Award-winning Style at the Newly Opened Fruition Red Hill

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Chad Nicholson at Fruition Red Hill (Photo supplied)

Award-winning hairdresser Craig Smith of Fruition Wilston fame has officially opened Fruition Red Hill. Expect him to be a familiar sight in both salons, as he plans to divide his time between them, cruising from one to the other on his Harley.


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Fruition, recognised as one of the country’s premier and most decorated hair salons with numerous industry awards, has opened a second location – a sleek and stylish sister salon to Wilston, occupying 116 square metres at 160 Musgrave Road in Red Hill.

Heading up with the magic scissors and colour wands is Red Hill salon partner Chad Nicholson. A senior stylist and styling rockstar, he has been with Fruition for eight years. Like Craig Smith, Nicholson is acclaimed nationally for his craft, leadership, and vision.

Photo credit: Fruition Hair Red Hill/Google Maps

With a second location, Fruition’s loyal customers – including Australian Olympic swimmer Libby Trickett and fitness and fashion influencer Rachel Thiaday – can eagerly anticipate an elevated hair experience with expanded availability of the salon’s coveted services and expertise.

Photo credit: Fruition Hair Red Hill/Google Maps

Smith said opening the second location was a demand driven response. “The business of style is constant and Brisbane is a city full of people who understand individual style, whether it’s a bloke with short back ‘n sides, a millennial into balayage, a tradie who wants his cutaway mullet sharp, a woman who wants her locks long and flowing, those who want traditional colour, and those who want to wear the rainbow and all variations in between.” 

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“Demand has been on the increase for over 12 months now and when the opportunity came to open a second salon in Red Hill, I jumped. Inner suburban villages are the new heartbeat of Brisbane, so Red Hill works for me, it’s very similar to Wilston, which has been a brilliant headquarters for Fruition since 2012.”


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Fruition is a salon that recruits and keeps the most talented best stylists. Since opening in the city in 1996 and then moving to Wilston in Brisbane’s inner north in 2012, Smith has mentored many apprentices to award winning positions, with many now working overseas in leading salons in London and New York.

Sensibly, Fruition staff will work across both locations, and the two salons share a common contact number (07 33563311) and website. Fruition Red Hill is open daily, except on Sundays.

Published 5-December-2023