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Why You Should Be Going To An Organic Hair Salon

LaurenYour scalp is a living, breathing part of you although your hair is technically not living it reflects the health of your body and scalp. You benefit from organic care way before chemical treatments. Now that we know just how amazingly successful organic hair products are in 2019, the toxic hair colourings and solutions of the past need to stay right there – in the past!

Chilli Couture – yes, that famous organic hair salon in Perth – sources all products from the world’s leading environmental and organic hair companies. To add to this, they’re cruelty-free and biodegradable, turning a long, luxurious treatment at Chilli Couture into a guilt-free experience too.

 

 

Nourishing with No Irritants and Unhealthy Synthetics

Many chemically based hair products used in salons trick you into thinking your hair is healed after one use, by emulating that silky, shiny feeling, but days later the hair goes dull and limp and long-term it’s just not great for your hair’s health.

Here’s three fun facts:

  1. Silicones in shampoos and conditioners don’t heal your hair, they just put a smooth coating around the follicles, this masks the problems and prevents moisture from penetrating into the hair.
  2. Parabens are preservatives to increase your shampoo’s shelf life but are known to disrupt hormone function.
  3. Sulfates strip your hair to clean it.

It’s a vicious cycle which can be helped in one visit to Chilli Couture where your hair will feel soft, silky and more manageable, naturally.

Chilli Couture’s organic hair products still perform just as well as a chemically based product but skip the damage and don’t strip your hair of its natural oils. Over the long term, you should see healthier hair and faster hair growth.

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You’ve been applying chemicals to your head for years. How’s that going? If you tried using organic products for one week, you’d feel less sting on the scalp and your hair wouldn’t be stripped of its proteins by chemicals.

We can especially learn from people with skin conditions like psoriasis. They need the far gentler, less irritative qualities of organic hair products to ease their skin. But why wait for an issue to arise? Be kind to your scalp and hair starting today.

Environmentally Friendly

As a proud organic hair salon in Perth and the first Sustainable Salon in Western Australia, Chilli Couture only uses 100% biodegradable products, so Australia’s beautiful wildlife remains safe.

Superior Results

Here’s a rock-solid guarantee from the Chilli Couture management – your damaged and broken hair will heal with long-term use of organic hair products. It’s what your hair’s crying out for… and also your wallet if you have coloured hair, as the longer you use organic products the longer your coloured hair keeps its colour.

Make the Change to an Organic Hair Salon in Perth

So look in the mirror. See your hair, feel it and let it speak to you. It’ll tell you when it’s tired, broken and needing the natural path.

For the best organic hair salon in Perth, look no further than Chilli Couture. We always have time for hair rejuvenation. So lock in your special consultation with one of our expert team members today.

7 Easy Ways To Promote Faster Hair Growth

KeelyWe get it – chopping, changing and colouring your hair can be super addictive! But perhaps now you’re wishing it could go back to being longer and healthier like it was before and just wishing hair growth will magically happen overnight.

Or, maybe you’ve always wanted longer and thicker hair and have never seemed to be able to achieve it no matter what you’ve tried… everything from hair growth gummies promoted by celebrities to quick fix hair extensions.

Unfortunately, growing long, healthy hair has always taken time but there is a tip or two to help it grow faster. Chilli Couture’s seven steps are easy to do AND can deliver up dreamy long locks fit for the runway.

Limit Washing Frequency

Your hair simply doesn’t need to be washed daily. Washing more than 2-3 times a week strips your hair of natural oils that your scalp for a reason – to rehydrate and repair it. Try using dry shampoo between washes to keep your hair looking fresh.

Reduce Direct Heat and Use Protecting Solutions

Whilst washing your hair, try to use warm to cool water to encourage blood flow to follicles, preserve natural oils, and close hair cuticles. Hot water can cause your hair to become brittle and dry.

And while we’re talking heat, beware the regular use of heat treatment. Excessive use of blow driers, curling wands and straighteners can cause breaks, splitting and frizz. Best to run some heat protector through your hair first.

Avoid Nasty Chemicals – Go Organic!

Your hair itself is organic, so why treat it with unnatural, man-made chemicals? There are so many products now for organic hair care – and great ones too. Protein stripping, sulfate-laden shampoos are old news. Chilli Couture only uses organic products. It’s no accident your hair feels great when you leave our salon after a natural hair dye. It’s all down to the organic deliciousness of our products!

Protect it From External Damage

Keeping active and getting some Vitamin D is important but be aware that pro-longed, repetitive exposure to the elements can cause damage to your hair. Too much sun can damage the cuticle – the outer layer of the hair strand. Tell-tale sun damage is discoloured, brittle hair and that’s a prime candidate for a haircut in our Perth salon. To protect your hair from sun exposure, try wearing a hat where possible and using sun protection spray for hair.

Swimming in chlorinated and salt water can also be very drying. Don’t stop swimming. Try wearing a swim cap or tying it back to prevent tangling, and then rinsing your hair after swimming before putting any product over the top of it.

Get Trims Often

It’s true. Booking in for a haircut at Perth’s Chilli Couture will improve your chances of growing long hair. A trim doesn’t make the hair grow faster but it does remove split or frizzy ends leaving healthier hair to shine and grow without breaking.

Utilise Best Sleeping Practices

Using a satin pillowcase will go a long way towards creating silky-smooth hair, by preventing friction and making your hair less tangled or prone to rubbing and stress in certain areas. Braiding your hair before bed can also lessen the tangles.

Change Up Your Hairstyles and Accessories

Women who wear a high and tight ponytail in the same spot everyday can create extreme stress on that section of hair, eventually causing hair loss around where the hair tie is usually situated. Mix it up by changing the position of your ponytail day to day, utilising different hair styles, and using scrunchies to tie up your hair.

Lustrous long hair is attainable for everybody. It just takes time, a bit of self-love and Chilli Couture to bring it all together.

If you are looking for a haircut in Perth or a natural hair dye or treatment to get the long hair rolling, call us to consult with one of our expert team members at our Brisbane Street salon.

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Ideas to Transform Your Hair for the Warmer Months

There is a sure-fire way to set your summer to ‘sizzle’. Hint: it’s less about snags on the barbie and so much more about your fresh spring and summer locks.

Sure, getting yourself summer-ready is about stepping up the whole package but nothing beats a glow that’s invested in the accessory you wear all the time – your hair! But what colours are in and how do you make it look effortless? Chilli Couture, easily the best hairdresser in Perth, is wording you up on the latest and greatest.

caramelCaramel Blonde

De-licious! Allow Chilli Couture to dish this colour mix to your hair for a sweet, sweet summer treat.

Caramel blonde is achieved by using touches of gold, honey and caramel balayage. Just the right balance of all three tones will see you walking out of the salon with amazing new depth to your hair and some lustrous highlights that will instantly set you up with the chicest of beach babe looks.

 

coolCool Blonde

Many of us are looking for an edge as spring and summer roll around and are chasing a standout hair style. Cool blonde can take on a number of colour techniques, from babylights to ash blonde to platinum – allowing you to create looks anywhere from beach goddess to striking platinum, perfect for a grungy summer evening look.

 

 

toffeeToffee Brown

Think your brunette hair is warm now? Step it up for summer with the lively tones of toffee and caramel.

Nothing too daring, adding toffee brown tones can create a dynamic, down-to-earth look and add volume to once bland hair. Once Chilli Couture has toffee brown coursing through your locks, create a bohemian look with soft tousled curls and a middle parting.

 

lilcLilac Lemonade

Mother Nature certainly steps up the colour palate when summer comes to town so take your hair along for the ride with some fun pastels. Lilac Lemonade done the Chilli Couture way sees violet highlights injecting hair styles with radiance and unmistakable energy. It’s an ideal choice for daring girls who want to introduce their vivacious personalities at the door!

 

 

peachPeachy Pink

They’re oh-so-sweet to eat in summer and now, peach adds a sweet twist on blonde hair. From peachy pink to baby pink – pretty much any shade of pastel pink can elevate your look into one that is carefree and fun. Hell, why not go all out and match it to your fave peach lippy or outfit?

 

 

Make the Change with the Best Hairdresser in Perth

The best hairdresser in Perth knows that the hairstyle you fall in love with is one that’s created personally for you and with the highest quality products.

At Chilli Couture, we take care of you and the environment. Both of you are in safe hands with 100% of our hair colours being ammonia free, PPD free, 100% biodegradable and non-toxic for our waterways.

So put yourself first with undoubtedly the best hairdresser in Perth – Chilli Couture – offering free consultations for a new summer hair colour and the perfect summer haircut.

Ready, set… new summer sizzle!  Contact the team at Chilli Couture today.

X-Factor Themed Hair Styles to Inspire your Next Look

Everyone deserves to look and feel good, no matter their age; a sentiment that extends from fashion to hair.

At Chilli Couture, we have so many amazing clients from different backgrounds, of different ages and with different styles, so it made sense to showcase the beauty we find in diversity.

In our recent photo shoot, we wanted to do just that, by showcasing some flattering, sexy and vibrant hairstyles on some Generation X women (40-55 years old), produced at Chilli Couture – the best hair salon in Perth.

 

Inspiration for the Photo Shoot

As a boutique salon, we’re all about celebrating women of all ages and we believe it is so important to show that beauty is transcendent of age.

Across the beauty industry, the perception of beauty can seem narrow, skewed by the images and messages that businesses and brands put out on a daily basis.

As artists who deal with a variety of clients from all walks of life, we know that beauty is everywhere but unfortunately, we’ve found that women older than 40 are often ignored and forgotten, they become invisible to current fashion trends and hesitant to try something different because they haven’t seen anyone who looks like them with the same style.

In an effort to make them realise their beauty and to assure them that we see them and appreciate them we have taken three gorgeous Gen X women who are at the peak of their power and given them a hairstyle that represents them.

 

There is No Theme

What we love about this theme is that there is no theme!

We have taken each model and looked at their personalities, how they see themselves and how they want to present themselves to the world: fun, sexy, vibrant and strong.

 

Three Hair Styles You Can Achieve At Home

The hairstyles are suited to both everyday wear and casual evening and the best thing is, they can easily be recreated at home!

 

Short Blonde Hair CutHairstyle 1: Kelly

We created this soft texture with R+Co Aircraft texturizing mousse. To recreate this look for yourself, apply lightly to freshly washed hair and then finger dry using a low flow hair dryer.

Finish with some dry shampoo powder such as R+Co Skyline.

 

 

 

 

Hairstyle 2: TaraBrown Hair, Bob Haircut

This style is really easy to create, blow-dry the hair either with a paddle brush or round brush depending on the texture of your hair, and then take vertical strips of hair and wind the mid section only around a tong backwards from the face.

Continue all around the head and then brush out into soft waves using a paddle brush, finish with a light texturizing dry shampoo such as R+Co Death Valley.

 

 

 

Blonde Hair PonytailHairstyle 3: Amanda

This is a great style to do as a quick up style for evening and can be done on either clean or unwashed hair.

Section the top section and pin away, take the bottom of the hair including the sides and pull back into a ponytail, secure with a band.

Release the top section and tease or backcomb lightly, spray with a texturizing dry shampoo such as O&M Desert Dry and brush over the surface lightly with your fingers.

Pull back sections randomly and wind around the base of the ponytail and pin into place, allow a few soft sections to fall around face.

 

Recreate These Looks At The Best Hair Salon in Perth

Trying a new hairstyle, cut or colour can be daunting, especially when you’ve never seen it on someone who looks like you.

At Chilli Couture, we love to push you out of your comfort zone; all while making you feel confident and incredible at our boutique salon in Perth.

Whether you’re looking to recreate these styles in salon, or you’re looking for a change, a chop or even just for a chat with an amazing hair stylist who cares about you and your hair, check out the best hair salon in Perth: Chilli Couture.

Visit our award-winning salon for a free, no obligation consultation today – we’d love to meet you!

What Are Remy Hair Extensions?

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Many women invest in weft and tape in hair extensions to achieve their hair goals – whether it is to create luscious long hair or to add volume to their lob or bob.

Whatever the reason for wanting hair extensions, one of the most important things you should consider is the quality of your hair extensions.

Remy hair extensions are described as ‘the best hair money can buy’ because of the high quality of the hair, as well as the way the hair is collected and processed to create the hair extensions.

So what exactly is the difference between Remy hair extensions, human hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions and which is the best option for you?

 

Human Hair vs Synthetic Hair

While you may be tempted to use synthetic hair extensions because they are cheaper than the real deal, you should be aware that there is a significant difference between the appearance, quality and longevity of human hair extensions compared to synthetic hair extensions made from artificial fibres.

Appearance & Quality

While synthetic extensions may be able to blend with your own hair, you have to keep in mind that they cannot be colour treated and generally cannot be exposed to heating tools like curling irons or straighteners. As it is humidity resistant, the extension pieces will keep the shape and style that they were pre-set with or they may become potentially permanently damaged.
On the other hand, human hair extensions can be changed and styled just like your own hair; they can be colour treated to blend seamlessly and can be styled using heating tools. As they are made of human hair, they also naturally reflect light and move in the same way that your natural hair moves. 

Longevity

Synthetic hair will only last around 1-3 months, so they may be an option for those looking for a short-term change – like a bride who has planned a wedding in a humid climate or during winter – as they don’t lose their pre-set style in the same way that human hair extensions do.

With proper care, human hair extensions last approximately one year. During the year, as your hair grows, if you have tape in hair extensions they will need to be re-positioned every 6-8 weeks to keep them looking as good as new.

 

Human Hair vs Remy Hair

We have a lot of clients who ask us what makes Remy hair extensions different from human hair and why Remy might be the better choice.

Extensions created from Remy hair and human hair are both 100 per cent human hair, but there are some subtle differences that impact the quality, life span and price of the extensions overall.

Collection Method

To create human hair extensions, hair is collected from brushes and the floor and processed.

‘Remy’ hair is collected in a different way – to be considered Remy hair, it must come from a human’s head and retain the hair cuticles. To ensure cuticles all run in the same direction and are kept intact, hair is generally collected from a donor who has had their hair cut in a ponytail in a salon.

Hair Quality & Life Span

Remy hair is the most durable and long lasting of the two types of hair extensions, which is primarily thanks to the way the hair is collected. Having the hair run in a unilateral direction keeps the hair strands aligned and provides a natural look and feel, which is less likely to tangle.

Human hair may be more likely to tangle, become matted and shed than Remy hair, as the cuticles run in opposite directions. To combat this, the hair is generally coated in a type of silicon to make it look shiny and feel soft. However, over time, this silicon wears away, leaving the hair feeling a little duller than when you first bought it.

Price

Regular hair extensions made from human hair are cheaper in price than Remy hair extensions because they are they are easier to collect.

Remy hair extensions are more expensive, as the collection process is more delicate, and the quality of the hair is generally higher.

However, you have to remember that you get what you pay for – while Remy extensions may be a little pricier, they will generally last longer than human hair extensions.

 

Why is Remy hair so popular?

When clients invest in Remy hair extensions, they know they are getting great quality, longest-lasting hair extensions. Remy hair extensions are low maintenance as well – they don’t require any additional maintenance than your natural hair requires.

Remy hair extensions can be styled and treated like your own hair, which makes them the perfect addition for someone looking for a little extra length or volume in their hair.

 

Premium Supply & Installation of Hair Extensions in Perth

You can trust our team at Chilli Couture to deliver high quality, luscious and natural-looking Remy hair extensions in Perth, teamed with our trademark extraordinary customer service, of course.

If you’ve been umming and ahhing about getting weft hair extensions or tape in hair extensions, our advice is to speak to one of our hair stylists and #treatyoself! Find out the difference that Remy hair extensions can make to the appearance of your hair.

Contact our team or visit our salon today to find out why our clients adore us and trust us wholeheartedly with their hair styles, hair colour and hair extensions in Perth.

Are Box Dyes Really That Bad?

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Maybe you haven’t managed to book in for your well overdue hair appointment and the temptation of the supermarket box dye special is just too tempting, or maybe you feel like your hair needs a drastic change!

Whatever the reason, many people find themselves reaching for the box dye to dye their own hair instead of visiting their hair stylist in Perth. You know, because the model on the box has your ideal hair colour and it looks like it was done professionally (probably because it was).

And while buying and applying the box dye may seem relatively harmless, you should be aware of all the problems that can come with that quick, cheap fix.

 

Box Dye Isn’t “One Size Fits All”

They suck you in with phrases like “vibrant shades”, “hi-shine”, “rich tones” and “luminous highlights” but what the big supermarket brands don’t explain is that one box dye isn’t going to be suitable for every hair shade and type.

In order to make box dyes appeal to the majority, the formulators of box dye add the maximum amounts of pigment and ammonia to guarantee you will see a difference. Unfortunately, the high amounts of ammonia and pigment can be incredibly damaging to your hair, especially with prolonged use.

Another problem with the “one size fits all” approach is that everyone’s hair is different – from hair condition to pigment and history; certain chemicals in hair dye can have a chemical reaction with other hair products you have used, so it is worthwhile playing it safe by visiting a hair stylist.

A qualified hair stylist in Perth will individually assess your hair and discuss your hair history, querying any products you use, how often you wash it and other factors to determine whether a colour should be applied.

 

Unpredictable Results

We all know someone who has experienced a DIY hair disaster, or at least seen one on social media. It might have been someone with brown or black hair who tried to give themselves a balayage and ended up with a nasty, uneven shade of orange, or someone who tried to lighten their hair, only to fry it and have the hair break off!

From a mile away, a hair stylist could tell you why using a box dye to make a significant – or even seemingly insignificant – colour change is a bad idea.

Hair stylists go through extensive hair and colour training to learn and perfect the hair dressing craft to minimise the likelihood of unpredictable results.

On the contrary, the average client using a box dye more than likely doesn’t understand that the colour on the box won’t necessarily turn out that way on their hair.

 

Flat, Boring Colour that Lacks Depth

There is a reason that applying a head of foils in the salon can take hours, especially if you have longer or thicker hair.

Depth and dimension make your hair colour pop and make it look more natural, but to achieve this, it requires much more than just a box dye and a set of instructions.

Prior to colouring your hair, a hair stylist will also take into account your skin tone, how you wear your hair, how often you want to visit the salon and other factors to determine how to achieve the best appearance and dimension with your hair.

 

Damage and Potential Hair Loss

No matter how conditioning the product claims to be, box dyes are a chemical cocktail that can be incredibly harsh on your hair.

Box dyes come often use high amounts of ammonia, which aggressively opens your hair’s cuticle and allows the colour to penetrate your hair.

Without being able to assess the condition and strength of your hair, among other factors, box dyes can cause serious damage to your hair, which may result in a shorter-than-anticipated haircut.

 

Relying On Hairdressers as a Back Up Plan

While most hairdressers work miracles on a daily basis, transforming clients’ hair and their self-confidence in the process, there is a limit to just how far we can stretch our miracle work.

If you have fried your hair to a point where it is snapping off in chunks, or you have a head of unevenly coloured, orange-tinged hair after a failed lightening attempt, there is only so much your hair stylist can do to improve the appearance of your hair while the strength of your hair is compromised.

And even though that box dye may have been on special for $7.99 this week, a colour correction by a professional hair stylist will set you back considerably more.

 

Find a Hair Stylist in Perth for Ultimate Results

At Chilli Couture, we love what we do and we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their dream hair.  We take hair care, colouring and styling seriously, which is why we are chemical and cruelty free! We’re not bragging (yes we are), but Chilli Couture was also the first Sustainable Salons salon in Western Australia!

So rather than picking up the box dye, pick up your mobile or head into our salon today to let our incredible team of hair stylists in Perth work their magic on your locks.

Kickoff The New Year With Natural Hair Colour

Welcome to 2018 – a new year and a fresh opportunity to try some new styles! We are just as excited as anyone about the natural hair trend. Getting back to basics, natural hair is all the rage this year! Now don’t confuse natural with dull or boring. Natural hair colours bring out the best in your style and are an excellent low maintenance way to do so. Check out the images below to explore some of our favourite options for natural hair styles this season.

Blonde Brown Bayalage

natural organic hair colour

This style has been a popular choice and continues to be for 2018. Bayalage is a look that adds depth and volume to any style. The illusion of motion is created by the contrast of the hues, adding a dramatic flair to layers and curls. When done by a skilled stylists the new colour blends so seamlessly the look is completely natural and effortless.

All shades of hair are suitable for this look. Adding caramel or chocolate tones adds depth and warmth to your locks. Adding platinum or buttery tones create a beachy flair to your style. Highlights can be placed to frame your face, with stronger contrast at the end, serving to create a more natural sun kissed look. The options are only limited to your imagination! This low maintenance style is a sure to keep turning heads for its simple natural beauty.

Matte Hair Colour

natural matte hair colour vegan hairdresserMatte hair colour is one of the most popular trends when it comes to giving your locks a natural appearance. This move away from glossy shiny strands is seeing a range of styles that have matte tones, and provide a casual simple feel to your cut. Think ashy tones or black matte. Ashy tones are the perfect step for those looking to lighten their style but not yet ready to become a blonde. Matte black is a gorgeous natural shade that brings out the depth and texture of the cut. This is a style that gets back to a strong natural base, and is well suited to nonchalant unkempt hairstyles, from the straight out of bed to day spent at the beach look. Matte hair colour is creating a clean fresh take on classic cuts.

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Babylights

new year natural hair colourBabylights are subtle highlights using very fine hair colour to achieve sun kissed style. These delicate highlights are a great choice for those seeking to add natural depth to their style and are suitable for any length of hair. Babylights enhance your natural tones, are very low maintenance and don’t require special bleaching sessions as many more dramatic colourations do. This is a style that will only continue to gain traction this coming year, and is on point for those seeking natural hair colour.

 

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Chilli Couture Loves Natural Style

Natural style is gaining popularity for all the right reasons. Start this year off with a low maintenance do in a natural hair colour and carry that sense of style and ease into the rest of the year. Contact us today and let our stylists create a natural look that is right on trend for 2018.

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Best Hairdresser In Perth For Your Short Summer Cut

As the weather warms up, we are all looking forward to summer. The hot temperatures and frequent beach trips mean this is the perfect time to refresh your locks and go short. There is no one who loves a short style more than us! We are the best hairdresser in Perth to trust with your short summer cut. From bobs to pixie styles and curly cuts, we have you covered.

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The Manicured Bob

This is a classic hairstyle that has seen major popularity this year. The bob is a unique cut that blends both modern style with classic sophistication. This haircut reflects a push against the norm, moving away from traditional long hairstyles and making a proud statement of individuality and strength. A crisp sharp cut can sit at the ears. A graduated or inverted bob showcases steeply cut layers up the back of the head. A long bob, or lob, sits around the shoulders. Our expert stylists can help find the best shape and style based on your goals, and the natural shape of your face and texture of your hair. This is a haircut that can be tailored exactly to your desires.

 

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The Cool Girl Pixie Cut

When you are tired of the length and seeking a dramatic change, the pixie cut is a classic winner. This close cropped style will see a fresh energised you after getting rid of those long locks. The pixie cut is defined by a short cut along the back and sides of the head. What you do with the top is up to you! Keeping the style short all over creates a fresh young feel and is easy to maintain.

You may prefer to keep some length, leaving the top to be styled as you desire for a variety of looks. The addition of sideswept fringe softens the look and creates a very rom antic style, while blunted bangs give the cut a strong edge. The pixie cut has a wide range styles and can be worn casually or dressed up for special occasions.

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The Curly Cut

If those curly locks are just seeming unmanageable, consider a trim and go short! Decreasing the length is a great way to lighten your hair and get that movement back. A short do is a terrific way to gain volume, making for a light bouncy do that is perfect for effortless summer style. From shoulder length lobs to mixed length crop cuts, a short curly cut adds a fresh look to your summer wardrobe. The addition of a fringe adds a whole extra dimension to this cut, creating a style that is all your own.

 

Chilli Couture Understands Short Cuts

From pixie cuts to lobs and everything in between, Chilli Couture has the expertise to create your ultimate summer cut. Our stylists take pride in finding the perfect look for you, taking your inspiration and tailoring it to your face and your hair texture. We are happy to call ourselves the best hairdresser in Perth, and know you will be too after booking your next cut. Be sure to call Chilli Couture today!