In life, there are a few things you really need to get right. A good and honest mechanic for your valuable car. A trusted doctor and a skilful dentist to keep you healthy. And one of the very best hairdressers in Sydney, full stop.
Guess how many hairdressers there are in Australia? 54,000. That’s a big number. And in Australia’s most bustling city, that means hundreds and thousands of options to keep your all-important hair looking great, healthy, on-trend and beautiful.
So we’re going to whittle that number down to single digits with some of the very best hairdressers Sydney can offer. Ready to get the Sydney hair stylist of your dreams? Read on:
Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup
But if we really need to go out on a limb and crown one of the very best hairdressers in Sydney, we just can’t go past Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup.
The lovely guys located above the Tropicana Cafe in Darlinghurst make the bold claim themselves, describing their master haircutters as the foremost Sydney hairstylist – but it’s hard to argue with them! Why? Because they don’t just want you to have a great cut, style and colour – they want it to perfectly match your personality and lifestyle. Many of the stylists have international experience, and it really shows in the excellent results that walk back out onto Victoria Street after a session. Every product and technique in use has been extensively researched and trialled, which is just one reason why plenty of people who aren’t even Sydneysiders book an appointment. It’s a hairdresser Sydney is truly lucky to have.
Quick highlight: Collection #004. Grey is the new black – prepare yourself to be astonished by what Lily Jackson Hair Salon can do with your grey hair.
The team at Lily Jackson are very talented. They take the time to listen to what you want and then they style with such confidence and ease. My most recent balayage with Blue and women’s cut and finish with Nadine was such a good experience – I opted for a reasonably drastic change, and I love the results! I’ve also had an awesome balayage from Sam in the past too. Totally recommend this place 👌
Juliette Barton, 5 star Google review
People Hairdressing Sydney
People is the name because producing beautiful people with beautiful hair is their game.
“My hair hasn’t looked this full or healthy for years!” wrote one reviewer, and we know exactly what they mean. This Sydney hair salon boasts some of Sydney’s absolute best Sydney hairdressers – from the sweet and patient Candice, the extremely talented Kawada, the fabulous Ciaran who specialises in transforming clients into their beautiful inner butterfly, and more. It’s rare to find Sydney hairdressers who prioritise service just as highly as beautiful hair, but People Hairdressing believes a visit to your favourite Sydney hair salon should be as enjoyable as it is money brilliantly spent.
Quick highlight: Blue Bailey. She’s the ‘Technical Director’, and for good reason. Blue started her career 25 years ago at the iconic Vidal Sassoon salon and academy in London.
Esteem Hair, Beauty, Spa
We’d like to give our honourable mention to Esteem, because what we really love about this place is the foot scrub and bath you’ll get right before a top-notch spa massage session.
But for a trim or a colour, even for the men, Esteem Hair is among the seriously good hairdressers Sydney has to offer. They really listen to what you want with a comprehensive client consultation process, and no matter how new and trendy your preferred hairstyle is, they’ll know what to do – because they did one yesterday! New hair clients need to pay a $50 deposit, but it’s a Sydney hair salon you should try anyway.
Quick highlight: The pregnancy massage. New and expectant mums, you must check out Esteem’s prenatal and postnatal massage and beauty treatments.
The best hairdressers in Sydney are up to date with hairstyle trends and techniques, offering more than just a trim with services like balayage hair colouring, and hair straightening. Some hair salons will also offer related beauty services such as makeup and manicures.
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