Phillip Di Palo
Creative Director

Growing up with his sister as inspiration and a love for fashion and Madonna, it was clear that Phillip would find himself somewhere within the creative industries. He joined the hair industry in 1998 and since then it has been his life’s passion.

In 2004, Phillip took his enthusiasm to London to further his career and creative abilities; there he had the opportunity to work with Charles Worthington as part of their Artistic Team. During this time, Phillip was part of the hair styling team for Fashion Week, working with designers such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. While in London, Phillip was also a part of the Style Awards and Top Shop fashion parades.

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Returning to Adelaide Phillip joined Colour Cosmetica and started working closely with the Creative Team, becoming heavily involved in educating the students at the school. 

In 2011, Phillip and his sister Rosemary, started their own business, Boy Toy Hair (now DiPALO HAIR), a busy salon that continues to grow. Philip has instilled a culture of commitment to learning, growth and passion into his team and works each day to reinvent and reinvigorate this exciting industry. He and his team are dedicated to creating glamour and confidence with their loyal and growing group of clients. 

With a dedication to enhancing his business, Phillip is committed to improving and developing his staff within a vibrant and expanding salon. Specializing in clean colour, colour correction and adroit styling through a precise and perfectionist attention to detail, Phillip will leave you with luscious, healthy and natural looking locks. 

“I believe in colour that looks fresh, alive and suits you down to the core. There is no such thing as THE perfect colour, but there is a perfect colour for YOU”. 

Hair is the ultimate accessory you can’t take off. 

Phillip’s successes:
2007 – State Winner – IHS Mens Image
2007 – National Finalist – HIS Mens Image
2007 – National Finalist – Goldwell Cut Colour Stylist
2008 – State Finalist – HIS Mens Image
2008 – Judges Recognition – Goldwell Mens Cut Colour
2013 – Judges Recognition – Hair Expo Colour Technician of the Year
2020 – National Finalist – Australian Hair Fashion Awards Creative Colourist of the Year (winners announce in April)
2020 – National Finalist – Australian Hair Fashion Awards SA/TAS HAirdresser of the Year (winners announce in April)

Rosemary Di Palo

It was Rosemary’s passion for people that drew her to the Hair Industry and it has kept her inspired and driven for over 25 years. 

She thrives on close personal relationships, and it is this that keeps her clients coming back. Her connection to her clients is one of warmth and heart. 

During her time in the industry, Rosemary had the opportunity to discover a passion for teaching she had not known she possessed. Her patience, vibrancy and intuition makes for a joyful and free flowing learning experience. 

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After working for around 20 years in the industry, building up a loyal customer base and solidifying a broad range of skills, Rosemary had the opportunity, alongside her brother Phillip, to start their own business, now known as DiPALO HAIR. Her effervescence is one of the driving forces behind the growth and success of the salon. 

Rosemary is all about exceeding the client’s expectations through a precise and honest consultation. Her knowledge and experience of the ins and outs of the trade will leave you with the perfect result. 

Rosemary’s stamina and dedication are inspirational. She is constantly elevating and energising her employees and works every day to build their skill base and confidence through a loving and supportive energy. She is the Heart and Soul of DiPALO HAIR. 

“It is not what you do for people that they remember, it is how you make them FEEL that leaves a lasting impression”. 


Shop 3 163-165 Magill Road Maylands 5069
08 8363 4119

Opening Hours
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 – 5:30
Wednesday 10 – 5.30
Thursday 10 – 9
Friday 8.30 – 5.30
Saturday 8 – 4

Free Customer Parking

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