Recently, I had a haircut at QB House. Im sure most of you have heard of this barber/salon or whatever you call it. and oh my, I was indeed surprised by the service they provided. Ive never had a haircut at QB House before and it does sound a little sua ku. But most of my haircuts are done at those under-the-HDB-block kind of shops where they only charge like $5 for a haircut? Why pay so much for a haircut when youve to cut it again the next month? Thats my mindset. But I decided to try QB House for a change, and it definitely caught my attention.
They have this machine where you just insert your $10 notes. (its $10 for a 10minutes haircut) and tadah! Youll get a card like this.
Pardon me for being amazed at such a service. What Im even more surprised is that the entire shop is super clean. They have this like vacuum on the floor that sucks all the hair after every customer. The best thing is they even give a free comb to each and every customer cause they do not reuse their combs. Interesting concept huh, makes us feel more important and personalised. Its no wonder how they have established themselves as one of the top haircut salon chains in Singapore, theres basically a QB house in every shopping centre. Ill definitely visit them again even though they made me look ugly with my new haircut. Pretty awesome for a hassle-free haircut service. Ive had enough of those under-HDB-block salons where they try to hard sell you their hair treatment packages.
Shortfor Quick Beauty or Quick Barber, QB House offers abasic service with a very simple concept you pay S$10 (Php330*)and have your hair shod off within 10 minutes.
Quite ingenious really, as a haircut here in the Lion City costs about S$45 (Php1,400*) in proper beauty salons (and thats usually for a wash, cut and blow dry service only.) And heaven knows how annoying it is to be sales talked by parlor assistants forcing you to purchase hair remedies and treatments that you might not otherwise need. Which is why these types of shops fare so well here.
Since this is a Japanese concept, expect the usual time-saving and effecient processes and equipment that is, well, a trademark of Japan.
1. Feed your S$10 inside this machine (this doesnt dispense change so make sure you have the exactamount on hand.)
2. A token is released that you have to give to your hairdresser as proof of payment.
3. Once its your turn, inform your hairdresser the cut you desire.
4. Sit back, relax and after 10 minutes, you leave with a new do (view complete guide at the QB House website.) No fuss, no hassles, and no annoying sales talk. Aaaahhhhhh Pure bliss.
QB House also boasts of very high sanitation standards. Each cutting station is equipped with a sterilizer box which sanitizes all of their tools after each use. An alcohol hand cleaner is also on hand dispensing necessary germ busting liquid. An air washer, another trademark of this brand, is used to clean away cut hair from the customers. Itslike a portable vacuum cleaner of sorts.
The Husband always has his hair cut here. And yes, as expected, they do have a lot of male customers. As for the females, well, Ive seen a few try it out but not as often as the men. Personally, Id still have to muster up enough courage to get my locks shod here too (mainly because Ive been loyal to Davids Salon for so long. Huhuhu! How I miss you so. L)
Maybe in a few more months, when my hair grows to an annoying length, then Id be forced to try this out. For now, Im just as satisfied being a happy observer. J
Time is always tight for me and so nowadays, Ill simply get my hair trimmed over at QB house for just $10. Here is my look for the coming CNY. Now that I am sporting a fringe too (like Mira), I find the resemblance btw me and her really draw closer )
Maggie got her first haircut at a hair salon. She previously had two trims by mama when she turned 3. She was born bald, and her hair is really fine, so theres really not much to work with. She likes to tilt her head back and make her hair touch her bum and she would say that shes got Rapunzels hair.
Malay barbers charge $7-$8 for haircuts.
Ive seen one at Beach Road charging $5.
However, Ive given up on them after Ive had too many of them chopping instead of trimming my fringe. And mind you, I speak to them in Malay.
Nowdays I just go to QB House and plonk down $10. They have never let me down.
I heard some friend brought the baby to QB house, quite ok.
They really get it. Fast, cheap, efficient. And I really look ok.
Try the non-salon barbership. Buy a ticket. Queue in line. Then get your hair cut. Options: Short. Medium. Long. Then, rather than shampoo, get all the excess hair hoovered (ie vacuumed) off you. I kid you not. It works. 10 bucks. You wont be a trend setter but you cant look bad. After all, everyone who cuts their hair at QB House looks just like you.