Papa Poika is a brand new English-inspired Male Barbershop at Paragon, under the renowned Japanese Komars Group that also brought in EC House, Ramen Champion, LA Barbershop and more.
Everyone knows the meaning of Papa, which is ‘father’ while Poika means ‘son’ in Finnish. This barbershop lies an interesting concept behind its name. It is a shop where both father and son could enjoy a bonding session while having a haircut since the mother and daughter would be busy shopping around Paragon, Orchard. (Note: Daughters could also have their hair cut here.)
I had the privilege to enjoy a haircut by the gentleman who handled my hair with precision while my friend Kenny had his done by another stylist. Basically all the hairstylists at Papa Poika had over 10 years of experience in both adults and kids haircut. Expect a personal and cosy experience as well since at any one time, the shop only attends to three adults and a kid in regards to the type of services from Precision Haircut (S$44), to Full Beard Shave (S$32) or the less commonly heard of Ear Cleaning (S$23), that uses a series of special tools without any infliction of pain.
The type of hairstyles would lean towards the ‘manly’ / musculine kind since Papa Poika’s concept of making their customers looking like a refined gentleman after its services imply. Even the shampoo used had a hint of musculinity from its minty aeroma which could rinse off your wax/gel from your hair in a single wash. For normal shampoos, usually it would be best to rinse twice to thoroughly cleanse your hair.
Check out those unique wash basins that are located in front, as well as a lego wall with a huge ”tree” where kids would keep themselves entertertain while their dads have thier haircut in peace.
FREE handmade lollipop for every Prince Dry Cut (kids’s haircut 0-12 years old) & FREE hand towel for every Precision Haircut. While stocks last!
Thanks Kenny for jioing me along for this! You may also want to check out his blog post here.
Address: 290 Orchard Road #05-30A Paragon
Operating Hours : 11am-8.30pm
Contact: +65 6235 4312
Check out my other post where I attended Pangdemonium’s Fundraiser Concert, a Singapore’s DBS Spark event.