The internet is awash with salons that proclaim to be curly hair specialists, but many of them fall short. Each week, we see clients arrive after unsuccessful visits to self-proclaimed curl experts who fail to truly understand the unique needs of their natural locks. Often, these so-called experts offer little more than a quick dry cut, and then bombard their clients with products they don’t use themselves. They can also be oblivious to the fact that certain curly hair products, when used properly, are far more effective than others at keeping strands hydrated and frizz-free.
If you want a stylist who actually loves working with your curls, head to Muddd in Prahran for a salon experience that has you wagging your tail in delight. Founder Tina is a New Zealand native who has made this Greville Street stretch her home, and has built a strong reputation as one of Melbourne’s best curl stylists. She works by appointment only, so book in advance and be prepared for a full consultation.
In a lovely home based salon, Elise at Studio Hi Gorgeous is a curl wizard with a talent for colouring kinks and loops in the most flattering way possible. She’s also passionate about educating her clients on how to care for their curls, so they can enjoy them in the long run.
In a lovely salon infused with Aveda aromas, Curly and Co is worshipped by all the ginas who visit. Founded by curly specialist Helen Fraser, the salon uses a dry style cutting technique, which cuts each curl individually, and also offers deep conditioning, education and hydration services in their beautiful Gippsland salon. They stock a selection of curly girl approved Everescents and Jessicurl hair products to get you feeling and looking your absolute best. curly hairdresser melbourne