’s safe to say you’re in for celebrity-worthy treatment here.

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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique

Wavell Heights

From buttery blondes to fiery reds, these guys know colour! As credited Paul Mitchell colourists, the team have undergone a plethora of training all around the globe, including The Big Apple itself – so, you can rest assured you’re in some of the most talented hands in Brisbane. Whether you’re after a little summer refresh or a complete hair overhaul, the team are ready to give your locks a revamp, but not before an in-depth consultation to ensure they’re crafting the colour of your dreams. With 11 expert colourists in-house, the team will tailor a hue to suit your skin tone, so you leave with salon-fresh tresses destined to turn heads. And with every treatment receiving a hot towel and scalp massage, you’ll leave feeling just as refreshed and revitalised as you look.

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Orb Hair & Beauty

New Farm

Renowned for their luxurious space and service for over two decades, Orb Hair have a reputation for creating jaw-dropping transformations from all colours of the rainbow. From sun-kissed balayage to of-the-moment pastel hues and creamy blonde hues, this team can craft a colour that’s perfectly suited to you while maintaining the integrity of your hair with the latest high tech bonders. To ensure your colour is a perfect match, you’ll sit down with one of their colour experts for a consultation to discuss which tones are best suited to your features, lifestyle, and budget. Stay ahead of the crowd this year with a new brighter, more sophisticated hue. 

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Fluid The Color Salon

Camp Hill

As their name suggests, Fluid The Color Salon focuses on just that – glossy, vibrant, and irresistibly great hair colour. No matter what your tone, from blonde, brown, red, auburn, or even multi-coloured, your mane is set for a makeover of the best kind. A new hue for 2022 is just what the doctor ordered, and Fluid The Color Salon can elevate your look with their seamless colouring techniques. They have a reputation like no other for mastering the best colours in Brisbane. Together, you and your colourist will plan your next hue, taking into account your features, to determine how to enhance your natural beauty in the best possible way. Plus, they don’t just focus on the ladies, with a gentle introduction to colour, soft tones or depth and shine to men’s styles, this really is the salon to visit for beautiful hair shades.

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Vogue Nationale

Newstead

Transform your locks with the help of the multi award-winning hairdressers at Vogue Nationale! With decades of experience to share, the team are led by Todd Arndt and Rachel Espley, who are highly sought after in the Australian, Paris, and New York fashion weeks for their revolutionary skills. Whether you’re after an advanced colour correction, a root refresh, or a whole new ‘do, the master colourists here use only the best to pamper your tresses, including K18 and Kevin Murphy. Tell them your vision and rest assured they’ll bring it to life in a relaxed and comfortable environment, while keeping your hair happy and healthy for a long time to come!

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Saint + Bridge

Carina

No matter if you’re keeping up your signature look, looking to freshen up your style, or want your tresses to be tamed for the first time, Saint + Bridge look after everyone from virgin hair to colour correction. These colourists are all about inspiring conscious beauty and making hair personal again, meaning it’s all about what’s best for you! There’s nothing more delightfully personal than your hair (it is the crown on your head after all) and creating a look that complements every aspect of you is the most important job of a hairdresser. You can bet your locks that Sant + Bridge are the ones for the job – don’t leave it to chance! Their hair colourists are highly trained to colour to perfection and take into account your natural hair colour and the combination of tones within it. Not only that, but they will also consider your regrowth and recommend colour and techniques that will work to grow with you!

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David Murry Salon

South Brisbane

If you’re looking for a powerhouse of talented colour geniuses, look no further than David Murry Salon. Home to four senior colourists, this crew is meticulous in their craft, blending an individualised colour match that enhances your natural features and compliments your vibe for the season ahead. Whether you’re in the mood for a fun sun-kissed overhaul or a more sophisticated tonal vibe for the cooler months, these creatives are here to transport you into 2022 with the perfect cut and colour that won’t compromise the health of your hair. Get ready to leave your colouring PTSD stories behind because as this raving fan says, the team at David Murry “never disappoints”.

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Rixon Hair

Brisbane City

Tucked away in the Brisbane CBD, you’ll find a team of fashion forward stylists just ready to give you the colour makeover you’ve been craving. At Rixon Hair, they place a strong emphasis on providing a personalised and professional service while simultaneously helping you achieve a hair colour that’ll compliment your features and lifestyle. Taking into account your skin tone, eye colour, and natural hair hue, they’ll bring your features to life with some clever colouring techniques and placement, while also ensuring the health of your hair isn’t compromised. Whether you’re after a subtle enhancement or something more drastic, don’t wait – your new hue awaits! 

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Want to further your mane makeover? Find more of Brisbane’s hair specialists here

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