No Sea Salt Spray Needed! These Are Gold Coast’s Best Hairdressers

From beach to balayage

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 3rd February 2022

The beachy waves and sun-kissed locks eating acai bowls 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 Burleigh or Southport is your hub, we’ve scoured the shores and found Gold Coast’s best hairdressers ready to give you your freshest new ‘do.

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Trendz Hair Studio

Bundall, Marina Mirage

Everyone knows that getting your hair done serves as a well-deserved break and pamper, so why not kick back by the beach and let the world-class techniques and premium hair products used by this expert team whisk you away! Specialising in blondes, balayage, colour corrections, and sewn in weft extensions without the designer price tag you’d expect from such a high quality service, Trendz Hair Studio are trusted hair legends. Each of the stylists here receive extra intensive training, which allows their colour standards to reach whole new heights with your hair’s best interests at heart. P.S. Do yourself a favour and get lost in the glossy waves and jaw-dropping Reels on their Insta before experiencing the difference for yourself!

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David Dibley Salon


This close-knit team of hardworking professionals have been carefully selected to provide the best service all day, every day! Working one-on-one with you from start to finish, you can relax into their luxurious salon chairs knowing you’re in expert hands with the ultimate sense of comfort to sweeten the deal. Specialising in ethically sourced weft extensions, thick and natural blends, fine foil work, lived-in blondes, and game-changing colour corrections, perfection is their standard. David Dibley Salon is also an ambassador for the ground-breaking Novak Hair Co keratin treatment, that repairs and adds shine to all hair types, without altering your beautiful colour work. The result? Your most gorgeous hair yet!

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Epic Hair Design

Hope Island

Not only is the hair created at Epic Hair Design’s latest salon always a delight, but the experience itself has been carefully crafted to wow! Beneath the crystal chandelier, you’ll find an impressive team of stylists who have undergone comprehensive education programs to deliver the luxurious service Epic Hair Designs is renowned for. Epic’s stylists are Blonde and Balayage specialists and are perfectionists! Besides the hair of your dreams, you’ll also be treated to their heavenly basin ritual with a relaxing acupressure scalp massage and aromatic hot towel performed by their expertly trained Kerastase Ambassadors. Plus, the five-star experience continues once you’ve left the high-end fit-out, with your personalised hair and scalp prescription featuring leading haircare brands and a full styling lesson to complete the service!

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Hair & Beauty on James

Burleigh Heads

Sitting pretty by the gorgeous Burleigh Beach, you’ll find a boutique salon that goes to great lengths to ensure you adore every second of your appointment! Hair & Beauty On James is home to amazing colourists, specialising in blondes and balayage that turn heads for all the right reasons. As a NAK salon, they’re all about vegan-friendly and Aussie-made products to create the stunning colour they’re renowned for. You’d think such brilliant work would come with a hefty price tag, but the friendly experts here offer an affordable service that keep their loyal clientele coming back for more. Their keratin smoothing treatments are also a crowd-favourite – sea salt frizz, begone!

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Hair Heaven Emporium


When you’re kicking back in the plush salon chairs at Hair Heaven Emporium, you can rest assured knowing the sole focus of these expert stylists will be on you and your hair. Feeling like a million bucks is oh-so-fun in this boutique space, where they’ll ensure you feel appreciated at the hands of talented experts with plenty of advice to share. The amazing hair transformations at Hair Heaven Emporium are also about what’s on the inside – the team prioritise the integrity of your hair to create a healthy canvas, so they can work their magic every single time. Whether it’s keeping ahead of the latest trends or pampering you with a luxury service, it’s no surprise why the loyal clientele here are always coming back for more!

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Hair Journey

Palm Beach

Nourish your hair and your soul in a rejuvenating experience that lasts long after you’ve left this soothing salon. Specialising in low maintenance hair, owner and resident stylist, Katy Fox, will lead you on a journey of total bliss that ends with hair you’ll adore. Within the intimate space, Katy infuses reiki into her one-on-one work, while using products with organic and naturally derived ingredients to maintain the integrity of your hair. You’ll also most likely be joined by her lovely Frenchie, George, who works as a little heart healer to have you feeling all the dog love. Plus, a visit to Hair Journey can’t go without mentioning Katy’s renowned head massages – we’d book for this alone!

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Oscar Oscar Salons

Burleigh, Pacific Fair, Robina

Standing proudly at the forefront of the hair industry for years, you really can’t go past Oscar Oscar Salons. Whether you step into the Burleigh, Robina, or Pacific Fair salon, you’ll be greeted by sleek interiors and superior stylists who know how to bring out your greatest hair yet. From expert style cuts to seamless balayage, and gorgeous colour transformations, the team make crafting award-winning hair look easy! Indulge with their array of luxury hair treatments and leave with hair in prime condition, thanks to the premium haircare and styling products they use on the daily. Plus, every single one of their services begins with a soothing massage and complimentary treat to put you in the right frame of mind for a fabulous new ‘do.

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Paul and Paul Salon

Gold Coast

For hair that stands out from the crowd, make this multi award-winning salon your new regular. Turning locks into works or art for over a decade, the team at Paul and Paul are experts at all facets of hairdressing, especially when it comes to colour and cuts. Priding themselves on long-lasting client relationships, every stylist at this Southport salon believes strong communication, honesty, and authenticity are the key to a successful salon. Led by salon directors Paul Philip and Paul Graham – who was awarded the Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year title in 2021 – you can be sure your hair is in talented hands. Sit pretty with a cuppa or glass of wine in anticipation of the new you!

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Stable Space


You’ll find the highest standard of hairdressing in this unique and discrete hair studio! Stable Space functions as a co-working space for several stellar freelance hairstylists, who come together to create masterpieces. As the pros of colour and cutting natural, textured hair, they’ll share their wisdoms with you to help you get the most out of your locks, every day of the week. Plus, the small stand-alone studio gives them the advantage of flexibility, so they can work around your busy schedule while consistently delivering high quality results. If you have an event on the horizon or just want a pick-me-up, these are your guys, as their styling skills are unparalleled – think big curls and envious waves bouncing out the door on the daily!

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Studio 23 Gold Coast

Biggera Waters

Feel right at home with the highly educated and experienced professionals at this gorgeous salon! Studio 23 Gold Coast plays host to a variety of individual stylists that specialise in all areas, so there’s sure to be a perfect match for you and your needs. With community love at their core, you’ll find more than just a hair appointment here – it’s a check in with an old friend who cares about you and happens to be truly amazing with hair! From extensions to chemical straightening, and every beautiful colour in between, their Instagram is full of inspo to get you peachy keen for your next appointment and ready for a glamorous new ‘do.

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The End Hairdressing

Mermaid Beach

This award-winning relaxed salon destination is located by the beach on the Gold Coast. The End Hairdressing has a strong dedication to training and keeping up with the latest trends and techniques. The team will deliver to you world-class service commencing with a complimentary consultation for all guests to deliver the highest level of craftmanship. The End team offers a range of services including precision cutting, colouring, highlighting and balayage, whilst working with industry leading brands including Redken and Kevin Murphy. They offer a large range of luxury treatments, each tailored to their guest’s specific haircare needs. The salon also offers beauty services including bridal, formal, glam and SFX makeup, and waxing.

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Gilston Four

Broadbeach Waters

Relaxing in a New York-style loft, glass of bubbles in hand, while hair gods tame your tresses – need we say more? Whether you are in the market for a lived-in balayage or glossy blonde, the team at Gilston Four specialises in creating wearable hair, with a range of bespoke services that will leave you feeling fresh weeks after leaving the salon. Once you step into their dedicated, artfully curated Broadbeach Waters space, select from an extensive complimentary menu, which includes beautiful Byron Bay teas and flutes of champagne, while the team procure a personalised service to bring your hair dreams to life. Sit back and relax in style, knowing your locks are in expert hands.

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