5 Places for Japanese-Style Makeover

4 September 2014   Category: Body, Face, Featured, Hair, Nail  

Japanese Makeover

The Japanese are legendary about searching out for perfection. That goes for beauty services and treatments also –  whether it’s a beautiful layered haircut, exquisite facials, cute nails or spa treatments using superb products. Pagepink hunts down 5 places in Singapore that offer authentic Japanese beauty treats with Japanese service and quality. So, go ahead and go for a head-to-toe makeover delivered to perfection — Japanese Style.

1. Get a Fabulous Haircut — Kizuki + Lim

Kizuki+Lim Hair Salon is located at the Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade. The stylists are all Japanese but can speak English. So, you can get all the latest  Japanese-style haircut or other treatments like coloring, highlight, or perming the Japanese are so well known for. Kizuki + Lim especially specializes in services such as Digital Permanent Wave, Permanent, and rebonding.

Price — Haircut from $60 and up; coloring from $100 and up.

Kizuki + Lim- Top Stylist

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Kizuki+Lim at Raffles Hotel Arcade

2. Get Porcelain Skin with Exquisite Facials – Face Plus by Yamano 

Face Plus by Yamano at Orchard Central is all about facial — that’s all that they do! It is the number one facial salon in Japan and has been founded since 1925 — talk about 90+ years of experience! Face Plus use it’s own products made in Japan for the facials and the therapists are either Japanese or have been trained by Yamano’s training school in Japan. Try the Kohaku (Amber) Facial with loads of antioxidant and essential acids. Or try their signature Essential Facial using Yamano’s famous clay and aroma oil.

Price — facials: 2 sessions/month for $160 and up

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3. Cute Nails, Anyone? — Peony Tokyo Nail Salon

It’s no surprise the Japanese are great with the art of nails. Japanese culture and art is enamored with beautiful small objects that require exquisite craftsmanship. Peony Tokyo at Penang Road near Dhoby Ghaut is both a nail salon and a academy that teaches the art of manicure and pedicure. The instructor are Japanese and there are classes that range from home gel nail to even professional courses. So, you can be sure to get cute Japanese nails design for the makeover. Just look at the photo below — it’s so chic!

Price — Express Manicure: $18 and up; Classic Manicure with Gelish Set: $60 and up

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Peony Tokyo’s Gorgeous Nail Design

4. Get a natural-looking eyelash extension — Graceous

The Japanese are very particular about their eyebrow and eyelashes. Brow grooming is even common among Japanese men! So, if you want a natural-looking eyelash extension — and not those fake-looking rows of plastic thing — check out Graceous at Mohamed Sultan which specializes in eyelash extension. They are a small Japanese-style salon, with highly experienced Japanese stylists offering the service. Here, they do one-by-one lash extension. You can select the length, curl, and thickness of individual lash — so your lash looks really natural.

Price — Upper lash (Quick Lash — 60 lashes) $70 and up

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Graceous Lash Extension

5) Relax & soak in the onsen — Ikeda Spa Prestige

Who does not love Onsen? Even in tropical Singapore, we still cannot resist getting an onsen soak — you just feel lighter, more refreshed with all the stress and aches melted away. Now you can get an authentic Japanese onsen experience right here in Singapore — at Clark Quay, of all the places! Ikeda Spa Prestige is located at The Central at Clark Quay. We love Ikeda Spa Prestige’s traditional Edo-period ambiance — Tatami mat, traditional yukata, Japanese painting and all. Want more than soaking in the steaming onsen bath? Try their signature Rice Bran Hot Compress or Zen Music Therapy. There’s no more excuse to not get your Zen on!

Price — 30-minute Onsen Communal Bath Pass $80

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