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The best hairdressers in Brisbane

Nothing gives the same confidence boost as a fresh cut – here are the top Brisbane hair boutiques

Written by
Sandra Moon

Are you ready for your crowning glory to go from plain Jane superbrain to drop dead gorgeous? Then check out these incredible salons scattered all around Meanjin from Spring Hill to Ipswich, no matter what you’re after, whether it’s an eye-popping colour, a funky shaved flavour or an elegant upstyle. With precision cutting skills, amazing hair colour techniques with the latest made to last colours, from curls, to straight hair and afros, Brisbane knows hair. So  for a new sexy and fabulous or wild and outrageous you, find your new hairdresser from our list below.

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Top hairdressers in Brisbane

Did you say pixie-mullet-mohawk-unicorn-fairy-queer-goth-punk-lollipop-bangs? For hair that makes you go ‘hell yeah’ visit power duo Shantelle and Samie, who are guaranteed to give you an epic cut and colour to turn heads. Between them they have a swathe of impressive accolades. They love fun colours and crazy cuts but are also proud of their ‘normie’ hair too. Swipe through their Instagram and you’ll see why this new salon has picked up a huge following. They can create buzz cuts, French bobs, shaggy curls and whip up pastel blue dos or soft pixie mullets, and colours that explode into visual dreams. All of their products align with their sustainable values and are cruelty free with many PETA approved. And just when we thought this fab salon couldn’t get any better, ding dong! They change the same no matter what your gender is. Hair Nerd is where the stylists never say no to ideas and you can truly be yourself!

If you’re wanting an internationally trained stylist ready to rock your style with the latest European trends you must book into Orb Hair and Beauty. Deborah Paton, salon owner and London-trained hairdresser, leads a talented, kindly and handpicked team from all over the world. If you need precision London and European cutting, balayage, or glamourous, beautiful styling then this is the place for you. Orb prides themselves on being able to find the perfect stylist and colourist for each guest. Their unique offerings include Orb hair and image plans covering the colour, cut, condition, manageability and unique concerns of each valued customer ensuring every individual is so much more than a head of hair. Orb also offers Show Pony hair extensions, hair smoothing services (to de-frizz, soften and make curls and frizz super manageable), the latest prescriptive bonders, treatments and glosses for hair health, strength and amazing shine. Not to mention their most talked about Orb treatment rituals, including a full 20-minute head massage and hot towels in shiatsu basin chairs. 


There’s a reason Wendy Levis’s salon was voted the 2021 Best Hairdresser Brisbane Southside. Her guests are treated to a one-on-one experience like special guests from when they enter to when they leave looking absolutely spectacular. A quick squiz at her Instagram @wendylevishair features a dazzling range of fresh faux wolf cuts, expertly cut styles framing all types of faces and eye-popping colours with sizzling hot cuts to match – #instaworthy. Her most popular offerings tend to be the vivid colours, mostly iridescent, which allows the light to penetrate the hair and illuminate it, which helps the colour fade beautifully over time. Wendy offers expert advice on how to wear the cut several ways using products or letting the hair fall naturally. Wendy’s jam is also working with pretty, natural tones or silver as the hero colour. 

Pia Lane has a big reputation for life-changing looks. With over 20 trophies in their window and experience with photo shoots and catwalks, the Pia Lane team have a renown built on three generations of family expertise. For 19 years they have been making the men and women of Brisbane beautiful and have earned the reputation as the hottest spot for blondes. Pia and her team are experts in precision haircuts and all things mullet, along with colours from the clean and creamiest of blondes to colours fit for a unicorn. They are also specialists in blonde, balayage, ombré, reds, and brunettes with a stylist to suit your every need. The salon boasts in-house makeup so all your wedding and event needs can be done in one spot. We’re feeling the love of Pia and her team for others as they offered free haircuts to all medical staff, Queensland health staff and flood victims during the pandemic and post flood recovery. 


Match Vano studio’s intimate, friendly and comfortable atmosphere with outstanding professional skills and an exceptional level of care from the stylist and voila! You have a match made in hairdressing heaven. As members of the LGBTQIA+ family themselves, they celebrate and welcome diversity and inclusion. Everyone in the studio is very warm, welcoming and accommodating, and all have the same goal – to make everyone who sits in their chairs feel better about themselves once the cape is removed. They offer a wide range of hair services for absolutely everyone – precision cutting, colour, styling are some of the most popular. At Vano, it’s about the individual and the stylists love helping each client achieve their unique hair goals by offering advice based on clients’ needs, haircare routines and the way they seek to express themselves. So if you fancy a comfortable and relaxing environment, open-minded stylists paying close attention to what you want, and beautiful hair as a result, look no further than Vano Studios.

Queens and kings, at Totoya Hair you can go the ‘fro with your natural African hair or you can slay with traditional braids, cornrows and faux locks – the choice is yours. African-born hairdresser and African hair expert Totoya believes in bringing the importance of beautiful hair and the glory it represents in African culture to all her styles. The salon offers a full suite of services from a simple shampoo and blow dry to an extensive range of African styling specialties. On offer for keeping the hair natural are protective hairstyles like makamba, or instead go for some bantu knots, twists, box braids, Ghanian cornrows, dreadlocks, weaves and wigs. Braids are a popular choice at the salon and a simple two cornrows style for kids saves time brushing their hair for school. You can even get the braids and cornrows undone as well making it a great no-fuss option for parents.


West End’s funkiest salon offers cuts, colours and styles as well as an amazing array of treatments that will make your hair slay like Bey. A visit to the award-winning salon will transform you into the rockstar you are as precision and artistic flow meld into one. Customers will be impressed at the number of titles and finalist listings on their website including Hotshots 2020 finalist and Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA) Salon Stylist of the Year 2020 finalists and AHIA Business Director of the Year 2020 finalist. And the pièce de résistance is definitely being crowned the 2017-2018 Queensland Hairdresser of the Year. The price list is based on who in the team cuts your hair from the Creative Director, Art Director all the way through to the emerging stylist. 

Welcome to your best hair day ever. Get your mirror ball vibes on 'cos the Disco Salon is ready to make your tresses into a 'do fit for a diva. Formerly known as Horse Meat Disco Salon, the Disco has been in operation since 2012. Everything about this experience will be a treat from the personalised consultation down to the artistic and creative vibe of the salon and stylists. Winners and finalists in the AHIA awards-these stylists know their stuff whether it’s a cut and colour or an upstyle for a wedding or that special event. The salon has most recently been awarded the certificate of Positive Impact by Sustainable Salons for its commitment to sustainability. Their website kindly offers these top 10 tips to power up your hair between visits. Mikey and the team will make you feel beautiful and magical so make a booking now.

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