Hey, Natural Beauty! Book In For Brisbane’s Best Salons For Balayage

From mop to masterpiece!

By Style Beauty Journos | 3rd February 2022

Haven’t you heard? In 2022, we’re taking the natural route and embracing the beauty of low-maintenance locks.

We are all about that seamlessly sun-kissed, effortlessly lived-in look, and what better way to achieve ultimate hair envy than with a beautifully blended balayage?

If you’re after a hair switch-up that requires minimal upkeep but achieves maximum results, book in with one of these Brisbane’s best balayage specialists.

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Urban Chic


With an award list as long as its wait list, Ashgrove’s Urban Chic salon is clearly doing something (or everything) right! As the home of Queensland’s Hairdresser of the Year for 2020 and 2021, and a host of other impressive awards, the team at Urban Chic are pros when it comes to creating the perfect naturally blended balayage. Putting your hair’s health first, your new soft, subtle, and shimmering shade will be perfected through a combination of freehand painting, foils, and babylights – a bespoke creation tailored specifically to you after a consultation to ensure they meet your hair goals. The talented team at this welcoming salon will see you leaving with the locks you’ve dreamed of every single time.

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Renzo Salon

Fortitude Valley

The balayage trend came into our lives with a bang and luckily for us, this low maintenance, flattering trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. If you’re looking for a balayage refresh, or to try the trend for the first time, look no further than the hair queens at Renzo Salon. Specialising in low maintenance blonde creations and deliciously lived-in balayage looks, this talented team have built a reputation as one of the city’s best balayage hairdressers for a reason. While you know you’ll be walking out of the salon with envy-inducing hair, you can also rest assured the team take your hair health seriously, using some of the best products on the market, meaning fresh glossy locks are a given after every visit. 

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Little Birdie Hair Co

Brisbane, Mooloolaba, Gympie

If you’re looking for the region’s best balayage, look no further than Little Birdie Hair Co’s renowned ‘birdie balayage’. With women flocking from all corners of the coast to experience their blonde and colouring services, you know you’re in very capable hands. After all, if they’ve got three salons, they must be doing something right! With extensive staff training the team creates amazing hair without harsh ingredients and synthetic additives, they not only focus on sustainability, but also the health of their clients and their hair. Whether you’re after a refresh of your sun-kissed blonde highlights, or to add some depth and dimension to your glossy brunette tresses, the talented team at this salon will create a look that is not only good for you, but also good for the planet. With snacks, an extensive drinks list, blankets to keep you warm during winter and cool hand towels in the summer – they really have thought of everything!

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Sol Hair


Located in the leafy inner-city suburb of Paddington amongst the trendy bars, restaurants and cafés are a group of artists dedicated to creating wow-worthy hair. At Sol Hair, colour is their passion, and blondes, balayage and colour corrections are their specialty. As one of the most asked-for styles, the perfectly blended balayage isn’t an easy feat, however having honed their skills to Brisbane-renowned levels, these ladies will match your natural colour with the perfect hue for your complexion and leave you absolutely glowing. The small, close-knit team feel more like a family than a business, and as soon as you step into the lemongrass-scented ambience of the salon you’ll be welcomed into their highly-skilled arms. 

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Trendz Hair Studio

Cleveland, Bundall, Marina Mirage

There’s a hair colour hue to bring out the best in every person, and for those who love a low-maintenance look, balayage is your ticket to gorgeous hair every day. Using a range of different colouring techniques to create a seamlessly sun-kissed blend, your one-of-a-kind colour will be the result of a thorough consultation to determine how best to achieve the hair of your dreams. Whether you freshen up with a soft cascade of colour or opt for the full makeover, you’ll love your locks now, and long into the future. 

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Cobelle Creative


Bring your summer hair back from the brink with a subtle colour refresh thanks to the team at Cobelle Creative. Masters of their craft, this team can make a world of difference to your appearance with just a few strategically placed highlights. Here, the possibilities are endless with this low-maintenance style, and the team’s job here is to find the right fit for you! They’ll bring your dream colour to life with their expert colouring skills and techniques. Knowing which pieces to colour (and which ones to avoid) is what has gained this team such a reputable name in the industry. Combined with a flawless blend, this salon creates eye-catching results time and time again. A true colour destination for those chasing summer hair all year round!

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Louise May Hair Extensions


Longing for hair that works for you and not against you in 2022? Then it might be time to make balayage your go-to hue! At Louise May Hair Extensions, transforming locks is the name of their game. A full service salon that specialises in colour as well as extensions, their team of stylists can whip your mane into shape, and elevate your colour with or without adding a bit of extra length (though we vote, go for it!). Their on-site extension lab boasts over 25 colours, meaning they can create a bespoke balayage for you, packed with brightness and fullness that’s flawlessly blended. Say goodbye to regrowth and hello to shiny, bouncy, beautiful hair!

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Mi Color


With over 30 years’ staying ahead of the trends, this charming hair salon has perfected the art of balayage. From the strategically placed foils to the tailored colour, the brilliant and friendly team will factor in your skin tone, lifestyle, and face shape to create a low maintenance look all about you. Whether it’s a caramel melt or a beginner’s blonde, your stylist is dedicated to creating a balayage you’ll adore. Plus, it’s not just the expert skills of these colour specialists that makes Mi Color Hair Specialists stand out from the crowd – the salon itself is an experience to behold, with a shoulder massage on arrival, a delicious bar menu, and a much-needed visit to the blissful Tranquil Room.

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Ink For Hair


Warm up for the season with a sun-kissed and versatile balayage from Ink For Hair! Beginning with a free-hand paint and ending with a flawless graduation of face-framing colour, your personalised shades will melt into each for a low maintenance look that grows out gorgeously. Within the boutique environment, this expert team will find the perfect balayage for any hair colour and only use the best products to ensure your locks stay in mint condition between appointments. Your dream balayage paired with their incredible cutting and styling will have you walking out feeling like your best self yet!

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Hey Hair


As one of the lowest maintenance yet gorgeous looks your hair can rock, it only makes sense to get your balayage done by the team who making stunning hair easy! Colwill Place’s resident blonde and balayage salon is all about bringing out the best in your natural assets, creating your perfect hue based on your skin tone, eye colour, and even the makeup you wear. With nominations at Australia’s top hairdressing awards already up their very talented sleeves (they are the sister salon to Togninis after all), this creative hub houses the best in the biz to make your dream balayage a reality.

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Hannah Kate Hair


For a bombshell balayage that will have you picking your jaw up from the ground, make your way ASAP to Hannah Kate Hair! The warm and welcoming team of colour specialists have your perfect hue up their very talented sleeves and will pamper you to absolute perfection. We all know honesty is the best policy, which is why your HK stylist will always be completely upfront with you and make sure you’re on the same page every step of the way, guiding you through your colour journey safely and confidently. From caramel to biscuit blondes, these balayage pros are truly the sweetest in the biz!

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The Cleo Collective


You’ll feel in very safe hands with the team at The Cleo Collective. They have continually refined the technical balayage process over the years, having experimented with many different looks to get to where they are today. According to their team, the formula, application, and process require some serious science! But having a stalk on the ‘gram to see what type of work they do and whether it matches what you’re going for, is endorsed. Just one look on their page and you’ll fall into a deep scroll of beautiful balayage looks. From brightness created around the face to blended roots with lighter ends, every result at The Cleo Collective is effortlessly beautiful.

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Elysium Hair Brisbane

Brisbane City

Balayage might be a low maintenance look, but this multi-award-winning salon will create a style that will make you feel like a million bucks! Offering five different types that will then be completely customised to you, balayage is Elysium’s speciality for a reason. In your one-of-a-kind consultation, they’ll outline how to turn your colour dreams into a reality, while taking care of the health of your locks. With a renowned talent for creative free-hand colouring to always nail that perfect blend, the team are in it for the long-haul and even offer express refresh services to ensure your tone is in mint condition all day, every day.

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Elizabeth JJ’s on the Avenue


According to the team at Elizabeth JJ’s on the Avenue, the secret to the perfect balayage is in the expert application of colour and toner. While these may sound like simple steps, do not be fooled! Whether you are blonde or brunette, have thick or fine hair, the stylists at Elizabeth JJ’s say consultation is imperative, to design the perfect look for your luscious locks! For all you brunette babes out there, if your hair is looking flat, choose subtle warm tones just a couple shades of lighter than your original colour. Not only will this enhance your natural colour but it will give it a new lease of life! If you are wanting a bit of blonde in your life – but don’t want that unsightly regrowth, then balayage is for you!

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Black Avenue Hairdressing


What’s the secret to the perfect balayage? Stylists who’ve mastered the technique, of course! From hand-painting to exceptional foil work, at Black Avenue Hairdressing they believe that working with the client’s natural hair colour to create dimension is key to the perfect balayage. With clients moving towards more lived-in, low maintenance colours, the team here have perfected their skills over the years to ensure every head of hair is attended to in a personalised way. One look at their clients’ looks and it’s clear to see your hair is in the right hands at this buzzing northside salon. Their ability to adapt and refine their processes from client to client is what makes this salon a stand-out when it comes to seriously envy-inducing, sun-kissed locks.

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Frankie and Billi’s Luxury Hair Boutique

Carina Heights

Melt into your next best look with the Wella master colour experts at this luxury hair boutique! Whether you’re after a butterscotch moment or seamless chocolate tones, Frankie and Billi’s sees past the filtered photos on the ‘gram to tailor a balayage that suits everything from your eye colour to your skin tone. No two clients are the same, and with the right products up their sleeve, they’ll listen to what you want and execute a superb service that produces a unique look that works. Beautiful and manageable hair is the specialty here, so you’ll be going home with fresh new locks and the 411 on keeping it that way until your next visit!

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West End

It’s lived-in, it’s low-maintenance, and it’s the perfect beachy hair vibe we’re craving as the weather warms up. When it comes to the most coveted hair trend of the last few years, the Rokstar team are who we’re entrusting to balayage our tresses. Whether you’re looking for a refresh of your current look, or a whole new balayage, Brodie Lee and her team of creative masters will take the time to create a look that’s not only on-trend, but also suits your colourings to give you the wow-worthy new hair you’re looking for. Priding themselves on creating amazing hair results while also taking into consideration your hair goals, the health of your hair, and your facial structure – you know you’ll be walking out with healthy, happy and head-turning tresses.

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Orb Hair & Beauty

New Farm

The colour specialists at this iconic New Farm salon have been creating gorgeous hair since ’99, and likewise their balayage techniques have been evolved to perfection. Owned and operated by Londoner Deborah Paton, she has nurtured a caring and talented team who will pre-consult you before arrival, and match you with the best colourist for your balayage. Using the new and improved Redken Shades EQ Gloss with bonder inside, to strengthen and gloss in one step, your hair will look like glass from roots to tips. With passion and prosecco served all day, this kind and attentive crew have the Orb experience down to an art!

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Fluid The Color Salon

Camp Hill

Balayage has come a long way since the laidback look first made its debut, and no one knows this better than Fluid The Color Salon. This low-maintenance ‘colour melting’ ‘do is favoured by many, but it takes a certain knack to perfect the blend. At Fluid, they use a number of colouring techniques such as freehand to ensure your new tones blend seamlessly from the root to the tip, adding depth and dimension while complementing your skin tone, eye colour, and face shape. Face framing highlights are a surefire way to brighten your face, while adding a subtle contour to your cheekbones. Ask any colourist at Fluid about the on-trend balayage tones, and they’ll wax poetic about opting for warmer, more golden shades. 2022 is the year we flaunt beautiful, natural looking sun-kissed hair without breaking the bank, so follow the crowd this year and embrace balayage!

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Ms Francis Hair


Creating seamless blends is a tricky craft to master, but the team at Ms Francis Hair are experts in this field. Working with a wide range of colour requests, the team are able to bring out your unique style and beauty through their skillful colouring techniques. Creating blonde manes that shine and pop with movement in the sunlight are their favourite, and they’ll do this all while ensuring the health of your hair isn’t compromised. Using only the best products on the market – Wella Colour and Plex – they’re able to create creamy, tonal balayage hues that pack a punch. Taking into account your natural features such as eye colour, face shape, and skin tone, your new colour will complement your individuality. The result? A truly perfect match!

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Vogue Nationale


Melt into a look that’s sure to stand the test of time with a visit to the multi award-winning stylists and colourists at Vogue Nationale. Producing works of art since 1979, this fashion-forward salon will treat you to a balayage that’s ahead of the trends, so you can truly enjoy all the benefits of a luxurious, low maintenance look. As go-to educators in the industry both nationally and internationally, the highly trained team here have decades of experience to work off, treating you to a balayage that suits your individual feature while maintaining the integrity of your hair. A masterful colour transformation can take time, but as you kick back in this relaxing and comfortable environment, your bespoke experience will be the highlight of your week!

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Alcyon Hair & Beauty


This year is all about flaunting beautiful, easy, everyday colour, and Alcyon Hair & Beauty are just the professionals you need on hand to achieve it. Using a range of colouring techniques to create a soft, natural-looking blend with depth, their highly trained colourists know that placement is everything when it comes to achieving beautiful balayage. Ideal for those who love a low-maintenance look, they’re able to brighten and contour your face with carefully placed babylights and seamlessly blended tones. To make your balayage really shine, Alcyon recommend toning or glossing your colour every six weeks to maintain a fresh, bright, and on-trend head of hair.

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The Lounge & Co

Newstead, Ormiston, West End

Chasing those eternal summer locks? Thanks to Director Candice Whitehead and her team of exceptional stylists, you can flaunt your dream colour all year round. Naturally blended, lived-in hues are their speciality, and the process to achieve it is tailored to each client. By customising each technique, the team at The Lounge & Co can bring out your best features with carefully placed highlights in hues that suit your skin tone. Having mastered their balayage techniques down to a fine art, you’ll love your seamless, sun-kissed colour from the day you walk through their door, until your next appointment. Soft, subtle, and full of dimension, better hair days are coming with a visit to The Lounge & Co.

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Saint + Bridge


When looking for the best balayage (one of the most oft-requested styles of all time) chances are you’re looking to colour your hair somewhat close to your natural colour. Balayage at Saint + Bridge is the perfect way to change your hair colour by adding more depth and interest to it – aka sheer magic. They’re exceptional hair colourists (winning the Queensland and National Haircare Group Lakmé Advanced Academy Award for 2021) who use high-quality Kevin Murphy and Olaplex products and can recommend what colours, tones, and combinations can work for you. Having a style that’s low maintenance but high on colour is the perfect option for the modern woman. Sit and relax as your hair is transformed to enhance your natural beauty at Saint + Bridge.

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David Murry Salon

South Brisbane

Turn heads in 2022 with the ‘it girl’ approved look you need in your life: balayage. Praised for its low-maintenance (yet perfectly blended) colour technique that only gets better as it grows, balayage is a favourite amongst the cool crowd, and its high time you joined the club with the help of DMS! Their frank, honest consultations allow this team to understand what you hope to achieve, and will help you manage expectations. As a result, you’re guaranteed to walk out with envious hair every time. From the density to its existing condition, you’ll have full transparency on the process right down to the budget and future maintenance. Balayage is a trend that is here to stay, so put your trust in the DMS team to ensure its painted and popping in all the right places.

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Biscuit Hair Studio


Whether you’re pining after soft sun-kissed locks or something with a little more depth for the cooler months, let the team at Biscuit Hair Studio bring your dream hue to life. Using a range of techniques including freehand and foliage to create optimum lift and brightness, you’ll love the low-maintenance colour blend. Full of depth and dimension, balayage is a blend the Biscuit team have perfected.

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