Beauty salons today have sprung up as a response to the growing list of clientele who, even with the recession blues, spend a quite lot of bucks on beauty treatments. Laid-back massage, makeup, hair and other beauty services have become a need more than a trend now. The great environmental changes, hectic schedules and stressful life had made a wide impact on both mental as well as physical health of the individual. With the advancement in technology today, several beauty services are aimed to improve a person’s overall health and appearance.
Today, every individual wish to experience different beauty services, including massage, foot and hand treatments, skincare solutions, cosmetic applications, hair colours, and solutions. However, getting any of the treatment the effective and safe way is only possible if it is taken from professional hands or a beauty salon.
Finding the right beauty and hair salon can be difficult. It can be tough to know the quality of service you will receive unless you test the different salons in your city. You can save time and money when considering certain factors when choosing the right beauty and hair salon for your makeover. To help you decide which salon best suits your needs, we suggest starting with our favourite salons in Yarra Valley, Melbourne.
Table of Contents
- 1 Melbourne’s Ultimate List of Best Salons
- 2 Rave Hair & beauty
- 3 The Valley Beauty Spot Salon
- 4 Spencer & Co Salon
- 5 Reveal Hair & Makeup Salon
- 6 Mobile Hairdressers Melbourne
- 7 Saint Rose Salon
- 8 Shikarnya Hair & Beauty Salon
- 9 SALON H
- 10 Akora Hair Salon
- 11 Linea Of The Yarra Valley Salon
- 12 Frankie Salon
- 13 What makes a great salon?
Melbourne’s Ultimate List of Best Salons
Rave Hair & beauty
Rave Hair & beauty services every individual to the highest standard, in a warm & personal environment.
For over 10 years, Rave Hair & beauty has been known for its professional service.
Our experienced staff specialise in all types of hair & beauty services and hold qualifications in hair up for those formal & special occasions.
At Rave Hair & Beauty, we are committed to the ongoing training of our staff to ensure you receive the highest possible level of hairdressing.
Rave Hair & beauty consistently provide a salon experience to remember by integrating technical hairdressing skills with amazing customer service standards.
Our experienced staff specialise in all aspects of hair and beauty, including master training in hair up styling, vintage looks & makeup. For appointments or a free consultation, call 9758 8076
Our stylists have the technical knowledge and experience to create the look and style you want that fits your lifestyle, image and hair-type. At Rave hair and beauty, we like to make everybody feel special! A full range of cutting and styling services is available for women, men and children.
We offer a range of luxurious in-salon conditioning treatments that are customised to the individual needs of each client. Whatever the condition of your hair, we have treatments to regenerate, balance and strengthen, leaving it soft, smooth and manageable.
We cater for all forms of waxing services in our beauty salon, including men’s chest/back & legs.
Our skilled team will personalise your hair colour to enhance your individual style. Whether it is the latest styles, trends and application techniques you would like or a soft natural look, we work from a wide-ranging colour palette to produce the exact colour to satisfy your individual taste and requests.
Our stylists can create a style that is as unique as you are, from cool blondes, warm chocolates, rich reds and everything in between. The amazing team at Rave hair and beauty has a reputation as a renowned colour salon.
Our stylists can create a unique and gorgeous look for your upcoming event. From elegant, formal looks to contemporary and sleek runway styles, your stylist will be happy to consult on an appropriate style for you. Rave is the first stop for your consultation for your special occasion. Packages are available for a spray tan, hair up style & makeup.
We provide a ladies make up service for all sorts of formal events.
The Valley Beauty Spot Salon
(03) 5964 3339
The Valley Beauty Spot brings natural and country living vibes right into the midst of our Yarra Valley, with a relaxing and insightful one of a kind salon experience our guests love every visit.
Opening our doors in central Woori Yallock in 2019, Valley Beauty Spot is the vision of our Owner/Director Sian, bought to life. The process of designing this beautiful space curated from years of research, design and Sian’s relaxed country spirit.
The Valley Beauty Spot bring natural and country living vibes right into the midst of our Yarra Valley, with a relaxing and insightful one of a kind salon experience our guests love every visit.
Opening our doors in central Woori Yallock in 2019, Valley Beauty Spot is the vision of our Owner/Director Sian, bought to life. The process of designing this beautiful space curated from years of research, design and Sian’s relaxed country spirit.
Our team is carefully chosen to uphold Valley Beauty Spot’s important role in our community and to our guests. At The Valley Beauty Spot, we continue to create an atmosphere that our guests love spending their time with us in. We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity and knowledge, with our positive and confident mindsets.
At The Valley Beauty Spot, we are strong believers in a sustainable future. We will only ever stock Cruelty-Free products and items, with a large amount of our resources being environmentally friendly, made of natural products and supporting Australian Made & Owned companies.
Specialising in Balayage, Blondes and Brunettes, Valley Beauty Spot offers a range of services to suit every guest’s needs. Our team of stylists offer all colour services, cutting, express styling and keratin services.
Spencer & Co Salon
(03) 8685 8687
At Spencer & Co, we are dedicated to delivering bespoke 5-star services. Our team are carefully selected to ensure you get nothing but the best service available in the hair and beauty industry today.
We value personal growth and excellence. We train to be the best, and with a passion for success, we strive to excel in the industry.
We hold ourselves accountable to meet our client’s expectations, and by honouring this commitment with our luxurious quality of service and finesse, we aspire to make each client feel beautiful and leave as an ambassador of Spencer & Co.
Reveal Hair & Makeup Salon
Welcome to Reveal Hair & Makeup
Mobile Hair and Makeup that comes to you.
Experienced Stylists – Mobile Service – Competitive Pricing
Greater Melbourne – Yarra Valley – Dandenong Ranges – and Surrounds
A little about us…
Established in 2004, we are a team of hairstylists and makeup artists committed to not only making sure your hair and makeup are amazing but providing our clients with the best experience possible.
Meet our Hair & Makeup Team
Kylie Osborne – Principle – Hair & Makeup
Kylie established Reveal: Hair & Makeup in 2004. Kylie is a makeup artist (Elly Lukas College) and hairstylist (Swinburne), specialising in formal and up styles. Our goal is always to provide the best hair and makeup experience possible.
Jess Comben – Hair & Makeup
Jess is a qualified hairdresser and has also completed certificate IV in theatrical makeup (Swinburne) and is a qualified hairdresser. Beyond working with Reveal, Jess also offers mobile hairdressing services.
Jessie Zeug – Hair & Makeup
Jessie completed her diploma in beauty therapy at box hill institute in 2013 and has worked as a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist since. Jessie is a frequent traveller ensuring she keeps up to date with the latest trends in hair and makeup.
Jess Gore – Hair & Makeup
Jess is a qualified hairdresser and has completed a further study on hair extensions and hair-up training through Schwarzkopf. As well as working in-salon, Jess also offers mobile hairdressing services. Jess is also a qualified makeup artist (Holmsglen).
Amy Novitski – Makeup Artist
Amy is a freelance makeup artist. Amy has completed her Certificate III in beauty therapy and a Diploma in Specialist Makeup.
Alyssa Dowling – Makeup Artist
Ally is a Beauty Therapist and Make-up Artist. Alyssa completed a Diploma of Beauty Therapy at Victoria University and has worked in numerous Day Spa’s around Victoria.
Teresa Salafranca – Hair & Makeup
Teresa has a diploma in specialise makeup, Cert III & IV in Hairdressing. With years of experience in the field from runway to print and bridal, specialising in both natural/traditional to more extravagant! Teresa received the NMIT 1st & 2nd place award and people’s choice hair styling Comp and has been published in many international magazines, running teams as a creative director.
Belle Campbell – Makeup Artist
Belle is a freelance makeup artist (Holmsglen) with love for fresh and understated bridal makeup.
Why choose us for your hair & makeup?
There are so many hair and makeup artists out there, so why would you choose us?
1 – Customer Service
It sounds boring, doesn’t it, but when you are planning a wedding knowing that the people making you beautiful are always available for a chat or some advice is important. I’m sure you’ve already emailed heaps of suppliers seeking quotes, and a lot of them didn’t even get back to you, right? We do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.
2 – No Hidden Extras
We provide as close to set prices as possible, and you’ll always know the full costs before we arrive. The only additional cost we have is parking, and we’ll chat with you about this before the big day.
3 – No minimum or maximum numbers
We can cater for a booking of just one person or enormous groups.
4 – Back up staff in the case of an emergency
We all know family emergencies happen or an illness can hit at any time; however, with our team, we always try and offer a back up if something unforeseen was to occur so you can rest assured we’ll do our utmost to ensure you have a stylist on the day.
5 – Experience
There are so many hair and makeup experts out there, and most of them do a beautiful job, but working with a bride on the big day is more than just hair and makeup. Being on time, reading the mood of the clients, managing nerves and family politics, working in partnership with other vendors to ensure our clients are ready when they need to be – it all takes practice, and we have that in abundance!
Mobile Hairdressers Melbourne
422 327 177
Mobile Hairdressers is Australia’s Most trusted Site to find Mobile Hairdressers & Makeup Artists in your area.
Our Professional Wedding Hairdressers and Makeup Artists are highly experienced with weddings and offer complete mobile wedding hairstylists and Mobile Makeup Artist service direct to you, providing a friendly, relaxing experience that will be on time and budget for your special day.
Our Mobile Hair Salon Services in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide & Brisbane Are
- Blonde Foils
- Hair Stylist
- Wedding Hairdresser
- Hair Cuts
- Hair Colours
- Hair Treatments
And many many more, you can submit an enquiry online to get our mobile hairdressers’ price list or give us a call to discuss your hair care requirements.
Once you submit an inquiry, one of our expert hairdressers will contact you directly to discuss your hair requirements, give you professional advice and consultation. A mobile hairdressing price list is not more expensive than a regular hair salon; we quote solely based on what needs to be done for your hair and will not charge extra for travel.
Want to know more about how we service Australia-wide?
As you know, we are the largest provider of qualified hairdressers, makeup artists & spray tanners in Australia. We specialise in weddings, formal occasions and everyday hair and makeup services.
From new haircuts, up styles, long hairstyles, curls and makeup, we do all. Have a haircut on your lunch break or at your home; we’ll travel to you at no extra cost. Flexible Appointments, Whenever and Wherever You can book a time which suits your busy schedule, even for the most desired times: before and after hours. We offer flexible and short notice appointments with minimum wait time.
Bridal Hair Styling Services – Best Wedding Stylists
Look elegant and absolute best on your special day with a gorgeous hairstyle and makeup done
by Mobile Hairdressers. Our stylists have years of experience in bridal hairstyling and design.
Need a Mobile Hairdresser anywhere in Australia?
Mobile Hairdressers provide services around Australia, including all the major cities and metropolitan areas.
Our service areas include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth.
MOBILE HAIRDRESSER MELBOURNE
Need a mobile hairdresser based in Melbourne? Look no further! Mobile Hairdressers offer Melbourne’s best hairstyling, makeup and spray tanning services. Our Melbourne hairdressers will provide you a salon-like experience in the comfort of your home. Please send us an enquiry to make a booking for Mobile Hairdresser Melbourne.
MOBILE HAIR SALON
In addition to hairstyling and makeup, we also provide general hairdressing needs through our mobile hair salon provides home hairdressing services in the following for perms, hair cutting, hair treatments, blonde foils, hair colouring, all in the comfort of your own home.
Saint Rose Salon
03 9874 4854
We are a hair salon that works with women to achieve beautiful colour results without compromising the integrity of their hair… so they can feel empowered and confident of turning heads … for all the right reasons.
Our Dedicated, Passionate And Professional Team Will Help Create the Perfect Colour And Style Custom To You. We Specialise In Balayage And Blondes And Use Only The Best Hair Colour & Products We Recommend Olaplex To Give You The Perfect Result Without Compromising Your Locks.
Every service includes a thorough consultation, and together we will choose a style and colour that compliments your face shape, skin tone, personality and maintenance regime.
Prices are used only as a guide as stylist experience, thickness, length, and application vary.
Established In 2020 & Located In Nunawading, Saint Rose Salon Is A Place To Unwind, To Inspire And To Connect. Saint Rose Is A Modern Light Filled Boutique Salon With A Relaxed Atmosphere. We Focus On Making Effortless Hair Easy For Real People, By Real People.
Saint rose salon is a proud member of sustainable salons Australia, together we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and achieve our goal of zero waste in the salon. We recycle everything from colour tubes, chemical waste, foil & even your hair!
Shikarnya Hair & Beauty Salon
03 9763 6126
Offers you a sensationally relaxed environment where you can enjoy innovative cuts, colours, styles and pampering, to suit your every haircare need and desires.
Located in the South Eastern Suburbs of Knoxfield, our highly trained and professional team is dedicated to bringing you the ultimate in total hair care services for both men and women; we guarantee you that you will be asking yourself, “why didn’t I come here before”?
But it is not just haircuts we deliver, it is also hair extensions, hair colouring, hair treatments, high lights, tinting, perms, makeup, bridal packages, tanning, waxing, nails, and we can even help you gain some wicked looking dreadlocks, so come in and check us out today.
0435 929 319
At SALON H, our clients can expect a complete hair care plan from the minute they walk through the door!
Qualified in both hair and makeup, Haniff has gained international experience.
SALON H is a new hair and beauty concept combining luxury and quality with innovation and an urban feel in the heart of Noble Park
Our services include a luxurious shampoo and conditioner, a brief relaxing massage, consultation and complimentary refreshments of your choice.
HAIR SALON – NOBLE PARK | MELBOURNE
Qualified in both hair and makeup, Haniff has gained international experience from working at top salons in Stockholm, Melbourne, Budapest, and Kuala Lumpur, consistently updating his hairdressing skills by staying on top of the latest beauty and fashion trends.
SALON H is a new hair and beauty concept and experience combining luxury and quality with innovation and an urban feel in the heart of Noble Park. At SALON H, our clients can expect a complete hair care plan from the minute they walk through the door.
We use and recommend DAVINES products for all hair needs. All services include a luxurious shampoo and conditioner, a brief relaxing massage, consultation and complimentary refreshments of your choice.
Go wild, go glam, be smooth, be smart. Love your hair. It’s who you are!
So break out and try our personalised services at Salon H by Haniff – the new must – go – to a salon in town!
Akora Hair Salon
03 9725 2224
“‘The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” Coco Chanel
Akora Hair Salon consists of a group of friends who love to create hairstyles that are wearable, fashionable and bring out the unique beauty in our guests.
Our mission is to help our guests to discover that “‘Beauty is Individual” by providing them dedicated, inspired and expert professionals, the highest quality product and high-end luxury service.
We invite you to experience the latest precision cutting and personalisation techniques, along with innovative and versatile colour work. And most importantly, to leave you feeling relaxed and beautiful!
Akora offers you the salon experience that we all dream about, from a warm welcome to the best products to ensuring that they listen to what you want. That is what it is all about. Ensuring your hair is as you imagined…but better.
Vision and drive meant that success was inevitable for Akora. Kara had a dream of starting her salon, and in 2012, it became a reality when hard work and dedication and perhaps a bit of faith lead to the doors or Akora opening and becoming a haven for so many.
The vision for Akora is to ensure that all clients walk out feeling amazing. That smile when your hair is complete the way you imagined is the reason the small but close team at Akora do this. Their dedication to ensuring every client is happy is enough to make you feel welcome in this tranquil salon which has been newly renovated to complete this relaxed and wonderful experience. Attention to detail and fresh coffee also helps.
From the moment you make your appointment to sitting in those comfortable chairs to the most amazing head massage, the team at Akora are there to ensure you feel special from the beginning, and your experiences at Akora will not end. Just one visit, and you will be hooked.
The staff at Akora all have a common goal…your happiness.
Linea Of The Yarra Valley Salon
03 9735 3388
THE YARRA VALLEY’S LARGEST HAIR SALON
Linea Of The Yarra Valley takes excellence with hair to the next level. Think sophisticated styles & colours and quality cuts; provided by hair professionals with an unrivalled passion for their craft. The mantra of quality further extends to our product offering, using only the finest salon brand products like Wella Professional, Pravana Vivids & Sebastian.
Salon owner Sarah Roberts has dedicated 20 years of her life to the pursuit of hair perfection and been with the Linea Group for 14 years. She is the leading professional in the region.
Linea’s mission is in raising the standard of hair salons. Their approach to staff training, product selection and salon operations has resulted in Linea Of The Yarra Valley being the go-to place for hair in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for a number of years.
Linea of the Yarra Valley is central for clients living in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, including Healesville, Lilydale, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Mooroolbark, Mt Evelyn, Montrose and surrounding areas.
WE ARE A SUSTAINABLE SALON
Sustainable Salons is a social enterprise that rescues up to 95% of salon resources from landfill and finds repurposing solutions that benefit our planet, all while supporting the community!
03 9191 5995
Tucked away under the iconic Jaques building on the newly established Dyer st, Frankie launched its flagship salon. Architecturally designed by celebrity architect Joanne Green, this New York loft-inspired salon is one of a kind. From the moment you walk in, the interior speaks for itself. Light, bright and with incredible attention to detail, you won’t ever want to leave. It all begins with the consultation! We take time to sit down, listen and develop your unique hair journey. Once comfortable, you’ll be accompanied through to our private, mood-lit, aroma filled relaxation bar. Here you will experience Aveda at it’s finest; this naturally derived, the plant-based product will have your hair feeling reborn. We’ve hand-selected Melbourne’s best stylists to guarantee a five-star salon experience. Frankie has crowned the highest-reviewed salon in Melbourne within the first year with over 200 five star experiences. You’ve now found your forever salon, and we can’t wait to meet you.
We’re super proud to be a Sustainable Salon! Since March 2019, we’ve recycled 128kg of paper, 93kg of metals, 27 L of excess chemicals, donated 19kg of hair towards charitable wigs and helped provide 95,200 meals to those in need. Together we’re minimising our footprint and changing lives.
What makes a great salon?
Salons that are popular and successful often have certain things in common. In part, it is through the recruiting of good employees and keeping up with the latest popular hairstyles and trends. However, it may also include keeping both clients and employees happy to reduce turnover.
Because there is a lot of competition among salons, standing out among the crowd is how a salon rises to the top. Your cosmetology license got you into the profession you love, and continuing education courses can help you reach that pinnacle of success.
Successful salon Owner
As a salon owner, you must juggle personal life, clients, employees, finances, and more. Being organised helps you focus on the task at hand and still have time for some fun. Find a system to keep you and your staff in order and stick with it.
Drive, being a self-starter – whatever you call it, it’s a must for successful salon owners. The important thing to remember is it’s not a finite thing. Increase it through simple everyday things like completing your to-do lists. By completing smaller tasks, you start to build momentum to conquer bigger tasks and challenges throughout the day.
Telling your family and friends you’re opening a salon is a big step in your entrepreneurial journey. Whether the advice they’ll inevitably give is positive or negative, have a clear vision of what you want from your business and how to get there. Be open while remaining true to yourself and your vision.
Thirst For Knowledge
Ask any small business owner how they spend their day, their answer would most likely sound exhausting. As an owner, you’re responsible for every aspect of the business – HR, finance, guest services, marketing, management, and sales are just a few of the areas you will need to be knowledgeable about. Being a lifelong learner prepares you to wear all of these hats, and not always at the same time. Understanding the interconnected nature of your business is what will make your salon a lasting success.
Confidence will help you to “bring it all together.” Being confident is more than just being sure of yourself. Confidence comes from knowing you’re prepared, you’ve done the best you can, and you are prepared to take on any challenge you might face.
You probably didn’t expect to see selfishness on this list, but you need to be selfish with your time and resources as a small business owner. There are only so many hours in a day, and you need to be mindful of how you use them. Don’t be afraid to say no. Your time is valuable, treat it like it is.
You can’t be everywhere. The ability to effectively delegate tasks and manage your team provides you with the most valuable resource of all: time. Remember to let go. Your team members might not complete tasks the same as you, so if you want something done a certain way, coach (don’t command!) on what to do instead.
It’s the foundation of a successful entrepreneur. You need to have it for the full experience of being a salon owner. It will get you out of bed in the morning even if you’ve only had a few hours of sleep because you were up late taking inventory. Passion gets you through bad days and makes good days much more meaningful.
Talking to others about yourself can be one of the most difficult parts of building your business. We’re taught from a young age talking about yourself too much is rude. Instead of thinking of self-promotion as a sales pitch, think of it as your way to share your passion with those around you. You should also be using social media such as Instagram and Facebook to boost appointments via the book now button and share your passion with the world. Your salon is a big part of your life, be proud of it!
The life of a small business owner can be a roller coaster ride. Some days you’ll feel like you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life, but it’s essential to remember bad days will pass and tomorrow holds the potential for greatness.
Admit that you don’t know everything and be willing to seek or ask for help. Find mentors, websites, blogs, or other resources that will help you grow as an entrepreneur in the beauty industry.
By showing transparency, employees will also find you more approachable and more likely to ask for guidance or offer suggestions.
As the salon owner or manager, remember that you set the tone for the entire organisation. The culture forms around you. Whether it’s your stylists or your front desk staff, your employees will note your behaviour and follow your example.