Best Natural Colouring Service
Tiramisu Brown Collection, $399+, Chez Vous
Made in Singapore and universally flattering, the salon’s Tiramisu Brown collection of hair dyes is customisable in multiple ways—from the tonal variations, should you want them cool, warm or neutral; to the gradation, be it highlights, balayage with lightener, or a full head of rich, brown tresses. Formulated to work swiftly yet safely on dark Asian hair, this will give even the flattest of locks movement and texture.
Best Cut for Short Hair
Haircut, from $70, Chez Vous
There are fewer styling options for short hair, so the cut is crucial. The salon’s skilled hairstylists will assess your hair texture and movement before snipping it into the perfect shape for your head and face, so that even after washing it at home, the cut will fall back into the exact style you left the salon ever-so-confidently with.
Best Cut for Medium Length Hair
Director’s Haircut, $105, Prep Luxe
The mark of a good haircut, and stylist, is achieving a final look that flatters without you feeling pressured to try anything too far out—you’ll find both here. Expect a warm consultation on what is the best cut, layer and shape for your hair length, especially if you intend to grow it out even longer, and tips on how to care for
and style your locks.
Best Natural Waves
Korean Perm with Magic/Digital Setting, $690, LeeKaJa
If you’ve always wanted bombshell tresses but constantly seek a low maintenance ’do, this combination service is for you. Think a surprisingly voluminous rebonding treatment for the top half of hair and a setting C-curl perm towards the ends, for bouncy, frizz-free K-pop star locks. This also provides a contouring effect around the jawline, with soft, face-framing curls.
Mi Wonder Curls, from $228, Mi The Salon
On top of getting photo-ready waves, this doubles up as a frizz-busting, restorative treatment that seeks to not only add volume and definition, but also reseal cuticles and boost shine. Plus, this new-age perm is customisable —you can go the traditional route with a pretty S-curl or do mermaid-like tousled curls from the root, a major K-pop hair trend.
Best Straightening Treatment
Vim Magic Straight, from $228, Salon Vim
This boasts 80 percent protein and 20 percent chemicals while ordinary rebonding offers the opposite. What you get are silky, straight tresses with bounce and shine, thanks to its protein-rich house formula of aqua collagen, cell membrane composition and almond oil. Hair bonds are renewed and reconstructed for a much gentler, but no less beautiful, result.
Best Blow Out
Ashley & Co. Blowout, from $45, PREP Luxe
Everyone loves a good blowout and this is one that’s just as luxurious as it is guilt-free. Hair is thoroughly cleansed and moisturised without the nasties: All Ashley & Co. products are free of sulphates, parabens, mineral oils or synthetic fragrances—and they smell like a spa. The balancing shampoo and conditioner comprise pro vitamin B5, essential oils and a cocktail of crushed mint, lemongrass and blackcurrant buds. You’ll leave the salon with soft and clean hair that feels light, with restored lustre.
Best In-A-Flash Treatment
Brazilian Blowout, from $120, Blow+Bar
An express version of the Hollywood favourite, this infuses hair with a potent dose of amino acids that are 60 times smaller than keratin proteins, strengthening and sealing the cuticle to completely eliminate frizz. A popular option to lock in colour, tame and define curls or simply to achieve enviably sleek and silky locks, this pampering wash and blow boasts results that last up to four weeks.
Best Bold Colouring Service
Creative Colour Service, from $299, Chez Vous: Hideaway
From rose gold to rainbow, the shade range here is courtesy of social media hairdressing icon, Guy Tang, and his colour series, Mydentity. Not only can these products lighten hair more effectively, while minimising damage caused through bleaching, these work great on Asian hair types and can withstand high heat from styling so that dye jobs stay vibrant for longer. Once you have your new kaleidoscopic locks, snap selfies in any of the salon’s seven Instagrammable zones.