Like, if you’re just being polite its cool I’ll give you a preview:
❤ My name is Emily Fishburn (she/her/hers), owner and head stylist at Dolls & Sailors
❤ I am a Mum of two boys and a wife of a bearded man
❤ Officially diagnosed ADHD as of March 2021 (at 30 years of age)
❤ I have 13 years experience in the hair industry
❤ If you are tattoo’d, you like plants/coffee/art and you’re not a shit person – you’re my kind of client and I want to play with your hair
❤ I love retro/vintage/rockabilly stuff

My philosophy:

My salon is a one-on-one service.

When I had my babies, I found it hard to take them to get my hair done. Lewis would constantly want to get out of the pram and Sonny just wanted to be on my boob THE WHOLE TIME. I always felt self conscious of taking them to crowded places. MY SPACE IS A SAFE SPACE TO BRING YOUR BABIES. I only work one-on-one, no clients in between to make us run late.

In saying that…pre-kids…man I’d be annoyed if people brought their kids into the salon. Like my clients are there to relax and not to listen to your kids. WHICH IS WHY my one-on-one service offer is also perfect for people who want to relax…if you don’t bring your kids…there will be no kids in the salon! Whaala…peace and quiet.

Working from home? Cool, come get your hair done and plug your laptop into my power sockets: no extra charge.

Clingy dog? New Puppy? Please bring them in. Like…please.

Don’t wanna talk to me? That’s totally cool. Just let me know you want to relax, I’ll turn the music up and we can both zone out and think about food and puppies while I listen and look over your shoulder at your tik tok feed. And I’ll give you some good hair.


I have always yearned for a space of my own. I am an alternative gal and I have found it hard to “fit in” to the normal stereotypes that surround industry. I wanted to create a space that I like to hang out in, with people I like to hang out with…doing a job that I am so freaking passionate about.

My parlour is an inclusive space for all humans. Inclusivity is essential.

We are a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ and neuro-divergent communities.
We do not tolerate any forms of verbal racism, bigotry or sexism (ie. you’ll be thrown out immediately).
My pricing is all non-gender specific, which means you will be charged for the time taken to do your hair, not the gender you identify with (or don’t).


Like…I don’t know if you know this we are currently amidst a global pandemic.

WHICH MEANS, no hugging, kissing, holding my hand, coughing, sneezing or breathing ok? Alright alright…just kidding kind of…but seriously I will be following government advice on social distancing (when I’m not touching your actual hair).

❤ One-on-one services only, please only bring family members who reside in your home (ie. children) unless you are an immediate carer for a person who is elderly or has special needs
❤ Your station will have a sanitiser pump to use at any time
❤ I repeat – you must refrain from kissing me
❤ I will be wiping down and sanitising all equipment between clients (including chairs, stations and anything you’ve breathed on or touched)
❤ I have the right to refuse service of anybody whom I deem to be too sick (sick AT ALL). If you claim it’s just allergies, I might still turn you away. Just stay the fork home if you’re sick
❤ I will waive my cancellation policy for this time, please cancel at any time if you are feeling unwell
❤ I will cancel/reschedule your appointment if I am sick in ANY way (even just a head cold)

If you have any questions about my practises, or wish for there to be extra methods in place please feel free to contact me at any time and I will be as accommodating as I can.



I have a few cute announcements on the way, but for now lets talk about the parlours newest addition (well…human addition), Hair by Sarah Emily.

Welcome Sarah to the Dolls & Sailors squad ❤

After 8 months in business, my books are looking busier than ever. I put the word out on Instagram to see if there were any cool cats interested in sharing my beautiful space and this cowgirl (Sarah, left) slid into my dms.

Sarah & I have known each other since 2014 when she began working at a salon in Brisbane’s Western Suburbs.

Specialising in blondes, balayage & micro-foiling, Sarah is a lover of all colour. Sarah will be operating out of the parlour five days a week, including Saturdays and a few lates.
Give this balayage queen a follow on her socials here.

Like me, Sarah will be operating her services one-on-one so our relaxing, inclusive space will be maintained.


As of March 2021 I have officially disabled my online booking to new clients.

I am only one gal with two hands, and I’ve recently found it increasingly hard to re-book my regular clientele, which is unfair to them. So I made the very difficult decision to limit my books to new clients.

NEVER FEAR – I will always have last minute cancellations and opportunities to book. If you are interested in direct dyes, bright/fun colours or coppers – please still swing me a message to be put on my waitlist so that you are the first to be contacted if a spot becomes available.

If you would still like to experience joy and hair happiness at the parlour, Sarah has open bookings to new clients. You can find everything there is to know about Sarah via her Instagram profile here.

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