Say goodbye to your short, sparse and stick-straight lashes and hello to long, lush and natural-looking ones, courtesy of these best eyelash extension studios in Singapore
We’re guilty of using a plethora of makeup products as much as the next woman, but let’s be honest: nothing beats a set of fluttery, lush lashes (with the help of some mascara) that’ll turn heads with just a bat of an eyelid. And since many of us are cursed with exasperatingly stubby or sparse ones (no shame though!), extensions are the way to go.
Before you get your lashes did:
Hold up, how the heck does eyelash extensions work? Before you go down the YouTube rabbit hole of eyelash extension fails – trust us, things get pretty nasty if you don’t go to a legit studio – here’s what you gotta know before you head to the salon.
First things first, there are mainly three types of extensions – mink, synthetic and silk. Want that J. Lo wink? We hear that mink is the way to go if you don’t mind the hefty price tag (expect up to $300 for a new set). Synthetic and silk lashes are affordable alternatives (prices range from $100-$300 for a full set) that are commonly used in Singapore. They are also incredibly versatile, whether you’re in the mood for natural or full-on glam doll flutters.
Each lash is carefully glued on to your natural lashes at least one millimetre away from your lash line to avoid irritation. Of course, if you want to be extra careful, make sure the salon uses formaldehyde-free lash glue. Each session takes about two hours and can last up to from two weeks to a month before your next touch-up.
Now that we’ve been eye-ducated, here are our top picks of best eyelash extension salons to get your peepers looking on point. *Wink
Stage Look Nails & Lash
The lashes from Stage Look Nails are sure to turn heads – in a good way. On top of stunning lashes (over six fluff levels for you to choose from) you receive impeccable service and lashes so comfy that won’t even feel like it’s there. Plus, the lashes stay up to four weeks if you look after them carefully. That’s a couple more weeks saved before your next retouch. Fluffy lashes FTW!
Stage Look Nails & Lash, Blk 347 Bukit Batok Street 34 #01-268 Singapore 650347
It’s serious business at Lolita’s Lash – all services are done by professionally certified extensionists. Rushing for time? The Elleebana Lash Lift only takes 20 minutes. Perfect for those with naturally long and thick lashes, this lash lift gives your lash babies a lift. Oh, and the miracle Keratin and Biotin formula keep the curls up for at least two months.
Lolita’s Lash, 52 Boat Quay Singapore 049841
We think the eyelash extension services from J. Lashes are next level. Cheat your way through the au naturale look with J. Lashes classic eye-do. None of those nasty broom-like lashes here – up to 400 single strands are attached to your current lashes. Our money’s on the Camellia technique where three different lengths of synthetic lashes are used for a natural but fuller look. Sorry, mascara what?
J. Lashes, #04-02, The Cathay Handy Road, Singapore 229233; 83B Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088504
Located in the hip Keong Saik enclave, KJStudio is an eyelash and nail salon founded by beauty expert, Jeane Okajima. Impeccable service aside, it claims a spot on our list thanks to its services offered, which range from single lash extensions (starting from $75 for 80 lashes) to colour gradation (perfect for those who’d like to add some colour to their peepers), and volume lash extensions – a brand new volume-enhancing technique you won’t find anywhere else but KJStudio.
KJStudio, Level 2, 43A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089147
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – no one does beauty like the Koreans. At Dreamlash, you’re guaranteed to leave with the full, yet natural-looking lashes of K-stars. Using a single strand technique, lash experts will customise the right lash design for your eye shape. While, like other lash salons, you can build your dream lashes with the right length, thickness and curl; you can also ‘correct’ your eye shapes (a downturned eye, for example) with the help of one of their skilled therapists.
Dreamlash, Locations in Citylink Mall and Compass One
This one-stop beauty destination deserves every bit of its rep – services are affordable, yet always tip-top. Made of synthetic single-fiber polyester thread-like material, lashes here come in a variety of lengths, thicknesses and styles. We strongly recommend going with single lashes, though cluster ones are available too. Customise your perfect lashes by choosing a type of curl, length between 6mm and 15mm, as well as type (natural and full-on glamorous).
Milly’s Singapore, Locations at Bugis Cube, JEM, Far East Plaza and Plaza Singapura.
Don’t let the name fool you; these brow pros are skilled in lash extensions too. Try the Lash In Bloom service: semi-permanent falsies are applied individually by hand to create the perfect set of natural, lush lashes that’ll last between two to four weeks. For a more subtle effect, Browhaus also offers lash curling and colouring with prices starting from $37.
Browhaus, 11 outlets islandwide.
At Private Room, therapists don’t count eyelashes; the strand-by-strand extensions are unlimited, unlike other lash salons. Try the Russian Volume method – with this, two to nine light-weight extensions are applied to each natural lash in order to create softer volume, so even those with the sparest of lashes will leave with va-va voom volume.
Private Room, Locations in International Plaza and Raffles Quay.
Prefer the cosy confines of a home-based salon? The secret’s out, Westies – Allure Secrets is an underground favourite, thanks to its affordable prices, painless extension process and stringent hygiene standards. Three types of extensions are offered here – classic, volume 2D and 3D – which adhering to owner Sheena Chua’s strict protocol of leaving a 1mm to 2mm gap between the extension and lash line so follicles remain untouched (you don’t have to worry about skin inflammations here!).
Allure Secrets, Block 229 Bukit Batok East Ave 3, Singapore 650229
For the full pampering experience, head to this charming, vintage-themed lash parlour in Duxton. Helmed by three lash-lovin’ beauty enthusiasts, Flutters is the beauty pit stop to get your lash affairs in order. Their menu of services range from individual to cluster lash extensions and lash curling. You can even choose from three different styles; natural, sensual, or Dolly (for a doe-eyed effect).
Flutters Lash and Nail Parlour, 6A Shenton Way, #03-17 OUE Downtown Gallery 2, Singapore 068815
As its name suggests, this homegrown beauty parlour specialises in grooming your arches to perfection with eyebrow threading and embroidery. But why stop there when you can get your lashes done at the same time? Using a gentle Korean application technique, Highbrow offers a variety of eyelash extension styles (cluster, individual, sexy or cirrus) starting from $80.
HighBrow, Locations in Capitol Piazza, Parkway Parade and Star Vista.
For super soft, quality lashes, you’ll love Ilash-Bar Singapore’s synthetic “mink” eyelash extensions from Tokyo. These come in an array of curls, thicknesses, lengths and widths to suit your preferences. You can also be assured of being in good hands, as the therapists have years of experience under their belt, and will do their utmost to keep you comfortable, thanks to a strict adherence to Japanese hospitality standards.
Ilash-Bar Singapore, Bugis Junction, #02-43, 200 Victoria Street, Singapore 188021 and Raffles City, #B2-22/23 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
Decked out like a cosy beach house, Carragheen is a one-stop beauty shop that does the works: facials, massages, waxing, and – yup, you guessed it – eyelash extensions. The variety of styles Carragheen offers is the most varied we’ve seen amongst all other establishments – customers can choose between 10 different colours, ‘natural’, ‘princess’ or ‘princess wild’ styles, 3D, and even 6D lash extensions (that’s an incredible 720 lashes for both eyes!). Decisions, decisions…
Carragheen, 12A Liang Seah Street, Singapore 189033
If it’s dramatically lush lashes you seek, you’ll find them at Qween lashes. The Coveted Russian lash extensions uses a fan of four to nine eyelashes applied to each eyelash for a voluminous look to battle that of the Kardashians.
Qween Lashes, Tangs 310 Rd, #04-07, Tangs, Singapore 238864
Yet another under-the-radar salon, Emerald Allure offers some of the best deals in Singapore – think $48 for everyday lash extensions. Take your pick from the every day or volume look, or go for maximum vavavoom with the 2D or 6D set.
Emerald Allure, 50 East coast road #02-87, Singapore 428769
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