Suede hair skin body team dj nikki and charlie after 10 years of operation

Our team of caring and experienced stylists and therapist combine high skills and a nurturing approach to promote your overall wellbeing.

Dj has over 30 yrs experience in the business with many accomplishments both in Australia and overseas. Dj is a master in curly and short hair cutting and creates some of the most stunning blondes.  Dj believes woman should not only look but feel amazing and his objective is to help them achieve this.

And as everyone deserves to feel this way, men are treated in the same way with hair care, precision styling and pampering.

Nikki has many facets to what she offers the salon, as a Senior Stylist Nikki’s approach is a wholistic one, the integrity of the hair is just as important as the beautiful end result.  Classic styles and beautiful blondes are Nikki’s calling.

Nikki is also our resident beauty therapist.  Our  beauty treatments include; waxing and tinting and facials which replenish mind and body with the eco conscious brand AVEDA – the art and science of pure flower and plant essences, sourcing ingredients from local communities around the world.

AVEDA embraces nature with high performance, certified organic plant based ingredients. Not forgetting, Make-up for that special occasion. With this alignment in our missions, we have become the sole stockist of AVEDA in Cairns.

Dj smiling at Suede Cairns behind counter in front of AVEDA stock

DJ, Owner & Stylist Director

Charlie the resident salon pooch at Suede Cairns

Charlie, Resident Pooch​

Nikki from Suede Cairns all smiles at a local business event

Nikki, Owner & Stylist

A word from our clients

Always the best experience to get your hair done at Suede. The professional service, great advice and the best personalities to make you feel right at home. Well done Dj, Nikki and Charlie, you’ve created something very special.
I don’t know why anyone would want to go anywhere else.

Jade Sheppard

Best hairdresser I have been to in ages. She really took her time and looked at my hair properly. I got plenty of tips, how I can improve my hair care!

Stefanie Müller

New to Cairns & I was referred by a work friend to make a booking here & was in total awe of how I was treated. From the very first impression, to both of their knowledge on hair & I mean all things hair. Had one of the best haircuts for many many years. Loved the tea so much I had to buy some. So yes if you want be listened to & then receive exactly what you wanted, then make an appointment here💇🏼‍♀️

Lee Butler

Best hair salon in Cairns! From the great salon vibes to the products and professional hair cut, I’m so happy to have found such a high quality hair and skin salon in the centre of Cairns. From a 2 year regular customer.

Jo Watts

The best salon I’ve ever found! DJ and Nikki provide a very professional enjoyable experience. Amazing stylists and fantastic advice… I recommend them to everyone!

Cathy McCullagh

DJ and Nikki are amazing! From the moment you walk in you are welcomed with a beautiful tea and aroma ceremony. DJ did a fantastic job on my brassy blonde locks and offered very practical and affordable advice on how to maintain my hair. They really make you feel at home and truly care about your individual needs. Highly recommend this amazing team 5*****!


Best Hairdresser in Cairns. Would never go anywhere else.

Kerrie Brown

Fantastic place with Aveda products. Nikki was so accommodating, getting me in on very short notice, matched my colour from my Aveda salon in Canada, and gave me a great, no-nonsense cut and got me on my way without feeling rushed. Highly recommend! Thanks, Nikki & Suede


Dj and Nikki at Suede have been amazing! My hair has never looked and felt so good. I have healthy ringlets like I did when I was a child from the incredible products that are used both through the colouring process and purchased instore. It’s fantastic seeing other clients in the salon who are from Melbourne and Sydney to get their hair done ‘properly’. I love that they are environmentally responsible and such amazing people. I had my makeup and hair done at the salon recently for a ball and they made me look amazing! A one stop shop for looking gorgeous.


A really lovely salon that uses cruelty free products. I am really happy with my haircut and will definitely return. Also the tea is really great


Really love my experience every time I come here. Place always smells so lovely, the environment is welcoming and the staff are great. It is definitely worth the visit with pricing also being affordable and the quality being way up there.


So fantastic to finally find a hairdresser who listened and knew exactly how to cut my hair. Thank you DJ for bringing back my style, so so pleased. Lovely to meet Nikki too, a fabulous and very professional team.


Must say that this salon treated me so well! Neck massage, sculp check and advise, amazing tea to drink, relaxing head massage and wash and of course an 10/10 haircut! Sweet Charlise was my hairdresser and she absolutely made my hair stunning! Thank you!!


I wouldn’t go anywhere else! Nikki did an amazing job with the kids first ever haircuts today, so patient and caring, they loved it and the results are gorgeous. It is such a pleasure to spend time in this beautiful salon.


Suede is fantastic! I’m really happy with what he did in my hair, new haircut and highlights! And really good service as well, coffee and massage are really relaxing. I really recommend


You know your hair wizard is the man when random people on the street feel the urge to touch your hair and ask you about the genius that worked on it & when the four hours you regularly spend there seem to be one of your better dates. I’m committed to this relationship, Nikki & DJ please don’t ever leave and break my heart!!


Had an amazing experience at Suede! I decided to make a drastic change and cut off all of my long hair. My hairdresser quickly made me feel at ease. He was very professional and experienced. I really appreciated the advice and am extremely happy with my haircut. I will definitely be returning.


Top class salon – excellent attention to detail, high end range of products and services, very professional approach to client care and thoroughly knowledgeable and accommodating staff. Coming here is a real treat and I would highly recommend this salon, the excellent product range and its attentive and skilled staff. Can’t wait to return – 5 stars!


Gorgeous staff, excellent service, and top-notch products. They’re super knowledgeable and delivered exactly what I wanted done with my hair. So happy to be able to stock up on my Aveda products locally!!! My next appointment is already booked xx


As a unique boutique salon we have sourced a product range that we feel connect beauty, the environment & well-being.
Aveda “A brand with a conscience” one of sustainability, wholistic well-being & to further embrace cultural differences.