According to Wikipedia, “threading is a method of hair removal originating from Iran, India, Central Asia and China”. Threading has become more popular in recent years.
I prefer threading over other forms of hair removal for a few reasons:
- cheap price: as compared with waxing which can easily cost S$50 or more, threading is so much more affordable.
- quick: most threading sessions take just 5-10 minutes, it’s quick and hassle-free.
- relatively painless: as long as the threading artist is skillful, threading is relatively painless.
I love threading so much that I have taken it upon myself to scout out threading parlors that are cheap and good. I have personally tried the 3 shops listed below, you can be assured that the threading will be quick, relatively painless and cheap.
Bonita means “beautiful” in Spanish. You can’t beat Bonita in terms of location. There are two outlets, one in One Raffles Place (Raffles Place MRT) and Orchid Hotel (Tanjong Pagar MRT). The prices are very reasonable considering both outlets are in the Central Business District. The threading artists are very quick and professional, you will be done before you know it.
Let them know if you are new to threading so that they can tell you how to pull the skin taut. If there is a certain look you are going after, let them know too.
I usually go for eyebrow + upper lip which costs $14.
Bonita (Raffles Place/Tanjong Pagar)
Price: S$6 – S$30 depending on the area(s) for threading
I was looking for a threading salon in Orchard Road and my colleague introduced me to Prisha’s Boutique. Located on the second floor of Midpoint Orchard, this small shop doesn’t look like much but it is hugely popular.
The threading artists are swift and experienced, you will be out of there before you know it.
My usual combination of eyebrows + upper lip costs S$10, the cheapest among the three shops.
Prisha’s Boutique (Midpoint Orchard)
Price: S$4 – S$27 for Ladies, S$4 – S$35 for Gents depending on the area(s) to be threaded
Rupini’s is the most established among the three with three outlets in Little India, Yishun Central and Midpoint Orchard.
My usual routine of eyebrow + upper lip costs S$15 here. It is slightly more expensive than the other two but still acceptable.
Rupini’s (Little India/Yishun Central/Midpoint Orchard)
Price: S$6 – S$27 depending on the area(s)
There are many other threading parlors in Singapore but these are the three that I have personally tried before. I can vouch for the skillfulness and affordable prices at these three shops.
If you are new to threading, visiting any of three parlors will ensure that your virgin threading experience will be less traumatizing.