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Every Chinese New Year, we look forward not just to wearing new clothes but also switching up our style with a trip to the hair salon. After all, there’s nothing quite like a mane makeover to make us feel brand-new over the new year.

To help you complete your outfit with silkier locks, creamier hair colours, and a flattering cut over the upcoming CNY celebrations, we’ve rounded up the best hair salons to visit, including Korean and Japanese ones!

Hair Studio Flamingo

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To change your vibe with a stunning Japanese-style ‘do, set your first stop on your Chinese New Year checklist to be none other than the Japanese salon, Hair Studio Flamingo.

The hairstylists at this salon are from Japan and have at least 10 years of experience under their belt; they also pride themselves in creating easy-to-maintain hairstyles, so you’ll get to flaunt gorgeous locks long after the celebrations are over.

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The cosy salon beckons with green potted plants, pink flamingo ornaments, wooden furniture, and plenty of sunlight – it’s the perfect place to kick up your feet and enjoy a much-needed hair refresh just before the new year.

Get a Japanese-style Ladies’ Haircut for S$85 instead of S$90 on Salon Finder. Check out other deals, here.

View the salon’s menu here.

Tanjong Pagar branch
Address: 7 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088807
Contact: Call, SMS, or WhatsApp 8726 2116
Opening hours: 9.30am – 8.30pm (Mon to Sun)

Tiong Bahru branch
Address: 55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-55, Singapore 160055
Contact: Call, SMS, or WhatsApp 8332 6617
Opening hours: 9.30am – 8.30pm (Tue to Sun) | Closed on Mondays
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HaarAttic

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Stay on top of the hottest hair trends as you celebrate this Chinese New Year when you visit haarAttic salon for an ultra-chic mane refresh.

The hairstylists at this salon are pros at creating popular trending styles such as the TikTok-approved octopus cut, short blunt bangs, and even Japanese-inspired dip dye colour combos.

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Since the salon is also known for its creative colouring, you’ll get to wear anything from bright salmon hues to cooler ash-brown tones as you visit your relatives this new year.

Get a Ladies’ Haircut for S$32 instead of S$48 on Salon Finder. You can also get a Balayage or Creative Colouring + Haircut for S$198 instead of S$328 on Salon Finder. Check out other deals, here.

See the salon’s menu here.

Address: 18A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089125
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat to Sun)
Contact: 6835 9811, 9873 0235 (SMS, WhatsApp)
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GC Hairdressing

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If you’ve never ventured beyond the glossy walls of City Square Mall, you’re missing out on this top-notch hair salon that’s located just a stone’s throw away.

Tucked in a corner of Parc Somme, GC Hairdressing is a cosy salon that offers quality haircuts and colouring services – aimed at giving you a ‘do that’s made to last.

Browse through the salon’s Instagram page and you’ll see a beautiful overview of Korean wave perms, peekaboo highlight styles, and traditional balayage.

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But since the elegant version of the long-time favourite balayage highlights, Baby Lights, is in this 2023, we recommend that you give this style a shot to refresh your look just in time for the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Featuring slim streaks of colour that recall soft trails left by shooting stars, Baby Lights is a highlight style that’ll up the ante on sophistication.

Get Baby Lights + Pre and Post Hair Treatment + Haircut for S$268.80 instead of S$336 on Salon Finder. You can also get a Balayage for S$150 instead of S$188 on Salon Finder. See other deals here.

Address: 52 Somme Road, #01-01, Singapore 207872
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 9141 1690
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Shen.Spa Hair Studio

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The “milk tea” hair trend has been picking up ever since the end of last year, and if you’re ready to flaunt these soft and cream-coloured locks, Shen.Spa Hair Studio is just the salon to go.

The stylists at Shen.Spa Hair Studio are experts at designing “milk tea” hair colours, which feature creamy beige undertones, as well as ashy shades like popular ash grey and ash brown.

Basic Hair Color is priced between S$78 and S$168. You can also enjoy the salon’s signature Gradient Ombre Colour at S$228 NETT. See the salon’s full menu, here

Address: 14 Scotts Road, #03-15, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Wed, Fri) | 10.30am – 7pm (Sat to Sun) | Closed on Thu
Contact: 9723 3110
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U-Hair

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Having trouble deciding on a new ‘do as you prepare for the Chinese New Year festivities? There’s no need to fret when you visit U-Hair!

This one-of-a-kind salon features special AI mirrors that can analyse customers’ facial features, skin tones, face shapes, and personal styles, before recommending the best hairstyle for a brand-new look.

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Hairstylists at U-Hair are just as committed to creating ‘dos that bring out their customers’ best. They’ll spend time observing your face shape and features as well as understanding your desired style before advising you on a haircut and colour that’ll elevate your look.

It’s no wonder that this hair salon is rated a perfect five out of five stars by over 300 reviewers on Google.

Get a Hair Colour + U-Stylist Haircut for S$116 instead of S$274 on Salon Finder.

Address: 1 Jurong West Central, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, #02-20F, Singapore 648886
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 7.30pm (Sat) | 10am – 7pm (Sun)
Contact: 6795 2088
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Cair Salon

Healthy hair is in this season, which is why getting a hair and scalp treatment at Cair Salon should be a task that’s high up on your Chinese New Year checklist!

Cair Salon might be a humble-looking hair salon, but it’s one that offers quality hair and scalp treatments for a luscious, silky-smooth mane.

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Hair after K-gloss Treatment

To restore shine to your damaged, bleach-burnt tresses, opt for the Olaplex Treatment, which binds broken protein bonds in the hair. Or, wear a red-carpet-worthy mane over the holidays with the K-Gloss Treatment, a keratin treatment that smoothes and de-frizzes.

Book the Olaplex + Moisture Hair Treatment for S$198 on Salon Finder. You can also get the K-Gloss S.4 Keratin Treatment for S$238 on Salon Finder. See other hair services by Cair Salon here.

Walking on Sunshine

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Behind the lush green vines draping from the ceiling is a gorgeous Korean cafe salon: Walking on Sunshine.

Located on the third floor of Orchard Central, the salon boasts a spacious interior with potted plants, dried flowers, and plush chairs for you to really kick back and relax as you get your hair done before the Chinese New Year.

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Hairstylists create chic and trendy ‘dos that suit each customer’s unique features and personal style, and you don’t have to be afraid of requesting special designs like a reflective rainbow shine or bright pink Avril-Lavigne-style highlights.

Plus, if you’re feeling peckish after your appointment, you can easily fuel up at the cafe part of the salon, which features a menu of delectable Korean fusion food – you’ll have more energy to go CNY shopping after.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #03-07, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Sun to Fri) | 10.30am – 8pm (Sat)
Contact: 8877 8800
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Bada Hair 바다 헤어

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Previously known as Leekaja, Bada Hair is a Jeju-inspired Korean salon in Singapore that invites you to relax in its space marked by beautiful rattan and wood furnishings, graceful curtains, and a refreshing floral aroma.

Here, you can easily transform your mane with creamy Korean-trending colours like baby pink or a combination of rich brown and honey “money piece” highlights. Hairstylists can recommend colours that are most flattering against your skin tone too.

Single Tone Colour is priced starting at S$140 for short hair. See the salon’s full menu here.

Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #03-13, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Sat to Thu) | 10.30am – 8pm (Fri)
Contact: WhatsApp 8133 0818
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COVO Hair Salon

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Protect your tresses even as you enjoy a bold style refresh at the Japanese hair salon, COVO, just before the Chinese New Year festivities!

The salon is committed to doing minimal damage to your mane, which is why its hairstylists use a carefully-curated selection of colouring and perm products, infused with treatment ingredients.

The salon’s colouring technique also uses argan oil, so that your hair feels extra shiny and soft after.

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Even getting a hair wash is no normal affair because COVO uses – not tap water, but carbonated spring water to rinse your tresses. This special carbonated water helps to get rid of excess sebum and oil without stripping your scalp of its moisture, encouraging a healthy scalp.

And, you know what they say, a healthier scalp equals healthier tresses!

Argan Oil Colour is priced at S$140 at COVO. See the salon’s full menu here.

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Colour Haven

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Another salon that’ll help you keep your hair healthy and shiny over the Chinese New Year, Colour Haven uses organic hair dyes that are made with biodynamic ingredients and infused with pure essential oils.

These dyes are ammonia-free, which means that they are gentler on your locks and grant your hair some serious shine.

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Just because the dyes are healthier, doesn’t mean that they’re duller or you’ve got less to play around with this holiday; the salon carries a wide range of 95 ammonia-free shades, including everything from deep mulberry purples to natural browns.

The best part? There’s no CNY surcharge when you get your hair done just before the new year – but you’ll definitely have to make your appointment quickly because slots are filling up fast!

Full Head Hair Colour is priced starting from S$128. See the salon’s menu here.

Address: 312 Alexandra Road, Alexandra Central, #02-14, Singapore 159971
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat to Sun)
Contact: 6265 2279 or email [email protected]
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Black Hair Salon

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Whether you’re up for a bright and bold hair transformation, a trendy-chic style, or a subtle hair refresh, you’ll be able to get it done right at Black Hair Salon. The hairstylists here are praised for being friendly, attentive to their customers’ wants, and always recommending ‘dos that are most flattering.

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Of course, they’re also not afraid to really up the ante on a daring style. A quick scroll through Black Hair Salon’s social media and you’ll find photos of half-and-half blue-pink hairstyles, hidden rainbow peekaboo hair, and edgy ash purple highlights – it’s every style you dreamed of, come true.

Hair Colouring/Highlights are priced starting from S$129. See the salon’s full menu here.

Address: 13 Stamford Road, Capitol Singapore, #B2-44, Singapore 178905
(1 min walk from City Hall Mrt Station)
Opening hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat to Sun)
Contact: Call 6835 9976, or WhatsApp 8893 9593
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Harts Hair Salon

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If you’re looking to give yourself a hair makeover without frying your tresses with bleach this Chinese New Year, head straight down to Harts Hair Salon!

Hairstylists will advise you on the range of non-bleach colours that you can try out this holiday season, including bolder colours like brick red and softer shades like macchiato brown.

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Every hairstyle created by the stylists at Harts Hair Salon is soft and elegant – perfect not just for syncing up with your CNY outfit of the day, but also for sophisticated cocktail dates with your besties after the afternoon stretches into the evening.

Harts Hair Salon’s Colour and Treatment Bundle includes a non-bleach one-tone colour and Triple Treats Treatment priced starting at S$188. Check out the salon’s other bundles and a la carte services here.

Address: 9 Tan Quee Lan Street, #02-05, Singapore 188098
Opening hours: 1pm – 9pm (Mon to Fri) | 11am – 7pm (Sat to Sun)
Contact: 6254 5762, or 8776 7517
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Featured image credit: Walking on Sunshine, Black Hair Salon

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