Looking for a top-quality hair salon in Canberra but not sure where to start? You’ve landed in the right place. We’ve consulted our readers’ feedback and come up with a stellar list of hairdressers in the region that’ll leave your locks perfectly styled.
What makes a great hair salon?
How can you make sure your trip to the salon ends with a great head of hair – not instant regret? We suggest keeping an eye out for the following traits:
- Experienced staff. The best hair salons in Canberra hire fully trained staff with years of on-the-job experience. They know exactly how to achieve the specific look you want. And, if you’re not sure, they’ll guide you towards a style that will flatter your features.
- A great reputation. One of the best ways to gauge the quality of a salon is to read up on client reviews. Have others been happy with their results? If so, you’re more likely to be happy with yours.
- Fairly priced. There’s no doubt about it, hairdressers can be pricy. At the end of the day, you should get what you pay for.
- Excellent colouring skills. Hair colouring is a whole other challenge. The best in the industry can mix the perfect shade for your colouring.
- Perfect hygiene. There’s nothing worse than entering a hair salon with hair everywhere, questionable combs, brushes and a suspicious pile of towels in the corner. Always look for a clean and hygienic salon.
The best hair salons in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
At the new location in Franklin, Emily and her team of exceptional hairdressers enjoy producing the best salon experience for all clients. With a focus on finer details and personalised services, the coffee you drink will be exactly how you like it.
Facebook reviewer Olivia says, “I love this salon and all the staff that work there. The wonderful team at Shine have been keeping my hair beautiful for the past 10 years.”
Karen, Emilio and Angelo pride themselves on their award-winning salon and team of 16 colourist and stylists, both master and emerging. With a full price list on the website, no price point anxiety will occur as you know exactly what you will be paying for. Great quality work and impeccable service.
Facebook reviewer Karen says, “From the minute I walk in the door to the minute I walk out feeling like a superstar! I always leave feeling ready to take on the world.”
Ever evolving and always delivering, Franco’s has been in business for 62 years. Senior stylist Francesca is travelling to Switzerland as the national representative in the Intercoiffure team. With the added benefits of new premises, updated techniques and unique projects, Franco’s is always cozy, whilst ensuring excellent hairstyling outcomes.
Facebook reviewer Maddie JF says, “Absolutely so impressed by the service and my end result. It was just a great experience!”
Centrally located, off London Circuit in Canberra’s CBD. This quality salon is owned by brother and sister team, Luke and Annalise. With over 19 years of experience, clients will walk out pleased with new and trendy styles.
Facebook reviewer Joshua says, “Off London is simply a fantastic salon. The staff are friendly and accommodating and all the stylists are brilliant, creative and knowledgeable.”
Adam and Michelle from Axis Hairdressing believe in a great environment for both staff and clients. With sharp standards, clients can expect to have a great hairdressing experience. Specialising from trendy to corporate styles, Axis caters to any type of client.
As Google reviewer Sinead says, “The team at Axis are amazing! I’ve been a client for over 3 years and I always walk out with beautiful hair.”
Contemporary hair designs or latest fashion styles, Anton and his family will ensure that you feel a part of the family. Located in the city, Anton’s stock beautiful hair products and are dedicated to each client, making sure your next haircut experience is excellent.
As Google reviewer Christiona M says, “Had a wonderful hair experience at Antons Hair Studio. Atmosphere is cleanly and welcoming. Customer service is exceptional and the hair cut and treatment I received was beyond anything I could have hoped for.”
Antics hair focuses on cut, colour and style via excellent and realistic consultations. Being one of Canberra’s highest regarded salons, Antics pride themselves on quality and consistency.
Facebook reviewer Rebecca says, “A big thanks to Cindy, Jian and Kiki for excellent service today. It was my first time at a new hairdresser based on RiotACT review and they did not disappoint.”
For over 16 years Gess Mazis and her award-winning team have been cutting, styling and colouring the hair of the Canberra region. Gess encourages ongoing training to allow herself and staff to reach their full potential, allowing customers to reap the benefits.
Facebook reviewer Pat says, “Amazing service, price AND result! 100% happy!”
Your experience with hair salons in Canberra
Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.
Have you had experience with any of the hair salons listed above? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.