Aura is a simulated salon environment where clients can relax and experience a range of hair, barbering and beauty services in one pampering location.

Students have the opportunity to perfect their skills, including customer service and retail skills. Our students regularly win multiple awards in the annual Hair and Beauty Industry Association (HBIA) Awards.

All services are subject to availability and class schedules.

Our practitioners

Our students provide treatment under the supervision of our qualified and experienced team of professionals.

All students are studying hair, beauty and massage courses in the classroom and salon.


Our range of hairdressing and barbering services includes:

  • cutting
  • styling
  • colour
  • highlights (bleaching)
  • straightening
  • men's grooming.

Our range of beauty services includes:

  • facial and body treatments
  • eyelash and eyebrow tinting
  • waxing (all genders)
  • manicures and pedicures
  • body massage
  • make up 
  • tanning
  • spa treatments.
Andrea Day

Andrea Day, Team Leader in Beauty at VU Polytechnic, is passionate about teaching the next generation of beauty therapists. She shares how she’s continuing to take her beauty knowledge to new heights.

Price list

View the Aura at VU price list.

Aura offers a 50% discount on all treatments and services for VU staff and students on presentation of staff/student ID.

Prices are current at the time of publishing and may be subject to change (updated 28 June 2022). Please call us for an update on our services and to book an appointment.


Opening hours

Salon hours are subject to student timetables. Please note the last day of services for 2022:

  • Hairdressing: Friday 16 December
  • Beauty/Makeup: Closed for rest of 2022

For the latest opening hours, please email the salon at [email protected].

Make an appointment

To book, please email or phone for an appointment:

Phone: +61 3 9919 7777
Email: [email protected]


VU City Tower, City Campus
370 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000