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Where is the Best Hair Salon in Sydney?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 21st 2011
Have you ever had that nightmare trip to the hair salon? When "just a trim" had you leaving with a bob, or when your platinum locks left looking a brighter shade of orange. Sometimes it can be hard to get across exactly what you want in a cut or colour, and sometimes your stylist just doesn't have a clue. We know that not all experiences are like this, and that there are some fantastic hairdressers all over Sydney, we just need to know where to find them.

So if you know an ultra fabulous hair stylist that always leaves you looking great, let us know who they are, because we're looking for the best hair salons in Sydney.

Suki is one of Sydney's great hair salons. Their ultra stylish cuts, colours, and styles, make them a popular spot to get a cut. Featuring some award winning stylists, you can visit their Paddington or Newcastle stores. Do you think that the creative stylists at Suki deserve to be Sydney's best hair salon?

If Marie Antionette was alive today, and she lived in Sydney, then Brad Ngata's Ivy location would be where she got her hair done. This decadent salon is a popular place for some of Sydney's resident beauty editors, visit here if you want to feel like a star. Head to Brad Ngata to reinvent your style, with a classy cut and vibrant colour.

Element Hair can be found just outside of the city, at Woollahara. You can choose to have your hair cut, coloured, or treated, or head there to have your look completely restyled. They can help you achieve that popular look that is in all the magazines, of help create a new style of your own, but do they have the right elements to make them Sydney's best hair salon.

Wink! Hair's classy salon is in the heart of the city, and this is another popular place that could be named the best in Sydney. Whether you're after a cut, colour, treatment, up style, hair extensions, or keratin smoothing, Wink! have got a solution.

So what is is that makes a good hair salon? It could be a salon where the stylists listens and understands exactly what look you're after. Or you might have found a stylist with their own creative flair who can tell you exactly what look would suit you best. Do you like a friendly environment where everyone knows who you are, or do you like to be treated like a star? If you've found somewhere that you think is a amazing then make sure you go ahead and tell us where it is.
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Stop putting fake reviews for Zolf. Worst customer service never get keratin treatment from there.rude staff, bad results.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 5th of June @ 07:48 am
Definitely NOT Zolf. Most disappointing customer service I've ever experienced. Such a shame. Thanks for making it easy to never go back.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 8th of May @ 08:07 am
Worst saloon ever...Mary did a $500 Keratin treatment(as advertised) in 45 mins. She was literally putting n burning my hairs while blow drying. Very rude person. The moment i told her i am not buying the products she offered me, she was all furious and getting the work done in hurry. The treatment didnt do any good to my hair at all. No straightning or smoothening happend. All a sham. making customers fool.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 17th of May @ 06:25 am
Omg!!! Chantelle makes zolf salon amazing she is so knowledgable if any one has had a bad experience this girl will turn your life around I have never walked out of a salon feeling the way I did..
By Anonymous
Sunday, 3rd of June @ 02:14 am
definitely not ZOLF - worst hairdressers in Sydney
clueless staff with no knowledge completely burned my hair, worst damage i have ever experienced
4 month on and im still dealing with the damage - stay away if you love your hair !
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 11th of July @ 12:16 am
Just got my hair extensions done at zolf, never been happier with my hair. They made me feel like a celebrity :-)
I highly recommend ZOLF.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 9th of May @ 10:05 am
I love Amy the receptionist, she is the nicest chick I have individual I have ever dealt with. And Mary did a lovely job on my hair, very impressed with the service. Glad I finally found a salon I can trust.. Check out zolf people you won't be disappointed I guarantee it.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 9th of May @ 10:23 am
Zolf hairdressing wonder bead Fakes! I had beautiful hair extensions Unitll I had them cut too short so I decided to contact my usual girl that does them only to find she was over seas. I knew she used Lusciouslox hair extensions so I went to their website and looked up anothe Lusciouslox salon. I found ash Celine salon (the new zolf). I called and made an appointment to see Ashley. I got there and the told me that they had Russian hair in the same system . Well I was excited to get longer hair put in. Basicly the extensions were install so tight that they hurt. 1 week later I had bald spots and to top it off my all my extensions fall apart. I called and called and called and zolf phone was always busy ( I'm guessing all the coupons are keeping them busy). After so much frustration and no luck I decided to call Lusciouslox head office only to find that have not bought from Lusciouslox in a long time and they could not explain the issue. I later found by looking on their website and they claim the extensions to be their technology lol. I have been haing Lusciouslox done for 5 years before zolf was even around. I had to go back to my hairdresser to replace do all my hair that as malting and looked like it belonged on a homeless person. Girls be careful of these fakes. If your so good why promote with coupons and if you have high standards why use imitation products. Also you might want be sure to get you hair done before your coupons expire because you can't contact them. Do your home work!
By Anonymous
Thursday, 21st of June @ 09:44 am
Zolf hairdressing is the worst hairdresser I have EVER been to. Did my keratin treatment in one hour and told me he didn't want to go over my hair because he was afraid to burn me. As a result I have curly roots and straight ends. Never going back and wouldn't recommend it
By Anonymous
Thursday, 26th of July @ 10:21 pm
I love Gia’s Hair in Kensington / Kingsford, which used to be called Elly’s hair salon. The hairdressers are always so nice and are really professional. I have very light blonde hair with red underneath, so it’s very easy to screw up.
By Maz Serena Rockers - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 2nd of November @ 01:43 pm
ZOLF Hairdressing
273 George St Sydney
By Anonymous
Monday, 23rd of January @ 03:17 am
ZOLF Hairdressing is the best in business
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 1st of May @ 12:56 am
Zolf is the worst salon i have ever been to in my life!!! I went there yesterday as i stupidly thought i had a great offer by buying a voucher from groupon which included half head highlights, cut and keratin. This was the biggest mistake i have made with my hair. Even worse than when i had it cut in Bangkok by a thai woman who couldnt speak english!!!!
By Anonymous
Friday, 27th of July @ 05:56 am
Agree with zolf hairdressing.worst salon I even been to. I used my voucher groupon for keratin n haircut today but it was such a dissapointment with the poor customer service n burnt my scalp n hair as well. When I told him that the blow dryer was too hot n burnt my skin he just ignore it. The haircut honestly like the worst ever. Not sure if he was a hairdresser as he don't know how to cut. Pls be carefully when going to this saloon n buying those stupid voucher as u needd to purchase their shampoo n conditioner which end up the same price without voucher
By Anonymous
Monday, 20th of August @ 06:19 am
Headcase Hair in Paddington
By Anonymous
Friday, 16th of November @ 12:42 am
Headcase Hair in Paddington is by far the best salon in Sydney. I have had a consistently amazing experience there. I have really tricky hair but my colour and cut look so great now!
By Anonymous
Friday, 16th of November @ 12:44 am
Headcase Hair in Paddington
By Anonymous
Thursday, 22nd of November @ 05:47 am
Detail for Men
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 4th of December @ 06:54 am
Element Hair is great - felt a bit expensive at first but totally worth it.
By Anonymous
Sunday, 20th of January @ 08:45 pm
Places NOT to visit: Frank Provost; Glow; Latouff; Chains:Tony and Guy; Marked in Newtown
By sylvi - reader
Wednesday, 22nd of October @ 11:56 am
Headmasters Hair Design, Engadine 2233
By Anonymous
Thursday, 26th of April @ 02:14 am
zolf hairdressing on george st is my kinda salon, i had a keratin treatment done 5 months ago and today going back for my second treatment and very excited, cant wait to have a cocktail on arival :-) strawberry blonde please.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 10th of May @ 01:06 am
check out zolf, great customer care and my stylist Carolyn did an amazing job on my colour.. they even have their own wine label
By Anonymous
Sunday, 13th of May @ 09:44 am
I have my hair done by Kylie at Judena Taylor in Bondi. I have tried alot of places in the area and was put off a little at first by the price. However i am so happy I went. It was worth paying a few extra dollars to have someone listen to you and get it right the first time. I would recommend them to anyone, to try them out.
By juden - reader
Thursday, 7th of June @ 02:15 pm
New reader comment. Waiting for approval.
By Anonymous
Saturday, 23rd of June @ 02:44 am
Oz Hair in the QVB, absolute best customer service :)
By Anonymous
Saturday, 23rd of June @ 04:37 pm
Zolf did my extensions, worst extensions ever. Very poor quality hair, claiming to be russian but after wash and closer inspection realized it had cuticles facing the wrong direction. Over half fell out in 3wks. Snapped my hair and damaged my own hair. Badly colour matched. Would strongly advise not to get any hair treatments and To not WASTE your money. Very disatisfied.
It's obvious any positive comments here are fake. Any other disatisfied customers should contact department of fair trading! I know I will.
By Anonymous
Saturday, 30th of June @ 05:24 am
Wow reading all these comments about zolf are certainly interesting. However i had my extensions done and they are amazing. i have to get them tightened every 4 weeks which is fine, and the hair quality is great. plus they are at a very good rate. im personally very happy so far
By Anonymous
Friday, 6th of July @ 01:23 am
New reader comment. Waiting for approval.
By Anonymous
Monday, 23rd of July @ 05:17 am
New reader comment. Waiting for approval.
By Anonymous
Monday, 23rd of July @ 05:17 am
I always get my hair extensions done at Bauhaus Hair in Waterloo - they use Great Lengths and I've have never had a bad experience - plus the customer service is excellent, everyone very friendly and really looks after you - they even started to carry the kind of tea I've requested, so I'm pretty much devoted.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 25th of July @ 07:00 am
Wink is terrible, my blow dry wasn't completely dry and it was still frizzy underneath not to mention the hair cut was not straight!
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 12th of September @ 02:22 pm
Do NOT go to Frank Provost, Macquarie Street. I walked out with a yellow fringe & a pink crown. Charming.
By Anonymous
Monday, 22nd of October @ 05:53 am
the best colour was by hayley at headoffice hair specialist in bondi junction she got the coulour right to the roots realy happy she rocks.
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 30th of October @ 04:12 am
I have to agree with all the other comments about Zolf. I had 1/2 head of hair extensions put in about 5 weeks ago- they only placed in around 35-40 strands. After 3 weeks they started falling out everytime I brushed my hair (I bought the hair extension brush from them). I'm not quite sure how they placed them in because I have wire in each strand of hair where the wonder beads are about 2-2.5cm (they are still in my hair by the way, sticking out from the wonder beads). Does anyone know why they put wire? You couldn't see it when I had my hair extensions in, as the glue from the hair extensions were covering it - it felt hard but I thought it was the glue that kept the strands of hair extensions together. I have tried to research the wonder beads but no were does it state there is wire. Hmmmmm ????
By Anonymous
Sunday, 4th of November @ 05:36 am
I would definitely say Bauhaus Hair in Waterloo - the guest service and attention to detail there is like no other salon I've ever been to. You get really personal service and beautiful colours - it is on the pricier side, but very worth it in my opinion.
By Anonymous
Saturday, 17th of November @ 05:33 am
Headcase Hair!! Just had my colour and cut done. Looking and feeling fantastic and they're so friendly. I could hang out there all day!
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 5th of December @ 05:52 am
Rimaju in Campsie. Near Campsie Station. Ask for Yuni, I always walk out feeling extremely satisfied and they make an effort to be nice even if youre just there for a fringe/bang cut. Best layers, even if you have very thick hair.
By Phoebe Pham - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 2nd of July @ 01:36 am
I agree with reports below. Zolf is the worst, Element Hair totally ruined my colour and it took one year to recuperate! Oscar Oscar is not too bad in Paddington. Valonz in the city is terrible; have not tried paddington.
By sylvi - reader
Wednesday, 22nd of October @ 12:00 pm
TOC aka Touch of Class at Glenfield is excellent, I have gone there for ages and I always have had people ask me where I gt my hair done! Thoroughly recommend!
By bandi - reader
Tuesday, 20th of January @ 10:46 pm

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