Does the need to maintain your perfect 'do ever keep you up at night?
Remember when hair salons only opened late one night a week and it was first in best tressed to nab the coveted after-work appointment? Luckily, that’s a thing of a past with many Brisbane hairdressers now offering their services late into the evening, multiple days a week. Thank GOD!
The power of a great haircut or hair color is undeniable. As is the opposite (show of hands if you've ever been reduced to tears by a DIY hair disaster!). To save you from a seriously bad hair day, we’ve tracked down some of the best late night hairdressers in Brisbane.
Paddington and Teneriffe
Because of course you want your hair ‘did’ by award-winning Brisbane salon, Mi Color! These guys really know their stuff and have championed the perfect colour match based on your skin tone and eye colour. Yes, their bread and butter is gorgeous colour, but, Mi Color also provide your must-have services including cut and colour combos, blow dry packages (so good!) plus dry styling for when you want your do to look fierce. Their Teneriffe salon also provides an array of luxe beauty treatments (including the coveted light therapy!) so you can leave feeling top-to-toe glam. Mi Color is open late Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The most awarded salon in town, Luke Reynolds is all about luxe-looking hair. No wonder they have a cult following amongst locals! Open until 8pm Tuesday-Thursday, make a booking at their Parisian-style salon after hours and let the incredibly talented team get to work. ‘Nuff said.
Little Hair Nest
Tucked away in the back streets of Paddington, Little Hair Nest is a stunning salon space. Airy, spacious, and home to some serious Brisbane talent—owner Heather and her team are some of the best colourists and scissor slingers in town—Little Hair Nest is often booked out well in advance! They also champion using only ammonia, sulphate and paraben free products, so you know what’s going on your head is good for you! Give them a call to make a booking.
Paddington and Chelmer
Another award-winner (gosh, we have a few don’t we!), Bach Hair is a luxurious sanctuary with more than 30 years under their belt! Expect all the trimmings; from cut and colour, to some pretty amazing treatments, Bach should be in your little black book. Open Tuesdays and Thursday until 9:30pm. WIN!
Horse Meat Disco Salon
Working late tonight? Don’t worry, Horse Meat Disco are now cutting and colouring four nights a week. Don’t be put off by the kooky name—which stems from a DJ club in London that embodies the spirit of the NYC disco era—it has a super a cool vibe and the team are masters in the hairdressing trade, granting you your hair vision with individuality and flair. Open late Tuesday to Friday nights.
When your old ‘do just isn’t cutting it anymore, make a beeline for Twidale’s Victorian-style townhouse in Fortitude Valley. The brains behind the operation is Jo Twidale—an award-winning hairdresser and make up artist with years of catwalk and editorial experience. The team bounce between the Valley and their Sunshine Coast salon, so you'll find them working late Wednesdays and Thursdays, and until 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Togninis Hair Skin Body
Under the watchful eye of the infamous Benni Tognini, Togninis have been caring for clients who consider their hair to be an essential part of their persona since 1987. The salon has a super-charged dose of styling know-how and impressive credentials. After something out of the ordinary? Ask for Jules. He hates bobs and long layers, but loves a challenge and a chat. Open Wednesdays until 8pm and Fridays until 8.30pm.
Tucked just off Racecourse Road in the in the blue ribbon suburb of Ascot in Brisbane's inner north, Subiaco is worth the visit—especially if you're a blonde. Elle Zoppi has been cutting and colouring hair at Subiaco for the past 17 years, ensuring the salon has a friendly and down-to-earth vibe. Open Wednesday and Thursday nights until 9pm.
Establishment Hair. Skin. Body
For no-nonsense blow-dries, great colour and cuts Establishment near The Emporium precinct is the place to go. They use only 100% Australia made and owned, vegan-friendly products, so you know there’s only good stuff on your tresses. Open until 9pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Tucked away in the heart of Nundah Village, Ruby Room boasts an undeniably bustling city vibe but with the ease of a suburban location. With ruby red chandeliers, an exposed brick wall and full length black framed mirrors, the eclectic vibe will make you feel just that little bit cooler by being there—and that’s before you start whipping around your new ‘do! Open until 9pm, Monday to Thursdays; and Fridays until 6pm.
For beautiful blow-dries, great colour and cuts in bright, comfortable surroundings, Obsidian Hair is your hair savior—especially when leading into the weekend. Services include the usual cuts, colour, styling, hair extensions and spray tans, but stylists also specialise in wedding and formal hair. Obsidian Hair is open late Wednesday and Friday nights.
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Luke Reynolds | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie