I know it can be really hard to find the best hairdresser in Sydney, trust me I’ve certainly shopped around. But I can finally reveal I’ve found Stevie English, an award winning salon in Sydney that’s literally like a London hair salon complete with British staff and awesome modern hairstyling.What to expect from Stevie English hair salon in Glebe.
I had the same hairdresser for years in London who is brilliant it’s one of those things you realise you miss when you move to another country. Although it’s taken me awhile to find the best salon in Sydney, I’ve found a gem called Stevie English in Glebe.
Why I love Stevie English, the best hair salon in Sydney
⇒ Cool, modern salon which reminds me of London
⇒ Eco friendly salon (they even run seminars on sustainable practise)
⇒ Modern and beautiful hair cuts (you know you won’t be walking out disappointed!)
⇒ Incredible hair colour (they use Matrix colour which is No.1 in US and owner Stevie is the Global Director for the brand and flies all over the world training others and he’s the No.1 hair colourist in Australia!)
The Best Hairdressers in Sydney: Stevie English
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Who is Stevie English?
Stevie moved his family to Australia over 18 years ago and opened his iconic salon in Glebe in 2007. He’s the top hair colourist not only in Sydney but in Australia and he travels around the world with Matrix as their global director.
How did I find out about Stevie English?
I heard about this salon a while back and loved the name for obvious reasons, so I managed to visit them just before we left on our travels around the world last year.
The reason I wanted to visit is because I randomly found stylist Shaun’s Instagram page because quite frankly I’d never seen anything like his cutting style in Sydney before.
Some of Shaun’s work on his Instagram page.
For some reason women in Sydney mostly have the same hairstyle – balayage, centre parting and loose curls. I once went to one of the most expensive salons in Sydney thinking I would get an awesome cut, only to have to go back to them again a few days later because they just couldn’t get a bleached pixie cut right. I think this is because every girl was walking out with that same loose curls style.
But I get it now, some salons are renowned in Sydney for being able to produce a certain style well but with Stevie English, they aren’t producing one style, these stylists are brilliant hairdressers creating extraordinary, beautiful cuts and colours.
When I found Shaun’s Instagram page, it was like a breath of fresh air. As a stylist who creates haircuts that are so modern and creative, it was exactly what I’d been looking for. It’s also no surprise he just won Australia’s avant garde hairdresser of the year for his masterpieces below. Read more about Shaun winning the Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year award.
The first time I went to Stevie English salon
When I visited Shaun before we left on our travels, I got him to basically give me a buzz cut because my hair is so hard to manage, I didn’t want to spend time dealing with it whilst we were travelling. There’s honestly nothing worse than spending ages trying to sort out your hair in the unbearable heat every single day whilst travelling.
I loved this look and it was perfect during our trip because I could just shave it myself and bleach it when needed. My first cut and colour by Shaun (on the right) to fit in with our travels around the world.
Recent London cut
When we went back to England for six months, I returned to the salon in London I’d been to for years. I had some great cuts again and asked to go pink which didn’t quite work out to how I planned (think very faded violet) and washed it out within two days.The pink I asked for lasted two days when I got it done in London recently.
Back in Sydney and straight to Stevie English
When we returned to Sydney after our around the world trip, my hair had grown so much in just two months to a (usual) huge mushroom shape as it somehow grows outwards rather than downwards.
So I called up Stevie English and booked myself in with the hairdresser genius Shaun and a colour with owner and Australian Hair Colourist of the Year, Stevie.
You can see why Stevie is the best colourist in Sydney and the whole of Australia! Photo taken from his Instagram account.
What I love about this cool salon in Glebe is that everyone is super nice to you when you walk in and they are actually cool, like London cool. There’s quite a few stylists from London working there, even Shaun worked in London for a good few years too and Stevie owned a salon in Covent Garden before moving to Sydney.
I finally get pink hair!
When I mentioned to Stevie about the idea of going candy colour pink, he just said it was easy. Before I knew it, I had this beautiful pink and creamy blonde hair that everyone in the salon was commenting on how amazing it was.
I couldn’t believe it – after a long time of wanting to go pink, Stevie got the right tone immediately.
But it’s not unusual for this salon to be creating different colours. You’ll see everything from rainbow hair to orange, blue and more from these guys making Stevie English the best hair salon for colour in Sydney.
Shaun transforms my mushroom hair!
Once Stevie had turned my hair into an awesome shade of pink, Shaun could see immediately that my hair needed the back and sides sorting out.
My hair is very coarse, thick and incredibly hard to manage which is why the back and sides seem to create a mushroom effect on my head!
He just literally cut the sides and back completely off and although I wasn’t expecting it to be so short, I was actually confident because I know what a good a hairdresser he is, I knew he would create a good style for me. Shaun cutting my hair at Stevie English.
So Shaun worked his magic in creating a lightweight versatile cut that can be worn so many ways which I am loving!
The before and after at Stevie English
My before (left) and after (right) thanks to Stevie and Shaun at Stevie English just a day apart.
It’s amazing how much my face looks totally different and less puffy thanks to taking a visit to the salon. Amazingly my hair actually felt in better condition after Stevie turned it pink. There’s so many ways to wear this cut!
Since I got my cut and colour at Stevie English, I’ve had so many people come up to me already commentating on it which hasn’t happened in a long time!
If you’re looking for the best hairdressers in Sydney, look no further, I’ve found it for you. Here are some other hair transformations from the team at Stevie English.
You can get 15% off your first appointment!
So how much does it cost to get a haircut at Stevie English?
Cuts start from $85 for a New Talent and can range up to from $145 with a Director like Shaun.
Colour starts from $70 for partial highlights with a New Talent and can go up to $340 for a full head of highlights with Stevie.
As mentioned above, just mention Londoner In Sydney when you book and you’ll receive 15% off your first appointment!
See Stevie English full pricing list here or call them on 9692 0138 for a quote.
Check out Stevie English Hair Salon on Instagram to see other inspiration cuts and colour here.
The Best Hair Salon In Sydney: Stevie English
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