As we approach the end of the year, you'll find yourself receiving invitations to a number of events, including D&D, weddings and parties.
If you're a makeup dummy like some of us (e.g. Agent G), you may start worrying about how and where to get your makeup and hairstyling done. As we've been receiving a number of queries from readers, we've compiled a list of salons that offer BOTH makeup and hair services in one roof to get you looking stunning, the most efficient way possible.
Here it is!
Price: $50-$150 for hairstyling, $89 for makeup, $15 for manicure
If you are a true colour aficionado in Singapore, you MUST have heard of 99 Percent Hair Studio. Among the top 5 salons for hair colour in Singapore, 99 Percent's hair colours are not only Instagrammable, their skills have been endorsed by the industry so much that they've been selected as Singapore's only Wella Flagship Salon!
Colour by Aron @ 99 Percent Hair Studio
That isn't why we've listed it in this article though. Aside from their stunning colours, 99 Percent Hair Studio offers a suite of services that make it a convenient one-stop place where you can get your hair, nails and even makeup done!
What we love is that the salon has a huge number of stylists with differing specialties, making 99 Percent particularly versatile.
Whether you're thinking of bridal makeup and styling,
a simple smokey look,
Makeup and Styling by Danson @ 99 Percent Hair Studio
or even Halloween makeup and styling, the stylists here can do it all.
Halloween Makeup by Hazel @ 99 Percent Hair Studio
All you have to do is bring along any photo ideas so you can share with them during the detailed consultation where they will advise you on what works best.
Complimentary Hand Mask Treatment with Every Hair Service
Another plus point that makes us love 99 Percent Hair Studio so much is the fact that they've been adding more and more value-added services to make your experience a memorable one. Imagine going for a styling session and getting a hand mask treatment FREE at the same time!
Nail art by Vivi @ 99 Percent Hair Studio
For multi-tasking women who have no time to waste, they also offer nail services at the same time. This way, you can get your nails done while they attend to your hair and makeup.
Agent G has personally gone to 99 Percent Hair Studio (and paid full price, mind you) for makeup and styling for her graduation as well as photo-shoots. From her experience, the stylists have been amazing at giving her the look she's looking for and making sure you look perfect at exactly the time they promise. It is no surprise then that this is one of our favourite salons to go to for both makeup and styling!
Price: $50-$100 for styling, consult salon for makeup
Whenever someone asks us where to get stunning celeb-worthy instagrammable braids, the first salon that pops up in our minds is Japanese Salon Flamingo Hair Studio.
Look at these photos and you'll know what we mean.
Whether you're thinking about braids, updos or half updos, their hairstyles just look impossibly gorgeous, whether in person or on IG!
That isn't all. A few stylists in Flamingo have had experience working as Bridal Makeup Artists back in Japan.
They are hence very highly demanded by brides even here in Singapore.
Add their cafe-like ambience featuring featuring huge spaces, large mirrors, greenery and areas with natural light as well as the very friendly Japanese stylist team and you've got a magical salon experience you absolutely got to try!
Price: $80-$100 for styling, consult salon for makeup
Promotional Price: $158 for Full Hair Set + Makeup (Check with Salon for validity)
There is a grace about Tomoka that makes us absolutely mesmerized the first time we met her; we aren't just talking about her mannerisms. Tomoka's entire outfit, makeup, hairstyle fit together to give her the very natural, demure and elegant look we love.
That's Tomoka for you; thanks to her experience helping Tai-Tais back in Japan with their makeup and even outfit selections, Tomoka isn't just a typical hairstylist. She takes care of the entire package from start to finish to make sure that her customers can arrive at events with dignity and style.
For beauty novices, Tomoka is a dream come true as she will choose the right hair colour for you and match your bronzer, blusher and lip colour all at once - something most of us have trouble doing.
We previously followed Agent XL along her makeover session and here's how she looked like before
and now after:
Quite a big change, isn't it? If you're keen, you can read more about Agent XL's haircut, colour and makeup experience with Tomoka here.
Tomoka uses a variety of top makeup brands she herself has tried and tested over the years, so you know that you'll definitely get the best results.
Do note that she leans towards the natural style, so you'll absolutely love her if you like the more Japanese natural, elegant style.
That is why she is so sought after by brides who love to go to her for both bridal makeup and hair setting!
Intricate updo at Shun Sakurai Hair & Beauty
It isn't just her makeup that is good though. Tomoka is also awesome with braids and updos, so you know you'll look perfect for that special event if you go to her! Don't forget to ask her tips on everyday makeup if you manage to get an appointment with her though; Tomoka is very generous with sharing knowledge about what skincare products works best for which type of skin and what colour best suits you.
Did we tell you that we also love the salon she's working at? Shun Sakurai Hair & Beauty is located in the quaint Chijmes, a perfect location to snap some photos right after your makeup and styling!
Price: $50-150 (styling), $70 onwards for basic makeup
You may not have heard of Be Salon but those who've given it a try all rave about what a hidden gem this is!
Led by Sham Adam, one of our FAVOURITE local stylists of all time, Be Salon is one of the few local salons that truly offers exceptional hairdressing skill with heart. There is NEVER any hardselling or pushing as the stylists all focus on you, the customer, and what you need. When they realize that some of their customers love to bring their children along for haircuts, they actually purchased a booster seat to make the cut more comfortable. When regular customers come by for a colour, some stylists may just throw in a quick trim for free.
That was why they started the makeup service as well; many of their customers requested for help with regards to makeup and styling before Dinner and Dance or special events. While hairstyling is done by the stylists, makeup is done by Cherie, their inhouse makeup artist. As Cherie wants to make sure that the makeup is done to perfection, she would actually request for all customers to come by for a consultation ahead of the event to understand what look they are looking for.
When you see the outcome, you'll be glad that you chose Cherie and her team.
Did we also mention that she does makeup well, even for more mature ladies?
Price: $50-100 for styling, $100 for makeup
COVO Japanese Hair Salon is another Japanese salon that many brides love to go to for styling. The semi-private spaces definitely plays a part as the increased privacy and personal space makes the entire experience very comfortable and memorable.
Ultimately though, its the stylists that keeps them coming back. Many of the stylists in COVO Keong Saik are female stylists who have worked in bridal studios previously. They are hence experts in both styling and makeup!
If you need some specific recommendations, we can tell you that you won't go wrong if you look for Kiyo in Outram Park. Kiyo has lots of experience styling models for fashion magazines, TV shows and bridal makeup in Japan... and has received many raves for her beautiful styling and makeup here in Singapore!
It isn't just bridal hairstyles of course. We know that their bridal and yukata hair arrangements are exquisite but we think that they do makeup and styling for photoshoots just as well, don't you think?
Don't forget to ask her for advice if you have an interest in styling as Kiyo is very willing to share everyday styling tips as well.
Price: Styling $100 Before GST, Makeup $50 before GST
If you're looking for a salon that offers First Class service right before that special event, you should absolutely not miss Branche. The Japanese stylists here are unfailingly polite and goes out of their way to impress from the first moment you step into the salon.
Many of their customers are tai-tais at the upper echelons of society who come them regularly for styling, as well as that occasional glass of wine.
What you may not know is that one of their stylists, Ryo, offers also makeup services.
With a full set of professional makeup and training back in Japan, you can be sure that he will get you looking amazing in no time.
Price: $80 for styling, $80 for makeup
Featuring an art gallery within a hair salon, Fluxus is the new Japanese hair salon along Teo Hong Rd that got us all excited. It isn't just the stunning artworks or the cool, minimalistic vibe that draws us in. We're very excited because this is the first time top Japanese stylists Aki, Chiho and Koichi are working together in the same place!
Hair Colour by Chiho
Yes, we know that their speciality is in colour.
But did you know that Chiho and Aki does makeup and styling beautifully as well?
Makeup and Styling at The Fluxus House
Chiho, for example, had taken up a number of makeup and styling engagements for both photoshoots and weddings!
Koichi may not do makeup for customers but his styling is certainly nothing to sniff at!
Price: Styling $65-95, makeup $95
Picasso may be best known for their gorgeous rebonding and perms
But did you know that their stylist Mavis is also trained in makeup too?
A number of ladies love to go to Mavis for makeup and styling as she's able to create professional, elegant looks that looks perfect for that year end D&D.
You can come in with a photo to let her replicate the style you're looking for or you can simply trust her to pretty you up for that special event!
Price: Styling from $50, upstyling from $70, makeup: call for consultation!
Koinonia is the instagrammable hair salon we love to visit, and its not just because the entire place is SO PRETTY.
Koinonia hosts a group of international stylists from Korea, Taiwan and Singapore who are simply very talented with perms, rebonding and styling!
We love how they don't just stick to the convention but continuously push the envelope to try different styles together with customers.
They have also recently welcomed a new stylist into the family: Shinice. On top of being really skilled with colour, Shinice is awesome with makeup! She credits the professional training with her makeup school for her upgraded skill but really, it is clear that she has the flair for it.
Yes, she can absolutely do elegant makeup and styling like what you see here.
But even when you want something more extraordinary, you can work together with her to achieve it as well.
Price: Styling from 64.20 (inclusive of GST), makeup from 64.20 (inclusive of GST)
Looking for a skilled makeup artist and stylist at affordable prices? Japanese stylist Konomi is a gem you'll be happy to uncover.
Friendly and very helpful, Konomi has had extensive experience doing for hair and makeup for customers, for example for Japanese formal events requiring Kimono.
While you may not be donning Kimono anytime soon, her elegant style of makeup and styling is probably what you need to look and feel confident at your upcoming event!
With stylists here regularly going for photoshoots and attending to politicians and international celebrities such as Jay Park, you can be sure that the stylists here know what to do to get you looking glamorous.
The stylists here don't provide makeup services but their partner Cecilia Westberry, which is located within the same premises, does.
So you can look forward to a 360 makeover with both hairstyling and makeup services at one of their private VIP rooms located within the salon!
Planning to head to any of these salons? Share your experience on BU.sg!