Brisbane’s best Hairdressers for brunettes

They say blondes are fun and redheads are trouble, but we say it’s the brunettes’ time to shine, with our top picks for Brisbane’s best hairdressers for the dusky dames.

By Eveline Fielding | 13th August 2015


As the commonest hair colour (in frequency, not quality), it’s safe to say brunettes don’t get enough credit. With outrageous claims like blondes being more fun, and redheads being as fiery as their hair, brown hair tends to get overlooked or taken for granted; case in point, only one brunette Disney princess. Ouch.

But screw the haters, and long live Belle! Whether your locks are chocolate, mahogany, sandy, chestnut, ash, espresso or even mousey; this one is for you.

With some digging around and direction from our lovely readers, we’ve found the top ten Brisbane hairdressers that know their way around the brown.

Epic Hair Designs

At Epic Hair Designs, expect epic treatment, because the stylists across these five Brisbane salons don’t mess around when it comes to colour. All expertly trained by Goldwell, these stylists will revitalise your brunette locks using products from a range of 32 brunette shades, classified by tone according to warmth and coolness – perfect for all of you colour perfectionists.

Salons in Kenmore, Newmarket, Upper Mount Gravatt, Springfield Lakes and Norman Park
P 3720 1858 (Kenmore)

Verve Hair

Having been a staple in the Brisbane hair community since 2004, Verve lives up to its name with its enthusiastic customer service. Having won a Small Business Award in the national Best Practice Program in 2013, these stylists pride themselves on their ability to listen to your brown hair burdens, deliver a great style and occasionally follow up with a phone call to check that you’re happy!

241 Given Terrace, Paddington
P 3368 3080

Fluid The Color Salon

This salon is so great in the colour department, we’ve already raved about them. And it’s no wonder, when they offer such a great range of colour treatments, including correction, gloss, and balayage, all for reasonable prices, so you can maintain the brown without breaking the bank.

3/8 Martha Street, Camp Hill
P 3398 6945

Cheveux Design and Espresso

It seems our readers can’t get enough of Cheveux, as do we. Owners (and sisters) Carla and Nadine have made this salon and espresso bar combo into a comfortable, chic environment, but for the brunettes, our readers say it’s stylists Nadine and Belinda that give the royal treatment. The only thing that’s possibly better than their knack with colour, is their brownies. Coincidence? We think not!

37A Bangalla Street, Auchenflower
P 3876 1030


You know you’re dealing with professionals when the only type of cut offered on their website is a dry cut, meaning a cut for your texture, and for the brunettes, the best way to bring out any of your natural highlights! Plus, with Stone & Wood and champagne on the menu, you’re guaranteed a lovely, stylin’ time.

1/748 Brunswick Street, New Farm
P 3254 1411

Horse Meat Disco Salon

We love this salon for its name alone, and the creative director’s priority for giving customers the perfect brunette tone is just a cherry on top. Priding themselves on ‘celebrating differences’, this salon will be sure to honour your brunette individuality.

7, 360 Logan Road, Greenslopes
P 3324 1118

Blow Salon

Both brunette babes and boys love Blow Salon for its excellent cuts, indulgent spa treatments and friendly service (our sources tell us Jonathan and Steve are the stylists to look out for). Just looking to explore your chocolate-coloured options? No worries, with free consultations with Blow’s celebrated staff.

Shop 5A, 3 Montpelier Road, Newstead
P 3257 2569

Tskinaris Hair

With a bevy of hairdresser awards under their belt and a rep to boot, it’s no wonder this family business is on our radar again. Famous for their expertise on a range of health, texture and of course, colour options for your hair, they’ve even written about their favourite brunette looks as well as the notorious brunette versus blonde debate on their website.

669 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
P 3358 5588


Only its relaxing atmosphere and hardworking stylists match the high quality and vast range of hair services at Raw. Though not the cheapest cut on the block, it certainly leaves its customers feeling pampered and indulged, and uses Aveda styling and colouring products to ensure your brown locks shine to their full potential.

Shop 51C, 53 Commercial Road, Newstead
P 3854 0222

Anton & Blair

Not only do these James Street gentlemen have an excellent reputation for cutting, styling and colouring for brown hair, they can also offer you the best of the best in extension application, giving any short-haired brunettes the glorious opportunity to sport a lengthy mane.

76 James Street, Fortitude Valley
P 3161 0712