In every neighbourhood lies surprising hidden, unique gems that even its own residents are oblivious to. Did you know Singapore has a quality spa that’s nestled within a garden?
How about indulging in a facial or body treatment in a salt therapy room? Or maybe go wild at a safari-themed spa? Here are 13 unique spas and off-the-beaten-path beauty spots you can head over for some extra special self-pampering!
1. Peachy Skin Bar
Where: 371 Beach Road, #01-13, City Gate, Singapore 465410
Peach-coloured walls, plush velvet seats, gold accents, lush pink curtains – meet Peachy Skin Bar, Singapore’s first fully bespoke membership facial salon. Inspired by skin bars that have been taking cities like New York and Los Angeles by storm in recent years, Peachy Skin Bar is all about serving up accessible beauty with a dash of luxury.
Unlike typical beauty salons, you’ll find none of the conventional salon tactics (aggressive hard-selling, package up-selling, and hidden add-ons) that are downright energy-draining at Peachy Skin Bar. Instead, the salon offers flexible, commitment-free lifetime membership, with which you can enjoy à la carte facials at discounted prices with your family and friends – how thoughtful!
On top of that, all Peachy treatments come power-packed with mini-massages, so there’s really nothing else you can do besides unwinding and maybe catching some Z’s while the skilled, non-judgemental facialist pampers your skin. Once your skin is all fixed up, chill out at Peachy’s cosy lounge to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly!
We highly recommend trying the Omakase Facial, which saves you the hassle of picking a treatment that may or may not be compatible with your skin. Instead, leave the decision-making to Peachy’s facialist, who will tailor the treatment for your skin condition with a combination of custom-blended products, gentle extractions, and the best dermatology-grade aesthetic machine to solve your skin needs for the day.
For all those reasons and more, it’s probably not surprising that Peachy Skin Bar snagged the Best Bespoke Facial (Readers’ Favourite) award at the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2020.
New customers can enjoy the signature Omakase Facial for just S$90 (U.P. S$500) and it even comes with a complimentary RF Neck Lift treatment! Best part? This special price is applicable for your first and second sessions – sweet! Sign up here to enjoy this DV-exclusive deal.
2. Pablo Blau
Where: 252 North Bridge Road, #02-26A, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
A luxury spa that only opened its door officially in October 2019, Pablo Blau stands out among the rest with its signature salt therapy concept – premium facials and body treatments are conducted in special treatment rooms that are coated in pharmaceutical-grade dry salt crystals said to have the ability to clear congestion and calm inflammation and irritation, among others.
We highly recommend going for the Bespoke Facial which recently snagged the Best Bespoke Facial (Editor’s Choice) award at the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2020.
What’s even better: You can now check out the 60-minute customisable facial, which is worth upwards of S$360, for only S$59 if you sign up here!
3. Masego The Safari Spa
Where: 333 Boon Lay Way, Level 4 (Leisure Wing), SAFRA Jurong, Singapore 649848
Claiming to be the first and largest safari-style spa in Singapore, Masego The Safari Spa is arguably the one unique spa experience that you should not miss! Think canopied tents (there are 14 of them) and gentle humming of tropical birds – Masego’s got all the essential components needed to transport you to tropical paradise.
At this wildlife-themed haven situated within SAFRA Jurong, you can enjoy a variety of facials as well as body massages and treatments. There are also pampering head-to-toe treatments such Cloud Forest Head Spa, and Cleopatra’s Sandbath Detox Therapy, among others. We won’t be surprised if you forget that you’re in Singapore once you step foot into this unique spa!
Make sure you book via Salon Finder to score some great discounts (up to 39%)!
4. Ikeda Spa
Where: 787 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269762
A five-star sanctuary nestled among lush greenery in Bukit Timah, Ikeda Spa is the most ideal place to go to when you want to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. Here, you can experience ryokan (a unique traditional Japanese spa) and a variety of massages to have your stress and worries melted away.
An ultra-zen paradise which is loved by local and international celebrities (including Singapore-based Hong Kong actress Charlie Yeung), the award-winning luxury spa is touted by many spa aficionados as the place to enjoy an authentic Japanese ryokan experience without having to travel to Japan – we reckon it’s the best alternative out there now that travelling is on hold indefinitely!
Be sure to snag a good deal (or two) on Salon Finder before making a visit!
5. Hair Studio Flamingo
Where: 7 Neil Road, #01-01, Singapore 088807 | 55 Tiong Bahru Road, #01-55, Singapore 160055
Hair Studio Flamingo is a Japanese hair salon where you can sit back and relax in a lush, airy rooftop garden-like environment while skilled Japanese stylists work on your hair.
Ryu, the founder of Flamingo, has spent quite a bit of time raking in overseas experience in Vancouver, and therefore can work his magic on a variety of hair textures. We guarantee you’ll leave with a new manageable and flattering style that will turn heads – book an appointment via Salon Finder before making a visit!
6. Walking On Sunshine
Where: 181 Orchard Road, #03-07, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Among all the unique spa concepts available in Singapore, Walking On Sunshine is an eye-catching hair salon concept that’s hard to miss. The Korean beauty salon has an open concept that ensures it’s free from any unpleasant chemical smell and is so beautifully furnished, you’ll forget it’s a hair salon!
Though it’s most well-known for its hairstyling services (by Korean stylists, no less!), it also offers nail services and even has a garden-themed restaurant that serves delectable food and drinks.
Bottom line: every part of Walking on Sunshine is Instagram-worthy, so remember to bring along your girlfriends or loved ones!
7. The Fluxus House
Where: 23 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088332
For a unique spa experience like no other, you need to pay The Fluxus House a visit. That’s because this hair salon – which just entered the scene last year – has an art space nestled within, which supports and displays works by local artists and aspiring art students – how cool is that?!
Apart from the Insta-worthy industrial minimalist décor, all the stylists in this salon-slash-art-gallery have several years of experience and are led by salon director Katsuto Akimichi (more fondly known as Aki). The team has also worked outside of Japan for a number of years before settling in Singapore.
8. Aramsa The Garden Spa
Where: 1382 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore 569932
If your ideal respite involves being surrounded by greenery, Aramsa The Garden Spa at Bishan Park is a spa experience to add to your list. With spa packages – Tropical Java Lulur, Exotic Coconut Treat, among others – that have been named to fit its earthy theme, Aramsa is the place to enjoy a unique and exotic spa retreat.
Aramsa The Garden Spa
Contact: 6456 6556, 9462 4969 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Thu) | 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat) | 10am – 9pm (Sun)
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9. Frangipani Wellness Spa
Where: 18A Baghdad Street, Singapore 199657
Situated along the famous the Arab Street area, it’s likely you’ll give this traditional Javanese spa a miss if you’re not actively looking for a massage. Returning customers have highly recommended Frangipani Wellness Spa, which is known for its waxing and henna services. The spa also offers pre- and post-natal treatments for mothers.
10. So Spa
Where: 30 Allanbrooke Road, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore 099983
Head over to So Spa to wind down after activities in the State of Fun, Sentosa. Boasting 14 indoor treatment rooms and six outdoor pavilions and spa gardens, the Sofitel Singapore has definitely raised the complete relaxation standards here. If you’re down for a unique spa experience, spend some time at their outdoor facilities, such as the mud pool and float pool.
11. Trimmings Salon & Spa
Where: 75B, Loewen Road Singapore 248852
Simple and minimalist are concepts Trimmings Salon & Spa has perfectly adopted to give their salon and spa a neat outlook. Its outlet at Robertson Walk also offers reasonably priced spa and facial treatments that are (in their words) simple, pure, and exceptional.
Where: 102 Guillemard Road, #02-02, Singapore 399719
Choosing between a late-night treat or a spa treatment? How about both? g.Spa brings you 24-hour spa services complete with an a la carte buffet! Be overwhelmed by their range of facilities, which includes a sauna, cold and hot pools, and full-suite spas.
Where: 66 Eng Watt Street, #01-28, Singapore 160066
From its exterior, Nimble/Knead could easily pass off as a hipster café that’s made out of shipping containers. Through its massage treatments, the unique spa promises to let your mind and soul wander in its spa containers. We bet you also won’t guess there’s a jacuzzi and garden hidden in there!