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 developed her passion at an early age while learning hairdressing from high school.  After qualifying, she spent 9 years “sharpening ” her skills as a hairdresser at some of Durban’s best hair Salons.  In the year 2009, Mel and her business partner Clive set out to open their first hair salon in Durban. While at that time it was adventurous,  they were naïve to an entrepreneurial world. It took a lot of learning to overcome many business challenges before building the hair salon business they envisioned.

With a right team and experience, Mels hair salon found 3 outlets in Durban, Springfield Park, Overport and Durban North.  However,  the 2020’s world pandemic and an economic crisis which followed had forced them to close their Durban North store. This set back did not faze them. In fact, this hair salon in Durban and its ability to adapt to any situation proved that they have The Knowledge and experience to continue building an even greater vision for their business.

Who is Mel? Mel is that friendly person who takes your calls and books your appointment. Mel is that wonderful hands who receives you at the wash basin for a great massage. Mel is that professional stylist who listens and provides great advice. Mels salon is not just any one person but a group of individual people and skills working together to provide a superior customer experience like no other hair salon 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.