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Where is the Best Hair Salon in Melbourne?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published August 22nd 2011
There are some fabulously stylish haircuts walking around Melbourne, and we figure that they must have had their hair cut somewhere. We want to know where. We're looking for Melbourne's best hair salons, because we want to put an end to stylists who don't understand the word 'trim', and to the colourists who use Taylor Momsen as their inspiration. We've got a few ideas as to where you can get a good styling, but if you've found a place where the cuts and colours are just divine, make sure you let us know about it.

Lure are a creative hairdressing salon in Fitzroy, and their main focus is to deliver great style in a fun environment. They'll find you a stylist based on whether you're looking for a feminine or masculine cut, or can completely restyle your do. These guys offer cheap cuts if all you need to do is touch up your fringe, and they also offer a 10% discount to students. They're fun and funky, but are they the best?

Fitzroy is a popular place because this is also where you'll find Cream Melbourne, who claim to be "innovative, fun and totally cool." They're about creating stylish cuts, and natural vibrant looking colours, but if it is something wild and out there that you're after they'll be able to do that too. Make sure you ask them about their $25 off promotion for first time clients. These two aren't the only Fitzroy salons, BIBA also have a Fitzroy salon but there are still others scattered all over Melbourne.

If you love BIBA then you've got over 10 locations to choose from when selecting your favourite spot. They are a creative lot with a focus on hair design. If you're in a bit of a rut then maybe BIBA is the place to go to help reinvent and rejuvenate your hair. Could their creative styles and BIBA hair academy be enough to have them named Melbourne's best hair salon?

Shibui are a hair salon that aren't focussed on creating tower tall looks from off the runway, but on creating a natural, simple, and subtle look that suits you best. They endeavour to create looks that will keep looking great day after day, not only after you've salon grade styling session. Are their low fuss looks what keep you coming back?

So spill your secrets, and let us know where you think we'll find Melbourne's best hair salon. We're open to horror stories too, whether it was that haircut that made you cry or the colour that just never looked right. Let us know what you look for in a good hair stylist, and which salon in Melbourne delivers this best.
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Susihairko, 194 Elgar Road, Box Hill South is the way to go!
By Azzie - reader
Wednesday, 24th of August @ 12:32 am
Rare Earth Hair, Prahran - They have friendly service, fantastic colourists and superb stylists. Have a look to see if you like it.
By Anonymous
Sunday, 29th of April @ 08:36 am
Phaedra in Carlton
By blomk - reader
Monday, 29th of August @ 02:18 am
The best hairdresser is D'Artanian Dior (what a name I must say) he's an award winning hairdresser in Victoria and in the Uk, I had my hair cut with him AMAZING! Attention to details and he takes time looking at your face shapes and he's honest, if it won't work it won't work he says to me. Not cheap but he's one of the best! Definately would recommend him to anyone. The Pink Lady :) x
By Anonymous
Monday, 8th of October @ 05:08 am
I went to shibui 2 weeks ago and liked it. They did a fantastic cut but my colour was a little darker than originally discussed. Staff were friendly and great. Overall, 7 out of 10
By Belinda - reader
Wednesday, 24th of August @ 11:51 am
Simrod on Carlisle St in Balaclava. Amazing service, fantastic colourists and stylists!
By katel3 - reader
Friday, 26th of August @ 11:20 am
I agree with The Pink Lady, D'Artanian is the BEST CUTTER out there in Melbourne! He's been looking after me for years, he always suggest something new every time I see him at Mieka Hairdressing Collingwood, I,totally definately recommend D'Artanian Dior to anyone :) (and yes what a name, he's fun and very friendly guy), from R.L
By Anonymous
Friday, 19th of October @ 08:55 pm
I just had a hair cut with D'Artanian Dior from Mieka Hairdressing in Collingwood, AMAZING!!! Wow!!!!! Funny guy :)) As a new client this guy REALLY KNOWS what he's talking about!!!! Can't recommend him enough to anyone - not cheap but definately worth it, go on try him! SP
By Anonymous
Saturday, 1st of December @ 06:54 am
Duesenberg - Balwyn
By Renatmat - reader
Thursday, 25th of August @ 03:40 am
I have been getting my hair cut (and coloured in previous years) by Julia who's now opened Respekt Your Hair right near Windsor station. She does fantastic cuts and truly stunning colours... and she's lovely to boot!
By jayra - reader
Tuesday, 30th of August @ 01:42 am
I would like to recommend Mieka hairdressing in Collingwood. I had D'Artanian cut my hair recently and I am loving the look of my hair, I have been to a lot of hairdressers, some are good and some weren't so good cutting curly hair. For some reason, just the way he cut my hair I am now managing it better the salon it self and staff are very friendly and bubbly! I felt very welcomed straight away, not like other salons I have been too, the music are too loud, hairdressers just talk alot amongst themselves. Go and try D'Artanian, he's Gasometer and very honest about what would work for your face and hair type! (Anne Bundoora)
By Anonymous
Sunday, 16th of December @ 08:12 am
Mary at Forecast, Royal Arcade off (Bourke Street) 9650 2944. Lovely person as well as a great hairdresser!
By sally - senior reviewer
Monday, 29th of August @ 11:09 pm
Foxy Vixen, Albert Park / Middle Park
By nicol98 - reader
Monday, 29th of August @ 02:05 am
B Noticed Hair Design, 107 High Street, Cranbourne, 3977. Absolutely fantastic. They specialise in hair extensions and colour and they are really well priced. 8/10
By fiona - reader
Monday, 29th of August @ 02:40 am
Ibiza hair Albert park. Michael is amazing. He did my foils and I love the blonde , oh and he cut my hair. Such a sweety
By Anonymous
Friday, 6th of January @ 08:40 am
I vote for Foxy Vixen in Albert Park.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 2nd of May @ 08:13 am
Susihairko in Wattle Park, Vic is fabulous. I've been going to Susi for 5 years now and have always been very happy with the results and the fair pricing. Susi keeps up with fashion trends and can do anything from conservative to way out. Love Susihairko, including her fair pricing.
By Anonymous
Sunday, 13th of May @ 01:41 am
Phaedra Hairdressing in Carlton. Ask for Andy!
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 3rd of July @ 11:06 am
Rokk ebony in Carlton! The total experience. Great hairdressers, been going there for a few months now. Hands down the best. My wife went to biba and wasn't happy with the service. A place that attracts Lewis Hamilton amongst others can't be bad can it? ;) plus the girl at the front desk is hot!
By brent - reader
Thursday, 5th of July @ 09:17 pm
david wieselmann at weiselmann salon in south yarra is fantastic. i've been getting my hair cut and coloured there for years and get loads compliments from close friends and strangers alike.
By kim - reader
Sunday, 15th of July @ 04:16 am
Cesare hands - cosmetology& tricology
Suite 705 , 220 Collins st Melbourne
0488 850850

Especially fabulous cutting colouring & styling if u have curly hair -
By franc40 - reader
Monday, 16th of July @ 05:19 am
hi , i have been going to Edward Beale in Carlton for over a year now and am really satisfied. Bri does my hair and when i style my hair at home it is really easy for me to do.
I would reccomend Edward Beale to everyone.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 18th of July @ 11:08 am
Lady Marmalade in Prahran, just off Chapel street.
Such a lovely bunch of creative girls and guys, who really know what they are talking about! LOVE my new hair!
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 1st of August @ 04:33 am
Petasimone Carlton North
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 21st of August @ 06:06 am
I've been going to Phaedra Hairdressing on Elgin St Carlton for a while now, i can highly recommend them!
By Anonymous
Sunday, 2nd of September @ 10:38 am
definitely ceasar's hands. I first read about this place froma forum review and has never looked back since. he combined science and his technique in designing your hair. check their website
By Anonymous
Thursday, 4th of October @ 12:44 am
By Anonymous
Sunday, 25th of November @ 11:37 am
I've been going to Respekt your Hair in Chapel Street Prahran for over 3 years and they are excellent for cuts and colour. They're music and coffee rocks.
By s_lea - reader
Friday, 28th of December @ 07:32 am
porsche annes hair and tarniet porsche is amazing at what she does.. i couldnt believe the attention to detail. her blow waves are amazing too .. no irons just hard work.. i would reccommend her to any one
By Anonymous
Monday, 31st of December @ 02:53 am
I get my hair cut at Rokk Ebony. I don't have my hair colored, but from observation, they do a good job. They have a few locations, South Melbourne is probably the easiest to get to from the CBD & that's the one I go to.

By Anonymous
Friday, 8th of February @ 06:57 am
VA Salon in Doncaster. They are a Wella salon. Amazing results - Just ask to look at their competition entries, very clever and beautiful stuff. Not too pricey either.
By Anonymous
Friday, 22nd of February @ 10:22 pm
Andy R he owns Phaedra. He also knows how to cut :)
By Anonymous
Monday, 25th of February @ 09:34 pm
The Best Hair Salon in Melbourne is Esprit Hair and Day Spa - Level 1, Flinders Lane, City. I have been to alot of hair salons in the past but this one i can't recommend enough. Apart from the most exquistite looking salon/day spa i have ever seen, the creative crew there are extremely talented and really respect their profession and clients. They are all good. They always do an amazing style, cut, colour etc.. for me. As it is also a Day Spa I usually get a treatment or massage when I am there so I always feel like a brand new woman every time I step out of this New York inspired salon. Amazing. I highly recommend it. Check out website.
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 27th of February @ 03:48 am
How do you choose a great salon? Environment, look?
By Anonymous
Tuesday, 5th of March @ 11:55 pm
looking for a good hairdresser ? i have hair extensions and i had my hair done by D'Artanian at Mieka in Collingwood. If you are looking for a REALLY GOOD hairdresser with experties in hair extensions he's your man, I have been seeing this guy several times now, and NONE of my Great Lengths Extensions came out!! AMAZING! Best one ever....good cutter too. JJ
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 20th of March @ 12:54 pm
Robbie Barker Hair in Toorak! He is Amazing but hard to get an Appointment with Carmen that been with him for year as his Colourist is an amazing know what shes doing! best fo her Blondes and Belyage work have been going there for years.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 21st of March @ 11:01 pm
Robbie barker Hair Is a Wow salon hard to get an appointment with Robbie or Konstantine but well worth the wait! Carmen that has also been there for years is an amazing colourist who does great blondes! friendly staff always on time!!!
By Anonymous
Thursday, 21st of March @ 11:05 pm
Hello,im looking to do foils in my hair,what salon would you suggest?good and not high in prices?
By Jess - reader
Saturday, 2nd of November @ 09:47 am
Shear Obsession 2 york Road, Mount Evelyn. Talented staff ,good old country service ,busiest Salon in the district.Amazing results.
By jeff - reader
Sunday, 2nd of August @ 02:45 am
Retreathair Salon in Doncaster East. Most talented Stylist in cutting.
By natva - reader
Tuesday, 18th of August @ 12:44 am
For me, it has to be A&J Hair Trendz in Southbank/South Melbourne. Anna is an absolute master when it comes to hair. Plus, her prices are very reasonable. VERY good at colouring/colour corrections and foils.
By Justin Booth - reader
Saturday, 1st of November @ 05:03 am
My younger daughter now 40 yrs has used a stylist called Marc One for years and I have also. I had at the best hair cut from him since having it cut and styled in France in my twenties at the very prestigious Vidal Sassoon. It al depends of course on you.
By saleh - reader
Monday, 25th of May @ 09:07 am

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