It's that time of the year again to go for the annual D&D (Dinner and Dance), weddings and Christmas parties!
Make this year extra special by dolling yourself up and styling your hair with complex updos, hair arrangements and braids that are sure to draw compliments.
Here are some salons we know and love for that!
Price: From $40
Flamingo Hair Studio itself is super instagrammable but that's not the only thing that will look good on your IG.
Their updos and hair arrangement are among the most beautiful we've seen among salons in Singapore. Every little detail is taken care of from the strands that fall to the hair accessories they use to pair with the braids, updos or hair arrangement.
There is a balance in the design that make us go WOW!
They even have a stylist who used to be a professional bridal makeup artist previously, Aki.
The stylists here, Ayumi, Ryu, Ryo and Aki work together to make sure that you look absolutely perfect for that special wedding, D&D or party.
Although they are Japanese, the majority of stylists here can speak English fluently after working here for a number of years. It's therefore a breeze to communicate with them, especially because they also understand what Singapore ladies are looking for.
Definitely a gem you've got to check out for D&D styling, on top of their signature straightening services.
Risel may be best known for their high-quality single hair colours at only $90 for all hair length but there is a hidden talent within the team that makes us highly recommend them for updos and hair arrangement as well.
Her name is Kaori, a stylist now but previously a bridal stylist back in Japan!
Having done hair arrangement for countless brides, she has perfected the technique so much so that the resulting braids are very precise, neat and detailed. Her experience also exposes her to the many unique designs you don't often see in Singapore.
Those who are keen can even get your hair coloured and then arranged within the same session so that she can braid your hair in such a way that shows off your new colour best.
We also love how Kaori is very fluent in English, so you don't have to worry about miscommunication!
Promotion: $100 for hair styling AND makeup
One of the first few Japanese hair salons to offer great hair services at low prices, AVENTA is one of Beauty Undercover's most popular Japanese salons.
And it's easy to see why.
The stylists here are very passionate about their work and have produced many stunning hair works, especially in the area of hair colours and styling!
They are always at the forefront of hair design, using flowers and various styling techniques to achieve a desired vibe.
For those interested, they also do kimono styling really well!
Many stylists here including the super popular Chiho, Manami and Koichi have been in Singapore for a number of years and is therefore very fluent in English.
A salon not to be missed for updos and braiding!
Price: From $50
With its semi-private spaces, COVO Japanese Hair Salon makes every customer feel like VIP, the perfect place to go to right before a special occasion to get you into the mood.
You absolutely got to try the treatments here together with the styling because they've worked with top stylists back in Japan to create long lasting treatments that give your hair the extra shine and softness that your hair arrangement will most definitely bring out.
They are also one of the pioneers to introduce kimono styling to Singapore, a reason why so many people come here for styling.
@littlemissbento is one of them given that she often attends Japanese themed events.
Don't you just love the rose styling they did for her?
Kimono styling is of course not the only thing they are good at.
The stylists here are adept at updos and simple styling like the one below as well!
Feel free to discuss with your stylist as most of them are fluent in English as well.
Do you heart this braid as much as we do?
That's the work of Eri, stylist at Bump River Valley! Note that the hair looks nice not just because the braiding was done well or that the hair accessory look pretty but also because the hair is highlighted at just the right places to accentuate the overall look.
Do consider doing a hair colour together with your styling because the prices here are also very reasonable starting at $95 for all hair length for single hair colour.
The salon can however be quite busy on weekends so do make your appointments ahead of time!
Looking to feel like a celebrity or tai-tai for a day?
You have to try Branche Japanese Hair Salon.
You can get your hair and nails done at the same time.
And they even have an automatic recliner that allows for hair wash within the VIP room.
With their tip-top service, Branche became one of celebs' and tai-tais' favourite hangout.
Unsurprisingly, their hairstyling is also among the best with their signature #kawaiimotemakihair highly popular among their customers.
But of course, the stylists here are able to execute more complex braiding like the one below.
Depending on what you're looking for!
An easy place to recommend for outstanding service and great hairstyles!
Price: From $80
Shun Sakurai may be best known for haircutting skills but stylist Tomoka turned it up a notch with her experience serving Japanese Tai-Tais during her time back in Japan. Here at Shun Sakurai, Tomoka helps all customers do some light makeup right before leaving the salon so that they look their best, which is something we really appreciate.
Customers can opt for her full makeup service of course. You'd be surprised to find how many top-quality products she use and how generously she applies them so that you look your best.
Beyond that of course, her hairstyling looks absolutely amazing! There aren't many photos as the salon is new but we can guarantee that you won't be disappointed by her styling designs!
Price: $35 (shampoo and blow dry)
Skillful stylists, high-quality products and state-of-the-art equipment has made AUBE one of the go-to salons for many Beauty Undercover readers.
Here, hair colours are also $95 for all hair length for single hair colour whereas they also charge one of the lowest for the popular Tokio Inkarami among salons in Singapore.
But of course, we're not talking about colours or treatments here but hairstyling.
As you can see, the hair arrangements here look just as beautiful.
Although prices are low, the stylists here are very experienced and good at what they do.
You should however bring along a photo as some stylists are not as fluent in English. Hence, some visual aids will be good to avoid miscommunication.
Price: From $65
This salon is one of the most recommended salons - even by us - for perms and hair colours. The artistic interior draws customers in, but the consistently beautiful hair outcome and great service is what makes them stay.
Having done lots of instagrammable hair colours, the stylists here have lots of experience curling the hair to make you look your best.
If you're looking for updos however, we would highly recommend Mavis. Previously trained as a makeup artist, Mavis is very good with romantic hair arrangements that go well with your makeup!
Price: From $40
Stepping into the salon, you might mistake it for a secret garden or the set of Alice in Wonderland. Every corner is an Instagram photo opportunity, but of course, the highlight will be taking a hair selfie after the amazing experience!
This barber-cafe-salon provides top service from handpicked 'A team' stylists at low prices.
The team is pretty international with a huge pick of Korean, Japanese and local stylists you can choose from. We would recommend Luna for a Korean-style hairstyling makeover though, because her precision and creativity imbue the hairstyle with a unique vibe you don't often see!
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