Hazel Recommends: Benn @ Square Salon
edited post with salon’s new telephone number (as of 26 September 2010)
When I want my hair done, I want a great hair stylist who knows me & gives me THE cut. Finding such magic fingers with the power of mind reading happens as often as the moon is blue. There were so many times I sat in the salon’s chair very nearly giving the stylist a blue eye (forgive my violent thought, but I expect hair stylists to style my hair into gorgeousness, not make it worse).
A friend once told me ” your hair is 70% as good as you look”. & I agree! Although there are some people who don’t place much attention on the hair, it really is one major factor in transforming you from Fail to Fab. Even if your makeup is immaculate but you spot a trainwrecked hair, you won’t get a second look (of distaste, perhaps). Take our favourite sweetheart Jessica Alba for example:
Both makeup are well done. Nothing too bad, right? But her beauty is diluted on the right image. Her hair (on right) is too flat!!! Almost looking like a Hong Kong celebrity (they’re known for their flat hair, like Kelly Chen & Charlene Choi from Twins) in a bad way. I’m not against flat hairstyles, it depends on the cut & face shape but the one that Jessica Alba has on right looks like the media drove her crazy & she chopped it off with a pair of garden scissors out of rebellion then immediately ironed it flat to disguise her emotional outburst, no? Ok, being a little over-imaginative here but you get my drift.
& I’d like you to meet Benn Edward Scissorshands:
It’s gotten off his Facebook (I think he’d be happy if you add him, he wants friends for his Cafe World! Search for Benn Ang). He painstakingly bling-ed it! Hahaha! How often do you meet such down to earth & adorable stylist? Maybe he should also showcase his hands, they waste no time in cutting a great hairstyle for you in minutes. Yes you heard me right. Minutes! He takes about seconds to figure out what you want & what he thinks suit you & after about 30mins (that’s amazingly fast for long hair, I usually take at least 1.5hrs), you’re great to go! Now this is what I call magic fingers + mind reader. Two traits of an excellent hair stylist.
I know it’s hard to imagine how good he is since people tend to stick to their stylist if they find them not too bad. Meaning, your hair ends up not totally screwed up but not what you’d have liked either & you end up leaving the salon dismayed, again. But afraid to try somewhere else. I call this the safe option. Yawn! You should always jump around trying different stylists till you find someone who knows your hair best! What’s there to lose? You can’t get any worse than not finding a stylist whom you can connect because you know what? Everyone deserves a good haircut. (:
I used to pay more than $60 for a haircut. No matter where I go, I still end up frustrated with the bad cuts I’ve been getting. Till there was Benn! Who charges only $20 for an impressive one, I changed my opinion about expensive cuts = good cuts. This equation is obviously NOT true. Silly me, someone should have told me about Benn earlier. Anyhoots, I know it’s hard to believe Benn has magic fingers till you see something. Very extremely hesitant in posting this up because I’m super embarrassed by my makeup (But this is the only clear picture I’ve. Did the makeup myself. Looks dated I know, go on & critisize, I can take it) :
Thought I should reveal his work. He curled (using thongs) my hair for this Citrusox stockings shoot I did last Christmas:
So if you’re looking for someone pro without spending a bomb, if you trust my hair, you can trust Benn. Many of my dear friends are already Benn-converts. & they tell me he’s THE MAN in colouring. To quote Benn “My Secondary School classmate & also my first client only lets me touch his hair since we were 15 years old can!” From my calculation, that’s 28 long years with Benn! Cheers to hot Summer hair!
Odeon Katong (Right beside 328 Katong Laksa & Katong Shopping Centre) Level 1
Nearest MRT: Dakota (Take bus 10 or 32) / Aljunied (Take bus 40)
Tel: 9757 7374