Mels salon Vs Coronavirus

We understand that this is a stressful time during this Coronavirus pandemic. In effort for combating the coronavirus, we at Mels Hair Salon just wanted to reassure you that we are even more committed to providing a safe and healthy environment. Although we have already been practicing good hygiene since before the coronavirus, we have made some inclusions to help us keep our environment sterile and safer for all customers and our staff.

Our disinfectants have been replaced by Isopropyl Alcohol which is normally used to clean beauty equipment and tools. We are now using this to wipe and clean all surface areas including chairs, workstations and basins. We have already been using it to clean our Brushes, combs, basins, scissors, clippers and others tools before and after they are used on customers.

We also have hand sanitizes which contains 75% of rubbing alcohol which we will be asking customers to use on entrance of our stores.

Should any of our staff show signs of being ill, we will immediately place them on sick leave and they will only return until we are sure they are not infected by the virus.

We would also like to ask all customers to please use tissue to cover their mouth and nose should they feel the need to cough or sneeze and not their hands. feel free to use our hand sanitizes or liquid soap to wash your hands.

Finally, if you are not feeling well, rather stay at home, get some rest and seek medical help if needed.

Your support during this time is important to us. Any suggestions are welcome to help us serve you better. For suggestions, please email us on

Lets stay positive and work together to stay healthy,

Be safe,


Who is Keune

JM KEUNE has been making hair products for pros since 1922. They are a family company based in Holland.

In the 1922, Jan Keune was an Amsterdam pharmacist fascinated by curls. Jan experimented until he invented a liquid perm formula – a big hit with the ladies and the first Dutch product to conquer the world.

Keune also invented….

As big hair became fashionable, Jan introduced hairspray and a cold perm formula. Then he launched hairspray in a “new” aerosol can – just press and spray! Hair gel was his next innovation. And later, Jan’s son George introduced mousse – preferring this French word to the English “foam”. George Junior brought us Tinta Color, a global success story. Their latest invention are their mens shampoo stick. Just twist the bottom to push the shampoo stick out of the container to shampoo your hair. Great for traveling and excellent for using at the gym.

Caring for our world

They are all part of a larger world that we need to treat with care. Your best you also means helping people with disabilities feel valued, everyday. The Keune Group offers employment to those with mental disabilities, as part of our team. We also welcome displaced people, who’ve had to flee their countries and seek new lives with us.

Keune also loves animals, and is proud of our cruelty-free practices. Then there’s our planet, which needs us, too. So we save energy, reduce water waste, use natural lighting – and even take advantage of the chilly Dutch climate to cool products during production. And thanks to our strict quality standards, we are Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Resources certified.

Salon costs – Know what you pay for

While many people are cutting out their monthly expenses, does cheaper mean better? Not when it comes to your hair, says Mel from Mel’s hair Salon. Mel often hears about customers asking for specials, deals or promotions, but they seldom ask about their products used.

Mel says “Customers who are considering saving money should know what they are paying for otherwise they might end up spending more to redo their hair at another salon. So what are salons really charging for and how do you know what you’re paying for?

  • Firstly, do some research. Try Google searching the salon first to see what comes up. Google and Facebook makes it easy for customers to leave comments. See what the majority are saying.
  • While shopping for prices, check out what products they use at the salon basin. Always ask to see the products used. Customers believe anything their salon tells them but never check for themselves. Most customers don’t notice what products are really used at the basin. Good quality products at the basin indicate great value for money otherwise you’re paying too much.
  • Avoid big sales or discounts. Most hair salon deals are scams. You either pay the full price at the end of your service or you do not get what you asked for.

Save yourself the inconvenience and unnecessary expenses. Know what you’re paying for, after all it’s your money!

Grey hair maintenance

You’ve been a devoted hair salon patronage but now you find yourself standing in the box color isle at your local supermarket asking yourself, what would my stylist say or do? Your stylist would probably say… ”goodbye healthy hair! hello dry and damaged hair ”. But you don’t have a choice, right? No, you’re wrong! because you do have a choice…

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”

Stylist wanted

Over the past 10 years the Professional Hair Industry in South Africa has saturated itself with self employed hairdressers everywhere. As competition rises with lack of business knowledge, so does price wars accompanied by poor workmanship. Many self employed stylist have therefore become demotivated or complacent. This chaos is frustrating the consumer and customers cannot tell the difference between professional and none professional products and services any more.

Why join Mels Salon ?

In the year 2009, Mel also started out as a one man band self employed hairdresser with a start up capital of only R5000. Today, Mel has established 3 Professional Hair Salons and valued over a few Millions of Rands .

How have they achieved this? Aside from providing great hair cuts, here’s what else Mel needed to know. They had to learn Marketing and advertising, develop their own website, learn business management, learn Human resources, understand labor laws, learn social media management, take courses on customer services, write blogs, hire business coaches to help them make the right day to day decisions. These are only some of the things which Mels Salon had to learn while keeping themselves updated within the professional industry.

Nobody understands challenges self employed stylists face better than Mel does. As a newcomer to this industry and over the past decade, Mels salons are the only salons to have shown any growth and the ability to develop in more than one community. Mel believes that they have the right business model, attitude, support needed to reach out to many more communities. Although they are on their way, they also believe that they can achieve this faster with the help of qualified hairstylist who are looking for a similar opportunity.

Mel is always keeping a lookout for hair stylist who can fit in with their existing team. If you’re a qualified hairstylist interested in joining Mels Salon, email your C.V with a cover letter explaining why you would like to join their team. email

Mel’s Salon now opened Durban North

Mels Salon now opened Durban North, Kensington Sqaure.


Based in Springfield Park  recently opened in Overport and Now here in Durban North. Mels Salon is surely growing very quickly.  The question is why and can they make a difference in Durban North?

Established in the year 2009 Mel has since been inspired by their customers. For them, their greatest success is measured by the many satisfied customers. They are focused on quality and provide expert advice. But that’s not where they stop. They also pay close attention to the feedback of dissatisfied clients and use this feedback to motivate them. They envision themselves as innovative leaders who are always re shaping their business model to suite their customers needs. They are truly a passionate team who love their job.

As the saturated Hair industry  continues to create price wars and loses focus on quality, Mel’s hair salons are approaching the industry differently.  They are coming up with solutions to provide customers with consistency in services. Using advanced technology and an efficient system, they have brought a new concept of doing business in this industry.

Mauro Bonini, stylist and owner of Headboyz salon at the Kensington Square believes in Mels idea and concept.  After 25 years of hairdressing in Durban North, Mauro closes his chapter in hairdressing and passes his salon onto Mel and their new concept of doing business. Mauro believes Mel’s business concept will create new job opportunities faster and provide the community with a better service.

Although Mel has an established customer base in Durban North, they are so excited and looking forward to making new friends and families.  The next time you visit the Kensington square center in Durban North be sure to visit their friendly team.  For more information about Mels hair salons, trading hours, their products or services, visit or call 0312019682




Great customer experience using Technology

Since 2009, Mel has been using their customers feedback to continuously develop their customer services.  Their main focus is to provides their customers with consistency on every visit and without any unnecessary waiting. Now they are integrating computer technology and smart phones to help them improve efficiency and service delivery creating a better customer experience.

Using a link to their customers cell phones, customers gain access to

  • View their accounts
  • Manage their own Appointments
  • View appointments available at all their stores in real time
  • Download their statements
  • Track their loyalty points in Rands and not points

Now that customers can manage and control their appointments by them selves, Mel and her team can now focus more on the best customer experience.

Over the years, Mels salon has been operating very differently from other salon. Aside from them having a system that works, Mel’s team is driven towards quality and not sales. They are the only salon who offers their customers guarantees on expensive treatments like, hair coloring and Keratin treatments. They also provide their loyal customers with kick backs which they use to purchase products or services. Their focus has always been on creating and developing a unique customer experience with an added value.    As their customers base continues to grow as far as Durban North, Umhlanga and Phoenix, Mel is looking to expand into these communities.




Roots Touch Up For Grey Hair Maintenance

For many, Grey hair maintenance or Root touch up every 2 weeks can be the most inconvenient process because it consumes so much of personal time spent at a salon.  People who experience faster re growth may need to visit their salon twice a month, every month.  Those who choose the short ‘cut’ route by using home dyes for their roots touch up, never seem to get over the dry, dull, damaged and inconsistent hair tones.  So why not leave it to the professionals…

Mel’s salon has a solution to this grey problem.  They have come up with a service to manage their customer’s greys effectively and at an affordable price.  They use only salon professional color which usually cost around R350 – R400 but instead they only charge R220 which covers a 4-6 weeks of a re growth.  They Stock a variety of professional hair colors to suite every customer’s needs including hair dyes which are PPD and Ammonia free.  All their products are imported from around the world, mainly London, Italy  and the USA.  They always ensure that their customers are receiving the best results, even when they are at home.

Over the past 5 years, Mel’s Roots to Go service has helped their community with maintaining their grey hair and has helped recover their once healthy and shiny hair.   There are hundreds  of women who recommend Mel’s Root touch ups services. This makes Mel’s Salon the most experienced salon in Durban when it comes to Root Touch Ups and grey hair management.  So before your next Roots Touch Up, Why not consider Mel’s Roots to Go Service?

For more information about Mel’s hair salons and their services, visit them at the Atrium Mall in Overport or 2 Intersite Avenue in Springfield Park and now opened in Kensington Square, Durban North, go to or call them on Tel 0312019682.



Moyoko is the new Professional Hair Iron that emits an infrared light from the center of the heated plates, and its brought to you by Mycro keratin.  If you didn’t know, Micro Keratin is the fastest growing keratin treatment on the the market.  Anyone who has done a Keratin treatment knows that the treatment has to be ironed onto the hair.  This ironing process activates the treatment as well as seals the cuticle leaving your hair with a smoother and frizz free hair for up to 6 months. Click here for more info about Mycro keratin 

Although The Moyoko hair iron was designed for application process when doing the Mycro keratin in the salon, we believe that it will also become a house hold name very soon.  And here’s why….

The Moyoko hair iron radiates an infrared light found on the center of the heated tourmaline plates.  We know!!! Its hard to imagine….

Infrared Light reduces hair damage by 60%. Long term benefits mean less breakage. This technology also helps retain moisture and therefore increases shine and manageability.

Another amazing feature is the ironic generator.  The ironic generator emit irons into your hair to restore the balance of positive and negative ions which makes your hair shiny, smooth, frizz free and manageable.

Can Moyoko be used at home ?

Yes! Like most hair irons today, Moyoko offers the control of temperature which can be lowered to be used at home.  Using the Moyoko hair iron in conjunction with the Mycro Keratin treatment and after care products is believed to sustain a smoother and frizz free hair for a much longer period than any other hair iron or keratin treatments on the Market.

The Price?

We feel that most hair irons today are over priced. The Moyoko hair iron features everything that the most expensive hair irons offers plus Infrared emitting light and an ironic generator where no other iron has this feature.     This hair iron retails for an amazing R1800 and comes with a 2 year warranty.

Why not come visit our store in Springfield park and see what this new innovative technology is all about.  Its worth the price !!!


 Mycro Keratin treatments have become the fastest growing hair repair and frizz free treatment in South Africa.   There’s a reason for that!  The Mycro Keratin hair treatment does not contain any harmful chemicals and yet it can last for up to 6 months.  Mycro keratin not only repairs the hair but it can also eliminate more than 90 percent of frizz from the hair.  This is how MK treatment reduces the Styling time by half leaving you with more time to do other things.

Mycro Keratin SA and their technicians will be visiting Mel’s Salon this Friday, 25 August 2017. Customers, who are lucky to get an appointment on that day, will get to experience the MK Products and MK basin treatment for free with every service done.   You are invited to meet the team, view their products and ask questions. Customers who are already interested in doing the MK treatment will receive exclusive deals directly from the MK agents themselves. 

Fall in love with your hair all over again with Mycro Keratin at Mel’s Salon.  For more information about Mel’s Salon and their services, Visit or call them directly on Tel 031 2019682 alternatively just pop in to say hello and meet their team.