Hair salons are aplenty in Singapore, but some of them charge consumers an arm and a leg to get a haircut and a dye. Walking into one of the upmarket salons located in Orchard is likely a costly affair, which can deter you from visiting them too often. However, even when our wallets are thinner than we like them to, we need not compromise our personal grooming if we know where we can get a decent haircut at a ridiculously low price!

Here’s a list of 5 salons that you should keep in mind whenever your wallet is thin.

1. KIMarie Hair and Beauty Training Centre

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Whenever you want a haircut at a “branded” salon but do not want to spend a few hundred dollars, you can check out KIMarie Hair and Beauty Training Centre. Visiting the training centre is like visiting a regular KIMarie salon, the only difference is that the stylists doing your hair are graduating students from the training centre. You get a haircut and a wash for $7 with the assurance that your hair is not going to look weird when you walk out of the salon. It is a steal!

Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, Square 2, #B1-134
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 11am to 9.30pm


2. Kimage Hairdressing School

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There is another hairdressing school of equal expertise in Singapore, and that’s Kimage Hairdressing School. Visiting this upmarket salon makes you feel like a queen, and yet, you can get a haircut and a wash from their trainee students for as low as $6! They also offer other services such as perming and colouring at a much lower price as compared to their boutique outlets.

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marine Square, #03-319/320
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am to 9pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 6pm


3. Kizuna Image

Kizuna Image is a neighbourhood salon located in the North-eastern part of Singapore. If you are looking for a decent haircut, this is one of those go-to places that you can consider. The price you pay for the cut depends on your length – $6 for short hair, $9 for mid-length hair and $11 for long hair. Do be aware that the salon does get very busy at times, especially in the evenings and weekends. Time your visit well, and you will have an enjoyable time.

Address: 806, Hougang Central #01-148
Opening Hours: Daily, 930am to 8pm


4. Peter and E Hair Studio

For the Northerners, you can depend on Peter and E Hair Studio. Located in the neighbourhood near to Khatib MRT station, you can get an excellent haircut for just $7. During the two months leading up to festive seasons, you can see a huge crowd here, queuing to get a quality haircut for a low price.

Address: 807 Yishun Ring Road, #01-4195
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 8pm


5. EZEN Hair, Nail and Beauty

This is for the ladies who are looking for a one-stop grooming session. While not all the outlets offer nail and beauty services such as a manicure and facials, all of them offer hair services. Haircuts start at $8, but if you get a membership card at $25/year (about $2/month), you get to trim your hair at $4 instead. If you are the kind who loves to keep your hair neat and trim, the membership is perfect for you. The salon also offers hair dyeing services, which range from $68 to $88.

For nail and beauty services, an express manicure cost $18; eyebrow trimming is $8 and a facial set you back from $68.

Address: Various Locations. 
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 8.30pm

Remember to visit any of these salons the next time your wallet is feeling unhealthy so that you don’t cringe when you make payment at the cashier after your haircut.