Chinese New Year (CNY) season is when all of us frantically get our top to toe maintenance done, as late as possible (so that it can last till Chinese New Year) yet look like it's freshly done. If you're looking at the new trends for the upcoming year, check out our article with 19 suggestions that can score you compliments from your relatives and friends this CNY. Alternatively, if you're looking for a hairstyle more lasting and low maintenance, head over to read more about them!
It will definitely be wise to make your appointments early, most of the salons' appointments are filled up, especially the weekends! Book early to prevent disappointment, but also avoid the heavy surcharges that ensue. In case you won't make it in time, here are some salons that we've found that will not be charging extra for CNY :)
If you know any salons that do not have CNY surcharges too, comment below and let us know!
Hair Salons without CNY Surcharge 2016
1. Backstage Hair at Somerset Winsland House
Popular among office ladies and men, Backstage Hair is situated conveniently at Winsland House at Somerset. They consistently receive great reviews for their service level too.
2. D'sire Hair at Far East Plaza
D'sire Hair is known for their colouring works and conveniently located on the 1st floor at Far East Plaza. Read beauty blogger Shona's review about D'sire Hair last Christmas, and make sure you book early to avoid disappointment :)
3. Gen at Jurong East Westgate
You can read our recent review about Gen's hair treatment services. At Gen, you pay for your services and products separately. If you purchased a hair treatment shampoo for example, you can leave it at Gen salon and reuse the same shampoo the next time you come, and only pay for the service fee.
Enjoy their CNY promotion if you book now!
4. neXt Salons at Orchard Ion, Holland Village, and Bedok Mall
Constantly evolving, neXt salon is known for its affordable luxury and trendy cuts. Book early before their schedule gets filled!
5. Picasso Hair Studio at Haji Lane
Mimicking an art studio, Picasso Hair Studio is well decorated with easels as mirror stands, with a Picasso Sketch Sheet to note down the customization that customers and hairstylists agree on.
Constantly trying out new colours and new techniques, Picasso Hair Studio was also one of the first few salons to pick up the hand pressing technique from New York. For their amazing work, here are their regular prices. Best part, no CNY surcharge too.
Picasso's weekend slots are almost fully booked till CNY, so hurry and make your booking before their weekday slots are taken up too!
6. TEAM Salon at Jem, Jurong East
With 6 outlets in Singapore, take note that only the TEAM Salon outlet at Jem does not have CNY surcharge. Customer service is top priority for them, and they aspire to meet all of their customers' needs and comfort!
7. The Comb at Telok Ayer
WIth a team of Korean hair stylists, The Comb is confident they will make you the envy of your office with your new hair. Their $168 promos still stand (taken from their Facebook).
Book at The Comb at Telok Ayer, located conveniently in the CBD area.
8. The Scene at Robinsons in Orchard
Robinsons at The Heerens is a bright building opposite Mandarin Gallery. The Scene is found on the 3rd level, and offers a comprehensive range of AVEDA hair services.
The Scene at Robinsons is spearheaded by internationally acclaimed artistic director and professional hair stylist, Michel Ng. Since 1997, they have not implemented surcharges for Chinese New Year! Why not make your hair appointment and shop for CNY clothes after?
9. Zinc Korean Hair Salon at Millenia Walk
One of the most reliable Korean hair salons in Singapore, Zinc Korean Hair Salon shifted from The Centrepoint to Millenia Walk last year. If you're intending to get a Korean hairstyle for CNY this year, make your booking at Zinc Korean Hair Salon - no CNY surcharge!
Nails, Lash and/or Facial Salons without CNY Surcharge 2016
1. Arch Angel Brow at Clementi 321 Mall
Arch Angel Brow was started by two artistic directors from a renowned brow embroidery brand in Singapore. A cosy outlet at 321 Clementi Mall, they are growing in popularity in their Korean brow embroidery!
Check out their Facebook for more photos. You can book online via Wellnessly for their services, and there's a 10% promotion going on now. Hurry, as they have a small team and their schedules are filling up fast!
2. Skosk Beautique at NUS
At Stephen Riady Centre in NUS, Skosk Beautique offers very reasonable prices for nails and lash services. Check out their extensive menu and hurry down for your CNY preparation before their availability runs out! Do be prepared to pay a deposit for your service to confirm your slot, but rest assured that no extra charges will be incurred :) NUS students get special prices too!
3. Pure Element at Ang Mo Kio
Recently mentioned in our Gua Sha Facial article, prep your skin with radiance this CNY with Pure Element's signature Luminous Facial service. Using Dermalogica products, Pure Element's team constantly undergoes training and upgrading to offer you the best treatments that Dermalogica has to offer.
Pure Element works by the philosophy: "We listen, advise then we treat". They have built a strong rapport with their customers, and have strong track records with their customers. There will be no surcharge for ala carte services, but for all first trial promotion customers, you will be charged an additional $10 (which still works out to be more affordable than the regular ala carte prices). Check out their prices here, and make your appointment early!
4. Pure Tincture at The Adelphi (City Hall), and Tras Street (Tanjong Pagar)
One of our writer's favourites, Pure Tincture is an organic facial salon that recently opened their second outlet at Tras Street at Tanjong Pagar. Organic facial is known to be gentle on the skin and effective, if you've always wanted to try out an organic facial, why wait? If you're worried about flare ups after the facial, check out our recent review article (not a sponsored post) by a bride who did a last minute facial treatment at Pure Tincture, 4 days before her wedding.
Pure Tincture does customized facials for your skin, without the hard-selling and price jack ups. The prices are inclined towards the premium side, but rest assured, your skin is in good hands.
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