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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!

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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!

Prema Sydney best salon interior

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!

Royals Hair Sydney best salon interior

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...

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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!

 
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Posted by Barbie on Thursday, January 28, 2016

 Words: Isla Perrett


Words: Frances van Eeden

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