Like finding a decent salon in any big city, finding the best hair salon in Melbourne can be tricky, as the city is literally bursting with salons at every street corner.
So, instead of scouring Yelp for all the salon reviews you can possibly find, we’re making the process a lot simpler for you by rounding up ten different salons fit for beauty purposes of all kinds, whether it’s bold fantasy colours, natural balayage looks, basic trims, and sharp chops.
From Trendy Windsor to Edgy Fitzroy, below are ten must-see salons for any Melbournian to investigate stat.
Rubi Hair’s professional team of stylists are always ready to tackle any colour transformation you throw their way, whether it’s dreamy pastel hues, or bright blonde colour.
But no matter what colour look you choose, client reviews suggest that stylists always maintain the integrity of hair health while colouring or bleaching, meaning breakage will definitely be at a minimum during your service.
Great for blow waves, hair cuts, and striking hair colour looks, this top Melbourne hair salon based in Prahran thrives on professionalism, years of experience, and attention to detail.
Highly trained stylists and colourists also provide services on all hair textures, including long, frizzy, and deeply curly types.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of Brunswick street, whenever you visit this oasis of a salon, which keeps an abundance of refreshments (complementary wine, beer, and Aperol Spritz cocktails), plants, and great lighting on hand.
And while cuts and a range of treatments are on the service menu, the salon’s balayage colouring services are definitely worth looking into, as guest reviews suggest that the all balayage colour looks are dimensional and full of natural shine.
Preserving hair health is a top priority of this ‘Paris’ end of Collins Street salon, meaning the many highly trained staff members are equipped to perform a range of services on every hair type and texture.
In addition to wash and blow waves, the balayage colour administered at the salon is another highlight, as guest reviews reflect that all balayage highlights appear healthy and natural, with just the right amount of pop.
Melbournites, with a passion for all things clean beauty, will want to make a trip to this Elgin Street salon, as it skips out on the harsh chemicals and additives (ammonia, PPD, PTD, etc.) linked to most salon products and services.
In addition to unique salon services, health-conscious guests will also enjoy the salon’s menu, which offers everything from organic hand-made chocolates to bio-fermented beauty shots.
If you are looking to refresh your highlights, or get a few inches chopped off quickly, know that it’s fairly easy to make appointments at this high-end Melbourne salon, as guest reviews reflect that appointments can be made relatively quickly, even on short notice.
Guest reviews also suggest that all stylists at this salon are meticulous, courteous, and highly-skilled, making this the salon to visit if you need a quick colour refresher, a fresh cut, or a fun twist on your signature balayage look.
Whether it’s specialised blow style waves, hair extensions, or blunt chops, this sleek and sophisticated salon offers a range of professional services to all guests.
At the same time, customer service is also a high point of this Albert Park salon, as guest reviews reflect that staff go above and beyond to ensure guests are comfortable.
Great for colouring services and creative cuts alike, guest reviews always celebrate the fantastic attention to detail provided by all staff members of this salon, making it the spot for blunt chops and detailed colouring techniques.
Don’t let it’s stylish decor fool you: Daniel Choi and his professionally trained staff at Victoria Street’s (Carlton) No210 are more than capable of addressing all of your colour needs, as guest reviews suggest that both the balayage and fantasy colour services provided are absolutely exceptional, making it the salon to see if you are looking to try bolder colours this autumn.
Spearheaded by professional hairdresser Sofia Basile, this Brunswick Street salon offers top-notch customer service, an extensive range of services (ranging from men’s cuts to colour correction), and charming boutique decor for all guests to enjoy.
The salon also uses their own natural product line during salon services, which are made without additives or chemicals found in most hair care products.