Your relationship with your hairdresser is the most sacred one there is — once you find the right one, there is simply no letting go. But if you’re still single in the salon department, we’re here to play matchmaker. These five hair salons are the cream of the crop, with luxurious private suites, elegant settings and top-notch treatments. You’ll want to put them on speed dial for the festive season that’s just around the corner.
Rossano Ferretti is the man behind the ‘invisible haircut’: The famous il metudo (The Method) that follows the natural flow and fall of hair. Through precise and refined movements, he shapes hair using a patented scissors for a meticulous trim that falls in subtle yet flattering layers. His list of clients reads like the world’s who’s who — he counts royalty such as Kate Middleton and Hollywood A-listers Jennifer Lawrence and Dakota Fanning among them. His salon at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the first in Southeast Asia, and is a chic space minted in green and accentuated with French wall panels.
Passion Hair Salon
David Gan needs no introduction. The celebrity hairstylist reigns over the luxury salon scene with Passion Hair Salon, which continues to be a favourite among socialites and celebrities since its opening in 2001. The salon maintains an air of exclusivity with its lack of presence on social media, an asset that’s hardly needed with a reputation so legendary. Pampering comes hand in hand with privacy here — treatments in the VIP rooms are part and parcel of its elite clientele’s regular sessions.
The VIP experience at J’s Salon begins when you step through the door. You’ll be taken through a computerised analysis to determine the condition of your scalp and hair, and a one-on-one consultation with the hairstylist to personalise your new ‘do according to your lifestyle. The gamut of festive season-geared services runs from haircuts and styling — accompanied by a head, neck and shoulder massage — to longer lasting treatments. There’s nothing like the holiday season to breathe new life into hair. Illuminate your skin with the salon’s signature multi-tone highlights or achieve voluminous, vavavoom curls with a party-ready perms. Within its Deluxe Garden Suite overlooking the riverfront, therapists privately work on your hair and scalp issues as you’re gently lulled to sleep.
Innovation, eye for design and luxurious new techniques come together at the eponymous salon of the trusted stylist to the stars. Like a plush spa, it’s festooned in earth-toned shades and is lit by soothing mood lighting. The star treatment on its host of exclusive services is the kimrobinson dry cut, where hair is cut completely dry for a stylist to shape and seamlessly layer it according to its natural flow and shape. Haircuts aside, Kim Robinson’s signature is its multi-shading technique that delivers a richer, and more vibrant hair colour achieved with skillfully painted highlights.
Chez Vous is another veteran in the industry, backed by a team of hairstylists who boast a wealth of experience — each have at least a decade of experience under their belt; top tier chief directors have been in the trade for as long as 27 years and are experts in different areas. Little wonder why they’re so highly sought after by regional socialites. Its Trilogy treatment is a pre-festive favourite; the three-step treatment works to resculpt, retexturise, and rebuild hair using powerful hair care.