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Best Beauty Salons in Melbourne: Stylish Pamper Spots

Book in 'me time' with a well-deserved pamper session at one the best beauty salons in Melbourne.

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In need of a little pampering? These stylish salons have you sorted for every decadent treatment your body and soul need.

Self-indulgent packages abound, and with mani-pedis, cuts, colours and massages aplenty the city is brimming with serene spots to reward yourself with some relaxation.

From vibrant nail art to the most luxurious of spa packages, we've rounded up the top beauty salons in Melbourne that are guaranteed to have you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Best Beauty Salons Melbourne CBD

Buff Studios

Buff Studios 

At Buff, you can expect a luxurious experience with a focus on not only incredible customer experience but also education. You’ll walk away feeling refreshed and ready to care for your healthy, long-lasting nails.

Offering a range of specialised services for your hands and feet, including waterless pedicures and colourful nail art, you can drop in for a 25-minute ‘Bare Manicure’ or 35-minute ‘Express Manicure’ on your lunch break.

Fitzroy, Brighton & Camberwell

Crown Spa Melbourne

Crown Spa

If your visits to the spa are few and far between, why not take it up a notch with an indulgent pampering at Crown Spa?

Zen out in the serene treatment suites and let the magic of gold and caviar facials by La Prairie bring your skin back to life.

For the mother of all spa days, look no further than the Ultimate Package – a head-to-toe pamper featuring a massage, facial, mani-pedi, blow wave and food for you and a friend.

As to be expected, their premium experiences are as good as they get, making this one of the best beauty salons in Melbourne.

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Zoë Beauty Bar

Zoë Beauty Bar

This CBD nail and lash salon nestled within Melbourne’s iconic laneways is a saving grace for time-poor corporate queens who need a quick refresh between appointments.

You’ll feel completely pampered from the moment you enter, with their classic polish, acrylic and BIAB transformation or SNS options and lash extensions applied with mastery under the guidance of Zoë Beauty Bar’s highly professional team.

525 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Park Hyatt Day Spa

Park Club Health & Day Spa

Serenely situated in the luxurious Park Hyatt Melbourne, Park Club Health & Day Spa measures up to its setting impeccably.

One of our go-to's for a head-to-toe pampering, you may have a hard time deciding which treatment to indulge in, but the lemon myrtle clay body wrap and v-tox oxygen facial are a pretty good place to start.

Before your treatment, make full use of the spa’s dreamy indoor infinity pool, jetted tub, steam room and sauna for a full relaxation experience.  

1 Parliament Place, East Melbourne

Billie Jean

Billie Jean

A proudly sustainable salon, Billie Jean proves that luxury and responsibility can indeed go hand in hand. They also offer some of the best haircuts in the city.

Whether your crowning glory is long, short, curly or fine – their talented team of stylists know how to make you look (and feel) fabulous. Because you always deserve some solo time in the city.

2 Rankins Lane, Melbourne

Botanica Day Spa

Botanica Day Spa

Hidden in the lavish InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto, Botanica Day Spa presents a glamorous experience for those looking to relax the body, rejuvenate the mind, and pop in for premium beauty treatments.

Boasting an extensive menu of bespoke face and body treatments as well as waxing and lash tinting, this spa's tranquil ambience and elegant interiors offer a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city's busy CBD.

495 Collins Street, Melbourne

Goddess of Nails and Beauty

Goddess of Nails & Beauty

Dedicated to nail artistry of every description, Goddess Nails and Beauty will have you feeling like just that. Sourcing the best available products from all over the world (think Bio Sculpture, OPI and CND), this CBD nail emporium is revered for its meticulous manicures and precision pedicures.

With two locations in the Emporium and QV, they’ll have your tips and toes weekend ready in no longer than your lunch break.

236-238 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Best Beauty Salons in Melbourne: Inner City & Suburbs

Made by Self

Made by Self

Ascend the pink stairs hidden at the back of a building on Glenferrie Road and enter an eclectic, warm and oh-so-chic salon at Made by Self.

Your one-stop beauty shop, the talented beauty therapists, skin specialists, nail techs and lash and brow wizards are ready to address your beauty needs.

The kind of place you'll never want to leave, this is one of the best beauty salons in Melbourne to visit, with facials, waxing, nails, massages and kinesiology services all under one roof.

Rear Level, 1/671 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

SOAK Bar + Beauty Elwood (Image credit: Simon Shiff)

SOAK Bar + Beauty

SOAK Bar + Beauty offers an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen, making it one of the best salons in Melbourne.

As the first fully licensed beauty bar in Victoria, SOAK invites you to indulge in a selection of premium cocktails, beer, wine, and champagne, as well as petit fours and cheese platters while you’re getting pampered. Does it get much better than that?

Offering a huge range of detailed services for your hands and feet, you truly won’t want to leave. If this is the future of mani-pedis, we’re here for it. 

657 Chapel Street, South Yarra

5 Ormond Road, Elwood

Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife is a household name in the world of nail art and beauty appointments these days and for very good reason. For those who like their tips and toes to stand out, Richmond’s Trophy Wife offers the kind of technicolour nail art that Instagram dreams are made of.

What's more, you can also book in to have your hair and makeup done for your next big event, with the artists in Melbourne working from the funky Richmond digs.

2B Bridge Road, Richmond

With U Dental

With U Dental

While a dentist might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase "beauty salon", With U Dental in Melbourne's Hawthorn East is doing things differently. 

Specialising in Smile Makeovers, Dr. Edward Lee and his team have created a spa-like space thanks to bright, warm and welcoming interiors - far from the cold and clinical spaces office of dentists past. The relaxed atmosphere allows patients to share their dental concerns, and work with the team to tailor their perfect smile to boost their confidence and wellbeing.

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2 Wills Street, Hawthorn East

Edwards & Co

Edwards & Co

If you like your salons of high-octane glamour and celebrity-endorsed variety, then Edwards & Co is for you.

Run by Jaye Edwards, one of Sydney’s most revered stylists, this chic hair salon is considered the fashion set’s go-to for all things cut and colour.

Housed in a chic warehouse salon in Fitzroy and moving to Prahran in July 2024 – Edwards & Co is the place to see and be seen.

230 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Tan and Beauty Lounge

Tan and Beauty Lounge

For all your glowing beauty needs in Melbourne, book in for a spray tan at Tan and Beauty Lounge.

Specialising in a natural, sun-kissed colour with over 15 years of experience and thousands of clients, you will be in safe hands with the tanning pros who regularly work with Melbourne socialites and bridal parties.

If you're a regular tanner, there are membership options available to ensure you are golden all year long - we love to see it!

144 Harp Road, Kew

Frankie Salon

Frankie Salon

With over 600 five-star reviews on Google and Facebook, Frankie is Melbourne’s highest-rated salon – and for good reason.  

Their personalised service is renowned, and you will feel utterly indulged from the moment you enter the studio with every effort made to ensure your experience is one of a kind.

Led by award-winning hairdresser Pete Dunn, the salon opened its second location in late 2020, bringing its signature style to South Yarra.

Light, bright, and unequivocally cool, Frankie is the place to head for any hair transformation your heart desires, with no cut, colour, or style too tricky to achieve.

9/4 Dyer Street, Richmond

3 Powell Street, South Yarra

Spencer & Co

Spencer & Co 

Get a complete transformation at one-stop beauty destination Spencer & Co, where gorgeous hairstyling services are complemented with lash and brow treatments, massages and manicures. When it comes to their hairdressing team, you’ll find a talented group of stylists who are warm, chatty, and experts at perfecting your cut and colour.

They do a killer blow wave too, achieving maximum volume and shine to have you feeling like a Victoria's Secret model on your next special occasion.

337 Toorak Road, South Yarra 

Glam Theory

Glam Theory

One of the best salons in Melbourne to visit for every beauty treatment under the sun, Glam Theory is a one-stop shop.

Step into the feminine space with polished concrete floors and pastel pink accents and enjoy the laidback and welcoming vibe from the minute you enter.

With a team of talented freelance beauty suppliers working from the chic salon, you can book in for hair, makeup, lash and brows, cosmetic injectables, spray tans and even teeth whitening.

Looking for a fun girls' day activity? The salon runs Paint and Sip makeup masterclasses which could be exactly what you are looking for!

123 Canterbury Road, Heathmont

Heading Out Hair & Beauty

Heading Out Hair and Beauty

Heading Out is one of the best in the business – and they’ve got the shiny trophies to prove it. Run by a four-time Australian Hairdresser of the Year, you know you’re always in for world-class treatment(s) here.

Whether you’re looking for free-hand colouring, technical cutting or fancy hair extensions – they can do it all. The glam doesn't stop there, with a whole range of beauty treatments including spray tanning, brow and lash services, waxing and nail appointments all available to book.

225 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

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