Clover Hair Boutique @ Far East Plaza
- Experienced hairstylists often involved in styling for magazine shoots, TV shows and other media shoots
- Customers generally happy with haircuts, hair colour and rebonding
- Meticulous blowdry at the end of the haircut
- Good service with friendly hairstylists and drinks refilled pretty quick!
- You might be able to spot some celebrities popping by for a hair service or two!
- No hardselling
- Reasonable prices
- Central location
- Raymond (Founder of Clover Hair Boutique)
Founded with the very philosophy to help customers see a different side to themselves, Clover has grown to be one of Singapore’s most well-known salons for makeover haircuts and colour. The trendy outfit, located at the entrances of Far East Plaza, is often packed with young executives, students and even celebrities looking to reinvent themselves with stylists they know they can trust.
On top of Raymond’s frequent training sessions and close coordination between stylists and colourists, many of Clover’s stylists have been involved in hairdressing models, bloggers and celebrities for Mediacorp TV programs, fashion shows and magazine shoots. Such exposure and training is possibly the reason why so many have been satisfied with their hair services!
Cozycot Top 100 Beauty Professional and a familiar face behind the scenes in fashion shows and TV programs, hair maestro Raymond has accumulated more than 18 years of experience in the industry. Due to his extensive experience and strong sense of style, Raymond’s customers always leave Clover satisfied and happy with their new change of style.
In fact, he is so good that a huge hair salon chain in Guangzhou S Hairstyle Salon has employed him as a consultant to help bring Singapore hairstyle trends to China! This unfortunately means that he will be away from 8th till 22nd of every month from March onwards. So do make an appointment with him early if you wish to try his services!
The stylist most associated with Clover from the very beginning, Keida is probably Clover’s most well reviewed hairstylist!
It is almost as if Keida can read minds; customers love Keida as he always seems to create the hairstyle they’ve been secretly wanting! This technique of his comes from years of patiently understanding customers’ desires and integrating what they want with what he is exposed to: new fashion trends he sees in magazine shoots and TV shows.
It is however not easy to make an appointment with Keida as he is extremely popular among Clover’s customers and very active in external events ie. Magazine shoots and TV shows. Therefore, he is another one of those stylists you’ve got to catch hold of at least a week in advance!
With more than 30 years in the industry, Jimson is one of the most experienced hairstylists we’ve seen. He is an expert particularly in the art of haircut and perms, making sure that both the inline and outline of your hair are well cut to achieve your desired change in shape! He is so good at it, he was previously engaged as a trainer to teach haircutting to Thai stylists!
Jimson’s great cuts also mean that perms turn out particularly nice as the curls start and end exactly where it is supposed to. Definitely someone we’re confident to recommend for a great haircut and perm!
“Hairdressing is one of the few artistic fields with a direct impact on its recipients. That is why I want to create a legacy and make this my lifelong career.”
Although Nicholas trained to be a hairstylist more than 8 years ago, his background as an art teacher continues to influence the way he sees and designs hairstyles. Hair, to him, is a canvas for which customers should celebrate their personality. With his artistic background and strong training as a technician previously, Nicholas is really good with bringing out one’s best with hair colours.
Even though his ombre is really good, Nicholas prefers to take the time to understand each customers’ desires before recommending a hairstyle that best suits them!
PS. You will probably also find his schedule often full as he is busy with both magazine shoots and waiting list of customer appointments!
One of those who would make you turn around for a second look, John is among the trendiest and coolest stylists in Clover. He may not be the most chatty of the lot but John’s easy-to-style men’s cuts and flattering ladies’ cuts made him rather sought after in Clover. Customers love him for his accurate hair judgment and haircuts that somehow stay in shape longer than other stylists!
Up and coming stylist, Wind, impresses with professionalism and hair insights far beyond his years of experience in the industry. He is most inspired by the voluminous Korean styles and loves to help customers achieve the slimming effect via haircuts and perms. Wind also helps out in fashion and magazine shoots so do check out his schedule before making an appointment!
With a detectable Taiwanese accent, we almost mistook Jasper for a Taiwanese actor the first time we bumped into Jasper. It therefore came as no surprise to find that Jasper had previously worked in one of Taipei’s top hair salons near the 101 Building! In fact, he counts budding artistes FOS and Chen Yi as some of his growing clientele in Taipei.
It is easy to love Jasper because he is humble, friendly, detailed and is really good at matching fashion to hairstyle, a capability derived through his diploma in beauty design (encompassing fashion design and hairdressing)! He is so good that some of his Taiwanese customers actually recommend their Singaporean friends to find him in Clover!
“I love to play with colours because they bring out the smallest detail in the haircut, adding movement and curves to the cut!”
Give Shirley 30 seconds to play with your hair and you can see her 16 years of experience show through. Whether it is 3 colours, flip back 3-tone or 3D colours, Shirley will ensure that the colour complements your skin tone and haircut to bring out the best of you! Her professionalism, experience and great communication with stylists and customers make her highly popular in Clover.
Conscientious and soft spoken, King’s honest personality and 5 years’ experience as a technician have made him one of the most reliable rebonding and colour artists around. You won’t ever hear any hardselling from King as he prefers to do everything in his ability to help customers achieve their desired look within their budget. Instead, you might hear him recommending alternative hair services if he believes that your hair is not strong enough to withstand the chemical damage! Overall, a trustworthy technician we are happy to leave our hair with!
After a 3-month self-imposed ban from all chemical hair treatments, I finally stepped into the salon again. It was high time for a change of colour as my hair roots had all grown out. So this time, I entrusted my hair to Raymond, the founder of Clover Hair Boutique at Far East Plaza.
My ‘before’ hair was every hairstylist’s dream canvas to work on. Not only was the old cut growing out of shape, the hair quality was also very poor no thanks to being too overzealous with come-and-gone hair trends like the dip-dye or the Korean perm.
This was Raymond delivering the somber verdict of my hair assessment. ‘it’s very damaged,’ he said in a matter-of-fact tone. I wept a little inside.
But he reassured me that mine was not a lost cause. With some skillful scissors work and prudent application of the hair dye, I can regain my hair’s vitality. In the next 4 hours, Raymond and his team were to work their magic to fulfill that promise.
1. Selecting a hair colour
Like every good hairstylist, Raymond asked me a few questions regarding my occupation, lifestyle and hobbies before making his recommendation. Based on my replies, he suggested I go for a brown base with subtle highlights to add dimension and movement. ‘Shake things up a little,’ he says. I like the sound of that already.
2. Colouring my hair
Guess which base colour I went for? Read to the end to find out!
This is Shirley the colour technician examining my hair and deciding where best to place the highlights for their signature 3D Hair Colour. When she walked in to introduce herself, I got a good vibe from her. Maybe it’s that air of confidence and self-assuredness that she exuded. I knew I was gonna be in good hands.
The crown was sectioned off so that she can apply the bleach for my highlights underneath. The idea was to create that ‘blink and you’ll miss’ style of highlights so that the overall colour is not a single flat layer.
Why hello. Presenting you the latest hair trend of 2015: the Avante-Garde head gear.
Okok jokes aside, this machine helped the bleach penetrate the hair strands faster through the use of steam and heat. So after a quick 20 minutes, I was sent to the hair wash and voila!
Subtle ‘now you see, now you don’t’ highlights sitting prettily underneath. I love how even each highlight sections were! See, told you I could trust Shirley on that.
Time for the real deal – the base colour!
Wrapping up my hair in cling wrap for quicker absorption of the hair dye.
3. The Post-Colour
My hair is taking shape…but just one last step: the cut. Told Raymond that I wanted a trim of my bangs and the back. But of course in his expert opinion he didn’t think I needed to shorten the overall length because ‘it was a good length’. Instead, he suggested trimming the thickness so that it’s not too bottom-heavy.
OK, whatever you suggest Raymond!
Here’s a video I got someone to film for me because I was so in awe of how deft his scissors work was that I had to immortalize it in film. It’s like watching an artist paint!
At this point my excitement to see the outcome was palpable.
4. The Reveal!
Are you ready?
Of course I was pleased with the outcome! Notice how my ‘after’ hair appears more voluminous even though it had been thinned down? I think the colour and treatment helped bring out the shine and lustre of the hair, making it reflect light better and thus appearing fuller. Love it!
Raymond, Shirley and team did fulfill their promise and brought life back to my hair with their signature 3D Hair Colour!
Thank you Clover Hair Boutique for giving me this treat!
My hair is now Chinese New Year ready!
And now…selfies because #newhair
Read Agent K’s actual blog article here: https://dayre.me/karenkay
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|Colour / Highlight||98-148|
|Perm and Rebonding|
|Bodily Straight / Rebonding||168-238|
|Pin Curl / Cold Perm||120|
|Colour / Perm Saver||30-45|
|Nioxin Scalp Treatment||From 120|
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|STYLING / BLOWDRY|
|Wash and Blowdry||30-40|