Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to change up that haircut with a new summer look. Worst-case scenario, you can always wear a baseball cap or bucket hat to cover it up if you don’t like it. Fear not, however, because we have shortlisted the best (and cheapest) haircuts around Melbourne. You can throw away that cap now, you definitely won’t be needing it after this.
For The Guys
Men + Co
Run by an incredibly experienced and trusted hairdresser, Toorak Road’s Meddlers, Men + Co is a hidden gem that you will never be able to live without again. With their haircut prices varying between $20 - $55, you’ll even be treated with an additional shoeshine, a drink and a barber that really listens to you. Don’t stress if you’re in a rush, the years of experience with these hairdressers have meant they’re time efficient while not sacrificing quality.
The Bearded Man
What’s in a name, hey? The Bearded Man is serving up all the goods for you with not only their expert haircut skills but also their care about your experience. Receive a complimentary Industry Beans coffee lift or an ice cold beer while you sit back and relax to the DJ set-up playing multiple artists from different genres. You’ll be getting haircuts every week with this deal, especially considering you can get it all for just $55.
Get the treatment of a prince at an affordable price down at Kings Domain. You can literally get the royal treatment at a reasonable price of $100, but if you’re looking for a simple clip ($25) or haircut ($55), then this place is definitely for you. Each cut here is done with precision, care and tailored to you. Kings Domain wants you to get the best experience possible with the greatest quality, so all their services include a hair and scalp consultation, as well as product recommendations. Kings Domain really does give you the royal treatment.
Dr Follicles Barber Shop
Dr Follicles Barber Shop will put you at ease with their relaxed and chilled environment (their cool beers may also help in this department). A massive contender for Fitzroy’s best barber, Dr Follicles is your go-to-guy for reasonably priced haircuts with great results.
Rockit Barber Shop
Located on Collins Street, Rockit Barber Shop mixes the old with the new. From modern styles, such as shaved designs and quiffs, as well as traditional styles like the cutthroat shave, Rockit Barber Shop will adjust the times to whatever style you want. With haircuts as low as $38 and styling as low as $40, all it takes for you to secure your appointment is scribbling your name on a blackboard (real old school). They also offer complimentary drinks while you wait, so suddenly the line doesn’t seem so grim.
With shops all around Melbourne’s CBD, you won’t be able to escape Alphabarbers. With trims and cuts from $20 and a cut and wash for only $40, you’ll be making yourself right at home here. With stores in Melbourne Central, Hardware Lane, Flinders Lane or Spring Street, there will always be room for you here.
For The Gals
The Hair Sity
You’ll never want to leave this beauty haven, with over 300 beauty styles and 385 treatments available, you’ll be swimming in choice. With fringe cuts from $10 and dry cuts at $45, you won’t be able to tell the difference between your cut to a $130 one. The Hair Sity promise to pay close attention to detail to ensure they fulfil all your every need.
Blush Cut & Style
You’ll go looking from zero to hero at Blush Cut & Style. You can get a wash, cut and dry, all for the sweet price of $41. Sounds almost too good to be true, but believe us when we say this is definitely worth your money. They also style hair for special occasions, so if you have a wedding or formal coming up then be sure to check out this place.
Multi-award winners, Biba Academy, is known for producing students with superior training by professionals. Get a salon service (wash, cut and dry-off) by academy students-turned-professionals for just $29. Have some extra money to splurge? Get an extra finish blow wave for just $12. Hello, supermodel.
Located in the heart of Melbourne, this is your go-to salon that’s easy on the wallet but spares no expense when it comes to quality. If you’re looking for a restyle (from $25) or a wash, cut and blow-dry (from $40), KIS Hair Salon has it all. KIS Hair prides itself on satisfying their customer's needs, so every experience is a personally tailored one. You’ll be treated like the queen you are here, guaranteed.
Cutting Kings Hair Salon
With more than a decades experience, Cutting Kings knows exactly what they’re doing. Quality service at affordable prices is their mantra, and they’re providing cuts and styling starting from just $25, so you’ll be able to save bank from this salon. Located on Sydney Road, this place is young, unique and unlike any other salon. Be sure to check out these haircutting kings.
Dollhouse Beauty Salon
With over 20 years of salon experience, this is one place you can completely trust with your hair. You’ll walk out of Dollhouse Beauty Salon looking like a model for just $28. They also offer other treatments, ranging from hair colouring to styling to facials. You might be saving money with getting a haircut here, but no one said anything about spending that saved money on other treat-yourself services.
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