Yen's hair design has been located at the Holland Village Shopping Centre at level 3 for quiet a while now.
With the opening up of the Holland Village MRT they used the opportunity to expand their business and open up another studio.
Therefore I figured this place must be pretty successful and their customer base must be pretty loyal if they can sustain opening up another studio within such a close range.
Most of the time when I walk by the place is half full, allowing you to walk in without an appointment. Wash & Cut for men is just S$ 30, for women it's up to S$ 55.
The staff is friendly and are gave their own inputs in what hairstyle would be suit me. The place is clean and the hair wash and short massage is included in the price. End result is not spectacular but i'm satisfied.
When we first moved to Singapore Sophia tried several hair places. There was the $500 treatment that took 4 hours. She left the salon looking great with perfectly straight hair and a chic style. By the time she walked the three blocks to our house it looked like and afro (not that theres anything wrong with that). She tried a very cheap place and wouldnt you know it was a lousy doo. I got my first cut in Asia at a hotel in Bangkok and it was fine but it is kind of a long way to go every few weeks for a trim.
At some point someone recommended we go to Yens. Yens is one of the 1000s of hair places in Singapore and one of probably a dozen places in the Holland Village area. Its on the third floor of a kind of a shopping mall. The mall is not plush by any means and has a grocery store, some gift shops, tailors, clothing stores, a few foot massage and manicures places and several salons. It is frequented by a lot of expats who live in the area.
So we went and we keep going back. Beautiful sisters Jessica (Yen) and Jolene are in charge. Jolene makes the business work and Jessica cuts hair. They are really nice women who came to Singapore from China many years back and started their business. They can both be found at the shop 6 days a week (the place is open all seven days), pretty much all year round. In addition to a nice cut I also enjoy a great shampoo and scalp massage on their flat bed shampoo tables.
It all adds up to a very nice experience. (Sorry to my barber of over 30 years, the Gus Man!)
skipped half day of school today, headed to Holland Village with TET lovey for haircut; this yens hair design. thanks to wong for introducing(: service was great eh, and i think the ladyboss is realllly a professional. thats the impression she gave me(: worth trying uh.