Brad Ngata is the creative director and co-owner (with partner Glenn Chaplin) of one of Australia’s edgiest ‘boutique’ salon brands, Brad Ngata Hair, located in the coolest hub of Darlinghurst.

The Brad Ngata Hair brand has become synonymous with innovative hair styling and quality salon service, with a close alignment with the media, fashion and advertising industries, and is recognised throughout the country and internationally.

Ngata has been established in the Australian hairdressing industry for over two decades and is held in high esteem by industry professionals and the media alike. After just one year of setting up his own salon business he won the coveted ‘Session Stylist of the Year’ award at the Australian Hair Fashion Awards (2003) conducted by The Australian Hairdressers Journal, after judging by that magazine’s publishers and a number of Australia’s leading beauty and fashion editors. This was followed up with winning the prestigious 2003 Hair Expo Editorial Award.

He is the only Australian hairdresser to have won both major industry session awards in the one year which is testimony to his abilities at runway and fashion/beauty editorial styling. winning Hair Expo ‘Australian Hairdresser of the Year’ for two consecutive years (2005 & 2006); the consumer media awards of ‘Sydney’s Best Hairdresser’ for two consecutive years (through the Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘The Sydney Magazine’ Readers Poll), and ‘Australian Hair Stylist of the Year’ at the 2004 Cleo Maybelline Australian Fashion Awards (awarded by the beauty and fashion industry). 

Brad has also been included in the Sunday Telegraph magazine’s ‘Hot 100 List’ of Australia’s most influential style-setters and trends, and made the Daily Telegraph’s 2012 list of ‘Sydney’s Top 20 Stylish Men’.


‘Artistic Team of the Year’ (Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2006 Winner, 2004 Winner, 2005 Finalist),

‘Salon Team of the Year’ (Australian Hair Expo Awards 2006 Winner, 2005 Winner, 2007 Finalist),

‘National Finalist’, Loreal 2010 Colour Trophy,

‘Salon Business of the Year’ (Hair Fashion Awards 2005 Winner, 2004 Winner).

‘Apprentice Hairdresser of the Year’ (2004, 2005, 2006),

‘New Creative Force’ (Hair Expo 2006 Winner, 2005 Winner, 2008 Finalist),

‘Men’s Hairdresser of the Year’ (Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2006 Winner, 2005 Finalist),

‘Best Photographic Collection’ (Hair Expo Awards 2006 Winner, 2005 Winner, 2007 Finalist).

‘Colourist of the Year’ (Hair Expo Awards 2007 Finalist, 2006 Finalist)