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#1 lamergod

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hey guys, been trying forever to find a good barber in Singapore. Something like those you see in Boardwalk Empire or Mad Men. Like old school men's barber

#2 Petia

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Sri Dewa opp Thompson Medical Centre is as old school as it gets.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Got a haircut at Sri Dewa Alexandra Village. Very retro with barber seat and a basin at each chair.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

I cut my hair at a barber academy in East London. It's free!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Huiyoh. Had the best barber experience just now. Was walking around near my hotel, and popped into an Indian barber. "Gunting ka mesin?" He wanted to know. After a satisfactory haircut, I was standing up to pay and leave but he pushed me back into the chair. "Masaj sikit," he said. What followed was a violent scalp rubbing, quite invigorating. Then he kinda squeezed by eyebrows. Neck, shoulder, all thoroughly kneaded. Then the arms, followed by the hands. He pulled on each finger until there was a soft "pop" from the knuckle.

I asked how much. "Tiga."

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

^ doesn't get much better than that !

Ask for the razorblade shave next time :)

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:47 PM

That happened to me too. Except I had my face covered by a hot towel and was accosted by two large Turkish men... at the same time.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

I just had a bad experience with the barber last week. At my usual mamak had the bad luck of having a barber with a bad BO. Excruciating half an hour but he did quite a good shave.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:09 AM

Huiyoh. Had the best barber experience just now. Was walking around near my hotel, and popped into an Indian barber. "Gunting ka mesin?" He wanted to know. After a satisfactory haircut, I was standing up to pay and leave but he pushed me back into the chair. "Masaj sikit," he said. What followed was a violent scalp rubbing, quite invigorating. Then he kinda squeezed by eyebrows. Neck, shoulder, all thoroughly kneaded. Then the arms, followed by the hands. He pulled on each finger until there was a soft "pop" from the knuckle.

I asked how much. "Tiga."



Are you sure you weren't being fondled? :D

#10 holymoly

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

Walked past this.

 

http://www.weneedahero.sg/

 

We Need A Hero #01-86 57 Eng Hoon St., Singapore 

 

Another one high class barber shop like the following:

 

Truefitt & Hill 9 Ann Siang Road 069690

 

Hounds of the Baskervilles 24 Bali Lane 189860

 

 

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SGD35 & up for a barber cut. SGD28 & up for a shave.

 

Somewhat irrelevant: SGD10 to wax your nipples & SGD25 for your crack. ^_^

 

 

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

Then again, it is possible to get a no-fuss hair cut for SGD3.80 at Snip Avenue.

 

http://snipavenue.com/shop/

 

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

^ my wife's boss ex employer turned arch enemies.

Edit: i met the owner of hounds at an event and he was quite chill. I see where he is coming from when he meant working class.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

I stumbled upon the most amazing guy ever. I think he's even Malaysian or something. He has six vids up on youtube, here's one of them.

 

 

 

As eye-opening and immensely interesting as his vids on makeup and hairstyling are (I didn't know so much work and technique went into these things), I doubt I'll ever actually follow them (too time consuming). But some of you might.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 01:52 AM

Great find. 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:36 PM

dropped in we need a hero this afternoon. really quite enjoyed the barber experience there.



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:32 PM

http://forums.hardwa...ad-4387013.html

My experience at a new gentlemens barber in the CBD.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:42 PM

I expect a happy ending to a SGD48 haircut.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:18 PM

Proof that Singaporean cash is easy.

You just need to market yourself properly as a high end luxurious service and you will see flocks begging you to take their money.

But I guess a service/product is valued at a price which the consumer is willing to pay.

My barber tucked in a corner of the ally operates on the street for $8. Phew.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:39 PM

I do support old men barbers all of races too. With all the 2-5 dollar saloons invading the heartlands, I suspect they might have difficulty making ends meet.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

I stumbled upon the most amazing guy ever. I think he's even Malaysian or something. He has six vids up on youtube, here's one of them.




As eye-opening and immensely interesting as his vids on makeup and hairstyling are (I didn't know so much work and technique went into these things), I doubt I'll ever actually follow them (too time consuming). But some of you might.


My wife will start a drama if I touch her ironing thingy watever you call it




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