Where to go for express beauty appointments in the CBD

Finding someone with plenty of spare time is like finding a hairdresser that only takes an inch off the end of your hair – extremely rare and we’re still dubious as to whether they actually exist…

When you’re in desperate need of pampering, here are some hotspots in Melbourne that know the value of time.

French Pink

Located a hop away from Flinders Street station, this bustling Collins Street nail salon will make sure you leave with a killer set of nails in lightning speed. Using natural, high-quality polish and nail care products like butter LONDON, this pink toned beauty salon is gloriously free of toxic smells. Featuring deep timbers, pastel pink pillows and pale sandy couches, services includes everything from 15 minute express mani’s to an hour-long nail spa and massage pack.

Goddess of Nails

With two locations in the Emporium and QV Shopping Centre, getting your pointers ready for the weekend has never been easier. Home to some of the best nail products including OPI, Bio Sculpture and Gelish, a range of salon services are also available at both locations. Impeccably clean and efficient, the Goddess of Nails is the perfect place for an express manicure.


Brow threading at Ottoman3 (Photo: Grace Petrou)


Nothing screams express like a brow bar in Melbourne’s luxury shopping hub. Located at the entry point of the walkway from Melbourne Central to the Emporium, the Ottomon3 walk-in brow bar will have you leaving bright eyed and bushy browed. All beauticians are experienced brow threaders so you can leave the drama of sticky, hot wax behind. Brow bars are designed with Byzantine and Persian influences, with glittering gold, luxurious blue hues and clean white colours.

Brow threading at Ottoman3 (Photo: Grace Petrou)

Zipzip Wax

Offering both waxing and professional tanning services in one stylish suite, Zipzip Wax is the all-in-one pre-party stop. A waxing option is available for every teensy hair you might want to remove, from your eyebrows to your legs. Premium hot wax is used on sensitive areas including bikini, facial and underarm waxes to reduce discomfort, redness and irritation – so you can be summer ready in under 15 minutes.

Miss Fox

Along with nail, tanning and waxing services, this luxurious Miss offers some of the finest professional facials in Melbourne. Miss Fox studios are contemporary and effortlessly elegant, featuring dark tones and deep charcoal furnishing. Chandeliers, plush couches and bubbles fit seamlessly into this indulgent beauty salon. Spa facials and scrubs do take a minimum of an hour, but with the finest skincare products and beauticians, it’s the easiest investment for lasting soft, supple skin.

Sakura Lounge

Hidden down the quiet of Warbuton Lane, this Japanese-leaning beauty spa is an oasis in the heart of the roaring CBD. Prompting Western and Japanese beauty fusion, their detoxing facials, Japanese-style spas and Sakura Blossom body wrap treatments are some of the modern beauty options available. A range of therapeutic Japanese-inspired massages start from just 30 minutes and are credited for alleviating stiffness and improving circulation.

Blow Dry Bar

If your mane is in need of some TLC, the Blow Dry Bar team can handle anything your hair is hiding. Home to some of the best stylists, hairdressers and colourists in this fair city, services include blow drys, cuts, upstyles and hair extensions. Every style cut is paired with a signature blow dry, shampoo and massage so you can skip the stress-filled salon visit this month.