STUDIO8 - Look and feel amazing without costing the Earth.


At Studio8 we are passionate about hairdressing and we care about our environment.

We aim to make you look and feel amazing without costing the Earth.


Call (08) 8948 0400

4/29 Rossiter Street. 

Darwin, Northern Territory

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Our Beautiful Clients



I'm Karen Arkell, the owner operator of Studio8.

I'm passionate about quality services, exceptional products and care for my clients. 

We also care about our environment. We use Australian owned and made salon professional products that are animal test free containing no sulphates (SLS), parabens or petrochemicals. We also sell these products at the salon if you're looking for gifts or want to take something home for yourself.


Studio8 is a contemporary and modern salon.  The salon décor was inspired by the beautiful colours you see in the rocks and sand when walking along the Darwin foreshore. We have worked hard to create a salon ambience that is welcoming and comfortable to be in.

Studio8 is a family-friendly salon. We offer personalised cuts and colours to men and women, Keratin Smoothing Treatment, bridal and special occasion hairstyling so you look and feel amazing.

Our colours are CCT Clean Colour Technology. A unique ammonia free colour system using low chemical and mineral alternatives. Our colours achieve 100% white hair coverage, on trend blondes and gorgeous reds all the while maintaining your hair’s maximum health and shine. 

Our amazing products include: OLAPLEX, Original & Mineral, Everescents, Davroe, Silk, Trichovedic. Items are also available for purchase.


Want to purchase our environmentally friendly hair care products? 


Just come in and visit Karen and the team at Studio 8

4/29 Rossiter Street

Darwin, Northern Territory


Karen is also a Silk Oil of Morocco Consultant.  You can purchase products through her Industry Trade Professional account.


Feedback From Our Clients

I love going to get my hair done at Studio 8 with Karen, because I know she’ll listen to what I want. She’s also really clever at interpreting what I want when I can’t clearly describe it. She is creative with colour and gives great advice about hair care for me and each of my daughters. And to top it off, she uses non-toxic, organic products. A winning team! Thanks Karen for continuing to take the best of care with me and my children over the past 8+ years.
— Linda Emslie
Great service, fantastic hair cut and colour. It’s just like visiting a friend for a coffee and chat 😃 Karen does a fantastic job!
— Carolle Mac
I’m new in Darwin and while looking for a hairdresser, a friend recommended Studio 8. Before making an appointment, I searched the net for some information on the kind of products they were using. It was the description of quality natural products that drew me in and then I had this amazing haircut as well! I also find them reasonably priced. I’ve been going back since August this year and I walk out satisfied every time! Thank you for caring Karen!:-)
— Kalpana Chana
Wonderful styling and service. Environmentally better hair products, and a fabulous vegan friendly take home hair care product selection to choose from
— Jenni Steer