Where to get that slick pompadour, a cut throat shave and some good ol’ pampering.

Here's your starter kit to becoming a bona-fide dandy, from hair to indulgent spa sessions.


Grease Monkey Barber Garage

Grease Monkey Barber Garage

This testosterone-pumped men’s salon may have a slightly intimidating store front—think industrial interiors with steel fixtures, metal grilles and chrome bikes, but the new-ish outfit has already garnered a following for their neat Mad-Men style pompadours. Check out their happy hour promotion which offers cuts at $30 and cut and wash at $38 from 11am-5pm daily.

Price: From $34-$38 for a haircut to $45 for a cut and wash.
Where: 15 Mayo St., 8717-1515, www.facebook.com/Grease-Monkey-Barber-Garage

Premium Barbers

The no-frills barber shop at International Building has recently opened another "barber spa" outlet at Orchard Gateway. Like its flagship, the salon offers haircuts and color, cut throat shaves and beard and moustache trims. It comes complete with a hip bar serving ice-cold beers, wines and spirits if you're thirsty, of course.

Price: From $28 for a hair wash to $110 for a cut and color.
Where: #04-12/13 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd., 6702-6228, www.premium-barber.com


Truefitt & Hill Capitol Piazza

Truefitt & Hill

This luxe London gentlemen’s barber and perfumer is a strong champion of tradition, having worked their shears since 1805. If you want a truly elevated grooming experience, pop over to their centrally-located second salon at Capitol Piazza. On top of the usual cuts and shaves, opt for their head and face massages, or a spa manicure and pedicure.

Price: From $15 for a wax to $160 for hair coloring.
Where: #01-61 Capitol Building, 15 Stamford Rd., 6384-1440, www.truefittandhill.com.sg

For a full list of cool barbershops in Singapore, head here.


Urban Homme

One of the few spa, body and skincare specialists just for men, Urban Homme offers an extensive range of treatments such as Intense Pulse Light Therapy, Face Lifting Programme and the Urban Men’s Spa Indulgence, with five different variations to choose from. There are even slimming programs and a Golfer’s Special foot spa, comprising a hot pebbled foot bath, foot massage, herbal ball treatment and sports massage.

Price: From $155 for a 45-min body massage to $500 for a facial peel treatment
Where:  #04-47/48 Nex, 23 Serangoon Central, 6284-6166, www.urbanhommeformen.com

Qi Mantra

Inspired by traditional Chinese treatments, this modern Zen spa focuses on relaxing treatments for undoing those knots in your neck, shoulders and back, "detoxing" massages and facials using acupressure methods. It’s a mostly unisex outfit, but some sessions popular with men include Star Blast, a one hour full body massage and the O2 Bubble facial, a 90 min treatment.

Price: From $42 for a Footsie Tootsie foot massage to $480 for a Glow Discovery Facial Peel.
Where: #03-09/10 Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 6836-3682, www.qimantra.com





It’s an Australian cult favorite that is pretty much a no-brainer for metrosexuals. But if you’re a complete noob, hit up this sleek brand for a one-stop run to stock up on premium botanical-based bath, hair and skincare essentials. Some must-haves include the Moroccan Neroli shaving serum, Geranium Leaf body scrub and Oil Free Facial Hydrating serum.

Price: From $21 for Rosehip Seed lip cream (6ml) to $407 for Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant eye cream (60ml).
Where: #01-11 Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Rd., 6384-5898, www.aesop.com


Alexiares & Ani

Alexiares & Ani

This Singapore-based skincare label produces hypoallergenic cleansers, toners, serums, exfoliators, moisturizers, sunscreens and masques infused with antioxidants, vitamins and clinically-tested peptides. Try The Archangel, an antioxidant serum which helps boost the skin against long-term effects of free radicals.

Price: From $39 for The Deity mattifying SPF 30 sunscreen (30ml) to $179 for The Advocate advanced retinol serum (30ml).
Where: www.alexiares-and-ani.com




Check out this local skincare brand for soothing face and body oils made from natural ingredients such as camellia, argan and jojoba seed sourced from countries like the US, Argentina and Morocco. One of their best-selling products, Lifted Mist, revitalizes tired complexions with bergamot and peppermint.

Price: From $38 for a Smooth-Me-Out acne spot treatment oil (5ml) to $58 for a Super Man organic travel set.
Where: www.frankskincare.com

Men’s Grooming Bar

Tang Plaza has a new men’s grooming section tucked away at level three and it features 10 permanent hair and skincare brands such as Belif Homme, Biotherm Homme, Clinique, Intelligent Nutrients, Lab Series, Nioxin, Sebastian Professional and SK-II Men. You can either approach the bar’s consultants or browse the products via an iPad, if you’re slightly more reticent.

Price: Upon request
Where: L/3 Tangs at Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Rd., www.tangs.com

Men’s Bazaar Singapore

There’s no need to make a trip down to the barbershop for cult haircare and styling products. This local website stocks a wide range of pomades, wax, shaving products, shampoos and styling tools from 28 brands like Admiral Pomade, Byvilain, Hanz De Fuko and Mister Pompadour.

Price: From $3 for a comb to $87 for a Hanz de Fuko hairstyling bundle.
Where: www.mensbazaar.sg

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