I was delighted to discover Cream Melbourne in Fitzroy last year. The Johnston street store was opened in 2002 by Julia Brown and Lee Scott (how have I only just discovered them…) and they have been committed to providing top quality care for their clients and their hair that whole time.
They recently moved into a new salon space, just a tiny walk from their old residence. The new Cream Melbourne salon space is unique, creative and luxurious (Lets face it you want a little bit of luxury when you can spend up to 3 hours getting your hair done, I know I do!)
Cream Melbourne use a wonderful collection of products, many local Australian (swoon) and they are defined by working with the best suppliers to give their clients the best possible outcome.
I have always loved the creative aspect of hairdressing and styling. You have to have a strong understanding of shape, colour and texture. It’s an absolute art form. Cream Melbourne is committed to providing a unique look for their clients that suits them and their lifestyle.
I discovered Cream Melbourne the week Anna, my hairdresser started working there.
I went in to have a chat with her a week before I got my hair cut and coloured and she understood instantly what my hair goals were. Natural and easy to look after. I want my hair to look good with the minimum effort. I often joke that my ultimate hair style is ‘Rich Girl Hair’.
The new Cream Melbourne space feels like you are discovering something special when you walk in the front door. Your first clue that you’re walking into a hairdresser is the neon ‘Hair’ arrow sign at the base of the staircase. As a Melbournian I’m deeply into the idea of discovery and the little clues about what a space is. (We all love the idea of falling into a rabbit hole in this town I think)
The salon is light and bright with high ceilings. The styling stations feel private even though they are all in the one room. Set at angles the mirrors bounce light around and make the room feel open and very inviting. There is also some very clever storage built into the joinery and it’s such a joy to see beautiful and useful design in a salon.
There is a separate communal table in an adjoining room for visitors to Cream Melbourne to sit whilst they get their colour processed (I already feel like i’ll be spending a lot of time there) connected to the washing station.
Would I recommend Cream Melbourne? Yes, absolutely. 100% go there and get your hair looked after by people who actually care (and not demand you come back every 4 weeks if you don’t want to/can’t).
Everything feels fresh, light and open. Cream Melbourne is defined by their partnership with the best suppliers and their commitment to providing the best salon experience they can for their clients. The new salon embodies this commitment and dedication from its owners and creative people working there.
If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below!
Visit their website and sign up for a $25 voucher for your first appointment.
I can’t wait to come back for my next appointment!