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To help you look and feel a million dollars over the festivities, here are 5 of our go-to beauty prep treatments.
For lustrous locks
Try: Freedom Range Blowout, from $55.
What It Is: You could probably mimic this nourishing treatment at home but it wouldn’t be the same (and let’s not talk about mess it would create).
Great as a way to strengthen your hair before your big event, or after all that festive styling, it uses Freedom Range Company eggs that are rich in protein and biotin to rescue damaged locks by not only reducing hair breakage but also encouraging hair growth for strong, healthy and lustrous locks.
Where: Prep Luxe, #01-62 Capitol Piazza, Tel: 6834-1406
For healthy and youthful skin
Try: O2 Oxygen Facial Treatment, $360 for 120 minutes.
What It Is: Breathe new life into your skin, literally. This soothing and pampering treatment plumps, smoothes and hydrates the skin for a glowing complexion.
It uses a jet system to infuse oxygen into the epidermis while delivering your customised Kew Organics serum into the deeper layers to work its magic. The result is a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, de-puffed dark circles and skin that’s restored to a healthy, youthful state once more.
Where: Kew Organics, #03-83 Clarke Quay Central, Tel: 6904-4161; #01-28 OUE Downtown Gallery, Tel: 6260-4323
For instant radiance and firmer skin
Try: Epion Star, $550 for 120 minutes.
What It is: A hybrid facial treatment that firms and lifts the face for a youthful complexion instantly. It starts with the Sciton SkinTyte that transmits infrared pulses to tighten sagging skin while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
This is followed by a patented four-step facial that deeply cleans, exfoliates, extracts and nourishes the skin. To finish, a 24K gold mask (the gold helps to improve circulation) is applied to hydrate and tighten the pores leaving skin radiant and smooth.
Where: Epion Clinic, 145 Tanglin Road, Tel: 6732-2122
For a svelte figure
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Try: SupermodelME! Programme, $300 (30 minutes per area).
What It is: We all need a little help to look our best for the festive period. This targeted body contouring treatment combines infrared light, radio frequency and vacuum suction massage to loosen and dissolve unwanted fat from areas such as the waist, hips and thighs to reveal a trim and toned silhouette. It also helps improve skin laxity for enviable, smooth curves. To boost its effects, complement the treatment with the SkinnifyME! patch.
A unique slimming patch (to be applied at home for at least an hour or even overnight for best results) that wraps around the problem areas — tummy, thighs and arms, to deliver a potent dose of botanical extracts Gingko, Gurana and Caffeine — to improve microcirculation and lymphatic drainage while reducing water retention and excess subdermal fats to firm, tighten and define.
Where: Calvin Chan Aesthetics, #04-07A Wheelock Place, Tel: 6732-7881
For “talk of the town” nails
Try: Colour Gel Manicure, $85 or Colour Gel Pedicure, $95 (nail art, from $5).
What It Is: Still one of the most sought after nail salons, it does extensive and creative nail art designs, creating mini works of art on your digits. For extra pampering, treat yourself to a Hand or Foot Spa treatment that uses certified organic products from Spa Organics.
In addition, the newly renovated Manicurious also offers lash extension services — the therapists have been trained in South Korea and the adhesives used are formaldehyde-free minimising irritation — so why not get yourself a gorgeous set of fluttering eyelashes while you get your nails done too.
Where: Manicurious, 41 Beach Road, Tel: 6333-9096