Through thick and thin, breakups, bobs, and blunt fringes, a great hairdresser becomes a part of your life forever. They are our coiffuring confidants, our lowkey therapists, the brush-wielding white knights rescuing us from the depths of low esteem
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a certain level of stress/self-loathing/crying in the shower when it comes time to choosing said Brisbane hairdresser for your
regular semiregular incredibly rare ‘do update. With such trials pervading the pursuit of a foxy mop, it makes sense that when you find someone who makes you feel special, you make like penguins and stay with them for life.
We've done the hard work for you and narrowed the field to the very best lock-loppers and dye-disciples in town gone. Bad haircuts are a thing of the past, here are the best hairdressers in Brisbane:
Toni & Guy
Feeling safe at a hairdresser is like the Holy Grail of going to the hairdressers, and the gals and guys at Toni & Guy just get it. You can confidently just relax to the max in the chair at either the CBD salon.
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing
Luke Reynolds Hairdressing is an easy contender for Brisbane's best hairdresser, and we are in love with Luke and his crew's colouring, cutting and styling skills. His reputation might be formidable, but Luke and his team are super-friendly and happy to help with any of your tress traumas. And Luke Reynolds is open in those magical late-night time slots when you need a hairdresser the most. P.S. There aren't any other hairdressers in New Farm with such palate pleasing neighbours (looking at you, Chouquette) either!
Northside kids, if you're not onto the good thing that is Fruition Hair, you need to get your act together. Their bustling Wilston salon is a Brisbane hairdresser that offers the whole package—cool cuts, kickin' colours, to-die-for treatments, and a massage that will have you shouting their praises to anyone who'll listen. Case in point: us right now.
Paddington and Chelmer
If the inner 'burbs are where you prefer to tame your tresses, then Bach Hair is your-go to Brisbane hair salon. Known as one of the premiere hairdressers in Brisbane, owners Lee and Peter have over 30 years experience and two gorgeous salons to prove it (Paddington AND Chelmer)—essentially meaning you're in excellent hands. Hair colour and cuts are their speciality, so whether you're after a total makeover or just want to keep your tresses looking schmick, Bach have you covered.
Paddington and Teneriffe
Specialising in amazing colour (they're award-winners FYI) with equally great cuts, Mi Color is a Brisbane institution. With locations in Paddington and Teneriffe, the team here are also on point for curly haircuts. After a totally new look? The Mi Color team offer a range of services including haircuts, gorgeous blow dries, custom hair extensions, professional straightening and more for some seriously fashion-forward looks.
Stumbling on a suburban hairdresser with big-city skills is one of our favourite things ever, that's why we bloody love Lamb Hair. This is one of our favourite places to get a gorgeous dye job, and they also offer a mint straightening treatment to get your mane looking extra equine.
The Ruby Room
Home to one of the best split end treatments in Brisbane, The Ruby Room in Nundah are mane management kings who take the stress out of caring for your tresses. The talented team of colourists and stylists will have you bouncing out of the salon with a cut and colour to die for, and going back time and time again!
Epic Hair Designs
Six salons and counting—their most recent opening in Emporium, Fortitude Valley is stunning—, the Epic empire extends to all point of the compass in Brisbane and they are cutting manes and their follicle fixing ways show no sign of giving up. The Keratin treatment is a lifesaver but their cutting and colour work is bang on too.
Togninis Hair Skin Body
Luxe is the word at Brisbane institution Togninis so if you are looking for uptown rich-girl hair, you’re welcome. One visit, and you’ll be devoted for life.
XIN TWENTY ONE Hair Artistry
Using Shu Uemura products and a whole truck-load of creativity, XIN TWENTY ONE in Milton is one of our go-to hairdressers in Brisbane. The dedicated team, lead by Xin himself, make it their mission to have you step out of the salon as the hair envy of all your friends—heck, even strangers on the street. Be there or have bad hair forever.
White Gold Boutique
You look like gold to us, White Gold. If blonde strands are your jam, then White Gold is must-do. Head to their beautiful boutique for a back-to-back hairdo and eyebrow freshen up, and walk away feeling a million bucks.
The fact that Blow do great hair is just one the many reasons this Newstead hairdresser rules. As well as kindly remaining open for late night hair-sessions, Blow is also a one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs (manicures, lashes, tanning, waxes, make-up, the works), making it a no-brainer before an event.
Horse Meat Disco
This crew of uber-cool hair wranglers are masters in the trade. Interesting name aside, Horse Meat Disco Salon is killing it in the hair game; these guys use Olaplex to ensure your hair is stronger after they work their colour magic than it was before.
Little Hair Nest
Ironically named, sure, but Heather and her lock-loving crew at Little Hair Nest are masters at making your hair most unlike a nest. Using only natural hair care products (Kevin Murphy, in particular), easy-does-it, effortless hair is Heather’s hair philosophy.
Netflix and haircut? Is there anything better than a TV show binge while getting your hair did? We think not, and Paddington hairdresser Verve wants to make the dream a reality, with TV screens at each station.
Cool-girls, assemble! Lila Boheme is your spirit guide on the road to good hair enlightenment. Known as a no-bullshit Brisbane salon, Lila Boheme do cool hair, and they do it well. Whether you're after the most on-trend colour work around, an effortlessly cool new cut, or the whole shebang, this Brisbane hairdresser is one of the best in the biz.
Papas + Pace
Sleek salon, on-fleek hair? You must be at Papas + Pace. One of the masters, Dmitri and his team are go-to magic workers. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look back.
Home of the sh*t haircut (sh*t stands for Super Hot Individual Talent, der), AKA Togninis is a Brisbane hairdresser for the follicularly brave and the very hip, with an aesthetic inspired by fresh new hair and street style trends. Resta assured Jules Tognini and his team will take good care of your noggin'.
Awards are great—and Revolution has plenty of those—but the proof is in the (hair) pudding. And this pudding is made from haircuts and colours so good you’ll want to shout from the rooftops about them.
Olive Eco Hair
Nestled in a zen garden in the leafy ‘burb of Tarragindi, Olive Eco Hair’s cuts and colours are so good, we to keep the secret to ourselves. We trust you though! All products (including the dyes) are organic so there’s another reason to feel good!
Image credit: Ariana Gillrie | Luke Reynolds Hairdressing