Beauty

A Cut Above The Rest: Barbershops in SG

Give your old man a pampering at these hip joints

As men's self-care routines grow ever more complex and sophisticated, the popularity of the traditional grooming parlour and barbershop has seen a resurgence. We can imagine no better place to bring dad for a relaxing spruce-up this Father's Day, so assembled here are some of the island's best manscaping establishments.

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The Panic Room

THE PANIC ROOM

Ideal for: the slick dad

Proud cultivators of facial hair will love the range of beard oil and moustache wax stocked both on-site and online by this salon, which also sells pomades and other grooming necessities. If dad’s a little patchy and needs filling out, the Geylang Hair Tattoo will (literally) have him covered.

Where: 311A Geylang Road Lorong 17, Singapore 389350, tel: 8228 9063

Open Mon & Wed-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. Closed on Tue.

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Sultans Of Shave
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Sultans Of Shave

SULTANS OF SHAVE

Ideal for: the regal Dad

The London-trained experts at this coolly minimal barbershop specialise in a seven-phase — facial scrub, pre-shave oil, hot towel, shave + cold towel, post-shave balm, moisturizer and haircut) package called The Sultan’s experience, the perfect father’s day indulgence.

Where: 02-01, 11 North Canal Road, Singapore 048824, tel: 6222 0201

Open daily 10am-9.30pm.

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WE NEED A HERO

Ideal for: the shaggy dad

If your dad constantly gets mistaken for Cousin It from the Addams Family, get him to this grooming parlour pronto. A cousin of Strip and Browhaus, every depilatory solution from waxing, threading, tweezing, and IPL is on offer here, as are haircuts and luxurious shaves.

Where: #01-86, 57 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160057, tel: 6222 5590

Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 10am-8pm.

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TRUEFITT & HILL

Ideal for: the classic dad

A Singaporean outpost of a storied British institution — whose clients included Churchill and Sinatra — this grooming haven’s interiors take their cues from the decadent private clubs of old. While Trufitt & Hill’s menu boasts haircuts, massages and manis among its many services, it’s best known for its timeless wet-shave.

Where: 9 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069690, tel: 6223 5263 and 01-61 Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178906, tel: 6384 1440

Open daily 11.15am-8pm.

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Hounds of the Baskervilles
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Hounds of the Baskervilles

HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES

Ideal for: the vintage-lovin' dad

This place’s stylish barbers, with their Prohibition-era/Victorian hybrid style, are not just fans of the fashions of bygone eras, but of their elaborate grooming routines as well. Hot towel shaves and full-face manscaping aside, you’ll also find a known Victorian obsession on the Hounds’ list of services: tattooing.

Where: 24 Bali Lane, Singapore 189860, p. 6299 1197

Open Mon-Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 11am-7pm. Closed on Sun.

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Jermyn Street

JERMYN STREET

Ideal for: the cool dad

Named after the London home of Turnbull & Asser and Hawes & Curtis, dad will get the bespoke treatment at this classic all-rounder barbershop. Bonus: a complimentary cup of coffee or dram of liquor.

Where: 108 Amoy Street, Singapore 069928, tel: 6220 4010

Open Mon-Fri 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-8pm. Closed on Sun.

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