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Amazing Japanese salon between Clarke Quay and Boat Quay - Komorebi by MASHU

It has been so long since I've been so excited to share something with you guys. One of Japan's popular hair salon's MASHU, with 10 branches in Osaka, has opened a branch here in Singapore! MASHU has styled models, celebrities and of course, Japanese hair for many years and I'm so happy you don't have to travel to Osaka to get incredible hair!

I was invited to try their services and I was NOT disappointed. Everything was perfect and service was top notch Japanese style!

Entrance of Komorebi by MASHU - super cute drawings.

From the moment I stepped in staff were all smiles and greeted me cheerfully. Was offered a few drinks I could pick from and I settled for peppermint tea. Had some Japanese snacks served to go along with it which kept me through the whole process! 

(Also spot the 50% off scalp therapy for new customers! Looks interesting, would like to try that next time.)

Stylist for the day is Toko-san. Told her that I wanted my fringe shorter, my hair trimmed and to dye my hair a lighter brown with a tinge of pink. 

Here's my hair BEFORE

Roots were growing out, it was a very ugly yellow sheen.

Super dry :( and I don't mean the brand.

After analyzing my hair, Toko-san got to work. Looks like I cut off quite a length, huh?

Then it came to choosing which shade I wanted for my hair.

Was choosing between pink or baby link (didn't bleach my hair so it wouldn't be so bright which is the top colour). So I was expecting the shade below it. 

So many different types of dyes to pick and mix! Leave it to the pros.

Dye looks really pink right? Was anticipating what the final product would be.

When it was time for a wash, I was brought to the sink area, and the seats are incredibly comfortable! Many customers are known to have fallen asleep there.

OMG the head massage during the hair wash was SO GOOD. There were accupressure points that were pressed, gentle circular moments to release the tension and some magic fingers (haha) to improve blood circulation.

There was also a soda treatment thereafter to allow a deeper penetration of products, if you've never tried it you have to! It's like a mist over your hair, softening and strengthening while cleaning thoroughly.

Japanese pride in the smallest things, there was also a hot towel placed at the back of my neck for ultimate shiok (aka kimochiiii) factor. My favourite part of going to the salon is always the part where they wash my hair. 

Treatment on my hair was also applied here!

 Currently, Komorebi by MASHU is running a CNY promotion (more on that later) and treatment uses products from Arimino! Arimino is a Japanese brand that has been in the market for over 65 years and many local salons in Singapore have also raved about it before. These products made my hair feel so moisturized and smooth!

One differentiating factor about Komorebi by MASHU is their Mother Earth Treatment, using products by Mother Earth!

Mother Earth is an all-natural range of hair products made in Kochi, Japan which specialises in reducing hair fall and repairing damaged hair. Mother Earth was started 10 years ago when MASHU stylists in Japan wanted to create the perfect formula to create the most ideal scalp and hair condition and can be used every day! Ingredients include Jojoba seed oil, Korean Ginseng, pomegranate and more.

"98% of customers experience less hair loss by getting back their regular hair growth cycle!"

Products are also sold at the salon if you like how your hair feels after everything is done ;) I didn't get to try this but looking forward to the next time!

After the wash and blow dry, here's the final result:

What do you think? My hair was really silky smooth, if you don't believe me, take a look at the picture below.

Looks like a professional model's hair right? Haha, but this is how my hair looks like from the back! It is slightly layered because of how hot Singapore is, and I love the length and sheen! Can you spot the tinge of pink which is different from red?

Front view again!! Colour is bright and festive, perfect for CNY. Those sharp eyed would realise that my eyebrows are also a bit lighter! Toko-san suggested I dye them slightly since my hair colour was so light and I agreed.

A not so chinese new year photo. Haha! I am soooo happy with how my hair turned out! It has been some time since my hair looked so healthy and shiny.

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Komorebi by Mashu would like to give you some savings! 


For first time customers, (available til end Jan for weekday promotions only)

Cut + COLOUR + Treatment (All length) Original $270 >> $188 NOW! 

Cut + PERM + Treatment (All length) Original $310 >> $218 NOW! 

Cut + REBONDING + Treatment (All length) Original $450 >> $318 NOW!

Shiseido products are also on sale up to 50% off!

Be sure to call them to make an appointment early as it gets more and more crowded nearer CNY. 


Address2nd level @ 17 & 19 south bridge road, Singapore 058659
Nearest StationNE5:Clarke Quay MRT Station                               (It's a three-minute walk from the station, just walk from the back of Songfa Bak Kut Teh)
Business hoursWeekdays 11:00 - 20:00 Saturday 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Day offMonday&Holiday

For the full menu price please click here.

Thank you Komorebi by Mashu!!

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PAUL 's Singapore review and new menu items

I still remember the news spreading like wildfire - the famed French boulangerie, PAUL was coming to Singapore and opening their first outlet at Takashimaya. Tai tai's and hipsters both queued for HOURS just to score a table at the hottest new joint in town.

Needless to say, I was one of those crazy people (neither Tai tai nor hipster) waiting in line, and boy was it worth it! PAUL 's greatest draw has got to be their pastries, their specialty French breads that are just simply delicious. Feed this to a kid who hates having bread for breakfast and they'll be a converted fan lol.

Not many know that PAUL was actually established in 1889 in the city of Croix, near Lille in Northern France, and this year marks their 125th anniversary. To bring more tastes of France over to sunny Singapore, PAUL has revamped their menu and included three new main french courses. Who needs to fly to France to satisfy cravings anymore?

Salade de la mer
So when PAUL invited me for a food tasting, I immediately accepted. Not many can resist quality French cuisine at affordable prices, The meal started off with a low carb seafood salad with prawns, mussels, octopus, avocado, grapefruit and slices of red radish. I'm not a big salad fan, so this was so-so for me. The prawn was nice and chewy, while the grapefruit added the right amount of sweetness, and the avocado brought it all together. Portion is good enough for a lady as a main course!

Tartine boeuf

The next dish, grilled sirloin steak with herb cream cheese, caramelised onions topped with a dash of balsamic glazing, was a winner for everyone at the table. G (D's date), pardon the acronyms, who lived in France for over 10 years, told us that steak in France is usually served rare. Basically, the rarer you want your steak done, the more respect and admiration you'd get from the chef! If you ask for something well done... well... the chef might excuse you because you don't look local, but for anyone else, it's sacrileges.

Back to this steak, the blend of flavours really brought out the tenderness in the steak, and this definitely isn't a dish to be shared with a guy, he'd finish it in no time!

By then we were getting a little thirsty, so we tried out their new iced teas.

I opted for the sage camomile iced tea, which is a calming concotion with sage, camomile and honey. I absolutely enjoyed this drink, and it's a great thirst quencher! No pictures of it because... well I gulped it down too fast haha!

Tried their new Lemongrass iced tea with ginger and it's a refreshing drink, though I personally prefer the sage camomile as it's sweeter. The ginger in the lemongrass tea really gives you a kick.

Back to the main courses.

Confit de canard
We were presented with a slow marinated duck confit served with roasted vegetables and seasonal cranberry sauce. This classic dish is rubbed in herbs and cured in its own fat for up to a day before roasting, to bring out its rich flavours. The sweet cranberry sauce really brought out the texture of the meat, and it really was quite authentically french.

Longe de thon

By this time, we were all getting rather full, but our bellies perked up when we saw the seasoned seared tuna loin served with vegetables and seasonal cranberry sauce. This was like seared tuna sashimi to me, and was really easy to eat. I liked it better with some lemon squeezed on top. This is great for days where you don't feel that hungry but you want to fill your tummy with the good stuff.

Hazelnut Eclair

The highlight of the day for me, has got to be this Hazelnut Eclair. I am usually not a big fan of Eclair's because of all that thick, overpowering cream, but this was a masterpiece. The actual caramelized hazelnuts comes from an ancestral recipe of PAUL, and provided a nice crunch while the Hazelnut cream was soft and tasty. If  I wasn't that full I would've had 2 servings all to myself! This is a MUST TRY, take it from me. 

Gaufre avec glace

Last but not least, we tried the waffle with fresh berries, vanilla soft ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce. This has got to be one of the crispiest waffles I've ever had! Fans of crispy waffles please take note and try this. The vanilla ice cream was also a huge hit as it was perfect - just the right amount of everything. Great size for sharing with friends over tea!

As our tasting was coming to a close, we were informed that PAUL makes their own chocolate. We had no idea! Was pleasantly surprised and invited to try their Signature Hot Chocolate. It was quite thick and sweet, a great way to end the meal! Will definitely order this again next time.

The new menu is available at all PAUL restaurants in Singapore.

Thanks for the invite PAUL! Don't forget to try their new apricot jam which gives a zing to your taste-buds while having your pastries or bread.

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