Trialling a new hairdresser is a lot like getting on a suspiciously cheap flight—there’s always a possibly of permanent damage or disaster. If you’re planning on going under the knife (cough scissors), we’ve rounded up Melbourne’s favourite hairdressers: voted and verified by your fellow hair-y friends.
We wouldn’t want you chopped up any other way...
Neel Loves Curls | Fitzroy
Have you experienced blood curly-ing hair trauma? The straight and silky haired aren’t invited inside Fitzroy’s Neel Loves Curls, Melbourne’s dedicated curly ‘n wavy hair salon. With all products and hair-xpertise specialised for curly hair, this cheeky, colourful salon is perfect for those with untameable frizz.
Telleish Hair Studio | Port Melbourne
Crawl into Telleish Hair Studio with salty, post-swim, crusted hair and you’ll still walk out with colours better than Kimmy K. With a handpicked selection of experienced hairdressers, Telleish Hair Studio is a sleek Port Melbourne salon a split-end away from St Kilda beach.
La Boutique De Luxe Hair | Ivanhoe
Nestled on Ivanhoe’s main shopping strip, this sleek hair studio is creating big (blow) waves for their vibrant, seamless colour transformations and hair extensions. With expert colourists including an ombre specialist (bronde, here we come) and high-quality Ukrainian hair for extensions, it’s worth the trip north.
D'artanian Dior Hairdressing | CBD
Located in the heart of Melbourne city, D'artanian Dior Hairdressing is conveniently located for a quick sneaky blow out. On your hair, you dirty-minded skunk! Specialising in styling including hair up-dos, bridal hair and red carpet “session styling”, never fear—D'artanian Dior Hairdressing is here.
Cherry Bomb Hair | Collingwood
Cherry Bomb Hair is a bombshell of colour. Open brick walls, colourfully painted floors, contemporary art and enormous chandeliers greet you in this eclectic, charming space. You’re guaranteed to walk out like looking like a smoking bomb too, if Melbourne’s reader endorsement is anything to go by.
Mazen Bali Hairdressing | Maribyrnong
Who knew that Highpoint Shopping Centre housed one of the best hairdressers in Melbourne? Efficient, glossy, and with all the hair services you could possibly need to tame the monster, Mazen Bali Hairdressing is fuss-free hairdressing in Maribyrnong.
Rubi Hair | Windsor
Rubi Hair has bustling salons in Windsor, Malvern and Richmond. Apparently, our readers just can’t get enough! Offering affordable blow wave, colour and haircut options, Rubi Hair also offers brow and eyelash treatments for a full range of services.
Rhodes Hair and Spa | Hawthorn
Experience luxury at this spa-slash-hair salon in Hawthorn. Offering spa treatments, eyelash treatments, and a full list of hair removal options, Rhodes Hair and Spa is the ideal pampering excursion for any gal that needs some well-deserved T-out.
BABAR Hair | Carlton North
Proudly unpretentious and laidback, BABAR Hair offers a full range of cut, colour and styling options. There’s also a salon cat, so like, we think the decision for a Saturday morning appointment has already been made for you.
Nylon Hair | Ripponlea
A leading salon in hair styling and colour-matching, Nylon Hair is a stress-free local pit stop if you’re thinking about (yet another) drastic hair change. Skip the poor colour choices and uneven bobs this time.
Need more hair-y options? In desperate need of "just a trim"? Check out our Directory to find your closest local hairdresser! And make sure you vote in our next Reader's Choice - Who has the best coffee in Melbourne?
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