Looking for a great hairdresser in Singapore? The struggle for good hair here is real, with the harsh humidity wreaking havoc on our locks. And the frizz factor? #badhairday. Thankfully, all is not lost, ladies. We’ve tracked down the experts who can work their magic and snip your weary locks into tip top shape! So whether you want the perfect shade of blonde for your next beach vacation or need to tame your haystack with a keratin or rebonding treatment, or maybe fancy going a shade of pastel or are pinning your hopes on a pixie crop, we’ve found the stylists and colourists who know their stuff. African hair, Asian hair, Caucasian hair… no challenge is too big – or too small – at the these best hairdressers for all hair types in Singapore.
Best for taming the frizz: COVO
We’ve tried and tested this Japanese hair salon on your behalf (and no, we don’t have Japanese hair and nor are we Japanese) and with its team of highly trained hair professionals (all of who have at least a decade of experience), you can be absolutely confident that your precious locks are in expert hands at both branches of the COVO salons. Tired of your hair looking like you got dragged through a bush (the frizz factor in Singapore is cruel)? Then you absolutely need a Nov Treatment on your radar, stat. Developed to leave the texture of your hair feeling softer, you’ll leave the chair with smoother, stronger hair thanks to this super cool new technology from Japan. It’s already a big hit in the likes of NYC and Tokyo, and COVO is the first salon group in Singapore to provide it. Prepare to banish some of your frizz and replace it with a more manageable mane as well as calming your mad kinks without eliminating them altogether! Can we also take a moment to talk about its hair wash using carbonated spring water shampoo and fantastic head massages? Hair heaven.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR HONEYKIDS READERS! COVO not only tames manes and is full of lovely staff (if you’re heading to Japan any time soon, do ask for tips: they love giving the lowdown on cool places to visit in Tokyo and beyond) but it’s also extending a great offer to customers who mention HoneyKids or Honeycombers: 20% off a first service!* Woohoo!
* Offer does not include fringe cut, make-up, hair set or wash & blowdry. Not applicable for top stylist, Asako. Not to be used in conjunction with any other promos.
COVO, 43 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089147, p. 6221 4585 and 87 East Coast Road, Singapore 428789, p. 6225 9706; www.covosg.com
Best for Caucasian hair: Expat Hair Studio
Expat Hair Studio is a team of talented mane tamers who know all there is to know when it comes to Caucasian hair and all its kinks and curls. Run and owned by Brit hairdresser, Katherine Moss, the team has expanded into a troop of internationally trained expert stylists whose talents cover colouring, highlighting, balayage, perms, rebonding, restyles, blow dries and keratin treatments. We’ve been entrusting our own blonde locks (often with a hint of pink or purple thrown in for good measure) to their talents for years, and love that we leave the chair looking so much less haggard than when we arrived. Olaplex is KING here. It’s also a family-friendly salon that caters to ladies, men and kids alike, but do make sure you book ahead for an appointment.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR HONEYKIDS READERS!
On top of its impressive list of treatments and talents, Expat Hair Studio is also offering 10% discount to all new customers mentioning HoneyKids.
Expat Hair Studio, 422 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427642, p. 6444 7929; www.expathairstudio.com
Best for blonde in all shades: Jessica Timm at The Parlour
American stylist and Western hair guru Jessica Timm comes highly recommended by the resident blondes at HoneyKids HQ. Her super-cute salon in Kovan is the place to get your hands on Olaplex: a magical American product that seriously reduces damage caused by bleach. Get in early with your appointments, ladies: Jessica is in demand, and rightly so.
The Parlour, 33 Lowland Road, p. 8106 8099; www.theparloursg.com
Best for braids, weaves and African hair: Extreme Lengths
Extreme Lengths is a family-run business which was the first of its kind to be set up here in Singapore. Opened by hairdressing veteran Judith Buss to provide personalised hair care for Singapore’s Afro and ethnic community here, Extreme Lengths does indeed go to extreme lengths to ensure that weaves, braids, and colours are perfect for each and every mane it tends to. Staff are annually trained in a top Afro hair salon in London to make sure they keep up to speed with trends and products. One-on-one initial consultations are recommended (and free!).
Extreme Lengths, 1 Claymore Drive, 02-14 Rear Block, Orchard Towers, Singapore 229594, p. 6733 6396; www.extremelengthssingapore.com
Best for thick hair: Jawed Habib
If you want to tame your thick locks then it’s time to acquaint yourself with Jawed Habib: this global brand (named after Indian celeb hairdresser) has landed in Singapore, and also has over 545 salons and academies internationally. Clearly this is a team that knows its stuff, and word on the street is that if you need to bring life back to damaged hair or get smooth waves, this is the place.
Jawed Habib, 279, Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437062, p. 63480212; www.jawedhabib.co.in
Best for unicorn colours: Evolve Salon
You’re never too old for pink hair, we say. If you’ve been thinking of going for a pastel hue or a purple dip-dye look, have a peek through the online customer look book at Evolve Salon in River Valley. We love its sophisticated take on technicolour hair – and even if you aren’t going bold with a new colour, the stylists here are on point. (PS, the gents come away looking pretty spiffy too!).
Evolve, 177 River Valley Road, Liang Court Complex, #02-09, 179030; www.facebook.com/evolvesalon
Best for rebonding: Zinc Korean Hair Salon
Korea certainly knows a thing or two about gorgeous glossy hair, so whether you have Asian or Caucasian hair, Zinc will transform your tired tresses into a sleek new look quicker than you can say ‘rebonding’. Men and kiddos welcome too!
Zinc Korean Hair Salon, 9 Raffles Blvd, #02-48/49, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, p. 6235 9891 and 181 Orchard Road Orchard Central, # 04- 15/17/18 238896; www.zincsalon.kr
Best for gentle, natural hair products and colours: Vox Studio
Vox is another firm favourite for Asian and Caucasian hair alike. With its central location right next to Somerset MRT, Vox is consistently recommended for colours, cuts and all things hair. Aveda is its product of choice, which is an extra plus for those of you looking for a luxe but natural alternative for your hair care lotions and potions – and lucky you, this salon is also a spa! The divine hand massages during your hair treatment are just a sneak peek of what’s on offer…
Vox Studio, 111A Killiney Road (near Somerset MRT), Singapore 239550, p. 6235 0700; www.voxstudio.co
Best for just a style or blow-dry: The Big Blow
If it’s an awesome blow dry or lovely up-do and style you’re after, then The Big Blow is the place to call for a creation of hair-raising proportions. With a salon at Cluny Court, and also the option of coming to you (mobile beauty for busy mums: hurrah!), these guys can blow dry your hair to perfection for a special party, a date or maybe just because you want to look fab!
The Big Blow, appointments available at a location of your choice or at Lounge@Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, 259760, p. 6465 4836; www.thebigblow.com
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