Scalp & Hair Treatment at iSalon!

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TGIF!!! or should I say TGIBF?! It was a black Friday! Indeed black! I made a whoooole list of appointment so that I can fully utilize my half day leave but in the end (!) half the plan was dropped off… Went all the way Holiday Inn Atrium to collect giveaway prize and as I was leaving, it rain! Gave up the thought of walking to the bus stop (to take a bus to next destination – iSalon), I took a cab instead! Then I realize, I forgotten my dental card! Have to cancel my appointment since I can’t make that trip anymore.. After my hair treatment, I thought of going over to POMO to settle some school stuff but it was raining cats and dogs! My lil umbrella couldn’t withstand the gust of wind and gave way… I had to quickly go back to Plaza Singapura to get sheltered! In the end, I didn’t make it to POMO! Arggg…

I guess the only good thing that happen is that … I made a right choice to cancel my dental appointment (something good after a long day)! Because then I can 100% enjoy my hair treatment without thinking of how to rush for the next appointment! If you’ve guessed it (without much effort) today’s post is about my afternoon at iSalon for a Hair Treatment..

iSalon is the best place to be after a hard day (it’s not even end of the day!)! Always filled with laughter and happiness..! Without further ado.. Let me start today’s post!

So, what’s my treatment today? After telling Susan my (hair) problems, she then catered a scalp & hair treatment for me. Basically is like deep cleansing and giving your hair moisture. I guess it was lack of moisture that’s why I keep having hair breakage.. I almost thought I’ll go bald before my hair turn white. 😥

Did I not mentioned in my previous post – iSalon are using mainly Shiseido products! So you’re gonna see lotsa Shiseido in this post.


The interesting thing about the scalp treatment is that we get to choose the kinda sensation we want! Warm or cool! I chose the “cool” sebum clear gel for my scalp treatment!


The difference between warm and cool gel is the particles in it.



See? For the “warm” gel, the micro beads are red!



& the “cool” gel, the micro beads are blue!

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This gel is applied directly onto me scalp and was massaged in for better absorption. Indeed, it’s very cooling and started made me feel a little cold.. Hahaha..


After applying the gel onto my scalp, Susan starts to gave me a good massage on my scalp to let the dirt and dandruff come out.. Next few pics are gonna be a little “dirty”..

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Can you see small white particles on my hair?

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These are my flaky dandruff from my sensitive scalp.. After the massage, it was then leave on for about 10 mins before we rinse it off and proceed to the next step, deeep cleansing!


*Deep cleansing in progress* LOL

After all the cleansing and rinsing… I can feel my scalp cleaner and lighter! I like this clean scalp feeling! Like my scalp is less stressful now! Girls, you do facial mask to relax & rejuvenate your skin right? This scalp treatment I just did is almost the same, it rejuvenate my scalp! Feeling fresh and clean!

Back at my seat I was being introduced to this new machine that uses nano technology to make my hair treatment more effective and more worthwhile!!


Instead of just using a regular steamer/heater to make my hair absorb the treatment essence, this machine can open up my (gosh I don’t know how do you call that) “hair pores” (??) and let the essence get absorbs and lock it up! Ok, this is to technical for me to understand.. In layman’s term, using this machine can let my hair absorb 100% of the essence no matter the hair quality is good or bad! When using a regular steamer, how much essence the hair can absorb depends greatly on the hair quality. That’s the difference!



Another thing I like about this machine is that.. you know you are not gona be left alone! Hahahaha! I don’t really like being left alone to wait sometimes. I feel that I’ll be forgotten! (Especially when you’re at a beauty salon doing facial, mask time! The 20 min always seems like an hour!!) LOL…

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What was done here was like what I said earlier, using this nano machine to open up your hair pores! It’s more or less like a steamer.. I thought it will be pretty hot for the hairdresser to keep his/her hand near the steam but actually it’s quite ok (I tried!).. It ain’t that boiling hot, just warm..


Once pores are open, Kylie (Susan went away to attend to another customer) applied the scalp treatment onto my scalp (that’s step 3 already! iSalon’s hair treatment are mostly 5 steps process..)

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When it’s done, we went on to do the hair treatment!


This is the bottle for hair treatment! It is said to be able to gives your hair intensive moisture!!! This product will only be applied to you hair and will not touch the scalp.

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We are not done yet!! After everything was applied onto my scalp & hair, the nano machine is back in action again!!

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Are you able to see the steam better now??


After 15 min of me-time, we went to rinse off again.. This time round we spend more time at the washing area! Why?

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Because I’m doing my hair mask (5 min) & another round of moisture treatment (5 min) for my hair to give it an airy bouncy feel!

It was a pretty long session here, give yourself at least 2.5 hours for this treatment (Scalp & Hair) and you’re leave iSalon with a clean suppled hair!


I love how my hair feels after the treatment…! Light, clean, supple!


And knowing that I still have program, Susan was kind enough to plait up my fringe for a simple yet different look!20131130-151913.jpg

Again, good things are meant to be shared! Quote “temptedtolove” when you make your appointment or walk-in to iSalon!!! My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion items/services)!!

UPDATE ON 11 DEC 2013: Next day when I’m washing my hair, I can feel my hair texture was really different & had improved! When I finger-combed my hair (with water running through) before the treatment, all I can feel is tangled hair!! Now.. I think my comb will just slide off my hair! It has been more than 10 days after my treatment, my hair still feels good!! Now then I know hair treatment really does makes a difference to one’s hair! Going again? OF COURSE!!



Saw a pic that my cousin posted on instagram about throwing away her 99 stalks of roses because they were dried and worried that it may produce toxic. Then I recall that I should have a lil bouquet somewhere!!

“AH! Where’s my roses?”


Here they are..! Dry and still intact! Can you guess their “age”??


They’ve been with me since 14 Feb 2013! … That’s not very long huh?? LOL.. But still feel happy seeing my roses, dried roses..!

Another thing that still makes me happy is my perm! it has been almost 2 months and I’m still loving my perm.. Although there are days that I’m so lazy and didn’t want to do anything to my hair but I’m still glad I made a right choice to perm them! Or rather let iSalon perm them!


Sorry if you can’t really see the curls clearly! I have to agree that the photo quality isn’t very good!! I hope I can get a new camera phone for Xmas present from my SOMEONE SPECIAL~ ❤ *waiting*

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In the pic, I didn’t really do much thing about my curls, I only applied styling cream from mid length onwards when I reached office (I’m not used to treating my hair with hair dryer every morning that’s why the journey to office is the time i used to air-dry my hair). It’s already end of the day so my curls definitely look lifeless (Even I’m tired after a hard day at work)! Though lifeless,, the curls are still quite visible and you know what? the curls made my feel proportionate!

With a more volumized hair, my head looks bigger and I no longer looks like some small head big build girl. LOL


Now you must be wondering what’s with me in the picture I shared above! Hahaha.. It’s just some photo editing app I found on iphone and they works like magic! hahaha! The app name is “Camera360” (icon: yellow background with a white mini instax lookalike)! It not only can smoothen your complexion, makes you look fairer, it can also gives you other photo editing effects! Now who needs so many app with different function? haha!

If you scroll back again and/or down (if your heart can take it), you will realise the first pic on the left is the “raw” pic! No editing done.. the extreme right is.. max editing! LOL.. in between are just some other variations..


1. Raw / 2. Smooth / 3. Fairer / 4. “Sweet” effect added

Now that you seen my RAW face.. you know why I always like photo editing!! BWAHAHA!! They’re every girl’s savior!


Don’t forget to quote “temptedtolove” when you make your appointment/walk-in at iSalon!!! My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!!

Season in the Sun!

First thing first… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Eileen!

Yes this post is for one of my girlfriend! A birthday post for her.. So, on this bright sunny afternoon, we went to Hort Park for our first bestie shoot! To start off……


We prepared a lil surprise for her… (side track a bit, I can’t help it but keep looking at my hair color when i go through these photos!! Look at them! They’re so natural yet not boring! You know why? Because I went to I Salon a week before to color my hair and till now I still love my hair color!)


For the first time i feel Hello kitty ain’t that annoying.. Don’t you think this little kitty is cute? It’s a walking helium kitty! Meow~~!


I have to say…. WE WERE ALL SO AWKWARD during our first few shoots! Thought we love selfies!?!? LOL…

So our photographer (she’s Nicole) tries to warm us up by asking what’s our common interest.. (erm.. we don’t have one I think..). She never gives up keep asking and asking and we finally had one thing in common.. We love to SING~ So she gave us this “instruction” to SING to Eileen using the rosey!Audrey_Besties_06

Even kitty is enjoying!


Sorry, pardon my expression! The sun is really killing me slowly!! But i still wanna share this pic because Eileen looks beautiful here.. She’s singing with happiness!! Even her hair is dancing!


Actually.. I’m not singing.. No matter what I sing, i know the photo is not going to show… so it was just a pose (or maybe i was joking ’bout something..?)Audrey_Besties_11 Audrey_Besties_13

Did i mention, Ashley (girl on extreme left) did her hair color at I Salon toooo!! Yes, we went there together!

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I love this pic.. She’s .. Beautiful!Audrey_Besties_24

Hahahaha.. I like the above pic too… Ashley expression is too epic! Priceless!!


Can u see Ashley’s hair color? It’s so nice under the sun!


Can see my highlight? & my wavy curls too!?? They’re getting loose (more natural now!)


She’s just so happy with that lil bubble..


Kitty is standing straight upright!! Good job kitty!!


I think we cracked a joke (that’s why we burst out laughing!).. But I forgotten what was it about already… =X

90 mins is almost up (the deal we bought is a 90 min outdoor shoot) and we’re all TIRED already…. but to catch the sunset… we used all our energy to climb to the roof top for all below…

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I think it’s all written on our face… WE ARE TIRED!!

But it’s never too tired for a finishing JUMP SHOT!!


YEAHHHHH!! One happy shoot done!!

Thanks to Nicole our photographer and Adele Duxton for the great promotion on! We had a great time!! Best of all, Eileen loves it!

Personal side note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank I Salon too! The hair color and perm is awesome!! Made me love myself even more after looking at these photos!!! Truly a different me after a quarter century! You can read more about my perm experience HERE and hair color experience HERE!!

If you are looking are a new image, check out I Salon! They are a great team who will give you honest advise! Sure you will walk out of the Salon looking gorgeous!

Do quote “temptedtolove” when you make you appointment or walk-in!!! My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!!

Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-93/94, Singapore 228213

Contact: +65 6735 7308

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Hair Color at iSalon 番外篇: Friend’s Color!

Have you read my post on my hair color experience at iSalon? If you haven’t, I think you should because I had a great time there!! Just click HERE! Following up on my earlier post, here’s one on my friend, Ashley! We went to iSalon together to dye our hair so that we get to be pretty pretty for our photo shoot coming Saturday!


Basically she already have an idea of what she wants! But after discussing with Susan, she ended up with a different style.. But again, because Susan was busy, Benson came and attend to her and further discussed about what Susan had for her.. I don’t know the exact discussion between them but seems like Ben is able to achieve what Ashley wanted initially and had proceed with it. Look at Ashley (above pic).. so concentrating on choosing the hair color!


Can you guess her color?


Ashley is a little camera shy TODAY (only today)! So most of her image will be.. ehem.. You’ll see.. hahaha..


What you see here is Ben doing her highlight.. What a BIG highlight you must be thinking.. but this is what Ashley wanted (later you’ll see the result)..


After her highlight, Ben continued with her hair color..

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Lucky for her.. Ben took care of her everything! From highlight to color to cut! Director’s cut okay!!

When everything is done, the result is close to what she wanted.. Why I said close? Because due to work environment constraint, Ashley can’t have too striking colors.. so end up the contract between red and (I don’t know what color she chose..) copper (?) isn’t that obvious..


Overall, Ashley like her new hair color and cut! The only regret is probably she should have took a brighter red.. LOL!!


FYI, her fringe looks lighter now.. Having said so much, let me show you the snapshot of what Ashley wanted and showed Ben..

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See those red highlight? Like “can see cannot see” kinda feel??

Here’s Ashley version!

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You can still see red color somewhere hiding.. But not as much as the snapshot. Probably next time she can try a brighter red to achieve the look of the snapshot!! Not forgetting, she quoted “temptedtolove” and got 10% off her bill!!

If you are thinking for adding some colors to your hair but don’t know what color suits you, call iSalon for an appointment and let them give you some advise! Trust me, you won’t regret for letting them take charge of your hair!!! Remember to quote “temptedtolove” when you make you appointment/walk-in. My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!!

NOTE: It’s advisable to make an appointment before heading down to iSalon so as to avoid having to wait very long).

Feel free to check out my digital perm experience at iSalon HERE and some 1st day selfies HERE (day 2-3 selfies is in the post itself)!

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Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-93/94, Singapore 228213

Contact: +65 6735 7308

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Hair Color at iSalon!

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It’s the loooong awaited “TGIF”!! But this TGIF is slightly different…! Why?? Look at your calendar.. Today is Friday 13th! oh man.. But doesn’t matter it’s still a FRIDAY!! I SMELL WEEKEND!! Can go around showing off my new hair color done at iSalon!!!

Yup! I went to iSalon again!! This time I went to color my hair. I went with no idea of what I want. Totally leave it in Susan’s hand! Well.. I like it or not?? Read on to find out…..


My hair color mix… Have you guessed it(the color) already?

Like all other salon, Susan brought a color chart to me and we started to discuss about what color to be done on my perm.. As i don’t color my hair often, Susan suggest that we shall not do something too bright. Else it will look ugly when new hair grow before I color my hair again. To bring out the 层次感 (layering) of my curls, we added some highlight toooo!! Cooool, me like!! So the bowl of color mix you see above is actually my highlight color..

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As it was a busy evening at iSalon, my highlight was done by a freelancer (Sorry i couldn’t recall her name!!) instead of Susan herself. I think I had a worried look on my face when it wasn’t Susan who attend to me. Why would I think so? Because Ben actually drop by to give me assurance that she’s an “OLD BIRD” (very experience stylist) so no worries that my hair will be too… you know…..  But actually, I’m not worried at all because I know at iSalon, I will be WELL TAKEN CARE of!! *thumbs up*

One thing that made me so touched when doing the highlight is that Susan actually noticed that I would usually clipped up my fringe and told the freelance stylist to highlight my fringe too! So that when i clipped them up again, there will be some “pattern” and not a boring one tone color! How thoughtful!!

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Soon my highlight is done and will have to wait for my hair to “eat” the color before we proceed to color my hair! So while waiting I took a few pic of my bombastic hair!

About 15-20 mins later… *drumroll* Christina is here is help!!

Christina is one of the boss at iSalon.. In my previous post, I mentioned that iSalon is a partnership business but we have only been talking about Ben.. Read on and you will see Christina!!


Do you know is the above pic about!!? Christina’s has a very ULTRA TURBO FAST speed to the extend that all I can shoot while she’s coloring my hair is…… her moving hands (O__o)! Thus above picture! No words can describe how I feel when she started working on my hair.. I’m so amazed so amused so speechless! My eyes just couldn’t stop looking at her fast actions (& she look very stylo ya!)..

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In just few minutes, Christina (Yes, she is Christina, the lady with white hair!) is done and all I need to do now is wait (again).


I must admit, I have pretty stubborn hair! I always need double the time of what people need to get hair done, i.e.: normally 20 minutes to get hair dyed but I need 40 minutes!

…….about 45 minutes later? I went to wash my hair.. Finally this is when I get to see Susan! She’s been busy with customers the whole evening (remember to make appointment if you have plans to visit iSalon to avoid long wait)!! As a “compensation”, she gave me a good solid head massage! It was GOOOD!! If we haven been chatting like long lost friend (LOL), I think I would have fall asleep with that head massage!!

By the time iSalon became quiet, it’s already past 10pm?? Past their closing time! Yes, we’re still in the salon, just finish washing our hair! hahahaha!! and.. Nope, they did not show a bit of rushing or unhappiness for having to stay so late! In fact, if it wasn’t because I felt sleepy and checked on my watch, I wouldn’t have realized it had past 10pm!! Because we were all happily chatting away…

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Quick tips: girls with perm, twirl your hair like how Susan did when you blow dry your hair. By doing so the curl will be more prominent! Even if you don’t have a hair dryer, twirl them and leave them as it is until they are air-dry then use your finger to make loose them for a beautiful curl!)

So ta-daaaaa~~ my new hair color… I was told by Benson that my color is ash color (darker kinda ash) but no matter how I see, I still think this is brown! >_< Indeed I’m not a professional! LOL!

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Professional or not, I just love my new color! It looks GREAT!! Especially great on my curls!! Even now when I’m writing this post, I just could stop looking into the mirror in front of me to admire the hair color…!

If you are thinking for adding some colors to your hair but don’t know what color suits you, call iSalon for an appointment and let them give you some advise! Trust me, you won’t regret for letting them take charge of your hair!!! Remember to quote “temptedtolove” when you make you appointment/walk-in. My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!!

NOTE: It’s advisable to make an appointment before heading down to iSalon so as to avoid having to wait very long).

Feel free to check out my digital perm experience at iSalon HERE and some 1st day selfies HERE (day 2-3 selfies is in the post itself)!

Sponsored by: iSalon

Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-93/94, Singapore 228213

Contact: +65 6735 7308

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

My Perm Perm Perm Perm Part II!

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Good day again isn’t it!!! I’m so loving my perm that was done at iSalon and I decided to share a FEW pic of my new looook! If you have weak heart, you should just stop here. Else, you will fall in love with me because of this new hairstyle by the end of this post!!!! WAHAHAHAHAH!!!

(I’m obviously I’m just kidding!)

So here’s my Day 2 look! Very volumized perm eh? hahaha! No matter how i flip my hair, the curls are always there! Appreciate Susan (my stylist) who taught me how to twirl my hair to get a beautiful curl!!


(Taken while in office!!)


My V back hair length..! Sui oh!

Obviously my hair starts to get oily on the 3rd day!!! Finally I can get my hair washed (i can’t wash my hair for 2 days after perm!). So just before I head to my bathroom for my ME TIME, here’s a few more self-shots for you to see my new perm!!!


I’m just gonna keep repeating this.. “I LOVE MY PERM!!” seriously!!!!

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& probably it’s time I return to iSalon to colour my hair! Will share more when I get my hair colour done!!

Meantime!! If you need a new hairstyle, do check out iSalon!! Don’t forget to quote “temptedtolove” when you make you appointment/walk-in!!! My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!!

Feel free to check out my experience at iSalon HERE and some 1st day selfies HERE!

Sponsored by: iSalon

Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-93/94, Singapore 228213

Contact: +65 6735 7308

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

My Perm Perm Perm Perm~

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So here’s a continuation of my iSalon post! In the first pic is when my hair is being twirled together then let loose in the 2nd pic.

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For obvious reason i had to HIDE my eye behind the cutie stickers! I had remove my eyeliner and they aren’t as friendly as usual – don’t ask any further!! (LOL!)

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Here’s the next few shots after i remove my makeup (& with a friendlier eye!)! See the curl? Nice right!? They are so tamed!!

Aaaaw… Don’t you just love those curls!? I think I made a right choice to follow Susan’s recommendation to go for a perm!!

Stay tune for more Day 2 & Day 3 pic!!!

Check out my experience at iSalon HERE & their salon’s interior HERE!!

I’m not trying to be naggy BUT…. Do you know that you can quote “temptedtolove” when you make you appointment/walk-in to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!! Specially for my readers only!! Aawww~~ Ain’t the boss nice!!! So what are you waiting for?? Call iSalon now!!

Sponsored by: iSalon

Location: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-93/94, Singapore 228213

Contact: +65 6735 7308

Operating Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 7pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

More of iSalon!

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I thought I should just break up my LOOONG LOOONG post into 2 (see previous post HERE)!!! So in this post, you will see more about iSalon’s interior!! Some photos were grabbed from iSalon’s FB!!

iSalon is a pretty simple shop space. White/Black is the primary color I guess.. The Salon can take up to 12 customers at one time. That’s pretty big considering the location is at Far East Plaza!

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Probably i will hand draw a map for you to see the exact location when i get home! I got lost the first time when I’m looking for iSalon! WAHAHAHAHA!!!

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Pardon my very dark pic.. That’s the limitation of iPhone 5!

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Behind the wall of products?? Washing area! (ehem.. sounds a bit off.. hiak hiak)

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3 spacious chair!!! *thumbs up!!*

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Shiseido product is what you‘ll see except one or two things… Shiseido.. trusted brand!


Lil seating area for you to wait for Q or even waiting for your partner! So nuff’ said! Do check out iSalon when you’re around orchard area!!

And you know what? Quote “temptedtolove” when you make you appointment/walk-in!!! My readers will get to enjoy a 10% OFF all regular service/product (not applicable for promotion)!!

Address: 14 Scotts Road, Far East Plaza #04-93/94, Singapore 228213

Phone: +65 6735 7308

Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Mon – Fri) & 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Sat, Sun & PH)