The best Melbourne beauty salons: Your skin, hair and lashes sorted
While summer is fast approaching in London, in Melbourne, temperatures are dipping. The season’s changing and it’s time to freshen up your beauty look.
The needs of our skin, hair and nail change, and it’s a time when – regardless of which season you’re going into – girls love to freshen up their image.
Whether for you that’s a warm slick of balayage, a darker shade of gel polish or some any-weather lash extensions, we’ve rounded up the best Melbourne beauty salons and hairdressers to get you looking gorgeous for FW18 – with a little help from Honee.
Honee.com.au lets you book, cancel, change, review and search more than 200,000 beauty, health and wellness services – so you can book your hair, nails, facial and lashes all in one place. It’s a new online marketplace that’s fast becoming the ‘Zomato for the beauty industry’!
Brows and Lashes
Richmond and Prahran
This specialty lash and brow salon creates all kinds of brow and lash looks including microblading, tinting and lash lifts, as well as totally customised, weightless and damage-free lash extensions to a heap of happy clients – and I’m super happy to join the club.
Expert therapist Kiran gave me the most incredible Bold Brows (threading, shaping, waxing, trimming) while lash queen Azel gently applied a medium set of Russian volume C-curl lashes (cat eye shape) while I napped.
I came in mousey with no makeup on… and left 2 hours later, ready to take on the day or to hit the town for a night out! Just how friendly and warm Jess and the girls were was an awesome bonus.
Skin and Beauty Clinic
Take Off is one of the best Melbourne beauty salons, especially for skin services. Based on Errol Street, it offers skin-needling, cosmeceutical facials and medical grade peels, as well as IPL hair reduction, waxing, spray tanning and more.
Skilled and experienced aestheticians help illuminate your complexion in-salon, and the salon also has a selection of quality retail products including Apsect and O Cosmedics on sale for at home use to help you keep your look for longer.
Located in Russell Place, Nailist by Seepair is a socially conscious studio that uses only the most high-quality nail care products.
Seepair and her team of creative artists offer a full menu of artistic, original and on-trend professional nail services, including freehand gel application and the latest in lacquers and polish with hundreds of colour options.
Fitzroy, CBD. Camberwell and Balwyn North
They’ve won Hairdresser of the Year for a reason; Heading Out Hair & Beauty is one of the most successful salons in Australia, due to the vision of owner Anthony Martino, creative direction of Caterina Di Biase and the very best specialists in freehand colouring, technical cutting, and styling. Each salon also offers Hair Extension services, Event Styling, as well as premium Wedding Packages.
I had a brilliant experience when I went in to the Fitzroy branch recently – and weeks later my hair still looks amazing. Colour wizard Zoe used Schwarzkopf Professional colour for root-free balayage while Helen refreshed by haircut.
At Heading Out salons, you get your colour done round a giant coffee table covered in magazines and gorgeous vases of flowers – so you don’t have to stare at yourself with foils in in the mirror (much appreciated).
Plus, if the beauty therapist Preet isn’t busy with clients she paints your nails for free – so nice!
Aussies love to holiday on the Gold Coast, and if you find yourself on Cooly or Surfer’s Paradise to catch some warmth and sunshine this winter where it’s still hot, make sure you head to Esteem MediSpa for the best treatment to freshen up your skin post-party (also available in Brisbane).
The experts at all branches, including the Coolangatta Main Beach clinic at Marina Mirage shopping centre, offer microdermabrasion to combat wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, and tired skin – perfect for those post-summer months.
I recommend opting for the deluxe micro for face, neck & dec for the best results.
This amazing treatment is non-invasive and so pleasantly exfoliating, helping circulation and encouraging new skin cells to grow for a brighter, smoother and more youthful looking face. Perfect!
Love Deni xxx