Beach hair can be unruly at the best of times, so you can imagine that these luxe salons on Sydney’s Northern Beaches know a thing or two about taming sad, salty locks. Try these salons for a touch up or entirely fresh look.
This sleek, minimalist salon is a one-stop shop for your beauty needs, combining hair services with a makeup bar and beauty academy which provides courses for those looking to brush up on their skills. Offering everything from cuts and colouring to keratin treatments and extensions, you’ll leave this studio a new woman.
4/23 Telopea Street, Collaroy
With a team helmed by Gino Fossano who founded the brand in 1983, Portfolio Hair is devoted to creating a personalised experience for every customer to provide a truly bespoke look. With colouring, cuts, extensions, Brazilian Blowout and bhave keratin treatments available, attention to tailored service and the health of your hair is paramount.
1773 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale
Established with the vision of providing on-trend hairdressing hair services to the residents of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Chakra is revered locally for their signature blend of edgy yet elegant styling with everything from foils to tints to treatments. While you’re there why not take advantage of their extensive beauty services including waxing, facials, microdermabrasion, eyelash tinting and more.
24 Aubreen Street, Collaroy
Using strictly premium brands for their conditioning services including Kerastase, Oribe, Kevin Murphy and Eleven, your locks will be given the most luxurious pampering available. Cranium’s contemporary studio is the place to head for any colour your heart desires, with no foil, highlight, balayage, handpaint or ombre treatment too tricky to achieve.
Cnr Belgrave and Gilbert Streets, Manly
Adored by locals who return every visit for a reliable style, Sebu Haira consistently delivers high-quality cuts and colouring with an unbeatable focus on faultless customer service. Settle in with tea or coffee, glossy magazines and an ipad and let the professionals take the reins. Using only premium products from NAK and Unite to OLAPLEX you can rest assured that your tresses are in very safe hands.
1016 Pittwater Road, Collaroy
Having first opened its doors in 1997, it’s clear that you’re in safe hands at Ecru Hair in Mona Vale. Specialising in colouring, colour correction and highlights, the experienced team know exactly how to determine and create the perfect hue for you; tailored carefully to your face shape, complexion and the style you’re looking for.
2/8-10 Waratah Street, Mona Vale
This high-end salon brings polished design and refined coastal living into it’s interiors, with the laidback charm permeating their considered service and elegant styling. With a philosophy focused on constantly evolving styles and treatments you’ll always receive the cutting edge. Allow the Artis Chemical Technicians to give you a complete makeover or subtle enhancement to bring out the best colour in your hair.
49-53 N Steyne, Manly
For creative new looks that give you an invigorating change or if you’re just after a relaxing few hours of ‘me’ time with a coffee or glass of wine in hand, the stylists at Elle J know how to take care of you. Their sulphate-free, paraben-free, ammonia-free and vegan colour range will leave your hair silky and strengthened. Extended hours ensure there is always time to squeeze in a last-minute appointment.
2/553 Pittwater Road, Brookvale
This boutique salon oozes beachside chic, and with just a handful of spaces you’ll be treated like royalty in the intimate studio. A must-visit for your next social affair, the team at Willow won’t leave a hair out of place. Also, be sure to try the charcoal smoothing treatment which is guaranteed to calm unruly frizz.
43B Sydney Road, Manly
If you’re after a fresh look that’s equal parts edgy and sophisticated, Mana Hair in Avalon is your best bet. Their personalised service is renowned, and you will feel utterly indulged from the moment you enter the studio with every effort made to make your experience one of a kind. Kevin Murphy, Davines, WELLA and Mr Smith are the products of choice.
MacMillan Court, 4/11 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach