Your Dream Hair Awaits: Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers Revealed For 2020

Your Dream Hair Awaits: Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers Revealed For 2020

Cut to it, it’s 2020 after all.

By Georgie Murray & Dinushka Gunasekara | 18th February 2020

The anticipated wait is over! Welcome to our 2020 edit of Brisbane’s Best Hairdressers. With a new year, comes new waves (literally) and it shows some of the brightest hair talents call Brisbane home. If you’re after great hair, you’ll find it here without a doubt and with 20/20 vision. Your hair dreams await below – just choose your haunt.

Bohemia Hair Lounge | Brookwater

Superstar treatment is a given when you join the Bohemia Hair Lounge family. Led by award-winning sister duo, Terri Willoughby and Jamie King, more than 40 years of collective experience in the industry will transform your hair through unique and cutting-edge techniques. From positions with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the Gen Y Hair Expo Gala and Melbourne Fashion Week, they bring incredible knowledge and technique to the salon, unparalleled to anywhere else in Brisbane. Once they’ve worked their magic on your hair to bring out your special spark, they will take extra time to teach you how to style your new locks like a professional, so you can exude that fabulous hair feeling every day.

 

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Cambridge Hair Collective | Manly

Get the royal treatment in a modern salon renowned for colours and cuts worthy of runways. Led by the extraordinary Marianne Smith and with accolades that includes New York Fashion Week, the customer experience is at the forefront of their amazing service. The highly skilled and creative team are always on top of the latest tools and techniques, and it shows in their craft. The shelves of this completely sustainable salon are stocked with premium haircare brands like Mr Smith, Kevin.Murphy, Keune, Olaplex and GHD, plus their socials are always worth keeping an eye on because they are continually offering fabulous packages and the best giveaways.

 

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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights

Not only can you receive the ultimate hair experience from expert stylists at this top salon, but the whole family can too! Cameo Rose Hair Boutique offers a personalised service to ladies, gents and the kids so you can all reap the benefits of highly trained staff who are completely dedicated to your satisfaction. The spectacular team can help you rock all the latest trends while taking into consideration your personal needs and lifestyle to create what’s best for you. Home to Paul Mitchell Professional Colourists and always bringing back the new skills they learn from world class trainers, pampering awaits in this beautiful, rustic salon. Don’t forget to try the coffee while you’re there – it’s as brilliant as the service!

 

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Chroma Hair Studio | Highgate Hill

Meaning ‘colour’ in Greek, Chroma Hair Studio is named after what they do best, colouring hair. With strategy, maintenance and expertise at the core of every visit, each stylist is consistently educated in the latest looks and techniques to ensure they’re at the forefront of the industry. The award-winning team is led by Kim Astro who trains all across the country while playing an integral part in the L’Oréal/Matrix Australian Design Team. The salon provides a refreshing and personable experience and have done so since 2009. Whether it be a new style, routine maintenance or colour change-up, you’ll be in the safest of hands at Chroma and experience new wave of hair care, service and quality. Plus, you can book online and preview their work for a bit of extra inspiration!

 

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The Cleo Collective | Moorooka

The Cleo Collective knows you already rock bucketloads of natural beauty – they just want to enhance what you already have! Their team of precision-trained and award-winning hair stylists will help you feel beautiful, confident and satisfied as you indulge in a moment of ‘me time’ in the serene, L’Oreal Professional salon. Specialising in all things colour, blonde and balayage, The Cleo Collective can do it all, whether you’re after a delicate trim or a delightful transformation. Their pricing is completely transparent, so you’ll never need to worry about an extra figure at the register but instead you can focus on how excited you are to leave the salon and show the world your gorgeous, new hair.

 

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Cobelle Creative | Toowong

Cobelle Creative represents a unified and talented team of stylists with immense talent and diversity, injecting their flair into the Brisbane industry. Leading the team is one of Australia’s most notable hair colourists, Kristie Kesic who instils passion, creativity and service into her team starting with their own unique talents and industry education. Alongside Kristie, stylist, Elle Schoemaker has added to the salons repertoire of accolades taking out the 2019 Hair Expo Queensland Hairdresser of the Year and Australian Stylist of the Year. Known for balayage and blonde transformations, Cobelle is at the forefront of industry led techniques and products, housing the likes of Wella, Sebastian styling, Fab Pro, Eleven Miracle and GHD. For a truly refreshing and unique take on hair, Cobelle Creative has you sorted.

 

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Coco & Pastel | Coorparoo

Feel welcomed, pampered and understood with the team who is dedicated to spoiling you with a luxurious salon experience and giving you gorgeous hair to boot. Home of the perfect blonde blend, the team behind Coco & Pastel are highly skilled hairdressers who will go to great lengths to ensure you love your locks. For flawless styling, owner and Creative Director Carley, is your go-to and will use her 16 years of experience to leave you looking and feeling your absolute best. Alongside Carley, her team encapsulates precision like no other and creative flare, with eyes all on detail. Using only cruelty free, vegan and Australian owned products like Eleven Australia, Kevin.Murphy and CPR, your hair will receive the best treatment from start to finish and beyond.      

 

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Creating Waves Studio | Manly West

Creating Waves Studio strives to be your one stop shop to make all hair dreams come true. With a relaxed atmosphere and a chilled-out vibe in a coastal designed layout, they guarantee you will walk out with the most desired beauty trends. During your salon experience, you’ll enjoy undivided attention and will be their only priority. In short, this means one set of hands your entire appointment. Well known for low maintenance balayage and blondes, in a thorough consultation with one of their hairgicians, you’ll receive a hair plan that takes into account your desired look, lifestyle, hairs integrity and your budget. This tight, little hair family will go above and beyond to not only make it a hair appointment, but you’ll want to come and visit as part of the family.

 

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David Murry Salon | South Brisbane

Immerse yourself into a welcoming environment where your overall wellness journey begins. David Murry may be the name above the door, but it’s the dynamics between duo Emma Dyne and Erin McConnell that ensure the girl power flag is flying at full mast. With these two 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. Explore their Instagram to see their creative hair for yourself.

 

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Elizabeth JJ’s On The Avenue | Ashgrove

With a stellar reputation for their boutique styling and personalised customer care, Elizabeth JJ’s in Ashgrove is all about caring for you, and your hair. Renowned for colouring and corrections, lately it’s their curls that speak volumes. Specialising in next-generation perms and waves, curls are tamed with the gentlest touch. Whether it’s colour, care or styling, the health of your hair and the environment are in the best of hands. Using natural and certified organic ingredients, their products are vegan-friendly, ammonia-free, PETA accredited and brilliant for sensitive scalps. Although only two years in their Ashgrove location, Elizabeth JJ’s has made a name for themselves for all the right reasons, having been awarded Gold Accreditation for their work by the Australian Hairdressing Council, and Green Select Accreditation for their sustainable practices. And now, it’s time for the team to look after you.

 

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Elysium Hair | Brisbane City

You’ll find your future forever hairdresser at Elysium who will go to great lengths to give you a cut and colour you absolutely adore. As the reigning champions of the Australian Hair Industry Awards’ Salon Team of the Year, this flag ship salon for sustainability is known for their beautiful customised work through a combination of bespoke cuts and colours.  The hardest part of a chop is imagining how it will look on you, but Elysium makes it easy with a colour cape and digital mirror that allows you to see how you’d look with different colours and with celebrity hair styles, taking the risk out of a new do! All specialties are covered in their passionate team, so all you have to do is book to let the blissful pampering begin.

 

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Epic Hair Designs | Various Locations

An epic experience is guaranteed when you join the loyal following at Brisbane’s fastest growing salon, which has a reputation of creating exceptional hair looks at affordable prices. Balayage, blonde and colour correction are their forte, and their luxury service involves a complimentary hair diagnosis for every guest to ensure your beautiful hair lasts in between visits by prescribing routines at home. Using only the best products like Goldwell, Olaplex and Kerastase, they’re committed to finding the best talent in the industry and invest generously so they have every opportunity to achieve their full potential. Which in turn, means your best hair yet. Unwind with drinks and nibbles from their complimentary menu and let the team of master colourists and stylists work their magic on you!

 

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Fluid The Color Salon | Camp Hill

There isn’t a colour this salon can’t do, and when paired with their expert cutting and superb styling, you know you’re onto a winner. From the moment you’re welcomed into the chic interior, you’ll be met by a team of the best style and colour professionals who will empower you with full transparency and the confidence you deserve. Whether you’re after balayage, blondes, reds, coppers, brunettes or something truly bespoke, they will evolve your style through trust and experience. Using only sustainable and non-toxic practises and products, Fluid The Color Salon knows gorgeous, glossy hair is always healthy and nourished, so their unique techniques ensure the condition of your hair is a priority during every stage of your glam journey.

 

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Fruition Style Ambition | Wilston

The best hairdressers in Brisbane is a bold claim, but Fruition pulls through. Director Craig Smith is the 2019 AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year and is renowned for providing world class hairdressing in our city for 21 years. The Fruition experience is a luxurious one. From the moment you enter the salon’s slick interior, fifteen styling stations and four-seater basin area, you’re under the spell of 18 award-winning stylists. This 2018 AHFA Artistic Team of the Year is eclectic and united by their love of hair design, impeccable skills and great taste. Lauded for their excellence in colour work, and home to a 2018 AHFA Creative Colourist of the Year Finalist, Fruition are your go-to, creating more impeccable balayages, cuts crafted with precision and style statements than they can count.

 

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Ginger & Spice Hair.Body.Fashion | Wooloowin

Meet Melinda Smith. For 28 years, she’s been dishing out gorgeous cuts, beautiful styles and spectacular colours, and now she’s doing it all from Brisbane’s luxury blonde destination alongside her team of colour specialists. With a range of bespoke packages on offer, you can achieve your dream balayage, bob or blend - their absolute forte, just have a look at their Instagram and raving reviews to see for yourself! Ginger & Spice even offers payment plans so your budget won’t see any split ends. When you sit in their hairdressing chair, you’re in for an absolute experience where you know you’ll be leaving feeling refreshed and, most importantly, with your best hair yet. All prices are completely upfront with no hidden costs because it’s only all things nice here!

 

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Hair By The Collective | East Brisbane

Real and beautiful hair that celebrates individuality and diversity starts at Hair By The Collective. They know that leaving a salon with a ‘fresh off the runway’ hairstyle is no good if it doesn’t suit your features or can’t be recreated at home. Instead, through a comprehensive consultation, they’ll give you your desired look and encourage the right changes without compromising on comfort level. Hair By The Collective will bring necessary attention to detail and bespoke designs in order to discover your unique look while using the earth-loving, Italian product line, Davines, to keep your tresses salon-fresh for time to come. Known for their precision cuts, multi-dimensional blondes/balayage and captivating colours, every session is accompanied with a complimentary aromatherapy head and neck massage, which is worth the appointment alone.

 

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Hairytales Hair Salon | Wavell Heights

The destination for great hair, luxe locks and industry-led creativity can be found here – Wavell Heights’ Hairytales Hair Salon. Created for those who appreciate quality and expertise, all you have to do is sit back in their comfortable massage chairs to enjoy a hair experience like no other. Led by owner and Director, Chelsie, the salon has become a haunt for edgy trends and bespoke cuts. A lazy scroll through their Instagram will invoke the most gorgeous lived-in blondes, bangin’ brunettes and luminous locks in Hairytales’ signature, textured waves. The team of boss babes will pamper you to perfection and first timers even receive 20% off. Just don’t forget to say hi to our favourite stylist, Lara the pug!

 

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Hannah Kate Hair | Hendra

A one-woman team who strives to provide all clients with the ultimate hair experience, Hannah Kate is your go-to gal for a hair transformation that will bring out your confident and radiant self. Having only opened in October 2019, you’ll want to quickly secure a spot on her clientele list for a level of customer service that exceeds all expectations. Relax in the recliner basins and sip a glass of wine while Hannah uses only cruelty free brands with high performing ingredients to make your hair goals a reality. Specialising in colour corrections, achieve anything from a blended blonde, rich brunette, popping purple and everything in between! Whichever you choose, Hannah will also offer insider tips to improve and maintain your beautiful locks for time to come.

 

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Helmet Hair Co | Nundah

The second home to Fruition Hair’s Craig Smith, 2019 AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year, think of Helmet as its younger, cooler sibling. Located in the eclectic suburb of Nundah, it’s not your typical Brisbane salon. The vibe is a little more out there, a little more casual, a little more fun and a lot more rock n' roll. The salon is inspired by motorcycle chic and industrial glamour, but most of all, it’s a place where the team create tailored and individual looks to truly suit you, whether it's edgy street style or stunning editorial showstoppers. Their simple pricing structure promises no nasty add-ons, but don’t let that pared back approach fool you. This welcoming hub of creativity has a full service menu and offers some of the most skilled cuts, colours and styles in Brisbane.

 

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House of Zion | Milton

Be a part of Brisbane’s secret hair society for the look you’ve always wanted. House of Zion was built from the creative mastermind, Trevor Masoe, whose attention to detail and impeccable style are highly sought after by Brisbane’s fashionable elite, brides and editorial pages alike. If you can catch him between fashion work, you’ll be rewarded with hair that is truly stunning. From within Park Road’s European inspired Savoir Faire courtyard, he and his team of professionally trained stylists will provide you with excellent stylecuts, blondes, balayage, braiding, hair extensions or event styling. Relax into beauty and feel at home as they give you a hair transformation you won’t be able to get enough of.

 

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Indigo Cut And Colour | Camp Hill

Indulge in complimentary prosecco and pretzels while the fabulous team at Indigo Cut And Colour help you achieve you hair goals, all day, every day. Committed to making your hair dreams a reality, no matter what team member looks after you, you can be confident you’re in the best of hands. Sit back and settle into the boutique experience as they work closely with you to understand your inspiration and daily routine to create only the chicest style with the easiest maintenance. They specialise in all types of colours so whether you’re after a bomb balayage, babylights or brunette, you’ll be completely comfortable from the moment you step into the salon because they will create the look you’ve been dreaming of. Plus, open late on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, your new hair awaits.

 

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Infinity Hair | Albion

Truly unwind in confidence while your hair is taken care of at Infinity Hair. The friendly and inviting salon is a model of consistency, priding themselves on high quality stylists and their commitment to constant education and development, so you can bet your bob you’re in safe hands! Infinity is known for creating healthy, personalised blondes and balayages, style cuts and blow-dry’s that last.

 

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Ink For Hair | Newmarket

If being coloured pretty by the winner of L’Oréal’s World Colour Trophy 2019 sounds like your kind of hairdressing experience, then head to this full service and award-winning hair salon where balayage and colour correction is their specialty. Their commitment to excellence is obvious in the stunning looks they produce and the equally committed following they have who are always coming back for more. Ink For Hair will incorporate your lifestyle, face shape and skin tone to construct the best possible hairstyle for your image, whether that’s a sleek and chic bob, or volume-packed waves. Drastic changes have never been in safer hands, so if you’ve been looking for a sign to rock the colour you’ve always wanted to, here it is and it’s written in ink.

 

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Kelly Elle Salon | Greenslopes

Turn up the hair care factor at this fully sustainable salon that wants to welcome you to the family. ‘Hair technician’ takes on a new meaning here, as they have their blonde, balayage and colour corrections down to a science. They’ll consider your desired shade porosity, texture, elasticity and underlying pigments, as well as performing a detailed hair and scalp analysis to ensure you receive maximum results. All of their highly experienced stylists are part of the Paul Mitchell Creative Team and their new online shop means products, hair tools and gift cards can be delivered directly to your door. Join them in 2020 for “The Year Of Giving”, where they have picked four charities you can help them support over the next 12 months.

 

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The Lounge and Co | Ormiston & Newstead

Whether it’s a routine visit or a complete hair overhaul, a moment of relaxation is guaranteed when you enter the beautiful doors of The Lounge and Co. A salon where people love to work and clients love to be, some of South East Queensland’s most passionate and talented stylists are under their roof. The Lounge and Co. understands that when you sit in their chair, you are putting all your faith in their ability, but you can be rest assured they will help you create a style that is truly yours. Most known for their colour work, hair extensions and luxury experience, you’ll find the industries evolving trends waiting for you to try. They will always put the health and integrity of your hair first, and if you want the whole beauty works, they are home to makeup artists and tan specialists too!

 

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Lujo Hair and Makeup | Teneriffe

Known for their colour specialties, Lujo graces the streets of Teneriffe and has made a name for themselves Brisbane-wide. At the helm of Lujo is owner Ashleigh who has paved the way for her talented team to hone in on their skills and encourages consistent education so client hair is always on trend. Particularly known for their balayage and blonde work, the perfect melt awaits at Lujo. For inspiration, one scroll through their Instagram will ooze of Lujo’s signature style – precision cuts, blended colours and voluminous waves for days. Be ready to love your hair all day everyday with a bespoke colour and exceptional style cut and become your own hair-spiration. Maybe it’s time for long, lived-in layers with a bright blonde pop?

 

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Ms Francis Hair | Morningside

You’ll feel like an old friend who happens to have the most gorgeous locks when you leave the dream team at Ms Francis Hair. Highly trained in all facets, every member of the team holds a wide range of accolades including national Barbering and Ladies Cutting educator (Roddy), salon trainer and owner for 13 years (Victoria), frequent face in magazines (Bre), one of 24 in Australia to complete the Wella Master Colour Accreditation (Riley) and the youngest person ever to be work on New York Fashion Week (Demi). Plus, gone are the days when colouring your hair met sitting in a cape and foils while twiddling your thumbs, because Ms Francis will do all your work at the colour table so you can also get some work done too. With late open hours and early starts, Ms Francis hair is here for you!

 

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Olive Eco Hair | Tarragindi

Tranquillity and mindfulness meets gorgeous hair in this dreamy vegan salon, disguised as a peaceful retreat. Overlooking a quaint garden, enjoy home-made bliss balls served with organic coffees, herbal teas and rainbow superfood lattes as talented hair artisans transform your hair without impacting the planet. Natural in nature, this team embraces cutting and styling naturally curly hair as well as creating seamless balayage colours and natural lived-in blondes. Their precision in style cuts is unparalleled while their creativity takes over. They are also part of Sustainable Salons Australia’s incredible, resource recovery program and use one of the world’s cleanest colouring systems that’s 95% naturally derived and 60% certified organic. Choosing an eco-friendly approach has never looked more stunning or felt as great!

 

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Orb Hair | New Farm

With technical training on precision cuts the foundation of each stylist, it’s their colour transformations and emphasis on personalised experiences that has garnered such a notable reputation. At Orb, the salon has been designed to cater for the needs of all guests with a dedicated colouring area (complete with charging stations!), large worktable and spa facilities so guests can maximise their day while their hair is completely taken care of. The Orb team takes each component into consideration with a full style consultation covering a guests lifestyles, hair condition, overall plan and aftercare. For a truly professional experience where great hair shines alongside the genuine enthusiasm and passion of the staff lead by Deborah Paton, Orb Hair is unparalleled.

 

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Oscar Oscar Salons | Various Locations

As leaders in the industry for over 30 years and with 14 locations across Australia, it’s no wonder Oscar Oscar has made the cut. Their opulent salons create an absolute experience where your hair is cared for in the best of hands. Whether it be a routine trim or complete transformation, Oscar Oscar ensures the style and colour is achieved using the best products and industry-leading techniques. Collaborate with the awarded stylists to workshop a new look with your hair quality and lifestyle taken into consideration. A go-to for many Stylers, Oscar Oscar Salons have created a reputation as one of Australia’s dominant forces in the hair industry for all the right reasons under the creative leadership of rogue charmer, Oscar Cullinan. Try Oscar Oscar Salons for yourself, you won’t be disappointed. 

 

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Paris Texas Hairdressing | Milton

Blessing Brisbane hair since ’96, Paris Texas Hairdressing steps up to all areas of the hair game but, specifically, if it’s extensions you’re reaching for, they will go the extra length. Best known for their high quality, single donor, virgin hair extensions, Paris Texas Hairdressing prides themselves on sourcing the absolute best hair from ethical suppliers and applying it with 22 years of expert extension experience. The team of dedicated and passionate career hairdressers boast only 5-star ratings from a cosy, boutique salon with a high care factor. Forget high turnover shopping centre salons; you’ll be swept away in their relaxed energy as you receive a customised style that not only looks and feels brilliant, but will work seamlessly with your lifestyle.

 

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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 cutting and colouring, renowned in Brisbane. When they’re away collecting awards and providing their much sought after 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!

 

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Rokstar | West End

If you want to rock award-winning, beautiful hair, then Rokstar is the salon for you. The legendary team is led by Brodie Lee who is one of Australia’s most sought after hairstylists whose professional hands have been responsible for the Logies hair on Australian star Olympia Valance, and regularly takes care of the likes of Ellie Gonsalves and Erin Scott. Rokstar colourists are finalists in the Australian L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2020 and the salon itself is adorned with many accolades. Always on top of the trends with Brodie touring internationally, she brings back the latest and greatest looks and techniques to share with her team. Rokstar is known for beautiful cutting, styling and colouring and is especially visited by those who are seeking the perfect blonde. Their newly renovated salon is inspired by European minimalism to create an exclusive, luxurious and homely space that feels like the most incredible salon experience from the instant you walk in their door.

 

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Rixon Hair | Brisbane City

For 20 years, Rixon Hair has been delivering the highest level of craftsmanship from a heritage building and reaping many awards along the way. When you join their creative community, you’re saying yes to an insanely talented team of precision cutting, colouring and styling specialists, a price point to suit every budget and the best haircare brands around. With a strong belief in constant change and evolving education, Rixon Hair has nailed itself a position at the forefront of the industry and has elevated Brisbane hairdressing standards. They’re so good at making things look spectacular that even their salon has scored the title of Best Salon Design in the Australian Hair Expo Awards!

 

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Sabe Hair | McDowall

17 years of hard work, dedication and love of the industry has built the reputable foundation that is Sabe Hair. Known for their balayage melts and execution of their clients visions (plus the blissful head massages!), the warm and friendly team at this sustainable salon are constantly educating themselves to remain ahead of the trends. Be welcomed into the strong culture cultivated by their bi-annual Ignite days, where they work through both professional and personal goals, plan their year ahead and connect deeply as a team. Every member of the team has a say in how Sabe Hair does things, and with this sense of ownership in each pair of expert hands, you’ll receive an outstanding hair experience worthy of a boss.

 

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SalonXPapas | Newstead

Dmitri Papas’ latest venture, SalonXPapas is Brisbane’s ultimate hairdressing powerhouse. Admired and renowned in the industry for his expertise as a master cutter and business director, Dmitri now brings his unique vision and aesthetic to Newstead. Leaving no stone unturned in his quest for excellence, every component has been carefully curated to create a world-class destination. From the unique architect-designed space, to the best hair products, the salon even features a specially curated playlist. The cornerstone of the brand is the team of highly-skilled artisans who are specialists in their field. “For me, the most exciting thing about SalonXPapas is the team of hairdressers and guest services professionals I've bought together. Many of us have worked together in various capacities over the years, and we all share a vision of taking hairdressing to the next level,’’ says Dmitri.

 

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Samantha Jones Hair Co. | North Lakes

This Manhattan-inspired salon knows that your hair is the crown you never take off, so they treat it like the treasure that it is. Nothing is too much trouble when it comes to their guests but instead the tight-knit team work together to create masterpieces. You’ll be greeted with a friendly smile and offered tea, coffee or a cheeky Cosmo’ for a taste of the New York vibes. Blonde specialists and balayage masters, the experts at Samantha Jones Hair are not afraid to say ‘no’ if what you want is unrealistic or damaging because healthy hair is gorgeous hair and they’ll make sure your hair is the best. After all, great hair is a journey and the team are along the ride with you.

 

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Sol Hair | Paddington

Down to earth hair starts at the salon that serves as an escape for both the body and mind while giving the planet a whole lot of love, too. Let the hanging plants, lemongrass scents and soothing curated playlists melt your worries away (and that’s before they even begin beautifying your hair). Founder of Sol Hair and award-winning hairdresser Kristie Sibson prides herself on being able to deliver the exact cut, colour and style you’ve been dreaming of. With a strong focus on sustainability, recycling, minimal water usage, ethical practices and the use of organic products as well as a partnership with Sustainable Salons, you can leave Sol Hair with a squeaky clean conscious and gorgeous locks to match.

 

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Tigerlamb | Various Locations

There’s no doubt you’ve seen Tigerlamb’s signature balayage and classic colour work around town – at four locations to reach all of Brisbane’s tiny tendrils. The team at Tigerlamb (headed by Tiger boss, Helen) brings together the best stylists of the business under one roof. Scattered throughout Brisbane in King Street, Portside, Coorparoo and New Farm, each salon is a dream to step inside and sit back for an enviable cut that’s both stylish and fresh. Aside from the cuts, colours and treatments you’d expect, Tigerlamb has topped the Australian Hair Industry Awards in their entered categories since 2016. It’s no surprise clientele feel like the most pampered people in Brisbane!

 

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Toni & Guy Hairdressing | Bulimba

School is actually cool at this boutique salon because every single one of their staff are equipped with the highest skills through the best education and are continually learning the latest techniques to stay on top of hair trends, within the global powerhouse that is Toni & Guy. With colourists receiving Wella’s highest accolades and stylists training in intensive cutting courses, their full range of services are all top notch. However, there’s no need for you to stay up studying; you’ll be enjoying wine and barista quality coffee during a basin experience that feels like a day at the spa before receiving stellar cutting, styling, event hair, colouring, extensions or straightening. Plus, with a makeup artist working full time in the salon, you can leave with a complete glamorous look.

 

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Tribe Hair | Woolloongabba

Tribe in name, they’ve built a collection of loyal followers due to their exceptional hair expertise. Amongst lush plants and a relaxed atmosphere, the team will work with you to create a customised colour and style that not only suits you but suits your lifestyle too. Using the finest products with Wella and Olaplex and apt in all colours, they specialise in lived-in blondes to give each guest a hue that looks equally fresh when they leave the character salon as it does six weeks later. Whether you’re after a cut, style or colour, you will be in the absolute best of hands when you join the tribe.

 

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Urban Chic | Ashgrove

Join the devoted clientele who continue to go to this boutique salon as it delivers exceptional hairdressing techniques time and time again. You’ll be treated like royalty by the very talented team who are highly trained in the art of making your hair dreams come true. Not only does Urban Chic create stunning colour work, but they will also give you a sensational cut for the best version of you. Salon Owner and Director, Amy, won silver in this year’s Wella Trend Vision competition meaning you’ll be getting your locks done by one of the very best in the country! With their wealth of knowledge and creative vision on the latest trends combined with mastered techniques and luxe products, all it takes is one visit to Urban Chic to understand why they’ve built one of the most loyal followings in Brisbane.

Bach Hair | Paddington & Chelmer

For hair that stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons, Bach Hair is the salon to call. Creativity will invigorate every strand when their award-winning team works their luxe hands through your hair to draw out your unique look. For over 30 years, owners Peter and Lee have taken pride in the diversity of their clientele and will channel your individual style into a gorgeous ‘do. From sleek blends, pink pixie cuts and the lushest of curls, this sustainable salon will use their wisdom and experience to tackle even the most adventurous inspiration to create hair that inspires itself. Once you’ve experienced their brilliant service, refer a friend to receive a $50 voucher!

 

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Bambi And Bear | Red Hill

If you’re after a boutique salon experience look no further than Red Hill’s hair escape, Bambi And Bear. With a soft spot for balayage and live-in blondes, the teams hair-xspertise is consistently developing. Offering a homely experience with familiarity and warmth, the salon is said to be a great place to unwind, whether it be with a glass of wine in-hand on a day off or cuppa to sip on while establishing a connection with your stylist to create and deliver your best hair yet. The team also specialise in customised colouring, extensions and styling – yep, Bambi And Bear can do it all! They thrive on ensuring their loyal clients leave feeling happy each and every time without fail. Check-out their Instagram for the ultimate colour inspo!

 

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Black Avenue Hairdressing | Clayfield 

For nothing less than a completely personalised and luxury service, you need to head down the Black Avenue. Specialising in all things blonde, the amazing team at BLKAVE know that people who rock the bombshell look want a stylist who will truly care for their locks and health of their hair. That’s why their exceptional stylists are always educating themselves to remain ahead of the blonde game. Paired with using only the world’s leading haircare brands that are cruelty free, ammonia free and vegan, such as Kevin.Murphy, Eleven Australia, Blondpro and Redken Shades EQ, their already stunning work is elevated to a whole other level. From soft pixie cuts to full head foil transformations, you’ll want to hit the street immediately to show off your stellar look.

 

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Brady. Hair and Beauty | Paddington

Let your creativity, personality and beauty shine through bigger, fuller and healthier hair thanks to this luxury salon. Steph established Brady.Hair and Beauty 16 years ago and it’s been flourishing ever since and all for good reasons! Known for her exceptional service and outstanding colouring and styling, Steph is consistently honing her skills to stay ahead of hair trends and fashion-forward styling. The pampering doesn’t stop at your ends though because the salon also houses brilliant beauty services for the ultimate one-stop shop on your way to complete rejuvenation. So, while your hair is being looked after, treat and tame your brows, too. Check-out Brady.Hair and Beauty online to find out more on how you can score yourself a sneaky discount if you’re a new client or, if you recommend a friend!

 

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Or, head north to the Sunshine Coast

The VIP Collective | Sunshine Coast

Ready for a VIP experience? It’s in their name so look no further than The VIP Collective on the Sunshine Coast. Sit back and let your hair be taken care of while the team take care of you. The best way to do that? While sipping on a freshly brewed coffee or glass of bubbles! As leading colour specialists the team have an array of personalised colour techniques to ensure the very best of hair on the Sunshine Coast. If you’re after a beautiful blonde transformation, explore their specialist blonde service treatment menu where your perfect hue will be created to compliment your face shape, complexion and lifestyle.

 

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