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  • Barney Martin, Sydney
    Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
    Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
    Barney Martin, Sydney
Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
  • Barney Martin, Sydney
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Barney Martin, Sydney

From Sydney to Stockholm, London, Berlin and back again; Barney Martin Hairdressing is infused with multi-cultural and multi-dimensional talent.

After opening in 2004 with a small team, Barney Martin Hairdressing has come on in leaps and bounds.

In 2010, the Barney Martin salon has had a revamp and the team is more than capable of filling the size of our ambition.

At Barney Martin Hairdressing, we combine catwalk and celebrity trends to make something that’s inspired, finely tailored and uniquely adapted to be wearable for each and every person who walks through our doors.

Barney Martin uses the best hair products and treatments. Discover more at:​.

Salon Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 09:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Saturday 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Barney Martin

399 Riley Street, Surry Hills
NSW 2010 Sydney

T. +61 2 9212 0204


City Guide Sydney

Barney Martin @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Barney Martin, Barney Martin, Sydney


With over 25 years experience of creating impeccable work and making people look their best. Barney has styled some of the worlds biggest celebrities and sought after faces. Starting his career in London in the 90’s he decided to swap the grey chilliness for some sun and blue sky which brought him to Sydney. Barney has worked on multiple London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks and has been featured in the worlds top international publications.

The salon was voted one of the best in the world in June 2014 by US Harpers Bazaar. Career highlights include shooting with Mario Testino and Kate Moss for Vogue UK as part of legendary Sam McKnights team.

Barney knows hair inside and out and his continual boundary pushing and relentless perfectionism produces some of the best hair in Sydney and a damn good experience! When someone walks out of the salon beaming from ear to ear he knows he’s done a good job.

James @ Barney Martin, Sydney

James , Barney Martin, Sydney

Artistic Director

James originally hails from Surry in the UK.

With a wealth of editorial, session styling and education experience James heads up the Barney Martin art team and loves to share his creativity with his clients and experience with the apprentices.

James has over 25 years experience working on fashion editorials, T.V, fashion week, as well as fashion and beauty campaigns for leading brands. He has worked with various celebrities including Elle Macpherson, Gisele Bunchen, Nicole Scherzinger, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) ,and Carice Van Houten (Game of thrones).

Hairdressing has taken James throughout the world working in London, Berlin, Paris and Italy. James’s work has been seen in the pages of Elle (Italy, USA), Vogue, Russh, Marie Claire (UK & Aust), Instyle and Grazia (UK & Aust) .

James is passionate about working within the hairdressing industry and continues to update and develop his styling techniques and colour knowledge to bring into the salon.

Above all James loves good team work towards creating something special.

Shari @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Shari , Barney Martin, Sydney

Head Colourist

Shari has a collaborative approach with her clients, and exceeds in creating beautiful, bespoke hair, based around the colour harmony of hair, eyes and skin. She has a near encyclopedic knowledge of colour, with attention to detail and technical consistency that is second to none.

Having been personally trained by and shadow to the legendary Josh Wood, who is credited as being the most influential and trendsetting hair colourist in the world, as well as the Sassoon Academy in London Shari’s love of all things hair is inspiring.

Shari’s career took off when she was chosen as George Michaels permanent hair colourist, creating his signature creamy blonde highlights. Soon to follow, Trinny and Suzannah became her clients at the Richard Ward salon, London, requesting Shari to work with them on their popular TV show ‘What Not To Wear’ creating confidence boosting makeovers.

Developing her talents through her quest for knowledge and taking regular trips to London and L.A via the Sassoon Academy and the worlds most exciting hair, beauty and fashion stores keeps her enthusiastic and savvy. Shari has built an enviable client base including industry insiders, rockstars and royalty. Her work has regularly been featured in leading international publications and her reputation for being Sydney’s go to colour professional continues to grow.

Julianne @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Julianne , Barney Martin, Sydney

Editorial Stylist

Julianne is considered a leading stylist, a highly sought after editorial artist and educator for Oribe. Julianne is a passionate advocate of her craft. Warm and energetic she is a favourite amongst the fashion industry and clients alike.

Julianne’s talent has taken her around the world. Having styled for some of America and Europe’s leading publications, including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, V magazine, Elle, ID and GQ. Also having created looks for celebrities including Catherine-Zeta Jones, George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson as well as been involved in high profile advertising campaigns alike.

She has worked regularly in Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks as a member of world renowned hairstylist Guido Palau’s team for fashion shows including Chloe, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier and more.

Michelle @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Michelle , Barney Martin, Sydney

Senior Stylist and Barney Martin 1 Assistant Manager

Michelle is like a ray of sunshine both professionally and personally. She has been in the industry for over 10 years after training with Toni and Guy. She is a brilliant cutter with an eye for precision and for helping clients confidently visualize a hair refresh and taking the plunge towards a style update!

Michelle recently worked at the Pop Up salon space at Splendour in the Grass in Byron. She loves a bit of creative freedom and was part of Sydney Fashion week this year, a perfect outlet for her talents!

Erin @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Erin , Barney Martin, Sydney

Senior Stylist and Colourist

One of our newer salon recruits Erin comes with international Vidal Sasson training.

Erin is a huge asset to the Barney Martin Team, she’s a technical cutting genius and fantastic colourist. Her attention to detail is second to none and naturally warm personality make even the most tense clients take a deep breath, relax and embrace a change!

She hails from a scottish clan of hairdressers.

Clare @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Clare , Barney Martin, Sydney

Senior Stylist and Colourist

Unafraid to push the boundaries and get creative, yet with an understated style. Clare loves nothing more than a specific brief that is a whole hair transformation; colour, cut the works!

She loves the precision of mens cuts and has a super personalised approach with every client. She has been part of the BM hair family for 4 years. Recently returning from a stint in Berlin – which offered lots of creativity!

Stephanie @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Stephanie , Barney Martin, Sydney

Senior Stylist and Colourist

Steph hails from Ireland where she worked with the tresses of The Pussycat Dolls and The Corrs. Steph totally embraces a very technical approach to colour to get every shade, shimmer and reflection perfect. Her freehand technique for subtle tonal work is outstanding and her client loyalty is testament to this.

Whether it’s a dramatic and bold look or soft, pastley hues Steph will get you there. As a third generation hairdresser, it’s in her DNA!

We can’t wait to welcome her back to the salon after giving birth to gorgeous Amelia Rose.

Wednesday @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Wednesday , Barney Martin, Sydney

Barney Martin 1 Front of House - Stylist and Colourist

Wednesday completed her 5 years training with us. Meaning she’s been at Barney Martin Hair for her entire career, and she still loves it! As well as being at the salon she is also studying more technical aspects of the hair and beauty industry.

In 10 years time she would like to be a session stylist in Europe with a bit of a Salon base. The world is your oyster young lady!

Taylor @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Taylor , Barney Martin, Sydney


Taylor has been in the hair game for her entire career and successfully graduated in 2016. Taylor gives a showstopping blow-dry and is starting to building a strong client list, especially for her colour work!

With some of the best educators in the business teaching her the craft she’s looking like making her ambition of becoming a colour educator a reality.

Kim @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Kim , Barney Martin, Sydney

3rd Year Apprentice

Kim’s love of hair is borne from a general love of dress ups. She is in her second year of training and aspires to be a personal stylist. Specifically for Harry Styles!

Her passion and skills are shining through, she loves the creative and technical side of hairdressing and is super eager to get on the salon floor.

Jess @ Barney Martin, Sydney

Jess , Barney Martin, Sydney

First Year Apprentice

The newest addition to the BM family and loves everything about the hair world. She can’t wait to complete her apprenticeship with the BM team and is learning a new trick or two everyday!

Hair Salon services




Ladies Cut
Mens Cut



Ladies Cut
Mens Cut



Ladies Cut
Mens Cut



Ladies Cut
Mens Cut



Ladies Cut
Mens Cut







Subtle Ombre / Sombré
from 170
Ombre / Sombré
from 206
Extreme Ombre
from 228




from 103
from 117
from 134




Balayage (inc gloss colour)
from 250
Partline Highlights
from 110
T-Section Highlights
from 138
Half Head Highlights
from 201
Three Quarter Head Highlights
from 235
Full Head Highlights
from 258




from 141
from 149
from 165
Bleach Tint Regrowth
from 125
Hi Lift Blonde
from 119
Tint Regrowth
from 112
Smudge and Gloss
from 90
Gloss without Colour Service
Gloss with Colour Service




with Assistant




Wella Instant Treatment
from 85




Colour Save




By request only




Wedding hair
from 155
Hair up / Hair setting


Barney Martin creates hair for a Marie Claire photo shoot

Barney Martin is located at 399 Riley Street, Surry Hills in Sydney.

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Barney Martin carries Oribe

Combining over 30 years of styling heritage at the top of the editorial and salon worlds with old-world craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation, Oribe Hair Care delivers the highest possible levels of performance and sophistication. These are the products of the hair-obsessed.

Barney Martin carries R+Co

R+Co is a collective of some of the most forward-thinking, rule-bending hairstylists in the business. They are a think tank of top editorial and salon stylists and educators—with a combined century of hairdressing knowledge and experience—and they make sure that they have more than one viewpoint on everything we do. All of their products are treatment-oriented, with the health of the hair and scalp always top-of-mind. They use unique ingredients and complexes to make sure that each product delivers true benefits.

Barney Martin carries Smith & Cult

Smith & Cult represents the duality we all inhabit throughout our lives and our individual expressions of beauty, which reflect who we’ve been, are and aspire to become. Each shade is inspired by and representative of the experiences depicted in the diary entries of our beauty addicted heroine who sees her world through a lens of color.

Barney Martin carries V76 by Vaughn

V76 by Vaughn celebrates the tradition of men’s grooming with an American sensibility. The sophisticated collection offers must-have classics updated for the modern man—and does so with an effortless, uncomplicated approach.

Barney Martin carries Wella

Styling products from Wella Professionals provide amazing hair styling results leaving hair shinier, healthier, and full of life.

Barney Martin offers Hair Color Services

Hair color can make the whole difference and needs the best of care. If you are looking for the best hair colorist to enhance your natural hues, check out our selection of the specialists for hair color among the Leading Salons.

Barney Martin offers Men's Grooming Services

Indulge yourself with Men's Grooming services at one of the Leading Salons listed below. These salons offer the best Men's Grooming services.

Barney Martin offers Wedding Services

Is your special day coming? We selected for you the best Wedding services among all our wonderful salons. Those hairdresser will make your Wedding day even more beautiful. Bride and grooms, get your hair ready!

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