Obsessed with colouring your hair? We pick the best salons in Singapore for all types of dye jobs, whether it's crazy colours, highlights, ombre or more.
If you have major hair envy for people with unicorn hair or anyone with flawlessly dyed locks, we feel your pain; hardly a day goes by that we don’t fantasise about switching up our looks with a new coloured ‘do. Can’t seem to find the right stylist? We list the best hair salons in Singapore for hair colouring – think everything from bleached blonde hair, to highlights, ombre, balayage and more for all types of hair (Asian hair and caucasian locks included).
Picasso Hair Studio
Located in the hip Haji Lane ‘hood is Picasso Hair Studio, which prides itself on “artistic hair styling”. Its tagline ain’t just another gimmick – aside from the salon’s art studio-inspired premises (think mirrors instead of canvases on easels and a giant paint-splattered mural at its forefront), clients with colouring work done leave with genuine masterpieces. Take a quick look through the colour gallery; gorgeous ombre colouring in pastels and striking rainbow colours are artfully done.
Picasso Hair Studio, 662 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188798, p. 6291 0691; Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.
Salon Infinity (with review!)
Having my hair coloured has always been a mixed bag for me. I usually stick to safe, natural-looking hair colour (to cover my white hairs) and most of the time, I end up with super dry post-treatment hair and an itchy scalp which I’ll try to calm down with various methods of deep conditioning home remedies – yep, not fun at all. On top of that, I’ve always been a sucker for drug store hair dyes and the quick fix they offer. Well, not anymore.
Salon Infinity uses Aveda products which are naturally derived (93%!) from organic botanicals meaning that your hair won’t be subjected to a chemical mess after every hair colour session. Aveda is also known for creating brilliant and vivid hair colours that do minimal damage to our tresses. I let the professionals take over and make the choice of hair colour for me: they picked a shade of violet brown. Panicky but accepting (isn’t violet, PURPLE???), I entrusted my hair to their deft hands.
I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of a strong, pungent smell of the hair dye. Instead I was greeted with a herbal, rosemary-like scent – the best thing, it was actually cooling on the scalp. There were bonuses on top of the hair colouring itself, like a nice hot cup of lemongrass tea, a shoulder massage, a pre-colouring oil treatment, all of which left me comfortable and ready for a snooze – which I did while they washed my hair.
Final verdict: violet brown turned out to be a pretty agreeable and natural-looking shade, less Pantone Colour of the Year and more healthy, vibrant, and music festival-ready hair.
We’ve hooked you up with a special offer for your first trial: Enjoy a Colour + Post-Colour Treatment at Salon Infinity for just $168 (U.P. $335). *Terms & Conditions apply.
Salon Infinity, Suntec City Mall Tower 2, North Wing, #02-496, Singapore 038983, p. 6268 62777
Salon Vim prides itself as a trendsetter in hair care, which explains why it’s a long-time favourite among local tastemakers and social media stars. Salon Vim’s expertise lies in hair colouring treatments like ombre, balayage, and dip dyes – no style is too difficult or too out-there for its pros. Another plus point? Salon Vim’s attention to detail: they use only top-notch L’Oreal Professional products. New to its gamut of services is Hair Contouring, which promises to sculpt your facial features using artfully positioned highlights.
Salon Vim, 313 Orchard,#04-25/28, Singapore 238895, p. 6884 7757, 235 Victoria Street, Singapore 188027, p. 6837 0073 and Wisma Atria, #02-01B, p. 6734 6404
FDP Hair Salon
Angeline Tan of FDP Hair Salon is a magician with colour. Her specialty is all-over blonde and killer balayage, but her clients have left her salon with glorious hair in all the colours of the rainbow. She’s also big on hair health, and there’s a full suite of miracle treatments, including bond multiplier Olaplex, to get your hair in tip-top shape. Every visit starts with an in-depth consultation, so make sure to set aside time to chat.
FDP Prestige Hair Care, #B1-06 Kembangan Plaza, 18 Jalan Masjid, Singapore 418944, p. 6841 0511
Expat Hair Studio
Helmed by a team of internationally trained mane tamers well-versed with the kinks and curls of Caucasian hair, Expat Hair Studio has quickly become a household name amongst the expat community. Treatments here range from keratin treatments and restyles to balayage and ombre colouring techniques. One thing that keeps ’em coming back? Olaplex: A magical formula which protects hair after many rounds of bleaching. Sick of the copper-y gold results from your average salon? These guys are the masters of quality blonde highlights and dye jobs.
Expat Hair Studio, 422 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427642, p. 6444 7929
Having been around for two decades, veteran salon, Chez Vous, is one of the frontrunners in the local beauty industry, thanks to its roster of beauty directors who have at least 12 years of experience under their belts. The salon boasts a slew of hair treatments; some of its top ones include the Amplified Keratin Treatment (from $325) and Ikebana Hair Colour Series (from $500): a salon signature that combines balayage and ombre dyeing techniques. What we love most about Chez Vous? They have a team of stylists who specialise in treating and colouring Caucasian hair – no more brassy highlights!
Chez Vous, Ngee Ann City,#05-05, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872, p. 6732 9388; Open Mon-Fri 11am-830pm, Sat 1030am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
Cult UK label,TIGI, has taken Singapore by storm, which includes its famed hair colouring services. Founded in the ’80s, TIGI is defined by its fresh, bold, and edgy hair trends that were apparent in experimental London. Proving that the not-your-typical-clean-cut-hair trends are not dying anytime soon, TIGI has decided to open a minimalist-edgy, 1,600-square foot salon at the heart of Singapore’s shopping district – Orchard Gateway. Need further proof of its show-stopping work? Take a look at our fashion writer’s six-shade unicorn hair above .
TIGI, #B1-02, Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858; Open 10am-10pm daily. TIGI hair colouring services start from $100.
Blow + Bar
Going by its name, you’d think Blow + Bar only does blowouts, but the salon also does other fab hair treatments, including perms and dye jobs. For fans of balayage and ombre hair, The Undone Color gives you glowing, sun-kissed hair. Prefer wackier colours? The Jewel Tones Color Collection features everything from amethyst, emerald, sapphire, ruby, coral, turquoise to greys, blondes and pastels shades.
Blow+Bar, 40b Boat Quay and 7 Rodyk Street.