Your essential guide to neverending great hair days— at the salon or in the comfort of your own home.
There’s nothing like stepping out of a salon and feeling like a million bucks. But with an constantly accelerating pace of life, the modern woman is always looking at achieving more in less time. Multi-benefit treatments such as PREP Luxe’s Geisha Blowout not only leave you without a strand of hair out of place, but also use products that achieve spalike results. On the other hand, when it’s time to go all out, there’s nothing like the no-holds-barred extravaganza of J’s Salon Deluxe Ritual Suite Treatment for the ultimate hair spa experience. Whether you’re looking for a quick fix or to spend the afternoon relaxing in the capable hands of a professional, you can count on an array of hairperfecting treatments and must-have products and tools to help prolong your salon results or recreate your desired look at home.
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Best Wet Brush
Detangler Hair Brush, $25, Viviscal Professional
Made of soft bristles with rounded edges, it stimulates microcirculation to hair follicles while gently detangling pesky knots.
Best Hair Dryer Air
Hair Dryer, $225, ghd
With an in-built professional motor and advanced ion technology, this shortens styling time while keeping frizz in check for smooth, salon-like results.
Best Blow-Drying Brush
Blow Styling Hairbrush, $40, Tangle Teezer
Its uniquely designed “teeth” rid wet hair of excess water with each brushing motion, thereby saving styling time while minimising hair breakage from combing.
Best Bristle Brush
Air Cushion Double-Detangling Brush, $25, TUFT
With bristles of two diff erent lengths, this aids in snag-free detangling. Plus, the bristles are made of a special resin that contains Moroccan argan and keratin oils to help condition locks over time.
AT THE SALON
Geisha Blowout, $70 for 60 minutes, PREP Luxe
Combining a regular blowout with a hair treatment, a customised series of high-performance products from Shu Uemura Art of Hair is used before locks are primped to perfection. Visit prepyourhair.com
Best Head Massage
FDP Thairapy Head-Neck-Shoulder Massage Spa, from $180 for 60 minutes, FDP Prestige Hair Care
Why not get a neck-head-shoulder lymphatic massage to alleviate tension and aches while an indulgent wrap nourishes your locks? You'll emerge feeling refreshed, and with perfect hair, of course. Visit facebook.com/FranzdeParis
Best In-A-Flash Treatment
Essential Treatment, from $49, Essensuals
Using the Lightweight Transform Technology that repairs hair structure from inside out, this fuss-free treatment focuses on delivering noticeable results—a perfect speedy hair fix. Visit essensuals.sg
Most Luxurious Hair Spa
Deluxe Ritual Suite Treatment, from $318, J’s Salon
A customisable treatment targets your hair and scalp problems while an extensive headand- shoulder massage helps relieve aches and tension. The ultra-plush chair is a pleasant bonus. Visit js.com.sg
At the salon or in the products that achieve spa-comfort of your like results. On the other
Best Hair Perfume
Love Composition Oil, $52 for 30ml, Aveda
Unlike most hair perfumes that contain alcohol, a blend of rose, jasmine and sandalwood essences in this leave hair delicately scented, softening it at the same time.
Caviar CC Cream, $40 for 74ml, Alterna
Infused with caviar extract and vitamin C, this sheer leave-in lotion fights frizz and free radicals for perfectly polished tresses.
Best Hair Primer
Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm, $38 for 75ml, Percy & Reed
This lightweight primer fills and seals cuticles to lock in hair-conditioning nutrients, add gloss and lock out humidity for longer-lasting results.
Fina Estampa Base Cream for Wave, $36 for 50g, MUCOTA
Perfect for all hair types and textures, this cream helps amplify hair volume and lock in your style without any stiffness.
Best Damage Reverser Serum
Coconut-Tangerine Smooth and Shine Hair Serum, $35.90 for 105ml, Mt Sapola
This serum is formulated with plant extracts to treat dry ends while restoring hair’s natural lustre and prolonging the results of professionally treated hair, long after you’ve left the salon.
Best Dry Shampoo
Radiance Revealing Invisibly Dry Shampoo, $26 for 150ml, Percy & Reed
Refresh your scalp between salon blow-drys as this counters odour, mops up excess sebum, gives limp hair a root lift and doesn’t leave any whitish residue—perfect for all hair colours.
Best Heat Protection
Amazon Glow Dry Oil Styling Mist, $42 for 163ml, Svenson
Heat styling can damage hair cuticles, causing vibrant colour to seep out. This lightweight dry oil forms a protective veil to seal in moisture and nutrients so hair retains its shine and strength.
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