Best under-the-radar beauty services in Singapore

by Sinead Lee  /   July 1, 2020

The youth of today are incredibly resourceful when it comes to searching for the best under-the-radar haircuts, colouring, nails, facials and brow services. We got them to share where they go here. Plus, the results of our beauty poll.

The HW Youth Skincare Poll

It used to be that you’d only start using skincare in your early 20s, when you started work. But that’s no longer the case with younger women – many pick up their first skincare product before they’re 16, mostly to deal with teenage acne and rough skin.

We asked over 75 Gen Z women aged 16 to 21 years to tell us about their first foray into skincare and how much they invest in their beauty routine. Here are the results.

Where to go for value-for-money nail wraps

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for nail wraps

Kendall L, 20

Where she goes: Everyday Wraps
Find it at: https://everydaywraps.com/

“Love how they look on my nails! No one could tell they were stickers.” From $15

Lisa O, 20

Where she goes: Emmezing Nails
Find it at: https://emmezingnails.com/

“Love how convenient nail wraps are. They’re easy to apply and look amazing.”
From $11.90

Nina S, 19

Where she goes: Yay To Nails
Find it at: https://yaytonails.com/

“They have minimalistic and attractive designs that suit my aesthetic quite well.”
From $9.90

Noelle N, 17

Where she goes: Nail Wrap Co
Find it at: https://nailwrap.co/

“Way more affordable than a typical manicure and it does the job.” From $12.90

Bianca T, 16

Where she goes: Freshly Wrapped Co
Find it at: https://freshlywrapped.co/

“I first saw it at a pop-up and they have cute abstract designs.” From $14.90

Shuling S, 20

Where she goes: Nailed It Wraps
Find it at: https://nailedit-wraps.com/

“Nice, muted colour palette that’s suitable for work.” From $14

Where to go for value-for-money nail extensions

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for nail extensions

Scarlet L, 22

Where she goes: Luxe Beauty
Find it at: @luxebeauty_sg, done at the owner’s home in Pasir Ris.

“Super affordable for marble, bling and hand-drawn designs. It lasts four to six weeks.” From $60

Nila K, 22

Where she goes: Jue Jue Nails
Find it at: @juejuenails, #08-15, Ark @ Gambas.

“The floral designs are simple and classy.” From $50

Hana M, 18

Where she goes: BB Glamours
Find it at: @bb_glamours, done at the owner’s home in Sengkang.

“It offers nice intricate glitter and embellishment details.” From $45

Peixin O, 19

Where she goes: Basecoat Nail Studio
Find it at: @basecoat.sg, done at the owner’s home in Bukit Timah.

“My go-to place for fancy nails when I’m feeling a little bougie. From $70

Mei L, 23

Where she goes: Goddess Nails
Find it at: @ohbeautygoddess, done at the owner’s home in Serangoon. From $80

Where to go for value-for-money gelish nails

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for gelish nails

Janet S, 20

Where she goes: Chio Studio
Find it at: @chiostudio, 52A Prinsep Street.

“Comfortable place with very detailed staff.” From $35

Sarah H, 18

Where she goes: Nails & Good Company
Find it at: @nailsgoodcompany, #05-K1 Tampines One.

“The place is pleasant to step into. Always happy with the designs I ask for.” From $40

Mel K, 20

Where she goes: Euns Nails
Find it at: @eunsnails, done at the owner’s home in Sengkang.

“Super fancy with pretty add-on accents.” From $45

Kaia T, 21

Where she goes: Manicurious
Find it at: @manicurious, 41 Beach Road.

“Good service and I’m always satisfied with character designs.” From $85

Where to go for best under-the-radar hair colour/ treatment

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for hair colour/ treatment

Candice L, 17

Where she goes: Harts Salon
Find it at: @harts_salon, #02-05, 9 Tan Quee Lan Street. From $108

Tasha P, 22

Where she goes: Prix Salon By Kevin Neo
Find it at:@prixsalonsg, #B1-16 Funan Mall

“It’s a comfortable place and I had a good outcome with the perm.” From $108

Francesca M, 24

Where she goes: Singapore Hair Salon “SPIQ”
Find it at: @spiq_hair, 261 Beach Road.

“They know what hair colour suits you and the result is insta-worthy.” From $300

Chantelle W, 18

Where she goes: The LOOOK Salon
Find it at: @theloooksalon, #02-69 Far East Plaza

“They do the most beautiful colours for your hair.” From $198

Mae L, 25

Where she goes: Twist Hair Salon
Find it at: @twist_hair_salon_, 83A Tanjong Pagar Road.

“I’ve tried many hair salons and this is my favourite for colour highlights.” From $110

Sherrie E, 21

Where she goes: Flamingo Tanjong Pagar
Find it at: @hairstudioflamingo, 7 Neil Road.

“The friendliest staff! My go-to for cut and colour.” From $120

Megan L, 22

Where she goes: Bump Holland Village
Find it at: @bump_holland_village, 27B Lorong Liput.

“The place is very luxurious and my purple hair dreams were achieved here.” From $140

Su Min T, 23

Where she goes: Risel Hair SG
Find it at: #02-01, 60 Tras Street.

“I tried the balayage and it turned out so pretty.” From $100

Where to go for best eyelash extensions/ lifts/ perms

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for eyelash extensions/ lifts/ perms

Kiki L, 25

Where she goes: The Brow & Lash Club
Find it at: @thebrowlashclub, done at the owner’s home in Boon Keng.

“The keratin lash lift gave my natural lashes more definition.”
From $50

Ann H, 23

Where she goes: The Lash Company
Find it at: @thelashcosg, #02-00, 101 East Coast Road.

“Natural-looking lashes that last around four weeks.” From $68

Amelia P, 18

Where she goes: Lasheslala Beauty Studio
Find it at: @lasheslala.sg, #02-15 Oxley Tower.

“I looked like a goddess after I did the volume extensions.” From $118

Madison W, 24

Where she goes: WinkSG
Find it at: @winksg, done at the owner’s home in Hougang.

“The dramatic wispy Kim K look is well achieved.” From $60

Carrie L, 22

Where she goes: Fabulash by Nicole
Find it at: @fabulash_by_nicole, done at the owner’s home in Bukit Panjang.

“Once you do 6D fluffy volume, you’ll never go back.” From $105

Where to go for best facials

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for facials

Guan M, 25

Where she goes: Snow Beauty Facial
Find it at: @snow_beauty_facial, done at the owner’s home in Choa Chu Kang. From $50

Maggie S, 24

Where she goes: JM Facespa Studio
Find it at: @jmfacespa, done at the owner’s home in Punggol. From $88

Ann Lopez, 21

Where she goes: La Source Spa
Find it at: @lasourcespa, #01-03/04 Thong Teck Building. From $308

Hallie O, 23

Where she goes: Skingo!
Find it at: @skingo_sg, #01-29 Junction 8.

“They have express treatments without packages. The place is also comfortable.” From $28

Where to go for best eyebrow embroidery

Secret beauty addresses: Where to go in Singapore for eyebrow embroidery

Kelsie L, 23

Where she goes: SJ Beauty Studio
Find it at: @sj_beauty_studio, 933 Bukit Timah Road. From $270

Gale Q, 23

Where she goes: The Sleek Brow
Find it at: @sleekbrowsg, 1 Jalan Kembangan

“My brows are always on fleek with them.” From $350

Kai Wen T, 24

Where she goes: My Eyebrow
Find it at: @cherryseah11.sg, 2 Pereira Road

“The natural strokes give me a nice defined look and shapes my face.” From $298

This article was first published in Her World’s April issue.