Forget tight, wiry curls of the 80s and 90s. Thanks to new technology and techniques, the latest hair perms are designed to help customers achieve beautiful curls easily on a daily basis. Whether you are looking to add volume to flat hair or give lifeless locks a bounce, here are the best salons to visit in Singapore for perfect, natural-looking curls:
Yann Beyrie Salon Waves treatment, from $339
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Founded by Yann Beyrie, a Paris-trained hair maestro with over a decade of experience under his belt, you can count on the best of East and West techniques when visiting this salon. Aimed at helping women manage their tresses more effectively, your stylist will first assess the condition of your hair, taking into consideration your natural texture and the level of damage done by previous chemical services etc.
Then, depending on each customer’s needs, a combination of advanced technology and products from Korea, Japan and Europe will be used to enhance your hair’s natural beauty instead of fighting it. So you’ll emerge with more manageable and beautiful locks. Available at #03-01D Wisma Atria, Tel: 6235 2476
Hair Atelier by Shunji Matsuo Digital Perm, from $338
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Many Asian women aspire to have lustrous, cascading curls, yet struggle with styling fine and flat hair. And that’s where you can count on the expertise of the stylists at Hair Atelier by Shunji Matsuo. Designed to give you natural-looking curls that not only add volume, the Digital Perm service also helps accentuates your face shape under the skilled eye and hands of your stylist.
For those who are worried about hair damage post perm, this is touted to be gentle on hair and doesn’t leave it dry and rough, thanks to the range of nutrient-rich products used throughout the perming process. You’ll emerge with healthy, shiny and bouncy hair that is easy to manage and style on your own. Available at #04-04 ION Orchard, Tel: 6509 5833
DuSol Beauty Hair Salon Korean Trendy Perm, from $340
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Korean culture has influenced our daily lives greatly, be it binge-watching K-dramas, listening to K-pop tunes on loop, stuffing our faces with Korean delicacies, and needless to say, emulating the beauty looks of Korean celebrities. Beyond stocking up on salves and potions in hopes of achieving clear and glowing skin, many Singaporean women are also on the quest to get effortlessly beautiful curls like our favourite starlets.
And who better to trust than the Korean stylists at DuSol Beauty Hair Salon? With a keen awareness of the latest Korean trends and an in-depth understanding of Asian hair, the stylists here are extremely well-versed with styling and managing your crowning glory. Which is how they came up with the Korean Trendy Perm service, which essentially gives you those soft, feminine curls that are highly coveted by Korean celebrities. With a straight mid portion, the waves and curls gradually kick in towards the ends for a natural, I-woke-up-like-this effect. Available at #03-73/76 Novena Square 2, Tel: 6397 6560
Picasso Hair Studio Freestyle Perm, $359
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If your hair is brittle and prone to breakage whenever you undergo chemical treatments, try one of Picasso Hair Studio’s Perm Packages. Inclusive of pre- and post-perm treatments, as well as a haircut, you can be sure that your tresses will be in good hands throughout. Try the Freestyle Perm, where your stylist will combine various techniques to customise a look that flatters you and is truly your own.
Moreover, regulars love Picasso because of the time each stylist takes to understand the customers so as to recommend a style that is suitable according to their personality, lifestyle, face shape and skin tone. Special touches like a warm hand towel and a menu of drinks to choose from also make the experience a welcoming one. Available at 662 North Bridge Road, Tel: 6291 0691; and 146 Robinson Road, Tel: 6224 0221
Chez Vous Amplified Treatment Perm, from $315
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Whether you’re battling coarse, unruly hair or fine and limp locks, this retexturising treatment from Chez Vous will be able to transform your hair into long, flowy waves. To begin, you will first experience a wash and massage to prep your hair and scalp for the following steps. Your stylist then applies a layer of premium pre-treatment lotion to infuse it with nutrients and strengthen hair strands against the chemicals used. A half-head permanent straightening treatment ensues to smooth frizz from the roots to the mid-length section. Expertly carried out by your stylist, you don’t have to worry about it flattening your hair, as it merely smooths without causing your hair to look limp.
Finally, depending on the desired look, your stylist will use a cold perm technique to add curls to your hair ends for soft, natural and bouncy waves. Your hair will be shown some TLC with a finishing mask step which further fortifies the hair shaft and coats cuticles to give it a healthy shine. Available at #05-05 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6732 9388