For a hair and beauty salon that goes above and beyond for its customers, look no further than Blo Bar in Oakleigh.
The salon, which has become renowned for its express blow wave service, also offers cuts, colours, styling, makeup, nails, spray tans and eyelash extensions. Think of it as a one-stop shop to beautify yourself.
Blo Bar offers a beautiful space that is clean, light and airy – and pops of yellow in the décor add a cheerful touch.
Blo Bar manager Soulitsa Zevgaras said the salon, which has been operating for almost four years, prides itself on offering customers an exceptional experience.
“We have little goodie bags, we offer complimentary tea, coffee, champagne and wine, cookies, nuts. We have a good playlist (of music), we have a TV for people to watch while they get their hair washed, and stools so they can put their feet up,” she said.
“We love hair and we love people, so we really pride ourselves on offering all those little extras.”
Ms Zevgaras said she wants customers to come to Blo Bar and feel like their friend is doing their hair and makeup – it’s all about making the experience personal.
“We want to have that relationship with people where they can be open and honest with us, so they can tell us what they want done and we can cater to their needs,” she said.
Consultation is an important part of doing business at Blo Bar, and the staff take the time to ask clients lots of questions about how they’d like their hair and makeup done or what changes they’d like to make, Ms Zevgaras said.
“We let our clients know, step-by-step, the process that we’re going through so they’re not sitting there thinking ‘what is happening to my hair or my face?’ We guide them through it,” she said.
“We also address clients by their names, which is not only an ice-breaker but it also personalises the service we offer.”
Providing quality and personalised service is a way that Blo Bar creates trust with their customers, of which many are referred by existing patrons.
“Nothing is too extreme for us. We’ll go out of our way and we are really accommodating to people. For example, we close on Mondays but if girls have formals on and want to book in on a Monday, we’ll open for certain hours to fit those clients in,” Ms Zevgaras said.
Ms Zevgaras said Blo Bar is an all-inclusive salon, where everyone is welcome. They cater to women, men, children, and elderly folk from all backgrounds.
“You’re never too old or too young; we cater to everyone,” Ms Zevgaras said.
Part of Blo Bar’s mission is to offer their clients quality “me time” where they can come in, relax and enjoy a luxurious treatment.
“Regardless of what’s happening outside, you can come in here it’s like a different world. It’s a happy place,” Ms Zevgaras said.
Visit Blo Bar
22A Atherton Rd, Oakleigh
Phone: 9975 7733
Opening hours: Monday – Closed; Tuesday 9am – 5pm; Wednesday – Thursday 9am – 8pm; Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 8.30am – 4.30pm; Sunday 8am – 4pm.