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#1 F1refighter

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

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#2 Zinzan

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:12 PM

Nice write up FF. I would go here rather than A Cut Above any bullshit hairstylist.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:17 PM

WOW! Too bad I'm too cheap for such a service.

#4 Zinzan

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

DIY!!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:28 PM

Not the same. It's a third of a bottle of very nice whisky for a shave and a haircut. I think I'll decide for the whisky every time.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

expensive barber shop, shall stick to my faithful indian at RM 12 a cut. thank you very much.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:03 PM

expensive barber shop, shall stick to my faithful indian at RM 12 a cut. thank you very much.

Ditto, although might give it a shot 1 day just for the experience. Actually, I was thinking of bringing my shaving soap and aftershave to my indian barber and ask them to use the stuff. Don't know whether they are agreeable.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

Actually i think the prices are very reasonable. Most of the clientele there pay upwards of rm120 for a cut at places like cut above anyway. Also the barbers are from iran, syria and elsewhere from the middle east. I got a very good shave from them.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:25 PM

Don't bother with the shoeshine though. I had to tell them about Starwax.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:40 PM

Ditto, although might give it a shot 1 day just for the experience. Actually, I was thinking of bringing my shaving soap and aftershave to my indian barber and ask them to use the stuff. Don't know whether they are agreeable.


Hi Zinzan, i am sure your trusty barber wouldn't mind you bringing along shaving soap, badger brush and aftershave, after he is done, do give him a good tip. We shoud always treat artisans with respect. Give it a shot ? hmmm maybe, I would, RM 95 a pop sure isn't value for money, never on a regular basis.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 07:42 PM

The niceties aside, how was the haircut?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

Very interesting. Wonder if Singapore has anything similar ?

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:25 PM

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:58 PM

Not the same. It's a third of a bottle of very nice whisky for a shave and a haircut. I think I'll decide for the whisky every time.


I like how you're thinking in terms of bottles of whisky.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:58 PM

One of the few times a chain debuts in Malaysia first...

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:10 AM

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#17 Zinzan

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:47 AM

Actually i think the prices are very reasonable. Most of the clientele there pay upwards of rm120 for a cut at places like cut above anyway. Also the barbers are from iran, syria and elsewhere from the middle east. I got a very good shave from them.

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For people who actually go to such places as A Cut Above, this worth a try. Well i dont, so i'll stick to my macha

#18 Zinzan

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

I like how you're thinking in terms of bottles of whisky.

Great minds think alike, drunken birds flock together??

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

The upcharge is justified if they deliver the goods i.e. a damned good hair cut and an indulgent experience.

Worse thing is when you go to so-called "top-notch" hairdressers and come out with a sub par hair cut, and the whole time you're there, they try to sell every service their salon has to offer.

That being said, I very much like my current barber who serves me beer when I walk in.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

6.. that is a different type of 'salon' you're takling 'bout.. ;)





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