Whether you’ve been itching to try a completely new look or just need a new regular, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Brisbane’s best hair colourists – you’re welcome. All expertly skilled in the newest techniques and the coolest trends, they’ll guarantee that your strands are enviably styled and perfectly painted.
Bambi & Bear | Red Hill
From biscuit blondes to peachy tones to rich chocolate hues, the team of colour wizards at Bambi & Bear are some of Brisbane’s best! If you take a peek at their Instagram you’ll find double-tap worthy balayage and free-hand colour work – something they are particularly known for. Their passion for what they do is evident in the way they treat their guests, offering personalised and attentive service. To ensure their clients receive the best hair care possible, Lily and her team are so excited to offer their clients the full range of Mr Smith products. Made-up of essential oil and free of nasty sulphates and parabens, Mr Smith is their go-to brand for healthy, shiny, luscious locks. Plus, because they care about their fur friends just as much as their clients, Bambi & Bear are proud to use cruelty-free products such as the Mr Smith range and Olaplex!
David Murry Salon | South Brisbane
For fashion-forward colouring that is personalised to you, the luxurious David Murry Salon is easily one of Brisbane’s best! David and his incredible team are experts in colouring and are passionate about helping their guests achieve their best hair possible. Because they believe everyone should be able to experience the DMS Experience, they have created a tiered pricing structure that reflects the experience level of their team. One of their key focuses is ensuring guests have realistic expectations of what can be achieved. By taking the time to engage in an honest consultation, they ensure that you reach your hair goals while still maintaining the health and integrity of your hair. This is one reason why they recommend custom take-home PlexBombs, a combination of bond rebuilding Olaplex strengthening cream with a unique pigmented treatment to build strength in your hair and keep your colour delicious. Understanding that guests may be in their salon for up to five hours at a time, they go above and beyond to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience because going to the salon should be a fabulous experience.
Rixon Hair | Brisbane CBD
The team of colour specialists at Rixon Hair adopt a bespoke approach to each and every colour service. Whether you want a complete makeover or a simple refresh, your dedicated colourist will merge popular techniques such as balayage and freehand colour to tailor each service to your individual needs. This focus on personalised service means each visit is warm and inviting, like spending time with old friends. To take their service to the next level, they love to use the Repair Me Range by Kevin Murphy in order to strengthen and nourish the hair to enable clients to maintain beautify colour and healthy locks. However, the impeccable hair colouring isn’t the only thing clients of Rixon Hair rave about. As the recent winner of the Hair Expo Salon Design of Year award, Rixon Hair truly is an inner-city sanctuary. With dusty pink floors and floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s a private oasis with an indescribable energy!
Samantha Jones Hair Co. | North Lakes
Overlooking the gorgeous Lake Eden in North Lakes, Samantha Jones Hair Co is a destination salon that offers an incredible experience from the second you walk in the door. They are passionate about offering an exceptional level of customer service, which includes great coffee and even better cocktails. Treating everyone as a welcome guest, the team at SjHCo always go above and beyond. From scalp bleaches and regrowth tints, to beautiful bold colour work, and stunning balayage and ombre, they are experts in all areas of colouring. While they offer a range of products in the Salon, their favourites are Kerastase, Original Mineral and Wella. To avoid any ‘hidden extras’, SjHCo have carefully curated a complete list of all-inclusive packages meaning you know exactly what you’re going to get and how much it will cost – it’s that easy!
Raw Colour and Style | Newstead
For lush, shiny, healthy tresses that are a cut above the rest, you need to check out the incredible team at Raw Colour and Style. Many of the stylists have international experience working in high-end UK salons as well as experience with specialist colour training or editorial/fashion work. This experience puts them at the forefront of hairstyling trends! They keep on top of the latest colouring techniques at regular training events and are currently excited to offer the Aveda Demiplus Glossing Colour Treatment for long-lasting colour and radiant shine. Another thing to know about Raw Colour and Style is that the salon is absolutely gorgeous! Located in the popular suburb of Newstead, the salon offers a quality of service that we love. With friendly staff, complimentary head, neck & shoulder massage, a selection of teas, fantastic coffee, and prosecco on evenings and weekends, it’s no surprise their guests return again and again.
Epic Hair Designs | Multiple Locations
As one of Brisbane’s most established and well-loved salon groups, and with their 14th salon opening Ascot this July, Epic Hair Designs truly live up to their name. Their stylists’ passion for the industry and crafting beautiful hair is unbridled and their key to success is the ongoing training and support provided by their partners Goldwell and Kerastase. Having worked alongside some of the biggest designers in Australia at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for the last three years, their stylists are trend-savvy and passionate about staying ahead of the curve. Whether you are after a perfectly blended Balayage, shimmering blonde, bold copper, rich brunette or even a bespoke fluoro or pastel look, Epic Hair Designs is your go-to salon for everything colour. Plus, all salons now provide Zippay or Afterpay as payment options so that you can get your stunning new locks right away!
Kelly Elle Salon | Greenslopes
For highly experienced expert colourists, you can’t go past Kelly Elle Salon on Brisbane’s southside. With a special love for balayage and hand painting, their team will work with you to create a look that you absolutely love. As well as this, they also specialise in “fix-ups” for clients who have had a poor experience elsewhere. For these special guests, they’ll help you get your hair in the best possible condition while also achieving your desired colour results. Their clients return time and time again because their work is stunning, consistent and personalised – you never just feel like a client at Kelly Elle, you feel like a welcome guest! As a fully sustainable salon, every product they use is cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. Currently, they are loving the Paul Mitchell Invisible Wear range which gives you weightless style and texture for that beautiful ‘undone’ look.
Cameo Rose Hair Boutique | Wavell Heights
With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to regularly developing their skills, Cameo Rose Hair Boutique is a salon that is known for their stunning colouring work. Offering a range of colouring techniques from standout balayage to subtle hues, they are particularly passionate about their freehand colouring. Their point of difference is their genuine care for their clients – they love to look after their guests and offer them a relaxing experience that allows them to escape the real world for just a little while. In addition to a range of teas and coffee on offer, they also offer wine and cheese platters during the evening appointments for something a little more indulgent. They are proud to use the Paul Mitchell range, as they resonate with his philosophy on hair care and environmentally-friendly products.
Ginger & Spice | Wooloowin
For lush locks that will leave you speechless, you need to chat to the team at Ginger & Spice. As a luxury destination salon, Ginger & Spice is a boutique salon that specialises in transforming their clients into blonde bombshells! As a team that prides themselves on staying abreast of the latest trends, they are pleased to offer a range of techniques and services such as hair painting, babylights, balayage, Scandi hairlines and Showpony extensions. To ensure you receive only the best service possible, they are passionate about using only the highest-grade products. This includes Wella Professional, System Professional, Redken Shades EQ and Pureology, and Natalie Anne Haircare. They also offer VIP programs and Afterpay, meaning you can get gorgeous tresses right now!
Indigo Cut & Colour | Wishart
No matter what colour you want to achieve, this southside salon is a must-know. Their Instagram has so many lust-worthy examples of their work and, while all are distinct in their own way, they are all characterised by stunning shades and flawless blending. When it comes to colouring, they love a challenge as they thrive off perfecting colour correction work. So, if you want to achieve a completely new look or a shade that is perfect for your skin tone, these are the experts to speak to. They use ph Bonder by Redken in the salon and recommend it as a take-home treatment as it allows them to achieve incredible results, especially when paired with the vegan-friendly Pureology hair care and styling range. Their salon boasts a uniquely chill vibe – it’s a space where guests instantly feel welcome, relaxed and confident!
KOR Hairdressing | Stones Corner
With floor-to-ceiling greenery and stunning styling, this boutique salon is one of our favourites. Known around town as one of Brisbane’s premier destinations for blondes of all hues, KOR hairdressing is known for mastering every shade of blonde, from clean white to warm honey. If you’re on the darker end of the spectrum, don’t fret – they love styling brunettes and redheads just as much! For a personalised service that takes into consideration who you are as an individual, you won’t find better customer care than at KOR. This winter, they have been treating clients to a fresh take on balayage, lightening up the ends as a cool-weather refresh. To keep your colour looking fresher for longer, they are big fans of the Perfect Blonde range by Pravana as well as R+Co Television for ultra-hydration and fabulous, healthy hair.
Papas + Pace | Brisbane CBD
We guarantee you’ve already seen the incredible work of the Papas + Pace team, as they are the go-to salon for so many Brisbane identities! For good reason, too. With two winners of Australian Colourist of the Year under one roof, as well as a team of multi-award-winning colour specialists, Papas + Pace is one of the most highly acclaimed salons not only in Brisbane but in Australia. They are highly-celebrated for their work with balayage, ombre and micro foiling, using these techniques to create a personalised colour palette that is on point every time. By taking the time to understand your lifestyle, the look you want to create and the health of your hair, they are able to achieve results that exceed expectations and stand-out. It’s also important to know that Salon Directors Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace are both Redken 5th Avenue International Hair Artists. This means you can be assured that your colourist will always be at the forefront of the latest development in colouring techniques and products, resulting in stunning, head-turning locks!
Hair By The Collective | East Brisbane
Say hello to your new favourite salon. With a distinct focus on relaxation and outstanding customer service, Hair By The Collective is an ambient space for clients to relax as they experience the best in hair colouring. With a diverse team of expert stylists that are dedicated to providing personalised service for their guests, you’ll be treated to incredible styling that enhances your natural beauty as well as the knowledge on how to best style and care for your hair so that you can enjoy salon-fresh hair every single day. Their trend-savvy and fashion-forward team of artists pride themselves in implementing modern techniques in cut and colour. This season they are passionate about ‘flamboyage’, a low maintenance hair colour technique that combines ombre and balayage. Using adhesive strips instead of foils, it allows the artist to create a more natural looking appearance. The end result? Incredible depth, vibrant shades, and a natural blend of roots and ends.
Tigerlamb | Various locations
With four salons across Brisbane (New Farm, Hamilton, Bowen Hills and Coorparoo), you’re never far away from one of Brisbane’s best teams of colourists! As a multi-award winning team, they are committed to achieving the highest level of training and provide one of the most comprehensive in-salon training programs in the industry. Their team is constantly upskilling, learning the latest techniques, and staying ahead of the latest trends. This means that regardless of what colour you want to achieve, from icy blonde to dimensional reds, their talented team can help you achieve your hair goals. The Tigerlamb experience is unforgettable – you receive personalised attention, you are invited to relax and unwind, and you leave with the most gorgeous locks of your life. Plus, they are also one of the first Australian salons offering Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner for purchase in-salon. Make sure you get your hands on it!
White Gold Boutique | Teneriffe
Lovingly known as “the salon with the pink door”, White Gold Boutique is one of the newest additions to Brisbane’s hairstyling scene and we are obsessed with them already. At White Gold Boutique, the guests come first. When you walk in the door you are personally greeted at the front desk and offered a complimentary beverage, and from there are invited to partake in an in-depth consultation and hair analysis. As colour specialists, they are passionate about creating a seamless colour that makes their guests feel like a million dollars. They also equip you with all the skills to easily recreate the style from home! While they are particularly passionate about blondes and balayage, they are excited to work with all guests – brunettes, redheads, men and women. Plus, while the colour is processing they will even treat you to a heavenly hand treatment! They really have created a gorgeous place where guests can leave their busy lives at the door and relax and indulge for a little while.
Stelios Papas | Toowong
As a three-time finalist for Australian Colour Technician Of The Year and as a Wella Trend Vision Colour finalist, Owner Kristie is recognised as one of the most sought-after colourists! Specialising in precision foiling as well as personalised free hand balayage, Kristie and her team are committed to transforming each guest who visits their salon, regardless of what their colour and styling goals may be. Every time you visit the salon, you’ll receive tailored attention that celebrates your natural beauty while also helping you achieve the look you want. Exclusively using Wella colour products, they are blonde specialists who are incredibly talented at achieving the exact shade you’re after – from platinum blonde through to rose gold! Kristie has taken special care to create a salon that is warm and welcoming, which is why Stelios Papas has an atmosphere that has guests returning again and again.
The Ruby Room | Nundah
For one of the best salon experiences in Brisbane, The Ruby Room should be your go-to salon! Whether you’re a bright blonde or a rich and glossy girl, the talented and friendly team at The Ruby Room will exceed your expectations every time. With a strong relationship with the luxury brand Wella, the team is committed to achieving fresh and fabulous colour results while still maintaining the health of your locks. At the end of the day, the health of your hair is their biggest priority – this is why they also take the time to analyse your hair health to diagnoses any hair or scalp concerns that they can assist with. This is because they understand that, just like good skin, good hair doesn’t happen overnight. Need some colour inspo? Scroll through their Instagram for the latest colouring trends and your next look!
Lujo Hair & Makeup | Teneriffe
Located in gorgeous Teneriffe, Owner Ashleigh Macguire has created a one-stop salon that will have you returning time and time again. One of their most popular colouring services is balayage and a quick scroll through their Instagram will reveal why. Their balayage foil contouring is a foiling technique that creates seamless blends for an I-woke-up-like-this kind of finish. Taking into consideration your natural colouring, they are able to personalise the technique to you. Furthermore, not only do they want you to reach your hair goals, they are also dedicated to maintaining the integrity of your hair. They use the Milkshake colour range, Sachujan, Mr Smith and Olaplex to keep your tresses healthy and strong. If you have a special event coming up, make sure to give them a call. In addition to their incredible colouring and cutting, they also do beautiful hair styling and makeup application!
Urban Chic | Ashgrove
Owner Amy Gaudie created Urban Chic as a way to deliver outstanding hairstyling and ultra-personalised service to the people of Brisbane. She is most proud of fostering a salon culture that is totally unique to Urban Chic – it’s the kind of salon where you are pampered and cared for and where you feel like one of the family! By constantly evolving their atmosphere, décor, services and education, the salon and the team always feel fresh and inviting, resulting in the perfect environment to inspire new looks. Couture colouring is one of their signature services. It enables them to personalise the colouring service to the individual client, while also combining it with various techniques such as babylights, foilayage, balayage and free-hand painting techniques. For stunning results, Amy and her team are currently loving Wella’s Body Crafter from their EIMI range, in order to achieve maximum body and volume. After your first appointment, you’ll be counting down until you can finally be in their wonderful company again!
Fluid The Color Salon | Camp Hill
We absolutely love Fluid The Color Salon. With a passion for all things bold and beautiful, they are the go-to salon for anyone wanting to try a new colour, whether blonde, mahogany, copper or even azure blue! Trish and her team understand that your hair is your crowning glory, which is why they do whatever it takes to ensure you leave the salon thrilled with your new locks. Using Original & Mineral as well as Pravana, they use techniques such as freehand painting in order to create seamless blends and stunningly vivid shades. If you’re not quite ready to try lavender locks, don’t worry. They are just as talented in creating blonde and brunette styles too! With a friendly team of stylists who are all dedicated to ensuring you have an incredible time with them, visiting Fluid The Color Salon feels like catching up with good friends – all the while getting your hair done!
Rokstar Salon | West End
As the winners of QLD Hairdresser of the Year at the QLD Hair Expo Australia, the 2018 and 2017 Australian Hair Industry Awards QLD Salon of the Year and 2017 Australian Hair Fashion Awards QLD Hairdresser of the Year, it is no surprise that Brodie Lee and her team feature on this list. As one of Australia’s most celebrated stylists, Brodie Lee is dedicated to crafting the perfect colour to suit every guest to her salon, and her and her team are particularly known for their freehand colour work. Whether you want a crisp blonde or a lived-in balayage effect, they’ll take the time to analyse your hair and your colouring before custom creating a style that suits you. As a super chic and fashion-forward salon, they want every guest to achieve the hair they’ve always dreamt of. With a reputation for crafting some of the best looking hairstyles in Brisbane, you can be guaranteed that after a trip to Rokstar Salon you’ll be looking better than ever before.