THE K-BEAUTY PRO: LOIS PARK
Much has been said about the flawless, dewy complexion that Korean girls seem to be born with, but equally influential are their pretty hallyu waves that seem to look permanently, perfectly coiffed. To help clients achieve those coveted bouncy curls, Park uses a combination of personalised Korean-style cuts, colouring techniques and perms, as well as the LKJ Cinderella Keratin Treatment.
“LKJ” is short for Leekaja, the ninemonth-old Mandarin Gallery (#03-13) salon where Park is director. The service, developed by in-house experts, uses organic ingredients like aloe vera, vitamins and collagen to restore lustre to over-treated locks.
“Korean women like to look trendy yet elegant,” says Park, who’s been in the business for over 25 years. “At the same time, Korean styles – which give volume to the crown and look naturally wavy – are easy to maintain, which is what Singaporeans like as well.”
The 3,000 sq ft salon is one of the newest additions to the international, Seoul-based salon chain, which also has branches in the US, China and Australia. Here, customers are treated to cosy Korean hospitality: fresh coffee or coldpressed juice, free mobile charging ports, and comfortable slippers that they can change into.
There’s also a menu of Korean-style beauty services, including nail art using products by eco-friendly Korean brand Bandi, as well as eyelash extensions using lashes imported from Park’s homeland, and eyebrow embroidery. One visit and your full K-pop makeover will be complete.