Civic/Northside hairdressers

By 26 June, 2012 41

Can anyone recommend a hairdresser who charges less than $200 to cut, style, colour and blow dry, please?

I have now tried Sibu (charged $65 more than quoted and were not overly friendly), CJ’s in Florey (ok style, ok price, just nothing special), Boho (highly recommended but had two little girls playing with my hair on the night), Epic at Woden (EPIC FAIL!) and Off London who were just ‘off’ (20mins waiting for a 5 min consultation).

Had a nice (if delayed) cut and blow dry in Weston at the Cooleman Hair Centre but can’t believe I need to drive that far for just a good pick-me-up hair appointment. I dream of someone who says ‘I’ve got a couple of ideas for you’ rather than just ‘tea or coffee, is the water warm enough?’ .

Thanks

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41 Responses to Civic/Northside hairdressers
#1
Madam Cholet2:10 pm, 26 Jun 12

I used to go to Cataldo’s. Can recommend them, but thought I needed a change anyway. I now go to Smitten in Tuggers. Great if you feel like travelling.

#2
OzChick2:16 pm, 26 Jun 12

Giorgio’s Hair & Beauty in Kippax charged me $90 for JUST a wash and blow dry. Never again.

What a rip off!!

#3
TheDancingDjinn2:20 pm, 26 Jun 12

TG’s in civic is the best – Breanna is my hairdresser but Shane is wonderful, and so are all the others – great people great hair.

#4
gourmetmumma2:25 pm, 26 Jun 12

I posted the same question on here over a year ago and someone put me on to a mum & daughter team who work from their converted garage at home. They are at Ngunnawal and they are fantastic…both lovely, very professional and very particular. I was hesitant at first as I’d never been to someone’s home before but I now go every 6-8 weeks and have never looked back. Their business name is Inspirations hair and their number is 0401 647 709. Because they don’t have to pay rent and extra overheads that a store pays, their prices are reasonable…I have shoulder length hair and get a semi colour plus half head foils plus cut and have never paid over $85. The daughter is overseas at the moment for a month but you should still get an appointment…normally make sure you book ahead they are busy girls.

#5
astrojax2:30 pm, 26 Jun 12

axis, on barry drive, is da bomb.

but have also heard good things about the awfully named rhubarb and me in lyneham…

#6
serendipity942:30 pm, 26 Jun 12

THE Hairdressing in Civic under James Court Apartments is great. You pay just over $200 for the most senior hairdresser (the owner, Darren, who is fabulous) so maybe they have lower costs for other stylists. I’ve done most ‘good’ salons in Canberra and rate this one. Worth the extra money to have hair that feels and looks good and a cut that go for two months if you need it to.

Can always pop in for a consult. My first chat took 10 minutes just to talk about what I wanted and for them to explain the options they would recommend.

Apart from that, it can be good to ask workmates etc where they go if you like their hair and get a personal rec. I always find it better to get referred to a specific hairdresser than just a salon, too random that way.

#7
psychopoesie2:31 pm, 26 Jun 12

Gosh Hair at Dickson is brilliant. It’s a home-based business run by a couple – Raff and Marg. Raff is the one I see. He does beautiful hair. First heard of via word of mouth – at least 4 of my friends go to the same place.

I always walk out feeling on top of the world. His cut holds shape for ages – it’s so good it even looks fantastic if I let it dry on its own & add no hair products. The colour is perfect. Raff really listens to what I’m after but has great ideas of his own too.

Probably around $200 mark but can’t remember if a bit more or less – sorry. Worth checking!

#8
VYBerlinaV8_is_back2:36 pm, 26 Jun 12

Supercuts in Civic. Fantastic job and great service. Just make sure they don’t give you the cranky old boiler who thinks she’s the best thing since sliced bread – I had her once and she did a shit job and complained the whole time anyway.

#9
RandomPoster2:42 pm, 26 Jun 12

Mrs RandomPoster is very happy with Donna at Bentleys in Macquarie and it is always under $200.

#10
Impoverished_Student2:43 pm, 26 Jun 12

I too had several stupidly expensive hair cuts in Canberra and came out looking ridiculous. At one point I was flying interstate to see friends on a reasonably regular basis and so would get my hair cut there!! I eventually found a fabulous hairdresser on London Circuit (cnr Constitution Ave) in that building directly on the corner. Believe it or not though, the best haircut I had was my final one: I was travelling for four months so I thought “sod it” and went to Just Cuts in Woden. Brilliant job and a quarter of the price!!

#11
Keijidosha2:48 pm, 26 Jun 12

If you’re a little left of centre, ‘Rhubarb & Me’ in Lyneham are fantastic.

#12
Jungle Jim2:53 pm, 26 Jun 12

I think Jungle Jane goes to La Bimbi in Acton. Not exactly sure how much she pays, but she insists she’d never go anywhere else. If it’s the right place, Dan’s the guy you want apparently.

#13
downindowner3:02 pm, 26 Jun 12

No sure of the price, but Q Hair at Ainslie has always given me a great cut: I’ve been going to see Madeline Quigley since 1999 and have never had a haircut I regretted.

#14
Holden Caulfield3:08 pm, 26 Jun 12

I’m assuming the OP is a lady:

Mrs C has been going to La Bimbi in Belconnen for years and seems pretty happy. Not sure of their pricing in regards to your request.

Otherwise go to Chrsiti’s in the city and save $150+, haha.

#15
EvanJames3:09 pm, 26 Jun 12

Consultation? For a haircut? Que`?

#16
XO_VSOP3:11 pm, 26 Jun 12

I second ‘Rhubarb & Me’, Axis is good however steer clear of the biggest gossip monger in hairdressing Adam, any other of the girls are great!

#17
G-Fresh3:31 pm, 26 Jun 12

Fiore – Curtin

#18
Cherrypom773:47 pm, 26 Jun 12

Thanks! Lots of ideas there, appreciate that a consultation sounds luvvyish but it was to advise on rescuing my hair from the poor Sibu colouring job. Rhubarb in Lyneham could be worth a go as I wanted a dip dye style. All the ones I have tried were from recommendations which is a shame when you have admired a friends style and it goes pear shaped for you!

#19
LadyxBec4:05 pm, 26 Jun 12

Jungle Jim said :

I think Jungle Jane goes to La Bimbi in Acton. Not exactly sure how much she pays, but she insists she’d never go anywhere else. If it’s the right place, Dan’s the guy you want apparently.

+1 for La Bimbi. I have gotten most of my friends to go there via constant recomendations. Kaylee does my hair, but I’ve heard good things about everyone else too.

#20
Ate4:17 pm, 26 Jun 12

Jungle Jim said :

I think Jungle Jane goes to La Bimbi in Acton. Not exactly sure how much she pays, but she insists she’d never go anywhere else. If it’s the right place, Dan’s the guy you want apparently.

La Bimbi is brilliant but you will pay up around $300 for a hair cut and colour, it is definitely the best experience i have had at a hair dresser though. I rate Tg’s in Civic, I have long hair and always go a cut and colour and pay around $200 each time. I’ve heard Melba shops have a pretty good hair dresser too but cant speak from experience.

#21
Genie5:13 pm, 26 Jun 12

Go see Adam and Lexie at Axis in the city…

Adam is an amazing cutter and has a bunch of videos on YouTube now if you want to check out his work. Lexie is brilliant with colours!

Im even off to see them tomorrow for a complete overhaul.

#22
knuckles6:48 pm, 26 Jun 12

I have some clippers at home that I use to cut my hair and my wife has a blow drier. I haven’t put a colour in hair before but I’m willing to give it a go. (how hard can it be)
I’ll do the lot for $100.00
Give me a call.

#23
Spykler7:20 pm, 26 Jun 12

Ate said :

Jungle Jim said :

I think Jungle Jane goes to La Bimbi in Acton. Not exactly sure how much she pays, but she insists she’d never go anywhere else. If it’s the right place, Dan’s the guy you want apparently.

La Bimbi is brilliant but you will pay up around $300 for a hair cut and colour, it is definitely the best experience i have had at a hair dresser though. I rate Tg’s in Civic, I have long hair and always go a cut and colour and pay around $200 each time. I’ve heard Melba shops have a pretty good hair dresser too but cant speak from experience.

Totally agree…Haven’t been to the hairdresser at Melba shops, but Steve’s does a great pizza and sensational chips!

#24
gertel7:55 pm, 26 Jun 12

Keijidosha said :

If you’re a little left of centre, ‘Rhubarb & Me’ in Lyneham are fantastic.

Well I’m completely boring, and not at all ‘left of centre’, and I find Rhubarb & Me also fantastic!

#25
Listers_Cat8:34 pm, 26 Jun 12

Holden Caulfield said :

… Otherwise go to Chrsiti’s in the city and save $150+, haha.

+1 for Christi’s, but I’m a guy. I can’t vouch for their prowess with female hairstyles.

#26
DandhisDemon8:42 pm, 26 Jun 12

La Bimbi in New Acton is very good. They’ll do a half head of foils, toner and style (with cut and blow dry) for around $210-$220. ( I realise this is a little more than you mentioned but they do a quality job and are well worth the little bit extra)

#27
woodman9:03 pm, 26 Jun 12

Blaq hair and beauty in Forde. I too have found Sibu expensive and a bit rude – also I dont mind someone different washing my hair but like to have one person cut colour and style, which Sibu dont do.

Cassie at Blaq is great and very friendly and the prices are advertised here:

http://www.blaqhairandbeauty.com.au/BlaqMenuv1.2.pdf

#28
CanberraBred2:48 pm, 27 Jun 12

Claire at Bold Hair in Scullin shops is great and charges are just over $100 for cut, colour, style. She knows a lot about different hair types and will definitely give you good advice about fixing bad colour jobs. Not sure if she takes new clients, though…

#29
rarm99833:29 pm, 27 Jun 12

I have been going to Define Hair Design in Hughes for about 8 years now and love it, excellent pricing and really lovely people, they are good for a laugh and happy to come up with new ideas. I always walk away with change from $200 and dye my nearly black hair platinum blonde and spend 3 hours waiting, Mel is the owner and fantastic at her job. I would give them a call! 02 6281 2188!

#30
Goddess3:32 pm, 27 Jun 12

Again, not in Civic, but try Hair Affair in Mawson. John and his team are fantastic. They really listen to their clients. Half head of foils, wash, cut and blow dry = $149. Clientel comprises young men and women to older men and women. Best salon in ACT IMO

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