RAW by Anthony Nader
RAW's Anthony Nader has worked his magic on the likes of Gisele Bündchen, Nicole Richie and Miranda Kerr, and for good reason. He's been ranked as one of the best colourists in Sydney, and his namesake salon is one of the most renowned luxe hair haunts in Sydney.
Address: 100 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills 2010
Edwards & Co. Surry Hills
As one of Sydney's most acclaimed hair studios, the team at Edwards & Co. can tailor your hair to literally however you want it. We suggest the Surry Hills location, with its exposed-brick, mirror selfie-friendly design.
Address: Level 1, 586 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
True to the aesthetic vision of founder Paloma Rose Garcia, PALOMA's team offer plenty of options for both men and women—just consult their extensive online menu for clarification. It's not just us who are impressed—Kym Ellery, Margaret Zhang and Net-a-Porter's fashion director Lisa Aikin are PALOMA devotees, too.
Address: 320 Oxford Street Paddington 2021
Valonz Haircutters Sydney
Tucked away on a quiet street in Paddington lies the elevated world of Valonz, helmed by Sydney hair talent and editorial favourite Rena Xydis. Resembling something of an exclusive club, Valonz's multiple rooms and experienced hair artists make for an opulent hair experience.
Address: 20-22 Elizabeth Street Paddington 2021
Salon X by Rena Xydis
Rena Xydis's second Paddington hair boutique presents a smaller and more intimate vibe, tucked away at the bottom of William Street. The Salon X by Rena Xydis team work balyage magic (just take a look at their Instagram for proof), as well as counting a lengthy list of Sydney's A-listers as faithful clients.
Address: 86 William Street, Paddington 2021
Responsible for some of the locks of Australia's beauty elite, including Delta Goodrem, Jesinta Franklin, Bambi Northwood-Blythe and Pip Edwards, KODA Cutters can't be missed when looking for a local hair salon. From expert colour to styling, the KODA team will have you leaving looking your absolute best.
Address: Shop 10, 180 – 186 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach 2026
If you're looking for that French girl look (without leaving Sydney, of course), Franck Provost is the salon for you. Opening his first Australian salon in 2008, the internationally renowned hairdresser has now expanded to more than 14 different locations nationally. The team are now known for their quintessential French style and signature effortless aesthetic.
Address: 185 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000