A universal tool for self-expression, the importance of a good hairstyle is undeniable. Always do your research beforehand—if you’re looking to reinvent your look, seek a stylist based on the type of cut you are after. Ask yourself what you are willing to commit to, especially in terms of styling time and maintenance. For example, if you’re a wash-and-go kind of person, a haircut that requires daily styling might not be feasible. Or if you are not willing to trim your hair frequently, a pixie crop would not work. Don’t be afraid to ask questions so your stylist can get a better idea of what you’re looking for.
At the Salon
Best Creative Haircut
Creative Cut with Chief Salon Director, from $90, Chez Vous
On top of his 27 years of experience, what sets Chez Vous’ Thomas Teo apart is his keen attitude towards customers. He dedicates a substantial amount of time for each of his appointments, chatting with customers to pick up little details about them, so he can create a new look that suits their likes and lifestyle. Not only will you feel at ease about getting a hair makeover, you’ll also absolutely love your new ’do. Visit chezvoushair.com
Most Directional Haircut
Cut with Art Director, from $85, NEXT Salon Holland Village
Telling your stylist to do whatever he or she wants with your hair requires infallible trust, but it also takes a lot of finesse on the stylist’s part. Taking cues from the trial judge, the salon’s Art Director Darren Ong designed a short and sharp crop that not only required little maintenance, it also kept her thick and unmanageable hair in check. Visit nexthairsalon.com
Best VIP Haircut Service
Cleanse, Cut & Finish, from $248, kimrobinson
For the ultimate salon experience, look no further. Everything from its plush interiors, top-notch service (delivered by everyone from the hostess to salon assistants) and the stylist’s first class technique will satisfy even the most discerning style connoisseurs. Visit kimrobinson.com
Best Haircut for Men
Cut with Creative Stylist, $55, Hairloom
Unpretentious and inviting, this salon is the epitome of no muss, no fuss. Plus, Creative Stylist Peter Lee dishes out useful styling and hair care tips for easy DIY maintenance—bonus points in our books. Visit hairloom.sg
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