It’s that time again, where we unveil the top salon choices for the Beauty Undercover Hair Awards 2016! The winning hair salons are selected based on the tabulated votes casted from 1 July 2016 – 30 September and also taking into consideration the editor’s opinion of Chief Agent G (she’s pretty much a whiz when it comes to local salons).
If you are still on the search for the best hair salon that can give you the perfect perm, look no further. These salons are worth checking out!
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Located at Millenia Walk, Zinc Korean Hair Salon houses a team of skilled and higly capable Korean stylists that remain as its main attraction. The stylists here are well-versed with the latest perms and the best of all, Zinc Korean Hair Salon perms result in one of the most defined curls we have seen, making it Agent G's go-to salon for perms.
Hairstylist Rani is particularly good at giving ladies the latest natural Korean-style perms, which can last up to 6 months, while hairstylist Justin is the perfect person to look for if you want a perm or a makeover hairstyle that looks trendy and pretty but stands out from the usual perm. In fact, Justin may just be one of the best Korean stylists we have experienced in Singapore!
Price: Starts from $150
Act Point Salon sets the industry standard as being one of the most transparent and trustworthy hair salons in Singapore. Don’t be surprised if you get turned away when you request a particular hair service and the hairtsylist feels your hair is too damaged for the service or if they are not confident of doing a great job.
Tokio de Sinka Perm by Act Point Salon
That said, those of you with bleached hair don't get your hopes down just yet! Deemed the “Ferrari” of hair treatments, Act Point Salon offers Tokio de Sinka, a ground-breaking that allows even hair damaged by bleach to be permed. Tokio de Sinka contains 8 varieties of natural and hydrolyzed keratin of different weights that improves the resistance of hair by 140% (as opposed to 110% for typical hair treatments), and a Nobel Prize winning chemical, Fullerene, that protects the hair against excessive UV damage. If you're going for it, do look for Bro at Shaw Towers as we hear that he is the expert in Tokio perms!
Price: Starts from $300 (Tokio de Sinka Rebonding / Perm)
Rebonding Perm by Picasso Hair Studio
Picasso Hair Studio doesn't just ace the hair scene with their creative colouring designs, their combination of the rebonding perm technique is stealing hearts as well! The skilled but down-to-earth stylists are able to execute natural-looking perms that's in line with the customer's request.
They've even recently created a new freestyle perm that allows you the blowdry any way you wish to achieve volume and naturally beautiful curls!
With great service and unique hair designs that customers love, it is no surprise why Picasso has garnered so many customers and brimming with positive feedback.
What we love:
Lilian may not be Korean but her passion for Korean dramas made her one of the first to adopt Korean style perm technique in Singapore! Her awesome technique, together with the use of perm chemical and treatment made from Korea, allows her to sculpt beautiful perms that remain moisturized even months afterwards! Customers rave about how easily maintainable the perm is, making it the perfect hair service especially before a vacation for stunning holiday selfies!
What we love:
One of Korea's MOST well known hair salon brands, LeeKaJa, is now in Singapore! Other than their amazingly beautiful salon, LeeKaJa has a strong stylist team consisting of 3 Korean hairstylists who are really strong in Digital Perms!
Skill aside, we're really impressed with their attentive service that begins right when you step into the salon till you leave. They even serve wine and homemade dried pineapples to customers without any extra charges.
Pocket-friendly hair services with skillful hairstylists, awesome decor and great service, we think LeeKaJa Korean Hair and Beauty Salon is definitely THE Korean hair salon to experience in 2017!
Read more about our review on LeeKaJa Korean Hair & Beauty Salon @ Mandarin Gallery !
Wave Perm by Pro Trim Salon @ JEM
Pro Trim is one of Singapore’s more recognizable salon chain with 5 outlets in total. Conveniently located within a short distance from Jurong East MRT station, Pro Trim Korean Salon at JEM is particulary good in volume rebonding, C curves and perms. The team consists of experienced Korean and local stylists, allowing for integrated styles. Their affordable pricing makes it one of the top salons we would recommend for ladies looking for a Korean style perm at a reasonable cost.
Chiffon Perm by Art Noise Japanese Salon
Established in Ikebukuro more than 12 years ago, Art Noise Japanese Hair Salon has flourished and emerged as the most popular hair salon in Ikebukuro, not an easy feat as most of Tokyo’s top hair salons are located in the same area! Lucky for us locals, Founder Shoichi Ishiyama has brought his winning formula to Singapore and set up shop in a cosy corner of Holland Village.
Now, thank to Art Noise's innovation of the Chiffon Perm, ladies with soft, thin and fine hair can get the curls they desire! Specially created to give ladies with soft, fine hair long lasting curls, the Chiffon Perm now incorporates the latest Tokio Inkarami Treatment and new techniques to produce big curls with a 3D finish. It requires a shorter time than digital perm and causes less damage, minimizing frizziness after the perm!
Read more about the Chiffon Perm here.
(P.S. For ladies with normal hair texture, this may not be the perm we would recommend!)
Instead of tying customers down with packages, the stylists at Style NA pride themselves on providing customers with great hair service and genuine hair advice at an affordable price. Most of the stylists here are highly experienced and have in accumulated a huge customer base since their time at predecessor ProTrim @ Compasspoint before revamping the outlet as Style NA.
Roy, Korean Master Hairstylist who helmed the Korean Salon in Raffles City before moving to Style NA @ Compass One, is known for his Korean-Japanese style haircut and easily manageable perm that is specially tailored for your face shape! We love how he is able to recommend bangs styles, optimum length as well as the final hairstyle - not many Korean stylists are able to do so, so we are particularly impressed! Stylist Jenny on the other hand, is loved for her perms, natural volume rebonding and work-friendly hair colours.
Located right behind Tampines One, Color Bar by Full House Salon looks like a normal neighbourhood hair salon from the outside. However, once you step inside, you'll find some of the most knowledgeable and talented hairstylists for hair colouring. But Color Bar is not just good for their hair colouring, their perm service has got our interest peaked and we're betting, soon enough Color Bar will be known for their perms as well!
C Curl Perm and Colour by Bump Hair Design
Typically, we find Japanese perms not as defined or as long lasting as typical local perms as Japanese stylists tend not to want to damage your hair excessively. However, if you know the right stylist and know what you are looking for, Japanese stylists can be a value-for-money option for perms!
Agent I, for example, did a C-curl perm at Bump. C Curl Permed ends tend not to last as long (regardless of stylist) as it gets cut off as you trim your hair. Anyhow, Bump offers a 10-day free perm touch up to make the perm more long lasting + it costs only $95 for a cold perm for the entire hair (not including haircut). This includes your fringe perm and your permed ends!
If you're thinking of going for it, do look for Daisuke / Hiroe!