There are a lot of reasons to be envious of Korean celebrities, and one of them is their hair.
From Song Hyekyo to Jun Jihyun and Kim Yoojung, it seems having beautiful hair comes hand-in-hand with being a celebrity. Let’s be real, who else can have hair that falls into place after a vigorous choreography? Yes, K-pop idols.
So if there’re a salon that can give us hair has perfectly coiffed as K-celebs, we’re all for it. Here are six we found.
If you’re looking to pamper yourself, this newly-opened salon on Orchard Road specialises in colouring services and hair treatments to get you looking fresh and fashion-forward. Established in 1972 in South Korea by Madame Leekaja, Leekaja has since become a prestigious and well-known brand around the world. Recommended treatments include the LKJ Cinderella Keratin Treatment (from $250) to rescue damaged strands and the LKJ Head Spa and Scalp Treatment (from $180) where you can enjoy a relaxing massage too. Plus, most of their stylists hail from Korea and some of them have even styled K-pop celebrities!
Beyond hair services, the salon also offers an array of makeup, nail art and eyebrow embroidery services in a luxurious setting to give you a truly relaxing experience.
Where: #03-13 Mandarin Gallery
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tel: 6909 0504
You might have noticed this Korean hair salon springing up across the island – with seven outlets mainly in the heartland, it’s probably one of the most convenient ones to pay a visit to. They offer a host of Korean hair and make-up services, so whether you’re looking to dye your locks a trendy new colour or go for a transformative cut, they’ve got the chops to get you there.
Plus, prices are pretty pocket-friendly as far as Korean hairstyles are concerned, with cuts for women starting at $38 and INOA colouring from $130.
Where: Bishan Junction 8, Punggol Waterway Point, Great World City, Tampines 1, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Vivocity, JEM (Jurong East)
Opening hours: 10.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Looking to emulate Song Hye Kyo’s glamorous curls or Jun Ji Hyun’s lustrous, flowing mermaid waves? This salon specialises in designer perms (and more), so you can achieve a red carpet-worthy look. Ask for a feminine glam perm, mool gyul perm (that’s the one for beachy, mermaid waves) and let the experts style your tresses to K-perfection. You can also try their Volume Magic Rebonding perm, from $250, that makes your hair look fuller especially at the crown and features C-curls at the ends for a bouncy, polished finish.
Where: #03-27A Raffles City Shopping Centre, #03-73/76 Square 2 (Novena)
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tel: 6337 4424 / 6397 6560
Best known for their Korean setting perms and volume rebondings that gives your hair more body and oomph, this recently relocated hair salon (previously at The Centrepoint) is run by an all-Korean team who are effectively bilingual, so you don’t have to worry about language barriers here. Volume rebonding services with consultation starts at $260 and it’s said to be long-lasting and doesn’t require lots of upkeep.
Where: #02-48/49 Millenia Walk
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Weekdays), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Weekends)
Tel: 8799 3357
If you want those coveted soft, luscious and natural-looking waves a la Han Hyo Joo, perhaps you’d fancy a digital perm (from $200) by one of Singapore’s most sought-after Korean hairstylists, Joel Park. The salon focuses on the enhancing your natural features with the trendiest Korean hairstyles, and you can also ask for a customised hair treatment to suit your specific hair concerns.
Where: #02-35 The Centrepoint
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Weekdays), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Weekends)
Tel: 6262 6088
If you’ve got cash to spare, book an appointment with celebrity hairstylist, Gunhee, who has handled the tresses of various Korean celebrities, including HyunA, JYJ’s Jaejoong and Super Junior’s Kim Heechul (the latter two are also his best friends). Gunhee is always travelling, so it’s best to book an appointment before heading down! Otherwise, try their team of hairstylists who can give you the K-celeb ‘do too!
Where: #01-04 1 Nassim Road
Opening hours: 11.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. (closed on Sundays)
Tel: 6734 3724
This story first appeared on CLEO, Jan 2017.
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