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7 Salons to Get Primped At Now

Fancy a traditional Chinese moxibustion treatment or fuller-looking lashes? Add these salons to your list of must-visits.

 

Flutters Lush Parlour

Get fuller looking lashes in 60 minutes

If you’re tired of sticking on falsies every morning, head to this lash parlour, which offers a wide selection of natural-looking lash extensions that are lightweight and vary in curvature, length and thickness. You can choose to attach 40, 60 or 90 individual lashes to each eye.

Must-try: Classic Vintage Beauty ($115), which gives you an additional 60 lashes per eye. Lie back and relax for an hour while a therapist glues on the faux lashes, which are sourced from Japan and South Korea. The result is a fuller looking lash line that will last for three weeks to a month, after which the falsies will fall off gradually (without taking your natural lashes with them – phew!).

15A Duxton Road, Singapore Tel: 6220 0920

 

M’pir

Enjoy a toxic-free manicure

This cosy nail bar carries polishes from premium brands such as CND and Angel Pro; it stocks the former’s Shellac UV Color Coat (a long-lasting gel polish) and the latter’s Gelly Polish (a formaldehyde-, toluene- and DBP-free polish that is gentle on nails). It also offers spa treatments that use certified organic products made with natural ingredients    such as milk, honey and green tea to nourish skin.

Must-try: Organic Spa Treat + Classic Manicure ($88), which brightens dull skin with a Dead Sea salt soak, an exfoliating sugar scrub and a skin-purifying clay mask. Your hands will also be pampered with a hydrating hand cream and moisturising Argan oil for softer, youthful-looking hands.

Level 2 Tangs Orchard, Tel: 6732 9001

 

Lacquer & Spa

Treat yourself to a manicure done in a private room

Apart from its regular salon area, this plush spa has two private rooms that you can book at no additional cost, so you can get your manicure or pedicure done in private. The spa carries a collection of specially curated beauty products that you can’t get in stores here, such as skincare from Italian brand Comfort Zone and foot-treatment products from Swiss brand Mavex, which are made from all-natural ingredients. The spa also offers facial treatments such as the Skin Regimen Longevity Facial ($188 for 30min), which tackles spots, pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Must-try: Mavex Swiss Alpine Herb Foot Treatment ($75 for 45min), which refreshes tired feet with a super-shiok massage that reportedly improves microcirculation, and products with ingredients such as pure glacial water and medicinal herbs.

#B1-01/02 Marina Bay Sands Hotel Coach Bay, Tel: 6688 7773

 

Browtisan

Get a perfect set of arches

In need of a serious brow makeover? The therapists at Browtisan are trained to advise customers on the shape and style of brows that suit them most, depending on their face shape, features, skin tone and even bone structure. Other than brow services, Browtisan offers lash extensions and lip embroidery (a service for semi-permanent lip colour).

Must-try: Eyebrow Embroidery (from $1,380), a hassle-free alternative to filling in your brows every morning. The process is relatively painless – minute “hairs” are drawn on with a small blade-like tool dipped in ink; the tool removes the topmost layer of skin while adding coloured pigments in its place. The results supposedly last up to two years, but touch-ups may be required every six months.

#03-17 Delfi Orchard Tel: 6235 2355

 

The Luxe House

Try an unusual Asian alternative therapy

This opulent retreat nestled in Dempsey offers a range of alternative treatments such as Royal Ear Mining ($60), an ear-cleaning treatment that comes with a head-and-ear acupressure-point massage, and Moxibustion ($80), a traditional Chinese heat therapy in which a therapist burns dried mugwort (a herb) near certain parts of the body to reportedly improve blood circulation.

Must-try: Royal Meridian Foot & Back Therapy ($158 for 100min), which relieves tension in the back and feet with a herbal foot bath and an extensive acupressure foot massage to drain excess fluid that accumulates in your ankles, feet and calves. You will also be treated to a soothing back massage and a relaxing hot stone treatment to relieve all those knots and aching muscles.

7A Dempsey Road, Tel: 6479 9997

 

Beauté by Kew Organic Beauty Bar

Get an organic, eco-friendly facial

Get your all-natural skincare fix at this beauty bar, which carries cult organic brands such as Black Chicken Remedies from Australia and Yum Gourmet Skincare from the UK. This chic and inviting space also has a huge range of body-care treatments, including underarm treatments such as waxing (from $15) and the skin-brightening BK Aquapeel Underarms Essential Whitening Treatment ($100).

Must-try: The Organic Black Chicken Remedies DPL Anti-pigmentation Facial ($190 for 80min), which uses a combination of intense pulsed light and laser technology to lighten dark spots and reportedly stimulate collagen production. The facial includes a soothing acupressure massage and a hydrating cacao mask.

Block 2 Everton Park, #01-47. Tel: 6534 8255

 

MD Dermatics Medicure Hand & Nail Centre

Get a pampering hand or feet treatment with unique ingredients

This salon offers hand and feet treatments with unique ingredients that you won’t find at most nail salons, such as red wine and monoi de Tahiti oil. Take, for instance, The Italian Vineyard ($54) and The Polynesian Tropics ($54). The former, an anti-ageing treatment comprising a manicure, a scrub and a mask, uses antioxidant-rich red wine to reportedly slow down signs of ageing, while the latter, which also comprises a manicure, a scrub and a mask, uses monoi de tahiti oil (a gardenia-infused coconut oil blend from Tahiti) and mango butter to deep-cleanse and hydrate skin.

Must-try: Whitenance Medicure Treatment ($78). The manicure starts with the nail technician using a gentle buffing cream to remove dead skin cells. Your hands will then be massaged with pure Iberian clay, red wine and olive oil. Finally, take your pick from a wide range of nail colours from popular brands such as Jinsoon, OPI and Sheswai (which offers eco-friendly nail lacquer).

Level 1 Metro Centrepoint, Tel: 8133 2555.

 

By Carina Koh, Her World, March 2015

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