Whether you’re a natural-born curly with unruly ringlets or have a kinky, wavy, or kinkier mop on the top of your head, you deserve a hairdresser who understands your hair like you do. But finding a skilled professional who prioritise effective communication and a thorough consultation isn’t always easy.
Thankfully, these ten Melbourne-based salons are up to the task.
With a specialised curly hair menu and a team of curl specialists, this cosy, suburban beauty hub is one of the country’s most respected hairdressers for textured and curly hair. They specialise in dry cutting (an effective technique that’s perfect for curly hair) and are a big fan of the Curly Girl Method.
Having worked as a model for the Australian edition of Vogue, it’s no surprise that Micah is the best-in-the-biz at nailing the most flattering cuts. She’s also a pro at working with all curly hair textures and specialises in the cut, colour, and upkeep of kinky, wavy, and afro hair.
Rhodes Hair & Spa
Swathed in Aveda aromas, this Eastern suburbs salon has ‘curl love’ written all over it. Founder Neel Morley is quick to point out that his own kinks, coils, and swirls are not exactly ‘curly’, but his obsession with all things textured led him to open his own salon, where bookings are hotly contested and clients – or ‘curlfriends’ as he calls them – are known to travel interstate (and even internationally) for the experience. hairdresser for curly hair melbourne