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Beauty The Glamorous Girl's Guide To A Tatler Ball Makeover

The Glamorous Girl's Guide To A Tatler Ball Makeover

Photo: The Nail Parlour.
By Samantha Lim
By Samantha Lim
October 22, 2018
With only days to go till Tatler Ball 2018, the biggest event in Malaysia Tatler's annual calendar, you'd better start booking slots with the following hair salons, nail parlours, and lash professionals. We'll be scanning the crowd to round up candidates for this year's best dressed list.

1/10 Estée Lauder

Photo: Estée Lauder.
Photo: Estée Lauder.

Service: Make Up

Born in The Big Apple, Estée Lauder founded her eponymous company in 1946 with a dream: to empower women by providing easy access to high quality beauty products and services. Use the Foundation Finder on their website to find the best shade for your skintone and type. Better still, walk into any of Estée Lauder's 18 stores in KL or PJ for a flawless makeover. Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Locations: Pavilion KL; Aeon @ Mid Valley, Wangsa Maju & Bandar Utama; Isetan @ The Gardens, 1 Utama & KLCC; Parkson @ Pavilion, KLCC and 1 Utama; Robinsons @ The Gardens; KL Sogo; Sunway Velocity; Sunway Pyramid; IOI City Mall and more.

See also: Dato’ Sri Rozita Ramelan finds the recipe for radiant skin in Estée Lauder’s Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond range

2/10 Lancôme

Neelofa wears the Hypnose Doll Eyes Eyeshadow Palette D01, Summer Bronzer 01, and other Lâncome products. Photo: Lâncome.
Neelofa wears the Hypnose Doll Eyes Eyeshadow Palette D01, Summer Bronzer 01, and other Lâncome products. Photo: Lâncome.

Service: Make Up

Lancôme, one of Malaysia Tatler's go-tos for cover shoot transformations, has templates for every look imaginable, from the earth goddess to the red carpet smoulder. In fact, many of our contacts are friends of the brand, including hotelier Geraldine Dreiser, society maven Datin Yvette Kang, and entrepreneur Zaida Ibrahim. Make an online booking for a makeover at least 3 days before the big event.

Locations: Mid Valley; Parkson @ 1 Utama, Pavilion, KLCC, Subang Jaya, Nu Sentral and Sunway Velocity; Aeon @ Mid Valley; Isetan @ KLCC, Mid Valley and 1 Utama, and more.

See also: We peel away the fine petals of the Lancôme Rose Absolue Soft Cream to discover its evolutionary powers

3/10 Albert Nico Boutique Salon

Photo: Albert Nico Boutique Salon.
Miss Malaysia Model 2012 Fancy Got with hair styling by Albert Nico. Photo: Albert Nico Boutique Salon.

Service: All Hair Services

A shampoo boy at the age of 15, Albert Nico overcame the odds of a difficult childhood, rising to become one of Malaysia's most reputable hairstylists. Entrust your tresses to Nico and his team as did politician Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, beauty queen Datin Elaine Daly, fashion icon Datuk Bernard Chandran, and many others. Simply name the service you seek: a hair dye, a perm, a blowout, an updo, or a combination of the aforementioned.

Location: Fahrenheit 88, Unit D1 & D2, mezzanine floor, 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 03 2141 3807.

See also: Celebrity hairstylist and photography enthusiast Albert Nico produced a coffee table book earlier this year

4/10 Centro Hair Salon

Photo: Centro Hair Salon.
Photo: Centro Hair Salon.

Service: All Hair Services

Fêted by fashion houses such as Fendi and Chanel, Centro Hair Salon will place your crowning glory in its best light. The hair salon is renowned for its colouring services and treatments, and also handles hair styling for RM 122 (half up) to RM150 (all up).

Location: The Gardens Mall, Unit F235B, first floor, Kuala Lumpur, 03 2287 7330.

5/10 Lash Lab

Photo: Lash Lab / @lashlabkl on Instagram.
Photo: Lash Lab / @lashlabkl on Instagram.

Service: Eyelash Extensions; Manicures & Pedicures

We always look forward to our monthly touchups at Lash Lab, as each appointment is tantamount to a good nap; the incredibly comfortable beds come only second to the attentive service. Kill two birds with one stone and get your nails done at the same time.

Location: 9-2, second floor, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, 032282 5275; 5, Jalan SS15/4E, first floor, Subang Jaya, Selangor, 03 2201 5275.

6/10 176 Avenue

Photo: 176 Avenue.
Photo: 176 Avenue.

Service: Eyelash Extensions; All Hair Services; Manicures & Pedicures; Dress Rental

This one stop shop for all beauty services is housed in a stand-alone building on bustling Jalan Maarof in Bangsar. In case you haven't picked out an outfit yet, take note of the gown rental service at the in-house boutique. Convenience comes by way of free parking spaces in the driveway.

Location: 176, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, 03 2201 9906.

7/10 POSH Nail Spa

Photo: POSH Nail Spa.
Photo: POSH Nail Spa TTDI.

Service: Manicures & Pedicures; Make Up; Hair Services; Waxing Services; Eyelash Extensions

Founded by Sereen Eng, POSH Nail Spa is not your hoity-toity nail parlour; expect warm and friendly service from its passionate team of manicurists, many of whom are on first name basis with regulars. Fans list the Signature Mani & Pedi (currently at RM288, normally at RM330), the Indulgence Mani & Pedi (RM228 instead of RM280), and the Gel Manicure & Essential Pedicure (RM178 instead of RM190) as their top three favourite services here. That isn't all — like any other quality spa, POSH provides an array of services; we've got our eyes on the 1-day makeup workshop.

Location: 31, Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur, 012 901 8219 / 03 7724 1890; 23, Jalan SS2/30, Petaling Jaya, 012 804 8219 / 03 7877 0815.

See also: The Jo Malone ‘Just Because’ campaign with a hot pink manicure sponsored by POSH Nail Spa

8/10 The Nail Parlour

Photo: The Nail Parlour.
Photo: The Nail Parlour.

Service: Manicures & Pedicures

Dolling up for Tatler Ball with your beau? The Nail Parlour welcomes both sexes at its many branches. Look out for their current promo: a honey and shea butter manicure and pedicure that's a godsend for dry skin. Kids are also welcome at this family-friendly chain.

Locations: 1 Utama; Suria KLCC; Pavilion; Mid Valley Megamall; Empire Subang Jaya; Publika, Solaris Dutamas and more.

9/10 Iridium Spa At St Regis Kuala Lumpur

Iridium Spa. Photo: St Regis Kuala Lumpur.
Iridium Spa. Photo: St Regis Kuala Lumpur.

Services: Single Or Couple's Massages; Body Scrubs; Body Wraps; Iridium Spa's Suite Retreat (NEW)

Praying that your love handles won't show in your body-hugging dress? If you have the time and deep pockets, it's not too late to sign up for Iridium Spa's one-day Suite Retreat at The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur. Tha package encompasses specially tailored meals, two 45-minute LPG endermologie sessions, a detoxifying algae body mask, a 'lighter leg' session to reduce puffiness, and more. Call +603 2727 3180 or email for further details

Location: 6, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 03 2727 1111, ext. 3180.

See also: Celebrity chef Daniel Green creates a special menu for Iridium Spa's Suite Retreat at the St Regis Kuala Lumpur

10/10 AWAY Spa At W Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Away Spa. Photo: W Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Away Spa. Photo: W Kuala Lumpur.

Services: Single Or Couple's Massages; Body Scrubs; Body Wraps; Steam Rooms; Manicures, Pedicures & Eyelash Extensions by the Beauty Bar by 176 Avenue

It's refreshing to see a spa that isn't a replica of existing Thai or Balinese models. Instead, AWAY Spa takes after a futuristic space hub, and advocates high-tech treatments and services to boot. As its name implies, W Kuala Lumpur's signature spa aspires to whisk you away from your worries. It's also the only spa we know of with an in-house bar. What fun!

Location:  Level 13, W Kuala Lumpur, 121, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

See also: Celebrity chef Daniel Green creates a special menu for Iridium Spa's Suite Retreat at the St Regis Kuala Lumpur


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