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The Brother's Barber looking for a brother's barber

Postby TexasBrown » Sun, 13 Apr 2008 6:07 pm

Hey fellas. I'm moving to Singapore in a couple of weeks from the States. I've been to Singapore a few times on business as well as planning my eventual relocation. As part of my checklist, it would be great to find a decent barber. I've been cutting hair for over 17 years...licensed and all..which helped tremendously as a part-time job during college. Even though I can cut my own hair, it's rather time consuming as compared to getting it cut at one of the local barbers. Can one of you rate the barber you located as well as give me a location on the find?

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Postby MrIntl » Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:42 pm

Hey Texas:

I went to the guy that Sensouth recommended last week and I must say he did a decent job. I especially liked his skill with the razor. He could not give my fade that skin tight Philly closeness but I have yet to find a baber in Asia that could.

That being said his shop is a very long taxi ride from my place. I do not know where you are planning on staying but if its in the city (I am in the CBD) you may want to check out the barbers in Little India. Another brotha from Texas told me to check them out. I think that is where I will be headed next time unless you are setting up some part-time office hours. Good luck with the relocation.

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Postby MrIntl » Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:46 pm

Hey Texas...below are the directions that Sensouth gave me.

The place is called

Pandian Hair Dressing Saloon (yes that is how it is spelled)


144, Upper Bukit Timah Road, 12 k.m.
Beauty World Centre, #B1-13, Singapore 2158

Reservations - 4687225

It is a barber shop operated by Indian barbers. However, Selvam can take care of you. He has cut me and my friend from London. Be sure to ask for him by name. He works from 9am til 9pm everday except Fridays. I usually just walk in.

I'd recommend that you take a cab as it is a bit out of the way. When you arrive, walk down the steps next to the supermarket and enter the tinted doors (looks a bit deceiving, as if nothing's down there, but there are loads of shops down there). Once you go in, walk straight to the back and look for the barber shop sign.

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Barbers for Black Men in Singapore

Postby Sensouth » Tue, 15 Apr 2008 3:10 pm

Mr Intl and Texas

MI: Glad you got a decent cut. I sent Texas a private message basically confirming the same thing. The Little India leads I got when I first arrived never panned out, so I continue to go to Upper Bukit Timah Rd. I figured out that you can cut down on the cost a lot by taking the MRT to Dover station and then catch a cab or the bus from there. I got a haircut on this past Sunday. Cab was less than $6 from Dover MRT. Bus would've been cheaper of course. If you have any luck with the Little India barber search, let me know.

Texas: Make sure you bring your cutters with you, you might be the answer long term :)

Guys, feel free to send a private message anytime.

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Postby kwokhua » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:06 am

Interesting topic that we have here. Singaporeans are pretty innovative and entrepreneur by nature. I am sure if the demand is high, the supply will be there. Pester your neighbourhood hairdressers or barbers to learn the art and skills of handling the curls and twirls.

Do not worry too much about that. :-) More and more Africans or blacks are now settling down in Singapore.

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Hitting the Barbershop this Weekend

Postby TexasBrown » Fri, 02 May 2008 6:56 pm

Ok guys, I'm going to hit the barbershop this weekend. I'll post feedback once the adventure is complete. Also, where can a brother hang out here. I've hit all the tourist spots. Now that I'm local for the next two years, want to hang where the locals hang.

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Sensouth..holla back

Postby TexasBrown » Fri, 02 May 2008 7:12 pm

I got your private message but I can't respond as I don't have enough posts. Anyway, when you get this, shot me some contact info. For the moment, I'm staying off of Beach Road securing permanent accommodations. If the Singapore barber situation doesn't work out, I'll be "slicing & dicing" myself. It's time consuming but better than paying for mediocre cuts.

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Finnaly

Postby Daoud » Fri, 09 May 2008 3:37 pm

Yes mi breddrin

I feel ya pain. Been out here for 6 mths and my hair now looks like DoN King's and as for my beard ...

Caucasians & Asiatics just don't overstand!

We should start a lobby group.

P E A C E

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How did it go?

Postby Sensouth » Fri, 09 May 2008 8:36 pm

Texas: how did it go at the barber's? Hope it all turned out ok.

If not, :oops!:

Bro. D - no need to grow dreads, check out Selvam he can hook you up with a basic cut.

Mr Int'l - if you read this, update us on any success you might have had in Little India.

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Sorely Disappointed Guys

Postby TexasBrown » Sun, 11 May 2008 8:36 pm

Sensouth,

Thanks for the tip with the barber but I was sorely disappointed. The guy was ok but no better than if I would have did it myself. Consequently, I think I'll be doing the job on my own. I've invested in the power converters as this will be an ongoing job for the next two years. I've reached out to my partners in the States to send me over more clipper blades, accessories, etc. as I will be in this one for the long haul. Thanks anyway.

Texas Bred

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Looking for a barber to cut black hair in Singapore

Postby nazbil » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 4:06 pm

Hi Sensouth,

I was looking at the posts and you mentioned you found a barber who is able to cut black hair. Can you pls let me know where this barber is? My fiance, who is black, and I just got back from NY for our wedding next week and he is in desperate need of a haircut. He can't use a normal clipper and normally uses a t-liner but most of the salons either don't seem to know what that is or don't carry it. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks!

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Postby jrjrg » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 9:11 pm

I bought a Braun Hair clipper/beard trimmer and do it myself :)

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Looking for Hair dresser

Postby TriciaB » Mon, 25 Aug 2008 9:04 am

Hi All,
I know this is a guy conversation but you did mention wives and girlfriends so I was wondering if they found anyone to do their hair? Been here since May and let's just say I may be needing a barber soon.....

BTW also from the Caribbean - big up the yardies!!

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Picking up craft again - Fresh fades for my brothers

Postby TexasBrown » Mon, 18 Jan 2010 7:10 pm

All,

Looks like I'm going to be in Singapore for another year and as such, I think I'm going to pick up my haircutting craft again as a hobby to help pass the time plus network and meet a few fellow brothers in Singapore. I'm officially providing fresh barber style cuts for those brothers who are in need. I bring over 20 years of experience to this craft with about 7 years as my official profession pre and post my old college years before I found a REAL job (LOL). So, if you haven't found a decent barber that you're satisfied with and you miss "YOUR" barber back home, give me a shout. I also have and can get trimmers as well (overseas 230v for those who are interested - Oster Finisher Trimmer 230v ) but you have to act fast while supplies last.

If you're happy with your current arrangement, fantastic...however if you're struggling during your stay here in Sing Sing...keep the faith..help is just an email away.

Contact me at bigtexasbrown@yahoo.com and we'll get you scheduled and situated from there.

“Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."”

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 18 Jan 2010 9:19 pm

Looks a lot like soliciting to me.......

especially with spamming identical posts in multiple threads. I will let this instance go but the other ones have been deleted. You have been on this board long enough that you know the rules here. No advertising & no spam (identical multiple postings). The brothers will see this post no doubt so there isn't any reason to dredge up all the old posts with the same questions.

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