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.