Lee and Heather Cohen are the proud Owners of Reds and Cairns and together with their new partner Lisa Peters the business continues to deliver upon expectation.

Their combined international experience, passion for the industry and willingness to go above and beyond client expectations has seen them win countless awards and participate in numerous fashion events all over the world whilst maintaining an enviable clientele.

This is the story of Reds and R2…..


Our Conception

Lee Cohen began his hairdressing career with REDS THE HAIR GROUP in Dublin, Ireland. Heather began her hairdressing journey in Cairns with Jan Lyons Salon before travelling to London where she met (her future husband) Lee.  They both worked for L’Oréal in the early 90’s before relocating to Melbourne resuming position with the company. After marrying in’95 they returned to Heather’s home town to open their first Reds Salon.

Lisa Peters began her hairdressing career with Reds at the Lakes Resort 10 years ago.  Heather affectionately calls Lisa “my mini me” as she mindfully mimics her with the same passion for Reds and her clients.  Naturally Lisa was the obvious choice to lead the Townsville Salons proving she is the perfect business partner for Lee and Heather to successfully lead Reds Salon Cairns into its future.


Our Salon History


smBNP_131125-83121995: Our humble beginnings, Reds the Hair Group Sheridan Street, outgrowing this location after 2 years.

1997: We opened Reds Salon & Spa at Cairns Central, doubling in size and staff overnight.

2000: We move to a more prestigious location opening Reds Salon & Spa at The Lakes Resort.

2009: Our brand expanded with our first Townsville Reds Salon on Flinders Street West.

2012: Our group’s newest addition in Townsville is opened, located just outside Myer in Stockland Shopping Centre. A new brand is born, R2 Salon.

2013: It is time to reinvent our Reds Salon Cairns by relocating to Collins Avenue in Edge Hill Village.

2015: We close Reds Salon Townsville city combining the two salons into our R2 Salon Stockland.

2017: We close R2 Salon relocating our manager Lisa Peters back to Cairns.

2018:  Lee, Heather and Lisa become partners in Reds Salon Cairns.


Our Aim

The entire Reds team, aims to provide excellent service whilst they deliver on-trend hair styling. Their Salon is an urban yet chic space amongst cool cafés in the trendy Edge Hill village.  Both Men, Women & children are welcomed and cared for with top end service to ensure satisfaction. We offer an extensive beverage menu featuring espresso coffee, a selection of teas or maybe you’d prefer a glass of wine with our compliments. We strive to provide you memorable experiences to exceed your expectations so that you look forward to each visit. Our exceptional Stylists are honoured to care for an array of clients from high end corporate to the girl (or boy) next door.


Our Team


Each Stylist has been carefully chosen and Lee and Heather are humbled by the number of years they have remained a member of the Reds family.  Reds is only as good as the team and thankfully we boast exceptionally talented hairdressers, combined with great attitudes.

Our team have experienced fortunate opportunities, including working backstage at Fashion week to working onstage at our industry’s largest trade fair, Hair Expo in Sydney to mention a just a few. Lisa is a qualified trainer (Cert. IV TAE) and organises our dedicated training for both apprentices and qualified stylists is second to none ensuring that both junior & senior teams are providing the best service whist constantly being updated with current industry trends.

Reds Salon offers a full service of cutting, styling and colouring.  Please see Salon Menu for a breakdown of services and prices.


Our Awards & Accolades

Newcomer of the Year Award

New Salon Design Award (Finalists)

Small Business of the Year (Finalists)

Apprentice of the Year (Finalists)

Queensland Hairdresser of the Year

Australian Hairdresser of the Year

President of the Australian Fellowship of Hairdressing

Sharon Maher Award for Excellence in Education