The category: Colour 

The award: Best Balayage with Minimal Bleaching

The winner: Balayage, from $230 (inclusive of a haircut)

Using hand-painted highlights and tones, this graduated, natural-looking colour effect gives hair extra dimension and body, depending on where colour is placed. Lowlights absorb light and create shadows that give the illusion of a slender face. Highlights reflect light to elongate the face, while enhancing your skin tone and features. 

Still unsure? Not to worry as the stylist will recommend a suitable colour palette, taking into consideration your concerns, hair type and skin tone, to give you an enviable new ’do. 

What happened after we tried the treatment

“I had a great experience with the Kimage team at Tiong Bahru Plaza. My stylist was really helpful in recommending a suitable colour and technique for my hair type and skin tone. He was professional and meticulous in explaining the process, and took the time to understand my concerns.

I did not want to undergo too many rounds of bleaching as I was worried about damaging my hair. He helped manage my expectations, telling me that the final colour might not be exactly what I wanted. To allay my fears, he also shared some useful tips on how to maintain the colour and minimise post-colouring damage. He selected different tones for different sections of my hair, to accentuate the colours and achieve the desired effect.

The automatic shampoo chair and soothing head massage were a bonus after a long day at work. Plus, thumbs-up to the salon staff as they were accommodating to my schedule and did not rush through the job, even when my session ran past their operating hours.

I’m really happy with how the colour turned out. I love how fresh it looks, and received many compliments. My new hair is fairly easy to maintain, and the balayage effect does indeed give my hair more volume. As the highlights are concentrated on the bottom portion of my hair, I’m told that it will look more natural as my hair grows out. This means fewer touch-ups would be needed.”

You can also try

Trend Perm, $260 (inclusive of a haircut, pre- and post-perm treatments): Winning the award for Best Bespoke Perm in this year’s Her World Hair Awards, the Trend Perm (see the before-after results, above) works with your hair texture and hair goals. Whether it’s to add natural-looking waves or give fine hair a volume boost, your stylist will customise the perm technique, from S-curls, C-curls, loose waves or a combination, to complement your face shape, hair type and texture. The result: A low-damage, easy-to-maintain perm, so you’ll wake up with beautiful hair every day.

Balayage hair colouring was done at #03-109 Tiong Bahru Plaza, tel: 6271-2700, while the Trend Perm (above) is available at #02-46/47 Parkway Parade, tel: 6743-2700. To find out about the salon’s other locations, visit here.

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