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Mane Made @ The Midtown Hougang

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There's 8 billion people out there but only ONE of you. My dream is to show all my customers how unique each one of them is with a hairstyle that is speciallly tailored for them!

Zen
Founder of Mane Made

Overview

The Midtown isn't the first place you'd think about when looking quality hairdressing services in Hougang.

Maybe because it's a relatively new building, not many GRAB / UBER / Taxi drivers even know about it despite it being 5-10 minutes walk away from Hougang MRT.

Yet, this is the place budding hairstylists and entrepreneurs choose to start up shop.

Although the shop area isn't very big nor very luxurious, The Midtown offers the kind of space that encourages highly personalized hairdressing services at prices a lot lower than what we see in Orchard.

This is where we eventually found Zen.

Those of you who're fervent readers of Beauty Undercover would remember that Zen was previously working alongside top haircut and colour specialists during his time working at popular hair salons in Orchard.

After much influence and mentorship from these hair experts, Zen has since created a signature haircut and colouring style that has proven very popular among fashion-forward men and ladies alike! No matter how vibrant or daring the hairstyle is, the eventual hair outcome has a sleek and classy quality to it that speaks of Zen's training over his past 10 years in the industry. That's especially the case for his ladies' graduation bob and creative colours although he has proven very popular among men for fade haircuts and pompadours as well!

Take a look at photos of his customers' hairstyles and you'll understand why we're so in love! With this new style, however, Zen wishes to venture outside of Orchard and share his expertise with Men and Ladies who may not have been exposed to such styles.

Mane Made is therefore born! With a vision to provide highly personalized hairdressing services to every single customer, Zen makes it a point to perform a detailed consultation so that customers can understand what hairstyle best suits them and why he is designing the haircut / colour the way he does. He doesn't just do that for the first consultation; repeat customers love how he puts in effort every single time as he proactively asks their feedback on how they like the previous hairstyle and their thoughts on future hairstyle changes going forward. This is a hairstylist who doesn't take his customers for granted and is possibly why so many customers (both men and ladies) love to go back to him!

With Zen attending to you from start to finish and a 10-15 min head massage to die for, the quality of services and outcome of the hair services make Mane Made stand out among hair salons in Hougang.

The perfect hair salon for budget-conscious men and ladies looking for a more premium hair service without needing to travel to Orchard or paying exorbitant prices!

P.S. We also find the hair and scalp treatments here among the cheapest in the market! Given that they use high quality products and also incorporate a very thorough head massage, we think its pretty value-for-money!

P.P.S Services here are by appointment only so don't head down without one

 

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Loves

  • One stylist from start to finish
  • Zen is especially good in bob and graduation bob haircut for ladies
  • Zen is also popular among men for various professional and stylish cuts
  • Zen is great with creative hair colouring
  • Comfortable hair massage
  • The hair and scalp treatments here are among the most affordable!
  • Zen's humorous personality keeps us entertained during the hair service.
  • Honest, trustworthy hairstylist who doesn't upsell products or services
  • Genuine service
  • Easy to find parking
  • Uses only good quality hair products in the salon

Not-So-Happy-With

  • By Appointment only! The stylist may not be stationed at the salon space all the time.
  • The salon is a little cramped
  • The place is 6 min walk away from Hougang MRT
  • Not the most luxurious ambience / location
  • Not the Cheapest Hair Salon in the area.

What Other People Say

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Elaine Chee

October 23, 2021

Best Salon Experience

Zen and Vila are both very welcoming and I like the fact that they would always provide honest opinions during recommendations. I love the scalp massage and products used, which also played a part in my repatronage. I have never been disappointed in my hair cut or colour. Thank you for the warm and excellent service, always looking forward to visiting! :) (Review not yet verified)

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Michelle Chua

June 26, 2021

Please keep your salon location in Hougang forever

Review for Zen

I’ve always had my hair cut by a friend but he switched careers so I had to find someone else to entrust my hair to. Super surprised to find Mane Made, which is almost like a Orchard hair salon found in the heartland. The salon has a minimalist interior design, definitely clean and neat. More importantly, the outcome of my haircut showcases Zen’s experience in the industry. I gave him very little instructions to work with and he delivered a haircut that suits my face shape and is easy to maintain! Please stay in Hougang forever. Thanks. (Review not yet verified)

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Kerin

June 24, 2021

Professional stylists, great service.

I usually had trouble finding the right hair salon as I am pretty particular with how my hair is being cut and how the stylist handled coloring, however this visit to Mane Made had me believed that this the studio that I would go to in future. Zen and Vila are both very professional, taking a consultative approach in asking the type of hairstyles and colours that I would prefer. They also provide recommendations based on their experience. The service was great, they pay a lot of attention to little details like making sure that you are comfortable, the water temperature is right when washing hair, the color dyes are not hurting your scalp, etc. Not to also mention, the products they use are good too, easy on scalp and smells superb. Mane Made might look unassuming, a very small shop on the second floor of Midtown with a minimalist style with only 3 seats, I felt it’s the same reason that both Zen and Vila could provide the level of service that differentiates themselves from the rest. Well done guys, and thank you for taking care of my mane. (Review not yet verified)

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Alice

June 24, 2021

Great Service. You just need to come back again for next hair service!

Review for Vila

A cosy salon with excellent service. Hair dye and treatment here never fails to bring a smile on my face. Will definitely be returning. (Review not yet verified)

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shaun

June 19, 2021

very good service and damn good stylists

Review for Zen

visited for a haircut for the second time, just like my first time , zen and vila are experts at what they do and i feel really at eased when i am at their practice. first time i can just trust someone to cut my hair. highly recommended (Review not yet verified)

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jocelyn

June 18, 2021

super amazed!!

came in looking to get a fresh hair cut and was pleasantly surprised by the end result! both stylists were very friendly and the whole experience here was amazing! (Review not yet verified)

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Hiro

June 09, 2021

Delightful experience

Review for Vila

Happy going back to Mane Made for more than 2 years. The salon never fails me walking away with a smile. Needless to say Zen's precise advice and hair styling skills are great. Vila's delicate care during coloring and skulp massage make the whole experience delightful. (Review not yet verified)

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JY

June 05, 2021

Great experience

Read through the reviews and decided to give this salon a try. Experience have been great so far. Zen is good for his haircut and Vila is great for colors. Not pushy/ no sales talk but just pure warmth and honest service. Highly recommend! (Review approved by Beauty Undercover)

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Serene Neoh

June 05, 2021

Cut + Colour + Treatment

The experience was great, did a haircut which suits my need and hair color which was exactly what wanted. The stylist was not a pushover and did what I requested. Decided to do a treatment too, and it was amazing! The nourishing treatment literally revives my hair. The ambiance was great. Overall, I am very satisfied with this experience and will visit again! (Review not yet verified)

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Yvonne

December 13, 2020

Haircut and root retouch

Review for Zen

Amazing hair cut by zen, I love how he is able to deliver what I had wanted, and also give me feedback and advise on how I can blow dry my hair, as well as to improve the condition of my hair. Very easy going guy who doesn’t just go for trying to make as much money from customers, but really hearing and advising customers what they want. I know I will Be back:)

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alice

December 08, 2020

thumbs up !!!!

Review for Zen

Chanced upon this salon from beauty undercover and i would said its such a good experience ! very meticulous & professional and gave good suggestion for my hair color. Cosy and relaxing environment throughout !

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Qiu Ping

November 26, 2020

Great Keratin treatment

Review for Zen

Did keratin treatment today at Mane Made. Entire experience was very enjoyable, both Zen and Vila are very attentive and provided useful advice on hair care tips! Keratin treatment process was fuss free and straightforward. Hair turned from wavy to naturally straight, smelling nice especially with Davines ol milk! Head massage at the end was very nice and therapeutic which enhances the whole experience :)

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Fion

November 18, 2020

Great salon :)

Review for Zen

I have been here multiple times to touch up and colour my hair. Never fail to walk out happy with the end results. A salon that I will definitely be back!

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Sharon

November 13, 2020

Exceptional Professionalism

Impressed with the effort to have an in depth discussion to find out the desired colour. Vila and Zen are really master of their craft, offering nothing but the best.

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Karchian

October 31, 2020

Quality hair services at affordable rates

Review for Zen

It is rare to find skilful hair stylists that charge reasonable rates these days, so I was happy to have come across Mane Made. Zen tailors the hair services based on the customer’s needs. I always leave the salon with an apt hairdo and smoother hair. I also like how the couple duo does their best to offer a welcoming environment which helps me feel at ease during my hair treatment.

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Shufen

October 22, 2020

Love the whole experience...

Review for Zen

I chanced upon Mane Made after reading many reviews from Beauty Undercover and decided to give the promotion then a go. There is no turning back from then. I love how I could be sure that I get the hairstylist I want always (as there is only one). I don't have to wait to be served as it is by appointment basis. I love the small, cozy place which is not crowded. I love the cameradia between the husband and wife duo throughout the service. I especially love the skills of both of them, be it hair cutting, colouring or the heavenly head massage during wash. I could see many repeated customers there too. I strongly recommend this place. Do give it a go.

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Steph

January 31, 2020

Consistent quality cuts!

Review for Zen

I have been going to this salon for about a year now and I have always been satisfied. My hair is thick, coarse and difficult to cut, so I'm always pleased that Zen is able to give me a great haircut each time. That's a testament of skill. I also love the hair products they use and the head/scalp massage is amazing.

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Regina

January 24, 2020

Great skills and service

Review for Zen

Chanced upon this salon while looking up places to colour my hair and booked an appointment just because it was near my house. The team at Mane Made are family, so you can expect great chemistry between the stylists working on you. Although my hair colouring took longer than expected, it was because the first colour did not turn out as expected and they had to touch up the colour twice. They really went all out and took great pains in ensuring that I left the salon happy with the outcome. The stylists are very hospitable and made efforts to explain everything to me in detail. An overall down to earth and humble team, who takes pride in their craft to ensure their customers get the best possible treatment. Even though its probably not the cheapest you'll find in the market, the results will be what you pay for. Will likely come back here to get my hair touched up or cut in the future. Thanks to the team for caring so much for my hair and buying my dinner knowing that the treatment will take longer than expected!

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Leng2

January 15, 2020

‘Jewel’ in the neighbourhood

Review for Zen

what makes me go back for my haircut is because I feel at ease and confident that Zen and Vila will make my hair look good. Zen is very patient and explicit in explaining what he has in mind to do to our hair and at the same time listen to our views and addresses our concerns. Usually, I will experience some burning sensation on my scalp when dyeing my hair at other places and to my amazement, here I don’t experience that nor smell of strong ammonia. The chemistry between Zen and Vila is good and both work fast yet not compromising on the end products and service. Though it is situated in the neighbourhood, the place is not noisy or crowded, it has a class of its own yet not intimidating. Price is reasonable, no hard selling and location accessible via mrt. Highly recommend!

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Adeline

January 11, 2020

Exceptional service and i love the colour!

Review for Zen

Love the service, Zen was thorough in explaining the hair color suitable to my needs and i love the color! Villa was exceptionally nice and attentive, I really enjoyed her head massages too. As this was my first lightening job, the time taken was long and they were kind to offer to help me get dinner too. Overall, enjoyed my experience!

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meiqi

January 08, 2020

Awesome experience

Review for Zen

Exactly a year ago that I stepped in the salon for the first time which my colleague strongly recommend me to look for Zen for hair cut. Despite having doubts as I have been with my previous stylist for the past 10 years so is not really easy to gain my trust. However I m impressed with how attentive he is asking for my preferred style and colour. The results is exactly what I want so I decided to sign up the package even is only my first experience! Not to mention to date I am still going back because I simply enjoy the feeling of entrusting my hair to someone I trust and when you are the customer who become friends with your stylist.

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sweelin

January 07, 2020

love it

Review for Zen

from the moment i entered the salon, they greeted me with a big smile and made me feel welcomed !! they served me green tea and started talking to me abt the colour choices for my hair. aft we bleached it , we went through more options and they were very honest about the expected outcome. i trusted them to do my hair and it turned out amazing !!! i would definitely come back next time kekek ❤️❤️

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xinler

December 18, 2019

Great first experience!

Review for Zen

The hairdresser's advice was really useful for me, especially since this was the first time I coloured my hair. They were very patient during the consultation even though I was really clueless and blur about the procedures and everything. They were especially caring and gentle when treating my hair which I was really grateful for. They made sure that I was really comfortable throughout my appointment, which was really nice of them. They even styled my hair really prettily and I was really happy with my end result!! Would really recommend the salon to my friends :)) Thank you so much!! :D

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Jasmine

December 18, 2019

Great first time experience

Review for Zen

It was my first time there and I did haircut, color plus treatment. The salon looked small from the outside but it did not feel cramp when I was inside. In fact, there was a comfortable amount of space between the customers. The owner, Zen, was friendly and gave me good advice on how I should cut my hair and style it. I’m happy with the hair color he chose for me too. Thumbs up! Would recommend people to go do their hair there!

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Jiaxuan

December 08, 2019

Hair cuts!

Review for Zen

Today was my third visit to mane made:-) suffice to say, they have been very consistent with their service and they are definitely very good at what they do! They always ensure that i will be okay with the hair cut before proceeding to cut my hair. I like how honest they are with their advice as well!

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Li Teng

December 06, 2019

Great Haircut!

Review for Zen

Chanced upon Mane Made on the internet about 2 years ago and was very impressed with my Bob haircut by Zen. Since then, I have sticked with the salon for my haircut as I know that Zen will always make me look good. The hair wash by Zen's wife, Vila is great too with the heavenly head massages. Just did my keratin treatment at the salon today and I am very satisfied with the results. The price is reasonable too. Highly recommend those who want great Bob haircuts. :)

 

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Aline

December 06, 2019

My first salon hair dyeing experience

Review for Zen

From the moment you enter, be prepared to be pampered with an exquisite selection of drinks of which a must try has got to be their Winter Palace Marzipan tea ( One refill is not enough!). Not only that, the power couple will make sure that you are comfortable and have your every needs met!( I felt like I was actually being looked out for like their very own younger sister while I was there haha) Zen is also quick to pick up on the idea that I had in my head for the type of hair colour I want right after showing him a picture. Will definitely recommend to anyone ready to spent a luxurious time on their hair but not picky about costs.

 

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Gillian

November 23, 2019

Great Experience!

Review for Zen

From start to finish I felt very relaxed. Zen is definitely knowledgeable and was immediately able to point out all the things that wasn't done very well (and I wasn't very happy with!) from my last haircut - too layered, uneven shape etc. He took the time to explain in detail the cut and how it would address the problems I had previously which definitely helped me trust his skills more. He's also meticulous and pays great attention to details. Would happily come back here again!

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Joshua

November 15, 2019

Hair salon visits never felt this good!

Review for Zen

I've been to Mane Made a couple times, and had an amazing experience each time. I've tried everything from a basic haircut to bleaching and colouring my hair, and the results were always just the way I wanted. Their professionalism and experience shows in the end result. As a cheapo Singaporean, I have always done my hair in JB where it's cheaper. But ever since I gave Mane Made a shot, the husband and wife duo has thoroughly captured my heart. They are friendly and humorous, as well as knowledgeable and thorough in their work. I also like that they do not hardsell, but in fact dissuaded me from buying a product because it wasn't necessary for me. I can say that such integrity is not too common in the industry these days. Well, there's really not much else to say, aside from declaring that there is no place else I'd rather have my hair done at.

 

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Chris Tan

November 08, 2019

The one and only Salon I trust.

Review for Zen

I first heard of Mane Made Studio back in March of 2019. I went to them to dye my hair White/Silver and I was Super happy with how my hair turned out. Vila was the one that dyed my hair while Zen helped to cut and style my hair. Ever since then I’ve only went to Zen for a haircut and no where else. They provide excellent service and are both Super friendly and approachable. You can ask them any questions and they will always give suggestions and advice for styles that suits you. Today I just went back to dye my hair ash grey again and its looking awesome! If you are deciding to go to Mane Made Studio for a Haircut or Colouring of hair, trust me you won’t be disappointed. Definitely would recommend if you’re looking for a salon that has excellent service and professionalism.

 

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