Salon X Papas is a multi-award winning team of some of Australia’s most highly skilled hair artisans.

We are a close-knit team that work together to ensure you receive the best out of each and every visit.

At Salon X Papas, you are our priority, and making you look and feel your best is our unwavering mission. If you’re ever not sure who you’d like to see, our friendly and informative reception staff will be able to suggest the best fit for your needs.

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Dmitri Papas

Dmitri is the visionary founder behind Salon X Papas and a leader in Australian Hairdressing. Winner of more awards than there is room to mention, he's achieved in every possible category - from Business Manager/Owner of the Year, to Salon Team of the Year. Dmitri has done it all, including winning Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2015 at Australian Hair Expo and recently being awarded the inaugural Master Cutter of the Year Award

Dmitri is passionate about excellence in all aspects of hairdressing. And Salon X Papas is the canvas on which his vision is painted. He travels the world educating the next generation of hairdressers, so you can be sure that when it comes to his own Salon, it’s truly a world-class destination.

Front of House

Victoria
Paris
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Salon X Papas Emerging Team

Kiana
Josh
Rianon
Carmen
Christos

Awards

Hair Expo Australia

2019

Master Cutter of the Year Winner - Dmitri Papas

Salon Team of the Year Winner - Papas and Pace

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

Apprentice Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Tep Read

2018

Mens Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2016

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2015

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Winner - Dmitri Papas

2014

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

Australian Hair Industry Awards

2019

Best In Salon Training Winner - Papas and Pace

2018

Business Director/Owner of the Year Winner - Dmitri Papas

Salon Manager of the Year Finalist - Freda Nicholas

Best In Salon Training Finalist - Papas and Pace

2017

Salon Team of the Year Winner - Papas and Pace

Best In Salon Training Finalist - Papas and Pace

Business Director/Owner of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2016

Salon Team of the Year Winner - Papas and Pace

2015

Business Director/Owner of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

Salon Team of the Year Winner - Papas and Pace

Australian Hair Fashion Awards

2019

Salon of the Year Winner - Papas and Pace

Hair Fashion Video of the Year Winner - Dmitri Papas

Apprentice of the Year Finalist - Tep Read

2018

Artistic Team of the Year Finalist - Papas and Pace

2016

Salon Team of the Year Finalist - Papas and Pace

2014

Artistic Team of the Year Finalist - Papas and Pace

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2013

Artistic Team of the Year Winner - Papas and Pace

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2012

Australian Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

Contessa Awards

2020

International Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2019

International Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

2018

International Hairdresser of the Year Finalist - Dmitri Papas

Other Awards

2020

The Shopping Space, Best Design, Inde Awards

Retail Design Commendation, Australian Interior Design Awards

Salon History

The Salon X Papas story begins back in Brisbane in the 1970’s, when Sophie and Stelios Papas operated one of Brisbane’s leading hair businesses - Stelios Papas Salon. Their hard work and dedication meant the Salon was the training ground for many of Australian hairdressing’s most accomplished cutters and stylists. Their son Dmitri had no choice but to follow the family legacy and forge his own path in the hair industry.

Dmitri quickly became known as one of Australian hairdressing’s up-and-coming talents, winning numerous awards, including being the first every stylist to win Australian Hair Expo New Creative Force for two consecutive years. It was at Stelios Papas that Dmitri first worked with two of his most trusted and experienced technicians - Freda Nicholas and Shannah Willert, as well as his sister Natalie, who many will remember as the front of house dynamo in the busy city Salon.

Wanting to provide Brisbane with a destination Salon that prioritised high quality cut and colour, led Dmitri to the open his first Salon - Papas and Pace (2007 - 2019) which went on to become one of Australia’s most highly awarded salons. In addition, he branched out into men’s barbering and is co-owner of destination barbershop Heroes and Villains.

More recently, a desire to push the hairdressing experience to the next level has lead to the formation of Salon X Papas, bringing together a team of highly experienced, creative and accomplished hair professionals.

From Stelios Papas, Australian hairdressing royalty, to Mel Cooper, one of the country’s most experienced colourists, this really is the Dream Team. Most members of the Salon X Papas team have already spent years worked together in various capacities, so Salon X Papas represents the opportunity to bring this supergroup together with the aim of creating something really special.

The hair team are supported by our dedicated guest service professionals, a team that are second to none when it comes to customer care, ensuring your visit is memorable from start to finish. The Salon’s Operations are overseen by Dmitri’s sister Natalie who brings her years of experience in hairdressing administration, beauty and client services to the table.

With so many stories and connections, the history of Salon X Papas is peppered with hard work, dedication, friendship, love and respect. You’ll soon see that’s why a visit to our Salon is unlike any other.

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