Keratin Treatments are no ordinary hair treatments. It's a process where keratin is bound and ironed straight to give a straight and sleek effect that gradually wears off after 3 months or so. Hence, you don't have to worry about unsightly hair regrowth. In fact, our very own Agent C tried it for herself and the results lasted about 8 months!
For those of you keen to try, we have collated some of Beauty Undercover Agents' favourite hair salons for Keratin Treatments based on reviews, and Agent G has also collated a list of salons offering keratin treatment that she personally trusts.
Chez Vous is unique for its keratin treatments that don't result in stick straight hair but still give it some wave and body. This luxury salon might be expensive but their hair botox is miniaturised for better penetration so as to smoothen even the most stubborn of curls and repel humidity for long-lasting frizz control.
Hair Botox + Fillers is a revolutionary new hair therapy that fixes hair damages with active ingredients and reparative hair supplements. Just like how botox and fillers even out wrinkles and plump up your face! It's a semi-permanent solution that can last 2 to 5 months, depending on how well the hair is taken care of. Read about Agent C's experience here.
Price: $375 onwards
Known for their signature Cinderella Treatment (the Korean version of keratin treatment), LeeKaJa is a popular choice thanks to their experienced stylists, top notch service and quality hair services. Though services here are more on the pricier side, their rates cheaper than some luxury salons.
The equivalent of botox for hair, the Cinderella Treatment contains aloe vera, collagen, vitamins and other organic ingredients to help moisturize and nourish your hair. The end result is soft smooth straight locks without using chemical treatments.
What's so unique about this keratin treatment is that it can be combined with a perm to give you curls or volume that desire.
Price: $300 onwards
True to its name, which in Italian means “hidden place”, COVO is an urban retreat conceived to give customers the finest Japanese hair experience. Each stylist attends to one customer exclusively from start to finish, making hair services at COVO feel all the more personalized. They even customise chemicals and products to make sure customers get the best results.
As one of the first Japanese salons to introduce keratin treatments in Singapore, COVO remains a popular choice for Japanese, locals and even Caucasian customers for keratin treatments to this day. The stylists here are able to advise you on which hair type is most suitable for keratin treatment!
Keratin Treatment for Stubborn Curls
This tropical-themed salon is like stepping into an oasis in the middle of the CBD area. With over 10 years of experience, the Japanese stylists offer in-depth consultation and exceptional customer satisfaction.
The stylists at Flamingo specialize in making your hair more easily maintainable. They don't push you to get rebonding straight away but offer you various options such as haircut and keratin treatment if you're looking for a more natural-looking way to tame your curls.
The stylists here have performed keratin treatment for customers of all hair types; whether you have stubborn curls or slight waves, they know exactly what to do to make your hair look soft, sleek and natural afterwards.
A popular choice among locals and Caucasian customers as well!
99 Percent Hair Studio @ Bedok is the very first salon to show us how amazing keratin treatment for bleached hair was. We saw it for ourselves how they rescued Agent M's damaged, broken hair to make it look vaguely normal with a keratin treatment and cut.
Though they are well known for their creative colouring, the next most popular service is their keratin treatment.
A number of customers came to do their keratin treatment after their hair colour because the treatment helps to lock in the colour and gives their hair shine! It is however ideal to inform your stylist that you'll be doing the keratin treatment as it may have some effect on the final colour so the stylist has to be careful when performing both services to ensure best results.
Price: From $300
With natural curls due to her Peranakan heritage, stylist Annie has acquired a wide range of skills to help customers like herself tame their curly hair. Every time we talk to her about curls, we learn a new curly hair fact or a new hair technique she perfected for her curly-haired customers.
This includes the new C Curl Keratin Treatment, a semi-permanent treatment which can help curly-haired ladies achieve straight hair with a C Curl at the ends.
Her ability to help ladies control their curly, wavy, frizzy hair with Keratin Treatment and a great haircut has won Annie many loyal customers like Doctor CK above! Read about Agent CK's experiences with Annie here.
Price: From $288
Follicle Salon may be best known for their scalp treatment but they've recently brought in an innovative new ORGANIC Keratin Treatment from the US called Kerabond.
This Keratin Treatment is an aloe vera-based keratin treatment that is among the first in Singapore to be certified Organic, Sulfate-free and Paraben free. Having seen this treatment done on a Beauty Undercover Agent recently, we can safely say that the treatment has no strong odour and has minimal fumes. The treatment also contains a number of ingredients that promote hair growth and hair thickening.
Definitely one of the safest and most innovative keratin treatments we've seen in Singapore thus far!
Price: From $300
Frequented by Caucasian customers, Essensuals Hairdressing is often one of the first to introduce hair services that will suit both Asian and Caucasian hair at reasonable prices.
This includes the regular Keratin Treatments (above) as well as the newly launched hair botox (below), an enhanced keratin treatment that gives your hair a natural shine.
Your hair won't be super straight afterwards but naturally voluminous instead.
This service is so popular that it has won Essensuals a few awards in magazines recently!
If you don't mind their modest decor, this is a hair salon you can come back again and again without hurting your wallets too much (when they are having promotions!)
Price: From $482 (Non-promo price)
Keratin Treatment by Kenaris Salon
Kenaris is the place for a classy stylish hairstyle that fits well with your personality, lifestyle and designation, and it will still look good weeks and months after you step out of the salon. Even men come to Kenaris Salon specifically for the keratin treatment because they know how to make you look sleek afterwards.
The natural, sleek results it yields, makes it popular among working professionals, managers and MDs who frequent the salon.
Price: From $288 before GST
Stay in the West and not keen to travel all the way to town? Project Hair offers quality Keratin Treatments and great service at its Jurong outlet as well. Its stylists have mastered the techniques of achieving natural, straight yet voluminous hair that lasts for months!