Not all hair salons are created equal, so we’ve sorted the best from the rest to bring you the top five hairdressers to service your locks in Sydney.
Adilla is the cool new kid on the block, boasting a great vibe and some of the top editorial and up and coming stylists out. Located in the heart of Double Bay, this edgy and immaculate salon (pictured above) makes you feel like you’re on set at an editorial shoot. You’ll instantly feel the expertise in the room, with stylists often fresh off of New York Fashion Week, The Voice and Australia’s Next Top Model. Yes co-owner Frankie Endersbee has graced the locks of Naomi Campbell herself as well as well as styling the manes for Yeezy’s show at NYFW, which is a true testament to her skill and experience. Co-owner and Art Director Rhiannon Dimaria comes with a portfolio of accolades just as impressive, with her attention to detail second-to-none. This blonde and balayage specialist ensures colour is blended seamlessly and she can turn any colour disaster into a masterpiece. They’ve got an intuitive knack for understanding exactly what will suit you, whilst their knowledge of hair has you thinking completely out of the box for a style that’s fresh and on trend. They strive to always be on the forefront of hair techniques and create awesome video and social media content too. You’ll find quirky and delectable R+Co products on their shelves and the finest hair extensions from Great Lengths. The girls will also be sure to make you laugh and leave you looking and feeling like a Victoria’s Secret Angel stat!
A cosy boutique salon, spearheaded by one of the best in the business Diane Gorgievski. Diane is a veteran in the hair industry, boasting a portfolio of celebrities who’s manes she’s tamed including Ruby Rose, Joel Madden and Sarah Murdoch. Whether it’s a colour or cut, you’re in the safest hands with Diane and Steph who effortlessly create sexy chops, cool colour and flawless brow-dries. If you’re after the latest in colour trends, they’re masters in the sought-after reverse balayage technique which is reserved for top global colourists. It involves sweeping in dark dye through select areas from the roots for an understated, natural look. They also offer the must-have Olaplex treatment to perfect your strands post-colour or tend to your stressed out tresses. Here, you’ll also be treated to the delectable scents and lush feels of opulent Oribe products, yum!
This is a hack on the list, as you won’t find anyone cutting or colouring, but the blow dries here are just so darn good we couldn’t leave it off. This stylish salon features a full service cocktail bar with a delicious selection of cheese and wine to boot. Sip on your Aperol Spritz, whilst your stylist blow-dries your hair to perfection, from smooth and sleek to a wavey bed head – most looks can be achieved for just $45, so it’s easy to make this a weekly ritual. You can also get amazing braiding or an up-do for those extra special occasions, the possibilities are endless with Leigh Dole’s talented team. The extended opening hours are a heaven sent (7am – 10pm most days), so you can pop in before work or just as you’re about to step out to a fabulous event. Makeup and lashes are also on offer, so all your primping and preening needs are covered.
This modern hair spa is an Aveda lifestyle salon located in the heart of the city, on the bottom beauty level of David Jones so it conveniently benefits from DJ’s long shopping hours – tick! Once you walk into the tranquil space, you will completely forget that you’ve just stepped into the busy department store and escape into a little piece of luxury. To start, you will be treated to a beautiful Aveda Ritual and offered its signature herbal tea blend. You’ll then be whisked away to an uber relaxing and perfectly curated wash and head massage. Once you’ve awoken from all of the delights on offer, your hair will be seamlessly cut, coloured and styled by Luke Smart’s award winning team. Jack is a blow-dry whiz and will leave you feeling like a goddess on departure.
Located conveniently in the heart of Crown St, this warm and vibrant salon is a cult favourite and houses some of the greats including hair and makeup guru Erin Shaw. At this swanky salon you’ll also be given Aveda’s ritual treatment (a head, neck and shoulder massage with aromatherapy oils) on arrival, which starts your experience on a truly special note. The mod woody panels exude a sense of serenity as do the Aveda products that are applied to your strands, and the art deco shampoo room, covered with pics of the most stylish in famous manes, makes for a fun and happening atmosphere. This is a salon that’s always abuzz at any given time as well as being at the forefront of hair trends.