A bobbed bowl cut, a shaggy pixie, a voluminous fringe or a bluntly sculpted lob: whatever you have in mind for your tresses, Melbourne’s stylists are on it. From the CBD to our most fashionable suburbs, Melburnians are all over a sleek look, and they’re also on top of their curly hair game.
In fact, if you stroll around our trendiest streets (or follow the #curlyhair hashtag on Instagram), you’ll see that curls are more than just a style: they’re an identity. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best salons in Melbourne that understand your texture and have the skills to deliver on all things curls, waves and coils.
1. Rhodes Hair & Spa
Swathed in Aveda aromas, this eastern suburbs salon has ‘curl love’ written all over it. Curls are encouraged to flourish here, with stylists like Melissa Pembrook bringing their own brand of magic to the ringlet set. She’s a master at precision dry cutting that caters to each individual curl, with clients – or ‘curlfriends’ as she calls them – describing their reshaped locks as a Renaissance painting.
2. Joey Scandizzo Salon
Tom Morley is quick to admit that his own strands are lacking in kinks and loops, but the Brighton-born, Australian-based hairdresser has made a name for himself catering to wavy and curly types at his South Melbourne salon. Known as The Curl Parlour, customers flock to his services and book in advance for the opportunity to sit down with Hermiz, who takes each client’s spirals seriously. Expect a planned, precise consultation that takes into account your lifestyle and future follicle plans before he gets started on the scissors. curly hair salon melbourne