Not everyone is blessed with chiselled facial features and enviable coiffure like soccer players. While you can't alter the former without risking surgery, the former can be shaped and styled to one's preference. These organic threads growing on your head needs to be tamed regularly, regardless of hair textures. Fuss-free haircuts are available anywhere, but if you want to look your best, seek out experienced hands instead.
Need a recommendation? Reliable local gentlemen's barber outfit Sultans of Shave has built its name with premier shearing services at their three city-based locations. Those who are still wavering or snub the confidence-boosting snip should try SULTANS before passing the final judgement. Located in the suburban Holland Village neighbourhood, the brand's inexpensive offshoot provides the same quality barbering experience to everyone and anyone who appreciates a good shave or wants to sample the gentlemen's cut at a classic barber.
SULTANS' seasoned barbers get to work their magic in an unassuming brightly lit space that features the brand's signature Edgy Blue and Fresh Salmon colour combination. Rounding off with panels of stylish white and light-coloured wood, the decor warrants a closer look of the modern barbershop.
Engaging a SULTANS barber is simple—make an appointment or walk-in, so don't be deterred by the trio of seats available. Despite the affordable price point, the adept professionals still consult your preferences and shape your hair using a wide variety of tools needed to spruce you up. Regular quality mane maintenance can be costly, but SULTANS does a competent job without burning a hole in your wallet.
We spoke to Gideon Lim, a skilled barber at SULTANS (dispatched from the Sultans of Shave HQ), for advice in getting an appropriate gentlemen's cut.
"The following hairstyles are recommended as certain hair textures and types are best suited for specific styles. Ease of maintenance is also considered for each hair texture/type and their cuts. Walking out of the shop with a particular hairstyle differs from achieving that same look on your own the next day. If the desired style is not trimmed properly, recreating it at home will be a challenge."
Ideal hairstyles for different hair textures
1. Straight hair (tends to be floppy)
– Slicked Back with long or short quiff
– The Side Parting
– The Modern Fauxhawk
2. Curly hair
– Beach Wave
– Loose Pomp
– Brushed Back "Wave"
b) Coiled – 'Instant noodle-like'
– Tame Locks
– Messy Short Curly Hairstyle
– Curly Bang
c) Kinky – 'Afro-like'
– Sculpted Afro Hairstyle
– Short Undercut Afro
– High Taper Fade Afro
SULTANS is located at 3 Lorong Liput, Holland Piazza #B1-05, Singapore 277725. For more information, visit the SULTANS webpage.