Anyone with curly, wavy or textured hair knows that finding a salon that treats your locks with the care they deserve is no easy feat. Sadly, many self-styled ‘curly hair specialists’ turn out to be anything but, selling product-reliant results that don’t fit with a client’s individual curl type or lifestyle preferences.
Thankfully, the genuine, true-to-curl experts exist. And in a small number of Melbourne salons, their work is not only highly praised by their customers, but also recognised by industry professionals for its accuracy and professionalism. A well-honed set of principles sets apart a true specialist from the tyre kickers and false prophets.
Ask for Neel. He is Melbourne’s High Priest of kinks and loops, and his Fitzroy salon a veritable shrine. The man is a true curly lover at heart (and one who doesn’t even cut straight hair) and his deconstructed, dry cutting approach is a revelation.
Flowing with Aveda aromas and an energy that has ‘lock love’ written all over it, this east-side boutique is a zen-haven for curly hair. The team is led by a former international stylist who understands the needs of curly hair like no other. Hermiz is a whizz at spirals, working his magic with the aplomb of an artist and a canvas. hairdresser curly hair melbourne