The yearly affair of dressing up and beautifying yourself to look perfect for the occasion is here once again!
Chinese New Year is the time (and an excuse) to pamper yourself from head to toe without having anyone question you or say that you're wasting money. Getting your nails, hair, skin and body prepped for CNY is essential as it not only helps you to look good but also gives you a chance to de-stress from hectic CNY preparations.
If you are one of those who needs a friend, or more specifically your bestie, to accompany you on your journey to pampering yourself, we have curated four places to get yourself (and your bestie) primped and prepped in time for CNY.
Check them out below!
1) Rains & Coco Beauty House
Usher in a prosperous year by getting yourself glammed up at Rains & Coco Beauty House!
It's safe to say getting a manicure and pedicure done is one of the most important things before CNY as you will be doing the most with your hands (like greeting people with a handshake) and being bare foot in people's homes. You will want your hands and feet to look presentable and that starts with your nails.
This is also a great opportunity for you to chat away with your bestie while getting your nails done. We suggest requesting for designs that incorporates the lucky cat (招財猫) for good luck or red and gold colours in the spirit of CNY!
Getting a classic gel manicure done costs $48 and a classic gel pedicure costs $68. We think it's really worth it for the end product as well as the service provided!
Getting eyelash extensions is also something many ladies do before an important occasion. You won't have to worry about mascara smudges when you play mahjong or poker cards till late night during CNY with eyelash extensions.
Getting your eyelashes extended at Rains & Coco Beauty House will cost you between $98 for lash by lash to $168 for 7D or more eyelash extensions.
Rains & Coco Beauty House
⏰ 11AM - 9PM daily
☎️ 6816 7188
2) ACE Skin Management
Treat yourself to a pampering facial treatment at ACE Skin Management if both you and your bestie are too stressed out by CNY preparations.
Stress can cause acne and nobody wants that especially since CNY is coming up and you will be meeting nosy relatives who may question you unabashedly about your skin. Don't take the risk and head to ACE Skin Management to try out their facial treatments to achieve glowing and radiant skin!
Spend some girl time with your bestie in a cosy room that will lull the both of you to sleep. Instead of chatting away, make use of the time to catch up on some beauty sleep before you return to your busy schedule. It's an indulging and relaxing experience that all ladies deserve!
ACE Skin Management is also decked out in Insta-worthy spots such as the plush velvet chairs and neon lights where you can snap a few photos with your bestie for the 'gram too while you are there!
They are currently offering a first trial promotion where customers get to enjoy a Korean Micro Bubble Deep Cleansing Facial at only $58 (U.P. $168). Call them now to book an appointment for a 90-minute session together with your bestie.
ACE Skin Management
⏰ 11AM - 9PM daily
☎️ 6246 6098
3) JEAN KAT HAIR 1
A haircut or hair makeover is literally mandatory for CNY! It's a tradition that has been passed down from generations and signifies bringing in good luck for the new year.
JEAN KAT HAIR 1 offers unique solutions and the latest trends in haircuts, hair colour, care and styling for a new and upgraded look. Trust the professional expertise of the hairdressers and you will walk out of the salon with hair that will bring out your best features.
We all know how frustrating and boring it can get if you are alone at the hair salon and sitting in the chair for hours while waiting. So, bring your bestie along and the both of you can chat away to entertain yourselves while getting your hair done.
A haircut ranges from $25, dyeing your hair from $58 (includes treatment), rebonding from $98 (includes treatment) and perming from $70 (includes treatment). Really affordable prices, we must say!
JEAN KAT HAIR 1
⏰ 11AM - 9PM daily
☎️ 6702 2498
4) House of Traditional Javanese Massage
All the shopping and walking for CNY preparations are going to take a toll on your body and shopaholics will definitely need a foot massage after a long day.
It can be done at the House of Traditional Javanese Massage, one of the biggest and renowned family Javanese Wellness Chain established in Singapore since 1999. Foot reflexology ($42 for member, $48 for non-member for one hour) has uncountable health benefits and is a great way to de-stress.
They are currently having a CNY promotion where you get to enjoy a Prosperity Massage for 88 minutes at only $69 for member, $92 for non-member. The massage includes body massage (one hour), foot reflexology (15 minutes) and head massage (13 minutes).
Treat yourself to a massage and feel fired up after that to start on spring cleaning and all the other necessary things to be done before CNY!
House of Traditional Javanese Massage
⏰ 10AM - 10PM daily
☎️ 6702 3401
All of these shops are located in KINEX, a one-stop mall for you to get yourself pampered from head to toe. Located near the Paya Lebar MRT station, it's easily accessible and has everything you need to prep yourself for CNY.
Head down soon to visit one of the shops mentioned in this article to try out the impeccable services yourself!
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Text by: GirlStyle SG