Celeb trend: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung began her career as a model, but it took years (and a couple of TV gigs) before it paid off and she became the powerful solo face of Longchamp and a Chanel darling – and got a Mulberry bag named after her to boot. A great music fan and sometimes DJ, she first

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Eyes Wide Open: 5 Tips For Eyelash Extensions

Eyelashes can bring dramatic change. A healthy dose of mascara and, pop!, your eyes are suddenly out there. To many women, though, merely applying a layer (or five) doesn’t cut it, and the eyelash extension market has become quite a successful one, relentlessly growing on both sides of the Atlantic. The careful process of adding

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Interview with Joanne Tan: Serving the Night Gang

Name: Joanne Tan Salon: Home-based Experience: 10 years Speciality: Nails Vanitee Profile: www.vanitee.com/highnesspalace Joanne Tan (@highnesspalace) found her calling very early in life, aged 13. During a school break, she enrolled as a trainee in a beauty school and was promptly hooked by nail art. “I love challenges”, she says, ten years later. A part-time

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Ombré is the new black

Also known as gradient, the ombré technique has been a huge hit in beauty salons for almost a decade. Usually used to create a beach-like hair, with strands going from light brown to blonde, the effect has also been consistently applied on nails for the past couple of years – only with a wider color

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The Story Behind Those Polka Dots

In the 1950s, the pop art movement took the world by storm and challenged the establishment by putting popular culture under the artistic spotlight. Roy Lichtenstein, for example, became a very controversial figure in critics’ circles due to his comic book-like aesthetic, but conquered fans with his highly colourful, large escale, sometimes melodramatic figures –

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7 Things You Should Never Do To Your Nails

Jaclyn Ngo, who heads the successful @LuxeWomen salon on Ang Mo Kio Avenue, is also an experienced nail educator. Is there anyone better to ask what’s the sort of thing you should never, ever do? Here are Ms. Ngo’s 7 no-good nail items. Go ahead and bookmark this post, people! It’s never too late to

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Beauty During Office Hours at Google

Vanitee knows that time rushes by when you’re working and, when you least expect it, office hours are done and there’s no time for beauty services. That’s why we recently visited Google‘s Singapore headquarters by Marina Bay, on August 27th and September 1st, as part of our monthly delivery of mani-pedi services to the company

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Interview with Fang Hemsley: Conquer the world with a set of Manicured Nails!

Name: Fang Hemsley aka @Little Nail Shop Salon: Home-based at Dawson Road Speciality: Nails Years in the industry: 10 Vanitee Profile: www.vanitee.com/littlenailshop Fang Hemsley has four boys, but that doesn’t mean that her nail techniques are lost on them. “When a customer’s nails are done, they will come in and go: ‘That’s pretty’. It makes

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Rainbow in the S-kylie and Wear Something Spar-kylie

When Kylie Jenner surged into the scene in the reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, in 2007, she was barely 10 years old. Eight years later and fresh from high school, she’s a social media celebrity alongside other members of her clan, like sisters Kim Kardashian and top model Kendall Jenner – her constant

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SG50 Nails Festival, all proceeds go to Singapore’s Children Society!

SG50 NAILS Festival!!! Vanitee is proud to be the official media partner for Pink Room Academy’s NAIL Festival. In conjunction with the SG50 movement, the event gathers manicurists all over Singapore, promising a rejuvenating experience for everyone! There will be different activities taking place concurrently such as the Nail Competition, Children and Adult Face Painting,

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