The Story

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.

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 15 hair technicians, make-up artists, and massage therapists covering beauty and body essentials for men and women. There’s even a bustling online store with over 50 salon-exclusive products.

So what’s their secret? Hair Body and Soul invests in training, uses only the best natural products and genuinely cares about every client.

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.