Eileen and I met when she ran a hair dressing salon at Ghim Moh; she did a roaring trade in very reasonable, beautifully executed blow dries. Cost Centre #1 (aka my oldest child) has just started at a new school in the wilds of Bukit Batok…and guess who’s relocated a stone’s throw from the Dulwich College school gates?* Eileen and her Creative Beauty Salon.
The scoop: blow dries are the cheapest I think I have ever come across. Today I paid $10 for a wash and blow that included a proper, five+ minute in-chair head massage. In fact, I am typing this while she’s doing it.
I quite a fan of bringing my own bottles of shampoo and conditioner along whenever I go for a neighbourhood blowout but, more often then not, forget to and leave home without them. Dulwich mummies, this one’s for you: if you are keen on becoming a regular – otherwise there’s not much point – Eileen will hang on to any bottles for you. Just remember to write your name on them in marker pen before handing them over. What’s even more exciting is that I have persuaded her – if there is enough demand – to open up at 830am to wash and blow post-drop off mothers.
Her salon is quite deep within the HDB complex which means that she hardly gets any walk-in trade. Her pricing is excellent because she’s only really dealing with regulars.
There is a kway lapis shop directly opposite. Pop in and snap some up on your way home. It will keep for months in the freezer – pre-slice it first – and you can then whip it out for any playdates/coffee drop-ins.
The reason for my blow dry? Not that I need one at this price, but I am off to Eden Hall this evening for an art exhibition in celebration of Grand Prix Season Singapore, organised and co-hosted by Icon gallery. I think I can pretty much guarantee that no one there with half decent hair will have paid as little as I have for mine…but then again, hopefully, no one will be able to tell either (although His Excellency Antony Phillipson is a Changmoh reader…).
Creative Beauty Salon
#-1-575, Block 539, Bukit Batok Street 52
T: (+65) 9127 8267 – SMS her to book an appointment
Opening Times: Officially 11am-8pm however, subject to demand, she may open up an 830am post-drop off slot. Closed Monday.
Prices are dependent on hair length:
medium : $13-$14
* Eileen is just a 4 minute from Dulwich College Singapore, according to today’s traffic.