The Gold Coast’s Best Hairdressers

The Gold Coast’s Best Hairdressers

Swoon-worthy salons

By Jess Cuskelly | 1st September 2020

If you’re looking for gorgeous hair, à la blonde babe Blake Lively or bobbed Kaia Gerber, look no further! We’ve taken care of the research and rounded up 2020’s Best Gold Coast hairdressers, so that you can take care of your tresses. These salons are sure to have your strands in tip-top condition in no time – simply take your pick and thank us later.

Aria Hair | Southport

Aria is more than hair. Inspired by the beauty of the arias within opera, this Southport salon believes that just as a joyful life cannot be copied from a recipe, so too can a client’s signature style. Their belief is that each client is free to create a style that expresses themselves in a way that brings an abundance of joy and gratitude. Led by their values, co-owners Joshua Struthers and Matthew Kyte’s vision for Aria is simply to help clients live rich, fulfilling, and meaningful lives. To achieve this, as well as beautiful hair solutions, they also offer positive life coaching services! The environment is also front of mind as they partner with Davines – a leader in beauty sustainability. Say hello to a whole new world of hair by booking in at Aria today!

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Edwards and Co | Surfers Paradise

Say goodbye to box dye and all of the stress that goes with it (we’re looking at you, frazzled hair and bleached strands), because there’s a new colourist on the block! Bursting onto the hair scene in 2013 and now with numerous salons throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, Edwards and Co might not be all that new, but it is Australian renowned as a leader in hair colouring. With a passionate team of hair experts on hand, it’s no surprise that Edwards and Co took home the Best Salon Business Award at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2017 and Best Salon Design at the Australian Hair Industry Awards 2017 and now have a long list of Australian A-listers as clientele. Fair-headed gals and guys are in luck: the GC team specialise in blonde colouring!


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Epic Hair Designs | Hope Island

Cool, calm and collected – that’s what’s in store for clients of this Epic Hair salon. Fitted out with crystal lighting, the salon is a breath of fresh air for Hope Island, and as the only local talent in the hood who specialise in all aspects of colour, this salon is a GC’s girls go-to, no question! Whether you’re hoping to achieve your dream blonde hue, or lusting for length, Kelly and Cassie – the girls running the joint – are here to make your wishes come true. The luxury salon group, who have sixteen locations across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, are renowned for their expertise and skill, and are open to all requests, big or small! Ready to take your hair to the next step? You know where to start.


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The Front Yard | Miami

Creativity meets convenience at Miami’s sweetest hair hotspot. Housed in a converted weather-board cottage, The Front Yard accommodates a hair salon, art gallery, coffee shop and nail bar, making it your one-stop shop for all things beauty and leisure. Exuding a home-away-from-home comfort, this boho boutique has been servicing Gold Coast’s manes since 2014, and is sure to make the cut for your next hair appointment. Grab your girlfriends and block out a few hours for a pampering experience that is sure to leave you frizz and fuss free!


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Gilston Four | Broadbeach Waters

If you’re looking for somewhere that really gets you and your hair, we’ve found your dream salon. The tress experts at Gilston Four “teach people how to love their hair” by creating luxurious experiences that cater to the individual needs and desire of their clients. But what really sets this boutique apart from other hairdressers is their intimate studio space, which houses only four chairs. This ensures clients receive excellent one-on-one service at all times, without the noise and fuss of larger salons. Specialised services and relaxed vibes? Yes please!


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Hair Journey | Palm Beach

If you believe that life isn’t about the destination but rather the journey, then you’re bound to love this Palm Beach salon. Trained in London with over 15 years of hairdressing experience, owner Katy Fox uses her expertise to create unique and joyful experiences for her clientele. Hair Journey specialises in creating hair you love – whether that be with a colour cut or keratin their main focus is happy, healthy hair. The salon is also pet-friendly, with clients encouraged to bring their furry friends along to hair appointments! Oh, and did we mention Katy’s intuitive scalp massages? Infused with reiki, they transport you into a state of universal bliss for a truly soulful hair, mind and body experience.


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Harris & Co | Burleigh Heads

Headed by husband and wife duo, Jimi and Tiffany, this warehouse turned hair salon is brimming with hair creatives just waiting to bring your locks to life. Nestled in Burleigh Heads, Harris & Co is perfect for those seeking a respite from the hustle and bustle of big shopping centre salons. Enjoy personalised pampering (complete with a cheeky glass of wine or two!) from Harris & Co’s team of hair experts, who total more than 30 years of industry experience.


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Oscar Oscar | Various Locations

There’s a reason that Oscar Oscar are industry award-winners: these rave-worthy salons are brimming with passionate professionals who are constantly changing up the hair game. Embracing innovative techniques and only the best products, Oscar Oscar Salons pride themselves on excellent treatments, precision styling and stunning colouring. Boasting over 30 years of industry experience and 14 locations across Australia, you’ll be in good hands when you book your next appointment at Oscar Oscar.


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Paul and Paul Salon | Southport

If down-to-earth stylists and hassle-free services are your thing, make this multi-award-winning salon your new regular. Priding themselves on their long-lasting client relationships, the experts at Paul and Paul know that the secret to excellent hairdressing comes down to open communication, honesty and authenticity. Fashion forward colour and styling work certainly doesn’t hurt either! With over 10 years of experience as one of the Gold Coast’s hottest hair spots, the salon has a range of accolades to its name, including Best Gold Coast Hairdresser Excellence Awards for 2017, 2018 and 2019. Operating out of a provincial-inspired and spacious studio in Southport, clients can sit pretty while their stylist helps them to achieve their #hairgoals.


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Stable Space | Miami

Despite their clean-cut design and minimalist interiors, this GC hair hub is sure to pack a punch. Operating out of an understated studio in laid-back Miami, Stable Space provides just that – a place where clients can truly relax, knowing their hair is in highly-skilled hands. Combining years of experience with close attention to detail, the staff at Stable Space are experts in creating specialised services and tranquil experiences for their clientele. Don’t believe us? Make an appointment and feel the down-to-earth magic yourself.


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Studio 23 | Biggera Waters

No one knows your hair quite like you do, but the staff at Studio 23 might just come in at a close second! This boutique hair salon is all about creating personalised hair journeys for their clients, with bespoke treatments, styling and colouring to suit each and every head of hair that comes through their door. By working closely with you to understand your #hairgoals, the expert team of stylists and colourists at Studio 23 can help to take your tresses from flat to fierce.


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Trendz Hair | Various Locations

A multi-award-winning salon, Trendz is no stranger to the GC hair fanatics and locals. With luxurious salon designs, be left feeling as if you’re on holiday as your hair is treated with the utmost care. Indeed, with world class highly trained staff, you are able to sit back, relax and enjoy every part of your hair journey. Specialising in blondes and weft extensions, the team are also renowned for their famous balayage and colour corrections, so say goodbye to bad dye jobs! With a huge following, they create more than just pretty hair and aim to deliver the most impressive hairdressing experience in Australia with every service. Just note that they usually have limited availability, so be sure to book in advance – we wouldn’t want you to miss out!


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Article by Jess Cuskelly

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style


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