Hair On Point: These Are BNE’s Best Northside Hairdressers

Northsiders, we got you!

By Style Beauty Journos | 3rd February 2022

There’s so much to love about the bustling northside suburbs of Brisbane: trendy cafes, cool bars, great family parks, and of course, the array of oh-so-beautiful hair salons. 

For those who live on the northside, finding a hairdresser has never been easier. Here are our top picks of the best hairdressers north of the river.

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Louise May Hair Extensions


Make 2022 your best hair year yet thanks to those who know how to bring the heat. At Louise May Hair Extensions, you’ll feel your best inside and out thanks to their talented team who’re passionate about creating gorgeously blended colour, enviable volume, and length. With this team on your side, the sky’s the limit! Located in Hamilton, this salon has a dedicated following of clients who love their results time and time again. One look at their Instagram and you’ll fall head over heels for their beautiful transformations. Your hair is a precious attribute – so don’t skimp on quality! Here, they use only The Finest Quality Hair extensions that blend seamlessly into your own, and create your magic mane.

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Hairytales Hair Salon

Wavell Heights

For Instagrammable hair that will look stunning on and off the feed, look no further than this slick Wavell Heights salon! Conveniently located near Chermside Shopping Centre, the multi award-winning work at Hairytales has made them a popular favourite across Brissy, from jaw-dropping blondes to perfectly blended balayage. Boasting crisp Mediterranean-inspired interiors and a team of highly talented stylists who will make your hair dreams a reality, customer service is at the core of the Hairytales’ crew. Kick back with teas, coffees, snacks, or a sneaky cocktail on Fridays, while they work their magic with an attention to detail like no other!

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Ink For Hair


As the go-to for a rejuvenating revamp, this award-winning hair oasis on Newmarket Road delivers beautiful looks day in and day out. Fitted out with Japanese basin chairs that are as comfortable as beds, you can indulge in the ultimate relaxation with your trust happily in the hands of Ink For Hair’s incredible experts. Specialising in colour corrections, precision cutting, and blondes, the well-trained and energetic stylists here incorporate your lifestyle, face shape, and skin tone to create the best possible colour and style for you. Ink For Hair is truly ahead of the rest – they even won the Loreal Colour Trophy International Award for Australia against 34 other countries!

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Hey Hair


As the descendant of the renowned Togninis, it comes as no surprise that Hey Hair makes the cut! They might be one of Brisbane’s newest hair haunts, but Hey Hair is already sweeping the awards scene, taking out nominations at Australia’s top hairdressing awards. With a passion for bringing out the best in your most natural accessory, the team here takes the time to understand you, ensuring your new ‘do reflects the real you! Blondes and balayage are their specialty, but the creative technicians love to get playful with new looks until you walk out with that extra ‘oomph’ in your step. Bonus points for the salon interiors: it’s a work of art itself!  

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Black Avenue Hairdressing


Cocktails and blow waves – is there anything better? May we suggest Black Avenue Hairdressing for this delightful combo and more? This northside salon has stepped it up when it comes to their service, style, and more importantly, their client fridge: think Mr Consistent cocktails, bubbles, and tasty tidbits to get you through your appointment. Its closeness to the CBD makes it a convenient go-to for their loyal clients and the free parking is a bonus! Having a little more peace of mind when kicking back in the salon chair makes it all the more relaxing. Black Avenue Hairdressing’s small, talented, and creative team cater for everyone from brunette to pinks and are top of the class when it comes to cutting and correction specialists. Experience a signature BLKAVE makeover for yourself!

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Cameo Rose Hair Boutique

Wavell Heights

When it comes to meeting your hair goals for the new year, there’s one salon in the north of Brisbane that’s nailed the brief. One peek at their work and you’ll quickly realise you’re in some incredibly talented hands, and the proof is in their seriously aesthetic Insta feed. Take a scroll through and you’ll see everything from dreamy, on-trend colours to modern cuts and mermaid-like waves, the sky really is the limit at this charming and rustic salon. We all know going to the salon is as much about the experience as it is about the hair, and the team at Cameo Rose know exactly how to pamper, with a complimentary cheeseboard, wine, and refreshments offered throughout each service. Better still, the team is set to open another salon in 2022, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Orb Hair & Beauty

New Farm

Located on one of New Farm’s most visited streets, you’ll find Orb Hair – a Brisbane salon known for churning out some of the city’s most head-turning looks. Here, with technical training on precision cuts at the core of their work, your hair has never been in safer hands. But it’s their colour transformations and five-star salon experience that has garnered this sought-after salon such a notable reputation. Designed to cater to the needs of all their guests, the salon features a dedicated colouring area, large work table and charging stations so that you can get on with your day uninterrupted. With prosecco and other refreshments complimentary, that’s just the cherry on top of a very comfortable, welcoming, and memorable day at the salon.

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Alcyon Hair & Beauty


Beautiful hair created in a beautiful space? Now that’s a salon worth visiting. At Alcyon Hair & Beauty, your salon experience is just as important as your transformation, and owner Deborah Cannizzaro is proud to call this boutique salon a haven. Specialising in precision cutting, colouring, styling, and bridal, Alcyon is home to a number of talented hairdressers who’ll help you bring out your best features with their skill and technique. Warm, welcoming, and oh-so inviting, this calming space is where you’ll find bliss while you await the new you. With burning candles, gentle music, and fresh flowers on display, the atmosphere of Alcyon is unlike anywhere else. You’ll love their services – and not just the ones for your hair, either! Take comfort in relaxing in comfort while champagne, cheese and crackers, malted caramel biscuits, and tea and coffee are offered to you throughout your hair process. Surrounded by leafy landscape in a family-friendly neighbourhood, Alcyon is certainly worth bookmarking for your next hair appointment.

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The Lounge & Co

Newstead, Ormiston, West End

It’s all in the details at The Lounge & Co, where beautiful hair is created every day – whether it’s a subtle colour refresh, a bold new cut or the total overhaul. With a focus on long-term results, their ‘TLC’ logo is a testament to their approach to your hair. Alongside a passion for creating beautiful locks, their reputation for their colour work, education, and hair extensions rank them as one of the best salons in Newstead. So, if 2022 has you craving a new look, or you’re simply looking for somewhere new to take your locks, this passionate, creative, and well-trained team of stylists have the skillset and creativity to give you the refresh you’ve been waiting for. You’ll love the luxurious in-salon experience almost as much as the new you you see in the mirror. 

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Melt Salon

Gordon Park

What once was a corner store in the 1900s is now home to a talented and welcoming crew who are incredibly passionate about what they do. Under a gorgeous chandelier, the Melt stylists will help you completely clock out and enjoy a pamper that maintains the complete integrity of your hair. Whether you’re after a gorgeous blonde or precision cutting, first timers are paired with the perfect stylist for them, with an in-depth consultation to ensure your hair dreams are understood. Enjoy a treat from the delicious menu of drinks and treats, and let the earth tones and raw beauty of the salon whisk you away. Once the team are done working their magic, you’ll leave with a prescription card detailing what they’ve used on your hair so you can recreate the gorgeous look over and over again!

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Bhava Salon


Welcomed with a smile before being treated to a holistic hair service, Bhava is the feel-good salon serving positive vibes and leading techniques. Specialising in seamless colours, warm brunettes, bright blondes, and weft hair extensions, sit back with a champagne in hand and let their wealth of knowledge and care do the rest. Tucked within the endlessly vibey Dakota Woolstores, the team pride themselves on maintaining a low tox environment that’s good for you, your hair, and the planet, so you know you’re in the best of hands. Boutique in size but packing a punch, head into the relaxed atmosphere and enjoy an appointment filled with laughter and that magic expert touch.

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