Looking to lighten your hair with honey-hued highlights? You're in the right place: this list of best salons for blonde hair colouring will show you where to go!
Ask any blonde woman in Singapore and she’ll tell you that her biggest frustration is finding a decent hairstylist to maintain those golden highlights. A tough situation, no doubt, which is why we’ve raided our black books and come up with the Holy Grail cheat list of top hair salons in Singapore for highlights and other colouring services – the likes of which even Goldilocks herself would approve.
Expat Hair Studio
This one’s a no-brainer. Expat Hair Studio was started by Jaclyn Douglas and Katherine Moss, and tackling expat hair in our infamously humid weather is a breeze for these two. Offering a diverse range of services including haircuts, blowouts, and Olaplex – a special hair-strengthening treatment – this salon has garnered a loyal following. Let your hair down, and enjoy an extensive beverage menu and free Wi-Fi while you sit back, relax, and anticipate your new do.
Expat Hair Studio, 422 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427642, p. 64447929; Open Mon & Thurs 9am-8pm, Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-6pm, every 2nd Sat 8am-2pm.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: COVO is our favourite hair salon in the city for basic haircuts, digital perms, and rebonding. And yes, they’re pretty good with colour treatments too even though the team is comprised solely of Japanese stylists. Rest assured that your blonde tresses will be in good hands, thanks to their attention-to-detail and expertise in handling both Asian and Caucasian hair types.
Price: From $120 for retouching.
COVO, 43 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089147, p. 6221 4585 (open weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 10am-7pm) and 87 East Coast Road, Singapore 428789, p. 6225 9706 (open weekdays 10am-8pm, weekends 10am-7pm, closed on Tuesdays, first and third Wednesdays).
FDP Hair Salon
Angeline Tan of FDP Hair Salon – the one behind Tabita Nauser’s enviable locks – is a magician with colour. Her specialty is all-over blonde and killer balayage, but her clients have walked out of 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. Look out for our review coming up!
Price: $300-$400 for full balayage highlighting
FDP Prestige Hair Care, #B1-06 Kembangan Plaza, 18 Jalan Masjid, Singapore 418944, p. 6841 0511
This super-cute salon in Kovan is owned by the exceedingly-qualified American stylist and Western hair guru Jessica Timm. She has her hands on Olaplex: a magical American product that seriously reduces damage caused by bleach. Jessica is super popular, so be sure to book an appointment weeks in advance.
The Parlour, 33 Lowland Road, p. 8106 8099; Open Tues 10am-6pm, Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-6pm.
The word’s out: Trimmings is the beauty pit stop for blondes. Great service (get your mani-pedi done while your hair is foiled), and fantastic results to boot – needless to say, we’re big fans. Ask for Alvin at Robertson Walk: he’s called the master of colour for a reason.
Price: From $220 for full head of creative highlights.
Trimmings, 75B Loewen Road, Singapore 248852, p. 6471 1922 (open Mon, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Tue-Thu 9am-830pm) & #02-17 Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995, p. 6737 8512 (open Mon-Thu 9am-830pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 6pm).
Salon Vim is the trendy go-to spot amongst the young and adventurous beauty-seekers, thanks to their expertise in experimental hair colouring treatments (from $80) like ombre, balayage, and dip dyes – no style is too difficult or too out-there for these pros. If you’re adventurous enough to add some bold hues to your blonde, there’s no better place to take the plunge.
Price: From $85 for full head of highlights.
Salon Vim, #04-07 @ 313Somerset, Singapore 238895, p. 6884 7757/6884 7767 and 235 Victoria Street, Singapore 188027, p. 6837 0073/6837 0045.
Edgy, high-end, and oh-so-hip, Next Salon means serious business when it comes to hair. From hair extensions to technical perming and straightening, they do the works but the highlights treatment is a winner in our books – with special kudos to Next’s dream team of stylists who are experts in handling both Asian and Caucasian hair types. Ask for Delos or Olivia.
Price: From $269 for full head of highlights.
Next Salon, ION Orchard and Holland Village; Open daily 10am-10pm.
Highly recommended by a daredevil member of the Honeycombers team (platinum blonde, jet black hair, pixie cut…you name it, she’s tried it all), Capello Loft gets the thumbs up for its friendly service from stylists who really listen and great results with long-lasting colour.
Price: From $120 for full-head of highlights.
Capello Loft, #03-24 The Centrepoint, 76 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843, p. 6838 0780; Open Mon-Sat 11am-830pm, Sun 11am-730pm.