Singapore's Best Hair Salons for Hair Colour to take you into 2021

Published on Nov 16, 2020

New year, new you, new hue? Some of us are thinking of putting the weirdness of 2020 behind us and starting the coming months on a literal  lighter note. But before you rope in any old stylist to break out the bleach and dye, consider: Will whoever you're entrusting your head to give you locks that make people think, 'Hot damn'... or 'Hot mess'?

Rather than having your dream makeover turn into months of fried, frazzled, damaged hair, or to quickly fade into garish colours that couldn't be further from what you wanted, check out ourlists of the best hair salons in Singapore for hair colours, with the first based on customer reviews, and the others based on our editors' opinions.

Best Hair Salons for Hair Colours in Singapore Based on No. of Positive Reviews

1. 99 Percent Hair Studio @ Orchard, Bugis & Bedok


99 percent

Price: $$$

Hair colour aficionados in Singapore would have definitely heard of 99 Percent Hair Studio. Constantly ranked in various media among the Top 5 Colour Hair Salons in Singapore, this salon's dye jobs are not only supremely instagrammable, they've also been selected as Singapore's only Wella Flagship Salon, making them the first on our island to introduce new Wella shades. And with 99 Percent's Director Stylist Jaron being part of the Wella Dream Team, you can trust that this salon is a trend leader for hair colours in Singapore. However, we want to reassure you that the latest fads won't be forced on you - despite many of them being celebrity stylists, the hairdressers here are known to prioritise client concerns and desires, to create a custom colour design just for you.

Spoilt for choice as to what to try here? Here're some of our favourites.

Brown Balayage at 99 Percent

While Agent CW adores stylist Danson's beauteous balayages, you really shouldn't miss Suggy's mermaid waves

Rainbow Blue and Neon Green Colour (Suggy) at 99 Percent

or Ann's inner rainbow!

Rainbow Highlights at 99 Percent

2. Pro Trim Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City Takashimaya


Pro Trim Korean Hair Salon at Ngee Ann

Price: $$$

The Singaporean flagship store of this Korean salon chain is home to the chain's co-founders Tino and Florence, as well as illustrious Korean stylist Joel Park. While requests to tweak a hairdo after the initial service are not uncommon at salons, these barely ever happen here, thanks to the amazing aggregation of expertise available. In fact, Pro Trim Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City is the place many customers go to to fix a 'do that has been botched by stylists elsewhere. Prices are also a bargain for the level of skill and service provided.

Natural Brown Hair Colour by Pro Trim
Metallic Brown Pink (Selyn) at Pro Trim

3. Chez Vous Hair Salon @ Ngee Ann City Takashimaya


chez vous

Price: $$$$

Witn more than 90% of its first-time customers choosing to stay on as Chez Vous Hair Salon regulars, it's no wonder this is the favoured hair destination for so many Singaporeans, including its rich and famous set.

Plus, In 2019, Harper's Bazaar Hair Awards named Chez Vous stylists Joyce as provider of the Best Colouring Service in Singapore for Natural Colours, while Shawn took home the same title, except for Bold Colours.

Ash Beige Hair Colour (Victor) at Chez Vous

While they are best known for work-friendly coffee-inspired hair colours, they're just as brilliant with head-turning bold colours that will make you the talk of the town. 

Colour- Red Sakura (WaiKan) by Chez Vous

They're so assured of their mastery with dyes, that they offer an Expertligent Fix You program where they use their prowess to fix bungled dye jobs from other establishments. 

4. Walking on Sunshine @ Orchard Central


Walking on Sunshine

Price: $$$

This salon isn't just an influencer favourite because it's so dang instagrammable.  While its many perks include a short neck-and-shoulder massage and chicken-breast salad box for every customer to make you feel like a gorgeous celebrity, it's because its stylists make you look the part of the superstar.  Walking on Sunshine is a top client choice for trending hair colour designs.

Observe:

Pink Hair Colour
Lilac Hair Colour

5. LeeKaJa Korean Hair & Beauty Salon @ Mandarin Gallery


Leekaja Korean Hair & Beauty Salon

Price: $$$$

The Singapore branch of one of Korea's most established, celebrity-endorsed salon chains not only boasts stellar service and a refreshment menu worthy of a hipster cafe, but an A-List staff of both Korean and local hairstylists. Several of them are well-known colour specialists, and sessions with them are surprisingly affordable, with prices for their durable hair colours starting at $120. The gorgeous environs also provide a fantastic backdrop for your post-dye pics. 

Red Hair Colour by Leekaja
Black and Brown Hair Colour (Caely) by Leekaja

6. Chez Vous Hideaway @ Ngee Ann City


Chez Vous Hideaway

Price: $$$

While numerous media have called Chez Vous Hideaway Singapore's most Instagrammable Hair Salon, what's even more photogenic is the dye-jobs that emerge at the hands of this director-only stylist team. To make you feel even more glamorous, this establishment boasts a Relaxation Lounge for customers who arrive early, where you can get a complimentary scalp fix with its free Blue Laser treatment and access to an oxygen bar. While you'd expect a trip here to be pretty pricey, their cut combos are among the lowest offered by leading hair destinations, starting from a rate of $199 for Cut + 1 other service (including colour) and $299 for Cut + 2 other services (including colour and treatment).

Grey Purple Hair Colour (Eddy) at Chez Vous Hideaway
Work Friendly Hair Colour by Chez Vous Hideaway

7. Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central


Color Bar by Full House Salon @ Tampines Central

Price: $$$

Color Bar by Full House Salon cuts down on frills. Instead, it focuses on hiring the finest people in the business for hair colours, and procuring truly premium colouring products including offerings by the Joico brand (which has been voted by various international media outlets to be the best hair colour brand over several years).The salon's star products include the low-damage hair colour Vero K Pak Reconstructor, which provides high-coverage hues that last over 6 months and even repair existing hair damage. The only reason why more salons don't use Joico is because they require hairstylists to have a very strong understanding of colour mixing...which every hairdresser at Color Bar truly does. It's no wonder customers travel from wherever they are to this Tampines salon for a truly divine dye job!

Colour-Rainbow Blue and Red (Emily n Natalie) at Color Bar by Full House Salon
Colour-Hidden Ash Pink (Suzy and Natalie) at Color Bar by Full House

8. No. 8 Hair Studio @ Vision Exchange Jurong East


no. 8 hair studio

Price: $$$

No. 8 Hair Studio is a prime place to get director level hair service at pocket-friendly prices. After all, this salon in Jurong is home to legendary stylists Jimmy and Kent Chung, celebrated for their artistry in creating unique colour combinations, whether for statement shades, or complex, charming takes on subtle brown. The decor is also classy, and the attention given to each customer is exemplary - all belying the price tag that is even lower than many salons in Jurong malls. 

work friendly hair colour by no.8 hair studio

Keen to find out what an experience here is like? Read about Agent JR (above) and Agent J's no-bleach hair colour at No. 8 Hair Studio here. 

no bleach brown hair by no. 8 hair studio
Earloop Red Hair Highlights Colour (Shim) by No. 8 Hair Studio

9. The Fluxus House @ Outram Park


The Fluxus House

Price: $$

Once you enter this stylish salon, you'll have little doubt that the people at The Fluxus House understand aesthetics. Indeed, their three co-founders/ anchor stylists are gurus with colour, most notably Chiho for her sophisticated low-maintenance shades, and Aki who has made a name with his playful, quirkly hues. It also helps that all the Japanese stylists here have been based on our island long enough to be fluent in English and familiar with Singaporean hair needs. As a bonus: if you're going to them before a big event, you may be interested to know that they offer makeup services as well, to make you completely spectacular before your special occasion.

Two Toned Grey Hair Colour by The Fluxus Hoouse

Want to know how an experience at Fluxus feels like? Read more about Agent A's two-tone hair colour experience at Fluxus House here.

Pink and Blue Highlights by The Fluxus House

10. Do My Hair @ Orchard Central


Do My Hair

Price: $$$

We love how this salon balances architectural glam with the warm, homely friendliness of veteran stylists Renee, Ivy, Celia and Zenn. They serve up listening ears and attentive care, as well as collective decades of experience. Ivy and Zenn are especially hailed for their stunning yet work-friendly colours, consistently designed to incorporate the growout phase in a graceful, even gorgeous way. 

Galaxy Hair Colour by Do My Hair
Red Hair Colour (Zenn) at Do My Hair

Best Hair Salons for Statement Hair Colours in Singapore Based on Editors' Choice

1. Room Japanese Hair Salon @ Amoy St


Price: $$

Room Japanese Hair Salon doesn't just look like the hippest hipster cafe (with a selection of refreshments to match), it's also home to hair virtuoso Sone Ryuichi, a superstar among Beauty Undercover Agents for his trendy hair colours and perms. Of course, every single stylist here makes it their mission to design a bespoke 'do for each customer's individual style and needs, helped along with top quality professional products as well as excellent after-care advice on techniques and home care products. Prices are reasonable, with hair colours priced at $120 for all hair lengths, and combination services of haircut + colour + treatment at $280 (before any applicable discounts).

Colour-White purple (Sone) at Room Japanese
Blue Highlights Colour (Sone) at Room Japanese

2. Mane Made @ The Midtown Hougang


mane made

Price: $$

In the cosy town of Hougang and just a few minutes' walk away from the MRT station, is one of the hair industry's best kept secrets. The unassuming Mane Made provides highly personalised service and skill, especially by their headlining hair artist Zen, who you might know from his previous stint as a go-to stylist in a leading Orchard hair establishment. From his years of experience, Zen has developed a signature haircut and colouring style that is consistently classy and chic, even while incorporating the most adventurous shades.

Purple Highlights by Mane Made
Peekaboo Rainbow Pastel Highlights (DebyZen) at Mane Made

3. BE U Hair Design @ The Centrepoint


Be U Hair Design

Price: $$$

We like the stylishly streamlined interior of BE U Hair Design, though our favourite internal feature has to be its resident Colour Goddess Sherlin Yap. Whether it's her choice of tints or her incredible hue-blending techniques, she is arguably the diva of dyes of Singapore. 

Galaxy Purple Red and Blue Hair Colour at Be U Hair Design

Whether it's a single colour or a gamut of galaxy, she'll know how to place the colour to fit your personality. 

Blue Earloop Highlights at Be U Hair Design

She's also extremely personable and professional, never arm-twisting you into a style beyond your comfort zone, instead working within the limits you set to give you a terrific trademark look.

Red and Blue Highlights at Be U Hair

4. FiNDER by COVO @ Duxton Tanjong Pagar


finder by covo

Price: $$

Beloved premium Japanese salon chain COVO has created a concept salon concentrating some of their most celebrated colour-specialists in one single location - the hidden gem that is FiNDER by COVO. You may have heard people rave about Hajime for his anime-inspired audacious hairhues, whereas Kazz is excellent with adding just a pop of colour in select spots to brighten up your work-friendly hairstyle. Meanwhile, Shobu's balayage is especially sought-after among the Caucasian crowd for his intricate attention to detail developed during his direct tutleage under Vidal Sassoon himself, as well as his impressive portfolio in France, UK and the US.

Blue Hair Colour (Shobu) at Finder by COVO
Pastel Pink Hair Colour (Hajime) at Finder by COVO

5. ERI SU Salon @ Bugis


Eri Su Salon

Price: $$

Love the vibe of Haji Lane with its hip cafes, quaint boutiques, and Instagrammable murals? The relatively new ERI SU Salon is a brand new addition into this dazzling indie neighbourhood. Helmed by the eponymous star Singaporean stylist, Eri, customers will enjoy the expertise of a beauty conoisseur and ex-makeup artist who will take into account what is most flattering to your skin tone and personal style, to customise a hair colour just for you. He'll even give you tips about makeup colour palettes and types of attire you might want to favour, to best bring out your desired look and own unique brand. Eri is also extremely considerate of customer budgets, and will work with you on the best way to achieve your dream 'do.

Red Hair Colour and Perm by Eri Su
Long Purple Hair Colour by Eri Su

Best Hair Salons for Natural/Work-Safe Hair Colours in Singapore Based on Editor's Choice

1. COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Outram Park / Katong


COVO katong

Price: $$

True to Japanese salon standards, your experienced stylist from the land of the rising sun will attend to you from start to finish at this salon, giving you dedicated, quality attention for the most detailed and perfect 'do.  What also impresses about COVO is the comprehensive range of top-quality products personally sourced from Japanese haircare companies by the chain founder. Accordingly, each COVO customer can enjoy potent lotions, potions and dyes that maximise treatment effectiveness as well as follicular health, and can be deployed according to each customer's unique hair needs and condition. Their use of carbonated spring water and carbonated spa foam for treatments, as well as their special steamer that clarifies the scalp and increases blood circulation, are also massive pampering points in their favour.

With their excellent arsenal of elixirs, skilful stylists and focus on customer well-being, you know that a dye-job at this hair destination will help you preserve your hair quality, minimise damage, plus serve as a long lasting, low-maintenance, high impact makeover.

Tidy Work Friendly Brown Hair Colour by COVO

Agent E loved COVO so much that she even did her wedding hair colour at COVO Japanese Hair Salon. Read more about her experience here.

Work Friendly Brown Hair Colour by COVO

2. Flamingo Hair Studio @ Tanjong Pagar / Tiong Bahru


Flamingo Hair Studio

Price: $$

Flamingo Hair Studio is a delightful oasis in the middle of the CBD, not just for its absolutely darling decor, but because it's a place where you can just switch off your brain and trust that you'll be given a chic and charming, zero-effort cut and colour. The Japanese stylists here dedicate themselves to three essential goals: 1) To deliver an easily maintainable hairstyle, 2) to provide an in-depth consultation and thus design a style customized to the client's lifestyle needs, and 3) to maximise customer comfort with a personal touch. As far as our agents are concerned, they've always delivered these promises, and can be counted on for delectable, dependable, dimensional colour to refresh your look and take you effortlessly through to your next salon visit many months later.

Short Hair Brown Hair Colour by Flamingo
Flamingo Brown Hair Colour

3. Mode Studio @ Wheelock Place


mode

Price: $$$

While this salon boasts a bar stocked with champagne and plush massage chairs, but its central attraction is a star-studded team of international stylists including Sam Woo, Gabriel, Andrew, Anneth, Veena and even Korean Stylists Soobin, Vicky and BK. This is a celebrity crew for whose hair services global who's whos (including Jay Park!) fly to Singapore for. Worried about the price? They have fantastic first-timer promotions to give you the cut and colour of your life, for prices lower than many other salons out there.

Colour-CaramelTone (Guin) at MODE Studio
Brown Hair Colour (Kimitaka) at MODE Studio

4. Bump Hair Design @ The Rochester Buona Vista


Bump Hair Design

Price: $$

 Bump Hair Design is a gorgeous find peeking out from the luxuriant greenery of Rochester Park, and the cuts and colours that emerge from its doors are no less lovely....Especially if you've been worked on by anchor stylist Mayu, who adheres to the Japanese hairdressing philosophy of Size Balance Control.This methodology by Japanese stylist Masao Hiratsuka believes that the right haircut, colour and style can enhance your overall body shape and project the vibes that you want to give off. It requires significant mastery from hair designers who must create dimensions in a coiff using artful snips and colour placement, and thankfully, Mayu has yet to disappoint. A visit to Bump sparks joy on all counts, even when it comes to price - hair colours start from $95 for all hair lengths, making a dye job here incredible value.

Natural Dark Brown Hair Colour by Bump Hair Design
Brown Highlights by Bump Hair Design

5. Threes Japanese Hair Salon @ The Central Clarke Quay


Threes Japanese Hair Salon

Price: $$

If you've ever dreamed of getting your hair done by Japanese celebrity stylists, you've come to the right place. With many of the stylists here having extensive experience cutting, colouring and styling hair for celebrities and models back in Japan, you can be sure that the stylists here are capable of delivering a celeb-worthy hairstyle!  Yet despite their profile, the team is unfailingly warm, with easy, welcoming demeanours and a great command of English. And at just $170 for a haircut and colour even before any promotions, their expertise is more affordable then many less lauded salons out there.

Coffee Airtouch Highlights by Threes Japanese Hair Salon

Read more about Agent N's coffee airtouch highlights at Threes Japanese Hair Salon here!

Colour-Ash Matt by Threes

6. AUBE Japanese Hair Salon @ Wheelock Place / Marina Link / Cineleisure


aube

Price: $$

AUBE is one of Japan's most popular hair salon chains with more than 200 outlets worldwide, and every one known for their fantastic stylists, high-quality hair products and state-of-the-art equipment at attractive prices. Since their arrival in Singapore in 2017, we've fallen in love with their exquisite, durable cuts and colours, especially those by Salon Manager Takato, who was handpicked to join Singapore after impressing the founder of AUBE Japan with his skill in those areas. The best part is, prices here are among the lowest in Singapore - colours for all hair lengths start at just $95.

Work Friendly Brown Hair Colour by AUBE
Work Friendly Brown Hair Colour by AUBE

7. Michaela Japanese Hair Salon @ Riverside Point Clarke Quay


Price: $$$

Michaela Japanese Hair Salon is the only Japanese hair salon in Singapore that is owned by a Japanese cosmetics company - in this case, the reputed MT Cosmetics. This company produces and distributes international hit brands such as MT Metatron which uses medical-grade ingredients proven to visibly improve skin quality, and is highly sought after for distribution even by doctors. Applying the same exhaustive research and development to its hair products, chemical treatments like dye jobs at this salon promise to take care of your tresses and skin, while producing enchanting effects. The stylists administering the treatment also boast impressive resumes at Japan's top hair destinations, which explains why a significant percentage of first-time customers receiving cuts and colours from them return to become loyal regulars.

Colour-OriginalOmbre_Cut_Treatment (Kenta) by Michaela
Colour_Treatment (Kenta) by Michaela

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