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Kudos by Headlines Hairdressing @ Chinatown Hong Lim Complex

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15% off Rinka Straightening Treatment + Haircut + Free La Biosthetique Scalp Treatment (U.P.: $260-350)

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15% off all hair service for new customer to kudos

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$150 full head coloring with la Biosthetique scalp treatment & haircut. (unlimited hair length) U.P 290

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$250 mucota omega therapy perm with la Biosthetique scalp treatment & haircut. U.P $450

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‚ÄúAt its very core, hairdressing is about modifying the lines that tell the story of who you are. Our aim at Kudos is therefore to shine a light on these very Headlines and bring out the best in you.‚ÄĚ

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Kudos by Headlines Hairdressing

Overview

Worked in the CBD before? You would most definitely have heard of and very likely had lunch at the Michelin Starred Hong Lim Complex with its Famous Sungei Road Trishaw Laksa, Bak Chor Mee, Wonton Mee and Bak Kut Teh.

But as savvy girls-in-the-know can tell you, this place isn't just a food paradise. With highly skilled veteran stylists congregating at Hong Lim Complex, the value-for-money hair services are yet another best kept secret here... if you know where to go.

And that's why we're here for, to let you in on one of our favourite salons there: Headlines Hairdressing or more accurately, Kudos by Headlines.

Recently revamped, Headlines Hairdressing went through a makeover of its own, refreshing its team and renaming the outlet to Kudos by Headlines. While the warm and inviting decor is certainly a factor that draws us in, it is clear that the main attraction of the salon is its talented stylist duo Gary and Ken. 

Co-Founder Gary is possibly the more illustrious of the two. Previously voted to be one of Singapore's Top 50 Stylists by Her World, Gary's skill was endorsed internationally time and again as he was invited to hair seminars, hair shows and even as a judge for hair competitions for stylists all over Asia. Thanks to his rigorous training in Vidal Sassoon London and a continuous drive to keep learning and improving, Gary has achieved a technical excellence in haircuts, perms and colours that have gotten customers travelling all the way from Paris Ris to town... for the past 2 decades. As regular customers can tell you, there is simply no one else who designs hair with the same level of skill, dedication and creativity as Gary. A perfectionist, he ensures that every single strand of hair is well cut... so much so that his bob haircuts can last for almost 6 months. 

While Ken may not have picked up as many accolades, frequent readers will tell you that he's a stylist we love to recommend here at Beauty Undercover. In fact, Ken was the first stylist to introduce MUCOTA DYNA rebonding to Agent G. Conscientious and highly knowledgeable about the process, Ken was able to take care of every small detail so frizz can be removed while retaining Agent G's natural volume. This is this level of skill, sincerity and commitment to quality that has gotten us recommending our friends and Beauty Undercover readers to Ken.

Whether it is Gary or Ken, you absolutely got to try their haircuts, perms and rebonding services. With Director Haircut as low as $55 for ladies and Manager Cut at $45 for men, prices here are a STEAL given their level of experience and skill. Their signature perms and rebonding are really competitive as well... especially after you realize that their hairstyles can last you more than 6 months. 

Don't take our word for it though. If you are able to look beyond their humble location and give Kudos by Headlines Hairdressing a try, we're confident that you'll find this salon a gem and love it as much as we do.

 

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Loves

  • Highly skilled and experienced stylist team anchored by celebrity stylist Gary and up and coming Ken
  • Friendly approachable stylist team who let quality and skill speak for themselves (no hardselling!)
  • Competitively priced haircuts, colours and perms
  • Spacious decor with lots of natural light
  • Lots of privacy with its location on the 2nd level of Hong Lim Complex
  • Walking distance within 5 min of Chinatown MRT

Not-So-Happy-With

  • Parking at Hong Lim Complex is a little narrow
  • Occasionally, you can hear gym-goers in the adjacent gym using their equipment.

What Other People Say

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Koh hui

December 02, 2022

Best anti frizz treatment so far.. natural look and no bad smell.

Went for the Rinka hair straightening treatment. Unlike keratin treatments, which are best for damaged hair, Rinka treatment provides the best straightening process to revive dull hair into voluminous and glossy hair. All the staff are super friendly and professional. ūüėČ (Review not yet verified)

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WendiW

November 22, 2022

Home hairdresser always the best

Review for Ken

Just came back from Germany. In Hamburg, even with a Korean stylist, I cant even be satisfied with the haircut. This time round, I managed to find Ken for my highlight and haircut. I couldn’t be happier with the result. Appreciate his frankness and him taking the time to listen to my thoughts. He even offered me new hair looks for me to consider. I will definitely be back again. Thank you! (Review not yet verified)

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Felicia

November 19, 2022

the straightening is good

Review for Ken

I always feel that my hair is so dry and damaged even after I go for high end treatments that cost a lot. In kudos, I did a hair cut, perm, soft rebonding. I love my hair after Ken did my hair! My hair is now soft and light weight and manageable gable. Sure recommend others to try this salon. (Review not yet verified)

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Josephine

November 11, 2022

Professional team not hard selling.

It is my first time here and the ambience is nice and cosy. The staff are professional and polite. I tried their perm and yet my hair is shiny and tangle free. I love it! Thank you for the amazing service and treatment! (Review not yet verified)

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Siew Tin

October 25, 2022

good place and quality products. Professional services

Review for Ken

Visited on 15 October with the intention to get a haircut and soft rebonding done for my shoulder length hair. Ken, my hair stylist, suggested doing Rinka Straightening instead as it has the same effect of straightening the hair and will keep the moisture inside the hair. So far, the effects of the treatment has been very lasting. My hair is smooth and more manageable and blow dry faster. Lastly, there was no hard selling, I was totally relaxed the whole time. (Review not yet verified)

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Hui ming

October 14, 2022

Comfortable and professional team

Review for Ken

It is a wonderful team led by Ken. I would like to specially thank Ken for his patient consultation. I did the Rinka treatment and really feel the difference compared to the services does till date. Thanks so much ken. I will come back for your services soon! (Review not yet verified)

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Jennifer L

October 05, 2022

Amazing treatment

Tried the Straightening Treatment and I was truly amazed by the results as my hair has never been this shiny and managable. Quite a few of my colleagues complimented me and it has been such a confidence booster! The stylist is really professional! Thumbs up! (Review not yet verified)

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Bernie

September 25, 2022

Best straightening ever..

Review for Ken

I went for Rinka Straightening Treatment. Throughout the treatment, I was informed what the next step was and the logic behind each step. I really love that there’s no hard selling which I appreciate. The whole treatment was about 3 hours and it was really time effective. There was very obvious difference in texture after the straightening treatment which was what I was expecting. The best part, my boyfriend who accompanied me as it was his off day also got a free drink. Fantastic service! (Review not yet verified)

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Tammie Teo

September 21, 2022

Satisfied

Review for Ken

Ken is experienced with great skills and understanding. Happy with the service and hair done. Great place, clean, cosy and comfortable, no rowdy chats. If you are looking for just a hair service without noise or chatty people. this is the place for you. Place is exactly what their picture looks. (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Mary

September 16, 2022

A fantastic haircut and treatment

Review for Ken

Went to Kudos for a haircut, booking was timely. As it was first time here, I did not request for a particular stylist and was attended to by Ken. He asked a few key questions and immediately understood what kind of change I was looking for. I left Kudos with layered hair that is easy to maintain and suitable for my lifestyle. I would definitely recommend this salon! (Review not yet verified)

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Vicky yea

September 07, 2022

Good Place . Professional . Friendly

Review for Ken

I m a repeat customer of ken for the past 2 years. I started to follow Ken during COVID period due to the lockdown. What I really liked about ken is his candid responses to my queries. He will tell me what is ‚Äúdoable‚ÄĚ and what is unsuitable for my style. Furthermore, there is no pushing of packages which I m very thankful for. What u see is what u get. Truly value for the money! Thank you Ken! (Review not yet verified)

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Adeline

August 31, 2022

Best straightening ever!

Review for Ken

I found Kudos through my friend’s recommendation. When I entered the salon, it was nicely decorated with good surround music ambience. I had the same haircut for the last 10 years. The stylist, Ken, recommended me for a rebond, c curl perm and fringe haircut. I was apprehensive about the bangs but he assured me that it will cover my long forehead. He was very patient and reassured me many times that i would look much better with my bangs. During the service, I was thirsty and Ken even offered me tea from his hometown. Being an OCD, it is nice to have paper cups with the company logo printed on it, made me assure that the cups will be clean. After the service, I was amazed by the overall results. True enough my long forehead was covered by my bangs and overall I looked much better than before. Fast forward 2 weeks and I m still loving the look as it is easy to maintain and fashionable. Kudos to Ken! (Review not verified)

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Jessica Miller

July 27, 2022

Excellent Highlight and color skills!

Review for Ken

My friend introduced me to Kudos. Appointment was made with little hiccup and the stylist Ken was on time to serve me when I entered the salon. Although the salon is in HDB, however, the salon is decorated nicely with a nice ambience. After a thoroughly consultation, I decided to go with a highlight, color, treatment and haircut services. I am a caucasian and i m quite selective of stylist as some stylists are not used to working with caucasian hair. I am amazed as Ken totally understood what i wanted and the results were amazing. I will strongly recommend all who wishes to have a good highlight and color to go with Ken. Kudos! (Review not yet verified)

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Tracy

July 19, 2022

Consistent service

I had only one hour to spare with my event and kudos staff as usual make sure that my hair is styled to what I want for the event. Thankful towards them! A go to place for rescue. (Review not yet verified)

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Jan

July 09, 2022

Amazing Hair Experience

Review for Gary

Gary is a maverick! He transformed my boring, flat hair to this luscious, voluminous looking mane of hair...Great service too...Recommfor those who seek a hair transformation experience. (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Miki

July 04, 2022

Service is very good. Product really make my hair smooth. worth to try

It’s my first time here. I had lots of issues and I do not know what to do with my hair. Therefore, I would like to thank stylist ken for recommending Rinka straightening Treatment for my hair. He also surprising me with a hair colour which I couldnt decide. He decided for me the colour which turn out to be something i really love it!  Will sure come back for more services! (Review not yet verified)

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Scarlett K

June 20, 2022

Relax place. Professional staff. A big change.

This review was overdue. I have curly hair. k from kudos isn’t afraid of cutting and styling curls. Best part is that he didn’t pressure me to relax or straighten my hair. He also taught me some new tricks to style it too. I love the colours chosen as well. I m v happy with the results. (Review not yet verified)

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Lecia Yee

June 13, 2022

Bridal hair colour

Review for Ken

Beautiful hair colour! I am completely blown by the effects of my hair colouring treatment done at Kudos by headlines. The hairstylist, Ken, recommended a brown tone which turns out brilliant! No discomfort felt during the hair dying process unlike some salons that I had been to in the past. I would recommend colouring hair at this salon because the colour is even and my hair is so soft post-colouring. This is a must-get hair treatment for all brides to be! Best choice ever. (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Hui Fang

June 06, 2022

First time to perm my hair.

Review for Ken

This was my first time to kudos. I wanted to try out a new hairstylist in a different salon. Ken, my hairstylist was very knowledge on what I wanted and what suits me!  Thank you so much you! Will sure come back again! (Review not yet verified)

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Connie

May 23, 2022

Professional & Clean

Review for Ken

I had fizzy hair. Ken rescued my frizzy hair. He was very patient and consultative - he gave me the look I really wanted and gave me a beautiful cut and color. I am very pleased with my hairstyle! (Review not yet verified)

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StealJ

May 17, 2022

Rinka treatment wroth to try

I did a hair cut and rinka straightening. I love my hair after the treatment! I always feel that my hair is so dry and damaged even after trying different hair treatments. But with this treatment, my hair remains soft! Highly recommend others to try! (Review not yet verified)

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Ng Amy

May 02, 2022

fresh change and good customer service.

Review for Ken

The service was really good! I love my new hair colouring! I also appreciate the homecare advise from Ken… recommend! (Review not yet verified)

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Xiao yee

April 18, 2022

Have a change before starting my new job.

Review for Ken

The service was really good! I love my new hair colouring! I also appreciate the homecare advise from Ken… recommend! (Review not yet verified)

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Pricilla

April 11, 2022

100% Comfortable and relaxing. NO hidden fee.

Review for Ken

I have been straightening and perm my hair with ken for the past 4 years. What I like about his style is that he understands my budget, my lifestyle and my preferences. never did he once push me for packages, which I m v happy. i can just enjoy my time in the salon with no fear of anyone pushing me any items. (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Lilis Lim

April 06, 2022

C-Curl Perm

Review for Gary

Finally I got my C-curl done by Gary after a long year wait. It is really a low maintenance and easy hairstyle as recommended by Gary. My hair is smooth and nicely curled. Thanks Gary for the good advice before and after. (Review not yet verified)

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Toni C

April 05, 2022

Very good results

Review for Gary

I have very dry hair caused by repeated hair straightening and highlights. I went to Kudos salon to try out their Rinka treatment, and I am glad to have made the decision. My hair became smooth and tamed, and the curls done by Gary were very pretty. So far I'm getting very nice compliments. Thanks so much Kudos team, and I will be back soon! (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Ke En

April 04, 2022

Colour Promotion is worth it

The staff colour my hair using Mucota colours. during the colouring process, my scalp is not itchy and there is no much smell. my hair is not dry and the colours are vibrant! I really like it.. thumbs up! (Review not yet verified)

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Emily

March 25, 2022

Professional staff and Comfortable place.

I tried to book for 3 weeks but always appointment full. finally when I get the appointment, I was in for a surprise! the ambience is nice, sound system good, the staff are all very professional… best of them all, they are not pushy for packages. (Review not yet verified)

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Yee

March 14, 2022

A new hair colour and amazing highlight for myself

Review for Ken

Went to highlight and colour my hair for my sister wedding. i was impressed by the how closely packed the aluminium foils ken do my hair and the colour is great! He chose for me and I was happy that he did. He is the best and I trust his taste. (Review not yet verified)

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Amber

March 05, 2022

soft straightening and curls

Review for Ken

Recommended by my long time friend. I went to the salon and find ken. He is very detailed and patient. I almost thought that he is a Japanese. i like depsite being detailed, he is very fast. i did a straightening and perming, I was out of the salon in 3 hours. and the effect is good! I will sure come back. (Review not yet verified)

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