8 Best Places for Your Beauty Fix this Lunar New Year
For the Chinese, there are many superstitions revolving around Chinese New Year — like sweeping the floor is forbidden on the first day, as it is believed you’ll sweep away all the good fortune and luck for the New Year. The one that most people would stick to — getting new clothes and a beauty makeover since these symbolise new beginnings and fresh hopes for the new year. But really, what better way to usher in the new year than with a new ‘do, clear skin and fresh nails?
Here, we’ve got a list of the best places to get you all dolled up for the Lunar New Year.
Equipped with a team of experienced Japanese hairstylists, COVO is the one place where you know your hair will be in good hands. And the best part? The salon uses carbonated spring water to clean your hair as it is said to remove dirt and grime more effectively. The stylists are also experts in hair colouring techniques and digital perm, making this an ideal one-stop solution for all your hair needs.
Cut + Argan Oil Color, starts from SGD200.
Mi The Salon
Deemed as the first ammonia-free hair salon in Singapore, the lifestyle concept salon extends beyond the usual haircut. Whether you’re looking for a perm, a fresh colour or a blowout, simply book an appointment with the hair pros at Mi The Salon who will let you walk out with your dream ‘do. The salon also offers other services such as nail care and beauty makeovers for a complete transformation.
Korean Gloss Anti-Frizz Treatment, starts from SGD280.
Want to look your best for the festive season? Epion Clinic‘s S.T.A.R. (Skin-Tightening, Aqua-dermabrasion & Rehydrate) facial is the one you need. The signature treatment consists of a Hydrafacial, infrared light therapy and an ultra-luxe 24k gold mask to firm, lift and refine your face. Plus, there’s zero downtime and the results are pretty instantaneous.
Epion Star Treatment — SGD550 for 120 minutes
Pressed for time but still want to look good? Enter Sugar K, an organic peel bar started by Kew Organics. The concept behind the peel bar is simple and ingenious. It offers quick, 20-minute peel sessions that are gentle enough to be done every week; using glycolic acid naturally derived from sugar cane, the peels gently exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and excess sebum from the pores. This decongests clogged pores, prevents breakouts and evens out the skin tone for fresh, clear and healthy skin!
Sugar K Organic Peel — SGD65 for 20 minutes.
Renowned as one of the best spas in Singapore, Ikeda Spa is a picturesque retreat that takes you to Japan without having to travel there. They’re well-known for their onsens (hot baths made using water from Japanese hot springs), Japanese massage and facial treatments. Go for Ikeda’s speciality: the Signature Hinoki Onsen treatment bath.
Hinoki Onsen Bath, starts from SGD80.
No fuss and frills over here, just quality services. Natureland receives high scores for its refreshing massages that do the trick of easing any tight knots on your back and relieving tension.
5-in-1 Therapy, starts from SGD60.
The award-winning nail salon always seems to be everyone’s go-to spot for getting their nails done. Whether you’re going for the classic French tips or something a little different, you’ll be able to get it done at Manicurious.
Gel Classic Manicure — SGD85.
Home-based nail studio Frisky Nails is one of our editor’s favourites; specialising in gel manicures and press-on nails, the nail studio is known for experimenting with nail art and vivid colours. If you’re looking for bold, eye-catching nails this Chinese New Year, this is the place for you.
Classic Gel Mani — SGD55, add-on designs range from SGD1 to SGD9 per nail. CNY surcharges apply.