Five Aussie-based Fashion and Celeb Hairstylists You Need To Follow on Instagram for Hair Inspo


Multi-talented and multi-awarded, these fashion and celeb hair artists rule Australia’s hair styling game

It’s more than just hair, hairstyling, more than ever, is now seen as a legitimate art form. From film and television to magazines, to runways, and even social media, hairstylists are showing their artistry with much gusto.

In the league of fashion and beauty, Australians know a thing or two about world-class hair from being one of the most sought-after artists by Hollywood A-listers, luxury fashion houses, and the public alike. We’ve round up the Aussie hairstylists you have to follow for serious #hairinspo.

Renya Xydis (@______renyaxydis______)

A quick look at Renya Xydis hairstyling portfolio and you’ll be left impressed with the amount of work she has done in her illustrious career spanning four decades. She has worked with the Hollywood A-listers Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, supermodel Gemma Ward and up-and-coming actress Sadie Sink.

The celebrity and editorial hairdresser wasn’t so fond of styling hair in the beginning. However, feeling inspired by the life led by another hairstylist friend in her younger years and encouragement from her father, she decided to give it a go at the best salon. Since then, her editorial adventure began and her work of art has graced the covers of Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Still, with a passion for styling the crowning glories of the crème de la crème in show business, the sought-after hairstylist is still a force in the Australian creative circuit. She currently runs three popular Sydney-based salons, Valonz Haircutters, Renya Xydis City, and Salon X

Alan Buki (@alanbukihair)

Aside from his eponymous Paddington-based salon, you might know Alan Buki for a well-loved Australian brand. A champion for sustainable haircare and beauty, the hairstylist is also a proud founder of the globally successful haircare brand Original & Mineral

The hairstylist has been in the game for quite a long time. Under his helm, his brand and salons are luminaries in the clean haircare industry by being eco-conscious and using only naturally-sourced ingredients for his products.

A couple of Alan Buki’s expertise is effortless mermaid waves and caring for and styling blonde hair. Checking out his Instagram account and you’ll see the huge number of blondes and wavy tresses that he and his team are known for.

Jenny Kim (@jennykim__)

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If we’re talking about an Australia-based hairstylist with an extensive portfolio—and we’re not exaggerating on calling it as it is, immense—Jenny Kim should be on your radar. Her body of work is outstanding having worked with big-named publications like Vogue Italia, i-D, Australian Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and GQ

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Originally from the US, the in-demand hairstylist first started out as a network educator for Bumble and Bumble in San Francisco. Since venturing into the fashion industry, she has made Sydney her home base and only works for cruelty-free styling brands.

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The hair artist’s expertise can be flawlessly seen from the numerous editorials she has worked on down to runway shows in London, Milan, New York, and Sydney. If you’re wondering right now who she has worked with, she has worked with famous models like Hailey Biber, Paloma Elsesser, Yumi Nu, Candice Swanepoel, Stella Maxwell, Imaan Hammam, and Bella Hadid and personalities like Kylie Jenner and actress Quannah Chasinghorse.

Richard Kavanagh (@richardkavanagh)

A career spanning 30 years as a hair luminary is impressive in the fashion industry. With Richard Kavanagh, however, he was set to conquer everyone’s mane all at once. The Australian native is a five-time Australian Session Stylist of the Year, an internationally-published author, a co-founder and CEO of piiq, and a creative director of Redken and ghd.

Originally, the multi-awarded hairstylist wanted to be a biochemist as a kid. But life didn’t steer him that way and through many hoops, he is now one of the most highly-acclaimed hairstylist, especially down south. He has worked with prestigious publications like Vogue, InStyle, and Grazia, and was also a hair director for multiple fashion weeks in New York, Sydney, and New Zealand for brands Prada, Armani, McQueen, and Marc Jacobs.

These days, the premiere hairstylist has been passionate about sharing his expertise from a truly illustrious career by helping up-and-coming and fellow hair artists thrive in the industry. He goes on podcasts and collaborates with brands in spreading his knowledge on hair education and the know-how on how to prep and work in a professional fashion shoot.

Joey Scandizzo (@joeyscandizzo)

Another veteran in the hair game and a four-time AHFA Hairdresser of the Year awardee, Joey Scandizzo is a true hair expert with many tricks up his sleeve. Joey’s hair ambitions started when his Dad had asked him to give hairdressing a chance. And at 25, he dedicated his entire life savings to building his very own hair salon in South Yarra. Over the years, he has grown that inner-city suburb salon to 12 boutiques under various partnerships and name variations which offer a luxurious experience for their clientele.

His vibrant and dynamic disposition is often reflected in his body of work. The celebrated hairdresser has seen a staple of celebrity clients be transformed with awe-inspiring glamorous hairstyles. The man has styled Vogue America Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, actresses Ruby Rose, Katherine Langford, and Elizabeth Debicki, socialite Paris Hilton, and singer Solange Knowles.