What Makes a Great Hair Colourist?

L’Artiste coiffeur is French for hair artist. A great hair colourist similar to a great artist can be recognised by how their work makes others feel. 

Thanks to his expressive use of colour, the French painter Henri Matisse is widely regarded as the greatest colourist of the 20th century.

He once said:  "There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”

Similar to the challenge faced by a creative painter, rather than using a standard formula for every customer, a creative hair artist must have the talent to create new and personalised colours for every client.

The photographer Guy Tal said, "Matisse’s greatness comes not from imitating the works of those who influenced him, but from finding ways to harness the inspiration of his influencers in making his own original work.” 

The Essence Of French Hairdressing.

Like Matisse,  great hair colourists have the ability to use the knowledge of people who have influenced them to adapt their techniques and colours to create original work.

At L’Artiste Coiffeur our goal is to create original colours that best reveal and enhance your natural beauty making you feel confident in your own unique beauty. We pride ourselves on our ability to make you look beautiful, not just your hair.

Brunette Balayage.

If you are a  brunette who wants to spice up their colour, we can add multiple shades of a single colour to your hair. This creates a stunning chromatic blend throughout the hair. We call this a brunette Balayage due to the luminous result with seamless natural transitions. For examples, please click here.

French Riviera Blonde.

If you are a blonde who is tired of leaving the hairdressers with the same shade of bleached blonde as everyone else, at L’Artiste Coiffeur we personalise your blonde colour according to your desire, skin tone and features. Our blonde balayage or highlights won’t leave you looking like every other blonde. Also, our seamless blend won’t leave harsh lines in your hair on regrowth. For examples please click here. 
For more information please read our blog article here.

Vivid Colours.

For those looking for vivid hair colours in Brisbane, we have every colour under the rainbow for you to choose from. We are highly skilled at performing a global bleach which is a prerequisite to creating any pastel or vivid colour. 
Whatever your colour desires, our expert colourists have the artistic talent to create your perfect bespoke colour.
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If you would like more information please drop in and speak with one of the best colour specialists in Brisbane. We are located at 206 Arthur Street Teneriffe at the junction of New Farm and Newstead.

Woman in a Purple Coat, 1937 by Henri Matisse



Our aim is to provide you with both amazing healthy hair and an experience to match.




Suburbs we service

New Farm | Newstead | Teneriffe | Brisbane City | Ascot | Hamilton | Pullenvale | Bulimba | Hawthorne | Bowen Hills | Wooloongabba | Kelvin Grove | Herston | Fortitude Valley | Kangaroo Point | Spring Hill | St Lucia | Paddington | Red Hill | Bardon | Ashgrove | Wilston | Windsor | Eight Mile Plains


206 Arthur Street
Teneriffe, Brisbane Qld 4005 
Phone: 07 3358 1214


Tuesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm