The Story

 The well established Hair Body & Soul opened its doors in the Camberwell area with a single promise: to provide a salon experience that feels special every time you visit.

Even despite their ambition, friends and owners Leah, Michelle and Pina never imagined that their business would become a Melbourne institution for hair and beauty.

Today Hair Body & Soul employs over 20 hair stylists & beauty therapists covering essential services for men and women. We pride ourselves in giving every client the Hair Body and Soul experience from the minute you step into the salon. With a thorough consultion,  a relaxing and pampering experience in our private basin room, using qaba essential oils and hot towel to infuse and delivering your ultimate result.

Our private beauty space upstairs allows us to provide you with essential beauty services with the convenience of it being under the one roof.

So what’s our secret? Hair Body and Soul invests in training, uses Australian certified organic natural products and genuinely care about every client. Our promise is to truly take the time to listen.

It’s become a place that makes you feel amazing, inside and out.

What We Believe

We love our industry, nurturing our staff and spoiling our clients. Our core beliefs and values set us apart from other salons:



We’re always learning about the latest techniques and products. From regular in-house training, to attending international workshops and conferences – constant education makes us a better salon.


Natural Products

Our idea that only high-quality products should be used in hair led us to qaba – an exclusive (and chemical-free) hair-care range crafted right here in Melbourne. Believe us when we say you will notice the difference.


Genuine Service

We’re perfectionists, but we also love creating a calm, friendly and comfortable experience when you visit. We listen, laugh (and sometimes cry) with our clients, many of which we’ve styled for decades.


Individual Style

Far from offering a ‘one size fits all’ service, we think it’s important to ask the right questions, to try something different and style clients with individuality. Every head of hair is different and should be treated that way.


Never Too Old

Beauty has no expiration date and you’re never too old to feel fabulous. We work with people of all ages and believe that no style should be off-limits simply because there are more candles on your birthday cake.

Hair Body & Soul Directors

Fun, dedicated and just a little glamorous – these are the ladies who’ve made Hair Body & Soul happen

Leah Portelli

Gentle, nurturing and highly skilled with a pair of scissors – Leah loves nothing more than cutting and colouring hair to perfection. Her particular speciality is turning your ‘bad hair day’ into a spectacular new look, and so it’s no wonder she’s grown a loyal band of friends and followers over 20 years.

Michelle McCubbin

Sassy, quick-witted and fiercely dedicated to her craft, when Michelle gets a new client she’s ‘looking for love,’ and by the end of the session, that’s exactly what she gets! A passionate traveller, Michelle takes inspiration from global style trends and she brings them into the salon every day.

Pina Khalaf

You just can’t help loving Pina’s energy, humour and infectious personality. Not only does she bring flair to the salon, but plenty of knowledge too. Pina is passionate about educating the next generation of hair stylists and she does this in-salon with junior staff and apprentices.

Our Work

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473-475 Burke Rd (Cnr Toorak and Burke)
Camberwell VIC 3124

ABN: 844 804 3174

Phone: (03) 9824 4820
Fax: (03) 9824 4710


Almost 20 years ago Hair Body & Soul opened its doors in Camberwell with a single promise: to provide a salon experience that feels special every time you visit.