Vintage Travels

Vintage Curls and Jazz at the Spotted Mallard: Hidden Melbourne Vintage Salons

Pull up a comfy armchair and a cup of cha for a journey into the past at one of Melbourne’s hidden gems. This is one of the best secret things to do in Melbourne. Vintage salons in Melbourne tread a lovely line between the kitsch and the entertaining!

The Spotted Mallard is a relaxed venue in Brunswick, earning its place on any traveller’s radar through this stunning pop up vintage salon in chic area of Melbourne and eclectic range of music acts available.

Vintage salon Melbourne Spotted Mallard shoot

While sipping your tipple, visitors could get fancy with a glamorous vintage ‘do redolent of the golden era and later take up the opportunity of a gorgeous portrait. Never have I felt quite so much like a star! For me this really did feel like one of Melbourne’s hidden gems.

Vintage salon Melbourne Spotted Mallard shoot

Check out the beautiful Melanie Engel rocking Hollywood vintage waves and clothes by Princess Highway.

Not long before New Orleans jazz band The Grubs took to the stage to complete the atmosphere. This place isn’t in the guidebooks yet, but for me it’s one of the top ways to feel like a 40s beauty in Melbourne.

Vintage salon Melbourne Shoot Hair by The Distinctive Dame

Be sure to get the Spotted Mallard on your Melbourne to do list, or grab yourself a glorious makeover at the Distinctive Dame vintage salon in Melbourne’s CBD. Break out the retro travellers!


Vintage hair courtesy of the talented Margeaux at the Distinctive Dame : vintage salon Melbourne. On offer a vintage styles for long and short hair.

The beautiful Melanie’s portraits are copyright the incredible Jenny Krohn 2016, all rights reserved.

PS: Fancy some more vintage travel ideas? Delve into a Victorian lady’s guide book.



  1. Abhinav

    August 7, 2016 at 4:44 am

    This place indeed makes you feel like a star. Good find. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Prasad

    August 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Very interesting post…the dress sure reminds you of classic Hollywood movies

  3. Lindsay Nieminen

    August 7, 2016 at 5:13 am

    this looks so fun!!!!! thanks for sharing!

  4. Rachael

    August 7, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Your pics are amazing! 🙂 This place looks very interesting! Do they have music performances everyday?

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