You know that heart-pumping, weak-at-the-knees feeling when you spot the perfect hairstyle in a magazine, on Pinterest or on your favourite Instagram? That must-have-it-or-I’ll-die feeling? We know it too, all too well.
When it comes to getting your hair done, whether it’s for an event or you’re going for a complete overhaul, you want to know you’re in safe hands. Fear not, you don’t need to gamble on a discount voucher that promises Emma Stone and delivers Bruce Jenner, we’ve done some painstaking research to find Sydney’s best hair stylists, so you can be assured your locks will be in safe hands when you take on that new style.
Bondi Junction, Surry Hills
With salons in Bondi Junction, Surry Hills and New York City, Prema hair are renowned for leading the latest trends from the runway. Prema are longtime favourites of The Urban List, having blown us away with their expertise and dedication to keeping our locks fresh and fierce. Book yourself in and have a chat with one of the stylists so you can get the most out of your mane.
Even if you don’t live in the area, it’s well worth travelling to check these guys out. DD&Co live by a simple credo: “life’s too short to have bad hair”, and we couldn’t agree more. These guys can work wonders on your tresses, taking them from meh to wow in one session. Thinking of changing up your length or colour? You can trust these guys to keep it modern and chic while maintaining your personal style.
Dario Cotroneo has been creating jaw-dropping hairstyles all over the world for over 25 years, and training expert stylists in the process. If you’re looking to find a salon you can trust for years to come, this is the one for you. You can choose your level at this ultra-sleek Darlinghurst hair salon, from the bespoke luxury package from Dario himself, to an incredible colour and style experience from the rest of the team, Dario Salon takes doing hair to the most personal of levels, spending time getting to know you before getting stuck into your hair. It’s a truly tailored experience at Dario Salon, and they’ll even pour you a glass of wine while your hair is being polished to perfection.
Hair? Check. Nails? Check. Massage? Check. Esstudio Galleria is a creative space meets beauty and hair salon where you’ll have the full treatment from the team of professionals while taking in the beautifully decked out space that reminds us of old Hollywood glamour with an edge. There’s no need to look anywhere else if you’re looking to get the works done.
Wild Life Hair
There’s no shortage of in-and-out chop factories on the north side, but Wild Life Hair is a breath of fresh air for you and your locks. If you ask us, there’s no better view while getting your hair done than the Harbour Bridge itself. You can trust these guys to transform your tresses and leave you feeling seriously refreshed.
While the surf may give you sun-kissed, tousled strands, it will also take the life out of your locks – so a great hairdresser in Manly is essential. Enter Willow Hair, experts in the art of the relaxing salon visit. Your troubles (and split ends) will be a world away when you step in the door. The team will make you feel completely at ease while they work on getting your hair looking fab.
Image credit: Prema Hair