Hair & Beauty

Reader’s Choice: Sydney’s Best Hairdressers

By Angela Law
22nd Apr 2016

Readers Choice Awards Best Hairdressers Sydney

Surely we can all agree that selecting a new institution to entrust your precious tresses is a big freaking deal. Well, stress no longer because the votes are in and Sydney has spoken. The result? Ten of the best hairdressers in Sydney to hit up for a new look, as voted by you.

#1 QUE Colour | Darlinghurst

Taking out the top gong, QUE Colour specialises in natural colour and healthy hair (AKA the dream). Headed up by colour director Monique McMahon, they are famous for chic cuts and colours, as you would expect from one of Sydney’s trendiest suburbs. 

#2 Crown Hair | Darlinghurst

So apparently you guys are pretty big fans of the grimy turned glam suburb of Darlinghurst. Coming in at second place is Crown Hair—the place to go if you are after that special one-on-one treatment and a haircut tailored especially to your face and body (yes, body). 

#3 Esstudio Galleria | Chippendale

Esstudio Galleria is a beauty parlour and hair salon conveniently located in one of Sydney’s inner-city creative hubs, Chippendale. The décor is old school cool, complete with wing chair, antique chandelier and traditional barbershop chairs. Going beyond caring for the hair on top of your head, Esstudio Galleria will also tame your facial hair with beard trims or a good old-fashioned shave.

#4 AlanaKristian | Rose Bay

AlanaKristian is a boutique hair and beauty salon residing on Sydney’s harbour edge in the leafy suburb of Rose Bay. When it comes to hair extensions, these guys are the experts, specialising in Great Lengths Hair Extension application and, since they are also the flagship salon for Kerastase in Australia, you can expect to-the-minute products from this luxury hair care brand.  

#5 Cabelo Culture | Pyrmont

Black to red ombre, botched colour fixes and radical crops are all on the cards at Cabelo Culture. They allow their killer work to speak for itself rather than relying on gimmicky ploys to draw you in. And since they’ve been voted as one of Sydney’s top ten salons by you guys, we’d say their plan is working pretty well. 

#6 Royals Hair & Beauty | Castle Hill

Conveniently located in Castle Towers Shopping Centre, this local staple has had a huge (and we mean HUGE) facelift in recent years. Rightly considered the best in The Hills, Royals Hair & Beauty is a fail-safe salon where you can expect a little bit of luxury without ever leaving the ‘burbs. Another big tick for Royals is that they now use ammonia free hair colour, so you can indulge in a little make over without worrying about any harsh chemicals. 

#7 Alan Coban | CBD

A minimalist salon featuring sleek white stone countertops, floor to ceiling mirrors and beachy wood paneling, Alan Coban has amassed a loyal following in the 20 years since opening his salon doors. Alan is an intuitive stylist, known for precision cutting and breakthrough hair concepts, imparting his wisdom to his dedicated team along the way. 

#8 Audrey & Him | Newtown

Tucked away in the heart of hipsterville, Audrey & Him is a boutique salon that is heaving with local talent. Creative Director, Alan White, has styled for the likes of Tom Ford, Kate Moss and Vogue Italia so you just know that this hairdresser in Sydney is the real deal.

#9 Head Over Heels | Newtown

Another point goes to the Inner West with Head Over Heels, located on bustling King Street in Newtown. A collective of inspired artists, Head Over Heels is all raw timber communal tables and lush ferns hanging from the walls. Does that sound like an oasis to you? Yeah, us too. 

#10 Bixie | Caringbah

Looking out for Sydney’s Southern dwellers is Bixie Colour, a specialist hair salon lead by one of Australia’s most in demand and trusted hair colourists; Sheree Knobel. They are committed to constant education and development, so you can bet your bob that you will reap the benefits.

Image Credit: Bixie Colour

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