We’ve Discovered Brisbane’s Best Hair Colourists To Check Out In 2019

We’ve Discovered Brisbane’s Best Hair Colourists To Check Out In 2019


By Gracie Clough | 9th April 2019

Whether you’ve been itching to try a completely new look or just need a new regular, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Brisbane’s best hair colourists – you’re welcome. All expertly skilled in the newest techniques and the coolest trends, they’ll guarantee that your strands are enviably styled and perfectly painted.

Brady Hair and Beauty | Toowong

This passionate hair queen has earned her throne. Steph is the hair specialist at Brady Hair and Beauty, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Known for creating seamless blonde and balayage colours, every luscious mane that leaves her chair is expertly coloured. This friendly, relaxed atmosphere is where Steph works her magic, ensuring every customer receives the highest standards of service, creating a professional experience in a welcoming environment. But Steph also understands how daunting it can be, entrusting your locks in new hands. So, to ease the nerves, Brady Hair and Beauty are currently offering 20% off for new clients that visit their Toowong salon! Get ready to look and feel your best.


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Epic Hair Designs | Brisbane Wide

With 15 convenient salon locations across Brisbane, Epic Hair Designs is one of Brisbane’s most trusted salon franchises delivering outstanding hair services. If you are searching for extra shiny, lustrous hair that you can even Afterpay and zipPay, then you’ll be pleased to know that Epic Hair Designs use Elumen colours, which will leave your hair extra vibrant and glossy without the damage! Plus, if you want to thicken up the look of your hair this winter, the salon can perfectly match hair extensions to your new chosen hair colour. If you’ve ever wanted to try out strawberry blonde, peach, pastel or even neutral tones, hit up one of Epic’s many salons.


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Papas + Pace | Brisbane City

Known as a world-class hair fashion destination, Papas + Pace are innovation leaders in style, fashion and customer experience. Salon Directors, Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace are International Global Artists for Redken 5th Avenue NYC who have dominated the hair awards scene since they opened their salon in 2007. Their passion and expertise permeates every aspect of their life - their clients know they'll leave the salon with fashion forward hair that compliments their personal aesthetic and lifestyle. If you are serious about hair colour, visiting Justin and the highly awarded winning team is a must. As one of Australia’s leading colourists, his exceptional attention to detail and superior craftsmanship is second to none. Under his guidance, the Papas + Pace colour department have become one of the best in the business. For exceptional hair and image direction take your look to the next level with a style and cut from the brilliant Dmitri Papas – Australian Hairdresser of the Year and his talented stylists that are part of the Papas + Pace artistic team. If you’ve tried the rest, now try the best!


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Elysium Hair Brisbane | Brisbane City

Have you been thinking about undergoing a dramatic colour change but are worried about whether or not it will suit you? With Elysium’s truly unique consultation process, you will be able to have a full analysis of your face shape, skin tone, eye colour, personal and lifestyle along with your hair condition and density, you'll even be able to look into a computerised mirror and find your celebrity hair match! If you’re ready for a complete colour makeover, you’ll be pleased to know that Elysium currently offers an epic unlimited foils package that you can Afterpay or zipPay. This service includes a toner application, scalp massage, style cut, blowdry and mini make-up makeover to polish you off. If you are concerned about your hair’s health being compromised from undergoing a significant colour change, you can select to have a strand test before your service to see how your hair will cope with a new colour. This service is highly recommended for those with dark brunette hair who want to transition to light blonde hues. From balayage, strobing, freehand colouring, zone toning, unicorn hair and tiger-eye balayage, this salon will be able to offer you a seriously extensive range of hair offerings.


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Heather Cutts Hair | Macgregor

If glowing reviews from a loyal clientele base are anything to go by, Heather Cutts Hair is your go-to Macgregor salon for exceptional fashion forward colour work. Salon owner, Heather Cutts is a blonde expert and balayage specialist and with over 11 years of industry experience, your tresses will well and truly be in good hands. Everything perfectly blended and toned to a natural-looking shade is Heather’s specialty, but she also isn’t afraid of getting creative with some colour! If a cotton candy pink or vibrant rainbow ‘do has been on your radar, Heather’s colour work will completely elevate your look.


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Urban Chic | Ashgrove

Urban Chic is Brisbane’s exclusive team of hairdressers, creating cutting-edge, multi-tonal colouring. This luxurious boutique salon is all about indulgence – an award-winning retreat where you can delight in a charming beverage menu while sitting back and having your tresses transformed. Using Wella Pro products, these dynamic hair artists couple trending hairstyles with superior products. They specialise in bespoke freehand painting and personalised pastels, creating an unparalleled hair experience that will have you hooked!


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Oscar Oscar | Multiple Locations

Oscar Oscar is well known for hiring a range of talent to create his established staff list. With multiple locations throughout Brisbane and Victoria, Oscar Oscar salons’ preferred range of ammonia-free Redken hair colour is their go-to for natural, luscious looks and boundary-pushing high fashion extremes. Their Creative Colourist Nathan Armagnacq was recently a finalist at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards this year with his “Primary” collection, following a luxury formula of primary colours with pops of seasonal hues added. From colouring to highlighting and blonde to balayage, your locks are in brilliant hands at these salons. Read more about their exclusive store opening in QueensPlaza here!


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Samantha Jones Hair Co. | North Lakes

The blonde and balayage masters at Samantha Jones Hair Co. are dedicated to providing their guests with the best colour experience possible, which is why they undertake an extensive consultation with you at the beginning of your appointment. With many New York-themed hair packages on offer such as The Manhattan, The Metropolitan and The Liberty, you can walk out with a full hair makeover and a new colour that perfectly suits your features. The best part? If you book in for a colour package at Samantha Jones Hair Co. you’ll be welcomed back after 7 days for a complimentary Style Check (with a shampoo, massage and blow dry) to make sure you’re completely in love with your new colour!

KOR Hairdressing | Stones Corner

Do you feel like your blonde hair colour always looks brassy? With a variety of blonde packages available, that you can Afterpay, you will be able to achieve your dream blonde tone with the team at KOR Hairdressing! The salon understands how difficult it is to achieve the perfect blonde, so they’ve made creating heavenly light tones their specialty, and are committed to constantly learning the latest hair techniques to deliver this. Whether you’re after a platinum ‘do, a soft natural blonde shade, a lived-in beachy blonde tone, or you’re on the dark side and want to transition to a lighter hue, the team can work with you to make your hair dreams a reality.


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BACH Hair | Chelmer & Paddington

Creating world-class hair in a sustainable way for over 30 years, BACH Hair owners, Peter and Lee have pushed the creative boundaries to offer clients extensive colour services. The salon appreciates the diversity of its customers, and so they aren’t afraid to experiment with tones to help their clients’ hair stand out from the rest. By using Wella professonal colour, BACH Hair creates every hair tone imaginable from refreshing golden peach hues and beige blonde to deep violet shades.


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Stelios Papas | Toowong

Have you been in search of a salon that can nail every shade from icy blonde and firey copper to honey brown? Stelios Papas were finalists in the Colourist of the Year awards for 2017/18 and Queensland Hairdresser of the Year for 2017/18/19, so you know your hair colour will be in good hands! The team of blonde and balayage specialists is led by the highly regarded Expert Colourist, Kristie Kesic who is committed to creating a bespoke and dimensional hair colour for each client. After your appointment, your hair master can offer you a range of Wella Professional and Fabuloso Pro products to help you get longevity out of your new colour.


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Indigo Cut and Colour | Wishart & Camp Hill

The sustainable salon Indigo Cut and Colour is your go-to for flawless soft, glossy and dreamy colour blends. From subtle natural-looking baby lights and soft balayage shades to creamy blonde tones and rich brunettes, the skilled experts will work with you to create the look you desire using Redken professional colours. The team at Indigo Cut and Colour is committed to making sure your experience is exceptional from start to finish, ensuring you leave feeling like the best version of yourself. If you want your in-salon experience to be taken to new heights, we recommend you pay the team at Indigo Cut and Colour a visit.


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Fluid The Color Salon | Camp Hill

Bold and bright is definitely one way to describe Fluid The Color Salon. We’ve all had those life-changing moments when we consider a drastic hair change. While some salons can’t deliver the colour you were dreaming of, Fluid The Color Salon are your go-to bright colour experts! Famous for creating super fun and vibrant hair looks, the team is ready to make your hair dreams a reality. Using fewer chemicals for healthier hair options, it might be time for the ultimate hair makeover at this sustainable salon. If you are wanting to experiment with colour, why not get a taste for some colourful locks? Don’t worry, they are also fabulous at creating gorgeous heathy balayage and natural tones if you’re not quite ready to commit to unicorn hair. Head to these accredited, master colourists for your next appointment!


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Kelly Elle Hair Makeup Body | Greenslopes

This Greenslopes salon understands that your hair is an extension of your personality, and so the team is dedicated to creating the hair colours you’ve been lusting over. From perfecting gorgeous balayage rose gold shades, natural-looking blonde and brunette hues to soft pastel rainbow tones, the team at Kelly Elle aim to nail show-stopping colours for all clients. If you want to try out Kelly Elle for the first time, as a new client you’ll be offered an exclusive hair package that is too good to resist. For $150, you can select from either a half head of foils, regrowth colour or semi-permanent colour plus a style cut and blowdry. On top of all this, receive a hydration treatment and decadent scalp massage. Talk about a pamper session!


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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Looking for a salon that can create any on-trend hair look? For the ultimate personalised hair-pampering session, pay the team at Cameo Rose Hair Boutique a visit. The highly trained team consistently learns the latest colouring techniques from world-class trainers to create a diverse range of hair colours. So, if you’ve been dreaming about having pastel rosy, icy blonde, soft biscuit brown or copper hair colours, why not take the plunge? Cameo Rose Hair Boutique understands that a hair makeover is a big financial commitment, so they even offer clients the option of paying off their new locks with four fortnightly installments using OxiPay.


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Ginger & Spice | Wooloowin

At this luxury blonde destination, you will be made to look and feel your best with transformative, fashion-forward hair colours created by expert colourists. Using Wella products, the team of professionals stay up to date with progressive hair trends and techniques by learning from other experts in the field. Besides creating gorgeous hair for their clients, Ginger & Spice is also dedicated to recycling their salon waste – approximately 95% of their waste is recycled! Plus, after you’ve had your hair coloured to perfection, you can choose to add on a reparative AGI One silk smoothing treatment so that your hair is left feeling hydrated, strong and manageable. Fresh, glossy and hydrated hair that you can pay with Salon Pay? Sign us up.

The Mane Attic | Kangaroo Point

At our favourite New York loft style hair boutique, owner and head colour technician, Sarah Seymour and her team specialise in creating beautiful sun-kissed hair colours and flattering neutral tones. At The Mane Attic, your hair colour will be created using the most progressive techniques and latest hair trends in mind, all without compromising the health of your hair. To help you feel totally relaxed in the chair, the salon implements AVEDA rituals into your appointment – we bet you won’t be able to keep your eyes open during your head massage! Wanting to know what’s new in the world of hair? The team stays up to date with all of the latest trends and will gladly educate you on what new hair colour will suit you, as well as give you tips on how you can create a salon style at home.


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Black Avenue Hairdressing | Clayfield

Experience luxury service in a warm and friendly environment with Grace and MJ’s team of blonde specialists at BLKAVE Hairdressing. Recently becoming a Kevyn Murphy Colour.Me salon, the team can create the hue you’ve been dreaming of all by using nourishing ammonia free colours with ingredients like aloe vera, honey and shea butter. The salon has also just welcomed new lightening packages, which simplifies your in-salon experience. Including lightening services, a toner, Blondpro treatment and blow-dry, the packages will leave you feeling brand new! So, no matter whether you’re after bright, summery blonde tones or a natural colour, BLKAVE will look after you in their luxurious hair studio.


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David Murry Salon | South Brisbane

With a team of genuine, ego-free hair experts, the premium David Murry Salon is recognised for being in a league of its own. At this South Brisbane salon, Scott and Emma are responsible for every colour outcome and focus on building authentic relationships with their diverse range of clients. They do so by offering a completely bespoke experience for each guest that sits in their chair. Disclaimer – be ready for an in-depth consultation with your colourist. Questions about what products you use on your hair at home, your proposed on-going budget for colour maintenance and how often you are prepared to visit the salon are key to a professional colour experience. The team are creative and highly talented colour specialists who focus on realistic colour results. Whether it be on-trend smokey blondes, earthy brunettes or grey friendly colour minimisation techniques, David Murry Salon will perfect your desired colour while maintaining the health of your hair. If you are ready to see why David Murry Salon has developed an extremely loyal clientele base over the years, give the friendly team a call.


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Rokstar | West End

After taking one look at Rokstar’s colour work, it’s easy to see why the West End salon took out the title of Queensland Salon of the Year and Queensland Hairdresser of the Year for 2017/18! Rokstar’s Director, Brodie Lee lives and breathes hairdressing and it’s her genuine passion and dedication to the cause that sees her always pushing the creative boundaries and winning endless awards – plus making appearances at Fashion Week in Sydney and New York. With full colour services on offer, the team of ten seriously talented blonde and balayage colourists are committed to working with you and your hair, no matter what tone of blonde you are hoping to achieve. These master colourists will do whatever it takes so that you achieve your ideal hair colour, all without compromising the health of your hair thanks to restorative treatments like Olaplex and AGI One Smoothing System!


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The VIP Collective | Sunshine Coast

Creating softly blended balayage colours is what this Sunshine Coast based salon is all about! From complimentary champagne on arrival to luxurious scalp massages, salon owner, Samantha Jones always surprises and delights each client and treats them like a true VIP. Samantha understands that undergoing a colour makeover can sometimes be overwhelming and a little hard on your wallet, so to simplify the process, she offers a fabulous range of VIP hair packages. Wondering what’s on offer? For those wanting to refresh their colour, with the ‘Colour Allure’ package you can choose from having either a regrowth colour or T-section Babylights plus a colour gloss or toner, maintenance trim and personalised blow-dry to finish. Looking for a total hair transformation? With the ‘Colour Mademoiselle’ package you’ll be given the option of selecting from having a full head of foils or balayage or creative work, and of course, a colour gloss or toner, maintenance trim and a blow-dry to your liking.


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Article by Gracie Clough

Gracie is a Journalist and beauty-devotee who drinks her weight in tea daily. She appreciates the colour peach, minimalism and spends too much time talking about anything to do with beauty. When she isn’t watching Harry Potter (for the one millionth time), she is lurking photos of baby German Shepherds or choosing a new shade of nude lipstick to purchase.