Besides the usual Monsoon, Reds and Kimage, Supercuts is the next hair salon chain that most people would think of trying in Singapore. Their youthful image, premium but still affordable pricesand favourable reviews have allowed Supercuts to grow rather quickly about 5 to 10 years ago.
In fact, the most raved about Supercuts outlet is not their flagship outlet in town but is instead Supercuts @ Compasspoint Sengkang! Possibly because the stylists have been at Compasspoint for very long and because rent is cheaper at Compasspoint, stylists Kitty andOlivia (director) seemed to have created a loyal following online with their quality hair services at lower prices! (Note that different Supercut outlets charge different prices and Supercuts Compasspoint is cheaper than those in town) Olivia is better for haircuts though Kitty seems to be really popular for perming, colour and soft straight (a proprietary blend of chemicals that straightens the hair in a way that looks more natural than rebonding).
Service though is another issue. Waiting time is long during peak periods because of how popular the salon is. While hairstylists are professional and friendly, hair assistants are not always well trained. Some, for example, did not get hair massage during hair wash. Hairstylists may also upsellhair services, making some customers uncomfortable. Receptionists are also not always that friendly. Prices have also been inching up so Supercuts is not as cheap as it was in the past. On the other hand, they do have regular promotions and students have a promotional pricing, making it more value-for-money.
Other than student haircuts, one other thing Supercuts @ Compasspoint is well known for is actually… Children’s Haircut! After seeing the child seat in the shape of a toy car and a specialized TV playing Barney and children VCDs, I totally understand why. The cut may set the parent back by $30 but for a 30-min no-crying happy hair experience (with a trendy new haircut) for your child, I understand why some parents will go for it.
Overall, a good hair salon to try if you are looking for a good hair salon in Sengkang!