Emaya Salon was established in 2007 by Monica Hanicar, a hairdresser with 15 years experience in the industry and a passion for education and keeping up with the latest trends. Monica started her business as a boutique home based salon (originally trading as Monified Hair Design) where her vision was to create a salon that offered a personalised, one on one experience for the clients.

In 2015, we moved to our Ferntree Gully location offering more space to accommodate our growing clientele. The level of service remains the same, in that every person who comes through our door gets a tailor made experience where your stylist will be with you from beginning to end of your appointment. We offer a tranquil relaxed vibe in our salon where you don’t feel like you’re being rushed in and out.

Our senior staff consists of Monica, Michelle and Tarsh who are advanced colourists and stylists. Monica and Michelle are Alfa Parf ‘Colour Master’ Graduates, completing intense colour training in 2016 and 2018 with an internationally renowned educator and have brought a wealth of knowledge back to the salon. There’s no colour correction we can’t handle!
We always strive to keep up with latest trends and have developed our own signature balayage and foiling techniques to ensure every client leaves with a personalised ‘couture’ hair colour.

Our Junior Stylist is Paris and she is already on their way to becoming a superstar stylist. We have a very strict and structured approach to training our Junior stylists to ensure they produce the same quality of work as what’s come to be expected at Emaya Salon. We only take on the most friendly and passionate individuals to fit in with our salon culture. Paris is also an amazing makeup artist and is already growing her client base whilst completing her apprenticeship. We always recommend booking in advance as she books up quick!

We have also been selected to style hair for many prestigious events in Melbourne including:

Crown Towers Spa–  Logies, Brownlow, Spring Racing Carnival 2015 & 2016
Miss Universe– Victorian State Finals 2016
Myer A/W Fashion Launch 2017, Myer Spring Fashion Lunch 2017, Melbourne Fashion Week 2017 + 2018 (as part of the Kevin Murphy team)

As well as styling countless weddings for our beautiful brides over the years!

In 2019 we will be launching some new and exciting things in the salon including VIP nights, a ‘Signature Style’ range and Gift Vouchers for our clients so to keep up to date with our latest news follow us on Instagram and Facebook!



Tarsh is our head apprentice and has already found her passion in hairstyling and colour.
She excels at every new skill she is taught and is well on her way to becoming a superstar senior stylist which is what’s come to be expected at Emaya Salon.

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