If you only go to beauty salons for haircuts or manicures, then you are missing out! Many of the best Singapore salons offer a wide range of treatments for your skin, hair and body. They may seem a little pricey, but they can shorten your daily beauty routine and give instant results. Here are our top picks for beauty treatments that are totally worth the splurge.
Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting
This simple treatment can really enhance your eyes! Eyelash tinting can make your eyelashes look thicker and darker, which in turn will make your eyes look more defined. Think of it as waking up with mascara!
And if you colour your hair, eyebrow tinting can help pull the look together. You can also adjust the colour of your brows to balance your face shape—darkening it to draw attention to your forehead if you have a round face, or lightening it to “soften” your features if your face is too angular. It can also help your brows look thicker.
Eyelash and eyebrow tinting lasts for about 6 weeks. There are very few risks, as long as you go to a reputable salon with a technician who’s trained to do it. Sit up during the session; if you lie down, the dyeing product can trickle down into your eye.
This new brow trend straightens, sets, and tints your brows leaving you with full, fluffy brows for up to eight weeks. It isn’t as painful as microblading, and just has a tingling sensation. During this treatment, the technician applies a cream to soften the hair and then brushes it into place. They then use a strengthening cream and a brow tint, and then final shaping and finishing touches. Voila, Insta-worthy brows for weeks!
If you have sparse, thin lashes then an eyelash extension can give you the curl, volume and length you’ve always dreamed of. They’re very safe to use, and you are in total control over what kind of look you will get. Do you want them to look soft and natural, or do you feel like going all-out with a long, thick and eye-catching fringe?
Eyelash extensions last for about a month, and during that time you can totally skip mascara. However, you do have to avoid rubbing your eyes and oil-based skincare products. The oils can break down the glue, so to help your lashes last longer, use gel-based or water-based products instead.
Goodbye, chipped nails! Gel manicures last longer, and are the perfect beauty treatment for women who 1) have no time for frequent salon appointments, 2) work at a keyboard or any hobby that can cause wear and tear to nail tips. They also form a coating over the nail, so that can help protect weak or brittle nails.
Gel manicures last for about 3 weeks. Don’t leave them on too long or get too many gel manicures one after the other; you still need to let your nails “rest” between manicures so they don’t become weak or discolored. Don’t try to chip or peel off gel manicures on your own. Go to a beauty salon to have them removed.
Hand or foot wax treatments
Next time you get your nails done, try getting a paraffin wax treatment. Wax is a natural emollient, so it will soften your cuticles and help boost moisture levels even days after the treatment. It also also remove dead skin cells, which is useful for people with callouses or any thick or rough patches.
You’ll also find the feeling of warm, hot wax very relaxing! The heat can help relieve pain in the hands and feet from arthritis, or frequent typing or standing. If you’ve got carpal tunnel syndrome, this beauty treatment can feel like heaven after days of using the computer.
Facial massages are one of the oldest beauty treatments in the world. The Egyptians, Chinese, Japanese and Koreans all believed that it helped stimulate and detox the skin, and help fight ageing and dull or pale complexions.
Today, beauty salons offer a wide range of facial massages. Some of them use traditional tools like gua sha; others have high-tech facial devices that stimulate the skin while pressing in serums or hydrating esssences. Either way ,you’ll leave the salon with fresh, glowing skin!
Dermaplaning or face shaving is based on a traditional Japanese beauty practice. A thin, small and sterile blade is gently swiped across the skin to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz (or very fine hair on the face).
Dermaplaning also has mild anti-ageing benefits. “The skin reacts by regulating certain growth factors, like fibroblasts and vascular, which in turn stimulate collagen production,” says New York dermatologist Neil Sadick.
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