Frazzled and frizzy-haired, I rushed around after work one day desperate to make an appointment to smooth my mattered locks. First stop, however, was the Prahran Market. Julia Hebaiter, in her article 'Prahran Market,' describes this as an essential 'must stop' for all food lovers and, well, I love food; especially after having skipped lunch. Once I purchased a few treats to tempt, it was only a hop, skip and a jump across Commercial Road to Rare Earth Hair for some pampering. I stumbled across this find during my lunchtime break and after my initial appointment at another hairdresser fell through. I kept my eyes peeled for an alternative and I found it.
The newly opened salon is well situated amid cafes and fashion outlets. Its boutique-style presence is instantly inviting and my casual walk-in experience can affirm their motto; better for your hair, better for your mind and better for the world you live in. I booked a blow-wave and what I received was a Rare Earth sensory journey which comprised of a thorough consultation, shampooing and conditioning as well as a choice of refreshments from the beverage menu. I chose green tea and there were almond nuts with dried apricot pieces on the side to keep me from getting peckish. This is great thinking by the owner. Much like going to the movies, having your hair done means the obligatory magazine read and something to nibble. It's therapy.
You will find the list of services and prices from Rare Earth Hair here. The prices are average but the service is far from average. I felt superbly cared for and you know that feeling you get when your hair looks top notch? I walked out with that feeling and paid no more than I would anywhere else. Furthermore, I felt completely de-stressed after a superb head, neck and shoulder massage given complimentary with the use of Aveda essential oils. If you're not already picking up the phone for an appointment then consider that new-comers are given a 10% discount voucher for a subsequent appointment. In actual fact I received at least three times worth of value than what was given in monetary terms. However, if Prahran is a little out of your way, Natasha Stewart in her article 'Where is the best hair salon in Melbourne?' offers other venues. Keep in mind though, that you can kill two birds with one stone in Prahran. Enjoy the exquisite locale, markets and shopping along Chapel Street. The personal and professional service Rare Earth Hair provided means I'll be going back.