Formal Hair
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Top 20 Formal Hair Stylists
Here's our pick for the top formal hair stylists.

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  1. SP Salon

    SP Salon

    5 Illowa Street, Malvern East, Malvern East 3145
    (132)
    Treat your hair to quality styling with sustainable and organic products, from the incredibly talented team at SP Salon on Illowa St in Malvern East.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  2. Carpe Diem Studio

    Carpe Diem Studio

    398 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054
    (46)
    Carpe Diem Studio focuses on enhancing customers’ natural features. Transform your look with hair extensions, spray tans, waxing, skin and lash treatments.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  3. Indie Hair

    Indie Hair

    2B Cromwell Street, Burwood 3125
    (64)
    Indie Hair is a Burwood hair salon offering on-trend hair styling and colouring in a bright and friendly studio.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  4. Bondi Colour

    Bondi Colour

    280 Bondi Road, Bondi 2026
    (13)
    Bondi Colour is one of Sydney’s trendiest hair salons. Go for a cut and colour that matches your personality perfectly.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  5. Mia Hair

    Mia Hair

    Unit 3 / 149 Caxton St (located within the Freedom Suites building), Paddington 4064
    (60)
    Mia Hair is an innovative hair salon in the heart of Paddington specialised in bridal and formal hairdressing as well as day-to-day looks at reasonable prices.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  6. Foresta Hair on A'Beckett

    Foresta Hair on A'Beckett

    71-73 A'Beckett St, Melbourne CBD 3000
    (564)
    Foresta Hair is a boutique hair salon in Melbourne. Located in the heart of the CBD, indulge in a lunchtime colour or post-work cut in this charming salon.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  7. Connie Janz Hair Studio

    Connie Janz Hair Studio

    141 Holberton St, Newtown 4350
    (56)
    Connie Janz Hair Studio is a fabulous Newtown hair salon offering boutique services in a friendly salon.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  8. Ambyanz Hair

    Ambyanz Hair

    132 Martin Street, Brighton 3186
    (142)
    Ambyanz Hair on Martin Street in Brighton is all about using natural and organic haircare products to achieve a stunning new look for you. Book your appointment today!
    Next available: Thu, 15 of Apr
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  9. Wicked Artistry

    Wicked Artistry

    3b 20 Creek Road, Mount Gravatt East 4122
    (28)
    This lively salon on Creek Road in Mount Gravatt East is home to a friendly team of talented stylists who only use the finest products in the industry.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  10. H.A.T Hair

    H.A.T Hair

    125 Greville Street, Prahran 3181
    (9)
    Overdue for a cut? Book an appointment at H.A.T Hair online with Bookwell today! Ideally located on Greville Street, H.A.T Hair is your premier stylist in Prahran.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  11. Hair and Beauty on James

    Hair and Beauty on James

    1 / 19 James Street, Burleigh Heads 4220
    (72)
    Hair and Beauty on James is sure to become your favourite place. This boutique salon specialises in everything hair and is a Blonde Specialist!
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  12. Major Chase Salon

    Major Chase Salon

    246 High Street, Windsor 3181
    (34)
    Major Chase Salon is an elite salon, offering sensational cuts, colour treatments, styling – including hair ups, extensions, and, of course, a truly fabulous blow out.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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  13. Beauty Blitz Skin & Body

    Beauty Blitz Skin & Body

    Shop 8 / 76 Queens Road , Slacks Creek 4127
    (144)
    Beauty Blitz Skin & Body is a wonderful gem. Book in for an expert wax, heavenly facial, and eyelash extension, hot stone massage, or spa pedicure.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  14. Foresta Hair on Bourke

    Foresta Hair on Bourke

    Shop 6, The Paramount Centre, 108 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    (640)
    Foresta on Bourke is a boutique hair and beauty salon inspired by the latest Korean beauty trends. Explore style direct from Seoul in this on-trend studio.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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  15. Studio 44one

    Studio 44one

    441 Gaffney Street, Pascoe Vale 3044
    (72)
    Studio 44 One, offer hair services for men and women. Have your colour touched up, or try Balayage or Ombrè. Compliment your look with tinted lashes and brows, too.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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  16. AW Hair Studios

    AW Hair Studios

    4/29 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach 4218
    (103)
    AW Hair Studio offers high-end, friendly hair services and treatments. Specialising in hair colouring, particularly Blonde Bombshells and Seamless Balayage.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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  17. Style Mecha

    Style Mecha

    3 / 100 Mooroondu Road, Thorneside 4158
    (226)
    The team at Style Mechanics will utterly spoil your hair and beauty needs. The salon offers Racoon hair extensions, Wella Professional products, and Nioxin.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  18. Rampaige's Hair Studio

    Rampaige's Hair Studio

    Shop 5 / 68 - 72 The Entrance Road, The Entrance 2261
    (39)
    The team at Rampaige’s Hair Studio love what they do. The salon offers an extensive range of services including cuts, colours, balayage, and Keratin treatment.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  19. Catwalk Platinum

    Catwalk Platinum

    Shop 1 / 35 Spring Street, Bondi Junction 2022
    (1278)
    Bondi Junction’s Catwalk Platinum will have you looking and feeling your best with hair styling, lash and brow services, waxing, face treatments, threading and laser hair removal. If it’s make up you’re after, they do that too in their modern salon.
    Next available: Tue, 13 of Apr
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  20. Lit & Scott

    Lit & Scott

    100 Percival Road, Stanmore 2048
    (83)
    Jo, owner Lit & Scott has an impressive reputation as a hair colourist. From creative colouring, balayage or colour corrections, you are in amazing hands.
    Next available: Wed, 14 of Apr
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Formal Hair

Going to your school formal is all part of growing up. It's almost a ritual, a coming of age tradition. It's a great opportunity to dress up and have fun and it's led to the creation of a hair salon service that's very much in demand.

Prom Hair is now an actual dictionary description for the amazing twists, chignons and braids, more generally referred to as updos. The term 'updo' basically means styling the hair so that it points up, and it can range from a simple ponytail to an elaborate twist or braid.

One of the oldest and most popular updos is a chignon. The name comes from the French phrase 'chignon du cou' or nape of the neck. The style is achieved by pinning the hair into a knot or 'bun' at the nape of the neck.

Popular Wedding Hairstyle

Variations on this style might include incorporating braids, leaving loose tendrils of hair around the face, or securing the knot with a pretty hairpin or barrette. It's a style that can be dressed up or down as required.

Whilst the name suggests this popular wedding hairstyle originated in France, it actually has its roots in ancient Greece. Worn by men and women, the chignon would be held in place by the most elaborate hairpins. In ancient China, chignons were worn by married women.

When it comes to bridal hairstyling, most people have heard of the French twist. This popular updo involves twisting the hair upwards until it folds in on itself, and then securing it with a decorative comb or hairpin.

Half-Up Hair Styling

The modern version of the French twist is much softer and messier, falling into the realm of half-up hair styling.

Half-up hair styling is a great way of creating a special occasion look that isn't too formal. It's perfect for everyday wear or can be dressed up for a big event. The reason this style is popular is that it combines the impact of an up-do with the femininity of flowing locks.

How casual you go with this look rather depends on your outfit. If it's very formal or has an elaborate neckline, it's better suited to a formal up-do. However, half-up hair styling is just perfect with strapless or spaghetti strap dresses.

Love the Waterfall Braid

Our favourite half-up hairstyle has to be the braid. It's just magical watching a professional hair stylist twist, weave and plait long luscious locks into this amazing creation.

Forget about the single down-the-back plait your mother used to give you for school; today's braids are delightfully feminine and so pretty. Super popular for weddings and formals right now is the waterfall braid.

There are several variations of this but they all feature a mix of braids and loose hair. In its simplest form, the braid becomes a natural hair band to hold the style in place. This style works exceptionally well with long loose curls.

Curls have long been used in up-dos, traditionally styled used rollers or, in the old days, strips of cloth. The smaller the roller, the tighter the curl would be. However, today's curls are softer and can be achieved using a GHD.

Have a Trial Run

When it comes to bridal hairstyling the secret is to have a trial run. In fact, whether it's a wedding, a formal or just a fancy dinner, deciding on your hair and makeup beforehand is essential.

Having a trial run gives you the opportunity to discuss different styles with your hair stylist and find out what suits you, and what doesn't. For example, you may be planning a head of ringlets for your big day - until you actually see yourself with them.

The style you choose not only depends on your hair type but also the logistics of the event. Will you be outdoors? Will it be windy? What time of day are you getting married? What style is your dress? These are all questions a good hair stylist will ask.

Bookwell Makes it Easy

A trial run for your hair and makeup helps you plan the day better, knowing how long it will take. It also removes a big chunk of stress. If possible, book your hair and makeup at the same salon to make it even easier.

With Bookwell, sorting your formal hair has never been easier.