About El Artista

El Artista Hairdressing has been open under owners Tania & Mick Alsop since the year 2000. Their objective was to provide a professional salon, but with a fun and relaxed atmosphere where both clients and staff could enjoy their time in the salon. From humble beginnings as a two person salon situated at 44 Sturt Street the salon soon outgrew the premises and needed to relocate to a larger property in 2002.

Now situated next door at 42 Sturt Street, the salon has grown to what is now recognised as one of the top full service hair salons in Ballarat. Having been fully renovated and fitted out with the latest designer furniture, Tania and Mick have established a modern and striking looking salon that reflects their team’s very high standard of hairdressing.

Large stainless steel mirrors contrast with black furniture to provide a sleek modern look. Located at the rear of the salon are three basins, each comprising massage chairs which provide the ultimate comfort and relaxation. The salon also has one of the most spectacular views of Sturt Street, so you can sit, relax and watch the busy world pass you by.

As time goes on, El Artista will continue to evolve in order to meet the ever changing needs of the salon’s number one priorities – its valued clients & staff


Hair design is a true art form. At El Artista our mission is not to copy these works, but rather be the ones to originally develop it. In saying this, as stylists creating a beautiful style, we do so with the realisation that our client’s hair is their signature and that they must feel great about it everyday. At El Artista it is also a major focus to utilise the finest materials and products to produce our masterpieces.

Our goal is also to challenge and raise the current industry standards in terms of creativity and service. Each employee plays a critical role in a team approach to being and staying the best.

The Team

The award winning stylists at El Artista Hairdressing offer you expert advice when it comes to making choices about your hair. Relax in a well-designed environment while skilled stylists and colourists help you make an intelligent decision for your hair.

The El Artista team are warm and friendly. Together with their clients they create a fun and relaxed atmosphere that is both exciting and enjoyable. You’ll always feel welcome at El Artista.

The stylists and colourists consult with every client individually, taking into account aspects of your life style, personality and face shape. The salon also offers hair care advice and an extensive professional product range to ensure you leave the salon with the confidence that you can recreate your new look every day.

At El Artista you can expect exceptional hairdressing – our success depends on it!