Word of mouth is everything in the beauty industry.
And if it’s based on buzz, these Brisbane salons come out on top every time.
With loyal and vocal clientele vouching for them on social media, proof of their impressive service and skills – we’d suggest you book yourself in for a visit, pronto.
FRUITION STYLE AMBITION
1/2 Heather St, Wilston QLD 4051 | (07) 3356 3311
Located just north of Brisbane’s CBD, this bright, airy salon is the ideal place for a pre-event makeover or your monthly hair maintenance. The Fruition team, who have been eight-time finalists for the Australian Hairdresser of the Year award, have created a fun, calming space where a head, neck and upper back massage, is part of every service. Top-notch brands like Shu Uemura and Kevin Murphy are used throughout, and don’t be surprised if you’re offered a glass of bubbly, too. Cheers.
2/57 Vulture St, West End QLD 4101 | (07) 3846 5636
Call them the overachievers. This salon was named the state’s salon of the year two years running, and is home to Queensland Hairdresser of the Year 2017 Brodie-Lee Stubbins. Pause for applause, please. The space itself is cutting-edge-meets-sophisticated, and the well-rounded, super friendly team specialise in the kinds of cuts and colours that take your locks to the next level – without hiding what makes you, you.
1/106 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 | (07) 3229 6755
With all the best brands under one roof (think Oribe, Cloud Nine, Kevin.Murphy, American Crew and Cloud Nine) Rixon Hair is the place to go for an immersive and opulent in haircare experience. Try one of the more exxy brands before you buy. Brad Rixon, a co-owner of the salon is a third generation hairdresser who’s worked under tutelage of some of Australia’s best and his tight-knit team are as talented and ambitious as they come. Their speciality? Colour and styles that are modern and understated.
15 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 | (07) 3229 0816
With several accolades to their name including Salon Of The Year 2016 at the Australian Hair Industry Awards and Hair Expo, Elysium Hair Brisbane is undeniably the hottest reservation in town for both men and women. That’s right ladies, bring your partners. The salon has a dedicated section for male grooming stocked with all the pomades, gels and clays your guy could ever want. The spacious fit-out also includes a section for makeup including lash extensions, and a ‘tool bar’ featuring a wall of lust-worthy ghds. It’s as dreamy as it sounds.
67/39 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe QLD 4006 | (07) 3172 7995
Love the hair you see in fashion shoots and backstage? Mia Doak, owner and director of The Mia Collective has had a hand in many of these. She’ll give you the kind of hair worth sharing on social media, and her own Instagram is brimming with the kind of cool-girl waves and dimensional colour you can expect. Doak is a beautiful soul and a triple threat; a master of cut, colour and style and her quaint little terrace salon in Teneriffe, beside the Brisbane River, is still something of secret but we suspect not for too long.
3/27 Discovery Dr, North Lakes QLD 4509 | (07) 3880 6808
Salon owner Samantha Jones actually started out working in the airline industry, before studying nails and beauty and undertaking a hairdressing apprenticeship. Because of this untraditional pathway into her chosen career, Jones approach is a little different. Her salon (this one’s her fourth) values customer relationships and understands it’s not just a hair appointment. In return, many of her happy customers rave about her team’s outstanding service. Jones specialty is colour, so if you need a refresh, hit up her team next time you’re in North Lakes.