Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers

Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers

Your hair dreams are just one booking away!

By Astrid Taemets | 18th February 2021

The wait is over, Stylers! Welcome to your 2021 edit of Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers. With a new year comes new waves (literally), and we’re proud as punch to say that there’s some seriously impressive hair talent living in our sunny city.

If you’re after great hair, you’ll find it here. Whether you’re lusting over one of the year’s biggest hair trends or need a trusty new local, we’ve got the scoop on where to book for your best hair day yet. Listed in alphabetical order for your convenience (you’re welcome), choose your haunt and let your hair dreams finally come true.

Just a quick note: This post is sponsored. To prevent a paywall or annoying pop-up ads, we sometimes need to publish sponsored content but we only promote brands that we think are doing great things and our readers will love!

Alcyon Hair & Beauty | Wooloowin

A gorgeous boutique nestled in the leafy suburb of Wooloowin is where you’ll find your next best hair day, thanks to the girls at Alcyon Hair and Beauty. Specialising in balayage, blonding, cutting and styling, let hair wizards Deborah, Emily, Jo and Sophia transform your mane into a work of art. With a passion to make each and every client look and feel their best, no matter what their age, the Alcyon team are masters of their craft, and can create a look and style that will turn heads, without compromising on your hairs health. A big thumbs up for this salon, who pride themselves on being sustainable, by disposing of waste ethically. They also use and stock O&M, Oribe and R&Co hair care products. Oh, and did we mention you can get your makeup and nails done while your colour develops? Two birds, one stone!

Black Avenue Hairdressing | Clayfield

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the CBD, Black Avenue salon is ready to make all of your hair dreams come true. Catering to women of all ages (and some of the guys, too!), the team are masters when it comes to perfecting blonde in every tone. Each stylist on the floor has a speciality in blonde colouring, from ice white to golden, making it easy for you to find your perfect match! With a large portion of their clients blondies, the team are more than equipped to help you achieve the colour you’ve always been pining for. Not on the lighter side? No worries! They also work with clients of all hair colours, from hot pink to chocolate brown. Craving something new? From sharp bobs to pixie cuts, textured styles and bouncy blow-dries, there’s nothing this team of six can’t do!

Black Flamingo Studio | Nundah

What they lack in age, they make up for in talent! Established in 2019, Black Flamingo Studio is home to six stylists who seriously know their stuff. Catering to all clients, this small studio tucked away on the northside proudly promote their diverse skills, meaning there’s a stylist to suit every client, no matter what the request. Specialising in blonde, bright, and lived-in colours, there’s nothing this team can’t do! Sustainable and environmentally-friendly, Black Flamingo partner with likeminded brands including Kevin Murphy, Eleven and Goldwell who share the same vision and compassion for the environment as those who work here. Their mission is to create a unique colour and style that’s just for you, so you can feel your very best day after day.

Bohemia Hair Lounge | Brookwater 

Led by the award-winning sister duo of Terri Willoughby and Jamie King, Bohemia Hair Lounge in Brookwater is a vegan, sustainable salon with a difference! With six highly experienced stylists (plus one epic lash, brow, and makeup artist – check her out here), these guys specialise in everything ranging from balayage and foils through to pixie and short haircuts. Get ready to be transformed from the inside out, because the philosophy at Bohemia is all about enhancing your outer beauty, while giving you the confidence to let your inner beauty shine through, too. Plus, with experience that includes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Dancing With The Stars and even Miranda Kerr’s mum, you’re in safe (and stylish) hands with Terri, Jamie, and the Bohemia Hair Lounge team.

Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Beautiful hair, all day, every day is the name of the game at this northside salon, where highly trained stylists are ready to offer you the ultimate hair experience. Whatever your hair goal, the 11-staff team here are at the ready! From dreamy, on-trend colours to modern cuts and mermaid-like waves, the sky is the limit at this charming and rustic salon! Not only can you receive the ultimate hair experience, but the whole family can, too. Ladies, gents and kids are welcome, so you can all reap the rewards. Love to get pampered? Every in-salon treatment includes a hot towel and scalp massage. Sign us up!   

C’ba Hair | Capalaba

One visit to C’ba Hair in Capalaba and you’ll see how owner Emma has transformed this suburban salon into a creative hub where passion, dedication, and determination is at the core of everything they do. The team consists of 12 amazing senior stylists and three emerging stylists – all of whom know their colour! Whether you’re blonde, brunette, redhead (or somewhere in between), their vision is to transform your hair from drab to fab, giving you the ultimate #hairgoals without compromising the health of your hair. As the most advanced, luxurious salon in the Brisbane Bayside area, they partner with the world’s best hair brands and products (hello, Redken, Kerastase and Olaplex) to create stunning transformations each and every time.

Cambridge Hair Collective | Manly

Love your hair every minute of every day when you’re a client of Cambridge Hair Collective. With nine stylists on the floor working their magic, the staff are heroes at creating on-trend, wearable hair that looks good until your next visit. Their aim is to create your dream look while keeping your locks safe and healthy – now that’s service! With stylists who specialise in balayage, blonde, fashion colouring and precision cutting, you’ll find all you need at this bayside boutique salon. Even better is that the team practice sustainability, and their positive, family-focused culture is a standout in the market. With a string of awards under their belt, Cambridge Hair Collective is definitely worth a visit!

Co and Pace Salons | Brisbane CBD

When a salon’s CV includes multiple awards including a two-time Hair Expo Award for Australian Colour Technician of the Year (2019 – 2020), you know you are in exceptionally good hands. Founder, owner and creative director Justin Pace and his team of ten are masters at the art of colour blending and style cutting, and combine up-to-the-minute product knowledge, technical know-how and artistic flair to create striking results. It is the ultimate high-end boutique salon experience, where you’ll feel at ease as these hair wizards attend to your ‘do. Known for delivering results time and time again, Co and Pace Salons is all about easy-to-maintain, custom cuts and colours that look immaculate, 24/7, 365.

 

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Cobelle Creative | Toowong

From beautiful blondes to edgy ‘dos, it’s no wonder why this rockstar crew won Australian Salon Team of the Year in 2020. Owned by one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after colourists, Kristie Kesic, there’s nothing these guys can’t do with plenty of style and flair to spare. Specialising in all things blonde, balayage, and precision cutting, they have a team of dual stylists as well as specialised colour and cutting experts, who collaborate to create masterpieces, including two-time Australian Stylist of the Year and Queensland Hairdresser of the Year in 2019, Elle Schoemaker. If you want to look and feel like the most beautiful version of yourself, you need to head to Cobelle Creative and find out why they’re putting Toowong on the global beauty map.

 

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Coco and Pastel | Coorparoo

In the heart of Coorparoo, Coco and Pastel is a place where clients go for ‘me time’ with a side of pampering. The group of talented women who work there are ready to welcome you with open arms, no matter what new look you’re chasing. Specialising in blondes (though they’re masters of all hair tones), the team have all the knowledge on how to keep your locks looking and feeling good and are ready to share their hair secrets with you! Best of all, the stylists pride themselves on service, and believe you aren’t just paying for creative skills, but an experience (and that includes a glass of bubbly!). From the moment you arrive to when you leave, you’ll enjoy every second of your time at this family friendly salon.

David Murry Salon | South Brisbane

Immerse yourself into a welcoming environment where your overall wellness journey begins with an indulgent essential oil pressure point massage. David Murry may be the name above the door, but it is the dynamics between the team, in particular Erin McConnel and Jamie Simpson, who ensure the girl power flag is flying at full mast. With this duo pushing the boundaries and elevating the talents of the salon team, your hair has never been in better hands. With your best hair yet taken care of, consider David Murry Salon your destination for a wholesome wellness experience. Ease yourself into a moment of complete relaxation where you’re encouraged to engage as little or as much as you need. The luxe environment of the David Murry Salon instantly sets the tone of what they’re renowned for: beautiful hair, honest consultation, and reinvigoration.

 

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Elizabeth JJ’s on the Avenue | Ashgrove

Creating fabulous hair while treading lightly on the earth – that’s the mantra heard at Elizabeth JJ’s. With a strong belief that beautiful hair doesn’t have to mean compromising the health of your hair or the environment, this salon uses ethically sourced, sustainable and environmentally friendly products to deliver amazing transformations. Made up of highly experienced experts with an extraordinary knowledge and skill under their belt, your hair has never been in better hands. They even use rainwater to wash their towels and compost their food waste in their worm farm – what saints! From cuts to colours, hair treatments, perming, styling and makeup, you’ll get the total package at Elizabeth JJ’s.

Elysium Hair Brisbane | Brisbane City

Elysium Hair Brisbane is well established in the Brisbane hair scene. Known for matching their hairdressers to clients based on hair type, goals and personal choice, they believe in having a hairdresser for life and providing the complete hair experience. From skin tone and eye colour to face shape and personal lifestyle, every style and colour is completely customised to you. Your hair spa ritual will become a routine you’ll cherish down to the micro details. Having won ‘Australian Salon of the Year’ four times over and being the current holders of the Australian Hair Industry Award for Best Customer Care, they’ll ensure your visit ticks every box. Psst! One of their team members is currently holding the Australian Apprentice of The Year award!

Epic Hair Designs | Multiple locations

Recently awarded Queensland’s Best Salon by the Australian Hair Industry Associated (AHIA) in 2020, Epic Hair Designs offer luxury services at affordable prices. Housing more Goldwell trained Master Colourists than any salon in Australia and 140 Senior Stylists, they personalise every hair journey from start to finish. With sixteen boutique locations across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, each salon is complemented by their signature scent and crystal lighting. Specialising in blonde, balayage, colour correction and extensions, their stylists are consistently completing training courses in balayage boot camp, colour correction and advanced cutting. Now stocking Wilde Beauty hair extensions, Epic Hair salons can create the Rapunzel-like locks of your dreams you’ve always pined for. Available in ten trend colours (including three balayage options), the extensions are undetectable, natural-looking and super comfortable.

 

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Fluid The Color Salon | Camp Hill

Operating under owner Trish Spessa for 13 years now, Fluid The Color Salon is loved by Camp Hill locals and Brisbanites alike. With four senior stylists and two emerging stylists, the team is all about creating wearable styles to suit clients’ lifestyles, personality and individual style. While their stylists are extensively trained in everything hair, their heart belongs to all things colour. Whether you’re after a complete colour change, a high fashion vibrant pop or a sophisticated snip and maintainable colour, Fluid The Color Salon does it all. As a sustainable salon, they only reach for premium haircare, free of harsh chemicals and maintain eco-friendly business practices, so that’s one green tick from us!      

Frankie and Billi’s Luxury Hair Boutique | Carina Heights

Named after her two daughters, Niamh’s south-east Brissy salon is where you’ll find the hair you’ve been lusting for. A wizard at hair tones with a Master Colour degree from Wella, Niamh is your go-to for a new season hue – no colour of the spectrum is off limits! With two additional staff on board, the small boutique salon is dedicated to delivering excellent service to each and every client – all hair types are welcome! Great cuts, colours and styles at affordable prices are just a phone call away!

Hair By The Collective | East Brisbane

When the team at trend-savvy Hair By The Collective says, ‘We want you to look good and feel great!’ they aren’t just talking about what you see in the mirror. Their seamless colour melts and face-framing foils are always in high-demand. But it isn’t just the note-worthy experience that attracts Brissy babes to this powerhouse salon. All it takes is a glance at their ethically sourced product range and you’ll see that this is a salon with a strong focus on sustainability. It’s their modern way of thinking, and putting the environment first, combined with their incredibly talented stylists that propel them into the Brisbane’s Best Hairdresser category year after year. Delivering outstanding personalised service with a team dedicated to revealing your unique beauty and flare, all with a side of sustainability – we can get behind that!

Hairytales Hair Salon | Wavell Heights

Stylish, fresh, innovative and a bundle of laughs is what springs to mind when we think of Hairytales. Located in Wavell Heights, Hairytales are taking Brisbane’s hair game to a new level with their multi award-winning work. Their jaw-dropping blonde ‘dos, perfectly blended balayage and styles are tailored to every customer, and are the reason they’re one of the most popular salons in Brissy! Simply walk in with your hair inspo, and any one of their five talented stylists will make your hair dreams a reality. All while you sit back, enjoy a coffee, glass of bubbly or cuddle from the salons co-owner, Lara the pug. Never settling for anything less than the best, Hairytales have huge plans for 2021, so watch this space!

Hannah Kate Hair | Hendra

Located in the charming suburb of Hendra in Brisbane’s north, Hannah Kate Hair is a revered local boutique that welcomes all walks of life (including your doggo!). After opening its doors in 2019 with expert stylist Hannah Kate at the helm, this gorgeous salon has been booming – perhaps due to the confident men and women who step out with stunning colours and cuts. Not only do they pride themselves on creating and maintaining styles that last, but they also have a focus on hair health, using products with high-quality ingredients while dishing out at-home tips and tricks that you’ll wish you knew sooner! Corrections are a personal favourite of the team, too! They’ve well-and-truly earned their spot in Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers and they can’t wait to meet you!

 

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Hey Hair | Windsor

Big fans of Tognini’s are in for a treat at Hey Hair – the stunning Insta-worthy boho boutique salon coming to Colwill Place (squeal!). A lovechild of Tognini’s co-owners, this funky new Brissy beauty locale will be the go-to for those looking for head turning hair, in a delicious space. With four stylists on board, Hey Hair is all about ensuring your most natural accessory reflects the real, beautiful, inspired and confident version of you! Blondes, balayage and freehand colour are their speciality, but the team welcome all to experience their unique, and refreshing approach. While high-quality techniques and on-trend style are their mane (pardon the pun) objective, the Hey Hair technicians love to get playful with new looks. The new salon space not only boasts a gorgeous feature wall by artist Bonnie Gray, loads of pink and nude tones, archways and boho-vibes, but practices sustainability through their use of sustainable products like The Terries and evo hair products – not to mention the chairs and water wastage is recycled, too! Take a break from the kids and book yourself in for a pamper session that’s full of fun and flair.

 

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House of Zion | Milton

Craving a new look for your ‘do? Here’s where to get it! Located on the leafy Park Road in Milton, House of Zion is the stunning space imagined by creative mastermind, Trevor Masoe, whose attention to detail and impeccable style are sought after by Brisbane’s elite. Specialising in custom hair colours, balayage, hair extensions, precision cutting, hair styling and more, this boutique salon is where dreams are made. An appointment here is an experience – where your individuality and lifestyle are harnessed, to create a bespoke look that’s just for you. With over a decade of experience, the team can cater to your every desire. Make 2021 your best year of hair yet!

 

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Indigo Cut and Colour | Camp Hill

If it’s an experience you want, it’s an experience you’ll get when you take a seat at this stunning suburban salon. Indulge in complimentary prosecco and pretzels while the fabulous team fuss over you – you deserve it! No matter which member of the team you see, your hair is in very safe hands. Sit back and settle into the boutique experience as they work closely with you to understand your lifestyle and how it can work with your dream ‘do. Chic style with easy maintenance? That’s something we can sign up to! Whether you’re after a bomb balayage, babylights or a new hue, Indigo can create the look your lusting for.

Infinity Hair | Albion

Beautiful hair and exceptional service is what you’ll find at Infinity Hair. With five stylists working their magic on the floor, the talented team led by owners Monique Loriaux and Chantal Davis are among some of the best in the biz, and their crowning glory as one of Brisbane’s best blonde salons is a testament to that! Each with their own unique talents and skillset, there’s a stylist for every client, no matter what you’re after. A thorough consultation before any service is a given here, where your wants and needs are their top priority. You’ll also be prescribed your very own unique home hair care package, and styling products to ensure you can recreate the hair you love, time and time again. Float through your appointment feeling relaxed and at ease, thanks to their stress-free service that includes a heavenly pressure point massage. All the more reason to book your appointment immediately, if not sooner!

 

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Ink for Hair | Newmarket

Conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from Style HQ, Ink for Hair is the go-to salon for colour correction and blondes. The luxurious space, fitted out with Japanese basin chairs for your comfort, is an oasis created by owner Wendy Gunn, where beautiful hair is created day in, day out. With the firm belief that ‘what you wear starts with your hair’, Ink for Hair incorporate your lifestyle, face shape and skin tone to create the best possible colour and style for each individual that’s lucky enough to walk through their doors. From quick cuts, to jaw-dropping transformations, Ink for Hair is where the magic happens. Now, are you ready for some wizardry?

 

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Kelly Elle Salon | Stones Corner

Pampering to perfection is the way to go at this boutique sustainable salon! Kelly Elle Salon offers a high-end luxury experience all the way from the expert skills to the relaxed vibe, and even the cappuccinos (which are a standout all on their own!). Specialising in colour, colour corrections, and everything blonde, their convenient location also sees a lot of Gold Coast clients who travel all the way just for them. The friendly team are constantly training and evolving with the industry, and are always on the lookout for how they can implement new products, techniques and trends. With free parking for guests and a wealth of knowledge on hand, there’s nothing this bunch can’t do for you!

 

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Little Birdie Hair Co | Wynnum and Mooloolaba

If you care about healthy hair, a healthy earth, and a healthy you, then the winner of the Best Eco-Salon in the 2020 Australian Hair Industry Awards is your go-to. Little Birdie Hair Co is eco-friendly, sustainable, and vegan-focused, while also putting you first every step of the way (they were a finalist for Best Customer Service, after all). Renowned for their signature ‘birdie balayage’, women from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast are always rushing to their doors for their blonde and colouring services, and staying back for the complimentary vegan snacks, cocktail menu, and soothing indoor plants. In other words, a visit to Little Birdie Hair Co is a beautiful experience for both you and the planet!   

Little Hair Nest | Paddington

With a welcome tea in hand and a team of service-driven stylists by your side, a perfect result is a given in Paddington’s favourite hair haunt. As the go-to spot for locals and beyond, Little Hair Nest is particularly tuned into tones that suit your skin, eye colour, current trends, and the season. It all comes down to what they’re renowned for: in-depth consultations that produce expertly tailored outcomes personalised to all factors. Plus, their in-salon products are ammonia, sulphate and paraben free. They’ll literally bend over backwards to make sure you’re comfortable and the team always have their hands up to participate in extra education to further their skillset and master the latest techniques. Besides, the aesthetic of the salon space is so gorg that beautiful hair only makes sense!

Mèche Hair Lounge | Hamilton

Lived in colours that only get better with time as they grow out softly and seamlessly are what’s created at Mèche Hair Lounge. Expect an exclusively one-on-one experience with the uber-talented owner and stylist of the salon, Kristie Bunting, whose expert focus will be solely on you as she takes the time needed to achieve the results you’ve always wanted. From bright creamy blondes to sun-kissed brondes, and deep rich brunettes with soft touches of highlights, Kristie’s stellar use of Redken colours, Pureology products, and Foil Me foils produces only the best results. The peaceful studio is also hidden away in Hamilton, so you can bring along your laptop to get some work done, or kickback with a book for some TLC!

Ms. Francis | Morningside

Skilled individuals who adore making you feel beautiful is exactly what you’ll find in this salon where everyone is welcome. Roddy is the man for men’s cutting, short ladies cutting, and the resident curly hair specialist, while Bre’s impressive portfolio of published work in magazines transfers to giving you a gorgeous ‘do. Riley is amazing at creative colours and she can prove it (she has the highest certification with salon colour brand, Wella), and Demi is their styling master who also happens to be the youngest person chosen to do hair for Zimmerman at New York Fashion Week. Victoria is the genius behind colour correction and blondes, and their two emerging stylists, Zoe and Margot, are already showing they have the chops for greatness, carrying on Ms. Francis’ mission to do ‘luxury local hair with heart’.

Ms Monaco Hair Society | Sippy Downs

Just a short drive north of Brisbane, this prestige hair salon is waiting to give you your best hair yet. A finalist in the 2020/2021 Australian Hair Industry Awards for Best Newcomer, Ms Monaco specialise in blondes and grey blending, and will design and tailor your colour, no matter your age. With a senior team of four, and three junior stylists, their team have the skills to turn your tresses into a work of art. Beautiful hair is their top priority, and with only the best products on the market including Kerastase and Olaplex used on all their clients, silky smooth strands are a given! Knowing that your hair is in the best hands of a blonde specialist, just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Orb Hair | New Farm

With technical training on precision cuts the foundation of each stylist, it’s their colour transformations and personalised experiences that has garnered Orb such a notable reputation. The salon has been designed to cater for the needs of all guests, with a dedicated colouring area (complete with charging stations!), large worktable, plus prosecco and refreshments, guests can maximise their day while their hair is completely taken care of.

Team Orb takes each component into consideration with a full style consultation covering a guest’s lifestyle, hair condition, overall plan and aftercare. For a salon experience like no other, where great hair shines alongside the kindness and enthusiasm of the team lead by Deborah Paton, Orb Hair is unparalleled. 

Paris Texas Hairdressing | Milton

Kicking hair goals since ’96, Paris Texas Hairdressing will play fairy godmother to your Cinderella as total transformations are their specialty. The dedicated team never shy away from a challenge and although they’re known for their extensions (which they’ve been dishing out since day one), their colour, cutting and styling is sure to catch your eye. Their care for your hair also extends to the planet and as a sustainable salon, they pay to have their wastepaper, plastics, metals/foils, chemicals, and hair recycled and repurposed. Plus, all their products on offer are certified vegan, their extensions are ethically sourced, and your dollars are also helping support Animals Australia and The Australian Conservation Foundation. Paris Texas Hairdressing make looking glamorous feel so good!

Revolution Hairdressing | Wilston

This home of hand-crafted hair houses stylists with the industry’s highest honours, the go-tos for leading haircare brands at fashion weeks, and the friendliest service around town. Owners Sandra and Andre Faiva have brought their experience at the forefront of the Australian hairdressing world to this cosy salon that delivers results renowned in Brisbane. When they’re not busy collecting awards and providing advice at the most prestigious events in the industry, their incredibly talented team of stylists and colourists hold down the fort with skill and poise. With their salon underneath Style HQ, we have to give them an extra special shout out for fitting us in when we need a last-minute fabulous blow dry or lunch break hair fix!

Rixon Hair | Brisbane City

It’s not the insane skills and hefty list of accolades that will keep you coming back to Rixon Hair (although it certainly does help) – it’s the way the salon makes you feel. The calm energy of the 2019 winner of Best Salon Design will soothe you as soon as you leave the lift, before being swept away by their love for creating luxuriously lived-in locks. With a focus on colouring and cutting, the first-class team have established Rixon Hair as an institution in the city, frequented by all walks of life. As last year’s finalists in the Australian Hair Fashion Awards, Australian Hair Industry Awards, and L’Oreal Colour Trophy, they’re overflowing with knowledge, which is why they’re launching their very own education brand, RXN.Edu this year!

 

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Rokstar Hair Salon | West End

Known for their outstanding list of clients, awards and stellar reputation, Rokstar is a salon worthy of a visit. With colour and cutting specialists ready to revamp your hair, you can sit easy knowing you are in capable hands. Each staff member at Rokstar is trained to the highest standard, and pride themselves on delivering jaw-dropping results. Led by multi award-winning stylist Brodie Lee Tsiknaris, each team member is trained to deliver next-level service. Kick back, relax and unwind in their Mediterranean-inspired spa area, secluded within the salon, and indulge in a little TLC with hair treatments that’ll ensure you walk out with a glorious head of beautiful hair.

 

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Salon X Papas | Teneriffe

If beautiful hair in a luxury space is what you’re craving, then you’ve come to the right salon. Home to industry leaders, this award-winning salon is one of a kind, thanks to its quality, style and five-star experience. At Salon X Papas, their highly skilled staff are the leaders in their field. Assembled by salon director, Dmitri Papas, the diversity in the skillset of the team is what enables them to ensure every client leaves looking and feeling their absolute best. From glossy brunettes and the perfectly blended balayage, to flawless bangs and shoulder-skimming lobs, every new ‘do is a masterpiece. So sit back, relax, sip your barista-made coffee and enjoy the ride.

 

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Saint + Bridge | Carina

Between lush plants and clean white arches, you’ll find masters of a timeless balayage, lovers of all foil work, and very talented specialists who live and breathe colour. With no egos in sight, the open-minded and down-to-earth stylists at Saint + Bridge use the naturally filled space of light and creativity to produce nothing short of hair magic. The integrity of your hair is always their utmost priority (they have Olaplex aplenty) and their iconic lived-in blonde is expertly tailored to you with perfect styling to complement. Their clients aren’t the only ones who can’t get enough of the beautiful space and its brilliant energy – renowned Brissy makeup artist, Michelle Wicklandt, also uses Saint + Bridge as her home base!

 

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Samantha Jones Hair Co | North Lakes

As friendly are they are skilled, the team behind this plush North Lakes salon are ready to welcome you with open arms. With a devoted clientele, SjHCo offer a range of salon packages to suit your needs, whatever they may be. During their full consultation service, you’ll rest easy knowing that your hair goals are their main concern. They’ll also share with you the best industry tips and tricks on how to keep your locks healthy and beautiful between salon visits! Specialising in colour treatments (especially blondes and balayage), as well as hair extensions and techniques, this salon is where your makeover begins, deluxe style. And with Kerastase and De Lorenzo products on hand, your hair will be treated with the best, by the best.

Sol Hair | Paddington

Would you believe this relaxing, tranquil oasis is where miracles happen? Home to five stylists (four senior and one emerging stylist), Sol has only been operating two short years, but has gained a mass following, and you’ll soon see why. Owned and operated by Kristie Sibson, Sol is a place to escape for both the body and the mind. Unwind in this leafy salon and let the Redken specialists do their thang – lived-in blonde and balayage are their cuppa, though brunettes will love the results, too! Whether it’s a strawberry blonde or deep chocolate colour your craving, these guys can make it happen. Proudly operating using sustainable practices, Sol recycle and repurpose 95 percent of their salon waste. Dream team? We think so!

 

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The Cleo Collective | Moorooka

Balayage babes, you’ve come to the right place. Specialising in colour (they’re masters at the lived-in look), as well as blondes, The Cleo Collective are the colour experts you need in your life. From subtle highlights and refreshes to high fashion colours, nothing is off limits for this dream team, who love a challenge – so bring it on! The hard-working team are hellbent on creating beautiful colours along with a great in-salon experience. What more could you ask for? Book in for some ‘me time’ and let yourself be taken care of. Go on, you deserve it.

The Lounge and Co | Newstead and Ormiston

If it’s a hair journey you are searching for, then look no further! It’s all in the details at The Lounge Co, where beautiful hair is created every day, with a focus on long-term results. As their ‘TLC’ logo suggests, tender, love and care are what you’ll find here, where their reputation for colour work, education and hair extensions rank them as one of the best salons in South East Queensland. Whether it’s a routine visit or complete overhaul, the passionate, creative and well-trained stylists have the skillset and creativity to transform your hair into locks you’ll love! Rest assured, you are in safe hands at The Lounge Co, where they pride themselves on giving every client a memorable experience, time and time again. Prepare for the pampering of a lifetime while you achieve the dream hair you’ve been chasing.

Tigerlamb | Multiple locations

Glossy locks are a guarantee when you step foot into Tigerlamb – recently crowed Queensland Salon of the Year by AHIA! With four salons spread across Brissy, Tigerlamb is home to 40+ hair experts who have their finger on the pulse when it comes to creating beautiful colours that last. Using the highest quality products and maintaining up-to-date training with all of their staff, beautiful hair is a given – that’s a promise! Having been in the industry for decades, the team know their stuff, and are committed to delivering the best results, catered especially for you. Talented, happy, warm and welcoming are the traits of their team, who’ll make you feel at home, whether it’s freshening up your colour or a major hair makeover.

 

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Tognini's Hair Skin Body | Fortitude Valley

For more than 30 years, Tognini’s has been transforming the tresses of Queenslanders for the better, and receiving accolades for their efforts. Passionate about putting our Sunshine state on the map when it comes to creating iconic hair (the effortless Brissy way), Tognini’s is the ideal salon for those who’ve got a flair for style, and aren’t afraid to get playful with their look. Stylish, unique and totally eye-catching, Tognini’s philosophy is about giving you ‘good hair days, everyday’ – making hair fun with minimal effort, not that’s a mantra we can get behind. From the moment you walk through their contemporary salon, your experience begins with neighbourhood coffee or bubbles, and ends with beautiful, effortless hair. Their prerogative is about making you feel good – and it shows! Their impressive list of internationally recognised awards are a testament to their creative, innovative and passionate team, who push the boundaries to create looks tailored to your needs.

Urban Chic | Ashgrove

With to the current Australian Hair Fashion Awards Queensland Hairdresser of the Year (2020), Amy Gaudie on their team, Urban Chic is situated in the charming suburb of Ashgrove. Join the devoted clientele who continue to visit this boutique salon, as it delivers exceptional hair time and time again. Specialising in everything from balayage to bobs, the six-team strong salon are highly trained in the art of making your hair dreams become a reality. With their wealth of knowledge and creative vision, all it takes is one visit to Urban Chic to understand why they’ve built one of the most loyal followings in Brisbane.

Xin Twenty One | Newstead

Funky cuts, fashionable colours and cool-as-a-cucumber styles are the bread and butter of this edgy salon, where originality is born and thrives. Step inside their chic space, where minimalism is at its best. The award-winning boutique, which first opened in 2013, is where you’ll find Brisbane’s most creative and innovative stylists. With senior technicians on the floor inspiring clients every day with contemporary looks, nothing is off limits at Xin Twenty One. Taking pride in their craft, the team are masters at transforming tresses into pastel hues of pink, green, purple. Do you dare take the plunge?

A.J.O Salon | Brisbane City

Established in 2019 by Amanda Joy O’Connor, this inner-city salon is home to two-time AHFA Queensland Hairdresser of the Year (2018 and 2019). Specialising in precision cutting and colours, A.J.O are a must visit for those working or living in the city. Book an appointment and be privy to their fabulous talent – you won’t be disappointed! And here’s a little incentive: first timers to A.J.O will receive 30 percent off services, now that is bang for your buck! Duck in on your lunch break for a keratin smoothing treatment, or colour refreshing service, complete with head massage and blow dry.

 

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Article by Astrid Taemets

When she’s not in the office or chasing a busy toddler, you’ll find Astrid long lunching (meet you at Hellenika?) or perched on a beach somewhere along the coast. Her guilty pleasures include drinking red wine on her deck while trawling the internet for her dream piece of land, and artworks to fill her home with.

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