Don't like your locks? Cuts and colours can salvage your look, but if your hair health is compromised, best get to the root of the problem - which actually goes deeper than your hair roots. We're talking about your scalp which is the environment for hair growth, and the home of your follicles where hair first emerges. A damaged, dry, or congested scalp could lead to brittle tresses, limp oily locks, dandruff, or even (gasp) balding, just to name a few.
To help you nip these issues in the bud, we're sharing a list of the best salons for scalp treatments in Singapore - and all of them good enough in their own right that they never have to resort to pushing expensive services on you while holding your vulnerable head between their hands.
Price: From $220
The first hair salon in Singapore to bring an entire suite of medical grade hair and scalp therapies including Scalp Electroporation, Radiofrequency, Low Level Laser Light Therapy and Mesotherapy, Papilla Haircare provides medically backed, award-winning solutions that are proven to work. Whether you're dealing with hair loss, oily scalp or dandruff, the team at Papilla will be able to diagnose and treat your scalp problems accordingly.
The powerful medical-grade cultured stem cells are able to penetrate deep into your hair and scalp follicles to accelerate hair growth to treat scalp issues. As Agent JT can attest, their treatments aren't painful procedures to be suffered through, but pampering experiences that include massages oif your head and neck, and even lymphatic massages. Their solutions are non-invasive and FDA-approved, which means that it is suitable for most customers including breastfeeding mothers.
Read on for Agent JT's experience with Scalp Electroporation with Papilla.
Picasso Hair Studio often dominates conversations surrounding perms and hair colours in Singapore, but that's not all they've got. If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting their artsy premises, you might notice they also contain a specialised scalp room.
The fact is, the good people at Picasso place a strong emphasis on holistic hair treatment. That means every service begins with a detailed consultation, delving into both your hair and scalp condition, to provide options that are the very best for both your immediate image as well as your long-term well-being.
Read how Agent SX's visit to the salon became a comprehensive treatment with a Kerastase Scalp and Hair Treatment for lasting results.
We trust Picasso not only because of their positive reviews, but from personal experience - every agent we've sent there returns for more.
Chez Vous is a veritable academy of hair who's whos - all the stylists in this multi-award-winning establishment have been directors or owners of salons previously. And with their considerable collective hair experience, they naturally know about the importance of scalp well-being. Chez Vous offers a range of scalp services by their specialists, and even customised programmes to fix your particular follicular needs.
And of course, you can thihnk about combining your treatment with a styling session. This mainstay on Beauty Undercover's list of top salons have been responsible for countless cover shoots and campaigns, and boast a distinguished collection of customers including socialites, influencers, artistes, as well as high-flying professionals such as lawyers, doctors, bankers and managing directors and their families. 9 out of 10 visitors to Chez Vous return after their first appointment because of how well all stylists perform.
This is a salon that we never think twice about recommending.
Picture a Korean salon that is beloved by K-pop stars and social elites, staffed by the best stylists providing first-class service in immaculately furnished, spacious surrounds. Guess what - it's already a reality! LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon is a famed salon chain frequented by Big Bang, Lee Seung Ki, Wonder Girls, 2NE1, Song Hye Kyo and so on - and it has a branch in Singapore too. If you've ever walked around the third floor of Mandarin Gallery, you'll probably already have noticed it - the gorgeous, warm, wood-and-leather themed premises with beautiful bamboo and plant decor has already enticed many passersby inside for a peek, or even an impulse styling session.
But as you've probably already guessed, they're not just about the styling (or the free-flow beverages including alcohol that come with it). They also offer a scalp specialist programme - the top recommended scalp treatment in Korea no less - which has been especially effective for those facing problems with balding, or thin, brittle hair.
The establishment also offers nail and foot care all within their chaebol worthy head spa, so it's a fantastic choice for all-day self-care.
Read on Agent G's experience with the heavenly head spa at LeeKaJa Korean Hair Salon.
This salon stays ahead of the curve in many ways. First of all, it's Singapore's only Wella Flagship Salon. This means that they're the first to bring in new colours from Wella and their stylists are regarded as leaders for hair colour trends in Singapore. And the stylist team is continually taking part in numerous courses to be on the cutting edge when it comes to perms, haircuts and scalp treatments.
So it's no wonder that they've recently been selected by NIOXIN as their dedicated scalp centre, which has trained the 99 Percent stylists in professional trichology courses to deepen their scalp knowledge. This allows them to accurately diagnose your scalp issues and suggest the appropriate scalp treatment.
And as an added perk, 99 Percent offers a basic head massage, scalp scan and hand mask treatment with every hair service, so you know you're in for a treat. Read more about Agent G's Nioxin Scalp Treatment at 99 Percent Hair Studio to find out more!
Ravissant is known for the coiff expertise of founders Shawn and Roy, and its lush, lasting hair colours costing a fraction of what they would elsewhere. Shawn explains that through his years in the industry, he has seen so many hopeful customers have their hair dreams crushed when they realise that it's completely out of their budget. Thus, he embarked on a mission to deliver hair services that will make you look good without breaking the bank.
So you may be glad to hear that they provide affordable scalp treatments too, to help optimise hair growth and health and tackle pesky problems. And with their extremely thoughtful stylists, you can rest assured that your scalp will be thoroughly checked, cleansed and nourished.
Price: From $120
Gene by Ginrich isn't the most high profile but the warm genuine service by stylists here reverberates through the hearts of customers who treat this place like home. For some, it's the heartfelt conversations and for others, the cozy environment mixed with a whiff of essential oil that got them relaxed. As customers let their guard down and share their deepest insecurities with their hair, scalp (and even their life), the stylists do what they can to resolve their problems.
Here, they uses AVEDA, a hair and scalp-care brand best known for use of ingredients that are cruelty-free and 98% naturally derived. This makes Gene particularly popular among the health and environmentally conscious as well as pregnant ladies looking for a natural alternative.
But it is their awesome scalp massage that's the major highlight for the scalp service here. Be prepared to be lulled to sleep as the scalp specialist work their magic on your scalp.
Beyond applying scalp treatment, the scalp specialist would systematically check for the effects on your scalp before and after so you can see the effects over time. More importantly, there is ZERO hardselling here so you know you can walk in and out of here without any pressure.
Focus Hairdressing is not big on bells and whistles, but does boast a team of quietly experienced and skilled stylists.
These experts are genuinely interested in meeting all your requirements while also providing the lowest prices in town area. Founded by Marcus Kee, a well-loved hairstylist who is fantastic at cutting and straightening hair for curly haired ladies, Focus Hairdressing aims to help as many customers as possible achieve smooth frizz-free easily manageable hair - which also necessarily involves scalp health.
It uses Oway scalp treatment products to provide organic, purifying scalp treatments that are gentle but rebalancing. Other salons may boast about deploying these products, but many do skip steps to save product use and keep costs low. However, Focus is accountable and authentic, and commits to providing the best for its clients.
Read on for Agent P's experience at Focus Hairdressing with the O'way Organic Scalp Treatment and Colour Retouch at Focus Hairdressing here.
Looking for a more affordable and pampering head spa instead of a full-fledged scalp treatment?
Here are 3 head spas you can check out:
Price: From $100 for Haircut + Head Spa or $70 for Head Spa + Wash and Blow
Looking for omotenashi Japanese service to go along with your scalp treatment?
Consider head spa from Art Noise that aims to detox your scalp and gives you a quick scalp diagnosis so you know where you stand. They use an inhouse scalp mixture along with essential oils and massage the goodness deep into the scalp.
Read more about Agent W's head spa here with Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon.
If you're one of those who prize head massages highly, COVO Japanese Hair Salon at Katong is a salon you cannot miss.
Having experienced it for ourselves, we can confidently tell you that Rumi from COVO gives THE BEST head massage in Singapore, hands down. She uses a proprietary energy flow massage technique that somehow manages to relax your mind and make the entire head and body feel lighter somehow. Read on to understand what the best head massage in Singapore comprise of!
Price: $140 before GST
Not keen to go all the way to the East? We found another Japanese scalp maestro Shinji at Walking on Sunshine.
As he kneads all your worries away, the awesome head spa by this charming Japanese stylist gives you the perfect start to a precious day off in Orchard!
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