Modern, Classic or Personalised Cuts


cuts and styles in durban


You are an individual,  unique in many ways. You  own your style.  Providing haircuts for ladies weather long or short to enhance their image, requires experience and creativity.  With over 10 years of experience and over 1000’s of haircuts, we are confident that we can do just that. We are always updating our training going that extra mile to ensure customers satisfaction on all our haircuts.

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Root touch ups grey hair management

Touch up your roots – shampoo – condition – dry off and go. Roots to Go is Mels most popular service.  No unnecessary waiting and they are perfect every time.

Mel’s salon has made gray hair maintenance as affordable as box dyes. No! they don’t use supermarket hair dyes! Mels salon only uses salon professional dyes which are only found at top end salons. Aside from the fact that they are the masters at Grey hair maintenance, they have also mastered their delivery system to ensure a good service. Hard to believe, just ask their customers.

Well, we did ask them and here’s what most people said. They said that Mel’s quality of products and service are above their prices. They also said that since using Mels hair salon, they noticed the change from dry and damaged hair to softer smoother and shinier looking hair. One thing is for sure, your grays needs coverage. So before your next root touch ups, give Mels salon a try and see if their roots program works for you too. For more information about Mels Salon, Just google search “best salon in Durban”



Included with their services,

  • Personalized hair colors.
  • Safer levels of developer
  • They use a water purification system to eliminate chlorine and other chemicals found in our water.
  • They guaranty 100% grey hair coverage


Terms & Conditions

  • Re-growth must be a maximum of 2cm long (4-6 weeks regrowth) additional charges apply for longer regrowth.
  • This service includes a blast dry only and not a set or blow wave.

Mycro Keratin

Looking for a keratin treatment


Our hair is consistently exposed to unnatural factors, such as hair straightners, hair colouring, blow-dryers, harsh chemicals etc.  All these factors can deplete the hair of its natural keratin causing  dull, dry, brittle and frizzy hair.  Replace and repair your hair with Mycro keratin and experience Smooth shiny and Frizz free hair all through this summer.

Since Mycro keratin had arrived,  no other keratin treatment has competed.  Mycro Keratin is the fastest growing brand in the world and it is the  safest treatment available on the market today.   Here’s why…… Micro keratin is based on a secret formula which uses Nanotechnology and by using Nanotechnology these microscopic molecules are designed to penetrate the hair, enriching them with keratin and vitamins, replacing the keratin, giving you back, shiny, soft and FRIZZ FREE hair you always wanted.

Blow Dry and Go is now possible, while some woman with thick curly hair can benefit by reducing their styling time by half.  This process is much safer than a permanent hair straightener as they do not cause any damage to the hair.

·        MK contains NO harmful chemicals

·        95% Frizz free hair

·       Makes dull hair Strong, soft,  smoother and shiny

·       Restores and rebuilds damaged hair

·       Seals and locks in colour for a much longer time

·        NO future damage to the hair



hair color - hair at mels

Salon professional hair colour

We offer Modern Colouring techniques for all hair types.  We carry only professional hair colour  products to ensure that we do not compromise the quality of our service. Our choice of hair colour/ dyes are formulated to repair your hair in its process. Our Skills & advice are backed by continues training and education by trusted brands on the market to help you achieve healthier looking hair.

For customers with a very sensitive scalp, we carry hair colour which are also Ammonia and Paraben-PPD free. Customers having a hair colour service for the first time will need to conduct a patch test. Although all our colours are professional and reputable brands, we recommend conducting a patch test as a precaution.

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Repair hair

Treatment for chemically damaged hair

Hair Repair

Repair over processed hair or hair damaged from ironing. No heat and no chemicals, just good nourishing extracts from plant and milk source.

Mikl shake hair repair treatmentsUsing infra Red technology will hair Repair hair with out using heat.  Add a good natural plant source treatments and experience the most wonderful transformation of your hair.  

The ultrasonic Infra Red Iron which is used to infuse the treatment, breaks down the treatments which is then easily absorbed by the hair.  Although this treatment shows excellent results, it is still advisable to follow through with the recommended after care to ensure a stronger and longer lasting repair .


                                         La-Brasiliana Brazilian keratin treatment

La- Brasiliana - Keratin treatmentLa-Brasiliana is a Brazilian keratin treatment with collagen.  Our Brazilian Keratin treatment smoothes, shines, softens, Eliminates Frizz making it more manageable while reducing the time it takes to style your hair.  Unlike the permanent hair straighteners, This keratin treatment is not a straightener so you will never lose your curls.  This keratin treatment treatment repairs your hair while coating each hair strand like a stocking effect which protects your hair against humidity which is the No.1 cause for frizzy unruly hair.  Children from the age of 7 can have this treatment done.  It is recommended for all hair types, curly, colored, highlighted, bleached, etc including ethnic hair as well.  It is highly recommended to color your hair before the treatment as it will lock in the color’s vibrancy for at least two weeks longer.  The application process takes anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours, creating a glossy finish and immediately visible results that last up to four months. With La-Brasiliana keratin treatment, hair maintenance is virtually effortless and unscathed by humidity, rain, or perspiration.

Durban is known for high humidity, Do yourself a favor and have a La-Brasiliana Keratin treatment.

Our Prices depend on the hair length, Texture and the volume of hair.  The word “from”  below indicates short hair.  Prices are subject to change with out notice.

Service For Him For Her
Hair Cuts & Styles R105 From R220
Full Hair Color R195 From R450
Hair Repair treatments R350 R350
Hi Lites per foil – Excl Shampoo + Dry N/A from R50
Roots to Go (Root touch ups 4-6 weeks) N/A from R220
Keratin Treatments From R350 From R800
Permanent hair straightener From R400 From R900
Mask N/A R50
Shampoo & Style N/A From R150

Hair dyes, developers and all other products used at Mels Salons are made for professional use only.  All their products used and sold are produced internationally and meet the occupational health and safety standards world wide.  All their stylist are qualified and trained according to the professional standards of South Africa. Customers must inform the salon immediately of any allergies experienced from hair dyes.  Unfortunately the salon cannot be held responsible for any allergies caused from the products used.


Inquiries for color fading or Grey hair which did not cover must be made personally at the salon within 7 days from the date of their service.  The salon will not assist any customer after 7 days as the rest of the hair grows out as well.

Mels applicators are well trained ensuring that ample products are used and applied correctly and to the best of their ability. Based on this, Mel offers a 30 day re assurance that the treatment will last, provided that customers purchase the correct shampoo, conditioner and mask from the store. Products must be purchased on the day of the applied treatment and only the recommend products must be used over the treatment.


opti-smooth - permanent hair straightenerOpti Smooth Permanent hair straightener

Opti smooth permanent hair straightener will Smooth and De-frizz unruly, hard-to-manage hair.  This system offers smoothing versatility with 3 great services:

  • Heat Straightening (sleek, perfectly straight hair),
  • Cold Smoothing (smooth natural looking hair with movement)
  • 3D Curl (enhanced, smooth curls full of shine).

Formulas allow for better overall conditioning and shine and also helps prevent breakage!

Permanent hair straightener smooth systems

ONE PRODUCT DOES BOTH!  Smooth curls or completely permanent straightened hair.

Opti smooth is the first permanent smoothing system that offers a full spectrum of straightening services with one versatile product:

Cold-Smooth services – Smooths away FRIZZ and controls curls

Heat- Straightening Service with Flat iron – Straighten hair completely


Monday Is MENday - Gents pay R50


Haircuts for MEN

The modern man is becoming ever more style conscious, and is more likely to want to look and feel his best as modern life seems to demand.  Men can now enjoy the benefits of keeping up with the trends. With expert advice &  precision  haircuts to our men, our Stylist will leave you feeling fantastic and new again in just 30 minutes.


lock Stock & Barrel (LSB) is our recommended  range of hair care products to fit in with the lifestyle of the modern MAN. Lock Stock & Barrel (or LS&B) are a British Mens Grooming brand entirely focused on developing quality hair and grooming products just for men. The name is intended to reflect their intention to provide a total grooming solution for men.