Singapore’s Top Offbeat Hair Salons

This three-month-old salon is the first one in Singapore dedicated to hair blowouts. Getting the perfect look together can be a pain, especially if you have to crack your brain to describe it. Here, they make it easy for you—their menus are preloaded into iPads, featuring preset blowout styles like curls, wavy, updo and volume. They serve complimentary wine, too.

Blink and you’ll miss it. This quaint shophouse nook looks nothing like a salon. No shiny surfaces here; just hand-drawn walls, ceiling lamps and a handful of propped up wooden box shelves. Run by Loh Yahnee, who left her banking job of eight years to pursue hairstyling, this little salon serves just two at a time (and provides free Wi-Fi for you to stay connected). Haircuts from Headspace lean towards the quirky side (think asymmetrical pixies and blonde tails), so be quick with that booking if that sounds like your thing.

Hounds of the Baskervilles
Named after the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle crime novel, this charming old English-style collective serves up the ultimate in luxurious men’s grooming: straight razor shaves with the quintessential hot towel treatment and immaculate haircuts (that take forever but are so worth it). Run by the dapper Feroze McLeod and his team, the real kicker of the salon is that some of their Australia-trained barbers are also professional tattoo artists, and the shop gets visits from guest inksmen around the world. Appointments are recommended.

Premium Barbers
Another barber concept that has received a warm welcome from discerning local folk is Premium Barbers. On top of providing what all true traditional barbers are good for—hot towel ($35) and hot foam shaves ($35)—Premium Barbers also has haircuts (from $29) and shoe shining ($10) on the menu. Feeling a little showy? Get your hair colored or even some hair tattoo art done.