City of Port Phillip has more to offer than chic boutiques, oceanfront views and fancy terraces. Indeed, this seaside borough is home to some of Melbourne’s most cutting-edge (pardon the pun) hair salons. So whether you’re looking for a classic style and colour or something a little edgier, join us as we visit Port Phillip’s most sought after hairdressers.
Much-loved local La Catalana has been a Middle Park institution for over twenty-five years, and for good reason. At this salon you’ll find more than just sleek hair styling – it’s the warm service and genuine hospitality that keeps regulars coming back for more. Plus, there’s not much owner Angie can’t do with a pair of scissors.
38 Armstrong Street, Middle Park
An eco-salon that places equal importance on beauty and protecting the world around us, The Do Salon reflects the spirit and flair of its St Kilda home. With an emphasis on innovative style, they use products from the world’s first professional organic hair colour, care and styling line that comes complete with cruelty free, biodynamic and fair trade ingredients.
171a Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Nestled amongst the charming cafés and boutiques of Albert Park, spacious, chandelier-lit Foxy Vixen specialises in everything from Keratin smoothing treatments to high-grade colour. Using luxe products from the likes of Kérastase and Evo, the team of expert stylists and colourists are guaranteed to know exactly what you’re looking for – even when you don’t.
105 Bridport Street, Albert Park
The award-winning, green accredited Forma Salon is modern, light-filled and firmly on trend. Specialising in balayage and blonde tones (forget brassy, they only trade in the likes of ashy, honey and sun-kissed here) this seaside salon specialises in making you feel incredible – offering measured, expert advice on the looks best suited to you and your lifestyle.
75a Glen Huntly Road, Elwood
St Kilda is a suburb with an impressive pedigree, and the same can be said for the storied Oscar Oscar Salons. Under the direction of celebrity hairdresser Oscar Cullinan, twice-awarded Australian Hairdresser of the Year, this luxurious salon has been serving up some of the best looks the country has seen for over twenty years. More than a cut – it’s an experience.
162 Acland Street, St Kilda
Catering to all hair types (and that means everyone – curly or straight, male or female), you’ll find the environmentally aware Hoxton Hair located in an impressive heritage building. As impressive as the fitout, is the service. Here, staff offer personalised advice to find the best style for your hair type, lifestyle, skin tone and face shape.
255 Coventry Street,South Melbourne
Port Melbourne’s award-winning Vogue Avenue Hair is inspired by the high-end salons of New York, with each cut, colour and style coming served with a glass of something sparkling. Lead by the inimitable Abby Hall, here the looks are fresh off the runway and fit for an A-lister. If you’re looking for a touch of glamour – this is the spot for you.
361 Bay Street, Port Melbourne