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Choosing the right hair salon is almost the only way to guarantee that you will receive the best hair cuts, latest professional techniques and stellar service. But this is easier said than done.

With hair salons in practically every corner of Singapore, it can be rather confusing to narrow down your options to find the right hair salon.

A good way to begin your search is to ask for a referral from your family and friends. The easiest way to find a hair salon suited to your needs is to ask someone you know with hair styles similar to what you want. If you are daring enough, you can even ask any complete stranger that you see while you are out shopping which hair salon she goes to. Remember: you may never get a chance to do so again.

But again, no two hair stylists take the same artistic approach to their work. A particular stylist or hair salon may do a fantastic job on your cousin’s long hair but still not be quite able to do the same on yours.

That does not mean that this hair salon is inferior in any way. It just means that you need to find a hair salon that is more suited to your particular style and needs.

Other than referrals, your own observation may be enough to let you detect some ‘red flags’ to decide if a particular hair salon is your ideal choice.

Here are just a few:


Hair stylists are professional. How about hair salon? Again, it’s all about pride. Professionals hairstylists who take pride in their work will strive to create the right atmosphere for their customers.


Professional and effective communication is vital in a hair salon. By observing how the stylists interact with their customers, you will know if that salon is a place you want to give business to.

Salon Interior and Cleanliness

Other than the ‘usual cleanliness’ we expect from any public areas, look for sanitary procedures such as the use of clean combs and brushes, sanitary neck strips and a clean work station. If a hair salon feels dirty, do not frequent it. The logic is simply. If a particular hair salon does not take pride in their salon to keep it clean, why would they take pride in the work they put out the door?


The above advice will in some ways help you in finding the right hair salon without making too many trial and error (they cost money).