Mels salon
Open 7 days & public holiday's
  • Working Days

    8am - 5pm

  • Saturday

    8am - 3pm

  • Sunday

    8:30am - 1pm

We made it

About us


Our story

Mel’s journey into the world of hairdressing began at a young age, igniting her passion while still in high school. Upon obtaining her qualification, she dedicated nine years to honing her craft at some of Durban’s most prestigious hair salons. In 2009, alongside her business partner Clive, Mel embarked on the bold venture of opening their first salon in Durban. Despite the excitement of this new chapter, they quickly realized the challenges that awaited them in the entrepreneurial landscape. Through perseverance and a commitment to learning, they navigated these obstacles, gradually shaping their vision for the salon business they dreamed of.

With a skilled team and invaluable experience, Mel’s Hair Salon expanded to three outlets. However, the onset of the 2020 pandemic and subsequent economic downturn forced them to make the difficult decision to close one of their hair salons. Yet, this setback only fueled their determination. It underscored the salon’s resilience and adaptability, affirming their capacity to thrive even in the face of adversity.  As Mel’s Hair Salon in Durban continues to evolve, it remains a beacon of excellence in the industry. Driven by a passion for their craft and a commitment to exceptional service, Mel and her team are poised to embark on the next chapter of their journey, building upon their legacy and shaping the future of hairstyling in Durban and beyond.

Mel isn’t just a name on the door – she’s the heartbeat of the salon experience. Whether it’s answering your calls and booking your appointments, delivering a blissful massage at the wash basin, or offering expert advice as a professional stylist, Mel embodies the essence of warmth, professionalism, and expertise. But Mel’s Salon is more than just one person; it’s a collective of individuals, each bringing their unique skills and talents to the table. Together, they work seamlessly to create a superior customer experience that sets Mel’s Hair Salon apart from the rest in Durban.

Best hair salon in Durban

 The quality of your products created a new image for me. I was made to feel comfortable at all times. I left feeling that your staff care about their clients needs.

Fabulous hygeine standard

I had a fantastic experience. Staff were very friendly, the hair stylist did exactly what I wanted and everyone was so sweet with the complements of the colour of my hair. I also loved that she cleaned her equipment before using it on me generally I have to insist elsewhere.  Thank you so much for making me feel welcome and fabulous Grateful customer Mrs Dilshad Khan

Excellent Durban hair salon services

The quality of your products created a new image for me. The outcome of the treatment was beautiful… transformation.  I left feeling that your staff care about their clients needs.

Great hair salon services

Thanks for the great hair salon service. Although it was busy and my appointment was delayed, everything was handled calmly and pleasantly.  Great hair salon service, thanks again

Best hair salon in Durban

Best salon I've ever been to. Fantastic service and helpful friendly staff. What more can one ask for?  Keep up the good work guys.  Warm regards 

Great service

Always great service, professional advice  and personalized attention! Thank you for that!

Happy atmospher

Very happy atmosphere and ladies were fabulous.

accommodating hair salon

Thank you so much for the colour and haircut....I love it....and for always accommodating me...

Quality hair salon in Durban

Just having my hair washed and massaged by Happy was all I needed.  I just wrote a four hour exam which exhausted me and my head was pounding. But I didn't tell anyone at the salon. After Happy was done with my hair, I felt like a human again. Very thankful for the great service and the nice touch of checking for stray greys afterwards.

Excellent basin service salon

I have to say how much I appreciate the care Cindy shows when she shampoos my hair. She is always concerned about whether the water is too hot or if the towel is burning my head. And her massages are so relaxing.