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 low-key therapists, the brush-wielding white knights rescuing us from the depths of low esteem.
We can all agree that selecting a new institution to entrust your precious tresses is a big freaking deal. Well, stress no longer because we've found the foolproof Sunshine Coast hair salons to hit up for a new look. Here are a few of the Sunshine Coast’s best hairdressers.
If you’re looking for a Sunshine Coast hair salon with the star factor, Pony in Noosa should be your go-to. Owners Craig and Lara have 30 years’ experience between them and have a past-client list that reads like a blockbuster movie—Tom Cruise, Sarah Michelle Geller and Jennifer Lopez to name a few. Along with tending to your locks, this boutique salon also offers makeup and tanning services, meaning you can walk away from one appointment a totally new woman.
This bright and beautiful salon in Peregian Beach delivers ‘lived in, low maintenance, effortless hair’, perfect for our coastal lifestyle. At the helm of Velvet Mane is Sarah Cramp, who guides a team of young, passionate and bubbly hairstylists. Providing high-end services, with a strong focus on upping and sharing their hair knowledge, this is where you head for a good cut, a great colour and an honest chat. With plans to eventually turn into a sustainable salon, Velvet Mane has our vote as one of the best hairdressers on the Sunshine Coast.
The Edward Brown Collective
Get your locks back in top shape at The Edward Brown Collective in the heart of Alexandra Headland. Using cruelty-free and ammonia-free products and specialising in all types of colour, this industrial-style Sunshine Coast hair salon is pretty much for anyone, so you can confidently just sit back and relax while the pros work their magic.
Wild Hare Studio
South of the bridge has its fair share of the super scissor hands, and Wild Hare is upping the numbers again, earning a well-deserved spot among the best hairdressers on the Sunshine Coast. Not only does this airy salon have cutest all-pink exterior, but these girls are so good that you’ll need to book in an appointment weeks in advance. Busy salon equals epic hair.
Peaches Hair Studio
Peaches Hair Studio is a dynamic and creative hair salon located in the hub of Peregian Beach Village. The vibrant team strive to achieve the wow-factor for every client, so you can expect not only extensive expertise, but a dedication to excellent customer service too. Specialising in creative colour, blondes and balayage, and with over 10 years of experience, you can do no wrong at Peaches.
Ella Aura Collective
Coolum kids, if you're not onto the good thing that is Ella Aura Collective, you need to get your act together. Their new Coolum salon is a Sunshine Coast hairdresser that offers the whole package—cool cuts, kickin' colours and to-die-for treatments that will have you shouting their praises to anyone who'll listen. Case in point: us right now.
Bringing the A-team to the table, Roca Verde in Mooloolaba garners mountains of attention from in-the-know hair folk. Let’s just say, we’re pretty sure you could call up and book an appointment with any of their stylists, and they will kill it.
Evalyn Parsons Hair
Tucked inside a super cute renovated 1950s beach shack, Evalyn Parsons Hair is on the lips of many a happy client when we were hunting for the best hair salons on the Sunshine Coast. With over 23 years of experience, Evalyn leads a talented team of stylists who will make your hair dreams come true with high quality products. All you need to do is sit back, enjoy that flat white or wine and flick through their towers of mags.
Ziggies Hair And Image
Sitting pretty along Hastings Street, Ziggies Hair And Image has a reputation for not only their cuts, styling and colouring, but also their super welcoming atmosphere and friendly service. You can expect a mix of locals and holiday-makers to line these salon seats, but they’ll all leave with one thing in common—beautiful hair and likely, a repeat booking for down the line.
Si.Organics is a small, boutique hair salon located in Sunshine Beach. Renowned as one of the Sunshine Coast's best sustainable salons, Si.Organics use Oway products, which are biodynamic and naturally derived; they are kind to your hair, health and the planet, but promise to perform at a high salon standard.
If you're searching for some of the best hairstylists on the Sunshine Coast, head straight to Smyths Inc. where you'll find some of the Sunshine Coast's best hairdressers. Located a stone's throw from the water at Noosa River, the clever stylists at Smyths Inc are experts when it comes to creating high-end, on-trend looks that suit their clients. Plus, they are so friendly you will leave feeling like you have a new BFF.
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