Everyone wishes to wake up to perfectly curled and lush eyelashes. While we may not all be blessed with amazing lashes, we can seek some help from lash extensions.
It’s probably not surprising that the best lash extension technologies hail from Japan and Korea, the beauty meccas of East Asia. A great lash extension job can easily help you look more awake and ready to take on the day, even if you were partying out late the night before and your eyes look fatigue and lifeless.
Not to mention, having eyelash extensions is an easy way to shave off a few minutes from your makeup routine. This means more time to snooze and rack up those beauty sleep points – which is always a plus!
We’ve put together a comparison of nine popular lash extension salons in Singapore so that you can choose and decide for yourself which you think is the best:
J. Lashes began as a home-based company in 2016 and through word of mouth, their excellent service has attracted more than 4,000 appointments since. Its founder and director, Jenny, has created the “Tutu lashes” technique, which is specially designed for Asian women, and that J.Lashes is now famous for.
The “Tutu lashes” technique creates a multi-layered volume effect by applying six lashes onto each real lash. This unique technique provides an “eyeliner effect” on the eyes to make them look naturally enhanced, and is said to be more long-lasting than other existing methods in the market. “Tutu lashes” typically last for up to six weeks, according to most experiences of customers, but with proper care, it is possible to last up to eight weeks.
Price: SGD178. While most lash extension salons charge by number of strands attached, the biggest edge J.Lashes has against other salons is that they don’t limit the number of strands. Strands of lashes are applied onto real lashes depending on the number needed that will make lashes look lush yet natural. On average, 1,500 lash extensions are attached per session.
What clients say: J.Lashes has a 5-star rating on both their Facebook page as well as their online reservation page. Most customers rave about the technicians’ professionalism and patience, and how precise and meticulous they are with their work. Interestingly, many customers who have had bad experiences in the past with other salons said they would have sworn off lash extension altogether but regained their confidence after they went with J.Lashes.
There were also several long-time customers who stuck with J.Lashes since Jenny’s home-based days, because they are used to the excellent results they see and the comfort they get from their service.
Outlets: Just one at #04-02 The Cathay (nearest MRT station is Dhoby Ghaut).
Extra: J.Lashes also offers eyebrow embroidery.
2. Dream Lash
Dream Lash is a Korean lash extension studio, using high-end quality products from Korea. They employ certified lash artists from The Lash Academy, Singapore’s first and only recognised academy that specialises in lash extension training.
Price: From SGD138 onwards for a lash-by-lash extension.
What clients say: Customers praise Dream Lash’s lash artists for being meticulous and gentle, although some feel that the lashes did not stay on for very long (see reviews on their Facebook page).
Outlets: Two outlets in Citylink Mall and Compass One
Extra: Treat your lashes to Dream Lash’s Nano Lash Regrowth Procedure in between lash extensions, and watch your natural lashes grow back stronger, longer, and thicker.
3. KJ Studio
If you’re looking for true-blue Japanese-style lash extension, this is where you should be going. KJ Studio boasts beauticians from Japan who are skilled in both single lash extensions and “volume lash” applications. You can choose the length, thickness, and type of curl that you are going for, and beauticians will work with customers to make sure they are satisfied with the look.
Price: From SGD75 onwards for classic single lash extensions and SGD160 onwards for volume lash extensions.
What clients say: Lash extension jobs are pretty well received (see comments on their Instagram page and reviews on their Facebook page). However, slots are usually fully booked weeks in advance, so it might be difficult to get an appointment there. Make sure you aren’t late if you get a slot though; they cancel your appointment when you don’t turn up after 15 minutes.
Outlets: Just one at 43A Keong Saik Road, 2nd Floor (nearest MRT stations are Outram Park and Chinatown).
Extra: KJ Studio also offers colour extension or colour gradation on your eyelashes, if you’re looking for a more interesting eye look.
4. Milly’s Singapore
Milly’s is a well-established one-stop shop for beauty services – they do hair extensions, waxing, manicures/pedicures, eyebrow embroidery, and of course, eyelash extensions.
Price: SGD68 for a first-time trial to SGD108 single lash extensions (unlimited strands)
What clients say: Reviews from Yelp, Instagram, and Facebook tend to be mixed, suggesting that your lash extension experience may really depend on which outlet you go to and which specialist does the extension for you.
Outlets: Five outlets in Suntec City, Far East Plaza, Bugis Cube, JEM, and Plaza Singapura
Extra: Milly’s often runs promotions for their eyebrow embroidery services. Complete your eye pampering with Milly’s eyebrow embroidery, which promises up to two years of natural looking filled-in brows!
5. Flutters Lash Parlour
Flutters is a vintage-themed lash parlour that promises to pamper each customer with a luxurious experience. They offer three lash styles – natural, dolly, and sensual – with five different lash curl choices, so you’re bound to find something you like.
Price: From SGD95 onwards for classic single lash extensions and SGD69 onwards for cluster lash extensions.
What clients say: Flutters sponsors some blogger reviews, so do a search on who to quote to get a discount. Otherwise, reviews on their Facebook page are mostly positive.
Outlets: Just one at OUE Downtown, #03-17 (nearest MRT station is Tanjong Pagar)
Extra: Flutters is a Singaporean distributor of ILash and Lilash serums, which are globally acclaimed for their lash-growing effects.
6. Private Room Singapore
Using only 100% synthetic lashes from Korea, qualified lash technicians at Private Room can customise your look of choice by varying lash thickness, length, and curl style. They currently boast a new technique know as Russian Volume, which is perfect for Asian eyes while still looking natural.
Price: From SGD108 for strand-by-stand eyelash extension, and SGD168 for natural Russian Volume eyelash extensions.
What clients say: Influencers like Isabel (@prettyfrowns), Jemma (@jemmawei), and Narelle (@narellekheng) have voiced their endorsement for Private Room, and reviews on Facebook are overwhelmingly positive. Customers love the good customer service and quality of lash extensions. However, we’ve also found one customer who had a painful experience.
Outlets: Two outlets in International Plaza and Boat Quay.
Extra: Get your nails done here too while you’re at it, since Private Room is known for producing Instagram-worthy nail art designs. Classic gel manicures start at SGD40.
7. The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist
While Prestige specialises in eyebrow enhancement services, they also offer a large range of eyelash extension services. Choose from various packages that include Korean fur, mink, silk, or synthetic lashes, as well as Japanese lashes.
Price: SGD78 for a trial of synthetic Korean eyelash extension, and upwards of SGD108 for mink or fur lashes.
What clients say: On average, customers are satisfied with the range of services and products found at Prestige, although more recent reviews suggest that beauticians may be overbooked and are thus unable to provide adequate customer service. Some also complain about the quality of the lashes not being worth the price.
Outlets: Three outlets in Pacific Plaza, Suntec City, and The Domain @ Siglap.
Extra: You can choose anti-bacterial eyelash extensions here!
8. Graceous Eyelash Extension Salon
Graceous is a small Japanese style salon that does only lash extensions and extension removal. This allows their Japanese stylists to hone their skills and provide the most dedicated service to their customers. They are known for sponsoring multiple bloggers, such as Miyake (@mykxii), Meiting (@lianmeiting), and Juli (@bunbunmakeuptips).
Price: SGD100 for “Natural Lash” and SGD130 for “Gorgeous Lash”; lower lash extensions start from SGD30.
What clients say: There aren’t many reviews online, but those on Yelp and their Facebook page suggest that the service at Graceous is impeccable. More importantly, reviewers comment that their lashes can last for up to two months – possibly the longest we’ve heard of!
Outlets: Two outlets in River Valley and Bugis
Extra: Finally a lash salon that can do extensions on both upper eyelashes and lower lashes!
We’ve saved the most posh salon for last. With a name like that, you can be assured that Highbrow is dedicated to giving its customers a quality results. Indeed, the salon claims to attract a “well-informed, highly cultured, and discerning” clientele, implying that they are simply the best in town.
Price: SGD128 for lash-by-lash extensions, or SGD80 for cluster lash extensions.
What clients say: Customers’ comments are mixed, with some loving the service and others are not happy with the quality of the lashes or how they were applied. But one common comment stood out to us – Highbrow doesn’t do hard selling.
Outlets: Three, in The Star Vista, Capitol Piazza, and Parkway Parade.
Extra: Enhance your peepers further with Highbrow’s semi-permanent eyeliner embroidery service, which is customised to suit your eye shape.