A blow dry is a blow dry, we hear you say. WRONG! My friend, so, so wrong. Some leave you with a stronger love affair with your hair than others. The volume, the wave, the curl, the oomph from the roots… it’s an exact science, mastered only by the very best hairdressers in Melbourne? We’ve put out the call and we’ve spoken to all our friends with rich-girl hair to bring you our go-to guide for a banging blow dry in Melbourne.
St Kilda & Carlton
The crew at Biba really know what they’re doing when it comes to handling your tresses. With nearly 40 years in the biz under their belts, they can wield a round-brush like nobody’s business. We love the guys at the St Kilda and Carlton salons.
The good folk at Meddlers are your true all-round hair team. The team of gun hairdressers are ace at cuts and colour, but equally they’re easily one of our top picks to kick back, be pampered with a blow dry, and leave with the prettiest hair of all the girls in Melbourne. We can’t shout about them from the rooftop enough.
The team at Joey Scandizzo are no strangers to the perfect blow dry, but for that ultra-luxe look, ask for Hermiz. Actually, you’ll be safe with the whole team, but the man really knows how to make a make a gal feel red carpet ready with Melbourne’s best blow-out.
Finding its home in Curtain House, Human Salon is one of Melbourne’s best hairdressers in the CBD for that personal touch. Run by a Melbourne duo, one who trained in London’s cutting-edge Vidal Sasoon school, you’ll be in safe hands with this two talented dames. Their blow dries are second to none, and they’re friendly to boot.
Edwards and Co
Beloved Melbourne hair salon Edwards and Co has a loyal following and is frequented by some of our favourite Aussie celebs. They’re the team behind Lara Bingle and Zoe Foster Blake’s on-point lobs, and they’re just as good with the dryer as they are with the scissors. That’s reason enough for us to let them near our manes.
You’ll feel like you’re treating yourself just stepping in to The Do in St Kilda—with high, warehouse ceilings and uber cool vibes, you’re in for a treat before the hairdryer has even been whipped out. See Steph, she’s an angel who will fix all your hair (life?) woes faster than you can say GHD.
Sechoir Blowout Bar
You wouldn’t read about it, but one of the Mademoiselles at The Urban List HQ experienced her first (!!) blow dry recently, at none other than Sechoir Blowout Bar. And maaaan was she blown away. A total convert, I tell you. She was swishing her luscious locks for days. We have to admit she looked pretty special, so it’s thumbs-up all around for Sechoir Blow Bar.
Tremayne provides an ultra-plush, girly girl salon experience; it’s all chandeliers and crystal lights and shimmery curtains in this swish Toorak hairdressers. It’s the sort of salon you imagine Disney Princesses frequent. But it’s not all softly-softly—Tremayne’s blow dries fight hard for the top gong of best in the biz and they’re backed by a wealth of experience, including ex Ornate Salon talent.
If you’re a southsider and you’re tres crazy about your tresses, chances are you’ve heard of Conrad (formerly Conrad Mace). Part of Como Centre on Toorak Rd, you can book yourself into this Melbourne hair salon in the comforting knowledge your hair will leave looking the best it’s ever looked. Book us in.
Three Blind Mice
A Hawthorn hair salon started by three friends/stylists, Three Blind Mice is just the type of environment you want to be in if you’re there to relax. Providing an all-round service, if you’ve somewhere fancy-schmancy to be, the 3 Blind Mice will whip you in to shape in no time with a gorgeous blow dry. They do makeup too. Winning!
Telleish Hair Studio
You’ll find a young, fun and wildly enthusiastic team at Port Melbourne’s Telleish Hair Studio. They’re great at translating what you mean when you want flippy, full, or flicky hair. When you don’t even know what you mean, the Melbourne hairdressing gods at Telleish will nod wisely, get to work, and make you feel a million flipping bucks with their glorious blow dries.
The team at Anaka are constantly pushing the boundaries of their creativity and techniques. If your hair needs a bit tszuj (thats jooooj, darling) Anaka is a seriously schmick operation, and will have your roots rejuvenated and you hair sitting exactly where it’s told to in a blink of an eye.
UVA Salon can be found on Greville Street in the heart of Prahran and is a great all round salon. For a classic, long lasting blow dry that’d put Kate Middleton’s mane to shame, you’d be wise to stop in at UVA. With clients like Bec Judd, you know you’ll leave looking pretty flash.
You’d have to be living under a rock to not know that the Rokk Ebony team are wicked clever when it comes to hair styling, particularly the humble blow dry. They’re consistent, you hair will hold, and you’ll be trotting out of there feeling prettier than a prancing pony.
Fitzroy & CBD
With salons in Fitzroy, Malvern and the CBD, Unico Hair has well and truly mastered the art of the perfect blow dry. They’ve been making regular clients feel their tip-top best for over 15 years, with a fast and faultless blow dry. As an added bonus, Unico are an environmentally conscious bunch, producing their own range of plant-based hair care products.
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