Desperately seeking hair-do

gourmetmumma 20 March 2011 24

Having moved here a few months ago I am in desperate need of a decent hairdresser.

By ‘decent’ I mean one who listens to what I want, is good at what they do, one I don’t need to take out a second mortgage on my house to pay for a hair cut, and one that ISN’T justcuts/supercuts/procuts or any other dodgy ‘-cuts’ type establishments.

Ideally all I want is a cut and some foils that look good but cost less than $200! There seem to be a lot of either ‘cheap and nasty’ or ridiculously overpriced places but nothing in between so I’m keen to hear any good recommendations.

Northside would be preferable as I live in Nicholls.

Thanks for your suggestions 🙂

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24 Responses to Desperately seeking hair-do
zllauh zllauh 5:16 pm 21 Oct 15

don’t know relevant or not but for men’s hairstyle, watch out for slikhaartv on youtube and ask the hairdresser to do such hairstyle.
They are getting popular day by day and have over 1million followers now and will soon be launching hairstyles for females as well.

Ceboazouz Ceboazouz 1:00 pm 23 Jun 11

Hey , Thought you might be great value for the Mum’s a Hair & Beauty Package $275 for $99 at
Club Hair , need to get the facebook code to claim at

sehmahare sehmahare 2:36 pm 24 Mar 11

I can recommend Rebecca at Ora Hair in Woden (next to the Taubenschag accountant and opposite Oxygen cafe). Especially if you’re not a fan of excess chitchat – she’s all business. A cut of long hair was $70 and she gave good product referrals without pushing brands at me. Very happy with the results (have been twice now).

MMR MMR 8:06 pm 23 Mar 11

gourmetmumma said :

MMR I’d love her details please…

Inspirations – 0401647709

tonkatuff82 tonkatuff82 2:07 pm 22 Mar 11

Hmm, sounds like you DON’T want to go to Enigma Style Hairdressing at ANU. As a guy wanting something as complicated as a short back and sides, I was told by the proprietor “Oh no, I couldn’t do that, you need a style”. Which I subsequently found out meant that I needed an expensive wash and scalp rub with menthol-based head-stinger, and a quiff best suited to a female trendsetter from the 50’s. All of which cost me $50!. I’ll stick to the changing line-up of imported fuzz-snippers at Hair by Charles in the city.

deejay deejay 11:17 am 21 Mar 11

I know you said no justcuts and similar, but I can’t speak highly enough of Paula at Justcuts Belconnen. She is extremely careful about cutting to your desired length, and not several inches higher like most hairdressers. She understands hair growth patterns and how they affect the fall of your hair, far better than most (I have an odd growth pattern and it causes me no end of grief in getting hairstyles that in any way resemble my chosen picture).

As far as I know, they don’t do colour, though.

Ferarri Ferarri 8:41 am 21 Mar 11

Jacquie Grandemange 0414 302 618. My wife is extremely fussy about her hair and has been very satisfied with Jacqui’s work. Jacquie is based in Casey and Nicholls.

Grumpy Old Fart Grumpy Old Fart 9:26 pm 20 Mar 11

Go to Charnwood and you can get ‘foils’ for less than $200.

gloomer gloomer 6:34 pm 20 Mar 11

Rhubarb and Me at the Lyneham shops has my vote – they’re the best. Elise and the other staff are great at what they do, and aren’t too pricey either. Definitely give them a call!

DandhisDemon DandhisDemon 5:44 pm 20 Mar 11

Danny (from Labimbi HQ in Civic) is brilliant – he consults with you extensively and explains the process as he goes! The prices are surprising given that you get a lot more than other salons provide – including a massage and champagne!

Keijidosha Keijidosha 5:17 pm 20 Mar 11

My partner was very impressed with Kiani Hair Solutions in Gungahlin. Apparently the owner is ex Toni & Guy.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:41 pm 20 Mar 11

Why don’t you get a regular hairdresser, and with the money saved you could buy some food to take with you to Skyfire.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 4:40 pm 20 Mar 11

I’m a guy, so take this with a grain of salt, but the Cutting Crew at the Kaleen plaza always seem to have lots of happy female customers whenever I’m in there.

gourmetmumma gourmetmumma 4:37 pm 20 Mar 11

MMR I’d love her details please…

luther_bendross luther_bendross 4:25 pm 20 Mar 11

Become a dude and pay <$30 everywhere.

remains remains 4:22 pm 20 Mar 11

i’ve been going to the CIT salon in reid for over seven years and have never had a bad haircut. it’s extremely cheap $12 for a haircut last time i checked and the students are fabulous. they listen to what you want and are under guidance from the teacher so they won’t just start chopping away. they are all very skilled, accommodating to what you want from your haircut or colour job and i’ve never had a negative experience there.

MMR MMR 3:12 pm 20 Mar 11

I have found a lovely lady & her daughter who works from her home salon in Ngunnawal. Her daughter did my foils and cut the first time I went there, and it was excellent. I have since gone back for another trim, and will be going there regularly. I have fine hair, and finding someone who can cut fine hair well is a bonus. I highly recommend them. 1/2 head of foils & cut cost $80, trim was $25. Let me know if you want contact details.

fabforty fabforty 3:02 pm 20 Mar 11

My vote goes to Cosmo Hair at Dickson. Teni is excellent but I think all their stylists have a good reputation. It has a nice vibe and isn’t too big.

gentoopenguin gentoopenguin 2:22 pm 20 Mar 11

Axis Hairdressing on Barry Drive near Northborne are great. I don’t have a regular hairdresser there because they are all of a good quality and provide great service. Their cuts are under $100, depends a bit o the length of your hair I think.

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