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Postby Lodamt » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 6:01 pm

Hey, i'm from the UK desperately looking for a haircut out here asap. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Aug 2011 6:55 pm

Did you even bother to read the thread?

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Postby richie303 » Wed, 10 Aug 2011 2:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Did you even bother to read the thread?

Do you have Masters? :P
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Pandian Hair Dressing Saloon

Postby waldro » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:06 am

Hi Guys

Pandian Hair Dressing Saloon

Is it true this place only charges $6.00 for haircut?
Are they professional Barbers that you recommend to new expat in town?
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MrIntl wrote: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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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:50 am

Professional Barbers? On what do you base your criteria? They've been probably cutting hair for 20 to 50 years. So, in that respect, yeah, they are professional. Have they got certificates from a haircutting school? doubtful. They are barbers, not hair dressers.

But yeah, local heartland barbers, usually either Indian or Malay, charge between $6 & 10 for a hair cut. Nothing fancy, but efficient. Part of the Asian experience. Or you can go up market slightly and visit places like Hounds of the Baskervilles where a cut will cost you around $25 to $40 (if you want a shave as well). African type hair also done there. OR you can go to a hair dressing salon and pay more than $100 to have some nancy cut your hair.

Myself? If I didn't shave my own pate, I'd opt for Hounds of the Baskervilles. Has a certain old world class dating from the '40s & 50s. Also supporting Movember.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:03 pm

http://goo.gl/maps/77X4U

On the corner of Lorong Limau and Kim Keat Road - on the side of an old building opposite a coffeeshop is an old barber chair sitting on the sidewalk in the open air. An ancient old Indian fellow cuts hair there for $2 if you're desperate.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:12 pm

That one scroungy looking chair, I must say. ;-)

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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 2:28 pm

http://goo.gl/maps/XtrGX

Right in this street view.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 2:53 pm

You should have just left it the other way so people would explore a bit! :cool:

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Postby waldro » Thu, 22 Nov 2012 5:30 pm

Thanks for your reply.

I went to the Indian Barber at Beauty World - Bukit Timah B1-13 and looked for Selvam the barber that many recommended, he was busy sleeping outside in an arm chair and was very loud and blunt saying Haircut now $12.00. I was somewhat offended by his NO care attitude and tone and left.

I guess the $6.00 - 10.00 range is no more the trend at Selvam's Barber Shop at Beauty World and that area, maybe they think that all us Expatriates are Rich and just throw away money.

Good News, I found a Great Barber Shop in Little India and the guys here were so welcoming and went out of their way to apologize for the wait seeing their were several customers waiting before me, unlike Bukit Timah that had NO Customers at all. The elderly Indian Barber went about a really trendy cut for me with allot of attention to detail leaving me looking much younger and covering his floor with a whole lot of my blond hair. "thank god for that". At the end all he asked was $6.00.

He deserved allot more though in my opinion as he did a good job.

I will get the name of this place and post it for all to try.


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sundaymorningstaple wrote:Professional Barbers? On what do you base your criteria? They've been probably cutting hair for 20 to 50 years. So, in that respect, yeah, they are professional. Have they got certificates from a haircutting school? doubtful. They are barbers, not hair dressers.

But yeah, local heartland barbers, usually either Indian or Malay, charge between $6 & 10 for a hair cut. Nothing fancy, but efficient. Part of the Asian experience. Or you can go up market slightly and visit places like Hounds of the Baskervilles where a cut will cost you around $25 to $40 (if you want a shave as well). African type hair also done there. OR you can go to a hair dressing salon and pay more than $100 to have some nancy cut your hair.

Myself? If I didn't shave my own pate, I'd opt for Hounds of the Baskervilles. Has a certain old world class dating from the '40s & 50s. Also supporting Movember.

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Re: Barbers for Black Men in Singapore?

Postby TheArtist » Mon, 19 Sep 2016 2:30 pm

Theres a barber from New York named DON, who lives in Singapore who specializes in black hair. He does fades, tapers, wave cuts, shape ups, beard trim,.. He does it all. Very professional.
Freshest cuts I've had in all of Asia.

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Re: Barbers for Black Men in Singapore?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Sep 2016 4:58 pm

Or you can see KC at the Grease Monkey Barber Garage. Formerly from Hounds of the Baskervilles as I've mentioned in a post above. Good place to go if you like Bikes as well. According to the guys on the US Navy ships when they are in port, he's in tune with the tight curlies and has lots of repeat business. Down on Mayo Lane just a four minute walk from the Rochor MRT Station (DT13). Does some pretty sick work so I've been told. I'm a skin-head so don't visit much. ;-) He's been badgering me to let him trim my beard though. Told him to wait till it reaches 24 months (at 20+ and 9" in length but a kinky beard that would stretch to about 10.5 if I could straighten it out.


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