The Comb

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The Comb

Situated on a quiet lane off Club Street, The Comb is a revamp of the former Rise Hair Salon (after a change of management). With a team of local and Korean stylists, their focus is mostly on Korean-influenced tresses, as evidenced by creative director Rina Kil’s client list of K-pop celebs. Most of the furniture and fittings from its predecessor remains in this brightly-lit space, including the wood-paneled long table with open shelves to store your belongings. It’s easy to feel at home here, where they serve you with a choice of complimentary coffee, TWG tea or orange juice once you’re comfortably seated.

Reclining on adjustable seats, we began our pampering session with a hair wash that included an invigorating 15-minute scalp massage. The relaxing experience was slightly interrupted when another assistant entered and started whispering with our stylist over the choice of shampoo and procedure – which made us feel somewhat short-changed – but they made up for it by showering us with earnest attention.

Next up was a consultation with fashionably-dressed senior stylist, Bella Son. We decided to leave our new hairdo in her hands. With the work divided between her and an assistant, the process went by quickly but not entirely smoothly. A splash of hair dye accidentally stung our exposed hands, and hand-held hair dryers were used in place of the standing ones, which were strangely all out of order. Nonetheless, their styling was meticulous. With our new look, Bella gave us a couple tips on how to care for it, and advised us to apply a lighter shade of eyebrow pencil to complement our lighter hair colour. All in all, we wouldn’t say no to heading back after a long day at work for their wash and blow services (and soothing head massages). 


Venue name: The Comb
Address: 12 Gemmil Lane
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-8pm
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