Looking for the best hair salon in Singapore, whether it’s to switch up your look with a brand new haircut or blonde highlights, hair extensions, or to indulge in a luxurious hair treatment to fight the frizz? We’ve rounded up some of our favourite hair salons in Singapore that can cut, treat and colour all hair types, from Asian to Caucasian hair – so, go ahead, get booking!
Best Hair Salons In Singapore
Chez Vous: Hideaway – Natural Balayage treatment
The first thing I say to Eddy, colour expert 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 Chez Vous. 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 the dye front, Eddy took the time to really understand my daily routine and styling preferences, and come up with a cut and colour plan that complements 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 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
Expat Hair Studio – Blonde Balayage with a haircut
I sway between going blonde and hating the roots growing out, but when I go darker I miss the blonde. When 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. She did not take off too much length, but cut it higher at the back than before, and then kept the length in front to balance out my narrow chin.
The Joo Chiat salon is a bright and bustling place with lots of 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 (when pandemic restrictions ease up). 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 cut sits really nicely. So I am happily blonde again and no one will ever see the real roots growing out!
– Danielle Rossetti
Chez Vous – Anti-frizz treatment
I have struggled with my curly hair for as long as I remember, and went through a phase of rebonding it for more than two decades. Now that I’m back to my natural curls, I decided to bite the bullet and do something to make the frizz a little bit more manageable in the Singapore heat and humidity.
Chez Vous’ revolutionary Supreme Sugar Hair Lamination Treatment (from $251) promises three months of frizz-free, super soft, straight hair, minus the stick-straight flatness that rebonding gives you.
In with its ultra-cool window display more reminiscent of a gallery than a hair salon. Once all the safety protocols were dispensed with, I was happily ensconced in a comfortable chair in a private section of the salon. I got a very thorough explanation of what the treatment would entail. The entire environment came with thoughtful touches, from an iPad for entertainment to phone chargers.
A hair wash with a lovely massage and a quick blowdry ensued, and then the process started. There was no formaldehyde, no preservatives and no icky smells; think of this more as a nourishing hair treatment than a chemical process.
Two hours later, I walked out with straight, super-shiny hair, trimmed into a chic chin-length bob. My hair a full week later is completely frizz-free, super soft and straight, but with volume. While I’m not done with my curls, I’m so happy that they’ll be more manageable in Singapore’s notoriously sticky weather. I will definitely be going back.
– Anaita Thakkar
Sweeny’s Hair & Beauty Corner – Hair smoothening treatment
Sweeny’s has withstood the test of time – 43 years, to be exact. The hair salon has been in the same spot in Holland Village Shopping Centre since it was started by Mr Shee’s mother in 1978. Today, the second-generation hairdresser runs the business.
Stepping into the salon made me feel like I was transported back in time – in a good way! I love the retro vibe and no-frills décor, on top of the warm hospitality. The staff, most of whom have been part of the team since the start, have absolutely no airs, so you’ll feel comfortable in no time.
A signature service is the Anthocyanin Treatment, a repairing protein treatment suitable for all types of hair. Affordably priced from $60 to $100 depending on your hair length, the two-hour treatment uses a plant protein to nourish hair shafts. From helping your fresh colour to last longer to restoring overly bleached hair (me!) and taming frizz, the versatile treatment is an all-in-one strengthening treatment for anyone who wants healthier locks.
The first step is a shampoo, which left a refreshingly cool sensation on my scalp. Then, Mr Shee sectioned my hair and sprayed on the treatment, which had a mild and pleasant scent. After a quick blow-dry, he meticulously applied a protein cream section by section, wrapping each up in a paper strip, before placing a professional heating contraption over my head to activate and seal in the nutrients. Thirty minutes later, my hair was washed, blow-dried and styled with the B.boss Dual Treatment Leave-in Hair Reviver as a final step to condition my damaged hair.
I left the salon with uber smooth and shiny locks. My hair felt so much stronger and hydrated, while my dry ends seemed less frizzy, too. This treatment can be done on its own or together with a colouring service, which is what I’ll try the next time I return!
– Anthia Chng
Sweeny’s Hair & Beauty Corner
211 Holland Ave, #03-28 | 6468 1795
La Source Hair Salon – Organic keratin treatment
“I’ve always loved long hair with curls but the one time I tried curling my hair at a local hair salon many years ago, it accentuated my round face and left me feeling less confident of myself.
So, when I had the opportunity to have my hair styled by Director Nik at La Source, I was pleasantly surprised at how he was able to sharpen my face and soften my jawline with loose curls.
When Nik did an assessment of my hair type and condition, he told me that my hair was weak, dry and severely damaged from years of colouring. It wasn’t suitable for a soft perm, which was what I’d wanted initially. Instead, he advised me to trim my hair and restore its shine with an Organic Keratin Treatment (from $388). I’m happy that I trusted his professional advice. You can tell from the before and after photos that the results are immediate!
The treatment was thoroughly pleasant and Nik was very gentle with my weak hair. Every step taken was meticulous and I was able to just relax knowing that my hair was in good hands. The haircut (from $128) and treatment took about an hour. Afterwards, he styled my hair in loose, wavy curls that left me feeling confident and happy! When I asked him about my scalp condition, he revealed that I have sensitive scalp, which explains the thinning at the top of my head. Thankfully, La Source has solutions for that – their scalp treatment helps to repair and restore scalp health. I’m already booked into this for my next appointment!
– Faith Lee
Retern Hair – Hair loss treatment
Healthy hair is not just attractive; it’s also a sign of our internal health. Hair loss can be genetic, but a lot is due to stress and other internal factors. Carienne Hew, Senior Trichologist of Retern Hair, says she’s seen a spike in stress-related hair loss over the past year. According to her, nourishing the hair and follicles with topical tonics just isn’t enough; you have to get to the root of the issue (excuse the pun!).
Retern Hair blends the Eastern principles of health and stimulation using the Bojin Meridien Therapy, with Western elements (the botanical serums are from the States). The treatments work to detox and cleanse the scalp, unclog hair follicles, reduce scalp inflammation, relieve itchy scalp and remove deeply imbedded impurities within the pores.
I went down to try the Signature Scalp Bojin Meridian Hair Growth Therapy, which is a process just a little different to one I reviewed a year ago. Each session always starts with a scalp assessment to see if there’s debris or any other issues that needed to be dealt with. This also gives the therapist an idea of which herbal essence to use as a tonic. The scalp is brushed with a high-frequency comb to kill any surface bacteria. Then the essence is applied onto the scalp as a mask and steamed with cold air to stimulate the blood vessels and boost absorption.
The Bojin comb is then used along each meridian of the scalp. It wasn’t painful except in one area of the lower head, which felt a bit tender. The therapist explained that this area relates to my sleep, which tends to be erratic. Each part of the scalp reflects the state of your body, so it’s also a great way to diagnose other physical issues.
– Rebecca Bisset
Try this treatment at a special first-timer price of $89 (worth $289), which includes a free consultation!
Trimmings – Refreshing highlights
Going strong since 2008, this Dempsey pamper retreat has gained a loyal following with expats and locals alike – and it’s no wonder. Simply put, the team at Trimmings Salon & Spa are the pros that your tresses can trust.
Just like my previous visit, my consultation started well before I walked through the door, with my stylist 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 that my visits are often few and far between, he promised to start the highlights at various lengths, creating a subtle balayage effect that means the roots aren’t too obvious during regrowth.
With a book in hand and relaxing Bali vibes streaming through the stereo, 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 never fails to put me into a trance. Finally, it’s a quick trim and dry and some dinner-ready curls, and I’m a new me.
More hair salons to visit…
Yann Beyrie Salon
If you, like us, are drawn to quality treatments, friendly service and experienced hairstylists, visit Yann Beyrie Salon (#03-01D Wisma Atria 435 Orchard Road). 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.
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 hairstylists offer everything from classic haircuts and glamorous up-dos, to bold colouring and keratin treatments.
Hailing from Tokyo is popular Japanese hair salon Art-Noise (38A Lorong Mambong). The cosy salon features a team of experienced hairstylists, 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 hairstylists are experienced in various colouring techniques such as ombre, highlights, lowlights, root stretching, hand painting, double application and tinting. This also means that results are completely tailored to your request.
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