Bombshell curls, lustrous locks, a sleek blowout that bounces along as you move... The hair of your dreams can be yours with the products, services and treatments that came up tops in this year’s edit.

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Bombshell curls, lustrous locks, a sleek blowout that bounces along as you move... The hair of your dreams can be yours with the products, services and treatments that came up tops in this year’s edit.


Purifying Therapy From $188 for 60 minutes

Photography: Yu Tsai
Photography: Yu Tsai
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Healthy hair starts from the roots, and an oily and unhealthy scalp with clogged hair follicles can result in lifeless, dull and limp tresses. A thorough scalp detox is recommended every month to keep your scalp and hair feeling fresh, light and looking its best.

PHS HairScience’s award-winning Purifying Therapy combines a deep-cleansing and stimulating scalp treatment with a luxurious, pampering spa treat. Using pure botanical ingredients to detoxify, purify and re-balance the scalp’s sebum levels, it is also beneficial to sensitive scalps that are a result of chemical services and frequent colouring.

First, a specially formulated product containing licorice root extract is applied to exfoliate and purify the scalp before oxygen therapy is used to boost micro-circulation and enhance the effects of treatment steps that follow. Next, a refreshing wash removes all the dead skin cells and toxins, before a botanical complex containing purslane extract (which is high in vitamins, minerals and has anti-oxidant properties) is applied to nourish and re-balance the scalp’s sebum and pH levels.

The best is saved for last—an intensely relaxing scalp massage improves circulation, eases stiff muscles and tension in the scalp. To end on a high note, a luxurious blowdry will leave you looking, and feeling, like royalty.

Purifying Therapy is available at #04-12 Wheelock Place; #05-25A/B Ngee Ann City; #04-34/35 Plaza Singapura. Tel: 6692 0662. Visit


Hair Maximiser Program $3,478 (for 12 sessions each of Revage 670 Laser and Revitascalp treatments)

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Does your hair feel thinner each time you run your hand through it? No, you’re probably not imagining it. The truth is, the onset of ageing, hormonal imbalances and environmental aggressions can cause hair follicles to weaken, eventually resulting in hair loss.

Take matters into your own hands with an intensive, clinically proven hair loss programme. The Sloane Clinic’s Hair Maximiser Program is a unique combination of two synergistic treatments targeted at thickening weakened hair, stemming hair loss and encouraging new hair growth. The Revage 670 Laser treatment utilises low-level laser technology to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles. It stimulates dormant hair follicles into the active growth phase while encouraging cellular regeneration for thicker and more resilient hair shafts. Clinical studies have shown that the Revage 670 Laser treatment can increase hair density by 40 percent; clinical tests have also shown an impressive 85 percent success rate when it comes to halting the progression of hair loss. Best of all, the 30-minute treatment is painless and requires no downtime.

Next, the Revitascalp treatment works like a rejuvenating facial for your scalp. A curated selection of nutrients like vitamin B12, folic acid, protein-building amino acids and clinically proven hair growth compound Minoxidil, are infused into the scalp to help inhibit further hair loss.

No more distress over thinning hair. With The Sloane Clinic’s power-packed, intensive Hair Maximiser Program, you can get your mane back to its full glory in just six to 12 weeks.

Hair Maximiser Program is available at The Sloane Clinic, #03-14A ION Orchard. Tel: 6509 8108. Visit


Follizin Age Freeze Scalp Facial from $130 for 90 minutes

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Most women (and men) devote a lot of time and care on their complexions in a bid to stop time in its tracks, but few realise that the skin on our scalp ages 20 times faster than the face. This means that the hair follicles on the scalp become gradually weakened with age, resulting in thinning hair and hair loss.

Inspired by anti-ageing facials that use ampoules and serums to replenish and rejuvenate the skin, Glamour Studio’s Follizin Age Freeze Scalp Facial takes the same approach towards scalp care. Using skincare-grade ingredients to purify, unclog and stimulate scalp follicles, this anti-ageing treatment boosts hair growth while nourishing and strengthening scalp for optimal health.

First, the Scalp Revive Purifying Exfoliator helps unclog follicles, after which hair and scalp are double-cleansed. Next, the Intensive Hydrating Masque replenishes moisture levels and balances sebum production. Lastly, based on your scalp type, a suitable essence is massaged into scalp; the Purifying Essence works for those with oily and flaky scalp conditions while the Regenerating Essence helps strengthen weak follicles and calm sensitivity.

Monthly treatments are recommended to help oily scalps feel fresh, purified and balanced, while restoring youthful lustre and volume to your hair.

Follizin Age Freeze Scalp Facial is available at Glamour Studio, #01-12/13 Shaw Tower, Tel: 6297 7377

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GP201 $299

When it comes to beauty, Korean women are a tough crowd to please. This applies to hairstyling products too. So it’s no surprise that GlamPalm’s GP201, the top-selling hair styler in South Korea, pulls out all the stops. Made from the unique Healing Stone mineral ore mined from the South Korean mountains and plated with ceramic, it uses thermal plates to deliver exceptional hair-loving benefits while keeping your hair perfectly coiffed.

The Healing Stone mineral ore releases high levels of anions (negative ions) when heated, which help to perfectly smoothen hair cuticles without the use of excess heat. In fact, GlamPalm products have been proven to inflict no damage on the hair cuticles at all.

What’s more, anions are present in sea and mountain air, and are known to increase the levels of seratonin in the body—which decreases stress levels while boosting energy and wellness. This means that hair styled using GlamPalm GP201 is silky-smooth, shiny and also perfectly healthy.

The wide range of 11 distinct temperature settings from 100 to 200 degrees Celcius lets you select the best temperature for your hair type, while a super-quick, 15-second heating time and 3D Swivel Pivot Cord make hairstyling a breeze, even on busy mornings. The Guardian Angel technology also automatically switches the styler off after 30 minutes for safety. And, when it’s not in use, its chic, minimalist design will add a touch of luxury to your vanity—form and function in one.

GP201 is available at


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Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask $60 for 200ml

Frequent chemical processing, colouring and use of high-heat styling tools like hot irons can cause hair to become stressed and prone to dryness and frizziness. This is due to the damage of hair cuticles, which are made of a protein named keratin. Once damaged, chemicals and water enter the hair’s cortex— the core of the hair’s structure—and weaken it. As a result, hair develops split ends and a rough, dry texture.

Enter Goldwell’s new Kerasilk Reconstruct range, which contains repairing keratin and hydrating Hyaloveil™ (a unique complex of hyaluronic acid) to not only repair damaged hair from the inside out, but also keep it smooth and deeply nourished.

Just like how a face mask helps resuscitate dehydrated skin, a hair mask such as the Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask revives severely dry or damaged hair. It helps seal the cuticles and protect hair from recurring dryness and damage. Apply a layer of the mask after thoroughly cleansing hair with Kerasilk Reconstruct Shampoo and prepping it with Kerasilk Reconstruct Conditioner. Look forward to lustrous, soft and healthy-looking tresses, all day and every day.


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Kerasilk Reconstruct Conditioner, $44 for 200ml, Goldwell

For those with stressed or damaged hair, treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering that won’t weigh hair down. This lightweight, yet power-packed, repairing conditioner softens, smoothens and revitalises stressed hair while leaving it silky and supple.

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Kerasilk Reconstruct Shampoo, $40 for 250ml, Goldwell

Using a harsh shampoo can strip hair of precious moisture and nutrients. This rich, repairing shampoo gently cleanses while infusing each frazzled strand with deep nourishment.

Kerasilk Reconstruct Intensive Repair Mask is sold exclusively at salons. For stockist information, call Goldwell hotline at 6681 4748.


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Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment $21.90 for 100ml

If you constantly wake up to flat and lifeless hair, or have your blowout fall limp a few hours after leaving the house, you fully understand the frustrations of having fine-textured tresses.

Imagine if you could have voluminous, va-vavoom hair every day, without having to invest all those precious hours in the morning styling and blow-drying your precious locks? With John Frieda’s groundbreaking new Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment, you can add volume and texture to fine hair, right in the shower.

The formula packs thickening heavyweights like keratin and protein to give limp tresses a visible boost. It builds a network of strengthening polymers around each strand of hair to make it fuller and more textured, while protein fortifies and amplifies each strand from deep within. Nourishing keratin molecules smoothen and moisturise hair without weighing it down.

The best part? The transformative, volumising effect of the treatment lasts through three to five washes, so you can wake up to sensual, high-volume hair every morning.


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Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Shampoo, $15.90 for 250ml, John Frieda

There’s no better place to start your pursuit of healthy, tactile hair than with a clean scalp. This lightweight formula not only cleanses gently, it helps build volume and leaves hair soft to the touch.

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Luxurious Volume Touchably Full Conditioner, $15.90 for 250ml, John Frieda

The brand’s patented volume-building technology is also used in this conditioner, which adds bouncy fullness to hair while detangling and smoothening dry ends.

Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment is available at selected Watsons, Guardian and Cold Storage outlets


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Restart Sulfate Free Clarifying Shampoo $42 for 250ml

The accumulation of sebum, sweat and styling products can leave hair feeling limp, greasy and weighed down. A regular deep-cleansing in the shower is recommended to keep your hair and scalp feeling fresh and purified. However, a shampoo that is too harsh can strip your hair and scalp of precious oils, moisture and nutrients.

Svenson’s deeply cleansing Restart Sulfate Free Clarifying Shampoo contains its patented Nutritive Cascade Technology, which delivers a powerful complex of peptides and natural plant proteins to reinforce the hair structure and strengthen the hair shaft.

Potent antioxidants such as goji berry and red wine enhance the efficacy of the brand’s patented Strand Guard Complex by tackling free radicals within the hair. Soy protein provides additional reinforcement and flexibility to your locks, while nourishing and revitalising mallow flower, lemon peel, burdock root and horsetail fern, restore radiance and shine.

All products in Svenson’s Hair Retention System range are free from sulphates, which is a harsh surfactant used in household cleaning products to remove dirt. The result? Lustrous, bouncy hair that feels fresh and detoxified from root to tip.


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Restart Clarifying Cleansing Conditioner, $42 for 250ml, Svenson

This cleansing conditioner can be used on the scalp as well as on the hair to nourish, detoxify and gently cleanse.

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Leave In Protectant, $38 for 200ml, Svenson

A unique Wheat Crosspolymer shrouds each strand, protecting it from damage and colour loss. Shea butter and sunflower seed extract are paired with antioxidant white tea to protect hair from exposure to UV rays and free radicals.

Restart Sulfate Free Clarifying Shampoo is available at all Svenson outlets. Visit


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Amazon Glow Dry Oil Styling Mist $42 for 163ml

The high humidity and heat in our tropical climate are the main culprits for your hair frizzing into a shapeless mess. Combined with dryness and damage, the dreaded frizzies can turn every day into a bad hair day.

Enter Svenson’s Amazon Glow Dry Oil Styling Mist. This lightweight yet intensively nourishing styling mist is packed with a star ingredient—black cocoa. This potent antioxidant is found only in the Venezuelan region of the Amazon, and protects hair from daily environmental assaults.

It also contains Amazonian botanical oils of passionfruit, Brazil nut and buriti. Chock-a-block with vitamins, minerals and essential lipids, and renowned for its highly emollient and nourishing properties, the spray also helps to reinforce the hair shaft and increase its flexibility and softness.

The brand’s patented Heatwave Technology is a dream for those who require daily heat styling. It works as a catalyst to deliver heat into the cortex of the shaft while protecting the cuticle from heat damage, so your hair looks healthy, glossy and smooth while remaining perfectly coiffed.


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Quench Sulphate Free Shampoo, $42 for 250ml, Svenson

This highly nourishing shampoo contains plant proteins, hibiscus and vanilla cactus extracts to soothe dry and irritated scalps while gently sweeping away dirt and debris.

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Quench Daily Conditioner, $38 for 250ml, Svenson

A combination of the patented StrandGuard Complex and healing shea butter seals the hair shaft with a veil of moisture and antioxidants to protect it from environmental attacks and further damage.

Amazon Glow Dry Oil Styling Mist is available at all Svenson outlets. Visit


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Moist & Repair Shampoo $18.90 for 500ml

Damaged hair tends to be dry, feel rough and look frizzy because the hair cuticles are raised and no longer align smoothly. That’s why it is crucial to use haircare that not only repair the hair shaft from within, but also nourishes and smoothes hair strands from the outside.

ErucA’s Moist & Repair Shampoo does both, using natural botanical ingredients that not only benefit your hair but the environment as well. The combination of rapeseed, sunflower, pine nut, and coconut and palm oils gently and naturally repair damaged hair from deep within, while giving dull, frizzy hair a glossy and smooth finish.

Damaged hair tends to be accompanied by a sensitive scalp as well. This emollient shampoo also contains pro-vitamin B5 from shea butter to nourish and protect your scalp, so your hair becomes healthier from root to tip.


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Scalp & Volume Shampoo, $18.90 for 500ml, ErucA

This multi-tasking shampoo contains hyaluronic acid and seaweed extract, so it hydrates dry scalps while lending va-va-voom volume to hair. Natural botanical oils such as rapeseed, sunflower, pine nut, and coconut and palm make hair glossy and silky-smooth.

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Extra Volume Up Shampoo, $18.90 for 380ml, ErucA

A special hair volumising ingredient lifts limp and thin hair from the roots while moisturising it with botanicals like soybean, royal jelly, blackberry lily and pomegranate extracts. Argan, broccoli seed and three-berry seed oils impart a natural, weightless shine.

Moist & Repair Shampoo is available at Watsons and Maimee’s Corner (


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Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo $16.90 for 385ml

The camellia flower (“Tsubaki” in Japanese) has long been regarded as a symbol of desire in Japanese culture, and with good reason—one of them being the fact that camellia blossom oil is revered for its highly emollient properties and antioxidative benefits.

OGX’s Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom range incorporates Tsubaki blossom extract, which softens rough and coarse hair and lends a beautiful floral scent to your tresses. The Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo is a paraben- and SLS-free formulation that incorporates a unique blend of sulfate-free surfactants to gently cleanse hair. Its soft lather leaves your hair clean, smelling divine and soft and silky to the touch.

What’s more, OGX’s eco-friendly packaging features bottles made using materials derived from recycled post-consumer resin for a guiltfree beauty indulgence.


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Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo, $16.90 for 385ml, OGX

This power-packed shampoo contains electrolytes, potassium, magnesium and calcium naturally derived from young green coconuts to nourish thirsty hair, while coconut oil adds shine without a heavy after-feel.

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Healing + Vitamin E Shampoo, $16.90 for 385ml, OGX

Known for its reparative and antioxidative benefits, this sulfate-free shampoo is packed with vitamin E to smooth split ends and deeply nourish and repair locks damaged by heat and daily styling.

Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo is available at Watsons and Maimee’s Corner (