Best beauty deals in Singapore: The ultimate guide to finding great promos on manicures, facials, spas, etc
A penny saved...
As much as we're staunch advocates of the 'treat yo'self' philosophy, we're also well aware that it's hardly a sentiment to invoke on a daily basis. We may be indulgent, but we're not delusional. Plus, let's not forget that we have big plans to enter the Forbes billionaire list, so frugality is a state of mind often employed in pursuit of our life-long goal.
This has helped hone our radar — and senses — for the best beauty deals out there, ranging from value-for-money manicure packages to ridiculously affordable spa treatments. And because we're all for spreading the love (and not Covid-19), we're going to share on just how we go about scoring these cost-effective services. Yes, that's the sound of your wallet weeping in joy. Get the full lowdown, below.
Sign up for apps such as Fave
By far the most straightforward option, Fave is the latest deals and cashback app to turn to now that Vaniday has gone kaput (R.I.P.). While they don't specialise in beauty services, they have a tab that lists an extensive amount of services. We're talking hair, nails, slimming treatments, and even semi-permanent makeup options. Its friendly and easy-to-navigate user interface certainly helps. But if it's not your thing, might we recommend...
Register for Activpass
The app works very much like Fave, but as true skinflints know, it's always best to have a multitude of options to stretch your dollar. What sets it apart from Fave, however, is its rewards system that entitles you to Activpass Points — which you earn after every booking — that can be exchanged for your next massage, facial, or haircut.
Hit up the Telegram chat groups
Aside from saving on some moolah, joining a GC connects you with a like-minded community where the most advantageous deals are shared. We like SG Beauty - Makeup & Plastic Surgery, in which members fervently discusses cult beauty buys (are they worth it?) and make price comparisons for a variety of salons. While you might not emerge with a fruitful acquisition every time, you might just make lasting friendships from it. Now, ain't that a bonus.
Join Facebook groups
The most active community we've hunted down is the Beauty & Wellness Promotions Group. Businesses are fond of sharing their special rates on the page, while the sizable following means you can tap into the knowledge of about 700 different people on quality beauty treatments to score.
Follow your favourite salons on social media...
... and keep close tabs on them. You'll be surprised by the amount of flash promotions happening, most of which are only posted on fleeting Instagram stories and Facebook. For the kiasu lot, be sure to turn on post notifications to cover all your bases.