6 Surprising Hidden Talents We Didn't Expect Favourite Hairstylists in Singapore to have

Published on Jun 01, 2020

Ever wondered what your favourite hairstylists were up to during the Circuit Breaker? 

Surprise surprise... many of them have fascinating lives outside of being hair artists!

Here's a peek at some of their hidden hobbies and unpublicised talents.

1. Nicole from Picasso Hair Studio @ Bugis: Pet Grooming


So it turns out that Nicole isn't just a respected colourist and a dab hand at men's haircuts - but pet haircuts too! While she isn't a professional pet groomer, her partner is, and she's picked up some skills to groom her own poodle to perfection. 

Just like people, it is necessary to comb their hair to ensure smoothness, so that the dog can move freely while looking lovely.

Dogs need home care too! Nicole recommends daily combing, monthly herb spas and thorough washing and drying.

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Pet Grooming

Pet grooming is much more complicated than brushing and trimming fur.

Hot tip: Nicole learned that unlike shaving a person's head where you go against the natural direction of his/her hair, you have to follow the direction your dog's hair grows in so as to prevent skin damage.

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Pet Grooming

So if she ever tells you she has experience with all sorts of different hair textures, you better believe it - her skill even transcends species!

2. Oscar Lee from Chez Vous HideAway @ Ngee Ann City: Moto GP


Hair Stylist Hidden Talent Moto GP Racing

One of the Top Stylists anchoring Chez Vous Hideaway as well as lead of the Fix You programme (where Chez Vous stylists fix hair that was botched by less experienced salons) didn't just style for the F1 Podium Fashion Show, but is a bona fide racer himself.  

It's Oscar! At 16 years old, he got his motorbike license which started his love for bikes.

7 years later, he bought his first superbike and he has been upgrading and racing ever since.In 2018, he came in 2nd at the Melaka International Motorsport Circuit. How cool is that?

It's not often you get to tell people that your hairstylist is a podium-finishing MotoGP racer.

Hair Stylist Hidden Talent Moto GP Racing

It wasn't always smooth sailing as he did get into a few accidents on the track. But his love for bikes has never faded.

Through racing, I can learn a lot by cornering and breaking point while speeding on the track. This has translated into my hairdressing because I'm able to think on my feet and out of the box and see that everything can be done in many ways. It has helped me get many hairdressing breakthroughs.
Hair Stylist Hidden Talent Moto GP Racing

3. Chika from COVO Japanese Hair Salon @ Outram Park: Cooking


Hairstylist Hidden Talent Cooking

Top Stylist Chika, from COVO's Outram Park branch, is a true multi-talented new age male. While he's known for creating cuts that are carefully styled to last long and be easy to maintain, his hands aren't just skilled with the scissors - he also counts baking cookies and cakes among his main hobbies. And it's not just he who loves his cooking - after having invested hours in perfecting his specialties, his colleagues at the salon often get entire meals prepared for them by this cool cat.

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Cooking
Hairstylist Hidden Talent Cooking

The staff at COVO Outram Park unanimously testified to being floored by the deliciousness of his cuisine. And we don't about you, but we think that a stylist good with culinary skills has the caring spirit, creativity and attention to detail that would make him awesome in the salon too.

4. Ann from Ann's Studio @ Adelphi: Yoga


The eponymous Annie may be famous in Singapore for her way with curls and loops, but she can create impressive linear shapes too...with her own body! Check out her cool headstand:

She can even do a handstand, albeit with a wall support. But she's been training during the Circuit Breaker, and we think she'll be able to ditch the wall very soon.

Nothing like a stylist with fine motor control to bring out the intricacies of your hairstyle.

5. Shua from Koinonia Salon @ Tiong Bahru: Painting


While we believe hairstylists are artists, Shua actually did a Major in Arts in college. As a people person, she loves expressing herself to others in different ways, so making art is very important to her. Look at her lovely painted drawings.

Drawing offers me different perspectives and I'm able to create new styles and looks for my customers.
Hairstylist Hidden Talent Painting

Much aesthetic! Much artistic!

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Painting
Hairstylist Hidden Talent Painting

She even teaches her drawing skills to the other stylists in Koinonia Salon!

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Painting

6. Koki from Flamingo Hair Studio @ Tanjong Pagar / Tiong Bahru: Being a Fantasy Fighter


In the real world, Koki may be a talented stylist at top Japanese hair salon Flamingo Hair Studio, but when it comes to the virtual realm, he is a top class fighter. He's attained the ardous S+ class in third-person-shooter game Splatoon with a professional-gamer-worthy personal record of 85 points, and also kicks ass at fighting game Smash Brothers. 

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Fantasy Fighter
Hairstylist Hidden Talent Fantasy Fighter

His fantasy warrior mindset probably comes from how he's also a massive fan of manga, especially Kingdom - a fictionalised account of the Chinese Warring States period. Look at his manga collection...and that's not even counting the books back in Japan!

Hairstylist Hidden Talent Fantasy Fighter
Hairstylist Hidden Talent Fantasy Fighter

A man with a sweet sunny side but killer instincts when there's a problem to untangle...surely those are properties of a legendary hairstylist.

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