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“Sometimes, all we need is just a little twist to get ourselves and the people around us see us differently. At Twist Hair Salon, we work with you to find that twist to delight and brighten your day.”
Tired of paying sky-high prices for hair treatments and cuts that don't last? We recently discovered an affordable Japanese Hair Salon we are thrilled to share: Twist Hair Salon!
Located on the second floor of a shophouse along Tanjong Pagar Rd, Twist Hair Salon offers customers privacy, abundant natural light and the perception of space with its tall ceilings - along with music that is sure to put you into a chill mood.
If you're expecting a purely Japanese experience from the beginning till the end though, Twist Hair Salon isn't it. As a Director stylist in charge of training local stylists back when he was in Shunji Matsuo, Shuhei had always dreamed of building a diverse team where passionate stylists could gather, learn from each other and serve customers with heart. Instead of choosing to build a team of Japanese stylists, Shuhei actively worked with local stylists and staff to deliver Japanese-level service and skill - with a Singaporean twist.
From cut to colour and even styling, the hairstyles done at Twist are specifically designed to suit our Singaporean preferences and lifestyle. At the present, that means classy balayage, underlayer hairstyles and subtle perms that add natural volume without looking overly done or requiring much maintenance.
That's exactly how Shuhei envisioned Twist Hair Salon to be: a place where customers can comfortably come over, chill and brighten their day with a hairstyle they know they'll love. No pressure here about making dramatic makeovers or needing to add services you don't require - because he believes that a twist is sometimes all we need.
It's not just him who feels the same way. Though highly skilled with hair colours, you won't get Shuhei's talented and good-looking Singaporean protege Glen pushing you to do crazy hair colours because Twist is just not like that. Like Shuhei, Glen will listen and get an idea of the kind of hairstyle you're dreaming of, then recommend a hairstyle that he believes you can carry - all within your budget. It is this extra consideration and the pressure-free environment that got us really loving Twist.
Of course, the wallet-friendly prices doesn't hurt as well. Fans of Twist Hair Salon will know that this is possibly one of the cheapest places in town for authentic Keratin Treatments - be it Brazilian Blowout or K-Gloss. Believing that treatments are essential to make cuts and colours look good for longer, Shuhei intentionally keeps prices for treatments low so that customers can attain frizz-free hair with minimal maintenance.
It is not just treatments that are affordable here though. Prices for their hair colours and cuts can be cheaper than most hair salons in Singapore... if you're lucky enough to snag one of their promotions.
While Twist Hair Salon isn't the most luxurious hair salon we've been, their sincere Japanese hair experience with a Singapore twist, strong understanding of local styles as well as low prices make them a hidden gem not to be missed in Tanjong Pagar!
- Anchored by Japanese Hairstylist Shuhei who speaks Excellent English
- Up and coming Singaporean Hairstylist Glen does beautiful hair colours too!
- Highly recommended for Affordable Hair Treatments, haircuts and colour
- Sincere Service with zero hardselling
- Spacious salon on the second level of a Tanjong Pagar Shophouse
- Less than 5 minutes to Tanjong Pagar MRT
- Not wheelchair accessible because you'll need to walk up
- Only two stylists here for now so it is best to make advance appointment to avoid disappointment