Top-to-Toe Guide: Places To Get Your Beauty Fix In Kampong Gelam
In dire need of beauty therapy? Whether it’s getting a hairstyle refresh, skin rejuvenation or a good ol’ mani-pedi, you won’t have to leave Kampong Gelam to get what you seek.
Image credit: 99 Percent Hair Studio
Make no mistake; the folks at 99 Percent Hair Studio deliver 100 per cent (and more) results. Here, your tresses have access to top-notch stylists, rendering anything from cut and colouring to other chemical services. The studio also offers various scalp treatments to address your full hair care needs.
40 Haji Lane #01-01, Tel: +65 63963667
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm daily
If its name didn’t give it away, An Nisaa (which stands for “women” in Arabic) Muslimah Salon is a female-only hair salon that provides services from the run-of-the-mill cut and colour to scalp and hair treatments. It is a hijab-friendly salon, so customers can let their hair down and get pampered with a peace of mind.
726 North Bridge Road, Tel: +65 62969525
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am – 6pm; Sat-Sun 11:30am – 6pm; Closed on Wednesday
Enjoy the salon’s reputed herbal hair treatment in the comfort and privacy of Bee Choo Ladies, a special female-customers-only (and hijab-friendly) outlet. The salon has privacy zones and an open-seating area, as well as a prayer spot. Treatment-wise, Bee Choo’s herbal concoction doesn’t just address hair loss; customers receive a customised formula based on hair type, scalp condition and other requirements, to achieve healthier scalp health.
5 Pahang Street, Tel: +65 62915354
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm; Sat-Sun: 9am – 4:30pm
This one is for the boys. Tucked along Baghdad Street, The Gentlemen’s Society is a gents-only sanctuary while their grooming needs are taken care of, whether they’re popping by for a sharp face or spiffy beard sculpting. Before having a relaxing turn in the barber’s chair, patrons can enjoy a hot beverage or two and indulge in the old-time atmosphere of an exclusive gentlemen’s club.
12 Baghdad Street, Tel: +65 94579435
Opening hours: Tue-Wed & Sun: 11am – 9pm; Thur-Sat: 11am – 10pm; Closed on Monday
Skincare & Aesthetics
Medical aesthetics and body sculpting treatments are a popular choice at Amaris B. Clinic, which offers a range of services to treat anything from acne scars to stretch marks and weight gain. For quick pick-me-ups, opt for the clinic’s curated facials to help achieve a healthy and radiant complexion.
140 Arab Street, Tel: +65 6536 4211
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am – 7pm; Alternate Sat 9am – 7pm; Closed on Sunday & PH
Skincare and aesthetic treatments, revitalising massages, and other beautifying spa services are in-store at Harnies Beauty. Founded by Ms Harnie Hamid, a certified beautician, makeup artist and aesthetician, the store uses only premium, natural essential oils. Customers can also try their extended range of waxing, eyebrow grooming and makeover and bridal services.
6 Jalan Pisang, Tel: +65 6392 0623
Opening hours: Mon, Wed & Fri 11am – 7pm; Sat 11am – 6pm
Glow from top to toe (literally) with J Studio’s comprehensive range of services, that includes everything from facials and bridal makeup to eyebrow and lash extensions, to slimming massages and hair treatment. Popular treatments include their Signature Oxygen Deep Cleansing Facial and IPL hair removal. It’s conveniently located at Haji Lane, so you can pop by for a quick refresh.
31 Haji Lane, Tel: +65 9182 8565
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm daily
Being pressed for time doesn’t mean you have to skimp on some much-deserved pampering. At Le Lash and Nail Bar, you can get your lashes and nails beautified in one session. These folks also offer eyebrow embroidery, making it truly a one-stop beauty destination!
47 Haji Lane, Tel: +65 98162555
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 9pm; Closed on Tuesday
In need for some serious beauty R&R? Pop by Suin Beauty Lounge for pampering treatments ranging from skincare, eyelashes, mani-pedis, to hair removal. Beyond their beauty services, Suin Beauty Lounge is a great place to hang out with your pals – they’ve even created an indoor “garden” where customers are served healthy herbal tea and sweet cakes!
40 Arab Street, Tel: +65 91946886
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am – 8pm; Sat-Sun 11am – 9pm
Clean beauty lovers will love The Min List. These folks are big on clean cosmetics, as can be seen in their catalogue of halal, vegan and organic products from local and international brands. Beyond makeup and skincare, The Min List also carries bath and body, as well as hair and wellness products. Brands to look out for include CHOBS, Orkid Cosmetics, The Verdant Lab, and Singapore’s very own Handmade Heroes.
720 North Bridge Road, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: Sun, Tue-Thu 12pm-6pm; Fri & Sat: 12pm – 7pm; Closed on Monday
Conveniently located in Haji Lane, NKJ Nails Palace is as highly recommended as they come. The cosy studio offers luxurious manicure and pedicure services, as well as pampering treatments such as warm stone or towel massages, and foot scrubs at affordable prices.
21A Haji Lane, Tel: +65 69701930
Opening hours: 10:30am – 8pm daily
This isn’t your typical nail salon. What sets it apart? The Nail Social’s identity as Singapore’s first socially-conscious salon. The salon mostly uses products that are non-toxic, eco-friendly, fair-trade and/or cruelty-free, and provides vocational training and employment to local marginalised women. Make no mistake though, the usual luxuries are definitely present here. Customers can enjoy drinks and snacks (they serve a complimentary glass of wine on Fridays and Saturdays!) while indulging in mani-pedis and foot massage services in an intimate setting.
42A Haji Lane, Tel: +65 6717 3221
Opening hours: Tue, Thu & Fri 10 am-9 pm; Wed 10:30am – 8:30pm; Sat 9am – 8pm; Sun 9am – 4pm; Closed on Monday