They say you should invest in your hair, because it’s the crown you never take off, and whilst we don’t know who said it, we’re sure they were incredibly wise because their words are on point. We’re also sure that if you have ever coloured your hair, you’ll know that finding a killer hair colourist is like striking gold. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic hair change or require a little regular mane maintenance, it’s essential that you put yourself in the hands of someone you can trust. With so many hair colour trends to try this spring (hello, hair contouring and pastel locks we’re talking to you), it’s time to stop hairdresser hopping and get ready to fall in love with your locks for good; we’ve rounded up the crème-de-la-crème of Sydney’s best hair colourists, in no particular order, for you below.
With Anthony Nader (basically a hair-god) at the helm, RAW delivers hair experiences like no other. Oh, and they’ve also transformed the locks of everyone from Gisele Bündchen to Miranda Kerr (so you’re in good hands, we promise). Not sure who to book your next appointment with? A special shout out to the colour director at RAW, Stella Greenwood-Yousif who just happens to be a hairdresser of the year finalist.
Frequented by A-list stars to fashions’ it-girls, Valonz is a Sydney institution, home to some of the very best colourists. Whether you’re after seamlessly blended balayage, or a complete colour transformation, you can’t go wrong at Valonz. The team specialise in keeping hair as healthy as can be, whether you’re locks are fairy-floss pink or subtly highlighted. QUE Colour Darlinghurst As their name suggests, the team at QUE Colour are specialists when it comes to all things colour. They specialise in natural transformations and love free-hand colour. If you’re looking for lived-in highlights or undetectable balayage, look no further. They have also just started offering a brand new basin colour service, which means you can have colour and foils applied at the basin. The result? Lived-in colour or sun-kissed tresses in 20 minutes or less. You. Are. Welcome!
This is where you come for a bespoke, not to mention superior, salon experience. The team here are listed as a L’Oreal Professional Blonde Salon, meaning they’re officially the business when it comes to colour. They’re also part of Sustainable Salons Australia, recycling up to 95% of their salon waste, so you can feel good when you enjoy an extra long shampoo and even better when you check out your new locks in the mirror.
Nestled in Precinct 75 in Sydney’s Inner West, DD&Co feels like a New York loft and is complete with neon lights and selfie-walls. Their forte? Rainbow hair. Whether you want to dye your locks a subtle rose quartz hue or transform your crowning glory into the brightest shade of violet purple, DD&Co is your go-to.
Locations across Sydney
Since opening his first salon in 1975, Franck Provost has since expanded to our sunny shores and has been transforming countless glossy manes across Sydney, so now you can channel effortless Parisian glamour with just one salon appointment. What is the Franck Provost hair colour go-to for the new season? A brand new hair contouring technique called Indian Sun, think (almost undetectable) highlights designed according to your face shape, to illuminate only your best features. How very French.
Bringing a serious wow factor to the streets of Alexandria, Jana Pana aka the lady behind Marli Rose, has 15 years of luxe hairdressing experience. This has led her to develop her own technique and style of hairdressing, proving that if you want something done right, you really just need to YOLO and do it yourself. So take a seat at the basin and prop those legs up on a cowhide footrest, it’s time to treat yo’self.
A Sutherland Shire staple. Bixie Colour is a specialist hair colour salon, with a brilliant team all trained by the ever-so-talented Sheree Knobel (the hair-whisperer behind Jen Hawkins signature blonde locks). Shiny, healthy hair is guaranteed!
Specialising in what we’ve coined cool-girl hair… The team at Headcase hair have their finger on the pulse when it comes to all things colour, interpreting trends from behind the scenes at Fashion Week around the globe right here in Paddington.
Stevie English Hair
Stevie English is one of a handful of Matrix (AKA the brand behind some of the greatest hair products that you need to try – right now) salons in Sydney. If out-of-this-world, didn’t know it was possible colour transformations are what you’re after, look no further. Not sure where to start? Try hair strobing, a customised flash of light created through colour to create radiance and a lit-from-within glow to your face.
Bondi & Surry Hills
Prema have been a go-to for all things colour for over a decade. Their salons in Surry Hills and Bondi are some of the busiest in the country, and with good reason! From classic blondes to pastel blue hues, if you know what colour you’re after, the team at Prema are here to help you realise all your colour dreams.
Edwards & Co
A favourite amongst blogger babes through to socialites, Edwards & Co specialises in seamlessly blended highlights and creamy sun-kissed hair. Most of their colour jobs are so natural looking; you’d think their clients are just blessed with seriously enviable tresses. Make sure you don’t leave the salon without having your hair styled in the signature Edwards & Co ‘undone wave’.
Image Credit: Stevie English