Would you eat something that you knew was toxic but tasted great? You’d probably think twice about it and we Sogo girls definitely agree – you should say a big fat NO.
Here at Sogo, we want you to give hair dyes the same consideration – these are generally applied directly onto your scalp and can have some rather nasty implications like burning or irritating skin or even entering your bloodstream and seriously affecting your health. From experience, once there has been a reaction to these chemicals the irritation can potentially get worse each time thereafter.
Let’s not beat around the bush – toxic chemicals are used in hair dyes and bleaches. If you prefer to buy your own hair colour from a salon, chemist or supermarket – please please please do your research and check the ingredients on the packet. Conventional hair … Read More »
Becoming a sustainable salon is an integral part of Sogo; for us Sogo sisters as women and what we stand for – reducing the depletion of our natural resources while maintaining ecological balance. We set about working out what we could do and how sustainability could be integrated into the very core of Sogo Hair salon and our culture.
It all started when we moved to our current location in 2011 and made a conscious decision to minimise our carbon footprint. We started looking for ways to satisfy the needs of today while minimising the impact on our future generations.
Initially, we let go of our clothes dryer for drying our towels. Towels are an important part of a busy salon but we needed to find an alternative that made sense for the environment and was sustainable. We took on Eco Towels for their super absorbency and biodegradability. … Read More »
Excellent customer service, always made to feel very welcome. Everyone there is very professional.
Always great work on my hair so I don’t have to worry about how I look. Sogo even takes responsibility for what cut I will have and offer a super friendly service.
I used to hate having my hair cut. But since coming to Sogo since 2001, I have changed my view utterly. I love coming to Sogo, it’s friendly and everyone is kind. Emma always does a great hair cut and knows what I like (and don’t like). These days I travel 3000kms for a hair cut.
I have been a customer at Sogo for over 5 years. They offer a friendly, professional service with excellent aftercare. Never disappointed.
Love my fresh do, feeling fabulous as always. Thanks for pampering me girls – I’ll be back!
Susie Flashman Jarvis
Sofia was fantastic as usual, never disappoints with her exceptional cutting skills!! Friendly and professional. Yet again, a happy happy client. Thanks 🙂
Hollie Flashman Jarvis
Amazing friendly and skilful service. Love coming in to see the girls for chat and fantastic cut and colour. Maz listens and delivers great results with my hair.
Love the service, always feel fabulous because of my hair and the overall experience! Love the girls – what a great team.
Always a stunning and delightful experience having my hair done by any of you girls (and I will and do travel for the consistently high standards of excellence in care, service and advice).
A trip to Sogo is always a lovely experience. From the warm greetings from the girls on arrival, to the yummy coffee and tea. Sogo uses quality products that enhance my hair. Their cutting skills are exceptional and I always feel confident in my “look”. I travel over two hours to come to Sogo for my hair cut and it is so worth it!
I love Sogo. I have been coming to Sogo for many, many year and value their friendly staff and professionalism. I would recommend Sogo to everybody.
I originally came to Sogo for its cruelty free and environmentally sustainable practices which I still consider essential and great. I keep coming back because the service is also exceptional. They’re always on time, everyone is friendly, happy and relaxed. The atmosphere is lovely, oh and they listen to you and what you want! I love coming here and I love the colour and cuts I get from the charming, skilled and collaborative Emma!
One of the best hair salons in Melbourne. Sogo has always made me stand out!
As a customer of 15 years, I cannot fault the service and ‘love’ the Sogo girls give! I would recommend and often have recommended Sogo to others.
Friendly and personal service keeps me coming back. Extremely welcoming vibe, always feel that I am listened to and understood. Excellent service, cut and colour – always fantastic!
Your service is 10 stars! You are the best hairdresser in the universe *blush*! Emma in particular, but everyone is always really friendly. Thank you!
Dr Renato Klein
Love the happy, familiar environment. The girls always willing to listen and advise. They take the time to understand my lifestyle and adapt services accordingly. I enjoy coming back – wouldn’t be here after 5 years otherwise (and I bring my family)! 5 stars all the way!
That’s right! We turn 17 on 16 June and we’re celebrating all week!
And, the best part is – you’re invited! Book a Sogo service from 16 June – 23 June here at our Fitzroy salon and you can join the party with a glass of bubbles and goody bag on us!
We’ll put on the tunes and have treats on offer to get us all in the mood.
Book a service throughout our birthday week and join the celebrations
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The Cancer Council runs a free in house wig service that offers wigs and fittings for any cancer patient undergoing treatment. And, for many years, us Sogo girls have been very proud to support this service by offering a free wig grooming service for those patients.
Wigs donated to the Cancer Council are offered to patients and the Cancer Council Nurses’ refer patients to Sogo for our wig grooming service.
We aim to make it super easy for patients to access this service here at Sogo – just call and make an appointment.
At the appointment, we work out the best way to personalise the wig to suit the person’s face shape and features – we take care to understand how the client’s hair was before treatment. Sometimes it’s just as easy as creating a fringe, other times it’s about framing the face.
With all the … Read More »
When it comes to colour, Maz is our number one. She lives and breathes everything to do with colour and can talk colour molecules until the cows come home. Here she shares her insights and experience around the taboo subject of grey or white hairs *gasp* and just what on earth to do with them.
“One of the most common questions I get as a colourist is “what am going to do with my greys?”
To be perfectly honest it really is up YOU.
If you are inclined to want to cover those suckers up, there are a few options from colours that wash out over time to permanent colour that grows out.
When a client comes in with some silvers that are peaking through and asks what to do with them, we always ask them how sure they are … Read More »
Faster than the sharpest scissors. More powerful than an ionic hairdryer. Able to colour hair like no other. Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s SuperMaz!
Yes, our very own Maz, juggles her colourful role in the Sogo businesss, her family – two boys and a hubby and not forgetting her sisters, parents and extended family and her own interests – making it look effortless.
After years of trying different ways to achieve a sense of work/life balance, SuperMaz shares her top tips for finding a work life balance
Stop feeling guilty – be kind to yourself. As women, we can often carry guilt about not sizing up to the domestic goddesses society portrays. A wise woman (a Mum of four in the corporate world) once told me “I don’t care!” Everyone has their own measure of what is important to them. Match this up … Read More »
Whether it’s nirvana blonde, platinum blonde or butter blonde when it comes to the summer months girls just want to be blonde.
Word of warning though going blonde doesn’t happen in a flash. Great care and knowledge of each person’s hair colour history and its condition needs to be considered.
Stars in the limelight have always inspired hair trends and even they have had to be patient in attaining their ideal hair colour result.
Take for example Selena Gomez’s latest Nirvana Blonde look; her hair colourist Riawna Capri said on Instagram, “it took nine hours, in excess of 300 foils, 8 bowls of bleach, 2 operators patiently and diligently working simultaneously producing packets of Baby fine lights and heaps of patience.”
Anything is possible, we just need to apply expertise, patience and commitment to maintain the integrity of the hair.
As a guide, we have put together a … Read More »
Always friendly, great advice and always come out with an awesome ‘do’. I give Sogo 5 stars!
Nowadays, thanks to social media; it appears your favourite celebrity or vlogger goes from raven black to peachy platinum blonde in an instant and vice versa. The reality is that colouring hair just doesn’t work like that and has put us hair colouring experts under pressure to educate our clients about achieving the look they want while maintaining optimal healthy hair!
To start with, us hair colouring experts like our Maz at Sogo who has spent years learning about hair colour swallows a chill pill when a client comes in demanding the latest rainbow colours and then gets down to a bit of detective work to uncover the history of the clients’ hair. Taking this time to screen and understand the individual’s hair ensures results that exceed expectations and maintain or improve its condition.
At Sogo, this screening … Read More »
Sogo is an experience. It’s a warm, welcoming environment and care for customer is in the fabric of Sogo. I have confidence in their capability across cutting, colouring and styling and in the products they use and promote. Thank you. I give Sogo 5 stars!
Always friendly and welcoming. The girls discuss the look I’m trying to achieve and provide good advice on the cut and colour to get there. I do (and have) recommend them to friends. I give Sogo 5 stars!
I love coming here! Sofia always does a beautiful job cutting my hair. The service is excellent and everyone is always so friendly. I give Sogo 5 stars!
Always amazing service at Sogo. The girls talk through what you want and never fail to deliver. I have always been very happy with my hair when leaving Sogo. Would highly recommend to everyone. I give Sogo 5 stars!
I have been coming here for years. I’m very happy with the service. I give Sogo 5 stars!
Each of the Sogo girls have cut or coloured my hair. No matter who takes care of me I know I am in experienced hands. A clear and thoughtful consultation takes place before the scissors come out and so I know they know exactly what I’m hoping to achieve. They all explain what, how and why. Always a great experience. I give Sogo 5 stars!
Patricia De Marco
The girls at Sogo are the best! Friendly, supportive, professional and they know what they are talking about. There is no pressure when you come here. From the minute you are greeted with a smile on the way in, until they hand you back your jacket on the way out, you are made to feel special and relaxed. I wouldn’t go anywhere else because they listen to what I want and make suggestions when I ask. They also ran to time – what more could you ask? I give Sogo 5 stars!
The girls at Sogo have always been excellent communicators which results in a high quality execution of their hairstyling skills every time. I don’t get my hair cut anywhere else and even flew back here when I was living interstate (wow!), such is the quality of service. I give Sogo 5 stars!
I have been coming for over 12 years so I must be very happy! The girls are always very obliging, attentive and caring plus they are all very talented! Great at their jobs. I give Sogo 5 stars!
What a talented team at Sogo!! I have such a difficult blond to get… and hard for me to change from my favourite colourist in Paris… but you are amazing, girls! You made me an incredible pearl rose blond which looks as good in real life as in picture…. and the hair cut is absolutely absolutely perfect! Feel sexy and confident as never before. Huge thanks to both of you, you rock!
Emma from France