Mention celebrity hair salons in Singapore, and Kim Robinson’s eponymous salon or David Gan’s Passion might come to mind. Now, there’s a new luxury hair salon in town that’s famous among even bigger names, such as the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie: Rossano Ferretti Hairspa.
These celebs’ luscious tresses are made possible by Rossano Ferretti’s signature hair technique known as The Method, created by him and his sister Lorenza. Also known as the “invisible cutting” technique, it is based on a principle that hair should be treated according to its own structure and movement.
So if your hair flows better at shoulder-length rather than a power bob a la Anna Wintour, chances are, you’ll step out of the salon with the former. The 57-year-old has opened branches in over 20 countries around the world, with the recent ones opened in Singapore and Abu Dhabi.
In Singapore, the Rossano Ferretti Hairspa is located on the ground floor of the Fullerton Hotel and is easily accessed via Battery Road – you won’t be able to find it via the hotel’s main entrance.
The modestly-sized salon provides an intimate setting for its clients. The minimally designed outlet decked in mostly black and white consists of only four hairstyling stations, while a separate section for hair washing can only accommodate two clients at a time.
Prices vary for women and men. For women, a cleanse, cut and finish is priced from $375 to $510, while a cleanse and finish is priced from $100 to $190. Men’s haircuts are priced from $145 to $260, while cuts for children under 12 years old are $95.
Unlike other hair salons, the Rossano Ferretti Hairspa experience begins with a detailed consultation, where the hairstylist – known as a Master – will seek to understand your hair, your lifestyle, and your dream look.
If that look involves colouring, the salon does not offer full hair colouring services. They do, however, offer highlights based on four different techniques – spatula ($110 to $260), sunshine ($240 to $295), freehand ($300 to $445) and balayage ($450 to $650).
Ferretti’s signature Hairspa treatments such as the prodigio (hair reconstruction) are also available and priced from $125 to $240.
The service doesn’t end there. If you require a cut in the comfort of your own hotel room or require the staff to fly to whichever country you’re in, that’s possible, too. As long as you’re able to pay a 50-per-cent and 100-per-cent surcharge, respectively.
Want a cut from Rossano Ferretti himself? That’s US$1,500 (S$2,020)
The prices at Rossano Ferretti may be more expensive than at regular hair salons but, in comparison to a cut by Ferretti himself, they can still be considered as value for money.
That’s because a a haircut by Ferretti himself costs approximately US$1,500 ($2,020). However, the hairstylist no longer cuts hair and leaves the job to his well-trained Masters instead.
During a media preview last week, Ferretti shared that it would be difficult for him to focus on running the business while styling hair at the same time. These days, he cuts hair as part of a hobby, he shared.
Decked in a bespoke suit, the lanky Italian shared about his life growing up with parents who cut hair – his father was a barber and his mother a hairdresser. Ferretti began hairstyling in his early teens and shook the industry many years later after being the first to open an apartment salon in his hometown of Parma. Another apartment salon is located in Paris.
While Ferretti might have unofficially resigned from cutting people’s hair himself, clients in Singapore can still experience The Method from the two hairstylists running the Rossano Ferretti here, so you can still be assured of Hollywood-worthy locks.
If you plan to visit the branch in Singapore, you’ll be greeted by either Diego Fiorucci or Christian Serafini. Fiorucci has worked with Ferretti for 20 years and helped to open branches in Maldives and Spain, while Serafini has worked with him for about 14 years and was in charge of the branch in Beverly Hills for seven years.
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