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Toni&Guys: indeed a hair salon with high professionalism

Post by gracElynn » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 8:59 pm

Hi all!

Would just like to share a little pleasant experience of mine with all of you.

I have always believed that our hair is our most precious asset as it greatly affects our overall appreance. Hence, I am pretty apprehensive when it comes to cutting my hair, being afraid of unsuitable haircuts.

A couple of months ago, I had been given the opportunity to have my hair cut by one of Toni&Guy Academy trainers, Venson Ong, who was conducting a demonstration attended by various hair stylists from the region. Being tired of my straight long hair (with long fringe), I took the opportunity to try out something different.

Before the demonstration, I had met up with Venson to discuss my preferences as well as what creative styles he was planning to work on. I was marvelled by his professionalism, as he would conscientiously work through my hair, figuring out the most suitable creative style for me.

Eventually, what resulted from the demonstration was definitely a desirable outcome: keeping my hair long, he had snipped off my fringe to various lengths and created layerings to give my hair a soft feel.

My friends had complimented my new look and they prefer it to my old, mundane hairstyle. I would like to applaud Venson for his professionalism as what he has demonstrated is what I believe all in his profession should fulfill: To provide the most desirable and suitable hair creations to the customers, hence boosting our confidence and self-esteem.


Hiar styles

Post by Fibby » Mon, 28 Feb 2005 9:31 pm

Can you describe how did he cut your long hair? I have long and boring hair style and would like to give it a big but not drastic change...


Yes, he's the man!

Post by Crawford » Wed, 02 Mar 2005 11:28 pm

Yes, this trainer-cum-stylist is excellent. Humble, no airs, friendly, oriental jap-pop look which melts my wife's heart. Hahaha. We just moved in last year from Paris, gone through some bad hair experiences by many local stylists who can't groom or cut what they called "angmo" hair UNTIL we found him - Venson Ong at Toni&GUy. He was highly recommended by my CEO. Singapore needs more local professional stylists like him able to cut westerners' hair & gear up to our standards. There are, no doubt of course but I think very few.


Great to hear!

Post by Guest » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 4:42 pm

Really? that's so nice to hear. Question is, how much does the hair style and hair treatment cost? just the range so i would have an idea.

By the way, where's the salon located?


Post by Lisa77 » Fri, 11 Mar 2005 12:54 pm

that is the best about tony& Guy Academy: the price for everything is 8 $!!! But it's only open mon- fri 9-6, so it's not easy for working people like me. and you have to bring a lot of time, because it should be a training or assessment for the trainees and students at the academy, not just a free or cheap haircut. this is also, why they prefer customers, who are open to new haircuts and colours and don't want to get a cheap cut without any experimental joy for the students!
but they are really great! and don't be afraid, that they are only students: an english instructor is alsways araound and has a look at your hair, so that nothing can happen!


disaster at the academy

Post by phlaunt » Mon, 28 Mar 2005 12:02 am

I strongly discourage anyone from going to the academy!! I mean I could have been unlucky but that single one experience is enough for me. I went there because my friend told me to before she colours my hair. The person who was cutting my hair is a trainee I can tell she's very nervous and I can understand that. But after going through the style that I want, she got even more nervous and went to consult her trainer.

The trainer came over and explained to me why the style wouldnt suit me and being the guilible person I am, I believed him, after all he's the professional. And guess what, I came out looking like a country pumkin!!!! It was no way near anything they've communicated to me. They told me they'll cut layer but i seriously can't see any layers!!

Know what I think? That trainee has yet to learn the kind of layer that I was asking for so the trainer tried to get me to do a hair cut which is the level that the trainee can handle!!! I was so upset!!!

But fortunately, on that veryday, I went to Toni & Guys at Robinsons and got this hairstylist Celine to savage my hair. She did such a good job, i walked out looking a brand new person. Some one more trendy!! Phew. Now even my sister in law goes to her for hair cut.


why opt for a student price haircut when you can afford pro?

Post by JBJ » Tue, 29 Mar 2005 5:23 pm

I be more curious why in the first place you opt for a trainee haircut when you can afford a pro, which you finally do so at the same salon though not the academy. A trainee is a trainee. You should have know the risks. This is a message that don't expect too much from anything which is cheap or even free. Quality has a price tag.


Re: Great to hear!

Post by Guest » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 4:32 pm

Anonymous wrote:Really? that's so nice to hear. Question is, how much does the hair style and hair treatment cost? just the range so i would have an idea.

By the way, where's the salon located?
Yes im very interested in the above questions too. Can anyone advise? Thanks.

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Rare find

Post by SL500 » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:08 am

Blk 531 Upper Cross Street
#02-67 Hong Lim Complex
Singapore 050531
Tel:6536 3613

Hair Stylist
Thomas Puah
H/P:9836 3193

I found this hair saloon. the stylist is very professional. excellent service. the price is not expensive. you will get more than what u paid for. value for money. always feel so good. highly recommended. must try! better than those popular saloons i went before. satisfaction guaranteed even for the most demanding customers. can't believe such a first-class hair stylist works quietly in chinatown. u will know what i mean when he do ur hair.
remember to fix appointment to avoid uneccessary long waiting.

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Re: Toni&Guys: indeed a hair salon with high professiona

Post by Barczar » Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:25 am

gracElynn wrote:Hi all!

I have always believed that our hair is our most precious asset as it greatly affects our overall appreance. Hence, I am pretty apprehensive when it comes to cutting my hair, being afraid of unsuitable haircuts.
You believe that your hair is your most precious asset?...Seriously? I don't know but that sounds so false and shallow? Of course speaking as a guy who shaves his head not because I'm balding, but because i can't be bothered with it in this heat and humidity and besides I'm a helluva good looking bad boy with or without hair. I'd like to think that my most precious asset is my sense of humour or strong musical voice or my musical talents, or my smarts or spiritual connections or business savy or my friends or my family...anything but my hair? Just sounds so shallow...
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Post by iamdanny » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 12:15 pm

imo i feel tat our features are most impt assets... look at andy lau. when he shaved til skinhead he stil looks handsome n charming cos he gt nice eyes n nose esp his sharp eagle beak nose.... but then hair can improve a personlooks alot look at jay chou he look better wif tt messy long fringe hair covering his forehead cos he gt quite high forehead. so exposing his forehead may nt loook gd for him.... anyway care to share this contact of this hairstylist? i feel like dye n cut my hair

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Worst hair stylist i ever tried

Post by evelyn78 » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 7:42 pm

i went to this Thomas puah from the styling shop based on the number of good feedback i saw from this website. But to my horror, this is the worst hair cut experience i ever had. I wanted a hair cut based on a picture i saw in a magazine. I just rebonded my hair few months ago and my hair was shoulder length. I have told Thomas not to cut my hair too short and layered too short as i tend to have fly away and frizzy hair if my hair is to cut too short. Half way cutting my hair Thomas made a mistake by cutting my top hair too short and to fix his mistakes, he kept on cutting my hair shorter and shorter and with lots of layers. At the end he spent 2 hours cutting my hair! I nearly cried when i saw all my nice straight rebonded hair was cut and i look really ugly and horrible with my new hairstyle.

i was so unhappy with my haircut and expressed my opinion to Thomas. He actually didnt think it was his fault to cut my hair too short. He blamed it on my previous stylist that the way she rebonded my hair was wrong. At the end instead of giving a free hair cut considered i was not happy with the result, he charged my $28 for the ugly hair cut. I was so angry, sad and my tears almost dropped when i looked at the mirror.


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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Mar 2008 8:21 pm

Hate to say it but you get what you pay for. You pay for trainees, expect to get mistakes. That's why they are in school and still trainees. If you want guarantees the go to the salon instead. Training academy hair cuts are for those who aren't particular. Now if it were a 3 or 4 hundred dollar hair appointment you would have a reason to whinge, cry & moan.

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