Looking for inspiration for a new cut, colour or hairstyle to kick off the new year? While celebrities may be your usual go-to for influencing your new look, we prefer to turn to the pros.
Scrolling through the Instagram accounts of Australia’s leading hairstylists and their salons will reveal the latest local hair trends and a more diverse selection of real people with various face shapes, skin tones and hair types to help you get a true picture of what may or may not work for you. Plus, once you find a look you love, you can go straight to the source and know you’re in good hands.
These are our favourite Australian hairstylists to follow on Instagram:
Jaye Edwards is the founder of the EdwardsAndCo salons, which are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Jaye and his team’s specialty is on-trend yet natural-looking hair colour. They’re also a great source of inspiration for curly hair.
FOLLOW: @jaye_edwards, @_edwardsandco
Renya owns Valonz Haircutters in Paddington, Sydney. She regularly works with celebs (including Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts) and isn’t afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to unexpected hair looks. We especially love Renya’s account for hairstyle inspiration.
FOLLOW: @renyaxydis, @valonzhaircutters
Anthony Nader is our go-to guy for a really great haircut. Bobs, lobs and long hair, he’s handy with a pair of scissors and knows how to create the best cuts for every face shape. When he’s not in his Surry Hills salon, RAW Anthony Nader, he’s usually doing editorial shoots for magazines.
FOLLOW: @anthony_nader, @rawanthonynader
Norman Gonzales (Normie G)
If you’re looking for inspo for your own red carpet moment, then Normie G is your guy. He works with Australia's top celebs and creates gorgeous hairstyles made for special occasions.
If your hair style is loud and colourful, then Stevie English’s account is guaranteed to inspire your next major hair makeover. Located in Glebe, Sydney, his salon specialises in cuts and colours that are completely unique.
FOLLOW: @stevieenglish, @StevieEnglishHair
Natalie Anne Hair
We get hair envy every time we scroll through Natalie Anne’s Instagram. Bouncy blowdries, sky-high ponytails, and accessorised downstyles - if you’ve got somewhere to be, you won’t be short on hairstyle inspiration with this account. Natalie’s salon is based in Croydon, Sydney.
Any blonde will know that finding that perfect shade is no easy feat. It can take a lifetime of searching. But Brisbane-based hairdresser Faith Williams, whose salon Blondee specialising in blonde hair, is making the Holy Grail search a whole lot easier. Her salon’s Instagram is an ode to blondes, with all the colour inspiration you need to influence your next golden or platinum shade.
FOLLOW: @faithwilliams, @blondee_salon
- Jaye Edwards / @_edwardsandco
- Renya Xydis / @renyaxydis
- Anthony Nader / @rawanthonynader
- Faith Williams / @faithwilliams_blondee