Blow-dry, blow-out and style at hairdressers in Singapore
Whether you call it a blow-out or a blow-dry, going to a hair salon in Singapore for a sleek look every now and then is always nice. And it doesn’t have to be for an important meeting or date! If it comes at the end of a long set of highlights and a cut, you can start to get fidgety and perhaps not enjoy it as much; but when it’s just for a quick style and a bit of pampering, it can be very enjoyable! We tried out a couple of hairdressers in Singapore to see how they could transform our hair (and fight the humidity) to get us looking party-ready.
Sweeny’s Hair & Beauty Corner – for an affordable blow-dry!
“Sweeny’s is literally a Singapore institution. You always meet someone you know there – I bumped into my old neighbour during a recent visit! Plus, you’re always greeted with a warm smile, especially by the owner Jiang. They must know everyone as they’ve been around and in the same place for nearly 40 years.
A basic wash and blow-dry costs only $35 – I don’t think they’ve changed their rates for years! Talking with the stylists at Sweeny’s is very easy; the main topic last time was my frizzy hair and how I could get rid of it! (I know, the struggle is real in Singapore.)
The stylists there are so experienced and must have done a million blow-dries before, so I was finished in no time – perfect!”
Sweenys Hair & Beauty Corner
#03-28 Holland Road Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue
The Salon by VIVA – for a good blow-out!
“This is one of the most beautiful salons you will ever see, with everything under one roof. You can normally find me there, hanging out in the Pilates studio or getting a mani-pedi, but it’s such a treat to have a blow-dry at the same time.
The amazing stylist Felix has over 15 years of experience and does a great job making you feel a million dollars before you walk out of the salon. I have hair extensions, so the full range of Kevin Murphy sulphate-free products they use are perfect for me.
On my last visit, a gentle hair wash and massage was followed by a beautiful blow-dry. My hair is usually straight, so Felix used the GHD styler to create some beautiful beach waves that were then set with a light hairspray ready for my evening dinner. The products smell amazing and truly last – even the next day, while the waves had dropped slightly, my hair still looked bouncy. Try it – you’ll love this place!”
The Salon by VIVA
9785 7753 | thevivagroup.com
Marina at Keppel Bay
Expat Hair Studio – for hair styling
I had a great blow-out after my recent cut and highlights at Expat Hair Studio. I don’t often get ‘smoothed’ so it was nice to have a change. After drying my hair, Kat used the ghd curler to do these casual beachy curls and I loved it. It felt neat but natural, and a bit more modern than the regular blow-dries. If my hair is blow-dried too straight, it just goes really flat and then I end up washing it again! This was perfect.
Trimmings Salon & Spa – wonderful wash & blow dry!
This was probably the best salon experience I’ve ever had! Located right next to Tanglin Mall, Trimmings has a cosy ambience and a friendly crew, who assured me that I was in the right place for being pampered for 45 minutes.
After a complimentary scalp cleansing, I enjoyed a good hair wash and head massage by Stver, before my head was wrapped with a lavender-scented hot towel – absolutely tranquillising! If that wasn’t enough, I also received a good shoulder and neck massage before Jeion started styling my hair.
I gave Jeion the choice of what to do – so long as she could get rid of the frizz! She’s a perfectionist and definitely knows how to handle Caucasian hair. In the end, she decided on a regular “beach wave” blow-dry. It still amazes me how she managed to twist and turn my hair with a brush without making knots.
The wash and blow-dry is priced at $50 for all lengths. I left the salon with my untamed waves a thing of the past; in their place was my dream hair – healthy, bouncy and fresh. Absolutely recommended!
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