Have you ever wondered what lies underneath the hijabs some Muslim women wear? In short, it's usually hair. In long, you will find an entirely different galaxy of all lengths and colours. Muslim women are no strangers to outlandish haircuts and colours because they have that unfair but totally awesome advantage of being able to hide it away from the public eye if and when things do go wrong! Fret not; we have scoured the East, West, North, South and central regions, and have compiled a list (in no particular order!) to help you find your next favourite Muslimah hair salon in Singapore.
Muslim hijabi mums, please give yourselves a break and schedule an appointment at any of these salons that catch your fancy! Most of them are centrally located either within malls themselves, or in the vicinity of food shops and cafes, so your partners can babysit the kids and keep them entertained while you take some much needed time off to colour your tresses or indulge in a pampering hair spa treatment!
Where to find your next favourite Muslimah hair salon in Singapore
1. Vybe's Hairdressing
Vybes Hairdressing. Photo: Website.
Run by Muslimahs themselves - hairstylist sisters Ana, Ina, and their team - this salon is located at Bedok, a few minutes walk away from the MRT and interchange. This salon is unisex but has a section that can be curtained off for Muslimahs and anyone else that wants to get their hair done in privacy.
They offer a full range of services including the popular Olaplex and Brazillian Blowout treatments, Creative colouring, and hair treatments targeted for problems such as oily scalp, dandruff, hair loss and sensitive scalp.
Address: Blk 210 New Upper Changi Rd (Bedok Central), #01-725 (Level 2), Singapore 460210
Contact: 6876 0141 / 8517 2809
2. Muslimah Hair Salon in Singapore - Iffah Muslimah Hair and Beauty Salon
Iffah Muslimah Hair and Beauty Salon. Photo: Facebook Page
Conceptualized especially for Muslim women who wear the hijab and face specific issues common to most of them, this salon has been around since 2003 and was one of the pioneers in helping to introduce a Muslimah hair salon in Singapore at the time.
Services include haircuts, specialized scalp treatments, hair colour, and current trends such as K-Gloss treatments.
The salon uses products that are mostly organic and halal certified, and "specially manufactured for the hijab ladies as to tackle various hair problems that they encountered," such as dandruff, greasy and dry scalp.
The salon has branches at Tampines, Kembangan, Woodlands and Jurong.
Tampines - 11 Tampines Street 32, #02-10, Tampines Mart, Singapore 529287
Kembangan - 8 Jalan Masjid, #01-04, Kembangan Place, Singapore 418941
Woodlands - 30 Woodlands Avenue 1, #02-08, The Woodgrove, Singapore 739065
Jurong - 253 Jurong East Street 24, #01-235, Singapore 600253
For bookings contact: 9828 9145
3. Empire Charme
Empire Charme. Photo: Facebook page.
With international branches in countries like Myanmar and Cambodia and 3 branches locally within Singapore, this salon offers chemical services such as creative colouring and keratin therapy, as well as scalp treatments for various scalp and hair issues.
The salon has a list of celebrity patrons including actor Aaron Charles and Kin star Adlina Adil, and is well-known for their scalp treatments, prompting them to formulate a hair care range called URBANE, targeting commonly experienced scalp and hair concerns.
Sections of all three of the salon's outlets have the ability to be cordoned off with curtains, allowing hijabis the privacy they desire, but do make sure to mention this in your booking!
Hougang - 203 Hougang Street 21, #01-59, Singapore 530203
Contact: 6283 4128
Westmall - 633 Bukit Batok Central Link, #01-130, West Mall, Singapore 658713
Contact: 6254 2167
Paya Lebar - 60 Paya Lebar Road, #01-20, Paya Lebar Square, Singapore 409051
Contact: 6386 2897
4. JasonSally Hairdressers
JasonSally Hairdressers. Source: Facebook Page.
Located at Our Tampines Hub, this outlet of the hijab-friendly brand caters to Muslimahs who wear hijab, or for individuals who just desire more privacy.
They offer private rooms for customers who require it, to experience a full range of hair treatments, as well as manicure, pedicure and make-up services.
However, this is the only outlet of the 3 salon locations it has islandwide that does offer private rooms, so do keep that in mind and specify your request for privacy when making an appointment!
Address: 51 Tampines Avenue 4, #B1-33/34, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684
Contact: 6386 8393
5. Karva - Muslimah hair salon in Singapore
Karva. Photo: Facebook page
With outlets in our neighbouring country Malaysia as well, Karva has five locations locally and is another well-known name among Muslimahs here.
Offering halal-certified and plant-based hair dye formulations, the salon has earned a name for itself in creative colouring services. They also offer a wide range of mositurising treatments and chemical services.
Some of the brand's outlets are very parent-friendly with a play area for kids to let out steam while getting your hair attended to in peace! They also offer their space to host parties, so this could be an option for your next bridal shower, baby shower, or even a girls' day out!
Arab Street: 148 Arab Street, Singapore 199831
Contact: 9234 5313
Bussorah Street: 73A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199486
Contact: 6291 1205
East Village: 430 Upper Changi Road #01-95, East Village, Singapore 487048
Contact: 6384 7311
JCube: 2 Jurong East Central 1 #B1-16A, JCube, Singapore 609731
Contact: 6262 2217
Yishun: 1 Northpoint Drive, #02-119, Northpoint City (South Wing), Singapore 768019
Contact: 6272 0119
6. Alhenna Hair Studio for Ladies
Alhenna hair studio. Photo: owner.
This relatively new shophouse salon located at Bukit Timah suites, opened its doors last year with a view of providing holistic services using botanical and organic products. The salon offers a "special signature treatment" which is an Ayurvedic hair loss treatments targeted for Muslimahs who experience hair loss due to wearing hijabs, or mums facing postnatal hair loss.
Although they promote natural treatments and try to minimize chemical services, they do offer the usual hair services such as rebonding and creative colour.
Address: 68 Jln Jurong Kechil #01-29 [email protected] Timah
Contact: 9067 2389
Pearlista. Photo: Facebook Page.
Pearlista is the brainchild of Mediacorp artiste Nura J, and has three outlets within the island.
They offer an extensive array of services and even carry their own range of halal-certified shampoos and tonics targeted towards easing dandruff and flaky scalps, and repairing damaged hair.
Orchard: 14 Scotts Road, #03-76, Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213
Clementi: 3151 Commonwealth Ave West, #02-08, Grantral Mall Clementi, Singapore 129581
Eunos: 228 Changi Road, #01-02, [email protected], Singapore 419741
8. Swee Salon
Swee. Photo: Facebook page
With a tagline as catchy as "Life is not perfect but your hair can be Swee", this salon is located in bustling Bugis.
In line with Singapore's multicultural beliefs, Swee sets aside a day of the week, especially for hijabis. Titled Muslimah Mondays, the salon shuts its doors to men on this stipulated day so hijabi Muslimahs can get their hair done in this studio.
Address: 751 North Bridge Road, Jalan Kledek #02-02 Singapore 198719
Contact: 8892 3324
9. Efen Reyes Muslimah Hair and Beauty Salon
Efen Reyes Muslimah Hair and Beauty Salon. Photo: Owner
With separate rooms for Muslimahs and affordable haircuts priced from $15, this salon located at Loyang Point is a local favourite among residents.
Nestled in the heart of Pasir Ris, this neighbourhood salon offers a range of chemical services and hair treatments as well.
Address: #02-339, Loyang Point, Pasir Ris Street 21, Singapore 510258
10. Faredah Muslimah Hair Salon
Faredah Muslimah hair salon. Photo: Facebook Page
Muslimahs can take their pick from regular services ranging from haircuts to soft rebonding and argan oil hair treatments, at this Ladies-only salon.
Known to her clientele for peppering services with useful haircare tips, Kak Faredah founder of Faredah Muslimah Hair Salon, also offers additional skin care services such as facial massages and exfoliating Diamond Peels.
Address: Blk 40 Chai Chee Ave, off Bedok North Ave 1
11. An-Nisaa Muslimah hairdressing salon
An-nisaa Muslimah Hairdressing Salon. Photo: Facebook page.
Offering haircuts, chemical services and Henna and herbal treatments An-Nisaa Muslimah Hair Salon is a dedicated women's-only establishment.
Located in Bugis, near the Sultan Mosque, it is conveniently situated in the midst of many halal eateries and cafes enabling a satisfying meal or snack after your hair appointment!
Address: No.726 North Bridge Road , Singapore 198694
12. Jannah Hair and Beauty Salon
Jannah hair and Beauty Salon. Photo: Facebook page
Jannah Hair and Beauty Salon is touted to be a one-stop-shop and offers various chemical hair services, in addition to facials, body massages and even ear candling.
Located at Tristar Complex in Geylang, the founder of this salon has over 12 years of experience in the industry and claims to offer customised treatments and services to her customers.
Address: 970 Geylang Road, #01-05, Tristar Complex, Singapore 423492
Contact: 6440 7574
13. Muslimah Palace Hair Studio
Another one-stop-destination is Muslimah Palace Hair Studio, for all you mums living in the West of Singapore.
Located at Teck Whye Lane, this salon offers the usual chemical and natural hair services, ranging from rebonding to highlights, and henna treatments, and even bonus Spas and facial services. The salon also specializes in hydrotherapy services to facilitate acupressure massage, as well as treatments to alleviate knee pain and even claim to offer a special type of hydrotherapy to improve blood circulation and reduce calories.
Address: BLK 26 #01-192 Teck Whye Lane, 680026
14. Muslimah hair salon in Singapore for specialized scalp and hair treatments - Bee Choo Ladies
Bee Choo Origin Ladies. Photo: Facebook Page.
This is not a traditional salon in that no chemical treatments, such as the usual rebonding and its like, are offered.
Instead, the Ladies-only hair care centre focusses their treatments on combatting hair loss, dandruff, oily scalp, premature greying, treatments to rejuvenate dry and damaged locks, and even more severe conditions such as bacterial and fungal infections, and Alopecia Areata.
Bee Choo Ladies, located at Bugis, is the only outlet of the popular brand that caters only to women.
The herbal treatments formulated with herbal extracts and nourishing plant oils are claimed to be "all natural, safe & highly effective " and are TQCSI certified and complies to ISO standards.
The salon also carries its own range of hair products targeted for various hair and scalp concerns. The salon also has a Musollah (pray area) that can be used by both customers and staff.
Address: 5 Pahang Street, Singapore 198606
*This list covers salons in commercial spaces and does not include home-based businesses. Do let us know if we have missed any!