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Trying to find the best hair salon in Singapore for a haircut, new style, hair extensions, colour treatment or highlights? Or even just a hair treatment to fight the frizz, or a better shampoo? We’ve reviewed these great hair salons in Singapore, and their hairdressers have shown us their skills with trims, rebonding and hair botox treatments, and colouring. Not keen to go too far? Here’s a tip: search your browser for ‘hair salon near me’ and you’re sorted!
Chez Vous Private Space for blonde highlights
It was a series of “wow” moments for me at Chez Vous Private Space, starting with the cave-like entrance that leads to semi-private and duo pods and 10 fully enclosed rooms, each with a unique design.
After entering a private room, I settled into a 180-degree reclining chair. (Very easy to be fond of!) I then chose an essential oil, a drink from the extensive beverage menu and my choice of music or meditation audio. Just when I thought nothing could top the pampering, I was told that a two-tier high-tea set was included. Also, if that wasn’t enough, I could also get noodles or porridge on request! There’s even a call-for-service button under the table for whenever I need any assistance.
I then discussed with my hairdresser Shawn, the salon director, what I had in mind. He recommended the shade and volume of highlights that would suit me best. I’ve had my hair done at this great hair salon in Singapore before and they have my full trust. I really appreciate that while my hair visibly needed some trimming, Shawn understood that I wasn’t ready to let go of an inch just yet.
While my hair was being done by my hairdresser, I could watch Netflix on an iPad provided by the salon or get some work done. There’s a pull-out drawer that fits my laptop perfectly – even a pillow for my arms to rest so I could work comfortably.
The hair wash station was right next to me, so it was just a matter of turning the reclining chair for access. I then enjoyed a relaxing head spa session before my hair was dried. Lastly, a choice of three different perfumes and skin moisturisers were used to freshen me up before facing the world after this truly exclusive experience at an affordable cost. I’ve never been happier with a hair salon result!
– Judit Gál
Expat Hair Studio – great hair salon in Singapore for hair extensions
I have very thin hair – wispy at the front and sides. So I dream of bouncy thick locks that are still manageable and easy to care for. I’ve been using hair extensions, and after eight years I can’t be without them.
I’ve been with my hairdresser Kat since she started at Expat Hair Studio and I love her. She always matches the highlight colour perfectly to my skin tone and from the moment I started using extensions, Kat has matched them perfectly too.
When I go to the hairdressers I normally book in to have the old hair extensions removed, which is done quite quickly using a solution to melt the glue. Then it’s a hair wash and also a refresh of my highlights before the new extensions are placed.
Over the years, I’ve tried a mix of products. Tapes are hair strips on a two-inch section of tape that are usually placed around the crown to thicken the hair instantly. They’re quick, easy to apply and can be reused, so it’s a great cost-effective option.
Individual extensions consist of individual pre-bonded sections of hair. They need to be individually placed, so they’re a little more time consuming. I usually have 50 to 75 individual bonds, to give an idea of the volume. The great thing about these is that they’re small enough to add in where needed. Both options usually last me around five months before they need to be replaced. They’re both gentle on my hair.
After a quick haircut to tidy the ends, my hair looks thicker now, and I’m able to get the volume I want – it’s a game changer!
– Jacqui Young
• 422 Joo Chiat Road | 6444 7929 | WhatsApp 8028 6588
• 40B Boat Quay | 6219 3117 | WhatsApp 8028 6588
La Source – great hair salon in Singapore for good haircut and hair loss issues
I’ve been looking to treat my hair loss and hair thinning issues so that I can feel confident. La Source’s Creative Director and my hairdresser, Nik Kim, recommended a creative haircut that complements my face shape to make my head of hair look fuller. Nik is very trendy and has a good sense of style. He created a style that I like and that was also able to minimise the look of thinning in my hair.
Following the haircut came a Gold Millet scalp treatment by trichologist Yumi, who is knowledgeable and professional. The scalp treatment came with a head and shoulder massage – this was a nice touch and especially memorable as it relaxed my tense muscles.
This hairdresser in Singapore was welcoming and relaxing, and the whole process was enjoyable and comfortable as everyone was friendly and professional.
– Joanne Koh
Trimmings Salon for highlights and a Brazilian blowout treatment
“You look so much younger!” Who doesn’t want to hear that? I’ve had my share of bad hair experiences so I’m a rather nervous customer. Not now!
I walked into the lovely Trimmings hair salon in Dempsey with frizzy, tired, frumpy-looking hair. I now feel like I’ve been transformed. Truthfully, I’m not quite brave enough to comfortably “embrace the grey” yet. And I’d fallen into the cycle of just dealing with the roots every few weeks and ignoring the bigger picture. In this instance, though, my hairdresser and stylist Desmond, ably assisted by Joey, worked his magic.
Hairdresser Desmond suggested a half head of highlights with very fine sections of hair to avoid an unwanted stripy look. Foils were removed and an ash toner applied to avoid a future orange/brassy tone. Then a brown/beige colour was applied, resulting in an overall lifting of colour. My previously one-dimensional hair was now showing off some lovely depth and texture! Then it was on to taming the frizz.
Desmond performed his next trick using a Nov’Max Brazilian Keratin product. A quick haircut followed to tidy up the edges and – ta da! – a lighter, sleeker, shinier new head of hair. Also, I got the added bonus of not having to wrangle a hairdryer for the next three to six months! To maintain the colour, a non-sulphate shampoo and conditioner is recommended. Trimmings has a full range of the Kevin Murphy products used in the salon and available for purchase.
The highlights for my length of hair cost $260 followed by the Brazilian blowout for $290. If you want to tame the frizz only, Desmond and colleagues can do a Brazilian blowout for $360. Huge thanks to Desmond, Joey, Mandy and the team at Trimmings at Dempsey – see you soon!
– Mel Fitzgerald
TCL Beauty Studio scalp treatment for thinning hair
At over the age of 50, my hair is not only changing in texture but also starting to thin a bit. Now that I like to wear it smooth and sleek, it’s becoming increasingly important to protect and nourish both my hair and scalp.
TCL Beauty Studio – The Conscious Lifestyle – uses only natural and botanical hair products imported from Japan. LebeL, in particular, has built a great reputation over more than 100 years.
For my Scalp Treatment, my lovely hairdresser and stylist Kimie Sako used LebeL’s scalp-centric and anti-ageing Viege range, which is scientifically formulated to “boost the inner strength” of ageing hair.
We began with a head massage with the Young Living essential oil of my choice. Then the hour-long head-spa treatment consisting of:
- Medicate Essence to stimulate thicker hair growth;
- Base Suppli to strengthen the scalp;
- Soothing Suppli to nourish the scalp;
- Gentle shampoo; and
- Advante leave-in treatment applied to the hair shaft to revive both the inner and outer layers of the hair.
Together with hairdresser Kimie’s expert touch, the whole experience was delightful. I walked out with smooth, bouncy hair and a pleasantly tingling, revitalised scalp. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
For me, there’s not much better than an hour or two of pampering by a great stylist, using beautifully formulated products, in a soul-soothing environment like one of the semi-private hair-dressing spaces at TCL Beauty Studio. So, the next time you feel like being spoiled, you know where to go.
– Verne Maree
#05-04 The Flow, 66 East Coast Road
8404 8519 | TCL Beauty Studio
The Sloane Salon for scalp treatment and deep conditioning
My naturally wavy hair has always been a frizz nightmare in humid Singapore. To control it, I frequently resort to heat styling and straightening treatments, which stress my hair, along with quarterly highlights. Hence, I diligently seek in-salon treatments for damage control.
I was excited to try the Aromatherapy Detox Scalp Treatment at The Sloane Salon as aromatherapy and scents are my passion! It utilises essential oils to restore the scalp’s natural pH balance and cleanse the follicular area deeply.
It began with a thorough scalp and hair analysis using microscopy – a procedure known as trichoscopy. Thankfully, my hair follicles were found to be thriving despite some notable scalp flakiness and sensitivity.
The elaborate regime that followed included an exfoliator to remove impurities, followed by a relaxing head massage. A pre-shampoo scalp spa wash and the acclaimed K18 molecular repair treatment, involving a repair mist and mask, were added to boost the results. After rinsing, the K18 mask acted as a leave in treatment. A scalp tonic concluded the process.
The post-treatment scalp analysis revealed a magically transformed scalp – flakiness and irritation vanished, replaced by a healthier appearance.
Confidently, I can say this hair treatment met all expectations. It left my scalp clean, refreshed and invigorated while making my hair smooth and moisturised. The added pampering and aromatherapy scents created a truly indulgent, spa-like experience.
Now, I only need to book the next treatment to maintain my hair’s condition. It will surely thank me!
– Karin Galley
#01-20 Duo Galleria, 7A Fraser Street
6909 8042 | thesloanesalon.com.sg
Shunji Matsuo’s soft straightening treatment for frizzy hair
My hair in Singapore is very frizzy. I have naturally curly hair and a lot of it, so it’s a constant battle to make it look smooth. I normally spend hours straightening my hair after washing it to keep it under control. So, I thought that Shunji Mastuo’s signature soft straightening treatment would be ideal for giving me healthy straight hair.
The overall experience was great; the salon is incredibly large and spacious and easily located in Takashimaya. (They have other great hair salons in Singapore as well.) The hairdressers were lovely as they explained to me my hair type and the best blow-drying techniques. I also had a haircut where, at my request, they just trimmed off my dead ends without giving me a drastic haircut.
The treatment so far has done everything it promised to do. My hair is straight and shiny, and the frizziness is completely gone. It’s a healthy treatment, too, because in addition to the straightening aspect they also apply a neutraliser to your hair to lessen any harmful impacts of the chemicals used.
Overall, the results of the straightening treatment were everything I wanted, and my hair is sleek and shiny. The only thing to note is that it takes quite a while (for my long hair it took six hours). So do block out enough time and bring something to keep you occupied. The salon environment is lovely and calm – especially as I was in a private room – and there are drinks to enjoy while you wait.
– Victoria Baxter
There are four Shunji Matsuo locations in Singapore – ION Orchard, Takashimaya SC, Holland Village and Century Square
shunjimatsuo.com.sg|Whatsapp 8799 8373
Best hair care shampoo & conditioner?
K18 Haircare – when less is more
What makes these haircare products different is the patented K18 peptide technology. This involves a unique sequence of amino acids that travels deep into the hair’s core structure to fit in and reconnect broken polypeptide chains (keratin chains) responsible for hair strength and elasticity.
The brand’s signature product is the K18 Leave-In Hair Mask. However, there are now two new shampoos: K18 Peptide Prep pH Maintenance Shampoo and K18 Peptide Prep Detox Shampoo. Both will also help to maximise the benefits and efficiency of the leave-in mask.
The two new shampoos take a less-is-more approach in their formulation. They employ only 17 ingredients plus the patented peptide – the average shampoo has about 40! The K18 Peptide works as a protective shield to reduce protein loss that can occur during washing to keep hair feeling soft, strong, healthy and clean.
The pH Maintenance Shampoo is made for frequent or daily washing. It’s a colour-safe shampoo that thoroughly cleanses hair and scalp without stripping or drying. The plant-based surfactants break down and remove dirt and oil for a thorough cleanse, and the optimised pH range of 4.5-5.5 helps maintain colour, minimises swelling of the cuticle during washing, and protects the hair’s natural moisture levels for a smooth hair result.
The Detox Shampoo is for less frequent heavy-duty washing. This is a colour-safe clarifying shampoo with skincare-inspired ingredients. Its non-stripping lather, powered by activated charcoal and salicylic, works to unclog hair follicles while getting rid of dirt, oils, metals and build-up – including 99% of product build-up, 95% of sebum and a 76% copper reduction after just one wash.
With a clean base, hair colour applies more vibrantly, K18 treatments perform more effectively, and styling products work better.
– Suveen Sahib, K18 CEO
“I usually use shampoo, conditioner and then a leave-in serum as my hair is dry and curly (read frizzy). Initially, I was concerned that the K18 leave-in hair mask wasn’t strong enough on its own. But after a few weeks of using it, I think it’s working really well – and I have a nice sheen to my hair. Using the detox shampoo once a month to completely clear any residue and the pH shampoo and hair mask the rest of the time is working really well. I’m washing my hair more often now, and I think that’s been better for my scalp and hair quality too. And, it’s also much easier just having two products to think about!” – Rebecca Bisset
More treatments at good hairdressers in Singapore
Chez Vous Hideaway for balayage and scalp treatment
The first thing I say to colour expert hairdresser Eddy at Chez Vous Hideaway when he asks me about my hair is: “I have no idea… I’ve only dyed my hair once, but I also shaved my head once! So, at worst, I go back to zero. Do what you think is best for me.”
And he definitely did! I couldn’t be happier with my natural-looking balayage and the treatment I received at this great hair salon in Singapore. My entire experience was marked by incredibly thoughtful touches from start to finish. From the massage chair on arrival, to the scalp treatment and the gorgeously relaxing hair-washing room complete with extra head massage, every moment felt relaxing and luxurious – a break away from work, lockdown and the rest of life’s stresses.
Despite my lack of direction on dye, hairdresser Eddy took time to understand my daily routine and styling preferences. He came up with a haircut and colour plan to complement my face and my lifestyle. He took care and pride in creating the perfect look for me, and hand-painted every highlight with expert precision. Artistry like this takes time, so I was glad I had my book with me and could relax into the process.
Thanks to all the hair treatments and careful use of products, my hair and scalp also feel super healthy. On top of this, I was given a range of care tips, which helps allay any concerns I had about the impact of dye on hair health.
The results really speak for themselves. My hair looks naturally highlighted and sun-kissed, and the visual texture enhances any style I wear. Every day since the treatment, my hair has been easier to take care of, and looks more “done” with less maintenance. I’m so happy with my new look, and can’t wait for my next appointment with Eddy and his lovely team.
– Lauren Hendry Parsons
Be Salon – great hair salon in Singapore for bob haircuts and creative highlights
I recently visited Be Salon in Millennia Walk for a much-needed change in my hairstyle, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I decided to go for a chic long bob haircut, and the talented team at Be Salon truly exceeded my expectations.
First and foremost, Be Salon in Millennia Walk is a beautiful oasis of style and sophistication. As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by a warm, inviting atmosphere bathed in natural light. What also sets Be Salon apart is its commitment to using luxury products from Korea and Japan. The quality of their products shines through in the final result. The hairdressers cater not only to Singaporeans but also to expats from Asia and Europe, making it a treat for everyone looking for top-notch hair care.
I had the pleasure of consulting with my hairdresser Jacqueline, the talented director head stylist. Her knowledge and expertise were immediately apparent. She took the time to listen to my thoughts and preferences, and I truly appreciated that she had a well-informed opinion on the length, haircut, and colour that would work best for me.
The outcome of hairdresser Jacqueline’s expertise is nothing short of amazing, and I am absolutely thrilled with my haircut and colour. The blonde is perfectly blended and complements my skin tone, while the bob haircut is sleek and modern, framing my face nicely.
What truly stood out during my visit was the dedication of the team at Be Salon to ensuring customer satisfaction. They went above and beyond by providing an additional treatment, leaving my hair feeling luxurious and healthy. Thank you to my hairdresser Jacqueline and the entire Be Salon team, for making my salon visit a memorable one. I’m already looking forward to my next visit!
– Annette Fausboll
Expat Hair Studio – for blonde balayage and haircut
I sway between going blonde and hating the roots growing out, but when I go darker I miss the blonde. When my hairdresser Kat of Expat Hair Studio suggested a teasy balayage with Olaplex treatment and a trim (from $345) for my bobbed hair, I was a bit confused, but I agreed to go with her expertise. I’m very glad I did!
Using Wella colour, she applied a dark colour at the roots (a technique called shadowing) and then multiple-toned highlights throughout, using a method of backcombing each section before applying the colours so they blended more softly. For the haircut, she didn’t take off too much length. Instead, she cut it higher at the back than before, and kept the length in front to balance my narrow chin.
The Joo Chiat hair salon is a bright, bustling place with friendly chatter in accents from all over the world. The three-hour service flies by with e-magazines to read, and coffee, tea or a glass of wine in hand. Kat showed me how my new “do” would look either blow-dried straight or left wavy. I must say the curl is my favourite for once! The shadowing effect gives real depth and the blend of soft warm and cool highlights look natural. Even after washing it at home, the curls dry naturally and the haircut sits really nicely. So I am happily blonde again and the roots won’t show so quickly!
– Danielle Rossetti
Trimmings Salon to refresh hair highlights
Going strong since 2008, this Dempsey hairdresser and pamper retreat has gained a loyal following with expats and locals alike for haircuts, rebonding and colour. And it’s no wonder! Simply put, the team at Trimmings Salon & Spa are the hairdressers that your tresses can trust.
Just like my previous visit, my consultation started well before I walked through the door, with my hairdresser Ivan asking for some pictures of my current hair and my desired outcome. With my birthday creeping up and the grey hairs multiplying at an alarming rate, I was keen for a refresh to get some healthy colour and dimension back in. We agreed on keeping things natural – a healthy brunette base and gentle half-head highlights that would catch the summer sun. And, knowing my visits are few and far between, he promised to start the highlights at various lengths. This created a subtle balayage effect that means the roots aren’t too obvious during regrowth.
With relaxing Bali vibes streaming through the stereo, hairdresser Ray sets to work. Using the “foilyage” technique of combining traditional foils and the balayage painting technique, he leaves the colour to develop, checking it meticulously throughout; my hair is then washed and left to rest in the basin with a toner that’s used to counter any brassy undertones. What follows is always my favourite part – a sensational head and back massage that puts me into a trance! Finally, it’s a quick trim and dry and some dinner-ready curls, and I’m a new me.
– Leanda Rathmell
Other great hair salons in Singapore to visit
Yann Beyrie Salon – experienced hairdresser
If, like us, you’re drawn to a good haircut, friendly service and experienced hairdressers, visit Yann Beyrie Salon. Located in Orchard, this award-winning French hair salon was founded by Yann Beyrie, who has over 15 years of experience collaborating with influential hairstylists, designers, photographers and celebrities including Justin Timberlake, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood. He was also part of Vidal Sassoon London, as well as the Trevor Sorbie London team, which is one of the most prestigious brands in the UK. They also do their own range of shampoo, conditioner and leave-in serum which we’ve tried and tested!
Mode Studio – a luxury hair salon in Orchard
Mode Studio is a luxury hair salon in Orchard known for its great service and top-notch hair treatments, including balayage and anti-frizz solutions like Olaplex. Located in Wheelock Place (#04-08), the snazzy hair salon features plush interiors, spacious seats and a specially curated bar (champagne, anyone?) so you can truly feel pampered. The experienced team of hairdressers and stylists offer everything from classic haircuts and glamorous up-dos, to bold colouring and keratin treatments.
Art-Noise – top Japanese hair salon in Singapore
Hailing from Tokyo is popular Japanese hair salon Art-Noise (38A Lorong Mambong). The cosy salon features a team of experienced hairdressers, as well as an extensive hair treatment and head spa menu. Most of the products used at the salon are formulated in Japan with a non-damaging blend of ingredients. The hairdressers are experienced in various colouring techniques such as ombre, highlights, lowlights, root stretching, hand painting, double application and tinting. Results can be completely tailored to your request.
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