Find out what makes Fruition, Murphy Gozzard, Muse, rokk ebony and Sloans 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!
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!
Location: Shop 1, 2 Heather Street, Wilston, QLD 4051
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!
Location: 447 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021
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’.
Location: 429 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
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!
Locations: Collins Place Melbourne, Glen Waverley, Mentone, Rowville, South Melbourne, Toorak.
To view all six rokk ebony salon addresses visit www.rokkebony.com.au.
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.
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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Words: Frances van Eeden