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We Need A Hero: This One-Stop Grooming Station For Men In Tiong Bahru Will Save The Day

These days, the ladies aren’t the only ones who care about their looks; men want their hair to be on point and their brows to be on fleek too. I mean after all, who doesn’t want to look presentable?

We Need A Hero (WNAH) has come to save the day, and the team of professional barbers and beauticians will help make you look like Chris Evans (okay maybe not, but close enough).

The grooming salon provides head-to-toe services – you can get your haircut, your brows threaded, get a facial treatment, and get your facial hair shaved. If you want your whole body to be free of hair, you can partake in the waxing and IPL hair removal services.

While the charming staff are pampering you, you even get to sip on complimentary glasses of whisky! If whisky isn’t your thing, you can go for a fancy cup of coffee, tea, or some zesty orange juice.

When I visited WNAH, I opted to go for the brow thread and tweeze (S$24) and get a haircut from a senior barber (S$65). I was excited for it because I’d never had my brows done or had a S$65 haircut in my life.

The beautician was really patient and friendly, and she walked through every step of the threading and tweezing with me as she knew I was a first-timer. I appreciated that because then I knew exactly what was happening to my eyebrows.

She told me how it was going to be done, and I’m pretty satisfied with the outcome! There’s indeed a distinct difference; there’s a shape to it now instead of just a bushy mess. The process was also painless for the most part. It may be slightly uncomfortable for some, but it’s totally bearable.

Now that my brows were done, it was time for my haircut, and it was such a therapeutic experience.

I was first introduced to my barber, Sherman. He’s a senior barber at the salon, with about a decade of experience in this line of work under his belt. At WNAH, you can choose between three ranks of barbers: the normal barber (S$55), senior barber (S$65), and the chief barber (S$85).

If every strand of hair is precious to you and you have the cash to blow, then go for the more experienced barbers to be assured that you’re in good hands.

Sherman was really professional and he certainly knows his stuff. Even before picking up his scissors, he recommended some hairstyles that he thought would suit me, and he elaborated on every snip he was going to make on my hair.

He asked about my hairstyle routine over the years, and then suggested that I change things up a little bit this time. I can’t say that I understood 100 percent of what he explained to me, but I trusted him; he’s the pro after all.

Then he got to cutting, making crisp and masterful movements on top of my head. It was like scissors kung fu.

Sherman was really friendly as well, as we chatted while he was giving me my haircut. We talked about everything from National Service to how much his personal pair of scissors cost. Curious? It costs more than a grand. I never knew a pair of scissors could be worth that much.

After snipping, we got to washing. As he washing my hair, I made a casual remark that I felt like my scalp was itchy lately. He was really attentive and so when he heard my comment, he used a minty conditioner to help give my scalp a cooling sensation. Then, it was washed off with cold water.

The hair wash was really aromatic and refreshing, and I felt like I had a blast of ice on my head.

Then, Sherman went on to blow dry my hair, going into the intricacies and telling me how to properly and perfectly blow dry my own hair. Apparently, you don’t just point the hair dryer in one direction and haphazardly move your other hand around the whole head.

Afterwards, he showed me the different ways that I can use wax to style my hair. I shall not bore you with the details, but I can tell you that I absolutely love it. It’s really short now, which is not what I’m used to, but I think it looks great!

When you’re there and you’re thinking of getting products that will help maintain the look of the new you, you’ll be glad to know that the place sells skin and hair products too. There’s even a house brand pomade that’ll help keep you looking suave.

On the whole, it was a pretty awesome experience to go for some pampering. It really does make one feel a little different once you step out of the salon, and I mean different in a good way of course.

I was probably a little skeptical about grooming salons before because of the higher prices, but now that I know what it’s all about, I can see why people want to come to a place like this. In fact, I’m already thinking about my next appointment… gotta keep my eyebrows on point.

Prices: From S$11

We Need A Hero: 57 Eng Hoon Street, Block 57, Singapore 160057 | Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon to Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat), 10pm – 8pm (Sun) | Website | Facebook

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