They say if you give a woman the right shoes she can conquer the world. We say give her amazing hair too and she’ll conquer the universe. That’s why we’ve hunted down all the best salons in Melbourne with late night hours so you can go straight from working hard at the office to ‘working it’ in life.
Joey Scandizzo Salon
Always wanted TV-worthy hair? Look no further than award-winning stylist Joey Scandizzo and his team. This is where you go with a celebrity photo and a dream. They’ll transform your limp locks into something fashion forward. For the time-poor client they’re open until 9pm from Wednesday to Friday.
With locations scattered all over Melbourne and years of experience in superior haircare you can count on Biba salons to have your back whenever you need an evening trim. Get your weekend off to a stylish start with their Richmond, Emporium, Fitzroy and St Kilda salons open until 9pm Thursdays and Fridays. Looking for a mid-week pick-me-up? Head over to the Carlton salon, open until 9pm Wednesday-Thursday, Richmond until 7pm Tuesday or Emporium and St Kilda until 7pm Monday-Wednesday. But wait there’s more!
You get a set of steak knives! Their Carlton, Emporium and St Kilda salons can be booked online as well. Now that’s customer service.
In exciting news, Blo Bar has expanded their repertoire to include hair styling, makeup and beauty services, but we’re still obsessed with their blow dry’s. At only $50 for a Wash & Blo we reckon you might pick up a bit of a habit. Grab an appointment here on Wednesdays or Thursdays until 8pm and blow them away at your next big meeting.
Isika Day Spa
Some days call for nothing less than a full-blown pamper sesh, and we know exactly where you should go. Crown’s five-star Isika Day Spa has its own salon offering all the haircuts, colour and styling you’ll need. It’s on the pricier side, but we think you’re worth it. Disappear into Crown’s cocoon and emerge a gorgeous Isika butterfly from 8am-8pm daily.
Edwards and Co
One of Sydney’s best hairdressers has made the wise choice to set up shop in Melbourne, and we couldn’t be happier. Edwards and Co are all about eclectic freelancers with their own sense of style, from ‘Boho 70s’ to ‘Editorial Cover Girl’. Make an appointment after hours on Wednesdays until 9pm, Thursdays until 8pm or squeeze in a quickie Friday night until 6pm.
One of this salon’s proudest achievements is building up their clientele almost exclusively through word of mouth, which is how you know it’s the real deal. They’re open every Tuesday-Thursday until 9pm and Fridays until 8pm, so even if you’re crazy busy you can still find out what everyone’s been raving about. Take our word for it, this is the place to go for naturally flattering colour and cuts. You can book online here.
Smack bang in the heart of Malvern, Anaka salon has a rep as one of the best blonde colourists in Melbourne. Whether or not you are naturally fair-haired, you’ll leave with luscious locks and a five-star feeling. Using big name hair brands like Wella and Cloud Nine, Anaka’s signature style is is healthy hair that radiates natural beauty. Book yourself in until 9pm Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
This family-owned salon has held pride of place on Brunswick St for over 15 years. The familial vibes extend to the clients as well, with individual consultations to walk you through your style needs, plus some tips for at-home styling so you can look salon-perfect every day. Pop in for a visit until 8pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 9pm Thursday and 7pm on Fridays.
Another long-running salon favourite, UNICO Hair has been shaking up Melbourne’s hair scene for 15 years. They’ve even developed used pure plant ingredients and essential oils to develop their own range of haircare products, so you can replicate the UNICO experience outside its salon walls. With four locations in Melbourne to choose from, your late-night haircare is sorted. Check out Fitzroy, Degraves St and Kew East until 8pm Wednesday, all locations (including Little Collins) until 9pm Thursday and from 7.30-9pm Friday depending on the salon.
For The Guys:
Don’t worry fellas, we’ve got the goods for all your late-night hair and barbering needs too. From the above you should give Biba, Joey Scandizzo Salon, UNICO Hair or American Crew-certified Sogo Hair a try. Plus, here are a few men’s specialty spots.
If you ever decide to give up that treasured man-beard, make Kings Domain your go-to barbershop. They’ve embraced old-school décor on Toorak Rd, and you can book a haircut, shave and head massage until 8pm every night of the week.
Hidden away behind bustling Chapel St is a barbershop that’s a cut above the rest. Brother Wolf is the perfect man cave. A place where you’ll be greeted with a cold beer and a sharp trim and shave. Share a drink and a spruce up until 7pm weeknights.
A modern barber shop with the old-school feel has landed in the Eastern suburbs. Whether you’re seeking an edgier Melbourne cut or something classic-lined for your business ventures, Bossman Barbers are your one-stop shop for men’s grooming. Walk-ins only here until 7pm weeknights, with an extra special 9pm close thrown in for good measure on Wednesday nights.
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