You’ve probably had your eyebrows threaded before, but few of us would consider face threading. The same threading technique is applied – cotton threads are used to pluck fine hair out of their follicles easily and swiftly. Not restricted to just eyebrows, face threading targets facial hair on one’s upper lip, chin, forehead, cheeks, and sideburns. In fact, threading is one of the world’s oldest methods of hair removal.
But is face threading really necessary? Some say that their faces look smoother and brighter after a threading session. There are also claims that makeup applies much more smoothly without the facial fuzz. If you’re thinking of removing unwanted facial hair, threading is a great option, especially for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
We’ve compared five popular face threading salons in Singapore so that you can decide for yourself which one you think is the best:
1. Rimpy Beauty Art
Rimpy may look nondescript, but this threading salon located at Clementi Central is highly raved about in forums and other platforms. Their Indian beauticians are very experienced in the art of threading, so once it’s your turn, you can expect to be in and out of their shop within 10 minutes. Its no-frills service is possibly the cheapest around as well!
Price: SGD15 for a full face threading
What clients say: Those who’ve visited Rimpy Beauty Art praise the salon for being great value-for-money. However, you may be required to wait in line for quite a while since this place appears to be always crowded. One more trade off: Don’t expect too much service-wise – you get what you pay for after all. (Most talked about!)
Outlets: Just one at 447 Clementi Ave 3, a five-minute walk from Clementi MRT station.
Extra: After your threading session, make sure to have a serving of Clementi’s well-known rojak in the opposite block (Block 449)!
2. Sophia Brow House
If you’re looking for a convenient salon to do your face threading, this may be the one. With three locations, including in residential neighbourhoods, there’s less to worry about going to Sophia Brow House makeup-free or leaving the salon with some redness (it’s normal!).
Price: SGD30 for a full face threading
What clients say: Depending on your beautician, the quality of your service will differ. Some customers experienced hard-selling while others enjoyed their salon experience (see reviews on their Facebook page).
Outlets: Four outlets
- Blk 520 Toa Payoh HDB Hub #01-50
- Blk 83 Marine Parade Central #01-590
- Century Square #02-02A
- 28A Liang Seah St
Extra: Besides caring for your face, Sophia Brow House also offers body massages for the ultimate treat. (Many other services available!)
Rupini’s is another Indian-owned threading salon with 20+ years of experience under their belt. (Most experienced!) Promising to provide a holistic beauty experience, their salon offers spa-like aromatherapy while you get your face threaded. Who doesn’t like to unwind and de-stress from time to time?
Price: SGD23 for a full face threading
Outlets: Six outlets in Midpoint Orchard, Yishun Central, Tampines, Holland Village, Yio Chu Kang, and Little India. See all of them here.
Extra: Get more bang for your buck with Rupini’s Threading Prepaid Card, which gives you “threading credits”. You’ll save almost 30% off menu prices!
With the most store locations, this is one salon that’s hard to miss. Known for their classic thread + tweeze service, the Complete Workout (that’s what they call full face threading, by the way) will have you covered.
Price: SGD45 for a full face threading (females), SGD54 for a full face thread + tweeze (females)
What clients say: The salons offer a good amount of privacy while you get your face threaded, but the pain level and efficiency of your threading experience will differ from therapist to therapist.
Outlets: 13 locations, including The Cathay, Paragon, Westgate, and Great World City amongst others. Find all of them here. (Most number of outlets!)
Extra: Tired of always drawing in your eyebrows? Try Browhaus’s signature Brow Resurrection, which promises natural looking semi-permanent brows and more time in the mornings.
Founded by two women who previously worked at Rupini’s, Bonita has established itself as an affordable option for busy working women in the CBD area. The beauticians here pride themselves on superior customer service.
Price: SGD25 for a full face threading (Trial price at SGD22)
What clients say: Bonita boasts the best ratings compared to the other salons on this list. (Best reviews!) Service is excellent as promised and customers say that there’s no pushy hard-selling is involved. (See their Facebook page for more reviews)
Outlets: Two, at #01-10 Orchid Hotel (1 Tras Link) and #05-14 One Raffles Place.
Extra: Get a facial done after your face threading session and pamper your skin! If you’re in a time crunch, Bonita also offers an express facial.