Looking for a haircut with convenience? Luckily for you, it just so happens that some of Melbourne’s best salons come with an Inner City postcode. So, slide into your black cape, grab a magazine, sip on some tea (or Champagne, depending on your preference) and join us as we work our way through the best cuts, colours and blow-dries the city has to offer.
Heading Out is one of the best in the business – and they’ve got the shiny trophies to prove it. Run by a four-time Australian Hairdresser of the Year, you know you’re always in for world-class treatment(s) here. Whether you’re looking for free hand colouring, technical cutting or fancy hair extensions – they can do it all. And well.
6/95 Bourke Street, Melbourne
If you like your salons of the high-octane glamour, celebrity endorsed variety, then Edwards & Co is for you. Run by Jaye Edwards, one of Sydney’s most revered stylists, this chic hairdresser’s is considered the fashion set’s go-to for all things cut and colour. Housed in an exposed brick warehouse hidden down a city laneway – Edwards & Co is the place to see and be seen.
1/22 Punch Lane, Melbourne
Xiang Hair first set up shop in a small suburban salon back in 1989. Since then, it’s graduated to the city centre and has quickly built a name for itself as one of Melbourne’s best. Awarded the Australian Creative Colourist of the Year, these guys pride themselves on providing a salon experience that will make you feel as good as you look.
28 Albert Coates Lane, Melbourne
Locations don’t get much more auspicious than inside Melbourne’s iconic Manchester Unity Building, with its Gothic Art Deco façade and boutique interiors. Venture inside, and you’ll find the splendour of D’Artanian Dior hidden on the ninth level. A secret amongst those in the know, this leading salon is intimate, exclusive and highly expert. Come here for the kind of haircut that just might change your life.
901/220 Collins Street, Melbourne
Young, hip and effortlessly chic – Preen caters to the fashion set. And they’ll offer you the very same VIP treatment, with an added touch of warmth and hospitality. Lead by a visionary team of hair stylists, these guys use only the best products and style only the best cuts. All so you’ll be looking runway ready in no time.
267 Collins Street, Melbourne
Melbourne’s most renowned specialists in Asian hair, the buzz around Shine On all began by word of mouth. It soon got so loud, that the team expanded to a second inner city salon. And with good reason. Doing away with the pretension and stuffiness of their competitors, Shine On offers high end hair dressing at a reasonable price. It’s no wonder their following keeps on growing.
1/168 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
A proudly sustainable salon, Billie Jean proves that luxury and responsibility can indeed go hand in hand. They also offer some of the best haircuts in the city. Whether your crowning glory is long, short, curly or fine – their talented team of stylists know how to make you look (and feel) fabulous. Because you always deserve some ‘me’ time.
2 Rankins Lane, Melbourne