It’s official – these are the best hair salons in Australia

Advertorial: We’ve just found your new go-to hairdresser

There are few things in life that are as stress-inducing as finding a new hairdresser to look after your hair colouring needs. While we know that in the grand scheme of global issues, this would fall into one of those ‘first world problem’ situations, but there’s no denying that putting the fate of your hair into new hands is slightly terrifying. 

Thankfully, if you’re in the market for a new salon and hairdresser, we have some bona fide options, courtesy of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards. 

To give you a bit of background, Colour Trophy is the world’s longest-running live hairdressing competition, and is considered one of the most prestigious and successful hairdressing events in the world. In short, the hairdressers who make the final cut here are essentially the cream of the crop. 

The Colour Trophy national finalists for each state have just been announced, and we’ve got the lowdown on the top L’Oréal Professionnel salons and the hairdressers from each. 

So, here’s where to go if you’re looking for a bit of a hair colour overhaul: 

New South Wales

Colour Trophy Award Finalists
The salon: Sloans of Lane Cove, Lane Cove
The hairdressers: Scott Sloan and Isobel Allan

The salon: Cataldo’s Salon, Canberra City
The hairdressers: Claudia Cataldo 

The salon: Sloans of Lane Cove, Lane Cove
The hairdressers: Idy Duong

Sloans of Lane Cove

Cataldo’s Salon

Sloans of Lane Cove

Rising Star Award Finalist
The salon: Cataldo’s Salon, Canberra City
The hairdresser: Michael Cataldo

Cataldo’s Salon

Victoria

Colour Trophy Award Finalists
The salon: Xiang Hair, Melbourne, Greensborough & Essendon
The hairdresser: Danni Solier 

The salon: Ruby Hair Design, Mildura
The hairdresser: Jaki Dimasi

Xiang Hair

Ruby Hair Design

Rising Star Award Finalist
The salon: Rakis On Collins, Melbourne
The hairdresser: Alex Cordell

Rakis On Collins

Queensland

Colour Trophy Award Finalists
The salon: Ink For Hair, Newmarket
The hairdresser: Wendy Gunn 

The salon: Watt Style, Kedron
The hairdresser: Deeann Watt 

The salon: Rixon Hair, Brisbane
The hairdresser: Elyse Sprott and Alyse Marsh

 

Ink For Hair

Watt Style

Rixon Hair

Rising Star Award Finalist
The salon: Papas and Pace
The hairdresser: Lucy Beven

Papas and Pace

Western Australia

Colour Trophy Award Finalists
The salon: Circles of Subiaco, Subiaco
The hairdresser: Imogen Starr 

The salon: Hemisphere Hair, Mount Lawley
The hairdresser: Nick Mammoliti and Damien Kabay 

The salon: Reno’s On St Quentin, Claremont
The hairdresser: Melissa Gesualdo 

Circles of Subiaco

Hemisphere Hair

Reno’s On St Quentin

Rising Star Award Finalist
The salon: Circles of Subiaco, Subiaco
The hairdresser: Ben Semple

Circles of Subiaco

South Australia

Colour Trophy Award Finalists
The salon: ZoHair, Adelaide
The hairdresser: Massimo Tirimacco 

The salon: Zink The Element of Hair, Brighton, Plympton, Edwardstown & Unley
The hairdresser: Joe Cotroneo 

The salon: Zink The Element of Hair, Brighton, Plympton, Edwardstown & Unley
The hairdresser: Diana Carnevale

 

ZoHair

Zink The Element of Hair

Zink The Element of Hair

Rising Star Award Finalist
The salon: Parlour Hair, Adelaide, Glenelg, Malvern & Semaphore
The hairdresser: Nathan Smith

Parlour Hair

Good to know: All the hair looks you see here, plus all the other looks made for Colour Trophy, were created with Smartbond – an in-salon service that protects the hair from damage during the colour process leaving your hair softer, shinier and stronger. Next time you’re getting your hair colour done, ask your L’Oréal Professionnel hairdresser about the in-salon service, as well as the luxurious Smartbond Conditioner you can use at home to maintain your hair’s health. 

Looking for your nearest L’Oréal Professionnel salon? Head to the salon locator here

What would you ask for in a hair makeover? Please share with us in the comments section below.

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