Keeping you in the loop

salon guidelines

To our loyal guests, online retail guests and future guests we just wanted to reach out to send you all love and light during this unprecedented time. We hope everyone is staying safe, sane and home when possible

We understand it has been frustrating for some, including us(!), to know what is best to do in this foreign time. We at Solace are keeping a close eye on any new government advice and are committed to the health, safety and well-being of all our customers, our team and the community. Under current guidance we are still open and operating however strict practices are in place. Please see below for information and guidelines. If you have any further questions please reach out to us on

  • All high customer contact areas including guest chairs, basins, side tables, reception area, eftpos machines, computer and ipads are cleaned on a regular basis using an appropriate disinfectant. High touch point areas include doors, door handles, the counter, back basin, products and equipment too.
  • There is hand sanitiser at the front counter to use when entering and exiting the salon. Salon team members may request all customers to use the hand sanitiser supplied and to please cover coughs/sneezes and dispose of tissues appropriately.
  • If you are feeling unwell or have travelled in the last 14 days please don’t put others at risk and stay home.

salon hygiene

Social distancing

  • No more then three stylists in our 90 square metre salon at any time
  • Guests to be seated every second chair to ensure the 1.5 metre social distancing practice

Other practices we encourage to minimise person to person contact

  • Use tap and go instead of cash (up to $200 does not require a pin!)
  • Click here to use our easy online booking system; select your booking and we will be in touch to confirm

social distancing

Solace online shop is open to purchase your products and have them delivered to your door. We are carefully handling and packaging within the guidelines to ensure safe delivery!

We understand this is a very stressful time, however we do believe together we can all get through this. With strict practices and common sense we can still provide you with beautiful hair!

Stay safe and see you soon

-Solace x

2020 Hair Trends

A new year, a whole new decade of trending fashion, hair ideas and inspiration. We have been so excited for the BIG 2020!! With a more eco-friendly approach than ever, we are ready to embrace the first half of the year in style; and by style we are talking about stepping into the year with self love and confidence like never before. We love inspiration and trending fashion, however there is nothing more ‘in’ than someone comfortable in there own skin…or in our case hair!!

To get the new year/new hair inspirational juices flowing we have done some research into what this year has in store for us in terms of hair colours, cuts and styles!

Feeling tired with your current hair-do? Or wanting to start the new year off with some fresh new bangs? Book in with one of our knowledgeable, friendly artists for a complimentary consult and lets get your 2020 hair dreams underway!

1. Start 2020 with a bang!

From the red carpet to the latest awards we can clearly see that bangs have decided to stay around for a little longer yet! We are seeing a variety of blunt fringes, curtain, side sweep, to the statement baby fringe! From straight to wavy and curly we are seeing all hair types embrace the bangs; regardless of what you choose, leave the cutting to a professional! Come talk to one of our stylists at Solace about what style would best frame your face in a flattering way!

Dakota Johnson with her soft locks paired with a curtain fringe. A curtain fringe is a fringe cut in an inverted ‘V’ shape, the shortest part of the cut is where you would wear the parting in the fringe. When being cut from the shortest point, the shape of the cut is angled down gradually, and hair is left longer towards the top of the cheek bones. This softens the facials and is the perfect look to make the face appear elongated.

Often trimmed dry and vertically, a wispy fringe like Halle Berry’s looks good on everyone who wants to make a small change with maximum impact!

2. The Versatile Bob

Women want more versatility than ever before and can easily achieve a sleek and sophisticated bob with the right length for your face. You can add tousled texture for a more youthful and casual look. Product is key when it comes to the Bob and knowing what product’s best suit your hair type, and what products are going to help you achieve your desired look, is going to be the key to saving you a lot of styling time.

You can achieve a more structured, sophisticated bob by keeping it straight and adding volume products like Aveda’s Thickening Tonic which Instantly thickens hair and expands strands from roots to ends. Which makes the hair appear fuller and thicker. Pair it with Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo which naturally absorbs excess oil which freshens and gives the hair a little extra added texture at the roots.

After a more textured bob? Add some heat-styling curls that will enhance the cuts structure! Prep the hair with Aveda’s Heat Relief before using any hot tools, add one of our biggest sellers Texture Tonic that defines and enhances natural texture and creates piece-by-piece definition that looks effortlessly ‘undone’ – When booking in for a restyle cut mention to the stylist what curls best suit your cut. If you allocate enough time for styling after the stylist has cut we can step you through what products and tools will best suit you!

4. Buttery blondes and Bronde 

If you can’t make up your mind over whether to go light or dark for summer, ‘bronde’ is for you. A warm and glossy look, the main benefits of this hair colour are that it’s achievable and low-maintenance; keeping hair super healthy while offering light and shade for pops of colour and brightness!

Cara Delevingne; from the many hair changes of Cara, we would have to say this is one of our faves! Its fresh, feminie and the bronde just works so well with her complexion!

5. Curly and Colourful 

Add highlights to define those curls or balayage for a low-maintenance high-impact style by having the colour contrast it brings more depth to the curl and really makes the hair pop! Think caramel-blonde tones or subtle pieces of rich brown through deeper-toned strands!

Serena Williams rocking her maintained fro, we love her bold colour contrast of her natural root with a warm balayage!

6. And for the men, add some spice to your style this 2020!

Sick and tired of the faded sides and longer top try something different, next time your in ask your stylist what cut would best suit you, your style and lifestyle?

Pompadour all the way!

Spice up your style and bend it like Beckham with going even shorter on the back and sides, think peaky blinders! This all time classic, is funky yet gentleman-like! With 3-4 week buzz and blend cuts on the sides and back you’ll have your hair looking fresh and on trend!


solace hair care tips

We know a healthy, physically fit body needs regular exercise, a balanced mind requires mindfulness/meditation; both requiring discipline to achieve our highest potential… this is just like our hair. Not all of us are gifted with healthy, strong hair, and have to pay attention to the little extras to maintain our mane!

Have you always dreamt of having luscious locks all your life…

We feel it’s not just doing one thing perfectly everyday but a consistency of a few things, so we have put together a list of ‘hot tips’ on how to gain control and get that healthy hair you’ve always wanted!

1. Book an appointment with your hairstylist

Although some people cringe at the idea of cutting their hair, this is actually one of the best steps you can take in maintaining the health of your hair! Book a trim, consult with your hairdresser as to what home-care shampoo, conditioner and treatments are best for your hair type and make a plan. Getting regular trims and weekly at home/ or monthly in-salon treatments will help to improve both the look and feel of your hair.

2. Cold Water Rinse

A cool hair rinse, this is one of the easiest ways to boost hair-growth! Before you jump out of the shower give your hair a quick rinse with cooler water (focus on mid-lengths/ends-not scalp) not only will it remove excess product without stripping away all the moisturising ingredients, it will close down the cuticle cells. This has two benefits; it locks those nutrients from your shampoo and conditioner and water inside the hair strand, and when the cuticle layer is closed, the cells lay more smoothly, which makes light reflect better off the hair, more reflection equals more shine!

3. Silky Smooth Pillowcase

Sleeping on a satin pillowcase enables your hair to move freely. This diminishes tangling and knotting. Sleeping on luxury silk pillowcases will help keep that bed-hair under control.

The natural properties of satin, including its smooth surface, can help reduce friction on your hair which often causes damage whilst sleeping. For your hair, it truly does pay to sleep on a satin pillowcase! Next time you’re in at Solace ask us about the satin pillow cases we stock!

4. Its all in the brush 

aveda hair brush

How we brush our hair is probably one of the most crutial elements when it comes to protecting our hair from breakage. Some may say we’re biased but the Aveda Wooden Paddle brush not only features extended bristles for easy detangling it reduces stress to hair and scalp during blow-drying and styling.

Paddle Hot Tip: Brush vertically to detangle and brush horizontally too smooth! – Make sure you start at the ends and work your way up!

5. Its all about the Invati!

aveda invati

We cannot order enough of this three step system, Invati Advanced is one of our top sellers and there are many reasons why this turmeric based trio fly off the shelves. Whilst the Shampoo exfoliates your scalp with a creamy plant-derived blend, the conditioner thickens then the Scalp Revitalizer’s innovative blend of tangerine peel and Japanese knotweed penetrates to help support hair’s natural keratin! This beautiful trio will have your hair not only thickening up, a healthier scalp and longer, luscious hair!

6. Get that hair to BHAVE with a keratin Bhave Treatment.


When it comes to living in Australia, our lifestyles and hair are sometimes not friends.

Do you want to gain control of your hair? We have hundreds of women every year coming through Solace who have finally found the solution and are reaping the rewards of low-maintiance, high manageability sleek, polished locks. If your interested and want to know more click this link here or contact us to book a complimentary consultation with one of our Keratin specailists!

We love our guests and their hair, and we believe by making a plan, and taking action – even if its just by introducing a few of these ‘hot tips’ you too could be on the journey to healthier hair!!

Solace xx


bhave – Your Hair – Your Life – Your Rules!

bhave – Your Hair – Your Life – Your Rules!

All bhave products gently hydrate and revitalise dry, coarse and difficult to manage hair – resulting in sublimely moisturised, nourished and luscious locks and are available online here.

Bhave gets that your hair is your crowning glory, that you want to feel beautiful, confident and sexy and that you don’t have endless hours to spend taming your hair. They get that you’d rather be conquering the world than having another bad hair day.

The bhave range is an iconic Australian collection of daily hair essentials created just for you.

bhave Bombshell Blonde Shampoo

ingnite your blonde & bring it back to life! For dull brassy blondes that need neutralizing – fast!

  • infused with pigments that neautralize brassy tones
  • provides added protection for blonde/highlighted hair
  • brightens tones of blonde and highlighted hair

bhave Deep Conditioning Masque 

a deep conditioning masque that provides intense moisture and repair to extremely stressed, colored, dry or damaged hair

  • intense moisture & repair
  • nourishes & conditions
  • restores elasticity
  • improves strength
  • boosts shine

bhave Fresh Ends

smooth, repair, seal and control misbehaving split ends without weighing down your hair

  • smoothes hair
  • helps seal split ends
  • improves strength and elasticity
  • leaves hair soft and silky
  • adds moisture and shine to dry, brittle, damaged ends


When your hair is healthy, styling is easy, your colour lasts longer, it feels better, it grows faster, is more manageable, stronger and more resistant to damage, frizz and flyaways. bhave is all about taking the time to carefully select active, functional working ingredients that help repair and restore even the most damaged hair.


Go beyond the surface with the only salon system that rebuilds broken hair bonds!

Olaplex is somewhat of an enigma; its become a household name among salon-goers, but for such a well-known range, very few people understand what it actually does and why it is used by so many hair professionals. Keep reading below to find out more of why Solace so highly recommends Olaplex to all our guests!


Real Science. Real Results.


No.1 Bond Multiplier 

Beginning the rebuilding 

This concentrated first salon step rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair! We drizzle some of this golden goodness into your colour or use it as a stand alone treatment!


No.2 Bond Perfector

Pursuing hair perfection

Our second salon step is to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds ensuring the strongest, shiniest and healthiest hair possible!