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5 Types of Hair Extensions and Where to Get Them in Singapore [2021 Edition]

Hair Extensions: The Easy Guide 

Who says you can’t have beautiful hair during these unsettling times? Take this as a touch of self-care to keep you going. Mr Steve Koh, 29, style director at Number 76 hairdressing salon in Orchard Gateway, says he has seen an increase of at least 20 per cent in the number of clients who want hair extensions. If you’re taking good care of them, tape-ins last up to six to eight weeks, glue-ins last four to eight weeks, and protein-bonded extensions last six to eight weeks. Here are 5 types of hair extensions and where to get them in Singapore by the team at Tropika Club for you to see the array of choices for you to get your desired celebrity look and get ahead of the trend. Pretty soon you’ll be the envy of Greek goddesses with your lustrous tresses. 



Hair Extensions Types You Need to Know 

The name says it all: hair extensions, either made of synthetic or natural hairs, are additions that add length and volume to your hair. As its name suggests, hair extensions are basically locks or sections of hair that you can use to add volume or length to your mane to achieve the hairstyle of dreams. They can be made of synthetic hair, natural hair, or even a mix of both, in recent cases. Before deciding your look, here’s a nifty list of 5 popular types of hair extensions:

1. Tape-ins 

Tape-in extensions are perfect if your hair is made up of fine strands so you can add some volume and thickness to it. Pieces of hair are plastered on to your natural hair with medical-grade adhesive strips. It’s lightweight and virtually undetectable; the tape-in hair extensions adhere flat on your head, which only takes around 45 minutes to apply.  

While it’s reusable, tape-in hair extensions take a bit more work when it comes to maintenance—you need to re-apply the hair extensions every 6-7 weeks, and you’d have to avoid oils around the tape area otherwise they’ll slip. 


2. Micro Rings

Perhaps you might know it as micro bead extensions. With micro rings, individual strands are secured on to your hair with a small ring. This hair extension doesn’t need any heat, glue, or chemicals that could damage your scalp.  

You can use micro rings to fix a haircut mishap, or if you want extra length for your hair. However, you might be sitting on that salon chair for longer, since the hair strands are applied individually. Micro rings aren’t quite suitable for people with fine hair though since the micro rings might be visible.   

Like the tape-ins, micro rings are reusable too. With proper care and maintenance, it can last around 3 months. Be careful when you brush your hair with this type of hair extensions! Brush your hair extensions in sections, so the micro rings won’t be twisted and matted. 


3. Weaves

With weaves, a track of hair is sewn onto a braid. They can be a bit bulkier and weigh the mane down, but they’ll give your hair dramatic volume and length, and you can go easy when you’re styling your hair. You just need to wash and condition your weaves, as you would with your own hair, and avoid heat if you’re using styling equipment on this type of hair extension. Net weaves relieve tension and allow the hair to not swell as much after shampooing. The downside is that you will be less able to care for your real hair, as the net gets in the way. If you have normally thick hair, get the regular sew-in. But if you have thinner hair, a net weave sew-In may be in the cards for you as it also adds more coverage.

4. Hot Fusion

While it sounds like a fever dream of the future from the 80s, it’s simply bonding the small bundles of hair strands onto the roots of your hair with heated keratin glue. The extension won’t be very obvious since the keratin will become transparent as it dries. Your natural tresses is sectioned and attached strand-by-strand using wax. Fusions usually last 3-6 months and are the most expensive method. With fusions, the bonds are not visible unless you are looking for them. This is the most natural-looking weave.

Hot fusion is one of the most durable hair extension methods out there, lasting for up to 5 or 6 months with proper maintenance. But be prepared to carve out 6 to 8 hours of your time to finish applying for these hair extensions, and an expert has to be in control to avoid serious damage to your scalp and hair.


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5. Clip-Ins

This type of extension is perhaps the closest we can get to in our search for the perfect hair extension. It’s as easy as it sounds! Wefts of hair in all shapes and lengths are clipped on to your hair. With this type of hair extension, you can transform your whole look in a wink with practically any hairstyle or hair color you want too.   

You have to be careful when you clip on and off this hair extension, you may get breakages on your hair. To maintain your clip-ins, just comb it when it’s wet. And since clip-ins are coloured, you may have to pay some special attention to the product you use to maintain it. 

Synthetic vs Natural Hair Extensions 

The pros recommend the 100% human hair since synthetic hair could look unnatural; it doesn’t withstand heat styling. What’s more, since it’s lighter than natural hair, it’ll move differently. And if you’re going for a multi-colour look, synthetic hair extensions may pose more of a challenge. They’re mainly manufactured in block colours, so you might need a mix of hair colors and shades to match your look.   

Price of Hair Extensions in SIngapore

The price of hair extensions in a certified hair salon in Singapore varies widely from $400 to $2000 based on the kind of extensions. Tape-in and Clipped-in hair extensions generally cost approximately $400 to $800, whilst sew in, glued-in, fusion, and micro bead extensions can vary between $900 to $1600. Clip-in extensions cost approximately $300 for twenty inches of hair as much as approximately $1000 to get a bunch of 9 sections of hair thirty inches in length. The price of temporary hair extensions is cheaper since you can readily place on clip bottoms yourself. Clip-in hairpieces are an excellent hair thinning solution for hair thinning. But be careful of those cheap clips in hair extensions as those could possess poor-quality clips having a poorer clasp.

Top 5 Hair Salons to Get Your Hair Extensions in Singapore 

Here are the Top 5 Hair Salons for hair extensions by Tropika Club that’ll serve up your look, no matter where you are in Singapore. Whether you’re going for Ariana Grande’s signature ponytail or the luscious waves sported by Kate Middleton, take your pick from the salons below to get the hairstyle of your dreams! BONUS: each of them has an existing promotion and discount.


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1. Hair Bar Salon

  • Flip all your hair troubles away at Hair Bar Salon. This is where you can get the ultimate hair experience. Here, their team of professional stylists are at the ready to provide quality services to give you your unique hair transformation.
  • This sleek, contemporary salon is fully outfitted with unique hair products and equipment. So all their hair services are always top-notch. Relish in this full-service hair salon, with hair styling services such as wash & cut, wash & blow, bleaching, hair colour, highlights, digital perm, cold perm, and more.
  • For your hair care needs, Hair Bar Salon also provides scalp treatments and hair treatments. Find this hair salon at 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, #02-39, Singapore 428769.

Current Offer

$100 Hair Salon Voucher From Hair Bar Salon

  • Get a $100 Voucher at $60 for all your Hair Styling & Regrowth needs at Hair Bar Salon.
  • Flip all your hair troubles away at Hair Bar Salon. This is where you can get the ultimate hair experience.
  • Here, their team of professional stylists are at the ready to provide quality services to give you your unique hair transformation.
  • This sleek, contemporary salon is fully outfitted with unique hair products and equipment.

$100.00 $60.00


2. J Team Hair Studio

  • J Team Hair Studio will be happy to have you! Equipped with over a decade’s worth of experience, their passionate, skilful stylists can offer a new take on hairstyling. They will spare no effort to make sure you not only enjoy their session but leave with a fresh look too.
  • Choose from over 40 hair services and treatments including Keratin Hair Care, Highlight/Balayage, Hair Protein Treatment, Digital Perm, Hair Rebonding, and many more!
  • They are out to ensure you enjoyed a good hair session with us, taking care of your straights and curls.

Current Offer

$100 Hair Salon Voucher From J Team Hair Studio

  • Get a $100 Voucher at $70 for all your Hair Styling & Regrowth needs at J Team Hair Studio.
  • J Team Hair Studio will be happy to have you! Equipped with over a decade’s worth of experience, their passionate, skillful stylists can offer a new take on hairstyling.
  • They will spare no effort to make sure you not only enjoy their session but leave with a fresh look too.
  • Choose from over 40 hair services and treatments including Keratin Hair Care, Highlight/Balayage, Hair Protein Treatment, Digital Perm, Hair Rebonding, and many more! 

$100.00 $70.00


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3. New Hair Design

  • New Hair Design wants to help you realise the full potential of your authentic self. Every snip and every trim serves only that purpose, accentuating to who you are no matter your career, personality, or even your sense of style. They can even match the hair color you want to your skin tone. And there is no doubt you’ll leave with luscious hair; they use essential oil and hair colours with 100% organic ingredients.
  • With over 70 hair services and treatments, you are definitely spoilt for choice. Choose between Organic Hydro O3 Hair Treatment, Lifting Colour by Senior Director, Volume Rebonding or even Air or Trendy Perm.
  • New Hair Design is situated at 321 Clementi Avenue 3.

Current Offer

$100 Voucher for all services and treatment from New Hair Design

  • Get a $100 beauty voucher at New Hair Design (Clementi) Salon at only $85!
  • Valid for use on all services.
  • New Hair Design wants to help you realise the full potential of your authentic self.
  • Every snip and every trim serves only that purpose, accentuating to who you are no matter your career, personality, or even your sense of style.

$100.00 $85.00


4. Hairplay Salon

  • Hairplay Salon is a little but high-quality hair salon in Singapore. Hairplay Salon is now consisting of a team of professional and experienced hair stylists. Situated at Orchard Plaza, along the main Orchard Road shopping belt, you can pop by for your hair work and then adjourn for some happy shopping right after your treatment.
  • Their full range of hair services includes Haircuts Digital Perm, Soft Rebonding, Men and Ladies Cut, Hair Colouring and Anti-Dandruff Therapy. They also offer hair loss solutions such as Hair Loss Scalp Therapy and Greasy Scalp Therapy.

Current Offer

$30 Hair Salon Voucher From Hairplay Salon

  • $30 Voucher from Hairplay Salon at only $20.
  • Use it for all your Haircuts, Hair Styling and Regrowth needs at Hairplay Salon.
  • For usage for all days, including Public Holidays.
  • Their full range of hair services includes Digital Perm, Soft Rebonding, Men and Ladies Cut, Hair Colouring and Anti-Dandruff Therapy. They also offer hair loss solutions such as Hair Loss Scalp Therapy and Greasy Scalp Therapy.

$30.00 $20.00


5. Provocative Hair Couture

  • Turn heads with a cut unique to you. That’s how Provocative Hair Couture sees hair beauty. The esteemed hair salon is steadfast in this belief: beauty is unique, and it shouldn’t be a daily hassle. That’s why the professionals at this hair salon are experts at crafting bespoke looks that match your personality and your features.
  • They strive to become leading hairstylists in Singapore’s hair industry. The signature hair services and hair treatments available at this hair salon are Intensive Orings Scalp Treatment, Keratin Treatment, Ammonia-free Rebonding, Intensive Kinessences Treatment, and Ammonia-free colour.
  • Get a Hollywood-grade makeover with their top-notch hair services. You can find them at 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square 2, #01-113, Singapore 428769

Current Offer

$450 Hair Salon Voucher From Provocative Hair Couture

  • Get a $450 Voucher at $300 for all your Hair Styling & Regrowth needs at Provocative Hair Couture.
  • Turn heads with haircuts unique to you. That’s how Provocative Hair Couture sees hair beauty.
  • The esteemed hair salon is steadfast in this belief: beauty is unique, and it shouldn’t be a daily hassle.
  • That’s why the professionals at this hair salon are experts at crafting bespoke looks that match your personality and your features.

$450.00 $300.00


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