Discover Zoe Foster-Blake's favourite Hawthorn beauty space - Made.Salon

Is your skin in need of some mid-winter pampering?

It’s no secret that beautiful, fresh-looking skin requires attention – from both the inside and the outside.  Eat well, keep hydrated, and get a good night’s sleep. Avoid the sun’s harsh rays. And use skincare products that contain only pure and natural ingredients. Last but not least, find an awesome beautician for some regular pampering. 

That’s where Made. Salon fits in – a soothing oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Glenferrie Road, recently featured on Channel 9’s Postcards program by devoted client Zoe Foster-Blake. My introduction to this beauty salon started a few years ago, back when they were operating in the side streets of West Hawthorn. I stumbled across their business after I’d recently returned from a holiday in Bali, when I was searching for a specific, all-natural product range. 

Let me explain. While staying at the amazing Four Seasons in Ubud, we experienced the ultimate in day spa treatments (I’ve done a few days spas in my time, so this is big call!). There, I discovered the natural goodness of the Sodashi product range – an Australian skincare brand, used globally at many exclusive day spas. Made from only the purest ingredients, this brand is chemical-free and ethically sourced – a philosophy that seemed perfectly in tune with our pristine jungle setting, right beside the Ayung River. Plus, the products are remarkably effective. 

The truth is, I felt an instant connection to the Sodashi brand. My skin felt genuinely clean, fresh and nourished after the facial – but also, the brand values of wholeness, purity and radiance resonated with me. The way I look at it, you apply these products to your skin twice each day – why would anyone want their skin absorbing nasty chemicals this often?  I was sold! I bought the products and have been loyal to Sodashi ever since. 


Which brings me back to Made. Salon – one of the few, hand-picked Sodashi stockists in Melbourne. That, combined with the care and attention I received, convinced me that this salon would be my new best friend. The girls are divine and so meticulous - whether it's an eyebrow shape or a facial, the love and attention is genuine. Richie, the owner, is filled with knowledge and is passionate about ‘goodness’ – she’s always happy to chat and share her views. Conversations during your treatment are inspiring, and just as colourful as the décor in their new premises. 

Made. Salon is now located at the back of Glenferrie Rd, next door to the Lido cinema and opposite the Hawthorn Leisure and Aquatic Centre. A pastel pink staircase leads you to the entrance. The vibe is Miami cool – with lots of colour, space and natural light. So if you want to enjoy a perfect local escape, and give your skin the mid-winter pampering that it needs – then visit Made. Salon and experience the natural goodness of Sodashi. Online bookings are available.

Reviewed by Helen

Made. Salon
Rear 671 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
T 9819 2660