K-wave fans, book an appointment at these Korean hair salons in Singapore for an authentic, totally daebak treatment worthy of your favourite Hallyu stars
Anyone who’s ever watched (or caught a glimpse of) a K-Drama or K-pop music video has got to agree on one thing: Koreans have fab hair. Much like their meticulous skincare routine or groundbreaking makeup products, Korean hairstyles are totally covet-worthy. Lush, lustrous and always perfectly coiffed, they’re now totally accessible to K-beauty fans here thanks to these 10 Korean salons in Singapore.
Men, always envied the swoon-worthy, perfectly mussed manes of T.O.P or Jay Park? Get in on all the K-beauty action with a spiffy haircut from Jean Pierre. Hairdressers here boast serious styling chops – their expert scissoring skills are second to none, with male clients regular returning for spiffy undercuts and cropped quiffs. Also, swing by if stop-traffic tresses are your mane choice as bold dye jobs are a forte here. Hot pink locks a la 2Ne1’s Dara, anyone?
Jean Pierre, Orchard Central, #04-13, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896, p. 6884 4544
Zinc Korean Hair Salon
You’d be forgiven for mistaking Zinc Korean Hair Salon for a swanky bar – the salon’s sophisticated premises boast a chic terracotta palette accentuated by brass and gold accents, and subdued lighting. Run by an all-Korean team of experienced stylists, Zinc offers a slew of treatments including the famed, natural-looking and long-lasting perms that promise volume and minimal upkeep for months.
Zinc Korean Hair Salon, Millenia Walk, #02-48/49, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596, p. 6235 9891
Jiwon Hair Salon
You’d be hard-pressed to find a K-pop fan who hasn’t heard of Jiwon Hair Salon. As one of the pioneering Korean salons here, it’s long established itself as a go-to haunt for K-dos. While price tags are hefty (a volume rebonding and treatment package here costs $450++ and above), your locks are guaranteed to be in safe hands. Book a perm or rebonding sesh, and we guarantee you’ll leave with a glossy, envy-worthy ‘do.
Jiwon Hair Salon, Wheelock Place, #03-02, 501 Orchard Road, Singapore 238880, p. 6836 8419
H+ Hair Plus
This Korean hair salon chain has the winning combination: unpretentious vibes, a wealth of knowledge of trendy K-Wave hairstyles and a stellar staff of experienced senior stylists. The salon’s cutting-edge treatments (aside from quality perms and colouring) include the Hair Manicure, which adds a tint of colour and much-needed gloss to lacklustre hair, and the detoxifying scalp treatment aimed at clearing clogged hair follicles.
H+ Hair Plus, Far East Plaza, #03-22, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213, p. 6235 2234
DuSol Beauty Singapore
Brought to you by Sidus Hq (a leading talent management agency in South Korea), DuSol Beauty is at the forefront of K-beauty trends. Amongst its gamut of services are the hottest perms trending in Seoul at the mo’, including the Mool Gyul perm and Glam perm. But if you’re looking for a fool-proof gorgeous, effortless hairstyle, book a Volume Magic Rebonding sesh which involves rebonding away from the roots to create a voluminous crown, with C curls at the ends for a natural- looking, wavy finish.
DuSol Beauty Singapore, Raffles City, #03-27A, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103, p. 6338 4424
Hairstory by C&C
While long, lustrous locks may seem like the hairstyle de rigeur of female K-pop stars, it takes a special starlet to rock the bob (just look at Hyeri of Girl’s Day or Gain). Despite its shorter length, Korean-style bobs are always ultra-feminine, and accentuate the innocent, doe-eyed look so loved by K-culture fans. Choppy, voluminous or fabulously textured, Hairstory by C&C delivers gorgeous bobs of all types. Bonus: The salon offers affordable promotional three-in-one packages which include a cut, a service and a leave-in serum.
Hairstory by C&C, [email protected],#04-21, Singapore 239985, p. 6737 8820
Want to protect your crowning glory? You can achieve the mane of your dreams without completely damaging your hair. Koinonia Salon specialises in on-trend Korean hair treatments without the use of unpronounceable, toxic chemicals. Be rid of frizz while retaining your natural volume and waves with a formaldehyde-free, organic keratin straightening treatment. And if you’re switching up hair colours, say goodbye to pain, itchiness or the cloying smell of hair dye, thanks to the salon’s ammonia-free, organic Color Herbe dye.
Koinonia Salon, Pacific Plaza, #03-03, 9 Scotts Road, Singapore 228210, p. 6836 2696
Apgujeong Hair Studio
As much as we love Korean salons, we don’t quite love the hefty price tags that come with them. Thankfully, prices are seriously affordable at Apgujeong Hair studio. Haircuts for women range from $20 to $35, while INOA colouring is priced at $208. Even MUCOTA (a prestigious Korean brand known for its scalp-nourishing treatments) rebonding and perm services are pocket-friendly, with prices ranging from $260 to $318.
Apgujeong Hair Studio, various locations incliding Vivocity, Junction 8, Tiong Bahru Plaza and more.
Bella K Beauty House
Despite its newcomer status to the K-beauty scene here, Bella K Beauty House has already been making major waves. Boasting high ceilings, luxe interiors and plush seating, the salon is led by Gunhee, a celebrity hairstylist to stars like Super Junior and 4 Minute and mentor to the salon’s experienced Korean stylists. Consider us impressed. Expect nothing less than top-of-the-line service and treatments here – especially if you’ve got the dough for a by-appointment-only sesh with hair guru Gunhee himself.
Bella K Beauty House, 1 Nassim Road #01-04, Singapore 258458, p. 6734 3724
Aqua Hair Korean Salon
There’s plenty to love at Aqua Hair Korean Salon – and no, we don’t just mean their fab services (check out their Facebook page to see their renowned rebonding with C-curls treatment) or central location. The head massages here are legendary, and put you in a good mood for the rest of the day. We also love that stylists here teach you how to blow-dry your hair to bring out your new ‘do, and encourage low-maintenance hairstyles for the busy customer.
Aqua Hair Korean Salon, Delfi Orchard, #03-16, 402 Orchard Road, Singapore 238876, p. 6732 8011