As Coco Chanel once said, “A women who cuts her hair is about to change her life”, and there’s nothing quite as dramatic and requires as much commitment as going short. This is especially so where many women regard long hair as their security blanket. Needless to say, there are a bunch of factors every woman should take into consideration before doing it. For example, you should consider your hair texture, your face shape as well as the amount of time you are willing to devote to the daily upkeep and styling of your new ‘do. In addition, you need to find a stylist who you can trust totally to make that huge transition. Here, the top three salons to visit if you’re going short for the first time:
#1: Evolve Salon
What sets it apart: As salon founder, Ken Hong, puts it, “Love, confidence, resilience, defiance… I want to help customers express their emotions through the cut and colour I design for them”. If your hair is a way you choose to express yourself, this is your best bet. With a mission to create hairstyles that are modern, distinctive and yet manageable for every client, the stylists at Evolve are also well-versed with the latest trends and well-equipped with an understanding for Asian hair textures. Moreover, they are also highly skilled with hair colouring techniques that can accentuate your brand new cut as well. Expect to emerge not only with a new ‘do but also a sense of newfound confidence.
Who to ask for: Ken Hong, if you can score an appointment with him. Winner of dozens of local and international awards, Evolve’s founder has worked with top celebrities and is a regular on popular TV shows like Lady First Singapore. Yet, he’s dedicated to help each and every client look and feel his/her best, taking the time to give you the makeover that you will absolutely adore.
177 River Valley Road, #02-09 Liang Court Complex, Tel: 6336 1358
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#2: Prep Luxe
What sets it apart: From what started off as a blowout salon, Prep Luxe has since grown to be an all-rounded salon that specialises in hair as well as makeup. They pride themselves on working with each client individually and taking every little detail into consideration – from the customer’s face shape to their hair texture, lifestyle and personality. A simple scroll through their Instagram is testament enough to their ability to bless the tresses with natural born-with-it, woke-up-like this perms and Pinterest-worthy dye jobs. To make your first visit a little sweeter, Prep Luxe also offers 50 per cent off services done by senior stylists and stylists. Plus, you’ll be glad to know that it’s a salon with a heart. The salon gives back to society by offering free head shaves to patients who are suffering from cancer. Those who prefer this done in privacy will also have the option to undergo the shave in a curtained-off area.
Who to ask for: Den Ng, Hair Director of Prep Luxe Salon at Capitol Piazza. He’s the celebrity hairstylist chosen by to style the hair of Anna Boden – the co-director of Captain Marvel – amongst many other celebs.
15 Stamford Rd, #01-62 Capitol Piazza, Tel: 6384 1406
#3: Chez Vous
What sets it apart: Chez Vous’ team of stylists are all hair directors, which means each of them have at least 10 years of experience under their belt so you can be sure you’re in good hands when going short. With numerous awards and accolades, the team at Chez Vous prides itself on customer satisfaction, and you can return within 10 days of your haircut for a touch-up service—if you even need it. Plus, there are also in-house colour experts and scalp experts that can help enhance your look or scalp health.
Who to ask for: Specialising in bob hairstyles, Barry Lim (Director), is best known for his technique which focuses on the structure, shape and flow of your tresses to give you a beautifully textured ‘do that accentuates your face and head shape.
391 Orchard Road, #05-05 Ngee Ann City, Tel: 6732 9388