Need a new look? Keen for some tips on maintaining a new hairstyle? Want to indulge in a complete grooming experience? From cuts to colouring to shaves, we round up the top hair salons for men and barbers in Singapore, and speak to their hair experts on what to do (and what not to do) for that perfect mane.
Gents, in need of some me-time? We suggest stepping away from it all and heading for a groom. Jermyn Street is a premium barber shop in Singapore with the ambience of an exclusive gentleman’s club, inspired by the rich grooming heritage of Jermyn Street, London.
The barber shop offers signature haircuts, clipper cuts, traditional shaves, beard trims and beard reshapes. If you’re looking to change up your look, the expert barbers will advise the best styles to suit your face and head shape. You can also make it a father-and-son day by bringing along your boy for the Kids Cut, specifically created for the younger gentleman.
The Jermyn Street team says it celebrates men who care passionately about grooming and style. Their barbers are ready to relax and refresh you whenever you’re looking for a chance to put your feet up. And they get a big wrap from clients, too: “A great experience every time you need a haircut”; “Excellent service to keep every day a good hair day”; “Feeling very pampered!”
Complete your experience with the shop’s incredible barista coffee and fully stocked bar where you can combine your fresh cut and shave, with a coffee or a dram of whisky or two.
108 Amoy Street 6220 4010 | jermynstreet.com.sg
Make it a date!
If you’re looking for a day of pampering with your partner, check out these hair salons, which offer services for men as well.
The award-winning Chez Vous salon is no stranger to the business. It’s not easy finding a stylist who specialises in hair colouring for Caucasian and European men, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with Associate Salon Director Khim Toh, who has made a name for herself in mastering this service! If you’re just looking for a trim (priced from $55), request the services of Associate Director Readen Chia. For those with persistent scalp concerns or hair loss issues, there’s also an in-salon trichologist, Sue Liew, who’ll get you sorted with targeted solutions like the Growth Factor Scalp Therapy ($220 for first trial). This treatment uses growth factors imported from Biopharma House in South Korea, known for producing and supplying key ingredients to top cosmetic and haircare brands.
Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the newly opened Chez Vous: HideAway Concept Hair Salon on the 14th floor of Ngee Ann City Tower B (#14-04)! Apart from its show-stopping interiors, this hidden gem offers a comprehensive menu of hair services and complimentary spa-like features like massage chairs equipped with an oxygen bar and a scalp rejuvenation laser machine. The best part? Prices are tier-based and good value – it starts from $199 for one chemical service and a haircut, regardless of hair length.
Chez Vous (main outlet)
391 Orchard Road
#05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium
6732 9388 | chezvoushair.com
Enjoy professional haircutting and grooming services at Barbers Tokyo, a stylish and sleek barbershop at Robertson Walk. Started by the people behind popular Japanese salon Devonshire, this barber focuses on hair services for men. Popular options include the signature haircut ($70), which includes a cut, wash, styling and shoulder massage. If you’re out to pamper yourself, top up $50 for a relaxing head spa. And don’t leave without checking out their chic retail space, where you’ll find haircare and grooming products to maintain your sleek new look.
#01-26 Robertson Walk,
11 Unity Street
6235 2638 | barberstokyo.com
Expat Hair Studio
Founded by two expats, Jaclyn Douglas and Katherine Moss, Expat Hair Studio has become a trusted salon for many – expats and locals alike. With free Wi-Fi, tons of magazines available, and a wide variety of beverages to choose from – coffee, specialty teas and even wine – this cosy modern space is the perfect spot to unwind and get a fresh cut ($55). Look trendy with Ramie and Eason , who are the specialists for barbering and gents’ hairstyling. The salon uses the Kevin Murphy men’s range, known for being sulphate-free and cruelty-free.
422 Joo Chiat Road
6444 7929 | expathairstudio.com
Sultans of Shave
Combine classic barbering techniques with contemporary trends and you get Sultans of Shave, a snazzy space that isn’t your run-on-the-mill hair salon. Trained in London, the barbers here offer a range of services, from haircuts (from $48) to shaves (from $40). For some bonding time with dad, try the Father and Son experience ($168), a set comprising a Deluxe Shave and a Deluxe Haircut for two.
Three outlets islandwide
11 North Canal Road, #02-01 (flagship store)
6222 0201 | sultansofshave.com
Located in Holland Village, this bright and spacious salon is a one-stop location for men’s hair and scalp needs. Salon Kream offers modern haircuts and customised services, catering mainly to Caucasian hair types. Want in on more? Drop by for a free consultation! Prices for a men’s haircut start from $68.
Top three hair tips for men:
… from Salon Kream director, Eric Ang
- It’s extra important for men to use the right shampoo and hair-care products (like scalp tonic), especially since they are more prone to hair loss. I recommend Bain Densité Homme (shampoo) and Densifique Homme (scalp ampoule) by Kérastase Paris; these products help to prevent hair loss.
- For an at-home styling that lasts a long time, first enhance your hair volume with KMS Sea Salt Spray, then mould your hair with Goldwell’s Roughman wax, and finish with a good dash of Big Finish hairspray by Goldwell.
- Men tend to use more styling products as compared to women, so they may be more prone to greasy or flaky scalps. We recommend scalp treatments and hair loss prevention treatments to thoroughly cleanse the area and keep it healthy.
Holland Village Lorong Mambong 24B
6463 3373 | facebook.com/salonkream
Located in Novena Square, this barbershop offers a wide array of services for men, including shaving, haircuts, massage and even ear candling. You can customise your very own experience to what you need, and – best of all – they’re all pretty affordable! Our recommendation? Go for a premium cut ($36), then a face shave ($28), and end with a unique ear-cleaning session ($20) or a relaxing head massage ($25). Check out their Facebook page for updates!
238 Thomson Road
#02-02 Novena Square
More hair tips for men:
- Prevent hair loss by having a well-balanced diet. Foods high in vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and vitamin B12 can help to revitalise thinning hair, so eat lots of leafy greens, nuts, beans, fish and lean meats. A good dietary supplement can also help cover whatever your diet is lacking.
- Just as heat is harmful to the hair, so are the multiple chemical processing treatments offered in salons. Chemically straightening or lightening your hair causes damage to the hair shaft, weakening it and resulting in hair loss.
- If you perspire a lot or live in a humid country, consider daily shampooing to keep your hair looking good. Combined with regular Glower scalp cleansing treatments, this stimulates the scalp and prevents the build-up of residues from pollution, dead skin cells and styling products.
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