After seeing her work featured in What’s on in Port, I decided to hold off my hair appointment until up in Port Douglas: best decision ever made!
Julia is an extremely talented and professional hairdresser. Not only technically perfect, Julia also has the great ability of understanding what a client’s desired outcome is.
Colour is obviously Julia’s passion, but her blow dry style is excellent, as well as the products she uses.
Definitely recommend Julia and I will personally go back while in Port.
Laura Garbo 24/07
/2020Excellent colour stylist, great conversation & wonderful soundtrack playing at Julia’s! Highly recommend to anyone to support this local business.
Sheri Mahkota 02/06/2020
This is a great salon. On holidays and I was a bit unsure about getting my hair cut and coloured but OMG, best decision ever. Julia is amazing and I love the end result. Not over the top with the price, and a really nice experience. Thank you Julia.
Natalie Thomas 02/11/2019
Julia is the only hairdresser in Port Douglas who listened & charged me accordingly for a trim. I walked from salon to salon just wanting a trim, however they all wanted to charge me $55 plus for a shampoo & blow wave that I didn’t want. Julia is definitely for her clients & has now scored a regular as I’m now a local not a client on holidays!
Susan Jane 28/08/2019
What she was able to do with my hair was nothing short of a miracle! Fantastic service, lovely lady… highly recommend. Only fault is she isn’t in Adelaide.
Jan Pavlich 23/08/2019
Having just moved back to Cairns I returned to Julia today after 7 years. The woman has not lost her touch – she is the best hairdresser I’ve ever had! In fact my poor curly hair was never good in the 7 yrs I was away. It got so depressing to not be able to find another person who could make it look good! Other than that she is great fun to sit & chat to! So happy right now!!
Amy T 20/08/2019
Julia was AWESOME! Very friendly, knew exactly what I wanted, would definitely recommend & will be back!!
Stacey Elliott 20/08/2019
Called in while on holiday. Julia was friendly & professional. Best styling I have had in many years.
Helen Adrian Wild 14/08/2019
Thank you Cheri for fitting me in to your jam packed day. The blow dry was lovely, & so are you! 🙂
I presented with an “at home” disaster & was immediately taken in & nurtured back to a wonderful blonde!! Best service & experience – especially as I was new to the area & has no idea where to go! Have been coming back every month & highly recommend this wonderfully talented salon! Keep up the good work ladies!
Jill Todd 28/07/2019
A very good hairdresser, took her time and did a good job and listened to what I wanted. Would definitely go back 🙂
Don Wharerau 21/05/2019
Amazing lady Cheri. She gave me all & more than my expectations. I am a return customer although have never had Cheri before. She is SO talented and I will return for her. I wanted to give her a hug when I left. Best hairdresser in every way.
Michelle Warwick 02/05/2019
Absolutely delighted with my cut & colour from Cheri. Thanks for fitting me in at short notice! I first went to Cheri at “Kaos Headquarters” in Sydney. Delighted to find her at “Hair by Julia” in Port Douglas. She is brilliant! So professional and great with my masses of curly hair. Thanks Cheri!
Hilary May Black 29/04/2019
My partner & I have been going to Hair by Julia for a while now & recently we received a haircut by Cheri. She’s one of the best hairdressers we have ever been to. Very friendly, very professional & we will be recommending her to friends & family.
Shannon Lindsay 19/04/2019
Fantastic colour & cut from Julia. She took the time to see what I wanted & then did just that. Appreciated the time she took with the styling too – I left feeling great! Will be back for sure the next time I am in Port Douglas 🙂 Great Service
Lowrie McNabb 18/04/2019
Julia is the nicest hairdresser that you could imagine. Thank you for the nice haircut!
Koen Feenstra 05/04/2019
A terrific experience. Julia is a lovely lady and was willing to fit me in. She gave a excellent haircut, & was really nice. Highly recommend.
Linds Gillespie 03/04/2019
Have been getting my blonde done by Julia for over 4 years now, she does the best colour every, single time! Great banter & years of experience – wouldn’t go anywhere else in Port!
Hayley Cue 23/03/2019
Julia corrected my awful washed out color to fabulous fresh blonde highlights that look naturel & much better than before. Very reasonable price, friendly professional service, & will book in every time we visit from Adelaide. I was recommended to Julia by a friend in Goolwa SA, & she certainly lived up to my expectations – thanks Julia x
Narelle Hann Kaimins 19/03/2019
Always cut your hair to your liking.
Helen Hahn 05/01/2019
On holiday, best haircut in years. I recommend Julia highly. Thank you Julia!
Gaye Keleher 21/12/2018
Decided to have a dramatic change while on holiday. Julia not only fitted me in, but gave me a great cut and natural amazing colour. Thank you Julia, I love it!
Diane Longton 12/12/2018
Absolutely inlove with my new blonde hair! Julia is so amazing at what she does.
Sarah Brockenshire 8/12/2018
Gave me a new colour and cut! Such a lovely woman!
Nyree C 29/11/2018
FINALLY I have found an awesomeness HAIRDRESSER, Hair by Julia!! So AFFORDABLE $. Great Chitty Chats 🙂 Passionate about her customer’s needs, loves what she does!! I’m a very HAPPY customer!!
Booked in while on holiday, Julia fitted me in with little notice. Absolutely love it, really nice creamy blonde. She was on time, didn’t have to wait at all, and also lovely.
Nicky Ker 29/08/2018
5 Star * Plus
Thanks Julia for a great colour, great cut and great conversation. Will definitely book in next time I’m in town.
Michelle Tyrrell 29/08/2018
On holiday in Port Douglas and Julia gave me one of the best haircuts in years! A shame her salon is a 3 hour flight from where I live, otherwise I’d go all the time.
Tom Key 04/08/2018
Julia is an excellent hairdresser & she has been colouring & cutting my hair for several years now & I certainly wouldn’t go anywhere else. It is not often that you find a hairdresser that you feel totally confident & relaxed, with who you can trust to deliver exactly what you want.
I am always impressed by her friendly, down to earth approach, her professionalism, talent & dedication to always deliver the very best cut & colour. I have very fine, unruly hair & Julia always manages to transform it into a glamorous & manageable look. I would definitely recommend her!
Karen Evans 24/07/2018
Julia is amazing… fitted me in & cut my hair (short).. Exactly as I love it.. And a good price. Thank you
Lynette Kaeding 28/06/2018
On holiday from Invercargill NZ & had pre booked Hair by Julia. I had such a lovely afternoon (2 & a half hours) getting my “hair makeover”. Julia was great. Discussed my 3 options, & away she went. Nice quiet wee salon with trees surrounding the windows. Julia had a few clients in between my colour process and is very busy… so you do Need to book. I came away a happy lady & enjoyed Julia’s company & felt very relaxed. So on with the holiday with pretty hair… the mop has gone!!!!
Thank you Julia…
Suzi Pierce 27/06/2018
AMAZING experience with Julia – I decided to go from brunette to serious blonde highlights and had already attended a few top Sydney hairdressers, but there was always a bit too much red in my hair, too much this, too much that – NOT WITH JULIA!!!!! She is a colour magician – colour numbers rolled off the tip of her tongue, mixing basins everywhere, and two hours later it was so perfect I was hugging her and floating out the door on cloud 9 !!!
Very happy with my haircut! Julia is very professional, efficient and super friendly. Thank you…
Ivan Gorobenko 27/05/2018
Great haircut and blow wave for a good price. Love it!
Sari Woods 24/005/2018
Christina did a fantastic job on my hair. Love the colour, Looks amazing. Thank you
Monica Rizzetto 15/04/2018
Whilst on holiday from London & nervous about choosing an unknown hairdresser, Julia was strongly recommended by a glamorous resident of Port Douglas. Not only is she lovely, she is super professional. She cut & styled my hair & is totally amazing at blow drying too! My frizzy in this climate hair is a real challenge. I am delighted with the result. I am also going back to have my highlights done, as she specialises in colour, so watch this space!
Rebecca Hulley 27/04/2018
Julia is INCREDIBLE. I visited her salon last week for a root touch up while I was visiting Port Douglas. (I have 100% grey & tough to color, super frizzy hair) Not only did she perfectly match & blend my home stylist’s work, she gave me an amazing blowout without even using a straight iron. My hair still looks great. Thank you Julia! In years of visiting salons in large cities, I’ve never happened upon such a knowledgeable & kind hair professional.
Janet M Trowbridge 15/03/2018
Fantastic service & haircut! Thank you Niki
Aranzazu UB 02/02/2018
Julia is absolutely amazing. I have blonde shoulder length hair and it was looking quite drab. I left Julia’s with a professional fresh cut, and blonde and light strawberry blonde full head of foils. The result was transformational!!!! If you are in Port Douglas, either permanently or here for a short time, don’t go anywhere else, you will feel as amazing as I do. Thanks Julia!!!!!
Tracey Lawson 2/1/18
I was in Port Douglas for a few days and was having a terrible time with my hair. I had a visit with Julia and gave me one of the best cuts I’ve had in a long time. The rest of my vacation went much more smoothly thanks to her skill with the scissors. Thank you!
Julia is a fantastic hairdresser. She blow waved my hair twice whilst I was holidaying in Port Douglas and did an amazing job. I have thick, unruly hair and she worked her magic and transformed my hair. I will definitely be back again to see her when I return! Thanks so much Julia.
Kim Mathewson 10/10/17
I booked into Julia’s salon for a wash & blow wave on a recent holiday in Port Douglas & all I can say is WOW I am so glad I did. I walked out feeling so happy & my hair looked fabulous! The best blow wave that I’ve ever had. Julia really understands hair & is a very experienced hairdresser. I was so pleased I booked again before I went home. Thanks Julia, will definitely come & see you next time I’m in PD.
I was on holidays & my hair, which was long, all the one length & became an enormous orange triangle 🙁 Julia cut my hair & it is fantastic! Short, stylish, manageable. Thanks, I love it.
Kim D 16/09/17
After travelling in our caravan for a couple of months, my hair was desperate for a good cut & colour. Thank you so much Julia! Great cut, & no more brassy, dry blonde ends.
Lindi Woodcock 14/09/17
Thanks Niki for the amazing braid last week. Just what I was looking for my cousins wedding. Made me feel very welcome & comfortable, & gave me some great local knowledge. Thanks again 🙂
Anna De Vrieze 04/09/17
Struggling with the heat & having such thick hair, I am thrilled to have a new style & colour this week. It is now soft & bouncy & a new natural wave I’ve not had before! I’ve had a lot of attention with my new auburn & fair highlights. All your suggestions & experience has paid off. Thank you so much Julia for making my week!
Marg Heffernan 31/08/17
Thank you so much Julia for a great full head of colour with a cut & blow dry – it has taken me years to find anyone that can create the colour & style that I like!! Will deffo be coming back next time I’m here – thanks so much & was so lovely to meet you xxx
Kate Brown 31/08/17
Nichole coloured my hair & gave it a small trim. I love the colour, it’s very natural & has lasted, looking brilliant (despite spending every day in the ocean since!). Cannot thank Nichole enough.
Emma Pamley -Liddell 28/08/17
just love my cut! Love the work you’ve done in the salon. The only salon I would go to there.
Joy Proffit 06/08/17
Always my first stop when I come up from Melbourne (BEST HAIRDRESSER IN PORT DOUGLAS) for a great blow wave & I am a hairdresser!! So I know a good one when I see one!! 😉
Mary Polyzos 05/08/17
Thanks Nicky for looking after Betty. And Julia, what can I say? Short & sassy – I love it! You girls are gorgeous 🙂
Joan Preston 14/07/17
Love my colour & cut Julia, just what I wanted, & all done so efficiently in your beautifully peaceful salon. The style is really easy for me to manage, especially while travelling. Thank you again lovely lady. X
Joan Dowles 15/07/17
Couldn’t thank Nicki enough for the time & effort she put into my colour & change in hairstyle. Visited in May while on holiday & wish I could visit regularly but NZ is just a little to far to travel back from! Thank you again
Grace Senior 24/06/17
Julia is amazing, she really listens to you & is very honest in here feedback. I hadn’t coloured my hair for a few years & she transformed it into a stunning blonde. I also recently added a few pastel purple highlights which she perfected instantly. Very happy, lovely salon, gorgeous lady, Highly recommend.
I came here after reading the reviews and I’m so glad I did. Nicki was amazing, my brassy blonde is now much more natural looking, the cut was amazing& compared to Melbourne prices, it’s a steal! I now have an excuse to visit Port Douglas every 3 months!
Best blow dry ever!! Love my “playboy hair” 🙂 🙂 🙂
Julia is the magician who took the before & after photo of my dull, brassy, grown out blonde. It was balliage, then had 2 sets of foils, but still had sections of gold & brown & it was a regrown, inconsistent mess. In one session, Julia managed to get me basically platinum blonde! She pays so much attention to detail & is a perfectionist. Never quite had a hairdresser as great as Julia & I will be back 🙂 5 stars
I went to Julia while on holiday. After 3 years since a professional colour, home colouring in between & the hair complexities of having a baby, my end result was fantastic. Julia’s experience is amazing, I’ve never met a hairdresser who is so knowledgeable & gave me the confidence to let her do her stuff… end result…. awesome. So glad I found her.
Elopement beachy hair. Fantastic. Creative. Professional.
Julia is the best hairdresser I’ve ever been to. I have extremely difficult hair to deal with & yet she seems to be able to work some magic & I leave the salon feeling like a million dollars, & what’s more, it stays like that for days!!
I have recently had another hair colour & cut with Julia & yet again she has given me the most amazing blonde. This is the only hairdresser where I walk out of & instantly love my colour. Blonde can be so hard on naturally brown hair. You’re amazing!!
Julia was lovely. It was a one off visit during my holiday, so she didn’t know my unruly hair, but Julia managed to give me one of the best styles I have had. Definitely recommended.
Thank you for making my sisterinlaw & I very welcome at your salon last Tuesday morning. We both loved our hair for our very special wedding. We have a few pics if you would like them. They are the ones you took. Thanks again. Sue & Jane 🙂
Very experienced hairdresser. Julia did my hair for my wedding & styled it EXACTLY how I asked!! It actually came out better than I had envisioned.
My name in Charlotte & I had a cut & blow at Hair by Julia & absolutely loved the whole experience! It was the best blow dry I’ve ever had (she styled my hair up & looked so celebrity like) & my cut was just perfect for me & what I needed. Highly recommended & will be going back again for my next cut. 🙂 Thank you again!
Popped in last Saturday & booked in for the same day for a simple haircut…. Well Miss Nikki was lovely & gave me a total overhaul! New sporty short haircut & freshened up my colour! Was just what I needed & lovely chat whilst this was all happening… Loving that I can style my hair, or just wash & wear it… thank you once again, wishing weren’t about 4000 kms from home!
I chose Julia’s salon following the good reviews & I can only confirm what everyone has said, not only she is a lovely lady, but also has lots of knowledge & experience as a hairstylist. She addressed my hair colour concerns perfectly well & recommended me products that I’ve loved since then. Would totally recommend her to anyone. You can trust you’d be in the right hands. Thanks Julia!!
Carolina Ruiz Diaz
Thanks so much Niki!!! Awesome job of my spontaneous decision to get my hair done today! Love it!
Another fantastic cut & blow dry by the one & only Miss Julia!!!
#best blow dryer ever!!!!
Very experienced, gives the look you want! I love my glamour ‘do’ for my engagement shoot & can’t wait to get my hair done for my wedding!
Excellent. Got a great hairdo, just what I asked for.
I dropped my 8yr old granddaughter off for her appointment over Easter with Niki. When I met her afterwards, she was glowing. “Soooo beautiful Nan” – she just loved it! She was swishing her hair back & forth, checking herself out in the mirror & made us take photos to send home 🙂 Thank you so much Niki for taking the time to chat with Estella & make her appointment so special. I am sure on her next visit, a Hair by Julia appointment with Niki will be at the top of her wish list!
Once again a fantastic cut & colour. Been going to Julia every January for the past five years in Port & hopefully more often now husband & me are in retirement mode. Thank you Julia for the past five years with more to come. See you in May 2015.
Fantastic hairdresser. Exactly what I was after. This is the salon to visit in Port Douglas, highly recommended – thanks Julia. Will return!
What can I say? Just go there, you’ll come away feeling awesome! 🙂
I am a local & work away from home. My hair is exposed to a harsh environment & suffers the consequences. In desperate need of reparation, I made a booking to see Julia 5 weeks ago. What a transformation of colour & health took place that afternoon! True to your word, my hair colour has not faded & thanks to the quality products you sent back with me, I have been able to maintain it’s health & lustre. I have been looking for, & finally found, a local hairdresser that guarantees quality & delivers the same. A big thank you Julia.
After spending almost 3 weeks in Port Douglas, we visited Julia’s salon, & Michael had the best hair cut he’s ever had. A great job! You are a fantastic hairdresser. Also Julia cut & b/w my hair, transformed it to a great style. The best hairdresser I’ve ever been to. Wish we had a “Julia” down here in Hobart. Will be back in PD next year, & we will visit Julia again for certain. Thanks a million, from 2 very appreciative Tasmanians.
Jeanette & Michael
I’ve been having my hair cut & styled by Julia on a regular basis over the past 2 yrs. Not once has she failed to deliver a great result for me. I highly recommend Julia.
A passion for hair!!
She knows her stuff!!
A very happy customer!! I highly recommend her, she did a fantastic job with my hair colour. 10/10
Julia is a lifesaver. She transformed my dull, boring hair into the perfect shade of blonde…. Can’t thank her enough… It’s exactly what I wanted! Contributing to a wonderful holiday in Port D.
“Hair by Julia” get 5 stars from me!!! When I moved to PD 5 years ago, finding a really good hairdresser was top of my list. My hair is long, very thick & has a tendency to be unruly, plus age is creeping in around the edges & I am in denial 🙂 Thank goodness for Julia!!! She is always cheerful, never growls when she can clearly see that I’ve trimmed my own fringe, does exactly what I ask without charging an arm & a leg….. I would never consider going anywhere else! Thank you Julia
On a 1 month visit from the UK to Australia, my hair was a mess by the time we arrived in Port. Julia transformed my hairstyle & my hairdresser back home has been instructed to maintain my hair “a la Julia”. Best ever haircut. And she is so much fun to be with.
On hols on Port Douglas, & desperate for a colour, I went to Julia. I have never had a better colour in my hair. Julia did a fabulous job, my husband even commented that it was the nicest colour that I have ever been. Next time we go to PD, I will make sure it’s time for another colour, & by the way, Julia is a lovely, lovely lady.
Denise Mc Master
I would give Julia 10…..100 stars! I had my hair done for my wedding celebrations, she did an amazing job with my hair! Loved!!! Thanks Julia!
I highly recommend Hair by Julia. She came into the salon on a Sunday morning to do my hair for a wedding. It looked so beautiful & my hair stayed up all night without even feeling like it was going to come out, & best of al, she is so nice & friendly which made my experience in Port Douglas even better. Thank you so much Julia!
I went to Port Douglas with split ends & inches of regrowth, slightly green ends & came out a fresh, beachy blonde. Lovely chats & personal service (I was the only one in the salon) Would recommend booking ahead as a few people came in asking for appointments & she was already booked out. Lucky I had booked a week in advance. Thanks Julia for contributing to a great holiday in Port D.
Julia is the master of colours!
I have had many haircuts with different hairdressers both in Cairns & Port Douglas. I have to admit that Julia is my favourite hairdresser ever. I will be her client until she retires.
Every time that Julia cuts or colours my hair, loads of people tell me how nice it looks. She has the knack of cutting my hair in a way that makes me feel great, & creates a very natural hair colouring. She really has transformed my style, no more bad hair days anymore!
Julia came into my life one day at the tram stop in Amsterdam & we never stopped talking since! I love you Julia, you are such a lovely, spunky person who always has such a huge laugh & enjoys life. I am so privileged to have met you & kept you in my life. I hope to come one day to your lovely country & spend a few days with you. Love you Julia!
Julia was great – very experienced, professional & knows her stuff. Make an appointment to avoid disappointment. Very happy with my hairstyling for a wedding. Thank you Julia & Nikki!
Patricia Couttie Teague
Always a winner with Julia, & never a dull moment 🙂