Beauty Queens of Bishan
Fiction

Beauty Queens of Bishan

Overview

A light-hearted story, Beauty Queens of Bishan centers around stereotypical rich Indian families in Singapore, yet it does not leave out other parts of the community and how they all come together in the beauty parlours of the average-class heartland of Bishan. In Bishan, the busiest suburb of Singapore, thirteen small beauty parlours co-exist quietly, offering haircuts, bikini waxes and facials at no-nonsense prices. All that changes when a swanky new salon opens. D’Asthetique (Beauty is Skin Deep) is run by April Chua, the stylist to the stars. April’s plan for Bishan includes controlling her competitors through a new society, NAILSO (Neighbourhood Alliance of Independent Lifestyle Service Operators). The only person who dares to protest is the chubby Gurpreet Kaur, owner of Monty Beauty Spa. Both have clients in the upcoming Grand Glam Singapore Beauty contest. Will April’s shoe-in Candy Kang prove yet again why

Paperback

272 Pages | ISBN13 9789814867177
Akshita Nanda
Akshita Nanda
Akshita Nanda’s first book Nimita’s Place, was a finalist for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2017. Born in Pune, she has lived in Singapore since 1995 and has a BSc (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. Her columns on arts and culture for The Straits Times are well-received. Akshita was one of the speakers at the 2018 Singapore Writers Festival.
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