It’s not hard finding a barbershop in Singapore. They are scattered across the island and a haircut can be had for fairly affordable prices. That said, many people want something more to their trims than just a buzz cut and this is where these new and old establishments come in, offering a plethora of services on top of that fade you regularly get.
Sultans of Shave
Sultans of Shave boast a team of barbers who take their skills very seriously, to the extent of going all the way to London to immerse and train themselves among some of the spiffiest barbers in the world. Expect to be pampered here while getting your cut as they take the whole process professionally, right down to their store’s decor where the warm hues do a lot to make customers feel relaxed and welcome.
World-renowned as the oldest barbershop in the world, having served heads of state and the like in their classic leather seats that hark back to Victorian England. Expect absolutely top quality and exquisite detail with your offerings as you are properly primed. They also offer a whole wad of other grooming services like manicures and facial treatments that have proved popular with clients.
One of the more outlandish set of barbers you will find, the great thing about this joint is the number of services they provide in terms of grooming. From hair removal and eyebrow maintenance, to the traditional haircuts and shaves, this is a one-stop destination for any guy to get whatever he wants as long as it has anything to do with hair.
Singaporean barbers might differ in their services from one another, but they are nothing short of creative with their names. This aptly named shop, which immediately brings attention to the steel jungle of America’s urban landscape, has been making waves by offering a very personalised service where each visit is a brand new experience as opposed to a regular cut. The focus on individuality over trends is a topping on the cake for the man who believes his haircut defines everything about him.
Our lead barber Sean working his magic on our customer who happens to be a stuntman. How cool is that?! #barberlife #seanthebarber http://ift.tt/1JoKcda
Starting out simply by hawking their services at the local HDBs across Singapore, these guys have now made a name for themselves as some of the finest barbers on the island. Their seemingly innocuous shop, where you have to climb the stairs to get in, might easily pass your eyes, but even without the obvious publicity, they have managed to gain a steady following with their very down-to-earth manner and quality of their cuts.
Another one with a strong vintage American vibe and an infatuation with classic rides, Autocutt offers a very no-nonsense but trendy haircut amongst other services. Famed for their sleek trims that seemingly came right out of the Nashville barbershops, this place is every bit as enjoyable if you love that decor where the really Singaporean shopfront is transported to some time capsule honouring old-school skateboard and shiny bikes.
A very homely but cluttered feel greets you at this joint and you can sense a strong sense of Americana with the Singapore vibe. Even their logo seems to take its cue from the biker hangs of USA. That garage shop mood echoes in their cuts and trims as well, focusing on the trendy and striking fades and pompadours that are timeless and vibrant at the same time.
Walking into an attic for a cut might seem like something out of a kitschy horror flick, but this place has managed to turn the most unsavoury of locations into a prime destination for a snip. Having been featured on local TV and newspapers, their reputation has grown by leaps and bounds as they continue to push the boundaries with their urban and trendy takes that have received quite a bit of attention.
A rather stately and dapper affair awaits if you decide to hop into this place. Named after the infamously stylish street in London, they pride themselves on impeccable service on top of the refined male grooming they offer. Heritage plays a key part here and expect quality old-fashioned trims but with a very modern take on it all.
A very Singaporean barber shop but with a modernised twist. They hearken back to the old school barbers where service was more about being friendly with your clientele and establishing relationships in a communal atmosphere. The staff feel like people you’ve known for a while and your trims are catered according to your personality and preferences. A great space that bridges the old in a new era.