Review: Miss Coiffure, Adelaide

March 02, 2015

Let me begin by saying I have been getting my hair done by Mikala at Ma Petite Salon for years. Mikala operates out of her own home, which is conveniently located 5 minutes away from my mother-in-law and allows me to drop the toddler off while I get my hair did. Plus, she obviously does a good job which is why I keep going back! 

However, on this occasion, I went to Miss Coiffure as part of a girl's night activity. My friend had taken up a promotional offer and invited me along to try it out. Miss Coiffure is located in Adelaide's Hindmarsh Square in the CBD and was a short walk from our office on a Friday afternoon for our appointments.

Saw no less than three separate people we knew walk by while here
So Adelaide

Miss Coiffure is quite unique in that it is Adelaide's only salon with a liquor licence. Seating is at an elegant marble-topped bar, rather than in front of a mirror, and chairs can be faced in any direction, depending on who you're chatting to at the time. It feels a little unusual at first to not be able to see what's going on but I actually enjoyed not having to look at myself for hours on end and keep my RBF in check.

As the name suggests

My stylist, Lulu, was friendly and welcoming, asking me about my goals for my hair and what I wanted to get out of the session, and was happy to suggest options so I got the look I wanted. 

Much glamour. So foil.

Obviously what sets Miss Coiffure apart is the open bar aspect - I enjoyed a gin and tonic to start and delicious Bird in Hand sparkling rosé during our appointment which was a fabulous way to start our evening . . .  although I did harbour a mild concern about people slamming a few tequila shots and demanding their waist-length hair be cropped to a pixie cut after a nasty break-up!

I could so see this being a fun and classy hens activity or other function that ladies of all ages could enjoy together. In related news, later this evening, our friend gave us the happy news that she was engaged so we immediately suggested going here as part of the celebrations!

Why yes, my vintage bag does go with my sparkling ro-say!

After the colour and cut, our hair was finished off with a blowdry and style, so we were ready to hit the town.

Another thing I enjoyed was no product hard sell or mindless small talk. The clientele ranged from older to younger, male and female and there was none of that elitist snobby vibe you can sometimes get from upmarket salons.

They even offer a ticketing service where you can leave your work bag, sensible shoes or other items while you head out on the town.

I changed my mind from my original plan and ended up with a fabulous new ombre look which I'm super happy with.

Rocking my new Australis Velourlips in Ma-Li-Boo
perfectly matching my Fitbit!

Even my second-day hair felt fresh to death. Because I almost always wear it in a ponytail or bun, even I was surprised at how long it was.

When you look fly in a group shot and don't want to post other people's photos without permission:
The Chronic Crop

We enjoyed our experience thoroughly and it was the perfect Friday afternoon pampering session to kick start our night of Fringe-based activity around Adelaide. 

(Don't worry, Mikala - I will still come back!)

* Not a sponsored review; all paid for with my hard-earned!

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  1. Your hair looks great! :)

    And what a fun idea for a salon too, I could see that being really popular for parties like you said. :)

    1. Thanks Mica! It was a lot of fun and looking forward to heading back for another session!

  2. I love this concept for a hair salon! I wish there was one near where I live!

    1. You may have to treat yourself next time you're somewhere that has a place similar . . . It's so worth it!