Papa Poika: English-inspired barbershop in the heart of Orchard

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    Papa Poika crew
    The crew at Papa Poika

    Located in the heart of Orchard Road, Papa Poika is a modern barber concept that targets the busy family man. Papa Poika or “father and son” in Finnish, offers professional haircuts and premium services like shaving, ear cleaning and even massages at affordable prices.

    Fathers can either slip in for a haircut while shopping along Orchard Road or bring their kids with them to the barber to have a haircut together. The brightly coloured store with a Lego kids corner centrepiece will out their kids at ease and allow fathers to have some “me” time and be pampered by Papa Poika’s professional crew.

    All the hairstylists at Papa Poika have over 10 years of experience in both adult and kid haircuts and at any one time, the shop only attends to three adult customers and one kid giving customers a personal and cosy experience.

    Papa Poika entrance
    Papa Poika interior
    The colourful interior of Papa Poika

    When I went for my haircut at Papa Poika, I am surprised at how comfortable the barber chairs were without realising that they were Takara. The 4 retro-looking barber chairs are specially imported from Japan and costs over $10,000 each! With full leather and durable upholstery front and back you can really relax and sink yourself into the chair. All I had to do was to tell the hairstylist that I need a haircut.

    Halfway through the cut, I decided to ask the hairstylist a burning question “What is the best way to tell a hairstylist the kind of hairstyle I want, instead of saying ‘cut it short’?”. He eluded that even though a haircut might seems simple but it requires a hairstylist to be observant on face shapes and hair texture on top of trends. Most men, according to him, likes a hairstyle that is easy to manage and trendy. Even though he generally have an idea what could be a suitable style for that someone that sits down on the barber chair, he further assesses whether the customer would be comfortable with that the style he is going to execute from conversations. For me, I left it entirely to the professionals at Papa Poika and I am glad with the outcome.

    The hair wash here is also an unique experience. Instead of moving you somewhere to wash up, you literally sit where you are for the wash. All you need is to bend forward towards a hidden sink and shower tucked stealthily inside cabinets and be done in 3 mins. Fast, efficient and saves water!

    Papa Poika Ear cleaning kit
    Ear cleaning kit

    Father’s Day Promotion

    • In celebration for Father’s Day, Papa Poika is offering free hair cuts for kids (12 years old and below) and free American Crew Shampoo worth $24 for fathers.
    • All men will also receive a complimentary Power Cleanser Style Remover by American Crew (250ml, $24) shampoo when they cut their hair at Papa Poika.

    Papa Poika services and prices:

    Papa Poika price list
    Prices and services

    Papa Poika

    Address: 290 Orchard Road #05-30A Paragon, S238859
    Operating Hours: 11am – 8.30pm
    Contact number: +65 6235 4312