Have your say in who gets crowned Central Queensland's best hair salon. Vote in our online poll now!
Have your say in who gets crowned Central Queensland's best hair salon. Vote in our online poll now! Contributed

You decide: Which salon is Central Queensland's best?

WE WANT YOU...to tell us what your favourite businesses across the region are.

As part of our new CQ's Favourite series we are going to be asking you to nominate your favourite businesses, whether that be hairdresser, mechanic, butcher or cafe.

On Facebook each week we will be posting a question to our Facebook page asking you to contribute.

It will look something like this: 'We're trying to find Central Queensland's best [insert option here] and we want your input! Nominate your favourite below and they will go into the running to win CQ's Favourite ....'

All you will need to do is comment on the post and then vote in our poll when it opens.

To kick things off, this week we want you to tell us who the best hairdresser in Central Queensland is.

We received more than 1,300 nominations from locals sharing their favourite CQ salon.

We have narrowed the list down to the top 10 most nominated and it's up to you to crown CQ's top salon, simply by voting in the poll at the bottom of the story.

First, let's introduce you to Central Queensland's top 10 hair salon's, as chosen by you.

1. Bombshell Hair and Makeup - Biloela

OWNER of this Biloela favourite, Michelle Duncan, opened Bombshell Hair and Makeup 18 months ago and since then she has become one of Bilo's best. 

With over 20 years experience, Michelle started the salon as a team of one and has since expanded to a team of four full-time hairdressers and one school-based trainee.

Beloved by clients in town and those who travel long distances, Michelle and her team go 'above and beyond to fulfill the needs of their clients.'

One customer said online, "This is the only hair salon where I'm not sitting tense the whole time planning how I'm going to ask to correct what the hairdresser has just done. I can sit back, relax, enjoy the company and walk out with a winning hair cut each and every time."

With rave reviews and plenty of five star reviews, it's no wonder Michelle and the team at Bombshell Hair & Beauty made the top 10.

Owner of Biloela's Bombshell Hair and Makeup Michelle Duncan.
Owner of Biloela's Bombshell Hair and Makeup Michelle Duncan.

 

2. Floss's Hair Studio - Rockhampton

DESCRIBED as a little country salon, it's easy to see why Floss's Hair Studio was one of the most nominated salons. 

With a welcoming and professional atmosphere, owner Larissa McIntosh and her staff are beloved by their clients, with many nominations saying they'd never get their hair done anywhere else.

Helping regular and new customers to look a feel great, one customer even referred to the team at Floss's as 'hairagicians'.

"Amazing, genuine, professional hairagicians is what you get when you enter Floss's Hair Studio," they said.

"I love walking in drab and dull only to walk out feeling clean, refreshed and vibrant. Floss's Hair Studio is no doubt the place to go for amazing hair."

Emily Shkardoon, Larissa McIntosh, Sarah Vea Vea and Shannon Flanagan at Floss's Hair Studio
Emily Shkardoon, Larissa McIntosh, Sarah Vea Vea and Shannon Flanagan at Floss's Hair Studio Jann Houley

 

3. Revenge Hair & Body - Rockhampton

AFTER opening it's doors in May 2108, Revenge Hair & Body soon became a favourite among local men, women and children.

Happy to continue expanding, owner Courtney Northfield said despite the short time they've been running, their large range of services set them apart from their competition.

"We have a team of hair stylists, beauty therapists & make up artists," she said.

Popular amongst nominees, the majority of comments and reviews commending Courtney and her team.

"The staff at Revenge go above and beyond to make their clients experiences a good one. Highly recommended," one customer said.

Owner of Revenge Hair and Body Courtney Northfield.
Owner of Revenge Hair and Body Courtney Northfield.

 

4. Metro Vision Hair & Beauty - Rockhampton

METRO Vision is one of those salons where people who have been going their regularly say they would never go anywhere else, and taking a look at their reviews online it is easy to see why.

After 12 and a half years, Metro Vision's owner Leigh Webster has created a large client base that come back again and again.

"I love making people feel beautiful on the inside," she said.

One happy customer raved about the services offered at Metro Vision.

"The team and Metro Hair and Beauty are amazing," she said.

"I don't often often wear makeup and I had never gotten hair and makeup done professionally before, but these wonderful ladies made the experience relaxing, enjoyable and stress free."

Loved by locals, Metro Vision Hair & Beauty was a clear favourite in the nominations process.

The team at Rockhampton's Metro Vision Hair & Beauty (L-R) Rebecca Scotney, Renae Paton, Leigh Webster (owner), Whitnie Kraatz, Hayley Sonter, & Cam Fry. Not pictured, Lara Glazbrook.
The team at Rockhampton's Metro Vision Hair & Beauty (L-R) Rebecca Scotney, Renae Paton, Leigh Webster (owner), Whitnie Kraatz, Hayley Sonter, & Cam Fry. Not pictured, Lara Glazbrook.

 

5. Sisters & Co Hair Studio - Rockhampton

THEY opened their salon in April this year and already Tilly and Shantel Davies of Sisters & Co hair Studio are firm favourites in Rocky.

They've always dreamed of starting their own salon, and their passion for hair has paid off!

In the month following the opening of Sisters & Co, the sisters were both putting in 12 hour days.

"We wanted to make it an inviting, relaxing place where people can enjoy getting their hair done and they feel comfortable," Shantal said.

And with the amount of nominations they received, I think it's fair to say they've done just that.

Sisters Tilly and Shantel Davis are the faces behind new hairdressers salon Sisters & Co
Sisters Tilly and Shantel Davis are the faces behind new hairdressers salon Sisters & Co Jann Houley

 

6. Studio Rococo - Rockhampton

OWNER of Studio Rococo Debbie Cecil said her number one priority is her clients and creating the best possible hair experience for every person who walks through her doors.

"One of the major things that sets up apart is that we create a one on one hair experience for our customers," Debbie said.

"Our full attention is on our client and their hair."

This dedication to their clients has lead to a faithful and supportive client base.

"Absolutely love visits to Studio Rococo," one happy customer said.

"Such a great atmosphere in the salon. Not only do they listen to your hair goals, the talk you through how to achieve it without damaging your hair and with the best results and outcome in mind.

"I'm always raving about the salon to anyone that will ask."

Clients of Studio Rococo know they are going to get exactly what they want each time they visit.
Clients of Studio Rococo know they are going to get exactly what they want each time they visit.

 

7. HoneyComb Hair Studio - Rockhampton

WITH a dedicated client base, HoneyComb Hair Studio is another firm favourite, and with 5 star reviews, its not hard to see why.

One customer gushed about owner Angelina Thomas and the salon.

"Thank you once again Angelina for a wonderful experience at your salon," they said.

"I always look forward to my appointments; definitely a chance to relax and walk out with fresh, beautiful hair.

Another client said Angelina has been cutting her hair since day one and she has no plans on changing that.

"I have been Angelina's client since the day she started her apprenticeship," they said.

Angelina Thomas, owner of HoneyComb Hair Studio.
Angelina Thomas, owner of HoneyComb Hair Studio. Madeline McDonald

 

8. Mane Street Hair Studio - Mount Morgan

IT IS the decision she says is the best she's ever made, and for Kodie Dodd, the risk of opening Mane Street Hair was well worth it.

"I saw an opportunity in my home town and decided to give it a go," she said.

"The salon has grown so fast and I am blessed with so many loyal clients."

Based in Mount Morgan, Kodie says she has no shortage of clients, especially ones that travel long distances to get their hair cut.

"Some travel from Rockhampton, Woman, Gracemere, Bouldercombe, Blackwater and Emerald," she said.

Booked 1 - 2 weeks in advanced, it's pretty safe to say Mane Street is a busy place.

Kodie Dodd, owner of Mane Street Hair Studio in Mount Morgan.
Kodie Dodd, owner of Mane Street Hair Studio in Mount Morgan. Chris Ison ROK110118chair1

 

9. Dulcet Hairdressing - Rockhampton

WORKING from home, owner of Dulcet Hairdressing owner Stella Bishell says she is so proud to be recognised by the community and make the top 10 list.

"I absolutely love what I do," she said.

"I have been hairdressing for 17 years and I've only been working in Rockhampton for a year.

"I love to spoil my clients and take time to listen and deliver."

And if her reviews are anything to go by, she certainly does deliver.

"I had my hair and eyebrows done by the beautiful Stella," one reviewer said.

"So over the moon with how they turned out, you couldn't wipe the smile off my face."

Owner of Dulcet Hairdressing, Stella Bishell.
Owner of Dulcet Hairdressing, Stella Bishell.

 

10. Amali Hair & Beauty - Rockhampton

'"Your confidence is our passion."

That is the motto at Amali Hair & Beauty, and owner Alli Hopkins strives to always exceed her clients expectations.

Having owned the salon for a year now, Alli has been able to build a large client base that are never disappointed.

"Alli is the best hairdresser I've ever had," one client said.

"She nails it with my hair every time without fail. She listens to what I want an works her magic."

Hairdresser Alli Hopkins.
Hairdresser Alli Hopkins. Allan Reinikka

Place your vote in the poll below.

Due to technical issues, the poll has been extended to 6am Wednesday morning. The winner will be announced Wednesday night.

Which hair salon is Central Queensland's best?

This poll ended on 24 July 2019.

Current Results

Bombshell Hair and Makeup - Biloela

30%

Floss's Hair Studio - Rockhampton

13%

Revenge Hair & Body - Rockhampton

7%

Metro Vision Hair & Beauty - Rockhampton

13%

Sisters and Co Hair Studio - Rockhampton

5%

HoneyComb Hair Studio - Rockhampton

6%

Studio Rococo - Rockhampton

5%

Dulcét Hairdressing - Rockhampton

5%

Amali Hair & Beauty - Rockhampton

3%

Mane Street Hair Studio - Mount Morgan

7%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.



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