We’ve all been there, sneaking off to the corridor outside work to whisper down the phone and book those all-important spa treatments. So, how would you feel if we told you there was a website where you could not only book those all essential treatments with the ultimate discretion, but where you could also find out the newest fads in the beauty world and the hottest salons on the Island? Ladies and gents – meet LookBooker.
So, what is LookBooker and how does it work?
LookBooker is an online booking site for the hair and beauty industry that lets you search, select, and instantly confirm salon appointments in Singapore. It works 24/7, from the comfort of your own mobile or laptop just by going to their website. No more calling around, waiting on hold, or booking that awkward bikini wax from your office desk! You can search for something new or book in specifically with a favourite salon or stylist. LookBooker is all about connecting consumers and salons to help make salon appointments in a way that is fast, simple, and convenient for everyone.
How did it come about?
LookBooker was started by two Australians, Renee Robbie and Giorgia Rossi. Working in busy corporate jobs, the pair found booking their regular beauty appointments a pain, and realized that there was a gap in the market… we are all used to booking our flights, hotels, and restaurants online, why not our hair and beauty needs? They left their corporate careers to build the solution!
What exactly can I use LookBooker for? What kinds of services?
LookBooker lets you book services right across the hair and beauty category – we have salons offering hair, nail, waxing, massage, skin and spa treatments. We want to be a one-stop spot for all your grooming needs!
How many salons are linked with LookBooker?
LookBooker launched in July and already has over 50 of Singapore’s best salons available for immediate, confirmed, online bookings – with more salons being added every day. We have salons which range from the small hidden gems of the city to some of the popular chains including Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio (hair), Rupini’s Beauty Consultant (waxing) and the Team Salon (hair).
Is it one for the girls or can guys use the salons too?
LookBooker is for both the girls and the guys! Our salons offer a full suite of services so men can book their haircuts or treat themselves to a massage. We often find ladies publicly loving LookBooker while their men are quietly scheduling their appointments in the background!
What’s the most requested beauty service in Singapore?
The classic mani-pedi always gets a lot of bookings, as well as a simple haircut, for both men and women. No surprises there, we should all be getting a trim every six weeks.
Any current beauty fads you are noticing in Singapore?
We’ve seen a trend for advanced and innovative technologies coming into the salon space – a lot of salons are experimenting with the way they do re-bonding, relaxers, and perms, using high tech equipment and products from overseas shores such as Japan and Korea. Singapore is such a hotbed for innovation and quick adoption of exciting new ways of doing things; hair and beauty is no exception!
Any services you don’t have on site that you would like to?
At the moment we feel like we have something for everyone on LookBooker. That said, we’re always welcome to getting more salons on board so that if you have a regular salon you love you can start booking appointments online there too – if customers refer their favourite salon to LookBooker and the salon comes onboard, we shout them their next appointment!
Here at Sassy, we love pampering. What’s the next big thing in terms of treatments?
Treatments aren’t just for the skin, we find that a great hair treatment with a head and neck massage is the ultimate in pampering luxury. Many of our partner salons are offering the latest and greatest; our pick of the bunch is J7 in Far East Plaza and one of the Team Salon branches across the city, who offer natural products and deliver a treatment which will leave you walking with a spring in your step for days!
Any go-to salons we must try?
It’s hard to pick favourites, but we are big fans of the work at Shunji Matsuo Hair Studio and Salon B in Orchard for all hair needs, Spa Symphony for the most luxurious massage packages, Diana King in Holland Village for the smoothest and speediest waxing in Singapore, and Autumn Nail Salon in Far East Plaza for polished tips and toes!
For more information on Lookbooker or for bookings, see more here.