United Square Shopping Mall
It’s been a long year. Despite spending a good portion of our time with WFH, it wasn’t quite the easy-peasy break that everyone initially made it out to be – you’re more overworked and frazzled than ever. To get away from the craziness of working OT and non-stop family commitments, it’s time to spend one whole day on what matters most: you.
You might drop by United Square for your kiddo’s enrichment centres and toy shops, but not many know that it’s also a self-care zone filled with beauty treatments. Don’t feel bad for taking the day off to pamper yourself. Instead, follow this one-day itinerary to recharge yourself with everything from a brightening Korean facial to a relaxing foot massage.
1. Gelish manicure at Vanity Room
Choose from a wide range of nail polish colours.
Manicures are always a treat but over at the Vanity Room, they become an affordable pampering treat we could get used to. When a Classic Manicure or Pedicure starts from $25, we’ll certainly be making an appointment ASAP. The experienced manicurists here give you the full royal treatment: filing, buffing, and polishing your nails.
Those looking for a long-lasting mani-pedi can opt for the Gelish Classic Manicure ($55) and Gelish Classic Pedicure ($65). They also have a menu of additional services, including Nail Art (from $5/nail), a special Japanese Placenta Mask (from $48), and even Hair Waxing for those conscious about their hairy knuckles (from $30).
Unit number: #01-54
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-8PM | Sun 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 6256 1701
2. Hair colour treatment at Urban Cuts
To get ready for the festive season, give your hair some TLC at hair salon Urban Cuts. They have a crew of experienced hair stylists here, and you can trust them to take complete control. After analysing your hair type and listening to any hair or scalp concerns you might have, they’ll work their magic by transforming any damaged strands into soft, shiny locks.
Left: applying the treatment, Right: styling of hair
They’re currently offering a Hair Colouring Treatment at the promo price of $198, which includes a hair cleanse, colour treatment, and styling of hair. In this case, we chose for a natural dark brown that looks extra glossy when under the light.
Unit number: #B1-56H
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10.30AM-9PM | Sat – Sun 10AM-8PM
Telephone: 6253 3678
3. 15-minute Korean facial at SkinGO!
They use ultrasonic tech to clear your skin of any impurities and blemishes
While you might not have the luxury of time for a full-day beauty regime, you certainly have ample time to spare a 15-minute Korean facial at SkinGO!. We were more than impressed with the convenience of it all – choosing your facial and any add-ons are all conveniently done through a smart machine.
Facial choices are customised to your skin type: Bio-Aqua (Whitening), Bio-Clear (Skin Balancing) or Bio-Lift (Anti-Ageing). These all start from $28 but you can choose to add on an extra Brightening Vitamin C Treatment ($5) or even Brow Shaping ($10).
Unit number: #01-36
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat – Sun 9.30AM-7.30PM
Telephone: 9815 0331
4. $15 foot massage at Equilibrium Wellness
Free wifi and a complimentary cup of tea is included
All that running around, whether it’s for work or after our kids, has us feeling sore and prone to aches. We sure could use a massage, and where else but Equilibrium Wellness when their massages start from an affordable $15. Even better that all massages are carried out in a quiet, peaceful space – you’re entirely stress-free when relaxing here.
For their Foot Reflexology (from $15), you can expect a foot massage that specifically targets all leg and calf cramps while their Full-Body Massage (from $20) covers your shoulder, back, and neck problems. When you’re in need of a thorough massage, pamper yourself with their 1-hour Body Massage ($55) to knead out all aches.
Promo: $15 off with every $100 spent on weekdays
Unit number: #B1-56F
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 11AM-7PM | Fri – Sun 9AM-9PM
Telephone: 6803 9590
5. Gelish pedicure at Nail Addiction
Once we’ve gotten our hands sorted out with glossy manicures, it’s time to do a pedicure too at Nail Addiction. Here, you can look forward to an Express Gelish Pedicure for $48. We enjoyed the thorough exfoliation when it came to sloughing the dead skin off our feet, and also appreciated the attention to detail when it came to shaping and buffing each nail.
They also offer an Express Gelish Manicure for $38.
Unit number: #02-01
Opening hours: 10.30AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 6352 6638
Self-care & beauty treatments at United Square
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to treat yourself. Mani-pedis, hair colour treatments, hydrating facials – you can find it all at United Square. And since many of their salons and spas are running special promos on a range of self-care and beauty treatments, take the chance to take a full day off from work and family duties.
When you’re heading down from now to 27th December 2020, you can also redeem special gifts simply by spending at United Square.
Spend $180 to redeem a stylish Cheese Cutlery Set^ or $360 for a Cheese Rotary & Cheeseboard Set^ – both are perfect for any upcoming festive gatherings. If you’re a U-POPP Member, you’re in luck: you’ll need to spend just $150 for the cutlery set and $250 for the cheeseboard set.
You can also get this limited edition gift wrapper by spending $60^ ($50 for U-POPP Member).
^Max. three same-day combined receipts for United Square. T&Cs apply. While stocks last.
Left: Beauty treatments at Efflorescence Face.Eyebrow, Right: Kerasilk Shampoo & Conditioner Set from E-H Hairdesign Studio
Image adapted from: Efflorescence Face.Eyebrow and @coiffure_giaimo.schwyz
While we felt entirely refreshed after our 1-day self-care itinerary, there are also many other treatments to check out.
Over at beauty salon Efflorescence Face.Eyebrow, there’s every reason to do up your lashes with their special promo on their Eyelash Extension ($88, U.P. $128)*. Else, take the chance to pamper yourself with a massage at Wan Yang Foot Reflexology, and to redeem up to $350 in cash rebates* when you purchase their magnetic health products. Visit their outlet for more details.
For any last-minute Christmas shopping, you can also pick up a Kerasilk Shampoo & Conditioner Set from E-H Hairdesign Studio for $80 (U.P. $88).
*Valid till 31st December 2020.
Whether it’s for a pampering massage or Christmas shopping, make your way to United Square to enjoy their slew of promos and discounts this festive season.
Address: 101 Thomson Road, Singapore 307591
Opening hours: 10AM-9.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6251 5885
This post was brought to you by United Square.
Photography by Edmund Wong, edited by Alaric Sim.