The Salon

An eclectic, funky hair salon is open in the southern suburb of Mclaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula
Located on Main St, Emma Bayly, hairdresser and  former owner of Liquid Hair (Victoria Sq Adelaide) is thrilled have opened the doors of Half Cut Mclaren Vale in 2013. Emma moved to Port Willunga 11 years ago and has been keen to offer her services, as one of Adelaide’s best hairdressers, down in the southern suburbs since becoming part of this community.

The salon is located in the space next door to Blessed Cheese on Main St, McLaren Vale, which was once occupied by Fall From Grace. Emma has mixed a variety of design pieces from her previous salons to create a unique space where she has bought a city style to the Southern Vales.

Emma Bayly’s experience in the hairdressing industry spans over 3 decades. Learning her craft in Adelaide, she used her skills globally working in salons both in London and New York. Her style is to bring the best out in her client’s hair. She believes a good hair cut is the foundation for the best hairstyles and prefers to colour hair to create minimal maintenance to keep the hair in optimum condition.

Think directional fuss-free cuts, glossy colours by Goldwell and the best blow dries around. Going out or have a special occasion? We will work with you to make your dream formal style come to life. The salon offers a fuss-free wedding hair service, and Eco Kid organic head lice treatments.

Half Cut Mclaren Vale also provides barber-style or directional haircuts for men, and a Goldwell Reshade service to blend away the greys using and recommending only the best hair care and styling products such as Kevin Murphy, Goldwell, Apotecari Bioactive Haircare and ghd. Half Cut Mclaren Vale provides expert styling for women and men, and offers a fantastic southern suburbs destination for all your haircare needs.
For appointments contact Emma Bayly 0414319185

Services we provide

Our Team

All of the team at Half Cut Mclaren Vale are passionate about their craft. We believe giving our clients the satisfaction and confidence to walk out into the street looking and feeling great.

The Stylists

Natasha Marshall - Senior Stylist

<p>Tashi is a Kevin Murphy session stylist an expert in the Kevin.Murphy range of hair care products. In 2017 Tashi won the colour trophy for best pastel hair colour at the SA Hair and Beauty competition. She specializes in Balayage and corrective colour transformations. She completed her apprentice at Liquid Hair and now re-joins Emma as a senior stylist at Half Cut Mclaren Vale. </p> <p>Tashi believes that all hair styles should be easy to do at home. She also wants everyone who sits in her chair to feel absolutely comfortable and super excited about having there hair done and know that she will listen to there needs. She will transform and create custom colours for her clients whether it be natural or creative techniques.</p>

Alex rogers -Junior Stylist

<p>Alex is due to complete her apprenticeship halfway through 2019, she is on the home run. Alex is a competent all rounder. She is a Goldwell Master Colourist and specialises in Goldwell Kerasilk Treatment. She excelled in the Kevin.Murphy Session Stylist Program and has won 1st place in Catwalk/Runway 2017 styling and first place in Anamalitic photo competition in 2018 for SA Hair & Beauty. </p> <p>Alex is looking forward to gaining more confidence in-salon and completing her apprenticeship. She is the perfect option for a client on a budget that has a little more time to spare.</p>

Emma Bayly - Principal Stylist

<p>Emma Bayly experience spans over 3 decades and numerous countries around the world. After completing her apprenticeship in 1989 she headed to London and worked at Scissors on the Kings Rd. After returning to Adelaide for a short stint she followed her passion for living overseas and traveled to New York where she spent the next two years working at Girl Loves Boy in Soho. She has worked on photoshoots globally and on Fashion week in Sydney and New York. Emma has been a guest artist for Goldwell and American Crew presenting to many hairdressers at Hair Expo Australia and many workshops Nationally.<br /> Emma created Liquid Hair in 1998 sold it in 2017 after evolving it over 19yrs to one of Adelaide’s best salons.<br /> She now works 3 days per week at Half Cut Mclaren Vale and Tuesdays at Mayne On Ward.<br /> She enjoys mentoring her team and meeting with her clients in both salons.<br /> She currently is studying Trichology, the study of hair, scalp and disorders associated with them. She plans on consulting with clients on conditions such as hair loss, psoriasis and hair breakage.<br /> She believes that health hair, shiny hair and natural hair is the path to hair goals. </p>


I had the privledge of Emma taking me on as a young apprentice, she is an amazing talented mentor and friend. Emma’s passion for beautifully finished hair transcends into the salon and into every clients visit, her laid back professionalism and exceptional listening skills makes it very comfortable to build a strong rapport with her.

Kasey Smith -

Emma is the best of the best when it comes to hair. Professional, innovative, technically brilliant, but most importantly she really listens to what I want.

Kay Hannaford -

Anyone that has dealt with Emma Bayly, either through Liquid Hair or the newest venture Half Cut will know what a talent she is.
She is professional and innovative, edgy and creative. Walking out the door after an Emma ‘do’ is one of life’s great pleasures. Whilst I was happy to travel to the city just for her skills, I am delighted that we can now access Emma at Half Cut McLaren Vale.

Nikki Govan -

Our Awards

At Half Cut Mclaren Vale we believe that our clients hair is more important than winning awards. We prefer to concentrate on giving the people visiting our salon the best in service style and advice. However from time to time for our own personal satisfaction we do participate  in competitions. This is what we have won recently….

Salon Awards

South Australian Hair & Beauty Awards

  • Winner Alex Rogers - Animalistic Photographic Competition 2018
  • Winner Tashi Marshall - Open Colour Blondes/Pastels 2017
  • Winner Alex Rogers - Open Catwalk/Runway Spring Summer 17/18 2017

Goldwell International Colour Zoom

  • Australian Finalist Emma Bayly 2018

Our Pricing

Half Cut Mclaren Vale works on a multi leveled pricing structure, meaning that the service price varies with every stylist based on experience not on the time taken to do your hair.  Why not book in for a complimentary consultation where we can discuss different ideas, this is where we will be able to give you a better idea of the cost and level of expertise needed. We treat  everyone’s hair individually.

Promotions / Offers

Every month at Half Cut Mclaren Vale we change it up. Check our facebook and instagram for our latest special offers. But in the meantime check these out!

School cuts

Book your little people with Alex and save....

Alex is nearing the end of her apprenticeship and has an amazing way with children. She offers the special pricing as follows Girls aged between 1-6yrs $17, girls aged 7-12yrs $22 and from 13-16yrs $27. Each girl has her hair washed, cut and styled. Just like a grown up.

Cheap Tuesdays

Pay half Price for colour at Half Cut Mclaren Vale on Tuesdays

Book a colour with tash on a Tuesday and receive 50% off – the catch is you must take a selfie and post it to facebook or instagram and tag us before you leave.

Frizz free and fabulous

20% off Kerasilk Keratin treatments till the end of March

Do you dream of easy to manage hair? Kerasilk Keratin treatments are the answer to frizz free hair. These treatments are full customisable, so you choose, keep the curl or go straight-Just take away that damn frizz.

Saturday styling

Let us do your hair for your next big night out?

Lots of body or straight and smooth blow-dry it is up to you, for your next night out or just because. Going somewhere special? Lets us work with you to create an up style or a different look.

We can even come to you!

Contact Us

150a Main Rd
Mclaren Vale 5171

Phone: 414319185

Email: info@halfcut.com.au


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am → 5:00pm

Sat: 9:00am → 5:00pm

Thursday → 9:00am,9:00pm

Request a booking

Visit our salon

in the heart of McLaren Vale.