BEST ANTI-AGEING TREATMENT
Where TK Trichokare, #05-22A Ngee Ann City; #02-24 Nex; #03-19 Velocity @ Novena Square; #05-11 The Clementi Mall; tel: 6338-8680
Treatment Advanced Age Defying Hair Treatment, $745
What it is Detoxifies the scalp while restoring hair lustre and moisture using an oxyjet to deliver the active nutrients. The personal private rooms make this a comfortable session, even when the outlet is fully booked.
Our tester says “My scalp looked clearer and itched less. My hair also seemed to have regained some volume and bounciness.”
BEST HYDRATION TREATMENT
Where Leekaja Beauty Salon, #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, tel: 8133-0818
Treatment Miracle Aqua Treatment, from $280
What it is Uses natural ingredients like Quebec water and oils like macadamia nut, along with an ice-cold straightener that cools the hair, and prevents moisture and nutrient loss. The aim is to deliver shine and smoothness. Dry, damaged and bleached hair is instantly softer and looks healthier. Hair also has a natural bounce.
Our tester says “Even after a few washes, my recently bleached and coloured hair remained soft and smooth – just like in a shampoo ad.”
BEST DAMAGE-REPAIR TREATMENT
Where Urban Hair, #03-01 Shaw Centre, tel: 6737-7813 Treatment Aveda Botanical Repair Hair & Scalp Treatment, $297.46 What it is Using Aveda’s 100 per cent vegan Botanical Repair range, the treatment is said to repair and strengthen hair against breakage. The relaxing two-hour treatment gave us a cleaner scalp and smoother, more manageable hair.
Our tester says “My usually dead-looking bleached hair looked great and alive.”
BEST SALON FOR HAIR LAMINATION
Where Chez Vous Hair Salon, #05-05 Ngee Ann City, tel: 6732-9388
Treatments Supreme Sugar Hair Lamination, from $305, and Advanced Sugar Hair Lamination, from $235
What it is The two treatments protect hair against humidity, moisture loss, and even damage by daily brushing and washing. They also repair and restore, leaving hair smooth, manageable and shiny. The Supreme version is a hybrid of Hair Botox, Keratin and Hair Lamination, promising intense curl reduction that lasts up to three months; the Advanced version fights frizz and can be done immediately after a colour job, lasting up to six weeks with proper homecare.
Our tester says “I was stunned by how tame my hair was after – I could run my fingers through without feeling a single tangle.”
BEST ORGANIC SMOOTHING TREATMENT
Where Prep Luxe, #01-62 Capitol Piazza, tel: 6384-1406
What Organic Smoothing Treatment, from $298
What it is A no-nasties keratin treatment that uses 100 per cent natural ingredients, for long-lasting frizz control and silky smooth hair without affecting your hair’s natural body. It’s also safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mums.
Our tester says “It’s a great treatment if you’re looking for an easy way to manage your hair, but don’t want a rebonded look.”
BEST EXPRESS TREATMENT
Where Yann Beyrie, #03-01D Wisma Atria, tel: 6235-2476 Treatment Davines Express, $109 What it is The treatment lasts under an hour and uses organic ingredients to repair and nourish dry, damaged hair. It’s also suitable after a colour job as it helps seal in the pigments for long-lasting colour. Hair is instantly soft and manageable.
Our tester says
“My colour still looked vibrant and fresh, while my hair felt super soft to the touch.”
BEST EXPRESS TREATMENT FOR HYDRATION
Where Hair Inn, #B1-19 Seletar Mall, tel: 6702-2529
Treatment Shiseido Professional Sublimic Aqua Intensive Express Treatment, $128
What it is It hydrates and strengthens dry, damaged or chemically treated hair, all within an hour. With proper homecare, the results are long-lasting and hair is less prone to tangles. The blowout we got lasted till the next day.
Our tester says “Hair felt more firm and less prone to breakage, without feeling weighed down.”
Pro tip: Just as you’d do regular facials, hair treatments should be part of your beauty routine too.