About

Bringing together exceptional salon staff with more than 100 years' combined experience, J & R Hair Designers are here to bring out the "you" of your dreams. Our award-winning boutique hair salon in Mackay caters to every individual hair styling need, from funky to precision cuts.

We offer the perfect balance of creativity and traditional style. With some of the most talented, highly experienced hairdressers on staff, each client undergoes a personal consultation before any services are provided. This way we are free to discuss lifestyle factors, colouring and personal preferences that may affect your style. Offering professional advice and the most effective hair care products is all part of our included service.

You are in safe hands at J & R Hair Designers. Take a seat and chat with your stylist about the haircut or colour you want us to bring to life. Relax with a hot Vittoria coffee and homemade snacks while we prepare our tools and tend to your style. Our hairdressers know how important it is to feel good when you leave the salon, which is why we hold ourselves accountable for the happiness of our clients when styling hair. Our stylists train to be the best, participating in education at a local, national and international level.

To book your first consultation, come in and see our friendly staff.

Our History

J & R Hair Designers was established by Jan Hedges in 1978.

In 1994, Amanda Schwarzrock (nee Muscat) joined the team as an apprentice. Over the next 7 years, Amanda worked her way up from apprentice to senior stylist, then to manager. In 2001, Amanda made the transition to salon owner.

As salon owner, Amanda has overseen growth and a move to new premises. With acclaimed awards recognising the passion and hard work behind the business, J & R Hair Designers is a welcoming salon that offers nothing but exceptional service.

Salon Awards

  • Best in Business Hair and Beauty – Hair & Beauty 2007
  • Best in Business – Best Small Business 2007, 2009
  • Best in Business – Hair & Beauty 2008, 2009
  • IHS (International Hairdressers Society) Competitions – Runner up Bridal Styling
  • Open Ladies Colour
  • Open Mens Colour
  • Open Mens Catwalk
  • Winner of World skills Capricornia
  • TAFE – Apprentice of the Year 2009
  • Apprentice of the Year 2011
  • Schwarzkopf PH Awards Most Business Growth 2012
  • Guest speaker at Schwarzkopf PH Conference in Barcelona
  • Assisting Scott Sloan (Aust. HOTY) in preparing for Essential
  • Assisting at Brisbane MBFW
  • Assisting at Melbourne Fashion Week 2015
  • Co-Directing at Brisbane Arcade Spring Launch
  • Featured Stylists at 'Runway on the Runway' Mackay Fashion Week