Olaplex has been an absolute game-changer in the world of hair colour. It’s everywhere at the moment, and with good reason! The miracle-in-a-bottle not only protects your hair whilst it’s being lightened, but it has been proven to strengthen hair and even reverse the damage caused by years of colouring, bleaching and heat styling.
To say Sydney’s best hair salons are on board with Olaplex is an understatement, we haven’t spoken to a single hair-guru who doesn’t rave about it! The best part of this product is that it can be added to any colour service, so if your hair colourist has already nailed your colour—that’s A-OK, Olaplex is an additive (not a colour in itself) –think of it like a concentrated, protective dose of multi-vitamins for your locks.
If you’re planning to lighten your hair as the weather gets warmer, don’t even think about scheduling an appointment anywhere that doesn’t offer Olaplex. To get you one step closer to sun-kissed summer locks (sans the frizz and split-ends) here are our favourite salons in Sydney who have Olaplex on their service list.
Valonz isn’t just a hair salon in Sydney, it’s an institution, responsible for lightening the locks of models, celebs and girls about town with envy-inducing hair. With the colour-queen, Renya Xydis at the helm, Valonz was one of the first salons to embrace all things Olaplex. Celebrity clientele ranges from Cate Blanchett to Lara Worthington, so you know you’re in good hands.
Self-confessed experts in all things Olaplex, Prema have created some seriously amazing transformations thanks to Olaplex… we’re talking everything from baby blue locks to flawless balayage. Enjoy a signature Prema Ritual (it’s a massage and a quick little in-chair yoga session prior to your shampoo) and add Olaplex to your Goldwell colour.
Edwards & Co
Edwards & Co is a hidden gem in East Sydney and much-loved salon of it-girls, blogger babes and beauty editors. With a seriously talented team led by Jaye Edwards, Edwards & Co are all about shiny, healthy locks, and are delivering lust-worthy locks time and time again thanks to Olaplex, no matter their shade (like us, Edwards & Co also love a bit of pastel hair action!)
Crown Hair in Darlinghurst is all about the little luxuries, making your appointment one to remember. Their team is comprised on some of Sydney’s most experienced hair stylists and their contemporary salon is complete with a carefully curated range of products to compliment your perfect new haircut (which, of course, includes Olaplex!)
People Hairdressing in Potts Point have really embraced all things Olaplex, and are thrilled with the transformations they’ve been able to create for their clients, from repairing seriously damaged hair to taking lightening to a whole new level in a single appointment. People’s brilliant team (led by industry legend Hamish Glianos) are all trained in the art of hair, you can expect one of the most in-depth consultations before your locks are transformed.
With the salon tag-line, ‘colour lives here’, you know Bixie Colour in Caringbah are experts in the field. The modern, light and bright salon is responsible for the sun-kissed tresses of Jen Hawkins (and yes, they use Olaplex on her golden locks!)
Wild Life Hair
We won’t hold it against you if you schedule an appointment at Wild Life Hair in Milsons Point just for the million-dollar view (we’re talking right on the water under the Harbour Bridge)… Wildlife Hair’s team is directed by the inimitable Jayne Wild, who has won hairdresser of the year—not once, not twice, but three times! The Wildlife team have a love affair with Olaplex and are creating show-stopping blonde bombshells all over Sydney.
District Salon in Surry Hills is a super slick salon space with just a little bit of cool-girl grit. With an uber-talented, internationally trained team that are responsible for the hair seen in many of our favourite magazines, you’re in (incredibly) good hands at District. Long locks? You can grab lunch and a superfood smoothie from Venus Wholefoods (also located in The Stables) to make it through your appointment.
Located in the quiet backstreets of Darlinghurst, Que Colour is a little sanctuary to escape from the daily grind. Their talented team pride themselves on being up-to-the-minute on new techniques and colour trends, which naturally means they are avid Olaplex supporters!
Synonymous with glamour and style, visiting Joh Bailey in Double Bay is like stepping into a Beverly Hills mansion, it’s complete with chandeliers, monochrome floors and tiffany-blue walls. They’re also open at 7AM weekdays (you might even be able to squeeze in an appointment before work!) In case that wasn’t enough to make you want to schedule an appointment, Joh Bailey Double Bay has recently added Olaplex to their list of services.
RAW Anthony Nader
Hair god Anthony Nader has tended to the locks of everyone from Gisele Bunchden to Nicole Richie and Miranda Kerr. His luxurious salon in Surry Hills feels like a trendy New York loft apartment, where his talented team of hair stylists are all Olaplex advocates. The salon also stocks some of the trendiest haircare brands for you to take home after your Olaplex colour appointment, from Oribe to R+Co.
Renya Xydis City
The Renya Xydis City salon is where hair guru Tracey Cunningham launched Olaplex in Australia (in good company is an understatement!) Complete with gold-gilded walls, chandeliers and a never-ending list of celeb clientele, Renya Xydis City is a beyond beautiful salon located right in the centre of the CBD (lunch break appointment, anyone?). Colour director, David Connelly creates some of the most beautiful tresses in Sydney, his hair philosophy is that locks should always be healthy, glamorous and beautiful, his secret? Olaplex, of course!
Barney Martin hails from London, where he styled the locks of Kate Moss (yes, seriously!) His team are behind some of the most stunning manes in Sydney. They’re specialists in balayage and golden highlights—and keep their clients locks healthy thanks to Olaplex.
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