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Wandering down Glenelg’s Jetty Road over the past few months you may have noticed a happening new spot. Sitting above the bustling thoroughfare on the corner, its wrap-around balcony is often a-buzz with activity with people sitting, chatting and laughing with foils in their hair or towels on their heads.
Why? Because Glenelg’s hottest new resident isn’t a bar, restaurant or even a shop. It’s a hairdresser. After outgrowing its original location in Everard Park, Kirsty Sage and her team of ridiculously talented creatives moved James the Salon to a bigger, better and brighter space and to say it’s stunning is an understatement.
At the head of it all, Kirsty is a powerhouse in and out of the salon. With almost 10 years of experience behind the chair, she has made a name for herself across Adelaide, Australia and the world as a master of blonde with her Instagram a mesmerising display of buttery blondes, blended balayage and bouncy blowouts.
But it’s her attitude and welcoming energy that make Kirsty one of the most sought-after hairdressers in Adelaide. The salon is a constant buzz of energy and the unique setup of the interior encourages clients and stylists alike to connect as it steps away from the traditional chair and mirror stations instead inviting customers to sit around a communal table in the centre of the room or enjoy the sea air with a drink on the balcony while you wait for your colour to set.
But she’s not alone with Kirsty accrediting her incredible, hand-picked team of Adelaide’s finest colourists and stylists for the success of James the Salon. The move to a bigger salon meant Kirsty could expand her team which in turn meant, you guessed it, the ability to take on more clients!
As anyone who colours their hair will tell you, finding a good hairdresser is hard slog so once word got out about James the Salon, bookings started filling up. Fast. And so the move to a bigger salon was not so much a want but a need.
Since its inception in 2019, James the Salon has always had the client at the forefront of everything they do and the new salon screams just that. So if you’re feeling like you need a winter refresh (or you just want to hang out in the hottest new spot on Jetty Road), James the Salon has got you covered.
James the Salon can be found at Level 1 at 40 Jetty Road, Glenelg 5045