There are cool salons, and then there are ultra cool salons. Unico hair salon in Degraves st Melbourne is of the latter.
Owner and absolutely gorgeous hairdresser, Sofia Basile, opened this salon in gritty Degraves street in the heart of Melbournes’ famed laneways 20 years ago (when she was just 22!). Recently Sofia teamed up with uber talented interior designer Kate Challis to give the salon a modern facelift to match the rest of Degraves funky shops and to really showcase the talent waiting to transform your hair! Sofia wanted the salons new look to reflect Degraves streets grunginess, style, culture and edginess and to shine out in this iconic lane way.
I must admit I have walked through and sat in Degraves street many many times and had never noticed the salon before, but with it’s bright new facelift, the stunning salon that it is will be noticed by all. As it should be!
Unico Hair Salon pumping in the midst of funky eateries
Unico’s own range of hair care that is free of nasties, designed by Sofia Basile herself and made right here in Melbourne. Talk about sustainable hair care! Derived from pure plant ingredients and enriched with vitamins and essential oils, Unico Formulations were designed by Sofia after she suffered dermatitis from using harsh hair chemicals.
Everyone was celebrating Unico’s new look and amazing lighting design. You can’t see from this photo but that giant light has beautiful green and silver patterns inside it. Volker Haug designed and created the lighting displays and there he is in the photo.
Loving this French wallpaper that echos Melbournes heritage and the edginess of Degraves street where this Unico salon is.
So next time you visit Degraves street for a bite to eat and some hipster sightings, make sure you make an appointment with the fabulously beautiful team at Unico. If you have been wanting a hair transformation then you have found the right place. The team have won many awards over the years and will take excellent care of you!