Welcome to Salon Embee.
We have moved to Level 1, Suite 4, 289-291 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North!
We specialize in cutting, colour and hair straightening.
If you are having problems with frizzy, curly or unmanageable hair you might like to talk to us about our hair straightening systems. From our keratin semi-permanent to Yuko permanent straightening. We also specialize in hair extensions by Beverly may.
We can answer all your questions, consultations are free.
We use Eco Hair CHI and natulique hair colour. Both are ammonia lauryl sulphate PPD free with natural certified extracts and essential oils.
LESS CHEMICALS , BETTER RESULTS
olaplex also plays a major role in perfecting our colour technique.
Salon Embee is having a special on Yuko Straightening. Starting price $400 to $650 depending on the length and thickness of hair.
Our hairdressers are committed to providing a high quality of work. We pride ourselves on listening to what our clients want and need, giving our clients new ideas for their hair. We always want our clients to feel great when they leave the salon.
Read about our fantastic hairdressing team below!
I’ve been a hairdresser for 30 years. I did my training in Dublin Ireland, then more training in Vidal Sassoon and Tony and Guy in London, before moving to Australia where I became a hairdressing teacher. After that I managed a John Morrey salon before opening my own in 1993. People have asked me if I will ever give hairdressing up, the answer is no. I still love to go to work everyday, I get to make my clients feel and look great. I have learned more in the last three years than in the ten years before because of all the new hair straightening systems that are now on the market; these can be found on our hair straightening page. What can you expect at Salone Embee? You can expect a warm friendly team, a high standard of workmanship and our 5 staff members who love what they do. We are not a big salon and we don’t want to be, it would spoil the ambiance we have and the closeness of our team.
New Zealand born Bridgett Corcoran first began her career in hairdressing in Auckland where she entered and won numerous hair competitions ranging from styles, colour and hair ups. 12 years ago Bridgett moved to Melbourne and bought her own salon. Now having 20 years’ experience Bridgett has a great deal of knowledge about hair and how to achieve the perfect style for you. Having done many colour corrections in her time she understand all aspects to achieving the ideal colour, preventing blonde hair from turning yellow, working with fine hair and the best cut to suit your hair, lifestyle and personality. Having worked with hair extensions for most of her career she is also exceptional at customizing and applying the right hair extensions for you whether Bridgett is working with fine hair to add fullness or short hair to add length.
Dee is a fully qualified stylist with 5 years under her belt. She has a great skill with different textures of hair, and knows how to teach you how to manage it yourself at home. That’s why Dee is our salon expert on all our keratin treatments she is able to pick the perfect one for you, whether you want to be frizz free, define your curl, or help get your hair as straight as possible, she has the knowledge . That also makes Dee the perfect hairdresser for cutting all textures of hair to the right shape. So if your having trouble with frizzy unruly hard to tame hair Dee's the hairdresser for you.
At Salon Embee, we value the feedback of our clients. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly and professional service and we value our customers and the individual relationships we build and foster with them.
If you would like to hear from some of our clients, please read below!
"I had previously written a testimonial for Mary when she first did my bio ionic Retex in 2010. Mary changed my life of unruly hair. now i cant live without my chemical service. when Mary told me she had a new and better product called Yuko in her hands, i had no hesitation in trying the system. Mary told me i would love the extra shine and softness.thank you for making my life so easy and giving me such lovely hair"
"Mary has been doing my bio ionic Retex for 8 years, Mary changed her product to Yuko and since then i have had the service once. I cant believe how my hair is so straight, healthy and most importantly the natural shine the Yuko system has given me. Bio Ionic did make my hair straight however the Yuko makes it much softer. Thank you Mary for always researching new and better products on the market. Mary is the best."
"The staff are absolutely wonderful & work wonders on my fine, thin hair. They have introduced me to the wonders of the keratin straightening. It has improved the condition of my hair and has dramatically reduced the time I take to dry and style my hair. l would not consider ever living without the keratin treatment. My daughter also loves the special keratin treatment, so its has become more of a family bonding opportunity. I love the way Mary and Bridgett bare happy to introduce new styles, products and techniques.So we stay up to date with happy healthy hair."
That’s right, it’s not just for the ladies!
We relax straighten reshape and colour men’s hair also. If you have tried and tried to recreate a certain style or just want to grow your hair longer and the curls and frizz are working against you, we have the solution to make your hair more manageable low maintenance and easy care; from straightening or relaxing those curls to the entire frizz vanishing.
Give us a call and we will help explain the process and explain which keratin treatment and permanent straightening will work best for you.
The team here at Salon Embee have extensive knowledge of the structure at a great hair up and the strength that is needed to deliver a strong blow wave. Whether it is a soft blow wave or a slick pulled back look you were after, we know how to give you exactly what you desire and make it last! We can ensure you will have a great hair day with any event you may be attending whether it be :
We are always here to help perfect your hair for that special day. Call us and make an appointment or a consultation
Olaplex is a revolutionary hair treatment product that allows hair to be lightened or coloured without the risk of breakage. This will allow you to have great natural looking hair in the colour that you desire. Olaplex is a truly original and unique product. It was developed with assistance from two of the world’s top PHD’s in Chemistry and Materials who had never before participated in the development of hair products. “Doctor Craig Hawker” and “Doctor Eric Pressly” contributed a fresh perspective on this project and collectively invented a special ingredient that is completely free of oils or silicon. The compounds that tangle broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical colouring, lightening and services. This makes your hair even stronger than it was before.
Olaplex has been tested by top celebrity colourists with fantastic results! It has been tested on every type of hair type with positive results regardless of how unique and unruly the clients hair. To date there have also been no negative reports about Olaplex whatsoever and that is incredible considering it has already been used on thousands of clients for more than a year. Olaplex is really safe and doesn’t have toxic ingredients that can damage you or your hair. This is really great news for you and your hair.
At Salon Embee we specialize in providing professional Olaplex treatments. It is one of the many fantastic modern services we can offer to our clients to help them achieve stunning results with their hair. Salon Embee is also one of the only salons in Melbourne with the experience and skill to offer this fantastic product to our clients. If Olaplex sounds like something that you might be interested in, you can contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
At Salon Embee we believe in using the best products on the market to ensure the best results. That is why we use Chi Enviro, a revolutionary new American keratin treatment for smoothing hair and eliminating frizz. Our fantastic keratin treatment can straighten up to 95% of frizz making curly hair far more manageable. With our Chi Enviro Keratin treatment you can instantly add amazing shine, silkiness and strength to your hair.
How does Chi Enviro keratin treatment work?
Chi Enviro keratin treatment safely smooths frizzy and curly hair into luxurious, soft and silky hair. When the powerful, yet gentle, Chi Enviro formula is combined with the conductive heat from the Chi Ceramic Iron and the convective heat from our dryer, your hair is bonded together with the formula for beautiful results. This revolutionary and modern keratin treatment infuses an engineered formula of proteins, amino acids, silk and pearl extract into the hair's cuticles. The result is beautiful shiny, smooth hair and it works on even the most unruly of hair types! Depending on your hair type results usually last up to 4 months between applications.
The scientific stuff.
It all comes down to our unique ingredient. Bhave is the first Australian brand to introduce the benefits of a patented raw natural keratin technology into our hair care range. This gently extracted, fully bioactive keratin protein is naturally derived and gently extracted from the wool of New Zealand sheep, keeping critical amino acids and proteins intact.
This keratin has the unique ability to penetrate the hair shaft and is able to bind to severely damaged hair, rebuilding the internal structure and restoring strength, elasticity and shine to damaged hair, rebuilding every strand of hair from the inside out. It works on all hair types protecting and repairing damage, leaving hair more manageable, shiny, silky and smooth. Our top-shelf range of salon professional products has been infused with delicious fragrances and nutritive-rich ingredients to significantly boost hair strength, condition and manageability.
And it ticks all the boxes:
Alfaparf has a very popular European keratin treatment under the Hydratexture range. This product has amazing transformation abilities and hydrates and conditions the hair whilst it straightens and reduces volume. The Alfaparf treatment is completely safe and is highly recommended by top hairdressers worldwide.
How does Alfaparf hair keratin treatment work?
Alfaparf stimulates natural micro-sponges within the hairs structure in order to retain a greater volume of moisture to give your hair lasting vitality and strength. Alfaparf keratin treatment uses heat to reshape the arrangement of the hair's keratin chains, straightening them to give a characteristically smooth result. This product also uses Babassu oil; a very rare and precious oil with amazing emollient properties from the Amazon jungle. It leaves hair soft, silky and shiny. Depending on your hair type results usually last up to 3 months between applications.
Brasil Cacau incorporates raw and natural ingredients which condition and nourish your hair cuticles all the while smoothing and eliminating frizz. It contains no dangerous chemicals and produces instant results without the wait. Once you are finished with our hairdresser, all you need to do is go home and wash your hair for a straight, smooth and beautiful result.
How does Brasil Cacau keratin treatment work?
This keratin treatment follows an important three stage process. The first stage involves an anti residue shampoo with an alkaline solution that opens the follicle shaft and reduces resistance for the Brasil keratin reconstruction formula used in stage two which has a much lower PH level. Heat is used as the catylist to activate the key ingredients so they can bond with the cuticle. In stage 3 the deep conditioning mask is applied which equilibrates the hairs PH levels. Your hair is now transformed to become straight, smooth, shiny and fizz-free! Depending on your hair type results usually last up to 3 months between applications.
I have been using Bio Ionic Retex Chemical hair straightening for 12 years, however by constantly seeking new and improved products on the market I have found a hair straightening system better than any other. After years I have changed to YUKO G créme and it has shown remarkable results, leaving the hair silky and smooth. All clients that have received the service have given back amazing feedback. Things you can expect from Yuko:
We specialize in style cutting, blow waving, organic color, hair straightening and many other techniques. We make your hair more manageable and beautiful.
We also love to work with fine hair and we know how to help you manage and look after your hair at home after you hair cut
If you have any problems with Frizzy Curly unmanageable hair, our relaying/straightening systemsare perfect for you!
From Keratin Semi Permanent to Yuko Permanent Straightening, we can sort your frizz out.
We also specialize in beautiful, natural hair extensions by Beverley May.
Haircutting is an art. Our team at Salon Embee never stop learning. A year doesn’t go by without our team going to a course regarding cut, colour and straightening. We pride ourselves in knowing what the latest trends and product are. We want to give you a amazing look and make your life easier with your haircut.
The experience starts with a consultation, we find out your wants and needs, then we create.
We are free to answer any of your questions, please don't hesitate to call us on 03 9841 9163 for a consultation. Emails will also be answered as soon as possible.
Salon Embee has been using the Beverly May extensions for many years and has all the necessary skills and qualifications to bring the best out of this amazing product. Beverly May extensions give you a totally natural look. They are long-lasting, glue-free, chemical-free and affordable.
Beverly May is revolutionising the hair extension market. This product is superior to anything currently available, due to it’s unique 3-product system designed to suit all hair types; including normal, ultra fine and hair loss.
TRUtips is a hair application system by Beverly May which involves directly applying lengths of hair at anchor points to allow for seamless extension of your hair. The system involves no chemicals or glues, so it will not damage your natural hair so long as you take care of it. We can provide TRUtips in a shade and volume that will suit your hair colour and type.
TRUtip extensions can be treated just like your normal hair, meaning they can be styled and coloured without losing their great condition. They drape just like naturally long hair and provide you with an authentic look which is quite hard to achieve naturally.
TRUskin is a hair extension application method that involves attaching single lengths of hair at anchor points to help achieve a volume and length which looks beautiful and natural. They can be heat-styled and coloured just like natural hair and the application process is completely glue and chemical-free, so it will not damage your natural hair.
We attach and layer the TRUskin extensions to suit the individual shape of your head and we attach these against your scalp so your real hair can drape over the extensions providing a seamless integration that is almost impossible to detect.
ECO Hair is responsible for the Australian Distribution of the excellent “Farouk Systems USA” range of Professional Salon Hair-Care products. You may have noticed a strong chemical smell in some hairdressing Salons. That smell is most often due to the ammonia that is used in perming, colouring, bleaching and hair straightening.
Eco Hair is the first company in Australia to bring in products which are completely free of fumes & toxins. ECO hair colouring is also environmentally safe and is not tested on animals. So you can use it with a clear conscience.
Our colouring products achieve outstanding results and they keep your hair in great condition. They also have a pleasant aroma and can be washed down the sink without damaging our waterways. Our BIOGLITZ colours and CHI Lighteners have great depth and brightness, they contain the highest grade of organic pigments blended with botanicals, fruit acids, herbs, olive oil, organic silk, and panthenol (Vitamin B5).
NATULIQUE products are created from a simple premise: No dangerous ingredients! Our formulations are the safest available in the professional beauty industry today. We believe in ingredient integrity and mission consistency, beginning with organic ingredients, whenever possible, to keep dangerous chemical preservative systems and lathering agents out of the end product. At NATULIQUE we maintain the highest standards of quality throughout formulation and production.
Most of the ingredients in each and every product of the NATULIQUE Hair Care product range are USDA and ECOCERT certified organic. We are also proud to announce that NATULIQUE Certified Organic products are on the approval list presented by governmental third party authority. All of the NATULIQUE Permanent Colours are 95% natural and includes certified organic ingredients.