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Aqua Hair Korean Salon @ Delfi Orchard

 
Aqua Hair Korean Salon @ Delfi Orchard
Aqua Hair Korean Salon @ Delfi Orchard
Aqua Hair Korean Salon @ Delfi Orchard

 
Overview
 

Address: Delfi Orchard, #03-17, 402 Orchard Road, Singapore 238876
 
Telephone Number: 6732 8011
 
Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10.30 am - 7.30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
Closed on Monday.
 
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Effectiveness
6.5


 
Environment
7.5


 
Service
8.0


 
Price
8.0


 
Total Score
7.5
7.5/ 10




 

Loves


  • Staffed by Korean Hairstylists
  • Great service
  • Great hair massage

Not-So-Happy-With


  • Difficult to communicate with Korean hairstylists as their command of English is not strong
  • Hair salon is relatively new and young
  • Reviews about perms have been less than amazing
  • Surroundings are not particularly luxurious


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Posted January 4, 2013 by

Summary

New Korean hair salons always gets us excited…
because it means we now have a new place to explore and try out those wondrous curls!

Nevertheless, newness has its pros and cons – are the hairstylists really experienced? can they understand how the climate in Singapore affect our hairstyles? do the hairstylists comprehend how a lifestyle of a Singapore lady differs from a Korean lady?

For Aqua Hair Korean Salon, we are not yet ready to say: this salon is a Must Try! Service, we hear have so far been excellent with Emily giving a Daebak hair massage. For perms however, we have seen quite a few cases online of women having to go back for a second perm, which is usually not the case for other salons. Rebonding, on the other hand, looks to be quite safe. If you need a recommendation for a hairstylist, we hear that Sophia is the girl to go to.

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Indicative Prices

As of December 2012

  • Haircut: $45 (Female), $35 (Male)
  • Volume Rebonding: > $250 (Volume Rebonding + Haircut + Basic Treatment for Short Hair)
  • Digital Perm: > $250
  • Colour: >$130
  • Highlights: >$160
  • Intensive Treatment: >$150
  • Hair Styling: >$55
 

9 Reviews


  1.  

    A while back for my DnD, I dropped by Orchard Delphi to have my hair styled by Aqua Hair Korean Salon! Imagine walking from the taxi stand at Orchard Towers to Orchard Delphi dressed in this.

    Yup people were staring alright. Hope no one thought that this cosplay was the newest in-thing at Orchard Towers :(

    Aqua Hair Salon has been opened for more than a year and I really like its homely and welcoming environment. Immediately when I sat down, the staff offered to take my bag to place in the locker and I was served yummy korean tea and snacks :)

    Getting my hair curled by tongs! Two people working on my hair at once, I felt pampered :X

    It isn’t entirely a Korean hairstyle if it isn’t done by a Korean, and in my case, I was really lucky to have Sophia style my hair for me once the curling was done!

    That’s Sophia back combing my hair to madness, so that I would look like a convincing sorceress/witch/Christine Daae. Don’t really know who I looked most like but take your pick! Aqua Hair Korean Salon uses Korean products on your delicate hair, and I hear that their massages are reaaally relaxing and super shiok!!

    PS: I really like Sophia’s hairstyle and colour! She speaks English well and is bubbly and friendly. I was trying to speak some broken Korean and she was teaching me some new phrases! Be sure to book an appointment with her in advance in order to secure a spot!

    What do you think?
    There was tons of hair spray and hair pins to keep my hair in place the whole night, and it even lasted til the next day (albeit a little messy)

    Credits: This is a review obtained from a blog.
    Read the original blog article here.




  2.  

    My hair had never been handled by another hair stylist for 10 years so imagine my excitement and nervousness when I had my virgin hair experience at Aqua.

    I have to thank Elizabeth dongseng for writing a blog on this salon and her sharing with me. You may read more about her experience…

    http://polkadotyyann.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/review-hidden-hair-gem-in-singapore-a-visit-to-aqua-hair-korean-salon/#more-2293

    My appointment today was at 10.30am as I didn’t know what I want to do with my hair actually… (Was hoping for Janus, my hairstylist to suggest). With my Starbucks coffee, I entered the salon with my cheerful “Good morning!”. Hee~

    Hmm… Janus was really surprised to see how damaged my hair looked and felt and was really shocked when I told her that I bleached my hair not once, but 3 times. She said I don’t have to do that to achieve the colours I want.

    Anyway, she suggested intensive treatment and a haircut for me. The princess treatment is really nice. There’s tidbits for you to munch if you want to. There’s always 2 person to attend to you at all times… (for me, Janus and a female assistant) They are really considerate and left me to finish my calls (had a few incoming calls during treatment). The assistant gave me a nice neck and hand massage while I wait for my hair treatment to be done. I felt relaxed after all that.

    Janus told me that I can dye or perm my hair the way I want as long as I take care of it first… That is, to make sure my hair is healthy. During the service, she gave me some advice on caring for hair and also taught me the way to blow dry my hair and give it volume every time.

    Credits: This is a review obtained from a blog.
    Read the original blog article here.




  3.  
    Exquisitelove

    I did my rebonding at a korean salon called Aqua Hair Korean Salon 3 weeks ago and my hair is still looking naturally straight! I’m loving my hair now..cos my natural hair is curly and very unkempt. Now i just need to blow dry my hair after washing and i’m good to go

    Credits: This review is obtained from Flowerpod forums.




  4.  

    I also just had my perm done by Emily last week and within a matter or 1-2 days it went flat. And to begin with, before i stepped out of the salon last week, i already knew this wasn’t what i wanted becos it looks kinda different from the photo that i picked and shown her as a sample. Like you, i was pretty miffed by it. Although they have offered a re-perm for me, i kinda lost confidence in her already and i wanted to request for Sophia (who is not available this weekend). I really think the language barrier is one huge problem because she does not seem to get what i want even though to me, having a photo as sample should be crystal clear enough. sighs.

    Credits: Review obtained from a blog comment here.




  5.  
    gzer

    that’s weird.. i called back.. the lady over the phone seem to suggest that 2nd round of perming is not FOC. it’s not really 2nd round of perming. but u have to perm cos my hair is not taking the perm well the first time isn’t it.. she see something like see how.. i don’t want to see how then pay another $100+ for perming.. i read a review and she could go down for a second round of perming i think they din charge her.. (because she’s doing a review?)

    i might as well give my comments on them since im writing this post.. communication is a problem.. cos their spoken english seem to be very basic and minimal.. if you speak too “chim” they wont understand.. neither did i understand when she trying to explain how to handle curls to me.
    i had some hard time explain the style i want. cos magazine samples are all styled – she keep saying cannot achieve…. ya. but it’s the curls size / type tt we like right.. although we know it’s styled… i didn’t have hot towel massaging my head as mentioned in some review.. pillow on my lap yes though.. 50% of the time. someone has to translate what we saying.. yea.. well since they can’t guarantee customers’ satisfaction or do rectification for their work. i may not go back in future.. in the first place.. considering the communicaiton breakdown part already shagged me abit..

    Credits: This review is obtained from Flowerpod forums.




  6.  

    I recently permed my hair at Aqua Korean Hair Salon at the recommendation of Syd, my fellow contributor.

    My decision to perm my hair had to do with my upcoming wedding photo shoot. My completely resistant hair would be a nightmare to work with so I thought some texture would be great.

    I took the Korean stylist, Emily. Our serious communication problem was the language barrier. Despite having taken Korean lessons at 19, I cannot hold a decent conversation with her. It was a lot of smiles and sheepish looks from both of us.

    Service level at Aqua was great – drinks, snacks and the constant making sure I was comfortable.

    Emily was evidently skilled, but she could be a little less rough while washing my hair. However, she gives a killer head massage. Yay to that!

    However, the next day, my resistant hair decided to do a diva stunt on me and ended up looking like this.

    Not balanced eh? It looked limp and lifeless as well. Was rather miffed but was able to arrange to get my hair fixed at Aqua the next day at no extra charge. I was pretty impressed by the goodwill gesture.

    On my way to Aqua. My mom was like “the curls are never going to last till June!”

    So, I headed to Aqua again. This time, Emily did a Korean perm for me to make my curls more obvious.

    Can you see the bowl on my shoulders? Was pretty intrigued by that.

    The end result of two perms in 3 days will be revealed in the next LOTD post. But I’m pretty happy with how I look now, that’s for sure.

    Go try Aqua if you think that you would wanna try out Korean hairstyling. It’s really different compared to what I normally experience, in terms of techniques. My colleagues said I really look very Korean-y now which is a definite morale booster.

    Prices are reasonable for an Orchard Road salon – I paid about SGD$220 for the perm and treatment. When I permed my hair at a rather well-known chain best known for its celebrity owners, I paid nearly $400. Do not expect an opulent and luxurious interior. It’s comfortable and cosy, but the stylists Sophia (who is so pretty! Porcelain skin anyone?) and Emily (I don’t think it was her faux pas. My hair is that resistant.) are really worth a try.

    I am planning to do another hair makeover after my wedding. Definitely will go back to Aqua for that.

    Credits: This is a review obtained from a blog.
    Read the original blog article here.




  7.  
    wallflower83

    *ETA – i am at the salon now doing my hair. I really want to commend on the service. Sophia is very friendly and she is so young! She is only 27-28 this year. I showed her the hair style i wanted to do. Then i asked her the price and she told me $210. The she proceeded to cut my hair. Halfway through, she told me the price should be $190 as she remembered wrongly. That’s very honest of her! This is not the first time i am doing curls but i noticed the cloth they used to wrap the curlers are sponge-like instead of wet tissue like cloth. After she wrapped my hair with rollers, she gave me a cushion to put the magazine on my lap. What i like most about here is that i am the only customer now, so i get full attention unlike the previous salon i go to. As i am typing this review, one of the staff gave me a plate of snacks! Will update with more review later!

    Part 2 – i am done with my perm. To be honest, i don’t like it. My hair is very pong and the curls are not defined. Imagine this already happened a couple of hours after the perm. Plus sophia cut my fringe too short and i look goon. Its ok as it can grow out. But i am disappointed about the curls. Am going to observe for today and call them tomorrow. Sigh.

    Part 3 – i went back to the salon and they did rebonding at the part before the curls plus my fringe (but only the side and not the back part of my hair). i realised at this salon, you have to tell them what exactly you want. initially sophia didn’t rebond my fringe, only after i requested, then she did it. now the curls look better. but i think i will need to style it everyday, as in blow dry it with a round bristle brush to achieve the curl in at the bottom as there are still hairs that curl out. although the service here is really good, in fact the best i’ve come across so far (they even massage my neck with a warm towel + essential oil, everyone is very polite and friendly) but i don’t think i will revisit again. will go back to my previous salon at kovan where my hair stylist auto rebonds my hair before curling although the price tag of $300 kinda puts me off.

    Credits: This review is obtained from Flowerpod forums.




  8.  
    dolce

    Sophia from Aqua Hair Korean Salon @ Delphi Orchard. Trust a Korean stylist for a Korean hairstyle! I did root perm & digital C-perm at the ends. She customized the different type of perms I needed to create the look I want. Oh how I love voluminous hair

    update: starshar: Hey, thanks! it’s been 2 mths and the curls are maintaining pretty well (better when i blow dry). I might redo the root perm again cos my hair always goes flat and i don’t like it to stick to my scalp. Anw i didn’t bring any picture, jus describe to Sophia then she showed me some reference pics on her ipad to make sure we are on the same page.

    Credits: This review is obtained from Flowerpod forums.





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