Here's how Dorothy Jean Hair began...

Dorothy Jean was my nanna; she called me her princess. She was born in 1923 in Tighes Hill, NSW. Her marriage to Michael Shui Chow taught her strength as she battled the stigma of a multicultural union. She was independent, hard working, and instilled a sense of serenity and integrity. After painting planes during the war, she went on to move to North Queensland and fell in love with an Italian cane cutter and loved the summer, clean white walls, a tropical garden, mid-century rattan furniture, and always loved a touch a pink lipstick.


Dorothy Jean Hair has been created in honour of my nanna, for the professional woman who lives in the inner city and loves the fresh, clean Queensland sunshine and the tranquil bliss found in nature. She feels transported by the arts, is in love with her family, and likes to support small, sustainable business. She is the eco-glam client that is conscious of her footprint but not afraid to look polished and sophisticated. She values consistency and convenience, and comes to the salon not only for maintenance, but also for a relaxing respite from her day. She likes to take care of herself with products that are uncomplicated, do not contain any nasty ingredients and are beautifully packaged.

For high quality service in a peaceful setting that invokes the soft Queensland breeze through the cane fields, experience the Dorothy Jean Hair difference.

Here is what we stand for...

Did you know that at Dorothy Jean Hair we are GOLD & GREEN salon select members of the Australian Hairdressing Council?


This means we has passed through an accreditation that covers:

  • low impact and on trend salon design
  • financial responsibility for longevity
  • client focused marketing & care
  • fair staff compensation
  • environmental sustainability
Salon Select Accreditation means that you can enjoy peace of mind in knowing that you will receive high-quality salon services as well as clean and hygienic conditions, & professional stylists who can understand just what you need.
Salon Select members have met these standards, and will provide you with the very best in hairdressing.


Green Select is an accreditation awarded for the implementation of environmentally sustainable practices. 

That means you can enjoy knowing that you will enter a space that has high environmental standards over all aspects of the business, from recycling, energy usage to product choice.