Get Sunkissed Locks With The Gold Coast’s Best Hairdressers

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By Style Beauty Journos | 10th May 2024

The beachy waves and sun-kissed locks of those eating acai bowls at Burleigh Heads and perpetually holding surfboards under their arms on the Gold Coast didn’t come out of thin air – there’s a master hairdresser behind every one! 

Whether you’re kicking it in Cooly or Southport is your hub, we’ve scoured the shores and found the best Gold Coast hairdressers ready to give you your freshest new ‘do.

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Ebbe The Salon


Step into this gorgeous, Broadbeach-based salon and you’ll instantly feel at ease. From a welcome herbal tea to an essential oil spritz upon arrival, every detail is meticulously crafted to ensure your comfort. Each appointment includes a thorough consultation with a skilled stylist, allowing for your hair needs and concerns to be understood before beginning your hair transformation. Whether you’re after a trim or a bold new look, the talented team are dedicated to providing a personalised service and gorgeous results, leaving every client feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and refreshed.

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Maverick Hair & Art


Maverick Hair and Art, located just a stone’s throw from the beautiful beaches of Coolangatta, offers a premium salon experience blending hair, culture, and art. Specialising in colour, styling, and cutting, their expert stylists are committed to bringing your unique vision to life. Whether you’re booking in for a trim or want to reinvent your whole look, Maverick Hair and Art provides personalised consultations to ensure the perfect hairstyle and colour tailored to suit your face shape, skin tone, and lifestyle. With a passion for helping their clients achieve beautiful, healthy hair, Maverick Hair and Art is a must-visit amongst the beach babes of Coolie!

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Playa Salon


Tugun’s latest (and hottest) seaside salon, Playa Salon is soaked in sun-kissed vibes in its coastal location. A collaborative space for hair creatives, Playa specialise in lived-in textural colours, freehand painting, bespoke foiling techniques and effortless cuts, highlighting the client’s natural beauty. Step inside the light-filled space, its walls lined with vibrant greenery, and enjoy their unmatchable hospitality, made better with locally sourced organic teas, iced collagen matcha and vegan chocolates. Trust us, after a trip to Playa, you may as well have been on vacay (but leaving with a fresh, fabulous hair ‘do!)

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Epic Hair Designs

Hope Island

A high-end yet affordable hair salon? Say less! Epic Hair Designs, one of Queensland’s most renowned hairdressers, is constantly in pursuit of customer satisfaction and utmost quality. With salons spanning across the state, their home on the Gold Coast is at Hope Island where their modern fit out provides an accommodating experience for all clients. Whether you’re after a totally new look, or just in for a chop, the expert team of hairdressers are up for any challenge and work hard to empower every client with the finest ‘do. Community is at their core, evidenced by their involvement in charitable initiatives and sponsorship of local events. With an array of amenities including refreshments and WiFi, every visit to Epic Hair Designs is an indulgent experience.

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Milly The Space

Palm Beach

Looking for a hairdresser that’s more than just an appointment? Enter Milly The Space. Specialising in all things lived-in, on-trend, and future-proof, this fully sustainable salon is as good for the planet as it is for your hair. An oasis located in Palm Beach, Milly The Space’s hair specialists are knowledgeable and experienced, ensuring the best possible results for your hair with every visit. With a passion for delivering luxurious one-on-one services, the expert team will work closely with you to understand your goals and concerns, creating a personalised, intimate experience that makes you feel right at home.

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Huff Hair


They say blondes have more fun, and that’s true for those who visit this Mudgeeraba-based salon. Specialising in beautiful blonde locks and lived-in balayage, Huff Hair is a fully sustainable hair salon that offers vegan-certified products and premium tools. Boasting a dynamic team of experienced stylists, the goal of Huff Hair is simple: provide incredible results to every client – and boy do they deliver. Bringing eco-conscious beauty to the leafy suburbs of the GC, visit their gorgeous salon for stunning results and a guilt-free pampering experience.

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