neXt is like Disney for hair.. Always magic! For getting a haircut, they give you a luxurious hair wash and head massage… Plus they blow out your hair into perfect curls/however way you want it. So don’t waste that gorgeous blowout. The Ion Orchard branch is perfect if you have an evening event… You get your hair cut and styled in town and ready to go ; ) If you’re a student, always ask for student discounts. Don’t say I didn’t share ; )
My first visit to Next was actually at their Holland Village outlet because I was staying on campus and it was a much more convenient location. I had always been intrigued by the decor - ornate black furnishings replete with plush leather padded walls. My stylist (I can't remember her name) was good and when she told me that I can always swing by to trim my fringe for free before my next proper cut, I was sold.
Nowadays, I usually head to ION branch for my haircuts. The salon is really spacious and sometimes I wonder why I need to make an appointment if there are so many tables still available?? Other than that, impeccable service as usual - the head massage they give during your hairwash...god, I may actually consider paying for that everyday. The stylists here are really reliable, I have never (god forbid) gotten a bad haircut. A little on the pricey side but totally worth not having to leave the salon feeling despondent.
Convenient location, reliable technique and good service are reasons why I keep coming back to Next at ION. Even though I don't stick to a particular hair stylist, I've never had a bad haircut here in my life. I know I'm in good hands when I enter Next. A service that I really appreciate is the free fringe cut when you're a regular customer - useful when you are maintaining a short fringe that needs a trim every month or so. The hair washes are usually done by trainees but I haven't found anything to complain about.
Make sure you make an appointment in advance as they are usually busy!