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The Best Hairdressers on the Northern Beaches to Tame Salty Tresses

The best hairdressers on Northern Beaches know a thing or two about taming those ocean-damaged locks.

Hannah Louise Hair

If you're lucky enough to live on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, firstly - lucky you! And secondly, do you have a hair salon on the Northern Beaches that is your go-to?

Beach hair can be unruly at the best of times, so you can imagine that these luxe salons on Sydney’s Northern Beaches know a thing or two about taming your salty locks. Try these salons for a touch-up or an entirely fresh look. Here, we wrap up the best hairdressers on the Northern Beaches to keep your mane tamed. 

Naoki Hair

Haoki Hair has been keeping the hair of Beaches babes in check since 2013. The owner Bailey Lawler is passionate about bringing her client's vision to life while providing a one-of-a-kind pampering experience. The Naoki team are committed to keeping their clients coming back time and time again and has become one of the best hairdressers in the Northern Beaches. 

3/81 Darley Street, Mona Vale

The Blonde Cartell

The Blonde Cartel

Any blonde will know that getting your shade just right is harder than it looks - and it all comes down to the right colourist. Enter The Blonde Cartel, a boutique hair salon in Collaroy that are experts in all things blonde. The team uses premium products including LAKME, Olaplex, Evo Fabuloso and Unite. 

Shop 1, 998 Pittwater Road, Collaroy

Salon E.S

This sleek, minimalist salon is a one-stop shop for your beauty needs, combining hair services with a makeup bar and beauty academy which provides courses for those looking to brush up on their skills. Offering everything from cuts and colouring to keratin treatments and extensions, you’ll leave Salon E.S a new person.

4/23 Telopea Street, Collaroy

Salon Purpose

When Salon Purpose relocated from Allambie to Manly, there was a mass exodus of people leaving their hairdressers for a fresh start at this vibey boutique salon. The team goes above and beyond to look after their clientele (and that's not just thanks to their amazing head massages and drink menu), but also because they're consummate professionals in giving you the best, most fresh colour and cut. Plus, as their name suggests, for every chair in the salon, they sponsor a child in need through their One Chair One Child initiative.

Shop 9-11/25 Wentworth Street, Rialto Square, Manly

Ecru Hair

Ecru Hair Studio Mona Vale

Having first opened its doors in 1997, it’s clear that you’re in safe hands at Ecru Hair in Mona Vale. Specialising in colouring, colour correction and highlights, the experienced team knows exactly how to determine and create the perfect hue for you; tailored carefully to your face shape, complexion and the style you’re looking for.

2/8-10 Waratah Street, Mona Vale

Elle J Hair

Elle J Hair

For creative fresh looks that give you an invigorating change or if you’re just after a relaxing few hours of ‘me’ time with a coffee or glass of wine in hand, the stylists at Elle J Hair know how to take care of you. Extended hours ensure there is always time to squeeze in a last-minute appointment.

2/553 Pittwater Road, Brookvale


With a team helmed by Gino Fossano who founded the brand in 1983, Portfolio Hair is devoted to creating a personalised experience for every customer to provide a truly bespoke look. With colouring, cuts, extensions, Brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments available, attention to tailored service and the health of your hair is paramount.

1773 Pittwater Road, Mona Vale

Hannah Louise Hair

Hannah Louise Hair

A sanctuary on the outskirts of Manly, walking into Hannah Louise Hair and you're immediately struck by the gorgeous interiors, all wooden floorboards and lush greenery. This is a stunning setting to be treated like a total VIP.

Owner Hannah has over 14 years of experience in the industry and does everything from foiling, balayage, grey coverage, colour to all things styling and cuts. Hannah specialises in lived-in blondes, balayage and shaggy textured cutting but is passionate about all aspects of hair.

50 Pittwater Road, Manly 

Cranium Hair

Using strictly premium brands for their conditioning services including Kerastase, Oribe, Kevin Murphy and Eleven, your locks will be given the most luxurious pampering available. Cranium’s contemporary studio is the place to head for any colour your heart desires, with no foil, highlight, balayage or ombre treatment too tricky to achieve.

Corner of Belgrave and Gilbert Streets, Manly

Want to keep exploring the best of the Beaches? Have a read of our round-up of the best restaurants in Manly. Then, why not take a squiz at our edit of the best salons on the Northern Beaches for a luxe pamper.

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