Looking to switch up your look with a brand new haircut, highlights or indulge in a luxurious treatment to fight the frizz? We’ve rounded up our favourite hair salons in Singapore, each of which know how to cut, treat and colour all hair types, from Asian to Caucasian – so, go ahead, get booking!
Centrally located in Ngee Ann City, Chez Vous boasts a team of stylists with a minimum 10 years of experience, including a Caucasian specialist team for expat hair concerns! From hair highlights to indulgent hair treatments tailored to every individual, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the range of services available here. For expats who love to sport natural fine highlights that blend effortlessly, look for Associate Salon Director, Khim Toh. If you’re looking for colour correction and Balayage services, Associate Salon Director Veyond Chong is the best person to go to.
Suffering from frizzy hair? Try hair Botox and fillers, a new, semi-permanent hair treatment for silkier locks. This three-hour long treatment features a customised blend that contains a thermal-activated concentrate to combat frizz and tame unruly hair, stabilised keratin to repair damage, and a silk protein to promote smoothness and shine. Then, your hair will be treated with a deeply nourishing booster containing amino-oil complex, jojoba and avocado oils, before a flat iron is applied to activate the smooth-control concentrate and lock in the nutrients. As a final step, a hyaluronic acid and ceramide-rich masque is applied to seal in all the goodness. Book us in!
This bright and spacious salon in Holland Village is a one-stop location that caters to Caucasian hair. Expat Living’s Melinda Murphy did a test-drive of the Keratin Smoothing Therapy treatment – read on for her thoughts!
“I’ve been baffled by how to tame my humidity-induced frizz since landing on the Little Red Dot. Turns out, a Keratin treatment was just the trick. Three hours at the salon and my tresses are frizz-free for the first time in years. The three-step process started with a special shampoo, Tiboli Volume Obsessed Shampoo, which was left in my hair for 15 minutes. Next, my charming stylist Willie painted on the Keratin Smoothing Therapy, which was then steamed into my hair. After a quick cold-water rinse, my hair was flat-ironed to lock in the treatment. I walked out with flat, super shiny hair. Days later, it’s still frizz-free, but I’m able to style it fuller. The only downside is that there’s a slight odour whenever my hair gets wet – but this is standard with the treatment and will fade over time.”
Psst… This hair-smoothing treatment will change your hair colour, so you’ll need to wait for a week before colouring your hair.
Vox Studio Aveda Salon & Spa
Conveniently near Somerset MRT station, Vox Studio is a hair salon, boutique spa and retail outlet in one frequented by both locals and expats alike. Look forward to personalised service by the crew of experienced hair professionals and trained therapists from around the world, including Australia, France and Germany. Enjoy a complimentary consultation, too!
For hair treatments and services, the salon uses mainly Aveda, a natural, eco-friendly haircare brand. Available also are specific treatments catering to Caucasian hair, including the Natural Botanical Tint colouring treatment, as well as lowlights or highlights. Suffering from damaged hair? Treat your tresses to the Botanical Hair Therapy, a treatment to revitalise and recondition weak hair. This specially designed service includes a relaxing shoulder, back and hand massage ritual, alongside styling, too! Then, extend the pampering and indulge in a Stress-fix body massage, which features Aveda’s Stressfix aroma that has been clinically proven to relieve stress.
Trimmings Salon & Spa
Tucked away in the quiet Loewen neighbourhood and surrounded by lush greenery, this salon and spa in one offers a respite from the bustling city. On the salon front, you can look forward to various hair services; a wash and blow is affordably priced from $35 to $45, or you can indulge in an intensive scalp treatment ($95-120) for healthier tresses. Apart from a whole list of hair treatments, deluxe facials and indulgent massages, there are also waxing treatments for both ladies and men. Get smooth, fuzz-free legs with full-leg waxing ($65), then extend the pampering with a massage.
The Big Blow
A proper blow-dry doesn’t just make you feel amazing – it should last for a few days and make your hair easier to style. The brainchild of Ellie Sakrzewski, a makeup artist by trade, The Big Blow offers an efficient blow-dry service ideal for those short of time. They can do everything from a classic, sleek blow-dry to party hair. Ellie offers a makeup service too, and her team can come to you if you can’t make it into the salon. Need to look swish for a big event? Book yourself in for the salon’s Perfect Blowout treatment – it includes a wash, conditioning and styling for $45!
Expat Hair Studio
Needing little introduction, Expat Hair Studio has become well-known for its colouring expertise – from simple, all-over shades to ombre highlights and everything in-between. One of its specialities is balayage, a free-hand technique that sweeps colour across the hair. The result? A sun-kissed, natural effect, with softer and less noticeable regrowth – great for those who want a low-maintenance look. Balayage colouring starts from $195 and will take between two and three hours, depending on the desired effect.
Hairdreams Couture Salon
Suffering from hair loss or thinning? Head to this luxury salon in town, which specialises in hair lengthening. The session starts with a consultation in a suite, where you’ll receive expert advice on the hairstyle of your dreams. The extensions offered here set the bar higher than at conventional salons; the application is completely automated and doesn’t require manual application. There’s also a wide selection of matching colours to choose from!
Yen’s Hair Design
With over 14 years of experience in colouring and highlighting both Asian and Caucasian hair, Yen’s Hair Design has become a go-to for locals and expats alike. Located just a stone’s throw from Holland Village MRT station, the modern salon has a reputation for expertly handling different hair types and textures. Popular services include a special highlights, digital perm and keratin treatment. Add a sun-kissed touch to your look with blonde highlights (from $158) using products from established brands like Wella, L’Oréal and Redken. A hair wash and massage is complimentary, and you’ll leave the salon feeling like a princess.
Hair We Are
This cosy salon in the west is highly experienced in treating both Caucasian and Asian hair – its team of stylists has over 18 years of experience. Available services include rebonding, highlights, scalp treatments and hair up-dos for special occasions. Treat your scalp to the Shiseido Fuente Forte Scalp and Hair Care regime ($50) – it’s suitable for both dry and oily hair, as well as for those with scalp issues such as dandruff or itchiness. The products – infused with scutellaria extract to moisturise and amino acids to strengthen – are applied to both your scalp and your hair. After a thorough massage, the formula is rinsed out, and you’re treated to a blow-dry to your liking.
Toni & Guy
Established in Singapore in 1995, Toni & Guy has since launched a total of seven outlets islandwide. Strategically located in key areas in Singapore, including in the Mandarin Gallery, on the East Coast and in River Valley, the salons provide the ultimate urban retreat. Popular services include Keratin treatment, highlights and Kerastase rituals.
Seven locations islandwide
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