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Having a bad hair day, literally? Step into Japanese salon PACT+LIM for a hairdressing experience that makes the cut. Nestled in a quiet corner of Orchard Central, the sister salon of KIZUKI+LIM at Raffles Arcade strikes you at first look with its unique greenhouse-inspired interior. The contemporary and minimalist concept of LIM (an acronym for Less Is More) manifests itself in the salon’s unfinished raw concrete walls and flooring, furniture that utilises clean geometrical lines and floor-sweeping glass windows which allow natural light to flood in – the outcome is an organic space conducive to its stylists for experimenting and coming up with new creations. Spacious, open and uncluttered, it is a haven of sorts in a densely populated district.

There are a variety of hair services to choose from on the menu and the Japanese stylists are friendly and helpful – I was served by Osaka-born So, a real character with a funky sense of fashion and a colourful personality. An experienced professional, he is serious when it comes to his work as his cheerful expression instantly turns solemn when he meticulously studies the condition of your hair, getting a feel of it and lightly tossing it to see how it moves. A natural conversationalist, he raves animatedly about how he can’t wait to visit Disneyland when he goes back home for his annual summer vacation. Acknowledging that language does pose as a barrier, So earnestly says that he’s been spending his weekends studying his primary school English textbooks. Way to go, So! At the end of the session, the stylists go the extra mile by teaching you how to style your hairdo by yourself after you get home. If you like this place, be sure to hang around the adjoining Kilo or K.I.N for food and shopping respectively.

PACT+LIM is at 181 Orchard Road #02-17/18/19 Orchard Central
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This is not a sponsored post, it just that good.)