About Us

J & R Hair Designers is a modern, award winning hairdressing salon that has been established in the city heart of Mackay for over 30 years. Within that time J & R Hair Designers has only had 2 owners with the current owner - Amanda Schwarzrock (Muscat) owning the salon for over 10 years.

J & R Hair Designers prides itself on giving you the best hairdressing experience possible with all of its staff trained to the highest levels. We achieve this by attending and participating in education locally, nationally and internationally.

What We Do

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We love to make our clients look and feel great!!! We are able to do this by providing our clients with an in depth consultation, that will look at your face shape, skin tones, lifestyle and many other factors that contribute to a great hairstyle.

We can also help you with styling advice and maintenance at home for your style to achieve longevity to your look.

Plus you will also be offered your choice of freshly made Vittoria Coffee, Cappuccino, Premium and Flavoured Tea or Hot Chocolate while you enjoy your visit with us...

Oh, did we mention our Shampooing area is to die for...the basins all pivot to allow for the most comfort available and our chairs also have a massage function that you won't want to leave!!!!

Look forward to seeing you soon!!!

We offer a service that has a direct impact on the lives of our customers therefore, we treat our clients with the utmost respect.

All of our clients that come into our salon are treated as though they are guests in our home.

We are not just hairdressers, we are image consultants. It is a pity it is not like the saying goes, because people do judge a book by its cover, and as we live in a world that is very commercial and materialistic and when one of our clients leaves our salon they have a feeling of self worth. As when you feel fantastic and look wonderful you have more confidence to face the day in front of you.


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J & R Hair Designers was established in 1978 by Jan Hedges. The salon was sold to Amanda Schwarzrock in 2001. Amanda (Schwarzrock nee Muscat) started working at J & R Hair Designers in 1994. From 1994 to 2001 she went from apprentice, to senior stylist to manager and made the transition to owner in 2001.

During the last 10 years, Amanda has relocated the salon from its original location in Centrepoint Arcade in Wood Street to its current location in Victoria Street. Amanda's passion for business and hairdressing has been rewarded in many ways with "Best in the Business Awards" - (An awards event held by the Mackay Chamber of Commerce), International Hairstylist Society Awards (Hairdressing Competitions), Apprentice of the Year Awards (apprentices trained through J & R have won this award held by the TAFE), World Skills Awards (National Hairdressing Awards) and the like.

The staff at J & R Hair Designers are a mix of old and new, young and old, but we all share the same passion and excitement for hairdressing and making our clients feel great.

Our Awards

J & R Hair Designers is an award winning salon, receiving awards for both hairdressing and business. Some of the awards we have won include:
  • Best in Business Hair and Beauty - Hair & Beauty 2007
  • Best in Business - Best Small Business 2007
  • Best in Business - Hair & Beauty 2008
  • Best in Business - Hair & Beauty 2009
  • Best in Business - Best Small Business 2009
  • IHS (International Hairdressers Society) Competitions - Runner up Bridal
  • 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
  • Recently we were awarded an award by the Schwarzkopf PH Group for Business Growth