Beauty

Edwards and Co: Beautiful hair is an appointment away

Written by Jessica Lunan

What do you get when you mix Australia’s premium hair and beauty freelancers, award winning salons and leading style visions? The answer is winner of Salon Business of the Year 2017, Edwards and Co!

What do you get when you mix Australia’s premium hair and beauty freelancers, award winning salons and leading style visions? The answer is winner of Salon Business of the Year 2017, Edwards and Co

We know we’re not the only ones who’ve obsessed over the tousled tresses featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Always so perfectly coiffed, undone and styled, these pages have become our cut and colour inspo’s. What if we told you that the maestros who’ve created these lust worthy locks could work their magic on your strands? Introducing Edwards and Co, the award-winning hair agency whose innovative salons and talents are shaking up the Australian hair industry.

Established in 2013 by leading Sydney based colourist tycoon, Jaye Edwards, Edwards and Co is a creative hub housing Australia’s hair and beauty innovators. With 5 salons already dotted across the country from bustling Sydney to hipster Melbourne and even the picturesque Byron Bay, there’s no excuse for not treating yourself to the Edwards and Co experience.

What do you get when you mix Australia’s premium hair and beauty freelancers, award winning salons and leading style visions? The answer is winner of Salon Business of the Year 2017, Edwards and Co

In just a short time of operation, Edwards And Co have been thrust to cult-like status thanks to their unique salon concept, supreme customer experience, fashion forward services and defying education program. Awarded Salon Business of the Year 2017 and crowned Best Salon Design for both 2017 and 2016, it speaks for itself that Edwards and Co are leading pioneers who are disrupting the industry and being celebrated for it.

Not your usual salon, Edwards and Co are characterised by their sprawling, sun drenched warehouse studios where in house stylists and influential freelancers come together. This innovative concept allows renowned celeb fave freelancers, such as Byron Turnball whose portfolio includes Vogue Italia and Cosmopolitan, to call the salon home and operate their own business between projects. From celebrated hair artisans and makeup artists, to even home visits for weddings and events, whatever the treatment or service you’ll find it at the salons.

What do you get when you mix Australia’s premium hair and beauty freelancers, award winning salons and leading style visions? The answer is winner of Salon Business of the Year 2017, Edwards and Co

The beauty of Edwards and Co is that you can hand select stylists who are experts in a particular technique. Whether you’re after sherbet hues, blonde halo or lived in, flowing locks to rival the 70s, whatever your hair dreams, the artisans can create it. It’s no wonder that Edwards and Co are favourites to celebrities Pia Miller, Lara Worthington, Samara Weaving and Charlotte Best!

For more information and to book your appointment visit to edwardsandco.com.au and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


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Farewell bad hair days with Telleish Hair Studio

Searching for a hairformation like no other? The secret is Telleish Hair Studio.

Searching for a hairformation like no other? The secret it Telleish Hair Studio.

It takes a lot of trust to put your locks in the hands of another person. For many of us our tresses are like a security blanket and letting go and stepping out of our comfort zone can at times prove difficult. Which is why when selecting a hairstylist, you not only want someone with talent and knowledge, but you want an artist. So where can you find such artisans? We’re excited to announce your hunt is officially over thanks to Telleish Hair Studio! As a young experienced team of enthusiastic and professional stylists renowned for their hairformations, you’ll be sure to find the perfect match.

Located in the trendy Bay Street of Port Melbourne, the award-winning salon provides the perfect space to refresh your look. After perfectly blended flaxen or platinum strands? Telleish Hair Studio has been voted one of Melbourne’s leading blonde salons, so you’re guaranteed to obtain knockout locks.

The salon has built a strong culture behind the integrity of their hair treatments. Director, Chantelle, or better known as the ‘Telle’ in Telleish, has a list of celebrity clientele singing their praises and she has even worked with Sass & Bide during New York Fashion Week.

Searching for a hairformation like no other? The secret it Telleish Hair Studio.

The whole team at Telleish Hair Studio are big advocates for education and believe that knowledge is the key to success. Not only do they attend the best training within the industry, but the salon also hosts regular internal learning sessions to make sure they are constantly improving their skills. This thirst for knowledge is what separates them from the rest.

As proud ambassadors of Olaplex, Telleish Hair Salon will be conducting an Australian and New Zealand Tour talking all about the process and benefits of the Olaplex treatment. If you are looking to transform your look or just want to treat yourself to a little slice of luxury then make sure to book your appointment today!

To find our more about the Telleish team visit their website www.telleishhairstudio.com.au and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


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Skin, hair & nails: Qsilica leads the beauty glow

Written by Jessica Lunan

Don’t fall victim to the hype of the latest beauty products. Instead let us introduce you to Qsilica, a heavenly beauty range that will elevate your glow.

Don’t fall victim to the hype of the latest beauty products. Instead let us introduce you to Qsilica, a heavenly beauty range that will elevate your glow.

Whatever your age, there's no denying that we all want luscious hair, luminous skin and strong, healthy nails. While we desperately lather ourselves in products and treatments to help with our concerns, many of us don’t realise that flawless beauty is created from within. That’s where Australian made Qsilica will transform your beauty regime so you can achieve a youthful, deeply nourished complexion.

If you are searching for a beauty and health range that prides itself on bringing the best of nature into skincare without sacrificing on quality- then look no further. With their striking packaging, Qsilica is the perfect addition to your vanity and kitchen counter.

Boasting a special hero ingredient, the Australian brand is most famous for utilising the powerful super mineral, colloidal silica. Renowned for its healing and strengthening properties, the mineral supports the cell renewal process so you can say hello to vibrant, plump skin. This unique addition is expertly blended with natural, botanical ingredients, antioxidants and nutrients throughout Qsilica’s supplements and skincare range. The expert combination results in a total supplement and skincare system that has an inside and out approach to beauty.

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Looking after your skin is paramount and for a tailor made experience Qsilica skincare is best used in conjunction with Qsilica Colloidal Silica dietary supplements. Together they work as a force that assists in promoting healthy cell renewal and collagen production for the skin, hair and nails.

As an ecological, vegan company that is free from petrochemicals and parabens, you’ll be able to banish dead skin cells and enjoy a radiant, glowing complexion without the worry of any nasty ingredients. The prestigious brand also has a powerful stance against animal testing, so you can confidently enjoy the range knowing that it is cruelty-free.

Don’t fall victim to the hype of the latest beauty products. Instead let us introduce you to Qsilica, a heavenly beauty range that will elevate your glow.

Qsilica has also built a cult following with beauty lovers internationally because of their array of products that treat skin concerns. No matter what you would like to target, they have a product suitable for you. Their award winning Beauty Sleep products will help you relax and sleep soundly thanks to the chamomile and magnesium found within the supplements. While your body rests and repairs your skin will be nourished and hydrated.

Beauty and wellbeing doesn’t end there as Qsilica can fit into your daily beauty routine through liquid formulas, tablets, capsules, skincare and the most recent addition of a beauty superfood powder.

To create your own shot of beauty, simply combine 1-heaped teaspoon of the Beauty Elixir with cocoa powder, vanilla extract, soaked cashews and medjool dates. Ta-da! Now all you have to do is kick back and enjoy sipping on your delicious drink while this super-product does its magic.

Qsilica truly believes in beauty from the inside out and currently have a competition on their Facebook page for #TrueBeauty. Simply upload a photo of what true beauty means to you for your chance to win an amazing Qsilica Prize Pack.

Can you believe it? The full circle of beauty has never been so obtainable! To transform your regime be sure to visit www.qsilica.com.au and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


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Royals Hair is revolutionising the hair industry

Written by Jessica Lunan

A majestic service is guaranteed with a visit to Royals Hair salon.

A majestic service is guaranteed with a visit to Royals Hair salon.

It’s rare to find a hair salon that creates a complete sensory experience. With a bright, eclectic interior, virtuous customer service and a leading team of cutting and colouring specialists, Royals Hair does exactly that. What’s more, their recent empire expansion, training academy and industry wins proves that Royals Hair is leading the mane game.

Renowned for their Moroccan inspired salons, the Sydney based hair specialists welcome every client through Moorish doors like an honoured guest; instantly treating them as part of the Royals’ ‘family’ to ensure their experience is like no other.

Now, a brand new Cherrybrook salon has been added to the Royals Hair dynasty. Located strategically between the first salon in Castle Hill, and the second in Hornsby; the Cherrybrook salon means you can let the experts refresh and revamp your locks, all while you relax with an exotic tea, Middle Eastern sweets and enjoy the aroma of lushly fragranced candles.

A majestic service is guaranteed with a visit to Royals Hair salon.

Led by Director and Colour Expert, Joseph Anania, and a team of highly experienced, in-house trained hair artisans, we can assure you that the Cherrybrook crew will create the hair of your dreams.

The ability to generate high-end, on-trend cut, coloured and styled hair, is one of the salon’s top priorities. The Royals Hair Training and Education Academy, in collaboration with Hollywood Hair Extensions, ensures that every team member has superior skills; and that clients receive the same, idyllic experience and results across all three salons.

Located in Castle Hill, the Royals Hair Training and Education Academy offers extensive training in cutting, styling, colour work, hair extensions and workshops for competition editorials. They also provide creative workshops for those unable to travel to the city, and hands-on, salon-friendly programs.

A majestic service is guaranteed with a visit to Royals Hair salon.

Thanks to the team’s extensive list of accolades and achievements, the skills learnt through the academy will not go unnoticed. Royals' most recent honour was awarded to Owner and Creative Director, Mary Alamine, who won the 2016 Hair Expo NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year for her creative collection, Gozen. This is the second win for Alamine this year, as she was also crowned the 2016 Australian Hair Fashion Awards NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year.

Inspired by the 12th Century, female Samuri Warrior, Tomoe Gozen, the namesake collection explores the concepts of strength and bravery. Featuring avant garde jagged cuts, braids, and experimental bursts of neon and soft pastel colours; it verifies that Royals Hair is a trailblazer in Australia’s hair industry.

A majestic service is guaranteed with a visit to Royals Hair salon.

Experience the warm, vibrant and exceptional service for yourself and book an appointment with a Royals Hair expert today.

For more information, salon locations or to book your appointment visit www.royalshair.com.au and follow them on Facebook and Instagram

See their award winning collection below.


  • Collection GozenPhotographer: Daniel Knott | MUA: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta | Stylist: Jana Bartolo | Hair: Mary Alamine
  • Collection GozenPhotographer: Daniel Knott | MUA: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta | Stylist: Jana Bartolo | Hair: Mary Alamine
  • Collection GozenPhotographer: Daniel Knott | MUA: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta | Stylist: Jana Bartolo | Hair: Mary Alamine
  • Collection GozenPhotographer: Daniel Knott | MUA: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta | Stylist: Jana Bartolo | Hair: Mary Alamine
  • Collection GozenPhotographer: Daniel Knott | MUA: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta | Stylist: Jana Bartolo | Hair: Mary Alamine
  • Collection GozenPhotographer: Daniel Knott | MUA: Mikele Simone & Karina Marchetta | Stylist: Jana Bartolo | Hair: Mary Alamine


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The most unique Australian hair salons to know

Find out what makes Fruition, Murphy Gozzard, Muse, rokk ebony and Sloans Australia’s most unique hair salons to know.

Find out what makes Fruition, Murphy Gozzard, Muse, rokk ebony and Sloans five of Australia’s most unique hair salons to know.

Consider yourself a trendsetter, always one step ahead of the fashion pack?

Fashion Weekly has uncovered the most talented hair artisans and award winning salons across Australia.

Each having their unique points of difference, find out why Fruition, Murphy Gozzard, Muse, rokk ebony and Sloans are the coolest and edgiest salons you have to visit!


Fruition

Fruition is one of Australia's most unique hair salons.

Hair Craig Smith | Photography Andrew O'Toole | Makeup Cheriene Waddell | Fashion Styling Emma Cotterill

Located just 3km north of the Brisbane CBD, Fruition has rapidly developed into a real lifestyle hub for urban dwellers. With a heritage-meets-hip aesthetic, Wilston Village provides the quintessential hair fashion destination if you are looking for a stylist who creates hair that defines the person you want to be, in an environment that induces absolute relaxation.

With an award winning team - 2016 Australian Hair Fashion Awards (AHFA) Artistic Team of the Year and 2016 AHFA Queensland Hairdresser of the Year (Amanda Menz) - Fruition’s owner and creative director Craig Smith (2016 AHFA Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist) ensures the salon delivers the highest level of client service and top quality products. The salon team regularly travel abroad for photographic shoots and education, guaranteeing they bring back to the salon the latest international trends and tips in colour and styling.

Fruition is the embodiment of what makes a good salon; excellent hairdressing, an award-winning team and exceptional customer service in a beautiful and relaxing setting.

Brisbane ladies, we urge you to give it a go – you won’t regret it!

For more information or to book your appointment visit fruitionstyleambition.com.au or call 07 3356 3311 and follow the salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Location: Shop 1, 2 Heather Street, Wilston, QLD 4051


Murphy Gozzard

Murphy Gozzard is one of Australia's most unique hair salons.

Hair Brett Albury | Photohraphy Cybele Malinowski | Makeup Kimberley Forbes Oneninetynine Management | Styling Britt Mccamey

The talented hair artisans of Murphy Gozzard Hair Community push the boundaries to create individual and tailored hairdressing. They create fashion forward hair but always take into account suitability for each individual customer, in a welcoming and nurturing environment.

The salon is led by Creative Directors Brett Albury and Brett McKinnon, who combine the traditions learnt from earlier generations with the technical skills culminated through thousands of hours of training and development.

‘Community’ is a big part of the vibe at Murphy Gozzard. The nurturing, fun and rewarding environment the hairdressers enjoy translates into every aspect of the customer care you receive on the salon floor. Having worked in the hairdressing industry for more than 25 years Brett McKinnon’s passion lies with creating the ultimate salon experience for both clients and team. You can certainly tell this is a community who cares – about their craft, about their colleagues and about their guests.

Co-Director Brett Albury is a leader of L’Oreal Professional’s Colourist team which involves educating hairdressers around Australia and was recently a finalist for NSW Hairdresser of the Year at the 2016 AHFA.

A visit to Murphy Gozzard will guarantee you a knockout hairstyle and a warm fuzzy feeling inside; the ultimate combination!

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.murphygozzard.com.au or contact 02 9360 2189 and follow the salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Location: 447 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021


Muse

Muse is one of Australia's most unique hair salons.

Hair Philip Barwick | Photography Milos Mylnarik | Makeup Regina Gao | Fashion Styling Angela Llang

Muse, by definition, is ‘an artistic force personified’ and that has been the mantra for creative hair artisans Roger Bowshall and Philip Barwick ever since they opened the doors to their first salon almost twenty years ago.

Muse has evolved from a modest hairdressing salon set up by two great friends, into a multi-award winning powerhouse salon business that’s regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and progressive hair institutions.

In 2008 Roger and Philip made the decision to move from their original Darlinghurst location into a larger Crown Street salon in the heart of bustling creative hub Surry Hills, bolstering their already impressive roster of professional hairdressers and evolving Muse into the hair brand it is today.

As well as his integral role as co-director of Muse, Philip is also a Redken Australia Artistic Director and International Educator, which takes him to many corners of the world. His talent also hasn’t gone unrewarded, being recipient of both Australian Hairdresser of the Year and New South Wales Hairdresser of the Year at the AHFA on two separate occasions, as well amassing a number of other accolades for the team.

What makes Muse the success it is? 10 key words says Roger; ‘education’, ‘indulgence’, ‘experience’, ‘humble’, ‘laughter’, ‘listen’, ‘share’, ‘reflect’, ‘evolve’ and ‘grow’.

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.musehair.com.au or contact 02 9699 1137 and follow the salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Location: 429 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010


rokk ebony

rokk ebony is one of Australia's most unique hair salons.

Hair rokk ebony creative team | Photography Elizabeth Kinnaird | Make Up Sarah Baxter | Styling Melissa Nixon

With contemporary, fashion forward styles, a unique salon atmosphere and talented hairdressers, rokk ebony have the masses flocking to their six salons across Melbourne.

With a mantra of making clients’ look and feel their very best, the salon ensures that customer service is always of incredibly high quality. This is clearly proven through the 780 awards that the salon has received in its 27 year history.

rokk ebony’s cool, minimal interior creates an atmosphere everyone can enjoy, yet it’s warm, friendly vibe doesn’t go astray – you’ll feel like part of the family instantly. This totally unique ambiance is why celebrities, models and sporting greats are rokk ebony regulars.

The magic of rokk ebony has to be experienced to be understood; the salon’s trademark fashion zeitgeist will have you hooked from the moment you walk into the salon, where you will leave with a hairstyle perfectly suited to you!

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.rokkebony.com.au or contact 03 9650 8899 and visit the salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Locations: Collins Place Melbourne, Glen Waverley, Mentone, Rowville, South Melbourne, Toorak.
To view all six rokk ebony salon addresses visit www.rokkebony.com.au.


Sloans

Sloans is one of Australia's most unique hair salons.

Hair Styling Scott Sloan | Hair Colour Jordan Hone | Photography Jack Eames | Makeup Maddie Austin | Fashion Styling Clare Frith

There’s a reason why Sloans has scooped two of the top gongs at the hair industry’s biggest awards events – being named NSW Salon of the Year at the Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIA) and Salon of the Year at the 2016 AHFA. Actually there are several reasons: a dynamic team of hairdressers channelling a fashion-forward vibe and delivering top notch glamour in a relaxed and sociable space, that’s four reasons why you have to visit Sloans!

Situated on Sydney’s leafy lower North Shore, Sloans of Lane Cove is a well-established salon, directed and owned by multi award-winner Scott Sloan. The vivacious team, armed with the latest tips and trends from the world’s fashion capitals are dedicated to creating cutting-edge colour and hairstyles inspired by runway fashion; ensuring your hair is a season ahead of the game.

2016 saw the arrival of Sloans Hair & Beauty in the North Sydney CBD which is co-owned by Scott and co-owned and directed by Jordan Hone - 2015 AHFA Creative Colourist of the Year Finalist 2015 and 2015 Australian FAME Team Winner. Sloans Hair & Beauty promises to deliver the same professional service and expertise the brand is renowned for, with the addition of a gorgeous professional beauty service menu.

For more information or to book your appointment visit sloans.com.au and follow the salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Locations: Sloans of Lane Cove Hair Salon | 119 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, NSW 2066 | 02 9420 4880
Sloans of North Sydney Hair & Beauty Salon | Shop 3, 141 Walker Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 | 02 9955 0077


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Cut above the rest: 5 of Melbourne’s best hair salons

Confidénte Salon, D’ARTANIAN Dior hairdressing, Debarge Hair and Caffe, PREEN and Telleish Hair Studio are 5 of Melbourne’s best hair salons that are a must visit!

Girl getting her hair done at Melbourne's best salon

Melbourne is without a doubt one of Australia’s most creative cities – known for its vibrancy and hidden gems. It’s only natural then that the city is home to some of the hair industry’s leading creatives.

Fashion Weekly has curated a guide to Melbourne’s best hair salons. With award-winning hairdressers who have a cult following from some of Australia’s top influencers, these are 5 of Melbourne’s best hair salons.

Not in Melbourne? Don’t worry you can view our local hair guides for Brisbane's best salons or Sydney's top hairdressers instead!


Confidénte Salon

Confidénte Salon is a unique boutique hair salon with a strong vision on personalised service and quality, where you will leave the salon feeling confident in yourself!

Confidente is Melbourne's best salon

This service is achieved through one-on-one appointments, meaning your stylist will attend to you throughout the entire appointment, from the consult and shampoo, through to the finishing - ensuring no time is wasted waiting for your stylist to finish with another client!

Located upstairs in Royal Arcade, the salon is central yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle, making it the perfect escape to unwind and refresh your do. The team at Confidénte is made up of only senior stylists whom are highly trained and passionate about crafting the best version of you.

By partaking as stylists at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, the team strives to continually provide you with fashion forward styles customised to your hair, face shape and lifestyle.

Along with providing an array of cutting and colouring services, the salon specialises in high end extensions, balayage and bio ionic straightening. The team at Confidénte Salon also have a passion for modern styles with bridal and event hair and make-up packages available.

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.confidente.com.au or contact 1800 861 622 and follow Confidénte Salon on Instagram.

Location: Suite 52, Level 1, Royal Arcade, 148 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


D’ARTANIAN Dior hairdressing

Located in a boutique salon on the ninth floor of Melbourne’s iconic Art Deco Manchester Unity Building you will find one of Melbourne’s best kept secrets in hair, D’ARTANIAN Dior hairdressing.

D'ARTANIAN Dior hairdressing is Melbourne's best salon

Since its opening two years ago, D’ARTANIAN Dior hairdressing has quickly become one of Melbourne’s best salons by creating an experience that is private, intimate, and delightfully exclusive.

The team found at D’Artanian Dior are passionate and creative individuals, who are focused on delivering uninterrupted consultation and comprehensive care. Their keen eye for detail will see your hair vision tailored to fit your face shape, individuality and personal style.

After living in London for five years, D’Artanian has honed his skills at some of the most prestigious international salons, and worked with some of the industry's giants. He takes great pleasure in sharing these skills with his staff, and most importantly his clients.

These award winning hairstylists tick all the boxes, from day-to-day, day-to-night, bridal, magazines or even backstage at fashion week. Every time you visit D’ARTANIAN Dior hairdressing, you will get your very own red carpet treatment!

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.dartaniandior.com or contact 03 9041 3252 and follow D'Artanian Dior Hairdressing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Location: Level 9, Suite 901, 220 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


Debarge Hair and Caffe

Debarge Hair and Caffe offers the ultimate combination in pampering; a destination for great hair, great coffee and great company!

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The integrated salon and café creates a welcoming ambiance that you will want to return to time and time again – whether that is for a quality hair service or a catch-up over breakfast and a cup of coffee.

Led by Paul and Marie Ricupito, the professional, qualified stylists at Debarge Hair and Caffe is focused on providing each of their clients with a personalised service which starts with a one-on-one consultation to ensure your new “do” perfectly suits your features and lifestyle.

The team at Debarge Hair and Caffe have a number of industry awards under their belt, most recently being nominated as finalists for three submissions of the 2016 Australian Hair Industry Awards including Salon Team of the Year and Best Customer Care.

With modern décor, excellent service and a great atmosphere, ensuring each visitor feels welcome and valued is at the core of Debarge Hair and Caffe.

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.debarge.com.au or contact 03 9807 2486 and follow Debarge on Facebook and Instagram.

Location: 282 Stephensons Road, Mt Waverley VIC 3149


PREEN

Nestled in the exclusive fashion hub of Collins Street, you’ll find a trendy and inviting hair haven. PREEN is Melbourne’s home for total hair indulgence and award winning hair styling.

Preen is Melbourne's best salon

The salon is led by visionary hair stylists Chris Kapetanov and Melissa Bowman, offering a complete range of ladies and men’s hair cutting, styling, colouring and bio ionic straightening services.

PREEN’S team of young, hip and friendly hair professionals provide a wealth of knowledge and experience, meeting their clients’ high expectations by delivering fashion forward haircuts and custom hair styling that is second to none. The team are regulars backstage at Melbourne Fashion Week, continue to capture some of Australia’s most prestigious awards in the hair industry and are constantly advancing their skills.

You’ll fall in love with PREEN’S warm and down-to-earth atmosphere, where you receive the star treatment you deserve. Relax and enjoy a complimentary wine, tea or a cup of freshly brewed espresso coffee as the team passionately go to work, designing the perfect hairstyle to suit you.

For more information or to book your appointment visit preenhair.com.au or contact 03 9663 7733 and follow PREEN on Facebook and Instagram.

Location: Lower Ground, 267 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Telleish Hair Studio

If you want beautiful blonde balyage to rival your favourite celebrity’s, you have to visit Melbourne’s blonde hair specialists, Telleish Hair Studio.

Tellish Hair Studio is Melbourne's best salon and blonde hair specialist

Known as the ‘blonde hair specialists’, the salon focusses on colour correcting and has been nominated as Melbourne's Best Blonde Salon.

Owner of Telleish Hair Studio, Chantelle Cowcher and her diverse handpicked team of talented and experienced hairstylists have immense passion for the hair industry and are constantly expanding their knowledge to bring you the latest techniques. The team's focus continues to push the boundaries and strive for only perfection.

You can trust that your locks are in expert hands at Telleish Hair Studio, where the team takes an honest approach and aims to assist clients in reaching their desired look through comprehensive consultations and hair diagnostics.

The highly experienced team’s repertoire spans from working backstage at Fashion Weeks both nationally and internationally at New York, Sydney and Melbourne, working on magazine front covers and working with coveted celebrities.

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.telleishhairstudio.com.au or contact 03 9645 2631 and follow Telleish Hair Studio on Facebook and Instagram.

Location: 311 Bay Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207


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Words: Frances van Eeden

Cut above the rest: 5 of Sydney’s best hair salons

Edwards & Co., Evoke Hair, District Salon, Prema Hair and Royals Hair are 5 of Sydney’s top salons which are a must visit!

Hairdresser cutting hair at Sydney best salon

Are you a Sydney gal searching for a worthy hairdresser to tame your mane, or simply visiting the city and looking for a salon to transform your do for a night-out?

We've covered the best Brisbane salons, now Fashion Weekly has collated a guide to the Sydney salons with award-winning hairdressers and a cult following from some of Australia’s biggest celebrities, ensuring you have access to only the best of the best!

Rest assured you can entrust your locks with the experts at Edwards & Co., Evoke Hair, District Salon, Prema Hair and Royals Hair.


Edwards & Co.

For chic hairstyles and perfected balayage which rivals Olivia Palermo’s locks, Edwards and Co. is the salon to visit!

Edwards & Co. Sydney best salon

Edwards and Co. is directed by leading colourist and ‘the balayage expert’, Jaye Edwards and houses some of Sydney’s most innovative and fashion forward, freelance stylists.

Raw and minimal in its warehouse form, the Edwards and Co. experience is sculptured by the salon’s spacious interior which will allow you to unwind and relax during your visit.

The salon is a go-to destination for some of Australia’s most influential bloggers like Sara Donaldson, Michelle Crossan and Jasmin Howell and celebrities like Lara Bingle and Samantha Jade, to name a few.

For chic, beach babe locks and a salon experience fit for a celebrity you cannot go past Edwards & Co.!

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.edwardsandco.com.au and follow Edwards and Co. on Facebook and Instagram.

Locations:

99-103 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW | 02 9211 6631
Suite 32, 20-28 Maddox Street, Alexandria NSW | 02 8042 1960


Evoke Hair

Beautiful hair can evoke a feeling of confidence and fabulousness; a sensation the team at Evoke Hair believe should be an everyday affair.

Evoke Hair Sydney best salon

With three salons conveniently located in Sydney’s CBD and an expert team of highly trained stylists, Evoke Hair is a must-visit for any Sydney woman looking for a one-stop hair and beauty destination.

Evoke Hair invites you to enjoy more than just great hair, they want you to escape life's busy schedule and relax in their beautiful salon. Whether you want to refresh your look with a colour and cut or you require a glam up style for a special event, rest-assured the team will look after you.

The salon is a finalist at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2016, have stylists working at international Fashion Weeks and most recently had a stylist invited to work on the set of Australia’s Next Top Model's new season.

Evoke Hair celebrates looking and feeling gorgeous every day!

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.evokehair.com.au or follow Evoke Hair on Facebook and Instagram.

Locations:

Darling Park, 201 Sussex Street, NSW 2000 | Contact 02 8040 9059
2 Market Street, Allianz Centre, NSW 2000 | Contact 02 9283 5113
World Square Centre, 644 George St, Sydney 2000 | Contact 02 9283 1156


District Salon

Located on the rooftop of Sydney’s contemporary department store The Stables, District Salon is an award-winning salon with an inviting atmosphere. 

District Salon Sydney best salon interior

Complete with lift access, skylights and a space designed by renowned architect Henry Wilson, the salon provides a relaxed homely feel.

The team at District Salon has been expertly curated by owner, Frankie Endersbee to ensure the most passionate and talented creatives encompass the team. Their award winning cutters and colour technician's ability to revamp and refresh your look will have you feeling simply fabulous while you relax in their ego-free, stylised salon.

The hairstylist's repertoire spans over 13 years within the fashion industry and their impressive works include styling at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and New York Fashion Week, alongside television and high fashion editorials.

With Alan White as District Salon’s Creative Director, the team are present at every major fashion event in Sydney, including having worked with Mario Testino on his latest issue of Vogue. District Salon Stylist, Madison Voloshin, won the 2016 Australian Hair Fashion Award for Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, making them not only a number one salon to visit for you but also your man.

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.districtsalon.com.au and follow District Salon on Facebook and Instagram.

Location:

Level 2, 352 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 | 02 9331 8635


Prema Hair

Prema Hair has been servicing happy clients for over a decade - with three cutting edge salons across Sydney and New York - and believe in making you feel strong, beautiful and unstoppable; so you can face the world at your very best!

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Driven by an outstanding team of hairdressers and creatives who have worked across the hair industry and have participated in Fashion Weeks both nationally and internationally, the salons run at a world class level with the Bondi salon being one of the busiest in the country.

Prema Hair uses art, culture, street-style and high-fashion to garner an experience that ensures you walk out of the salon a perfect 10.

But don’t take our word for it; with a range of awards under their belt, Prema Hair has most recently been selected as a finalist for Salon Team of the Year and Salon Business of the Year at 2016 Hair Expo.

Whether you want an edgy cut or you’re looking to perfect your colour, relax with a glass of wine or a latte in hand and leave it up to the experts. After one visit it’s guaranteed you’ll want to return, the tight knit team will make you feel like part of the family from the second you walk in.

For more information or to book your appointment visit premalove.com and follow Prema Hair on Facebook and Instagram.

Locations:

Level 3, Shop 3065 Westfield, Bondi Junction, NSW | Contact 02 9389 80 80
Shop 5, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW | Contact 02 9360 80 80
101 Stanton Street, New York City, New York | Contact +1 646-861-3766


Royals Hair

If you are looking for a salon with personality and award-winning hairdressers that will welcome you as part of the family, Royals Hair is for you!

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Taking inspiration from Moroccan hospitality, Royals Hair believes you should feel like an honoured guest throughout your visit, which is why the team takes pride in welcoming each client as part of their ‘family’. Apart from experiencing the welcoming environment, you are also guaranteed to leave the salon feeling renewed and rejuvenated.

A distinct Moorish influence increasingly contributes to the salon’s unique atmosphere, with Moroccan-inspired decor, exotic teas in ornate cultured glasses, Middle Eastern sweets and lushly fragranced candles; the salon has created a unique brand identity in keeping with the essence of Royals Hair.

With a multi award-winning team - most recently Mary Alamine has won both the 2016 Australian Hair Fashion Award for NSW/ACT Hairdresser of the Year and the 2015 HOTSHOTS Rising Star Award - you can rest assured your mane is in the best of hands.

Book your appointment now and enjoy a delicious professionally brewed coffee, tea or a glass of champagne and peruse the latest magazines while an experienced hairdresser brings out the best version of you.

For more information or to book your appointment visit royalshair.com.au and follow Royals Hair on Facebook and Instagram.

Locations:

Level 2, Castle Towers, Castle Hill, NSW 2154 | Contact 02 9680 2069
Level 1, Westfield Shoppingtown, Hornsby NSW 2077 | Contact 02 9477 4441
Royals Cherrybrook Opening May 2016 | Shop 42, Cherrybrook Village, Cherrybrook NSW 2126


Please note: This list appears in alphabetical order and is in no way listed in numerical preference.


Words: Frances van Eeden

Cut above the rest: Queensland’s best hair salons

There is something about the change of season that has us lusting after an updated hair-do...

Queensland's best hair salon girl getting hair washed at basin

If you’ve left the hair salon in tears one too many times, and trusting someone to tame your mane is the same as trusting someone with your life; it can be tricky when you’re on the hunt for a new hairdresser.

That is why we’ve collated the best hair salons in Queensland with experienced and award-winning stylists, who will bring your hair dreams to life!

Take your pick and book an appointment then sit back and relax; your mane is in the hands of the experts.

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Ette Studio

Queensland's best hair salon Ette Studio Gold Coast

Queensland’s answer to glamourous Hollywood hair, Ette Studio believes every woman has an inner goddess just waiting to be revealed.

Salon owners Kristina Koncova and Eugene Sokolovs, and their team of internationally trained and award winning hair stylists, masterfully reveal the ‘Beyoncé’ in every one of their clients. Situated in Main Beach, the stunning salon - with chic white and gold décor - will leave you feeling like you are living the LA life.

Offering imaginative style cuts, glamorous blow drys and up-styles, on-trend colouring, colour corrections, keratin smoothing and Olaplex treatments; the salon provides perfectly executed services tailored to your needs.

Using only the best and most exclusive hair styling products, you will leave Ette Studio feeling glamorous and ready to ‘run the world’!

For more information or to book your appointment visit www.ettestudio.com.au or contact 07 5527 0077.

Location: 26 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, QLD 4217

Follow Ette Studio on Facebook and Instagram.


Papas and Pace

Queensland's best hair salon Papas and Pace

Sick and tired of leaving the salon with empty pockets and a disheartening feeling of disappointment? Let us introduce you to Brisbane’s best hair salon; and we don’t say that lightly, there is proof to back it up!

Papas and Pace is Brisbane’s most advanced cutting and colouring salon. Created by multi-award winning hairdressers Dmitri Papas (Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2015) and Justin Pace (Australian Colourist of the Year 2014), an uncompromising standard of excellence is the hallmark of the Papas and Pace experience.

The team pride themselves on their exceptional client services, making you feel welcome from the moment you walk through the door. Committed to nurturing your individuality, a visit to Papas and Pace will bring out your best, with stylish and fashion-forward hair services coupled with exceptional hair products and the highest standard of after-care possible.

For more information or to book your appointment visit papasandpace.com or contact 07 3229 1000.

Location: 160 Ann St, Brisbane, Australia 4000

Follow Papas and Pace on Facebook and Instagram.


Paul and Paul

Well, let us introduce you to the multi-award-winning salon, Paul & Paul, who has opened their decadent doors in the bustling Brisbane suburb of Paddington and in Southport on the Gold Coast.

Are you looking to acquire a desirable new hair look complemented by an immaculate experience? Well, let us introduce you to the multi-award-winning salon, Paul & Paul, who has opened their decadent doors in the bustling Brisbane suburb of Paddington and in Southport on the Gold Coast.

Founded by salon namesakes, Paul James Graham and Paul Philip Dumenil, these two internationally trained and celebrated artisans are part of the Australian hair elite. In demand and highly skilled, they have both worked with many celebrity sensations such as singer superstar, Katy Perry, and Australian fashion designer, Alex Perry.

You can trust the expert stylists with your hair transformation and relax at their chic and sophisticated salon. The Paul & Paul team are passionate about putting your needs and tresses first, while they elevate your hair game and confidence. Supreme luxury is just an appointment away!

For more information or to make a booking visit www.paulandpaulsalon.com.

Brisbane: Shop 3 139 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington | 07 3076 6208
Gold Coast: Shop 2 7-9 Stevens Street, Southport | 07 5527 1523

Follow Paul and Paul Salon on Facebook and Instagram.


Rokstar Salon

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Are you looking for a salon experience that will have you feeling like a total ‘Rokstar’ when you walk out the door? If you said, yes, then you cannot go past this award winning gem!

Rokstar Salon Director Brodie-lee Stubbins – winner of the 2016 AHIA Rising Star Female Award - and her team of exceptionally trained staff are committed to creating an on-trend, wearable hairstyle personalised to YOU; ultimately ensuring you feel and look fabulous!

Regularly travelling abroad to work on various projects, Brodie has a one-of-a-kind innate ability to take looks from the catwalk to the street. Rest assured the team will transform that on-trend hairstyle to perfectly suit your personality; whether you’re a funky fashionista, a street style maven or professional career gal.

Voted winner of the AHIA Best Salon Design Award 2016, we aren’t lying when we say Rokstar is Brisbane’s most stylish salon. If you are lucky you will also meet Rokstar resident, Armani; a totally cute and curly pup.

As a finalist for the QLD Hairdresser of the Year Award, Brodie ensures her salon encapsulates what makes a great experience; an award-winning team, a fabulous salon aesthetic and exceptional customer service.

For more information or to book your treatment visit rokstar.com.au or contact 07 3846 5636.

Location: The Glass Factory, Lot 2, 57 Vulture St, West End, QLD 4101

Follow Rokstar Salon on Facebook and Instagram.


Urban Chic

Queensland's best hair salon Urban Chic

While the end results of your appointment is vital, Urban Chic knows that the little details are what creates a worthy hair experience.

Director, Amy Gaudie and her team of multi award winning stylists pride themselves on making your ‘hair dreams’ come true.

With a wealth of knowledge on the latest trends, techniques and result driven products, the team at Urban Chic are able to provide a hairstyle curated to your lifestyle.

When it comes to splashing cash, we know you appreciate a good incentive for your loyalty, which is why Urban Chic offers their clients a VIP membership program where you can earn points each time you visit the salon.

From award winning stylists and exceptional customer service, to the complimentary coffees and teas, it’s the little points of difference that make Urban Chic a must-visit.

For more information or to book your treatment visit www.urbanchic.com.au or contact 07 3366 9200.

Location: 487 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, Brisbane, QLD 4060

Follow Urban Chic on Facebook and Instagram.


Vogue Nationale

Queensland's best hair salons Vogue Nationale

If an inviting luxury oasis is what comes to mind when you think ‘hair salon’, you will love what we have instore...

Vogue Nationale embodies a fashion-forward sensibility alongside a unique salon experience and welcoming, attentive team that are foremost committed to highlighting your personal style.

Led by award winning Directors Todd Arndt and Jim Skordou, the team prides themselves on being Brisbane’s accessible luxury destination for beautiful balayage, smoothing keratin treatments, bespoke style cuts and flawless hair extensions.

As a long-established boutique brand, Vogue Nationale has consistently contributed to Brisbane’s evolving street style and the Australian fashion scene, with a backstage presence at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

For more information or to book your treatment visit www.voguenationale.com.au or contact (07) 3854 1883.

Location: Gasworks Plaza, 76 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

Follow Vogue Nationale on Facebook and Instagram.


Please note: This list appears in alphabetical order and is in no way listed in numerical preference.


Words: Frances van Eeden

Barbie finally says goodbye to unrealistic standards

New Barbie dolls

Growing up, we all had to adhere to social standards and the perceptions of others. Always wanting something you didn't have, wishing you looked a certain way...

I remember the day I received my first Barbie doll, handed down to me by my cousin. It was a dream come true, well for a 5 year old me at least.

The Barbie I remember had never ending long legs, a petite cinched in waist, long luscious blonde locks and blue eyes. Not to mention that she wore very little.

Barbie set the norm when it came to looks and body shapes, what girl didn't at some point in her childhood wish to be as 'beautiful' as her new best friend, Barbie?

Are you nodding your head with me on this one? What an unrealistic standards we grew up with by aspiring to look like Barbie.

Not to mention the controversial stir caused by Mattel, Barbie's brand, last year when they cast a male in a Moschino Barbie campaign.

Without placing a complete sour note on things, Mattel has certainly found a positive way to kick off 2016! The company have announced the release of a whole new Barbie range featuring varying body shapes, skin tones, eye colours and hairstyles. Karyn McAllister, a Barbie Biographer and co-founder of Nestingdolls.co stated that Barbie dolls hold an incredible power: representation. This can be hard for many of us to acknowledge, but being represented through toys and mass media, it can be life-changing.

Ultimately giving not only Barbie herself one hell of a makeover, but the brand too!

Evelyn Mazzocco Global General Manager for Mattel stated, “We are excited to literally be changing the face of the brand - these new dolls represent a line that is more reflective of the world girls see around them”.

While the release of the new Barbie's will cause a stir in society, it's definitely a healthier promotion of body image for our youth!

 
The Evolution of Barbie

#TheDollEvolves

Posted by Barbie on Thursday, January 28, 2016

 Words: Isla Perrett


Words: Frances van Eeden

Showpony Hair Extensions Review

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Someone once said, “Your hair is your best accessory” and I couldn’t agree more. Recently, Showpony Hair Extensions gave me a personal trial of their Clip-In Hair Extensions and it changed my life.