We’ve all been there: walking into a hair salon with high hopes and walking out with fragments of them, shattered in your hands. Sure, hair grows back - but unless you’re happy to spend the next six weeks with a paper bag over your head, a butchered haircut is kind of a big deal!
Moving to a new town can be difficult, as you need to start from scratch in the hair salon department. There are better ways to go about finding a suitable replacement than playing ‘eenie, meenie, miney, mo’ in the Yellow Pages. The best way to prevent an unwanted hair massacre is to ask around.
Reading online reviews is a great way to gain insight into the various personal experiences of fellow salon-goers. Word-of-mouth can also give you an accurate idea of who’s hot, or if you’re feeling energetic, go for a wander and see which salons are packed out, and which are prone to tumbleweeds and cricket sounds.
Or, you can save time and read on for our top five hair salons in Melbourne:
Tom Zappala’s unique approach to hairdressing will have you feeling pampered from the moment you step into his salon. You see, Tom works alone – in a salon hidden above the iconic Wabi Sabi restaurant on Smith Street – so when you’re in the chair, you get his undivided, expert attention.
Reviewers have raved about Tom’s specialist craftsmanship, great conversation, and awesome music choices – typically resulting in a five star rating. While prices are at the higher end of the spectrum, it appears that you get what you pay for - and then some!
This homely salon in Northcote specialises in hair extensions and dreadlocks, with the added benefit of using ammonia-free colours and 100% vegan shampoo. The team at Green Butterfly take the time to match a cut to your personal style as well as to the physical features of your hair.
Green Butterfly has a welcoming and relaxing vibe, complete with friendly and skilled hairdressers who produce wonderful results, according to reviews.
This Brunswick East hair studio has more than 30 years' industry experience, and owners Adrian and Belinda pride themselves on their creativity and customer focus. They offer cuts, colours and styles, as well as hair extensions and permanent straightening.
Reviews inform us that customers are satisfied with the lovely staff, who listen to their needs and are all too happy to offer advice. As well as enjoying the great atmosphere within the salon, reviewers have walked away ecstatic with their overall Delilah experience.
An award-winning salon located in Albert Park, Ibiza Hair is run by Michael Piastrino. Michael won IHS Hairdresser of the Year 2014, and together with his team has won over 50 national and international awards.
This elite salon has pampered many a celebrity – including Anthony Callea – and is committed to providing superior products and service to their clients.
Ibiza Hair has been described by reviewers as friendly, attentive and professional; some have gone so far as to say it’s Melbourne’s best salon.
Being experts in cosmetology and trichology, Ceasar’s Hands will dish up the perfect cut and colour for you, putting into practice their understanding of the science behind properly treating damaged hair to revive all its former glory. Ceasar's is located in the heart of Melbourne, only a short walk from Flinders Street station.
Reviewers are thrilled with the welcoming and professional service, the attention to detail, and the extensive consultation process that is in place to properly assess your hair prior to your appointment.
Of course, if it's hair removal that you're after then you already in the right place. My Skin Laser have three very clean and friendly hair removal salons located in Melbourne. Click here to learn more about our hair removal procedures and pricing.