Review: The Geisha Blowout at Prep Luxe

The new Capitol Piazza — which admittedly isn’t that new anymore — is still churning out interesting shops, services and restaurants for city dwellers and working folk to explore. One such place is Prep Luxe’s second store where those looking to pamper their tresses can get the works in this chic, elegant salon.

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The ambience is bright and airy, cool yet comfortable.

Prep Luxe (the second outlet for the Prep group which is also opened at Mandarin Gallery) is a full service salon, that means that customers can get everything from haircuts to updos to treatments like the Geisha Blowout, which was what we tried out. The exclusive supplier of cult hairdryer brand ghd, the salon also features high-end brands like Shu Uemura and Sachajuan. Soon the salon will be offering manicures and pedicures so it could quickly become a one-stop shop pre-events and nights out.

The Geisha Treatment is designed to accommodate whatever your tresses need using the full range of Shu Uemura products from shampoo to hair mask. Camellia oil and a rejuvenating steam make it completely nourishing for hair whether it be dry or oily.

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Each basin can be divided by curtains so that you get all the privacy you need.

The treatment begins with a relaxing shampoo wash, followed by a steam using a warm towel to stimulate the hair follicles. The treatment uses the Shu Uemura Art of Hair series which feature Camellia oil, considered one of the Japanese geisha’s “best kept beauty secret.” The shampoo removes all product and oil build-up from hair and scalp after which a warm towel readies the hair for a deeply nourishing hair mask which is selected for your hair type.

The salon’s shampoo section is cute and compact and is designed for privacy with curtains which can be pulled across each chair. Everything is created for customer comfort, from the privacy curtains to the selection of teas that can be ordered complimentary with each treatment.

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PrepLuxe stocks all the products you need to recreate the treatment (or try to) at home.

We included a quick haircut in our experience (just to get the full experience of course) and were left with a great cut that would be easy to grow out and maintain (just the way we like it). The Geisha Blowout treatment finishes with a blowout and an application of camellia oil-based serum to protect and hydrate the hair further.

All-in-all the treatment and cut took just about an hour and half, making it a quick and efficient perk up for your tresses. We would definitely recommend the services for anyone on a special night out, or whose main just needs a pick-me-up.

Prep Luxe, 15 Stamford Rd, #01-62 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178906, prepyourhair.com