Our Picks Of Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers For Blondes: 2019 Edit

Our Picks Of Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers For Blondes: 2019 Edit

From ice queen to blonde bombshell.

By Georgie Murray | 27th August 2019

Do blondes really have more fun? If you’re pondering to make the change and find out for yourself, consider this your instruction manual. Blonde is something you don’t want to do half-hearted. Avoid a brassy disaster and bleach bombshell and do it right! To help, we’ve rounded up the best in the biz in Bris when it comes to creating a beautiful blonde hue. Take your pick!

Bach Hair | Chelmer & Paddington

With over 30 years of expertise behind their scissors, Bach Hair are true professionals of their trade. In both Chelmer and Paddington, they have curated teams that know how to ace the golden tones of a blonde ‘do and it’s all due to their expert tricks and insider techniques. Masters of their craft, the talented Bach team know the key to blonde perfection is all in the consultation. By showing and explaining examples of blonde hues, the Bach stylists can then create a bespoke shade to compliment individual complexions while still achieving the desired result. This then helps avoid the misinterpretations of ‘ashy’, ‘creamy’, ‘goldy’ terms. Their second tip to ace an angelic blonde? Aftercare! A good repair shampoo and colour saving conditioner can work wonders. Read-up on more of their tips online.


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Bambi & Bear | Red Hill

Specialising in customised colour, Bambi & Bear are ready to tackle your golden goals. Just off of Waterworks Road in Red Hill, the team are at-the-ready to transform your tresses to the best blonde you’ve ever dreamt of. Offering a range of colour treatments to ensure your hair goals are achieved without breaking the bank, choose from foiling, lightening, toning, technique colouring or colour corrections. So, time to meet the team – Lily is the owner and expertly leads the creative stylists: Hannah, Izzie, Jessi and Maddi. They each have niche talents so have a chat with them and explain what exactly you’re after so you can be in the best of hands. Need some blonde-spiration? Have a scroll through their dreamy insta-feed!


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Black Avenue Hairdressing | Clayfield

A regular feature in many of our hairdressing round-ups, Black Avenue has a well-rounded, talented team ready to tack your tresses. Grace, the Salon Director is the salons blonde expert with her signature bright shades and framing highlights. Bridget is her right-hand-man with international hairdressing experience, specialising in soft blondes and micro highlighting. MJ who co-founded Black Avenue is known for perfecting summer blonde hues and Lauren the Senior Colourist and Stylist is known to nail textured blonde looks and balayage. All in all, any blonde vibe you’re going for, you’re in the safest of hands.


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Boho Hair & Body | Coorparoo

Boho by name and boho by nature, this Coorparoo hair and body haven is a certified Sustainable Salon (recycling 95% of everything they use) without compromising on quality. From balayage to natural or out-there colours, the Boho team are all over the techniques and colour combo’s to nail any bespoke blonde shade. The team will work with you through a thorough consultation to ensure magic for your mane. They use the same vegan friendly, paraben free, sulphate and gluten free products that they also sell so hair health is maintained between visits with even the bottles made out of landfill plastics. Boho believe it is not all about the hair and the body, but about the overall experience and offer beauty services using Vagheggi products - a professional use only brand.  Boho is a one-stop-salon to allow you to indulge in a little ‘me time’ knowing you’re about to look and feel your best while supporting the environment, too. Nails, hair and body – they offer the works!


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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Blonde-up with the ultimate hair pampering experience at this north side boutique! Enjoy a coffee in a gorgeous rustic modern salon as you receive a personalized service from expert stylists. Recognised Paul Mitchell Professional Colourists, Cara, Larissa, Rheana, Georgia and Samantha will help you pick the perfect shade and style that’s right to you, while offering advice on the latest trends and attending to your needs. Each hairdresser provides a different touch, so make sure you check out each of their official Cameo Instagrams to find the perfect one for you. The Cameo Rose team is always learning from world-class trainers, and you can bring the hubs and bubs along too for a fresh family look!


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Co. Studio Hairdressing | Northgate

Opening only a year ago, Co. Studio featured as finalists for the 2019 AHIA Best Salon Newcomer of the Year Award. The studio is a playground for artists to create tailored works of art for your mane, and a place for your tresses to be transformed all the while, bopping to sweet tunes and munching on homemade treats. Stylist Anthea will always look at you with fresh eyes to ensure your new look changes with you, factoring in your bone structure, facial shape and lifestyle to customise the perfect blonde for you. Armed with expert colour knowledge, Bree will customise a hair care journey to ensure your blonde stays bomb from root to tip. If you want to give balayage a go, Mikaela is your gal for a natural, sun-kissed colour that’s easy to maintain. You won’t have to lift a finger with Kylie around, at the ready to complete your Co. Studio experience with any extra’s and comforts you need like magazines and a luxurious head massage as well as providing expert colouring, toning and styling. Your locks will be loved at Co. Studio!


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Epic Hair Designs | Multiple Locations

Their name sums up their work perfectly: Epic! If you’re after a real change-up of the tresses, the Epic team is your answer! With 15 salons across Brisbane, they understand that going lighter can be a commitment and require extensive maintenance. This is why the salon colourists first suggest a happy medium with balayage before taking the bold step straight to blonde. This then keeps the hair healthier and happier in the long-term! Toning is Epic’s holy-grail which they swear by to achieve a natural-looking shade of blonde as it neutralises brassy yellow and orange tones on lightened hair. It’s also a secret weapon to achieve a shiny ‘do. Specialising in multiple blonding techniques (and teaming these with the ever popular Olaplex treatments) including micro-foiling, scalp bleaching, streaking and melting, the best option for you will depend on the desired hue and be discussed with your stylist. For more information on how they work their magic, check-out their website or explore their socials.


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Elysium Hair Brisbane | Brisbane City

Elysium’s accolades sparkle just as bright as your hair will after they get their award-winning hands on it. Regularly featured on Style, awarded Australian Hair Salon Of The Year four times, raking in multiple Australian Hair Industry Awards and ranking number one on Queensland’s best-rated hair salons are just a handful of the plethora of reasons why your blonde is in safe hands. Elysium will go to extraordinary lengths to treat your lengths, offering cutting edge techniques like balayage, foiling, strobing, freehand colouring, colour melt or platinum blonde. They have colour transformations down to a science, even taking the extra step to include a bond strengthener in every colour to insure the health of your hair so you can go blonde with confidence in time for summer.


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Fluid The Colour Salon | Camp Hill

Fluid are geniuses on any colour splash, so turning you into an atomic blonde is a piece of cake! Their accredited master colourists use the latest in hair tech to create manageable, wearable styles that look bomb and will make sure you leave the salon feeling confident to rock you new ‘do. Not only does Fluid use all sustainable products with a focus on brands that are Ammonia, PPD and Resorcinol Free, the Camp Hill salon is also fitted with power saving LEDS, eco heads on their basins and they use environmentally friendly cleaning products on a daily basis so you can be blonde and green all at once!


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Ginger & Spice | Wooloowin

Ginger & Spice will give you all things nice at this luxury blonde destination! Founder Melinda Smith has been in the hairdressing business for 23 years, working in all different aspects of the industry, so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two. The colour specialists at Ginger & Spice will spend time with you in a thorough consultation, using photos and Pinterest to make sure everyone’s on the same page. From there to tame your mane, they will use the best products in the market to turn your hair dreams into a reality. They also offer payment plan options and recycle 95% of their salon waste so you can feel as sweet as can be! Have a scroll through their Instafeed to check-out their impressive and uber-professional work.


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Hairytales Hair Salon | Wavell Heights

Hairytales is a salon to impress. With a team of A-Class professionals, these girls are serious about hair, especially when it comes to transforming tresses and nailing a blonde hue. Be refreshed in an instant from the service and aesthetic of the salon while the stylists curate the blonde shade for you to ensure it compliments your unique complexion while also ticking your blonde-goal boxes. Whether it’s an on-trend blonde, a chop for a change-up or hair maintenance check-up, you’re covered at Hairytales. The team use Wellaplex to ensure hair health is at an all time high when you leave the salon. Have a scroll through their socials for some inspiration and also say hi to the salon pug, Lara!


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Heather Cutts Hair | Macgregor

Get that million-dollar look without all the zeroes from a blonde expert who really knows her stuff! Treating crowns for over eleven years, Heather started Heather Cutts Hair only two years ago and has already built an incredibly loyal clientele base that swears by her. It’s no wonder why – from her gorgeous and intimate L’Oreal verified salon she creates blonde beauty after blonde beauty. If you’re feeling a little lazy, she also offers mobile hair styling to create immaculate looks right in your home. Having Heather treat your locks is like having an insanely talented best friend in your corner because her love and care for her clients is unparalleled!


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Indigo Cut & Colour | Camp Hill

This salon understands that turning blonde is nothing to be gambled with, so when it comes to achieving the perfect level and tone of blonde they are nothing but perfectionists. Their number one priority is maintaining and building hair strength, quality and integrity. As a Redken and Pureology ambassador Gold Salon, Indigo offers ammonia free colour options and vegan hair care. With specialised techniques in face framing, baby lights, free hand-painting and balayge, they pride themselves in making sure each guest has their own unique blend of colour techniques and formulas to create the most seamless, shiny, perfect blonde. When it comes to making your salon experience exceptional, so enjoy a complimentary herbal tea, espresso or hot chocolate and flick through a selection of the latest magazines as your hair becomes the best blonde it can be!


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Kelly Elle Hair Makeup Body | Greenslopes

Make your hair your ultimate accessory with the expert colour technicians at this super friendly salon! Whether you’re after subtle highlights, full platinum glam or a soft sweeping balayage, the team will go above and beyond by offering kind conversation, a soothing atmosphere and a gentle approach to helping you rock your blonde. Owner and creative director, Kelly, began her hairdressing career at the age of 15 and her passion to her life’s work is contagious as she shares it with her team and her much-loved clients. Your hair will be the one getting pinned all over Pinterest when you’re finished at Kelly Elle!


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KOR Hairdressing | Greenslopes

In 2010, Kelly Williams noticed how blonde-obsessed Brisbanites are and wanted to help each and every one find their perfect colour. The KOR Hairdressing team of talented stylists are all hand-picked for their love of blondes and the salon is environmentally conscious, endorsing cruelty free products like R+Co, Eleven, Pravana and Unite. Whether you’re after a bimbo blonde, ultimate blonde, beachy blonde or a closet blonde, KOR has you covered. Every blonde package uses Olaplex for hair insurance and the expert colourists at KOR are up-to-date on all the best colour techniques so you can walk out with the hair you dreamed of. They’ll also give you a mini hairstyling workshop including top class product recommendations so you can keep your blonde salon-fresh from home.


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Little Birdie Co | Wynnum

A little birdie told us if you’re after a creamy clean blonde that doesn’t compromise on your hair’s health or integrity, this is the place to be! For over three years, Little Birdie Co. is a vegan-based salon and has been creating gorgeous hair without using harsh, synthetic ingredients as well as having a prominent focus on low waste. Peck on snack platters at every station or watch a movie on an iPad the salon provides while you undergo a colour process using sustainable products that will have you chirping. Their colouring products are low-tox better for your health and theirs, too. Little Birdie is also dedicated to supporting local organization and individuals, so if you fly in on a Friday they’ll donate a percentage of profits to a deserving cause! Ps. They have a salon on the Sunshine Coast, too!


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LUJO Hair & Makeup | Teneriffe

Getting your hair done shouldn’t be a chore; it should be something to look forward to, and at LUJO you’ll get the blonde you want while also fitting in some much needed ‘me time’. The Milkshake colourists will provide you with a luxurious experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and beautiful. The face behind LUJO, Ashleigh, has over seven years experience in the industry and loves turning clients’ – new and old – goals into a reality. If you’re after the complete glam-over, they also provide professional make up services so you can make the most out of your dazzling new look!


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Oscar Oscar | Multiple Locations

It’s no secret that we adore Oscar Oscar here at Style, and that includes when it comes to building beautiful blondes! With over 29 years of creating award-winning and glamorous hair under their tool belt while also being home to some of Australia’s best hairdressers, your tresses will be treasured here. All five of their sleek Brisbane salons house colour experts that will find and produce the most perfect blonde for you using the latest in hair products and techniques. Have a scroll through their Instagram to let their results speak for themselves, but beware: you’ll be bombarded by absolutely stunning inspo! Or, read-up about the launch of their flagship salon at QueensPlaza and their fresh Burleigh Heads addition.


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Papas + Pace | Paddington

Papas and Pace was started in 2007 by hairdressing luminaries Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace with the aim of providing Brisbane with a destination salon that combines excellence in cutting and colouring, combined with a warm, welcoming atmosphere and the ultimate in service. Dmitri and Justin have brought together a multi-award winning team of stylists, colourists and administrative staff who together have crafted a salon that combines the highest standards of hairdressing, education, customer service and exceptional attention to detail, ensuring you’ll leave the salon with a smile on your face, looking and feeling your very best. Known throughout Australia for their expertise with blondes and balayage, their exceptional foiling skills and fashion-forward styling make them the go-to salon for those in the know. They also have a number of accolades to their name including Australian Colourist of the Year 2019!


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ROKSTAR | West End

Give your hair the rock star service it deserves at ROKSTAR! Their resident blonde maestro will give you a smashing look in this hair haven using the latest techniques and highest quality colour. The multi-award winning stylist Brodie Lee leads this female empowered team and every member is highly trained to deliver you nothing but the best. The salon is reputable in Brisbane for their quality blonde work and techniques, including scalp bleaching, baby lights and toning. They also use L’Oréal Smartbond which strengthens your hair whilst it’s being coloured to ensure hair health is not compromised. Smartbond also improves the overall finish, improving colour hue. You may have also seen Elle Gonsavles blonde transformation using the L’Oréal Pro which Brodie worked on to achieve and maintain the stunning platinum finish.


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Samantha Jones Hair Co. | North Lakes

You’re not just a hair appointment at this beautiful and accredited salon. Renowned as blonde specialists, they boast an excellent reputation for quality service and fabulous hairdressing skills. At the start of every visit, their talented stylists will sit with you to ensure they know exactly what you want and make sure you understand every step of the service. Plus, the experience doesn’t end when they’ve finished your look – every Colour Package guest will be invited back after seven days for a complimentary ‘Style Check’, including a shampoo, massage and blow dry to make sure you’re loving you hair and making it last!


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Stelios Papas | Toowong

All your blonde bases are covered with the team at Stelios Papas, and they’ll make sure to hit a home run every time! Leading lady Kristie Kesic is one of the best and most sought after colour technicians in Australia and has built a reputation for outstanding knowledge and service. All their colourists are blonde specialists and offer not only the best in salon services, but an entire salon experience. The Wella Professional Salon stocks all System Professional Products as well as Fabuloso Pro, Eleven Miracle and GHD so you can rest assured only the top of the crop are loving your locks!


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The Cleo Collective | Moorooka

Hair to live by is what you’ll receive at this gorgeous boutique hair salon. The lovely team of talented stylists at The Cleo Collective will help you embrace your natural beauty to find a blonde hue that enhances the splendour you already have. The fashion-conscious L’Oreal Professional team are on top of all the trends to give you a blonde that’s chic and in vogue. Located in Brisbane’s south, they even offer Afterpay so you can rock the look without the dent in your purse!


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The VIP Collective | Sippy Downs

If you fancy a little adventure up north, the VIP Collective will no doubt make it worth your while! Owner, Samantha, has a natural eye for colour and Senior Stylist Belinda will use her more than two decades of experience to pamper and please. Sip on a glass of bubbles in the effortlessly elegant salon, as you indulge in the best shampoo experience of your life, fit with a signature scalp and neck massage. It creates a perfect foundation for the fabulous blonde the VIP Collective will give you, and your stylist will even share her secret tips so you can recreate your gorgeous look at home over and over again!


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Urban Chic | Ashgrove

Get a blonde that’s fresh for the streets at Urban Chic! These Wella Professionals and bespoke colour specialists have a wealth of knowledge on the latest trends, techniques and the very best products in the industry that will have your hair looking dreamy. From icy to creamy, the dedicated team will get you the blonde you want while you indulge on a charming beverage menu.  The multi award winning boutique hair salon also offers a VIP membership program so you can earn points every time you visit, and once you’ve experienced their ultimate hairdressing experience, you’ll be craving your next appointment!


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Article by Georgie Murray

Georgie is a Journalist with a knack for bad jokes and dating disasters. A total open book, there’s no topic off limits for this Rod Stewart enthusiast. Starting her career in Broadcast Journalism, Georgie has since gone back to basics of the written word with a particular love for taboo topics and fashion media.