Harper's Bazaar (Singapore)
From cuts, colours to curls, we kept the mane event for last
BEST MANICURE SIGNATURE MANICURE $37.45 for 60 minutes, Shugar Prestige
Make your manicure a bonding experience with your child. This nail salon is one of the first to offer manicure services to children so you can keep them occupied while you pamper your hands. The therapists do not cut corners on cleaning, buffing and caring for the nails and cuticles, and ensure they are shaped to perfection.
BEST NAIL ART NAIL ART $160.50 for 90 minutes, Shugar Prestige
Nails are treated like tiny canvases here. The nail therapists exercise their creativity while taking into consideration the latest trends and colours from the US and Japan. Using nail polish from O.P.I, Morgan Taylor and gelish brands from Japan, nail artists dream up designs to suit your style or the occasion, allowing you to express yourself with your digits.
BEST PAIN-FREE HAIR REMOVAL – BRAZILIAN SHR BRAZILIAN $300 for 15 minutes, Ceramique Aesthetic Wellness
Super Hair Removal or SHR combines laser and intense-pulsed light for better results. This third-generation hair removal technology targets the follicles of both coarse and fine hair, rendering them dormant over time while achieving silky and smooth skin with no prickly stubble.
BEST PAIN-FREE HAIR REMOVAL – UNDERARMS SILKY SMOOTH IPL PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL From $120 for 15 minutes, Estheclinic
Tired of shaving or waxing? Estheclinic’s patented IPL (intense pulsed light) technology penetrates the skin to heat up hair follicles to slow regrowth and make them inactive over time. The therapist applies a cooling gel to protect the skin, ensuring the whole experience is a comfortable one. Each underarm session takes only 15 minutes, so you can easily squeeze this quick treatment into your lunch break.
BEST PEDICURE SIGNATURE PEDICURE $64.20 for 60 minutes, Shugar Prestige
Why let only your hands have all the fun? Pencil in a pedicure to take care of dry heels, ragged toenails and rough patches. Start off with a foot bath that uses botanical herbs to relax and soften dehydrated skin. Then, revel in podiatric luxury as the therapist cuts, trims and shapes toenails and cuticles.
BEST CUT HAIRCUT From $65, Shunji Matsuo
Anyone who’s ever suffered a bad haircut knows the importance of a hairstylist who is on the same page as you. With keen skills and a flair for recognising the best cut that will suit your lifestyle and bring out your best features, Shunji Matsuo’s hair stylists will have you feeling like a new person when you exit the salon.
BEST CUT – MEN’S MASTER BARBER $80, We Need A Hero
This all-male grooming stop is adept at giving your man an enjoyable experience, whether it’s getting a haircut, a brow trim or a shave. The master barber determines the best haircut that will help him look his best, so that he can take on the world as a hero should.
BEST HAIR COLOURING – NATURAL ULTIST BY PRIMIENCE From $180, You Are My Sunshine
At this salon, stylists use a professional hair colouring range developed by Shiseido Professional specifically to counteract the yellow and brassy tones in coloured Asian hair. Ultist by Premience hair colours achieve natural browns with less damage to hair follicles. It also features a Colour-in-Core technology which delivers pigments deep into each hair strand so that colour lasts longer. BEST HAIR COLOURING – CREATIVE
2-STEP COLOURING From $298, Prep Luxe
A good bleaching job is all about control, and when you’re dealing with dark Asian hair, it’s even more challenging to get it right. Under the hands of director Den Ng, hair strands go from dark brown to blonde with minimal hair damage and no scalp irritation, thanks to skills that make quick work of the bleaching process.
BEST HAIR STRAIGHTENING SERVICE ANTI-DAMAGE SOFT REBONDING $298, Chez Vous: HideAway
This treatment is unlike its predecessors in the early days of rebonding that resulted in limp and flat hair. The chemicals used are also much more gentle on tresses, with less likelihood of breakage. The technique used for straightening is also less harsh, producing sleek hair that looks more natural rather than stick-straight.
BEST ANTI-AGEING HAIR TREATMENT MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION – GREY REVERSE $297 for 45 minutes, PHS Hairscience
Our hair follicles’ melanin-making capabilities decrease as we age, as the cells which produce pigments die off, resulting in white hair. This anti-ageing hair treatment works to delay and reverse the effects of ageing in our hair follicles. The Miracle Stem Cell Solution uses a patented formula to revitalise dormant and inactive hair follicles, kick-starting its ability to grow dark hair again.
BEST ANTI-HAIRFALL TREATMENT ADVANCED HAIR LOSS TREATMENT $732 for 120 minutes, Beijing 101 Hair Consultants
The hair experts take pride in their experience with treating hair loss symptoms and utilise several tools to analyse the condition of the scalp and hair in order to remedy it. Based on the results, the in-house TCM physicians then tailor a customised hair tonic that targets your hair and scalp concerns.
BEST PURIFYING SCALP TREATMENT FOR OILY SCALP DETOXDREN SCALP MASQUE $309 for 60 minutes, Topp Care Hair Solutions
Overactive sebaceous glands in your scalp do not necessarily lead to just greasy hair. Excess sebum can also cause dandruff, hair fall and itchy scalp. This hair treatment addresses these problems with a specially formulated mask for the hair and scalp. Yeast extracts help to balance the microbiome of the scalp while horse chestnut extracts promote circulation for stronger hair and a healthier scalp.
BEST TREATMENT FOR DAMAGED HAIR TOKIO INKARAMI TREATMENT From $175 for 60 minutes, Picasso Hair Studio
This hair treatment uses a patented technology to replenish lost keratin and seal hair cuticles so that they are less porous and less prone to breakage. After treatment, hair feels softer and looks less frizzy. It also restores shine and is the perfect accompaniment after drying chemical treatments like colouring.
BEST TREATMENT FOR DRY HAIR SUPER GLOSS TREATMENT From $299 for 180 minutes, Jean Yip Hairdressing
What makes hair appear dry? The outermost layer of hair, known as the cuticle, is made up of overlapping cells like scales, held together by natural lipids called cell membrane complex (CMC). CMC can be lost through chemical treatments, causing hair cuticles to be roughed up and out of alignment. This treatment fills in the gap left behind by lost CMC, protecting the hair shaft and restoring its shine.
BEST TREATMENT FOR THINNING HAIR RF FOLLICLES REVITALISING THERAPY $388 for 90 minutes, Follicle
The treatment uses a patented device that delivers radiofrequency energy via micro needles into the superficial layer of the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles, and improve circulation and oxygen flow to the scalp. A red LED light therapy is also included to improve scalp health and hair regeneration.