Snip, Snip: Discover Brisbane’s Best Hair Stylists

Snip, Snip: Discover Brisbane’s Best Hair Stylists

You like my hair? Gee thanks, just cut it!

By Dinushka Gunasekara and Astrid Taemets | 24th June 2021

Hair styling can be a tricky game, and it takes guts (or should we say cuts?) to lay trust in someone to take to our hair with scissors, pins, and spray.

Changing up your style can be daunting enough, and once the chop begins there’s no turning back. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, and researched the top Brisbane hair stylists you can totally depend on to transform your lifeless mop into a masterpiece.

Ready for a change up? Your next best hair day awaits!

Co and Pace Salons | Brisbane City

Enter through the doors to this luxe salon and instantly be greeted with arms-open customer service by the naturally talented and experienced team at Co and Pace Salons. Boasting a very loyal clientele and international acclaim (peep their shelf full of awards while you’re there), this dedicated team are true artists. By choosing not to limit their work to trends and celebrity looks, this salon is full of unique takes, transforming a client’s aesthetic with statement-making finishes. Through their thorough consultation process, they’ll listen closely to your unique likes and dislikes to ensure you’re getting the most personalised and professional advice. They’re passionate about creating a completely individual look that will push the boundaries and is truly second to none!

 

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Cobelle Creative | Toowong

Renowned for their flawless blondes, beautiful balayage, and edgy cuts, the gifted crew at Cobelle Creative give every client the confidence to change things up or elevate their current look – they’ll make sure you walk out of the salon feeling like an absolute boss babe! Cobelle’s frontwoman, Kristie Kesic, and her talented team (which includes Artistic Director, Elle Schoemaker, who was recently named AHIA Creative Master Cutter of the Year), all collaborate to make you look and feel like the most stunning version of yourself. And, of course, you’ll be getting the full pamper treatment with a shampoo, condition, and a head massage, so you know your hair is being prepared for only the best!

 

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Coco and Pastel | Coorparoo

Nestled in the heart of Coorparoo is Coco and Pastel – a salon beaming with elegance and luxe. No matter what look you want to recreate, or hair fix you need, these talented women are masters of all hair tones and styles. Known for their signature style of natural lived-in colour, the team here are renowned for adding big movement and texture to any ‘do. The stylists pride themselves on offering you the full service – hair wash, massage, and a blow-dry styled just how you like it. A client’s personal style is something this team looks at closely. Eye colour, skin tone, and colour pallet are all considered to determine the best colour and style that suits a beautiful you.

Elizabeth JJ's on the Avenue | Ashgrove

Beautiful hair doesn’t have to compromise your health or the environment! The passionate team at this vegan friendly salon create naturally beautiful hair while tredding lightly on the earth. Using sustainable products, this salon is best known for creating wearable styles that suit each client’s personal lifestyles. Got an inspo pic ready? Bring it in and the team here will take the reins! Whether it’s for a wedding, formal, or any kind of special event, Elizabeth JJ’s pride themselves on making every client feel comfortable and are fully stocked up with coffee, tea, and snacks (including fudge!). Not only does this salon create beautiful hair on the daily, but they only use organic colours and products to ensure a minimal impact on our environment!

Elysium Hair Brisbane | Brisbane City

Centrally located in Brissy’s CBD, Elysium Hair Brisbane has not one, but three team members who are on the 2021 GHD Style squad, so you already know the styling skills found in this salon are through the roof. Elysium is a full-service hairdressing salon that specialises in unique customised colour, Hollywood waves, ‘it-girl’ lobs, and curly girl-approved methods. Offering a range of drinks on arrival, along with a welcome pack on your first visit worth over $240, no cut or style is too out of reach for this dedicated team. Did we mention they also have a Piiq? This magic mirror analyses your features and matches them with celebrities, to help you choose a style that suits your face shape, skin tone, eye colour, and lifestyle!

Emilly Hadrill Hair Extensions | Fortitude Valley

The more the merrier is the motto at this luxury salon, where their signature style is long, luxurious, and healthy hair! Recently, they’ve seen clients happily walking out their doors with more movement, textured layers, curtain bangs for winter, and volume turned up to the max – curls are for their girls, after all. To ensure their clients achieve their dream hair, they offer all colouring, cutting, treatment, and extension services across all hair types. They’ll even teach you the tricks of at-home hair techniques so you can rock the salon-fresh look from your humble abode. No matter which of their nationwide salons you choose from, you’ll receive the same high level of service and professionalism, as well as a sneaky champagne or cocktail!

Epic Hair Designs | Multiple locations

For beautifully styled hair any day of the week, head to one of these 16 stellar salons conveniently located across SEQ. Looking your best is made oh-so-easy with an Epic Hair Designs’ membership starting from $13 a week, perfect for a weekly bouncy blow dry with 5% off all services, 10% off retail, and 15% off treatments. Plus, even the most rookie of at-home stylists are in safe hands, as they have a blog filled with the latest trending looks and haircare know-how, and treatments to minimise styling time, like the popular Keratin Smoothing Treatments or the Kerastase Fusio Dose Treatments that are customisable to your hair concerns. Whether you’re with the talented Jodie from Milton, Krystal in Everton Park, or the rest of their incredible team, gorgeous hair is a guarantee!

 

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Fluid the Color Salon | Camp Hill

These amazing stylists have the process down to a T, so you’ll always walk out with the bespoke bombshell look you’ve always wanted! Starting with the foundation, they’ll carefully select products that will give you the support you need, including a shine shot with lilly pilly and organic macadamia oil to help support your style’s longevity. Then it’s onto the technique, which is how your look is expertly crafted to perfection. Lastly is the finish with serums, hairsprays, or texture sprays so you can stay camera-ready all night long! With the skills to interpret your individual style into a ‘do you’ll adore, don’t forget to bring your Blow Out card – after five blowouts you’ll receive one free!

Hairytales | Wavell Heights

Hairytales knows your style is your self-expression and no two clients are the same, so you’ll always leave this chic salon with a fab new ‘do catered to your individual look. Every beautiful Redken product they use is chosen to match your hair type and needs, from the complimentary shampoo and condition with every styling appointment, to the edgy shaggy cuts they’ve been loving lately. As the resident experts on the effortless beachy waves, take a look at their Instagram for a tonne of tutorial videos to create the beach babe-approved look yourself. They even offer lash tinting, brow tinting, and brow waxing if you’re after a total makeover and transformation.

Indigo Cut and Colour | Camp Hill

You’ll feel oh-so-comfortable on the inside and out when you’re in the hands of the expert stylists at this boutique city-style salon! They’ll make your special event even more exceptional by listening to your wants and needs to create the look you’ve been dreaming of. Insane transformations are just a part of their daily, and many of their team members are regular stylists at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, so runway-worthy looks are a guarantee. The enthusiasm of these passionate people will fill you with good vibes during your very enjoyable salon experience, as you sip on your choice of herbal tea, espresso, or hot chocolate. Plus, as a sustainable salon and ambassador of Redken and Pureology, you can trust that only the best is going into your locks!

Infinity Hair | Albion

Find your signature style with the help of this brilliant team who is all about delivering a personalised experience to create your unique look! The clients at Infinity Hair are always willing to let these stylists take the reins on their hair journey, as they know they’ll be equipped with the right haircare and basic techniques to recreate the style at home. Effort and attention to detail is non-negotiable here, to ensure you’re walking out as the best version of yourself. They tailor every cut, blow dry, and up style so you’ll be sure to feel a million bucks. And, when you’re planning your big day, you’ll want to have Infinity Hair in your corner as a modern bridal hairstylist who’ll make your hair dreams come true!

 

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Ink for Hair | Newmarket

This full-service distinguished hair salon takes the jaw dropping looks straight from the runway to your head! The skilled team are committed to excellence, and it shows in their array of awards and loyal clientele. Whether you want to turn up the volume, frame your face, or keep it short and sweet, they’re the team for the job. By taking into consideration your lifestyle, face shape, and skin tone, they’ll create a flattering style that perfectly suits you – there’s no one size fits all here! Wendy and the team view your hair as an opportunity to enhance your overall look, so you can rest assured that you’ll walk out the door with confidence boosting every step.

 

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Kelly Elle Salon | Greenslopes

In between shared laughs and a passionate pamper, this small and friendly team will create an amazing look that’s personalised to you and your hair needs. Using the renowned Eleven Australia haircare range, you’ll be lovingly looked after with angel cakes and mini savoury boards as they deliver a style that lasts. The colours here are all about easy maintenance that grow out naturally, and soft waves with beautiful texture are their speciality. Elevate your experience even further with a wonderful hair treatment, or one of their other beauty services including eyebrow sculpting and tinting. Plus, you’ll always step out looking your best inside and out, as blow outs are complimentary with every haircut.

 

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Mèche Hair Lounge | Hamilton

Can’t go past wavy ‘dos with dimension? That’s Meche’s speciality. When it comes to long, effortless locks, set your sights on this Hamilton-based salon. Their signature wave – a hypnotic, mermaid-like style – is a favourite among clients, who enjoy spending quality time in the chair with a professional who knows how to give them a major mane makeover. Salon owner Kristie Bunting is a one woman show, and she’s not only skilled at bringing your locks to life, but is passionate about haircare awareness, and at-home care, too! Delivering the highest level of service to her clients, this is a salon where you can truly unwind, knowing that your comfort and happiness are her top priorities.

Ms. Francis | Morningside

Luxury hair is the name of the game, where unique beauty goals are achieved every day. The team have been getting creative with cuts, embracing the mullet, shag and short textured shapes, and crisp K-pop inspired bobs dominating hair trends right now. For those who dare to take their look to the next level, the team at Ms. Francis are known for turning lacklustre hair into a piece of art. With a customised consultation that includes a plan for your hair goals now, and in the future, you’ll receive a full hair and scalp assessment to help determine the best possible care options for you, plus a styling lesson, complimentary cut and blow-dry, plus snacks and beverages.

 

Orb Hair | New Farm

Spotted beautiful hair walking the streets of New Farm? Chances are, they’re a client of Orb. London trained Salon Owner Deborah Paton brings a team of kind and talented creatives under the one roof in this superb salon. Together, they have been crafting the Orb experience for over 22 years, which incorporates a work/chill-out space with WiFi, signature head massage and complementary beverages. Orb’s experienced professionals are on hand to make sure you are consulted thoroughly, and matched with the best stylist and colourist for you. From lived-in shiny tresses, to bespoke colour and cuts, these guys collaborate to find your perfect hair look! This team isn’t just about the hair, but the care, too (and we promise, you won’t want ever to leave!).

Paris Texas Hairdressing | Milton

At this relaxed boutique salon, the style possibilities extend far beyond your wildest imagination. If you usually rock a short blunt bob, but have the urge to flaunt longer locks, Paris Texas is the place to be, because they’re the master weavers of exceptional hair extensions in Brisbane. This highly qualified team have the tools and know-how to guide you through your next hair transformation, be it big or small. From bold braids to luscious, lengthy locks and curls that will have heads spinning, Paris Texas will always go the extra mile to ensure you achieve all your hair goals.

Revolution Hairdressing | Wilston

Take a stroll past this salon over lunch, and you may just spot a resident Styler treating herself to a midday blow-dry! Our neighbours have mastered the fine art of combining technique and visual sculpting to create looks that have beauty built into their structure. With undone curls, shaggy cuts and mullets all the rage, Revolution is armed with tips and tricks to craft flawless layers and shapes that are designed to bring out the best in your features. Start your Revolution salon experience with a trip to the basin, where they’ll work products that are proven to improve the overall health of your hair into your scalp, to ensure your locks leave looking and feeling better than ever. Love the look the team created? Bring home the salon style with styling tools available for purchase that even the most amateur hair enthusiast can wield to perfection!

Rixon Hair | Brisbane City

If you’ve succumbed to the trending seventies shag cuts, curtain bangs and punk rock vibes, Rixon hair is the place for you. Specialising in luxurious styles, this team are a wonder to witness in practice. Be it a sharp, blunt bob or something softer, these artists are masters with scissors. Take your new ‘do to the next level, thanks to their comprehensive at-home tips, and product recommendations, and love your locks beyond the in-salon experience. Not sure what new cut or style is best for you? Let these guys help you – with a strong focus placed on creating bespoke styles that suit each individual, this team will have you feeling better than ever! Embrace your uniqueness with a cut that reflects just how special you truly are!

 

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Rokstar | West End

With an impeccable reputation for creating award-winning styles, Brodie Lee has led the Rokstar team to great heights. Delivering head-turning hair on the reg, this team can tackle any style request, no matter how big or small! When it comes to cuts, this team nails a sleek bob, but also have the skills to whip longer locks into a sexy power pony, too. The Rokstar squad are all highly-trained, hold numerous awards to their names, and have worked backstage at fashion weeks and red carpet events, creating looks that influence the fashion and style industry. Lavish in the stylish surrounds of this West End salon while enjoying a glass of bubbles and watch your epic transformation unfold.

 

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Saint + Bridge | Carina

Bringing your hair back to life doesn’t always mean having to make big changes. At Saint + Bridge, lived-in colours are their speciality, and they pride themselves on making subtle changes that have a big impact. While big fans of face-framing, this team also enjoy adding dimension with shaggy bangs and layers. Best of all, this team are happy to share their wisdom, and will break down the steps of your style so you can easily recreate it at home. Passionate about educating others on conscious beauty, this sustainable salon is also doing their bit for the environment. Fresh tresses take don’t come at a cost to our planet, now that’s something to celebrate!

 

 

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Salon X Papas | Teneriffe

Whether a change in season means a change in length, a new colour or a bold new style, Salon X Papas can make it happen! Flawless, healthy hair is their focus, while also bringing out your best features with skilled and precise colour and cut techniques. The team is comprised of some of the best stylists in Australia, who each bring their own flair and speciality to the salon, making them leaders in their field. From French-girl bangs and chic bob cuts, to glossy shades in the seasons most coveted colours, this team can do it all. Switch up your look (and don’t look back!), while enjoying luxe surrounds, a deep relaxation massage, and complimentary beverages. You better believe your best hair day awaits!

 

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Samantha Jones Hair Co | North Lakes

Taking the trending styles from the ‘gram to your crown without compromising on your hair’s health is just one of the ways Samantha Jones Hair Co will help you stand out from a crowd for all of the right reasons. Putting passion behind creating sleek, elegant and stylish ‘dos for all of their clients, the team can create an array of styles to suit your hair colour, face shape and individuality. With each appointment, the team take care to talk through your hair goals to ensure you leave looking better than ever. From blunt bobs to long and layered lengths, you’ll discover your signature style thanks to the expertise of these hair masters!

Sol Hair | Paddington

Down-to-earth hair nourished with glam is what’s created in this salon of the senses. A sustainable salon, Sol Hair work closely with organisations that make wigs for clients with cancer and alopecia, so every chop you get at Sol is for a good cause! With a clear mission, this team have a dedicated clientele (and regularly welcome new ones!), who share the same values when it comes to helping the planet, and love knowing what their heir is doing to help someone else in need. Offering in-salon moisture and protein treatments with all of their services, rest easy knowing you’re strengthening your hair – say hello to healthy strands! Book in for a chop, rock the on-trend lob or bob style, and donate your locks to those who need it most!

 

 

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The Cleo Collective | Moorooka

One peek at their Insta and you’ll see this team are masters of creating bouncy, voluminous waves, bedhead texture and glamourous curls – to name a few! No matter what your hair length or type, the team at The Cleo Collective can tailor a style to suit your unique features that’s also on trend. Their creative vision is apparent in the results of those who leave the salon, with healthy hair taking centre stage. With expert knowledge and the skillset to boot, this team can give you a gold status transformation that represents your individuality and personal style. Start your journey at The Cleo Collective with game changing hair – whether your preference is sleek and straight or full of bounce, a lustrous look is on the cards.

The Lounge and Co.  | Newstead and Ormiston

If you’re looking for a luxurious experience for your locks and beyond, you’ve found your people and your salon. Consider The Lounge & Co. an oasis where ‘you time’ is just the beginning. A truly bespoke and detailed experience, this is your moment to savour! From a welcome massage to complimentary drinks and snacks, a trip to The Lounge and Co. is a rejuvenating and memorable experience. With a mimosa in hand, and bespoke interior surrounds, let the team transform your hair while you relish in their indulgent touches. Their eye for detail and consideration for your features, lifestyle and preference, are what make this dream team one to visit, time and time again. Whether it’s a simple trim or a big hair change, your hair is in safe hands. From sleek, sharp blunt cuts to soft curtain bangs, layers, and face framing styles, this team has the skillset and confidence to deliver exceptional results. Get set to transform yourself – you’ll be amazed at what the right cut can do!

 

Tigerlamb | Multiple locations

Imagine sporting a ‘do that’s full of body and definition 365 days a year – such is the power of the pros at Tigerlamb! While any request will be approached with expertise, creativity, and nourishing products, their love affair of loose, undone waves with lots of luscious volume at the crown is still their most requested style, closely followed by the trending power pony (think big, fluffy ponytails with face framing layers) that’s perfect for a special night out. These artists are no stranger to customising a cut or style to complement your hair type and face shape, and with some of the best trained staff in the industry, crafted, glorious, healthy hair is a guarantee for all Tigerlamb clients.

 

 

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Tognini’s Hair | Fortitude Valley

Drawing inspiration from the latest trends in fashion and street style and pop culture, the approach at Tognini’s is and always has been about making your hair work for you. Taking into consideration your features, personality, style and dedication to maintenance, the team are masters at bringing dull, lifeless locks back to life. From textured, crop cuts and choppy fringes, to French-girl inspired lobs and curtain bangs, you’ll be amazed at how this team of stylists can enhance your features with a few simple snips! So, whether you’re going for a tousled, casually boho style for your next lunch with the girls, or a chic, sharp blunt cut, it back, relax, and watch these award-winning artists show your hair some serious love!

Urban Chic | Ashgrove

From everyday glam to special event styles, the creative collective at Urban Chic is ahead of the curve when it comes to trends – because they helped build them. Led by stylist Amy Gaudie (Queensland’s current AHIA and AHFA Hairdresser of the Year), who’s worked across numerous fashion weeks in Australia, New York and Paris, this team can whip your lacklustre locks into a ‘do with bounce that’s worthy of the catwalk. Whether it’s beach waves, glamour curls or a pony with flick, there’s nothing this unstoppable team can’t accomplish. Delivering exceptional colours and cuts on the daily, Urban Chic also provide the full indulgent experience, with luxe touches – making it so much more than just your regular appointment. Elevate your style today with Urban Chic, and never look back!Chasing a ‘do on the Sunshine Coast? We got you covered!

Alcyon Hair & Beauty | Kalinga

Whatever your event or budget, you’ll be warmly welcomed by a team of expert stylists at this beauty haven! As the masters of stunning updos and effortlessly beautiful waves, the calming ambience of the space will have you kicking back, while they work their magic giving you the highest quality service and pamper. The team will take the time to get to know you, before crafting the style of your dreams that’s bespoke to you. Alcyon is all about empowering you on the inside and out – the products they use are carefully selected to ensure that they not only enhance your natural beauty, but don’t compromise on your health!

Black Flamingo Studio | Nundah

As a groovy full-finish salon, not only will you leave Black Flamingo Studio with perfectly styled hair just the way you like it, but the creative team will also make sure you can recreate the look at home! With mullets and shags making their mark over the last year, they know how to make the trends suit you in all your unique glory, with the right products and tools up their sleeve. The stellar stylists specialise in a wide variety of skills, meaning they can cater to all hair looks and types, and have plenty of care and advice to share. From Rachel Green-approved hair flicks to the classic supermodel sleek ponytails, there’s nothing they can’t do!

Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Dedicated to your satisfaction, the highly trained stylists at Cameo Rose Hair Boutique are your go-to for sweeping waves, gorgeous curls, and beautiful texture that you’ll absolutely adore! From weddings to formals and even everyday glam, they’ll craft your dream look through a thorough consultation, thoughtful design, and impeccable execution tailored to your personal needs. The team always do their homework on the latest trends with world-class trainers, so they can manipulate each look to suit you, letting you rock the current styles as your most confident self. With a personalised service and a spot-on attention to detail, this northside hub is the home of hair goals coming to life!

C’Ba Hair | Capalaba

Embracing a ‘less is more’ approach, nourished hair with smooth and shiny glam is what’s created inside this ultra-chic salon. The girls at C’ba know that each person’s head of hair has its own unique story, which is why they’re all about extending their wealth of hair knowledge to their clients. They’ll equip you with everything you need to keep that fresh-out-of-the-salon feel going. From the moment you enter the space, the girls here will make you feel like you’re getting pampered at the spa with your closest gal pals. Pairing simple, yet successful styling tips with professional tools and products, hair is more than just the style to C’ba – it’s about the confidence that comes with it!

Or, head a little north...

Ms Monaco Hair Society | Sippy Downs

When your locks need a pick-me-up, take a drive and visit Ms Monaco, where every appointment includes a blow-dry and style. Whether it’s volume you’re chasing, or something shiny and sleek, the team here have the skills to make it happen! Known about town for their blonding expertise, the team are just as talented when it comes to hair styling. Taking into account each clients individuality, every stylist at Ms Monaco has a passion for creating a style and colour that’s best suited to you, making you look and feel like the best version of yourself each and every day. Boasting a portfolio of blunt bobs, lived-in waves, and lustrous layers, the team can do it all! Relish in their trademark salon experience with a glass of bubbles or espresso martini, scalp massage and nourishing hair treatments. Explore their luxe service menu of personalised treatments, and enjoy a truly memorable hair experience.

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara and Astrid Taemets

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