At the peak of the pandemic when masks were still mandatory, the lash craze hit an all-time high. Fast forward to a post-pandemic age, we’re now seeing lash salons popping up around every corner in Singapore. Once regarded as a glam treat for important occasions, eyelash extensions have since made their way into the everyday person’s usual beauty routines. A gateway to effortless beauty even during lazy no-make-up days, they have been lauded for their ability to upgrade a pair of seemly dull eyes to doll-like blinkers. As the saying goes, ‘eyes are the windows to the soul’—in this case, lash extensions would be the perfect pair of complementary curtains.
Though eyelash extensions are sure to add an extra oomph to your everyday make-up routine, it’s never a one-size fits all, depending on your eye shape and your desired look. Whether you’re looking for a fox-eyed full glam, or a deceivingly natural curl in your lashes, different styles of lashes will undoubtedly transform your entire aura from seductress to adorable innocence. Besides deciding on the aesthetics of your lashes, another important factor to consider is longevity, as most lash extensions tend to last anywhere between three to six weeks before you head in for a touchup depending on how well you maintain them.
Finding the best lash stylist who can meet your needs without compromising quality might prove to be an overwhelming task among the sea of options available. Not to fret, below, Vogue Singapore rounds up the best lash salons for that added flutter to your lids.
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True to its name, a detailed consultation first takes place before anything else. In this brief session, the therapist checks in on any prior preferences with lash length and styles. At Dr Lash, there are a myriad of styles to choose from, from the Kardashians-inspired to a fuller result with the Diva. Upon agreement, you’re guided to an inviting room—with the treatment beginning with a mandatory lash cleansing spa to remove all dirt and impurities. The techniques applied are gentle to the touch, with precise application on each and every individual lash. While it is natural for the extensions to gradually fall out, most lashes are still visibly retained after three weeks.
Dr Lash Diva unlimited lashcraft set, from $178, available at 88A Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088509
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This charming shophouse tucked away at Katong, might only proffer limited slots per day—with just one therapist on hand—but you can expect a quick, gentle session within the quarters of the inviting space. If natural styles are what you’re opting for, Infinity Lash will serve you well—with a simple selection of Single Lash and Mixed Volume Lash styles at varying lengths and curls to choose from. We opted for the latter, for a fuller effect with a cat-eye—hence creating the illusion of a winged tip.
Infinity Lash Mixed Volume set, from $158 for a full set, $78 for a refill, available at 37A East Coast Road, Singapore 428755
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Whether your prefer your lashes natural, doe-like or unabashedly va-va-voom, the skilled therapists at Dreamlash Korea is a premium Korean lash extension studio expertly take your eye shape and lifestyle factors into account to help you achieve your lash goals. Located in three central locations, Dreamlash, founded in 2013 is best known for its Korean volume lash—the most dramatic being the Areum or ‘beautiful’ set. And boy, do these widen and brighten the eyes.
Areum’s wonderfully soft 3D volume lashes are incredibly airy and easy to wear both for the every day or special occasions. These flirty lash extensions lend instant allure to make-up free eyes, and a great for those who want to add dimension to the eyes sans eyeliner. And with proper care, they can really go the distance with minimal fall-out, though touch-ups are recommended at the three week mark. That said, the first sign of lash fall only occured two weeks to the day of our initial set, which is testament to the durability of these low-maintenance lashes. And perhaps truly indicative of the skill of Dreamlash therapists, they’re able to help ‘correct’ and enhance features such as small or downturned eyes, making your natural beauty work for you. Each session ends with your therapist sharing their after-care tips and a complimentary lash-care set, including a sponge and wand.
Dreamlash Korean Volume Areum set, $198 for a full set, $108 for a refill, available at Dreamlash outlets located at Citylink Mall, Guoco Tower and Compass One Singapore.
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Initially launched as a passion project in 2015, Kirame has gone on to become Singapore’s first premium lash salon. With outlets conveniently located at [email protected] and Bugis Junction, Kirame is all about elongation and volume that’s suited to your individual face.
Offering three distinct lash sets—namely, Kiki, Kira and Kimi—across the range of most natural to most voluminous, Kirame’s specialists also discuss with you options for lash length and placement depending upon your preference. Perhaps it’s more of a round-eyed Bambi look that you’re going for, or rather a sultrier feline effect? No matter your selection, Kirame is able to guide you to getting your lashes lengthy and gorgeous.
Kirame Kiki eyelash extensions, $100; Kira eyelash extensions, $150; Kimi eyelash extensions, $200, available at Bugis Junction and [email protected] Singapore
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Tame Lash House
Specialising in Japanese eyelash extensions techniques, Tame Lash House is the underdog for natural and long-lasting lashes. Tucked away in Upper Thomson Road, the lash house’s warm woody interior immediately whisks you into a calm state, ready for some major pampering.
Their signature house style ‘Starlake’, is a flattering mixture of alternating lash lengths to create a wispy yet seductive cat-eye that’ll make your eyes pop in your next grid-worthy selfie. For those looking for a more natural flutter can opt for the Korean pinched style—specially designed by the founder and master stylist, Leona. There’s no shortage of lash styles if options are what you seek, as Leona has designed 7 house styles of lashes unique to Tame. Trust that you’ll be in safe hands as the stylists at Tame work their magic to help you achieve the lashes of your dreams.
Tame Lash House, from $95 to $180 for a full set, available at 215Q Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore.
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The Lash Company
At The Lash Company, every customer is advised on a preferred lash style by the stylists here, which is dependent on your individual eye shape as well as the desired result you’re gunning for. Ranging from natural to dramatic effect, first-time clients will walk through a brief consultation to decide on what they prefer.
There’s also merit in the variation of styles here: from a hybrid set, which comprises single strand and volume extensions to a full-volume perfect for a big night out. Every treatment is intended to be relaxing on top of everything else, with complimentary services like a deep-cleansing process to remove dead skin, oil, dirt and bacteria beforehand, as well as a hydrating collagen eye mask to ease fatigue around your eyes during your two-hour session here.
The Lash Company, from $98 to $178 for a full set, available at 101 East Coast Road #02-00; and 27B Lorong Liput Singapore.