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Hair Nerd is where you get your weird hair fantasy. 

Specialising in big colour changes, vivid colours and alternative haircuts. Hair Nerd is committed to finding out what you are into, and making sure your new doo reflects that. 


What started out as an impressive collection of butterfly clips has turned into a full-blown addiction to cutting, colouring and styling hair. Shantelle Neate is well and truly across all of the technical stuff when it comes to giving you a bangin' doo.

But the real clincher when it comes to hairdressers,

is the ability to decipher who you are, and find a hairstyle that suits your lifestyle

...and, Shantelle is a pro.

Whether you are chasing long layers with precision micro foils, or seamless balayage, a wild mullet with bright colour, or something that you can style on the run with easy maintenance, this hair nerd will have you leaving with the hairstyle you never knew you needed.

She has been a professional hairdresser across Australia for the last 18 years. She'd educated the younger generation, and also been educated herself, by Australia and Europe's industry leaders.

Shantelle's Pool Room:

  • She was one of 4 hairdressers in Australia to earn a spot in the AHFA (Australian Hair Fashion Awards) prestigious FAME Team in 2018

  • She's received mentorship from industry leaders across Australia and Europe

  • Invited to present on the main stage at Salon International in London and across the country for the Australian Hair Expo

  • Experienced at working backstage for high profile fashion events including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and the Myer Autumn/Winter Fashion launch

  • She has extensive experience in educating fellow hairdressers. Shantelle is currently an Eleven Australia Educator, and has previously worked as a Colour Educator for Wella

  • Guest Artist for GHD, Redken and Shu Uemura

  • 2014 IHS (International Hairstylists Society) Victorian Salon Client Champion of the Year

  • 2016 Finalist for the AHFA Men's Hairdresser of the Year

  • 2018 Winner AHFA Artistic Team of the Year

  • 2019 Finalist AHFA Artistic Team of the Year with FAME Team

  • 2020 Finalist AHFA Artistic Team of the Year with Eleven Australia

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your nerd date awaits...


Hair Nerd is committed to sustainability. All of the products we use come from brands that align with our Hair Nerd values.

The salon is fitted out in a maximalist style using fun colours and lots of greenery, with a nod to the 70’s, because that is what Shantelle is into.

Hair Nerd is committed to finding out what you are into, and making sure your new doo reflects that.

We offer a bespoke experience for every guest. You will receive a consultation where you will be listened to. Everything will be considered. Your sense of style, time, lifestyle, personality, face shape, hair type, hair colour, skin tone... all play an important part in determining the best look for you; something both aesthetically perfect and also practical.

This is an intimate space where you will have Shantelle's undivided attention. One hairdresser, one guest. This means the space is yours whilst you're in it. Pick up the iPad and choose a playlist, or Netflix and chill whilst Shantelle attends to your hair.

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Hair Nerd only works with high performance
companies and brands with aligning values.

We choose to work with:

Sustainable Salons

Sustainable Salons is an innovative organisation dedicated to transforming the beauty industry's impact on the environment. They partner with hair salons, beauty professionals, and their clients to implement sustainable practices and reduce waste.


By collecting and recycling salon materials such as hair clippings, foils, colour tubes, and chemicals, Sustainable Salons diverts vast amounts of waste from landfills.


They also support various charitable initiatives, including donating hair to create wigs for people with medical hair loss. Through their comprehensive sustainability program, Sustainable Salons empowers the industry to make a positive difference in the world, one salon at a time.



Their products perform highly, they have no marketing BS and they come at an affordable price.


Everything is owned and made in Australia and is PETA approved, cruelty and paraben free. They also offer a range of vegan and gluten free products. 

The packaging is 100% recyclable and where possible, they have made steps to reduce their carbon footprint.


Bringing you the Güd : The whole Güd : and nothing but the Güd. 


Products for the People : Unisex : Doing away with the complicated regime : Honest, ethical and clean formulations : Laid back : Aussie Made and owned : simple to use : get on with your day : You’re in Güd hands.

Kevin Murphy COLOR.ME

Is a high performing luxury colour. Their colour is a hybrid range, meaning less colour needs to be made and transported in the first place.


The packaging is made from recycled material and the colour is cruelty free and PETA approved. It's ammonia and PPD free, and contains naturally derived ingredients, such as Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Pomegranate, which cause no stress on the environment or your hair.


A Breakthrough in bioscience 

K18 is a revolutionary hair care brand that specialises in advanced molecular repair for damaged hair.


Their patented bioactive peptide technology, K18Peptide™, penetrates deep into the hair shaft to repair and restore disulfide bonds, which are crucial for hair strength and resilience. Unlike traditional hair treatments that temporarily mask damage, K18's innovative formula permanently heals and strengthens the hair from within. By addressing the root cause of damage, K18 transforms dry, brittle, and chemically treated hair into healthier, smoother, and more vibrant locks. With a mission to provide cutting-edge solutions for hair repair and protection, K18 empowers individuals to experience the full potential of their hair, confident in its resilience and beauty.

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 itching to get your hair transformed into a masterpiece?

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