New ‘Do, New You! Our Pick Of BNE’s Best Hairdressers In 2022
Tame that mane!
From timely trims to total transformations, there’s nothing like a good ol’ mane makeover to take your confidence from zero a hundred real quick.
Luckily, with a slew of spectacular salons dotted around our sunny city, us Brisbanites are downright spoiled for choice when it comes to finding the perfect hairdresser to level up our locks.
To help you discover your new local go-to, we’ve rounded up the cream of the crop of Brisbane’s best hairdressers, all guaranteed to take your mane from drab to fab in a flash.
Your best hair day awaits!
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From the UK and Germany to the sunny shores of Australia, Amy Gaudie’s hairdressing is more than just a career – it’s a passion, and it shows. With a quick scroll through Urban Chic’s incredibly aesthetic Instagram feed, your thirst for hair inspo will be quenched! Growing from a team of one in 2005 to a dedicated team of 7, Urban Chic is a space that delivers not only exceptional colours and cuts, but an experience that’ll leave you craving your next appointment. From bobs and balayage to some of the best blondes in the city, it’s no wonder the team have a loyal following and a wait list that’ll have you locking in your next appointment as soon as you’re finished in the chair!
With over 100 5-star reviews on Google, it’s clear this boutique salon nestled in the heart of Fortitude Valley is doing something very right. With a highly trained team, and incredible results (check out their incredibly aesthetic Instagram feed if you don’t believe us), this salon has well and truly proved its reputation as one of Brisbane’s best hairdressers. Specialising in beautiful blondes, glossy balayage, and long luscious hair extensions, the dedicated team of specialised staff continue to educate themselves with the latest techniques and looks. Their vast array of home care ‘guarantees’ each client maintains optimal hair health in between salon visits, meaning you’ll feel fresh from visit to visit – and with results this good you know you’ll be back!
From blended blonde bobs to cutting edge ‘dos, it’s no wonder this rockstar crew flaunt the Australian Salon Team of the Year 2020 title. Owned by one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after colourists, Kristie Kesic, there’s nothing these guys can’t do! Specialising in all things blonde, balayage, and precision cutting, the stylists here collaborate to create masterpieces – after all, two heads are better than one! If you want to look and feel your absolute best, book a seat at Cobelle Creative and watch in awe as the magic unfolds.
Located in the heart of Paddington you will find this boutique salon that is responsible for some of Brisbane’s most beautiful hair transformations. Led by Meg and Adam, Mi Color Hair Specialists is a luxurious space to relax and unwind while your unruly locks are taken care of. Whether it’s a routine trim, a new hair hue or something totally drastic, this talented team has the skill set and know-how to create just what you are after. A warm and welcoming salon, you will love their personable approach, delicious bar menu, and Tranquil Room – all part and parcel of the unforgettable experience at Mi Color!
Exceeding far beyond beautiful hair, Lavelle is the salon that’s truly making a difference in the Brisbane community. The down-to-earth and talented crew here are committed to providing an accessible and welcoming environment to all. Unlike traditional salons, the boutique environment at Lavelle allows them to accommodate those with medical or religious sensitivities, as well as sensory processing needs, and are renowned for their work helping victims of domestic violence. Your little ones will be entertained in the kid’s room at no extra charge, while you get pampered away knowing you’re in expert hands. This sustainable salon is even looking out for Mother Earth and are proudly waste free.
Zen Hair Skin and Body
If it’s time to lift your hair and beauty game, make a visit to the team who have been pampering Brisbanites for over a decade! Renowned for bringing their loyal clients the latest looks in a flattering way, Zen Hair has a wealth of experience to ensure they know what works best for you. As a proud Lakmé Prestige Colour salon, the health and vitality of your hair will always be priority number one at this southside hub. Paired with perfectly honed hairdressing techniques and a team who truly love what they do, Zen has cemented its place as a cutting-edge salon at the forefront of the Brisbane hair industry.
Hairytales Hair Salon
For Instagrammable hair that will look stunning on and off the feed, look no further than this slick and newly renovated salon! The multi award-winning work at Hairytales has cemented them a spot as one of the most popular salons in Brissy, from jaw-dropping blondes to perfectly blended balayage, and styles tailored to every customer. 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!
With over 30 years at the helm of the hairdressing industry under their tool belt, it’s no wonder Bach Hair is a local favourite. This award-winning business is renowned for its long-standing creative crew, who take pride in welcoming you to their salon – they were even recognised as a finalist for Salon Team of the Year for 2021! Bringing out your individuality is Bach Hair’s forte, especially when it comes to colour using Wella products to create incredible transformations without compromising the health of your locks. Continuously staying ahead of the trends, this salon is all about going above and beyond, offering complete sustainability so you can relax with ease.
Ink For Hair
As the go-to for a rejuvenating revamp, this award-winning hair oasis 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!
As the electric home of Brisbane’s best colourists and stylists, beautifully handcrafted hair is walking out of these doors on the daily. Owners Sandra and Andre Faiva have channelled their experience at the forefront of the industry into this creative hub, delivering renowned results alongside the friendliest service around town. In between collecting awards and providing advice at prestigious fashion and beauty events, the team combine world-class products with expert tricks to create the lush new look you’ve always wanted. Bonus points for being the best neighbours Style HQ could have asked for and fitting us in for a fabulous blow dry or lunch break hair fix!
With over 30 years’ experience specialising in anything and everything hair, Togninis is not only one of Brisbane’s best salons, but an Australian icon. Recently sweeping the AHIAs, taking out Salon Team of the Year 2021 and Educator of the Year 2021, Togninis is the family business that’s leading the hair industry from international awards to fashion hairstyling, contemporary cuts, and showstopping colour. Based in the heart of James Street, the approach here is to make hair fun, personal, and stylish so you can walk out feeling as good as you do in the salon! Everyone is welcome to sip on a neighbourhood coffee or glass of bubbles as the beautiful and diverse team do what they do best.
Hannah Kate Hair
Want a truly talented hairdresser that doubles as your therapist and best friend? Then this incredible trio of pros are the ones for the job. What started as a one-woman show only two years ago has quickly grown into one of Brisbane’s most renowned salons, offering a five-star experience for everyone. Stunning colour creations that will leave you speechless are just the everyday at Hannah Kate Hair, with every guest walking out of the salon sporting a renewed sense of confidence in each step. Kick back with a complimentary cocktail in the luxurious space and be treated to an extraordinary service that will keep you coming back for more!
The Cleo Collective
For showstopping colour and on-trend style that will have even your mailman giving you compliments, the dream team at The Cleo Collective are the ones for the job. As finalists of the AHIA awards, they specialise in colour, balayage, and blondes, but nothing is off limits for these pros. Whether it’s subtle highlights or a high fashion colour refresh, The Cleo Collective stylists will tailor the perfect hue for you to help you embrace your natural beauty and feel your absolute best. Plus, their brand-new and expansive salon on Brissy’s southside means getting your brilliant look has never been easier!
Elysium Hair Brisbane
A popular face on the Brisbane hair scene, this multi-award-winning hub knows life’s too short for bad hair days! As the four-time winners of Australian Salon of the Year amongst an array of other accolades, Elysium delivers a high-level service and exceptional results on the daily. They know a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to creating your dream hair, which is why they ensure your hairdresser is a perfect match, factoring in your hair type, goals, and personal taste. Providing the complete hair experience, so you leave with hair you love, you’ll feel fantastic on the inside and out, jumping for joy that you have found your new forever hairdresser.
Black Avenue Hairdressing
Some would argue that finding the right hairdresser is harder than finding a significant other – taking sometimes years to settle on the right stylist. Black Avenue Hairdressing in Clayfield is where you’ll discover clients who have found ‘the one’, putting their tresses in trusted hands. From lived-in looks, milky blondes, and the signature BLKAVE makeovers, this is the salon that brings hair to life! One look at their IG and you’ll be instantly drawn to the satisfying before-and-after looks of golden summer blondes, beachy waves, caramel glows, and enviable face-framing highlights. Specialising in everything blonde, Black Avenue Hairdressing can go full throttle with your wishes or yield maximum results with minimal colour – the choice is up to you. Sit back, relax, and revel in their impressive cocktails and yummy snacks list (which are complimentary btw) to get you through your time in the chair.
Co and Pace Salons
Three decades of experience doesn’t just make Justin Pace – owner and creative director of Co and Pace Salons – a fine hair artist, but an all-encompassing businessman within the industry. From a flair for innovative workings to winning multiple awards (two-time Hair Expo Awards’ Australian Colour Technician of the Year in 2019 and 2014 plus a national hair director for Afterpay and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, just to name a few), the team at Co and Pace Salons have mastered the art of blending classic, commercial, and creative styles and techniques.
Lovingly created with what they believe represents the ultimate high-end boutique hair salon, Co and Pace Salons’ luxe-yet-relaxed vibe is a guest-centric approach. Self-confessed people pleasers who not only work to give clients a gorgeous new hairstyle, the team also ensure you experience a sense of escapism during appointments in their stunning surrounds.
Kelly Elle Salon
Want to know why clients are flocking from the coast to this Greenslopes salon? Superb cutting, exceptional colour, and the hair you’ve always dreamed of are waiting for you at Kelly Elle Salon. From short and edgy pixie cuts to vivid colours, blondes and balayage, and striking bouncy Victoria’s Secret-style ‘dos, Kelly Elle Salon’s approach is simple: to bring out the natural beauty of your hair in the best way possible. It’s no surprise that they are one of the leading hairstylists in Brisbane. Pair this with a soothing ambience and fresh décor, and you’ve got the ultimate hair experience. Whether you’re looking for a glamourous blowdry, those signature ghd curls, up styling, Keratin Hair treatments, bridal looks or seriously stylish cuts – be prepared to look gorgeous and be the centre of attention.
Little Hair Nest
Name a better trifecta than a curated welcome tray on arrival, hot towel, and the feeling of sitting back and letting all your troubles melt away… we’ll wait! With a creative flair and confident vibe, Little Hair Nest in Paddington is the place to relax and have your tresses feeling terrific. Specialising in creamy blondes, stylish balayage, and expert colour correction, the ever-so friendly and warm team go above and beyond for every single client. One look at their five-star Google reviews and you will see why their loyal base has fallen in love with the service, sophistication, and scenery (with another chic renovation coming in 2022). With their to-die-for head massages, blissful blowdries, signature waves, and seamless balayage blending, discover Little Hair Nest for your next appointment.
With a Mediterranean-inspired spa area, Japanese shiatsu massage basins, complementary wine and cheese, and a growing list of celebrity clientele, Rokstar Salon truly exceeds its impeccable reputation. Not only do they create ‘gram worthy hair, but they do so in a luxurious atmosphere that’ll leave you feeling refreshed and pampered. With a team of highly talented and highly trained hairdressers, visiting Rokstar Salon is as much about the final hair result as it is about the experience. As soon as you step foot in the door you’ll relish in the luxurious and laid-back atmosphere, and you can rest assured you’re in the hands of a team of highly skilled cut and colour experts, led by one of Australia’s most awarded stylists – Brodie Lee.
Cameo Rose Hair Boutique
As soon as you’re seated at Cameo Rose Hair Boutique you’ll be enveloped by the tranquil day-spa atmosphere, and with a hot towel and scalp massage included with every treatment, you’ll feel pampered and refreshed in no time. The highly trained stylists at Cameo Rose Hair Boutique live and breathe hair – armed with knowledge on latest hair trends, and the latest training from world-class teachers, you know you’re in the best hands possible. From consultation, right through the execution to the final blow-dried strand, the personalised service and spot on attention to detail at this northside hub is certain to bring those 2022 hair goals to life!
Orb Hair & Beauty
If your new year resolution is to makeover your look, there’s no better place to start than at Orb Hair. 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.
Fluid The Color Salon
For a salon to proudly sport this title, they’ve got to showcase some jaw-dropping hair transformations, and no one does that better than Fluid The Color Salon. At this sustainable salon, their focus is on using premium quality products to produce seamlessly blended colour tones, precision cutting for sleek, healthy styles, and top-end services to give your locks (and you!) the royal treatment of salon experiences. While they specialise in colour, they boast a talented team of cutters and stylists, too, so you’ll walk out feeling like the best version of yourself. Whether you’re after a touch-up, trim, or the full makeover, your tresses are in the capable hands of some of Brisbane’s most talented hairdressers. Owner Trish Spessa is passionate about giving every client a lavish experience while also maintaining the integrity of your hair.
Step into 2022 as the best version of yourself when you commit to giving your locks the love they deserve! At Vogue Nationale, they don’t just cut and colour – they create masterpieces that highlight your best features and personal style. A multi award-winning salon that’s been producing works of art since 1979, this luxurious space embodies a fashion-forward sensibility with a unique salon experience to bring you the best service possible, and good hair is just the icing on the cake. Teamed with a talented, creative, and highly trained mix of colour, cutting, and styling professionals, Directors Todd and Rachel are changing the game when it comes to good hair. Book an appointment for yourself and witness these wizards in action.
Saint + Bridge
Step inside this lush and fresh salon and you’re instantly transported to a world of exceptional balayage, blondes for days, fine foiling work, professional cuts, colours, and everything in between. Saint + Bridge are renowned specialists when it comes to your perfect colour. Whether it’s a touch of copper, warm peachy tones, or silky dark hues, they are talented in all aspects of their craft whilst being dedicated to the results. So talented in fact, that they have even won the coveted Queensland and National Haircare Group Lakmé Advanced Academy Award for 2021 – now that’s a reason to book! With not just cut and colouring at the top of their accolades, Saint + Bridge is also the team to see for your formal looks, styled parties (nailing the sideways 80s pony) or stunning wedding up styles. Resident makeup artist, Michelle Wicklandt is based in-salon and on hand to get you event-ready!
David Murry Salon
Get set to flaunt your best self in 2022 with killer hair thanks to this ego-free on-trend inner-city salon. Whatever colour, cut, or style that is inspiring you, David Murry Salon will take your vision and elevate it beyond your imagination. This team of skilled cutters and colourists are innovators who gift their clientele with new techniques, in-season colour trends, and head-turning hair, paired with a salon ambience that delivers a healthy dose of good vibes and friendliness. Your best self awaits you here but don’t just take our word for it! As client Sarah says, it’s “the little touches” and “explaining the do’s and don’ts” post-salon visit that sets these hair saviours apart.
With glowing accolades practically falling out the door of this stunning salon, Rixon Hair is an institution in the city creating beautiful wearable hair for over 20 years. Frequented by all walks of life, the first-class team of 20 young creatives have honed their skill in colouring and cutting to deliver exceptional craftsmanship and a memorable experience. Committed to celebrating your individual beauty, the recent finalists of AHFA’s Artistic Team of the Year are a local family business who deliver a truly outstanding service that takes into account your unique features and lifestyle. Their understated yet elevated aesthetic also doesn’t just stop at hair – their slick space has even been awarded Best Salon Design in Australia!