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The place to go when all you want is some TLC and a great haircut
Walking into Human Salon on the third floor of Swanson Street’s Curtin House, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d wandered into someone’s home.
There are only two seats and two hair washing basins at Human Salon, one each for owners Candice Harber and Helen Demos, so the space feels quieter and more relaxing without the constant buzz from rows of clients waiting to be primped. While they get a trim or colour, clients are offered tea or coffee (and for later appointments, wine from Good Intentions Wine Co).
“We just want people to have a comfortable experience,” Harber says. “We’re not so much about crazy makeovers as we are about enhancing what people come in with – so that they look like the best versions of themselves.”
The salon sees a diverse clientele walk through the door every day. And with two decades of hairdressing experience between them, Demos and Harber easily switch roles between clients to become barber,
“The salon is pretty much an extension of ourselves; from the pot plants down to the conditioner we use, it’s all a collection of things Helen and I like,” Harber adds. The same goes for the
Level 3, Curtin House, 252 Swanston St
|Opening hours:||Tue 9am-6pm; Wed, Thu 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm|