April 7, 2016
We’re no stranger to Korean salons setting up shop here and giving us the latest and greatest in Korean hair trends without us having to book a return ticket to Seoul; but for the first time, we have a K-Beauty salon helmed by a legit celebrity stylist, who’s worked with some of the biggest stars in K-pop.
Meet Gunhee. When we say this guy has worked with some of the biggest stars in K-pop, we mean names like 4 Minute, Akdong Musician, JYJ and Super Junior (fans of Super Junior might recognise him from his frequent appearances on band member Kim Hee-chul’s Instagram). Gunhee’s quite a celebrity himself, as you’ll see from his social media following and the numerous loving comments fans leave on his posts.
So it’s a big deal indeed that he’s decided to helm the Bella K-Beauty House Salon here, which has just opened its doors at 1 Nassim Road. He leads a team of four Korean stylists at Bella, each with their own extensive experience working with celebrities and editorial shoots, and specific areas of expertise such as cutting and styling, colouring and perming. There’s also an in-house nail artist to provide a full range of manicure and pedicure services, including customised nail art topped off with Swarovski crystals for something extra fancy.
The salon space itself is spacious and luxurious, with eight roomy leather chairs in front of floor-to-ceiling mirrors with monitors in between, screening videos of Gunhee working on his celebrity clients.
If you want to have a Korean-style digital perm done right, or try the Korean Magic treatment, an upgrade from traditional rebonding that leaves you with natural-looking straight tresses with a curled-in finish, Bella K-Beauty House is now taking appointments. Or for the ultimate K-pop star experience, splurge on a session with Gunhee himself, by appointment only, of course. Then you can tell all your friends you share a stylist with the boys of Super Junior.
Services at Bella K-Beauty House start from $148 for a cut, wash and blowdry, and from $338 for a natural perm. Bella K-Beauty House is located at 1 Nassim Road #01-04, Singapore 258458. Open daily, 10.30am to 8.30pm. To make an appointment, call 6734 3724 or SMS 8127 7904. facebook.com/bellakbeautyhousesingapore