You Asked For It! It's Time To Meet Brisbane's Best Hairdressers For 2019

You Asked For It! It's Time To Meet Brisbane's Best Hairdressers For 2019

It's time to give your locks a little TLC.

By Gracie Clough | 14th March 2019

Us Brisbanites are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting which talented hairdresser will take the reins of our manes. We all know that no hair is alike, and the same goes for hairdressers. Finding your perfect hairdresser match can be a lengthy journey, so we are here to help. From balayage colour melts to edgy cuts and extensions, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best hairdressers around Brisbane for 2019.

Papas + Pace | Brisbane CBD

Papas + Pace is one of Australia's most progressive hair fashion destinations. With a multi-award winning team, exceptional attention to detail and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, this salon is a must for anyone that's serious about their hair and personal brand. Award-winning Salon Directors, Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace travel the world as Global International Ambassadors for Redken 5th Avenue, so their salon is always one step ahead of the latest trends, techniques and its competition. World-class hair services coupled with exceptional customer care are the hallmarks of the Papas + Pace experience. For a truly memorable experience and a unique look that's tailored specifically for your personality and lifestyle, look no further than Papas + Pace and its world class team.

La Bella Vita | Nundah

Get ready to wind down with a wine and a luxurious hair service at La Bella Vita! This friendly and inviting salon is committed to putting their clients first and provide them with customer service that exceeds all expectations. La Bella Vita offer advanced cut and colour services and are hair extension experts – they use their own brand of hair extensions that took several years to perfect! La Bella Vita’s own Jayne Hair Extensions are made with Russian Remy Hair, which is the highest quality available. La Bella Vita is even open 7 days a week, also offering evenings and early Saturday appointments, so if Sunday or Monday is your only day off, you can still have amazing hair.


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Bambi & Bear | Red Hill

With a living wall and pink feature wall, it’s safe to say that Bambi & Bear is one of Brisbane’s most aesthetically pleasing salons. Salon aesthetics aside, the team at Bambi & Bear are masters in creating beautiful colours, styling and realistic-looking hair extensions. This cruelty-free salon truly care about their clients and won’t compromise the condition of their hair, so you can expect to leave with healthy and shiny tresses!


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Fluid The Color Salon | Camp Hill

Have you always dreamt of having vibrant rainbow, neon or pastel locks? The Master Colourists at Fluid The Color Salon are here to make your colourful-hair dreams a reality! While the sustainable salon specialises in creating bright, bold tones, they too can create stunning neutral hair blends that will compliment your natural colouring. If you are ready to splash some more colour in your life, give the talented and friendly team a call.


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Rokstar | West End

Rokstar is one of Brisbane’s most renowned and well-respected high-end hair salons led by accomplished Australian hair expert, Brodie Lee. Rokstar is famous for meticulously creating the perfect blonde tones and balayage melts for each client, and will cut your hair into a highly stylised, flattering shape. Brodie’s hard work, dedication and incomparable talent has lead the urban salon to win an extensive list of awards over the years. Most recently, Rokstar has taken out the coveted 2018 Queensland Hairdresser of the Year at the Australian Hair Expo plus the 2017 and 2018 Queensland Salon of the Year at the Australian Hair Industry Awards and Australian Hair Fashion Awards!


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Oscar Oscar | Multiple Locations

Under the direction of celebrity hairdresser Oscar Cullinan, Oscar Oscar has been creating award-winning hair for 29 years now. With several salons across Brisbane and beyond, their celebrated teams of hairdressers aim to create the best hairdressing experience possible for their clientele. These salons will have you immediately mesmerised from their sleek interiors to their top-shelf hair care and styling products. From the runway of Australian Fashion Week to Australia’s leading fashion magazines, their presence in the Brisbane hair industry is undeniable. And with their new flagship salon having just opened its doors in QueensPlaza, you can check out our exclusive first look here.


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KOR Hairdressing | Stones Corner

KOR Hairdressing is an environmentally conscious, animal-loving salon dedicated to helping all the blondies fight the brass and achieve their dream blonde. The team at KOR understand that achieving the perfect blonde is no mean feat, so it’s their mission to keep learning new techniques and skills so their clients reach their hair goals. KOR are also animal activists who practice what they preach; each month they donate to the Pet Rescue animal welfare charity!


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Tsiknaris Hair | New Farm

Award-winning, multi-talented Tsiknaris Hair team have been announced as finalists once again for the Australian Hairdressing Fashion Awards for Queensland Hairdresser of the Year and the Australian Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year, to be held in Sydney next month. The team prove they stand out from the rest by delivering advanced creative cutting techniques and giving advice on what brings out the best for your face shape and hair texture. The team’s award-winning colourists, that just specialise in hair colour, can even create multi-dimensional tones that give depth, shine or luxurious lustre. Tsiknaris Hair are at the forefront of luxurious and relaxing healing hair treatments, permanent straightening services and keratin smoothing treatments. Tsiknaris Hair is committed to creative thinking in every aspect of the business and strive to consistently deliver first class friendly, personalised service in salon.

Urban Chic | Ashgrove

At the fashion-forward salon Urban Chic, it’s the little personal touches that take your experience to the next level. Besides receiving exceptional on-trend hair services (think stunning pastel tones and hair waved to perfection), your experience will even be taken to new heights with little delights such as homemade biscuits. Loyal clients are even offered to be a part of a VIP membership program so that you can earn points each time you have your hair cut, coloured and styled. Who doesn’t want to be rewarded for spending? We should also mention how gorgeous the interior of this salon is – we can’t get enough of the pastel walls and dark wooden floors!


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Luppinos Hair | Brisbane CBD

Indulge yourself at this ingredient-conscious, family-owned luxury hair destination. Conveniently located in Brisbane’s CBD, the Luppinos Hair team specialises in blow drys, express styling and balayage services, and will deliver you with an exceptional personalised experience that leaves you feeling confident every time. So, why not sit back, relax and enjoy one of their signature head and shoulder massages while sipping on one of their signature cocktails!


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Cambridge Hair Collective | Manly

Known for their high fashion colour and cuts, Cambridge Hair Collective is a salon that embraces the modern look with premium haircare products. Following trends closely, Creative Director Marianne Smith established the brand to share her experience and passion for hair with her stylists and clients alike. 2019 has been a busy year for Cambridge Hair Collective, working with both NYFW and MBFW Sydney behind the scenes. As a Global Mentor for the new online Wella Professionals Master Color Expert Program and a history as the Lead Educator and Capability Trainer for Global Colour Houses, Marianne has a lot to share! It’s easy to see how the team thrives on consistent hair education with their Facebook page providing helpful hints for those of us who aren’t experts in hair health. With quality customer service and brilliant staff, this sustainable salon gets a thumbs up from us.


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The Cleo Collective | Moorooka

Located in Brisbane’s south, this modern hair boutique is passionate about embracing your natural beauty and creating custom hair designs to suit your personal look. The fashion-conscious L’Oreal Professional team are highly-trained to treat your locks to full services, but the salon truly specialises in blonde and balayage colours that you can even Afterpay! The Cleo Collective understands that undergoing a drastic hair change can be daunting, so the team is committed listening to their clients and providing them with professional services in a relaxing and calm environment. Plus, if you are looking for some quality hair products to maintain your fresh locks, the salon stocks organic and cruelty-free Cleo & Co products.


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Chroma Hair Studio | Highgate Hill & James St

Chroma Hair Studio is a professional salon made up of a team that truly cares about creating hair that makes their clients feel beautiful, confident and satisfied. You can rest easy knowing that this salon will go above and beyond for you each and every time – if you aren’t head-over-heels with your hair, let them know within 7 days and they will redo it for you for free! Amazing service, right? While these award-winning salons offer a full range of services, they specialise in balayage. Kim Astro, the owner, is known as the Balayage Queen and teaches all around Australia as a Matrix Design Team Educator. Creating glossy, vibrant colour transformations all without compromising the health of your hair is what they do every day. As they say, "We love coming to work ever yday because it’s the best feeling in the world to see how confident and happy our clients are because they know they look beautiful.”


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The Lounge & Co | Ormiston

Founded in 2015, this creative hairdressing company is led by their vision of a passionate work environment, celebrating hair and clients alike. With a deep understanding of products to ensure they only promote the best, The Lounge & Co maintain world-class techniques while staying up to date with modern trends and colour patterns. Director, Candice Whitehead, has created a warm and welcoming salon that ensures every experience is exceptional and personalised. Their fresh and inspiring contemporary talent are chosen to offer clients a customised appointment that both complements their style while remaining maintainable at home. With a range of services from styling, colouring and cutting, to makeup and extensions, The Lounge & Co have it all.


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Epic Hair Designs | Brisbane Wide

Since first opening in 2008, Epic Hair Designs has cemented themselves as one of the most trusted hair groups in Brisbane. With 12+ successful salons spanning across Brisbane, it’s safe to say that salon owner Brendon Mann has achieved his vision of creating a loyal customer base by delivering high-quality services all without the hefty price tag.


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Lujo Hair & Makeup | Teneriffe

Lujo Hair & Makeup want you to think of your hair appointments as valuable ‘you’ time, not just maintenance, and we are so here for it! The blonde and balayage masters are renowned for their epic results-driven hair colours, so it’s no wonder they have achieved cult-status in the hair community. As well as creating beautifully blended hair colours, Lujo are styling specialists and can create the perfect waves for your own hair length and texture.


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Elysium Hair Brisbane | Brisbane CBD

Ever wanted to find your celebrity hair match or try on different hair colours and styles before taking a dramatic hair plunge? Well, at Elysium Hair Brisbane, you are offered a truly unique consultation process where you do just that! Elysium’s extensive consultations, off the chart hairdressing skills and fabulous customer service have unsurprisingly won them the 2017 Best Customer Care & Salon Team Of The Year award along with 4 x Australian Salon Of The Year. No matter what hair colour you’re after, Elysium will use a series of the very best techniques to customise your cut and colour to a look that suits your individual features.


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Samantha Jones Hair Co. | North Lakes

It’s no surprise that Samantha Jones Hair Co. was a finalist for the 2018 ‘Best Customer Care’ Australian Hair Industry Awards. The salon is heavily focused on customer service and understands the importance of having in-depth consultations with each guest at the beginning of every appointment so they’re able to create the hair you love. As masters of balayage and blonde styles, they have a range of inclusive packages that cater to all budgets, so everyone can have dreamy hair. If you’re a new guest to Samantha Jones Hair Co. and book in for any colour package, you will even be invited back for a complimentary Stylecheck, which includes a shampoo, massage and blow dry!

Indigo Cut & Colour | Wishart & Camp Hill

At Indigo Cut & Colour, you will instantly feel a part of their tribe the moment you walk into the boutique salon. The team specialises in creating soft, glossy and seamless colours and timeless haircuts, offering a personal experience from start to finish. Indigo works exclusively with Redken products, international stylists and pride themselves on always being ahead of the trends. The salon also now offers vegan product options and have even recently become a sustainable salon! Creating gorgeous hair while being environmentally conscious is the salon’s number one priority.


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The Mane Attic | Kangaroo Point

The Mane Attic is a warm and inviting salon that looks like something straight out of New York City. The salon’s owner, Sarah Seymour, is a Master Stylist who loves nothing more than creating beautifully sun-kissed hair colours and classic haircuts that you can even zipPay. Dreaming of feminine, fairy tale-like up dos? The Mane Attic will have you totally covered for your next special occasion. Not only will you leave the salon with dreamy hair, after experiencing one of Sarah’s famous head massages and an AVEDA relaxation ritual, you’ll also walk out feeling totally Zen.


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Boho Hair & Body | Coorparoo

Do you consider yourself to be a bit of a free spirit? Boho Hair & Body might just be your match made in hair heaven. At Boho Hair & Body, the team celebrates the beauty of each client and works to ensure you achieve your hair goals with botanical-based hair colours. Boho truly loves what they do, and it shows through their body of work! Whether you are after balayage, colour melts, a glam blow wave or an edgy haircut, the salon will work to ensure you leave satisfied. While Boho creates beautiful natural-looking colour melts, they aren’t afraid of fun and vibrant colours! And for the convenience of their hair customers, Boho are introducing body and skin services performed by a qualified Beauty Therapist.  Whether you’re after a relaxing massage, mani, pedi, brow shaping, lash tints, and beneficial  skin treatments – they all performed in Boho’s new Body Room. Check out more of their work on their Instagram page here.

GG Style Studio | Manly

Ready for a chop, colour and all-round change-up of the tresses? GG Style Studio in Manly will have you sorted and with your best ‘do yet. GG’s has made the cut of our go-to hairdressers in Bris and for good reasons! Their balayge and blonde work has earned them a reputable and restricted client list, but the team will do their absolute best to accommodate newcomers into their schedule. Not only will you walk away with vibrant and an ultra-toned new look, your hair will be in tip-top condition thanks to the care and knowledge taken throughout your appointment from the team. If you’re in need of a change but need some inspo, check-out their Instagram below. Our suggestion? The blunt but waved (almost) bob!


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Ginger & Spice Hair.Body.Fashion | Wooloowin

At this luxury blonde destination, clients will be offered bespoke packages with awesome payment plan options! Besides creating gorgeous hair for their clients, Ginger & Spice are also dedicated to recycling their salon waste – approximately 95% of their waste is recycled! Owner of Ginger & Spice, Melinda Smith has an expansive list of experience from the past 27 years, so you know you’ll be in great hands at this salon.


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Rixon Hair | Brisbane City

With its open space, minimalistic design, neon signs and brick accents, there’s no denying that Rixon Hair is easily one of Brisbane’s most aesthetically pleasing salons. Salon aesthetics aside, it’s inevitable that the Rixon team have pure raw talent and artistic eyes. If you are searching for luscious hair that has been meticulously coloured and styled into dreamy flowy waves, this salon will be your newest go-to. The team is constantly educated on the latest cut and colour techniques, so you can feel certain that you are having your hair cared for by the best at Rixon Hair.


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Subiaco Hair Skin & Body | Ascot

From trendy haircuts, sleek up-dos, glitter roots, shiny colours, and men’s grooming, this boutique salon prove they can do it all. Led by experienced hair expert, Elle, the talented Subiaco Hair Skin & Body specialists nail communicating with their clients so that they can provide hair services at the highest standard. Subiaco has built up a following of loyal clients, and it’s no surprise – the salon is famous for listening to the needs of their clients and delivering consistently great hair.


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Brady Hair and Beauty | Toowong

If you want to take your hair game to the next level, book in an appointment to see the talented Steph at Brady Hair and Beauty. Passionate about customer service, Steph has made it her mission to create a stress-free environment that makes her clients feel relaxed and comfortable. When you sit in Steph’s chair, you can expect to walk out with a fashion-forward colour that has been seamlessly blended and toned, a cut that suits your features – and most importantly, hair that is healthy. With brands like Keune, GHD and Wella in the salon, you know your tresses will be treated with the best at Brady Hair and Beauty.


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Hairytales | Wavell Heights

In need of some hair-spiration for a change up of the tresses? Just one flick through the Insta of Hairytales will have you inspired to take the plunge for a chop and restyle. If you’re particularly after blunt but bouncy, blonde waves or a sleek and straight mane, you’ll be in very trusted hands with the Hairtytales team. The boutique salon oozes with modern and monochrome vibes to leave you feeling relaxed and pampered post-treatment. The salon culture is certainly special with Lara the pug keeping clients company throughout their visits. The Hairytales team use top-range products such as Olaplex and Wella meaning your hair quality will be also be rejuvenated during your visit. Would 20% off sweeten the deal? If you’re a first-timer at Hairytales or refer a friend to the salon the team will generously discount your service. Otherwise, we recommend checking their socials for monthly promotions.


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Stelios Papas | Toowong

It’s so easy to understand why Stelios Papas is a multi-award winning salon; their work speaks for itself. The highly-skilled team is led by Kristie Kesic, a renowned Expert Colourist who is committed to delivering clients with their dream hair in a calm and professional environment. Stelios Papas are blonde and balayage masters who understand the importance of nailing the perfect tone for each client. So, whether you are searching for the coolest of icy blondes, soft and creamy tones or honey shades, Stelios Papas has you covered!


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Hair By The Collective | East Brisbane

Prepare to demand attention with some gorgeous new locks!  With a distinct focus on relaxation and outstanding customer service, Hair By The Collective is an ambient space for clients to relax and enjoy a tailored hair experience.  East Brisbane’s full-service boutique salon is known for their stylish precision cuts, bespoke multi-dimensional blondes, and captivating colours.  With a diverse team of expert stylist, you’ll be treated to irresistible styling that enhances your natural beauty.  Using modern and on-trend techniques, they’ll go above and beyond for each individual client, resulting in a salon experience that is easily one of Brisbane’s best!


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White Gold Boutique | Teneriffe

Teneriffe’s gorgeous White Gold Boutique is one of Brisbane’s most beloved salons and there’s no doubt it has been making waves in the hair industry since its opening 6 years ago. At the gorgeous ‘salon with the pink door’, you will be treated like a queen from the second you walk in; from complimentary beverages and thorough consultations to hand treatments, there’s no doubt the salon goes above and beyond! White Gold Boutique are transparent with their services, and offer clients a range of packages to suit their hair goals. The salon is renowned for their superior colour and cutting skills, so whether you’re searching for the perfectly toned blonde hue, deep brunette or fiery red shade, the colour masters will style your hair to perfection.


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David Murry Salon | South Brisbane

At David Murry Hair Salon, David and his team of creatives pride themselves in being a premium, inclusive hair destination that creates customised hair for a diverse clientele. At this ego-free salon, clients can expect to build long-standing rapport and engage in genuine, cultured experiences with the team; from music choice to beverages and baked treats, each aspect of your service is personalised to your liking. The David Murry team places importance on the consultation process at the beginning of your appointment, so rest assured you will receive their honest feedback about your hair goals. The salon’s mission is to make you look and feel your absolute best at all times, so you will even be educated on how to best re-style that new edgy haircut or maintain your vibrant locks at home. The team's raw skills, attention to detail and warm nature are just some reasons why the salon has garnered such a loyal following over the years.

Heather Cutts Hair | Macgregor

With over eleven years of industry experience as both a hairdresser and educator, Heather Cutts knows the perfect recipe for providing an outstanding experience for each client that sits in her chair: dedication, determination and compassion. Starting her own business, Heather Cutts Hair, just two years ago, Heather has built up an incredibly loyal clientele base who appreciate her raw talent, attention to detail and ability to listen to their requests. Known for creating immaculate blonde and balayage blends, chic haircuts and elegant, yet modern updos, Heather’s unparalleled love and care for her clients keeps her consistently creating luscious locks worthy of a double take.


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Kelly Elle Hair Salon | Greenslopes

The team at Kelly Elle Salon understand that hair is your ultimate accessory, so they take your locks seriously. Kelly Elle has built up a loyal client base over the past few years thanks to the amount of care and attention to detail they give each client. This trendy salon is passionate about recreating all of those gorgeous Pinterest hair images you have saved to your camera roll and daydream about!


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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Cameo Rose Hair Boutique is a friendly northside salon that not only welcomes ladies, but also the gents and children! The team at Cameo Rose consistently learn new skills from world-class trainers so they can deliver their clients with perfect, fashion-forward hair. Cameo Rose Hair Boutique is renowned for creating a diverse range of hair colours and styles for their clients, ranging from rich brunettes and golden honey tones to creamy blondes and soft pastels.


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BACH Hair | Paddington & Chelmer

BACH Hair owners, Peter and Lee, have spent the past 30 years providing their loyal clients with high-class hair experiences in a sustainable way. The BACH team is highly creative and appreciates the diversity and individuality of their clients, so whether you are after a pink pixie cut, a flaming red bob or a caramel balayage melt, the team will have you covered!

Black Avenue Hairdressing | Clayfield

BLKAVE is a luxurious hair studio that is dedicated to providing clients with the ultimate hair experience. From creamy, bright and soft and natural to icy and cool, BLKAVE are your blonde masters! The blonde and cutting specialists use luxe vegan and cruelty-free hair care brands like Kevin Murphy, Eleven and Pravana so that you can nourish your hair without harming our furry friends. The studio interior also gives us serious Pinterest vibes thanks to the lush greenery around the studio!


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Heading North?

VIP Collective | Sunshine Coast

Have you got any weekend trips to the Sunshine Coast on your agenda? For the times when you find yourself up north, or if you’re a Sunny Coast native, we’ve scouted your ultimate hair salon. With a glass of bubbles on arrival and extensive consultations, The VIP Collective consistently goes above and beyond to provide each client with world-class experiences – just try their signature scalp and neck massage to find out! This full-service salon offers everything from luxurious colours, blow-dries, treatments and styles, plus the option of hair packages. So, whether you are after the ultimate luxurious VIP experience, total colour makeover or just a refresh, The VIP Collective’s expertise will leave you with gorgeous, healthy hair.


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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.