Keen to step up your IG / Tiktok game but not sure how? Your first visit might just be to the hair salon.
Aside from the gorgeous new hair makeover, many hair salons in Singapore have upgraded their decor, so much so that the salon itself doubles up as a great spot for an indoor photoshoot.
Having followed many Beauty Undercover agents to their hair services, we share with you our current favourite spots for that gorgeous selfie.
Lowest Priced Menu: $70 for Trim + Head Massage + Complimentary Tea
WhiteTree Japanese Hair Salon may be new but its bright and minimalist decor with its rounded arches and wide spaces make it a perfect setup for your photoshoot.
Lighting is perfect as the natural light gives a soft glow in every one of these photos, though you're welcome to also borrow their ring light if you wish.
What we love the most about taking photos here is that there're lots of white spaces. As much as there're plants, seats and rattan lights around, these are designed to stay in the background so that it brings the focus back to you (and your hair).
If you have a friend who come along with you, you can try to take a photo like this. If not, a simple selfie after a hair treatment here works just as well.
Our advice here is to wear something more vibrant because anything white will cause you to fade into the background.
Lowest Priced Menu: $199 for Haircut + Colour / Treatment
We can't talk about instagrammable without mentioning Chez Vous Hideaway. As our recent visit shows, the entire place is like a freaking fairy tale as doors open one after the another to reveal a new world.
You can head to space looking like this
Pretend you're in Italy
or indulge in your favourite pink fantasy in their VIP room.
Otherwise, a simple selfie against their grey background works just as well, in our opinion.
Agent G recently did a perm here and as you can see, loved the results.
Lowest Priced Menu: $70 for Haircut by Senior Stylist
Is it us or does LeeKaJa looks different every time we return for a visit?
Never resting on its laurels, LeeKaJa is always upgrading its interior, making itself look more and more aesthetic as they aim to offer the best Korean hair experience in Singapore.
Other than the beverage bar that reminds us of cafes we normally see in Korean dramas from the very beginning, LeeKaJa have incorporated vintage decor, leather elements and even exotic greenery that never fails to give visitors a boost of serotonin.
With the lush greenery at every corner, you'd be able to incorporate it easily in your snaps.
Agent G after a Downperm with Korean Stylist David
It may not be easy finding a place with a plain background
but get creative and you'll be able to compose a snap like no other.
Lowest Priced Menu: $75 for Haircut by Senior Stylist ($50 for students!)
For those keen to keep their Instagram feed aesthetically clean, don't miss Room Japanese Hair Salon.
With white, black and brown colour themes, the salon makes a perfect backdrop for your fave blogshop pieces. Probably why @fashmob chose to feature their Autumn Collection in Room?
Some unique spots you shouldn't miss in the salon include:
The signature wooden table
The iconic stairs in the middle of the salon
and even the washroom!
For those keen to visit, you'd be glad to know that Room Japanese Hair Salon is not only known for its tasteful decor but also amazing service from the Japanese stylists and a head spa raved by even Xiaxue.
Lowest Priced Menu: $90 for Haircut by Senior Stylist
Can't get enough of white-washed salon interiors? You should absolutely check out Japanese Salon Fluxus House.
With the white and grey industrial walls forming a backdrop for actual artworks you can purchase, this unique 2-in-1 hair salon cum art gallery looks instagrammable from every angle.
The only limit here is your imagination as you think of poses to compose for that unique masterpiece.
Salon interior isn't the only instagrammable thing here though. Fluxus House is founded by some of Beauty Undercover's favourite Japanese hairstylists Chiho and Shota, so you can expect to walk out from the salon with a hairstyle that is sure to get you that double-tap.
Lowest Priced Menu: $65 for Haircut by Senior Stylist
One simply cannot talk about instagrammable salons without venturing into the Tiong Bahru enclave.
And when you do visit Tiong Bahru, the quaint Koinonia salon is definitely one you shouldn't miss.
After all, where else can you get salons that look so dreamy on the outside with its turquoise exterior and vintage on the inside like this?
Many people will walk past the outside and take a random selfie like this
But actually our favourite spots are by the photo wall
and outside the alley way
If weather permits, you may even manage to get a nice Tiktok of your experience in.
Just a few metres away is another one of our favourite Japanese hair salons, Flamingo.
Here, the salon exhibits a dainty, Japanese type of charm, with rounded arches, greenery and pink flamingoes littered around the spacious salon.
These make for wonderful props and backgrounds that make for unexpected IG snaps.
Even if you're here for just a head massage like Agent G!
Otherwise, the salon makes for an awesome backdrop both inside
and outside the salon.
Lowest Priced Menu: $70 for Shiny Hair Treatment, $90 for Haircut
Michaela Japanese Hair Salon may be best known for their birds' nest infused hair treatment but their new location at Clarke Quay added yet another reason to visit.
Yep, they relocated to a shophouse just opposite Clarke Quay MRT, so it's really convenient to get to but more importantly, they incorporated a new angel mural that's worth visiting on its own.
Come on.. where else do you get to snap this? That is why Agent G will find some way to get this photo in whenever she visits Michaela.
Another favourite spot? The area close to the window as it gets lots of natural lighting and makes for a perfect selfie once you get your treatment in.
Mochi Mochi Treatment at Michaela Japanese Hair Salon
Don't be mistaken. Michaela doesn't just have treatments; they are really good with perms and colours too.
So don't forget to check them out if you've got the chance!
Lowest Priced Menu: $60 for Haircut by Senior Stylist
Looking to go back in time?
Salon 5 offers you lots of photo opportunities with their peranakan doors, vintage barber chair and even vintage telephones and sewing machine repurposed as a salon table.
And if that's not enough, there're lots of areas right outside the salon for you to show off your gorgeous new hair!
As customers here will tell you, prepare for a deluge of inquiries when you post up that photo because there will be lots of people asking where you did your hair.
Lowest Priced Menu: $90 for Haircut by Senior Stylist
With full length glass windows, well stocked wine bar and deluxe private suites for customers who wish for a little more privacy, MODE Studio is definitely one of the most luxurious we've been.
I mean, there must be a reason why celebrities such as Chantelle Ng, Ayden Sng and even international superstar Jay Park chose to come here right?
But we digress.
Some of our favourite instagrammable spots in the salon include this couch towards the end of the salon as well as the wine bar that's perfect for that after-work selfie.
Heck, even the view from their seat looks good.
If you're intending to come, prepare to be wowed by their warm service and don't forget to snap some selfies to commemorate your experience.
Lowest Priced Menu: $80 for Ladies' Haircut by Director Stylist Ricky
Hoping to visit a salon outside of Orchard? We found The Bund, a modern hair sanctuary situated within Aramsa Spa.
Surrounded by lush greenery, yet shielded from the natural elements in an air-conditioned bubble, The Bund's design lives up to its name as the First Luxury Garden Hair Salon in Singapore and definitely one of the most instagrammable.
Just the other day, we followed Agent C for her perm at The Bund and loved these spots we found right outside the salon.
Did we also mention that Ricky is one of our top local hairstylists to recommend for haircuts and perms? He is incredibly skilled at creating flowy soft cuts that stay in shape for MONTHS. Add his principled personality that doesn't allow him to upsell services and you'll get a personal and luxurious hair experience you'll not forget.
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