OUR TEAM

OUR

TEAM AT MODE STUDIO

What really caught our attention was their star-studded team of stylists from Sam Woo to Gabriel, Andrew, Anneth, Veena and even top Korean Stylists Soobin, Vicky and BK. If you haven’t heard of Sam yet, you’re missing out!

Sam is the founder of MODE and the celebrity stylist who has previously worked closely with Kim Robinson in both Hong Kong and Singapore. ALL customers who gave him a try rave about his awesome service as well as his ability to deliver a versatile dry cut that is flowy and naturally elegant. But he’s not the only illustrious one. Gabriel, too, is another high-profile Singaporean stylist who counts Bryan Wong as well as a number of celebrities, business people featured in Forbes 40 under 40 and local politicians as his regular paying customers.

It is this spirit of giving that is emulated by the entire MODE team, making the service here stand out. You will feel like a million bucks not just because your hair looks amazing but also because your stylist genuinely cares about you and makes you feel valued.

"QUOTES"

OUR TEAM

GABRIEL

"May your day be as flawless as your hair."

SAM WOO

"I never dreamed about success. I worked for it."

ANNETH

"Success is measured by what you do after they tell you 'no'."

AT MODE WE DO OUR BEST TO IMPRESS

Not with just raw hairdressing skills but also with heart.

SAM

the Creator.

KENNETH

the Forever Stylist.

SOO BIN

the Superstar.

VICKY

the Pretty Woman.

IRENE

the Perfectionist.

QUEENIE

the Extraordinaire.

ALSTON

the Master Craftsman.

GABRIEL

the Sweetheart.

BECK

the Exotic.

ANDREW

the Party Animal.

ROY

the Educator.

VEENA

the Cool Cat.

KAN

the Tech-lover.

DEXTER

the Motivator.

ANNETH

the Thinker.

ANNA

the Colorist.

ELIZE

the Prettiest.

KRIS

the Skilled.

SKY

the Creativity.

TIMOTHY

the Humble.

YMOND

the Knowledgeable.

"Everyone has the right to look and feel good about themselves. I consider it a privilege to be someone who can illuminate and reveal their inner beauty."

SAM WOO

the Creator.

It takes a certain calibre of stylist to be selected as Kim Robinson’s Personal Assistant and eventually founding team of Kim Robinson Singapore but that isn’t the only reason why we’re SO enamored with Sam. Beyond his amazing sense of aesthetics and skill, there’s something about Sam that tells us that he is no ordinary hairstylist.For those interested to get Sam for a haircut and colour will however have to note that his appointment is often full. Not surprising, given that his signature dry cut, honed over years of training in Vancouver and later directly under Kim Robinson in Hong Kong, is known to bring out your inner glam while being SUPER easy to manage.
"Knowing that what I do brings joy and renewed confidence to those I meet everyday gives me tremendous satisfaction."

KENNETH NAT

the Forever Stylist.

You may not have heard of Kenneth as he is not one who flaunts himself on social media but this gem of a stylist has actually accumulated more than 13 years of experience at some of Singapore’s top salons. Almost 100% of the customers who’ve given him a try fall in love with how he’s SO adept at gauging their emotions and giving them the type of haircut they feel like getting at the moment. Kenneth attributes this almost telepathic ability to his in-depth consultation that goes beyond the physical. Of course, his training in UK, Japan and Singapore necessitates that he takes head shape and face shape into consideration but more than that, Kenneth believes that being able to connect with customers at their level gives him a insight that few other stylists can achieve. 

"If you've ever gotten your hair botched elsewhere, consider coming to Soo Bin to fix your hair. She has helped many customers revive their hair through a series of treatments as well as through her sculpted cut!"

SOO BIN LEE

the Super Star.

All my customer are my walking advertisement. I care about how all my customers look when they walk out of the salon, more than how much they pay. Hence, I do all I can to understand customers’ mind and give them a hairstyle that is even better than what they imagine. We somehow expected Soo Bin to be somewhat of a diva. She has after all appeared on Channel 8, did lots of photoshoots for magazines and is highly raved online for her beautiful perms and cuts (just google Soo Bin Kenjo to know what we mean).While Soo Bin does have a more serious expression when she doesn’t smile, she is in actual fact a warm and approachable stylist once you get to know her. It is easy to converse with her given her good command of English after being in Singapore for more than 8 years, bringing her total experience in the hairdressing industry to 20. Soo Bin’s extensive experience allows her to diagnose customers’ hair issues really quickly, allowing her to troubleshoot and give customers the hairstyle they are looking for, be it with haircut, perm, volume rebonding or colour.

VICKY JANG

the Pretty Lady.

One of the most popular hairstylists in her previous salon, we always had a great impression of Vicky. Vicky is very good at her work and is definitely one of the most genuine Korean stylists we’ve come across. She doesn’t push you to do any service or buy any product but listens very attentively to your requests and achieves them to the best of her ability. In fact, she is so humble, you’ll probably not know that she has cut and styled the hair for a number of celebrities previously. In fact, some celebrities she worked on have gone on to perform in dramas and even movies with the hair that she styled back in Korean and even now in Singapore.The fact that Vicky is chosen is testament to her good skill and also ability to bring out various vibes and styles thought hair. She attributes that to her regular communication with close friends in the fashion industry back on Korea that allows her to keep in touch with the latest fashion and hair trends. Having said that, Vicky is well-versed across all services from perms, volume rebonding or coloring.
"Never settle for anything less than perfection! "

IRENE LEONG

the Perfectionist.

Ever had a haircut so bad it changed your life? Other than ruining her hair (and her self-confidence) for months, this particular haircut drove Irene to learn all about hair so that she will never experience that helplessness and frustration again.That is also why you’ll find that Irene is among the most fussy of hairstylists. Even the slightest imperfection is not tolerated as she will cut, colour or perm your hair to perfection. It is this conscientiousness and high expectations of her own work that got her a huge customer base over the years. Many of them love her perfectly matched hair colours and natural volume rebonding so much that Irene was highly raved as one of Cozycot’s top 100 hairstylists! That shouldn’t come as a surprise given her strong track record as a top stylist in one of Singapore’s biggest hair salon chains for the past 13 years.Irene may be fussy with her work but rest assured that she’s very friendly and easy to talk to in person. Overall, an experienced hairstylist you can trust and go back to to get you your dream hairstyle, down to the tiniest details!

QUEENIE

the Extraordinaire.

Originally from Taiwan, Queenie has been honing her skills as a hairdresser for the past 15 years. Her interest in the craft started much earlier in her life as she was born into a family of hairdressers. She worked hard to achieve her childhood dream and her clients’ satisfied smiles are a testament to that fact. She is all about treating others the way she wants to be treated. As such, she places strong emphasis on providing top-notch care and service from a simple trim to customizing complex looks. With her years and years of experience, she is well versed in anything that requires a pair of hairdressing scissors, an eye for detail and creativity with exploring colour options – you name it, she delivers. Providing you with knowledge about the best ways to keep your hair strong and healthy is something that she values greatly. Schedule a session with her to find out more about your scalp and learn about the right type of shampoo to protect your hair and give it that beautiful glow.“It’s not just about cutting hair, it’s about sharing a lifestyle with my clients. Hair isn’t just hair, there’s life to it and how you use it is a reflection of yourself.”
"Once you set your mind to something, give it your 100%"

ALSTON

the Master Craftsman.

With 21 years of experience under his belt, Alston is a force to be reckoned with in the hairdressing industry. From the time he was 15, he was already helping out at his aunt’s hair salon, building the foundation for the kind of hair stylist he aspired to become. Now, he’s living his dream. Being someone with a diverse skill set when it comes to all things hair, he’s here to ensure you receive the best hair experience and service. He would like to share a hair tip with everyone who’s reading this and that is to always dry your hair thoroughly. This is especially important in Singapore’s humid weather, keep your hair away from frizz with his expert advice. He’s a fan of the bob hairstyle, there are so many renditions of it and it never goes out of style. When he’s not at work, you would probably find Alston at the gym. If he didn’t find his passion in hairdressing, there’s a good chance he would have become a gym instructor instead. He believes in the synergy between good health, great hair and excellent style. 

"It's not enough to deliver superb haircuts for some customers.To me, the mark of a great hairstylist is one who can consistently hit the ball out of the park and create stunning haircuts for all customers every single time."

GABRIEL

the Sweetheart.

You may not be a celebrity but it sure doesn’t hurt to get your hair cut by a Singaporean stylist whom Bryan Wong, Ayden Sng as well as families of prominent politicians and business people swear by. 20 years of rigorous hairdressing experience with stints in both Toni & Guy Singapore and Shanghai make him one of the few who can truly weave hairdressing magic and make dreams come true.He doesn’t start the hair experience by cutting directly but takes the effort to understand who you are before starting the service. Without needing to ask too many questions, Gabriel is able to grasp what customers are looking for really quickly and embark on the haircut.
"Live life to the fullest coz it only happens ONCE! "

BECK KATIRA

the Exotic.

It isn’t every day that we get the chance to meet a hairstylist who has cut, coloured and styled the hair of international superstars like the likes of Jay Park and Gray as well as others from Amoeba and Hi-lite records.

As much as Beck is good at cutting the latest trendy reggae or celebrity-worthy haircuts, he is well-versed across many haircutting and colouring styles. Beck has after all worked for 13 years at Hongdae’s most popular celebrity hair salon, Soonsiki. He has therefore built a strong following not only among local Koreans but also customers (Including aesthetic surgeons and models both Asian and Caucasian) from all over the world who fly into Korea just to get their hair cut and coloured by him.

"Life is full of stresses, everywhere.In the short time they spend with me, I want to give my customers rest and let them know that their hair is safe with me. "

ANDREW SIM

the Party Animal.

There are very few Singaporean stylists, let alone good-looking ones with both talent and skill.Andrew is one of the few Singaporean stylists who actually worked at top salons in Singapore including Kim Robinson and Next. In fact, Andrew was one of the few Sam handpicked to join the founding team of Mode after witnessing his talent, skill and dedication back in Kim Robinson. Add that to his 7 years of experience and you’ve got a stylist who can create stylish cuts that looks effortlessly glamorous. In fact, Andrew is rather chill and laidback. So, it feels easy to just open up to him and talk to him about anything. Overall, a stylist you’ll love for both his gorgeous cuts and fun-loving personality!
"I'm a hairstylist I could tell you stories that would curl your hair."

ROY SNG

the Educator.

I’m not a doctor or a psychologist but I hope to make a difference in people’s lives by sharing what I know through hair. Roy may look cool on the outside but don’t let that intimidate you! This is a hidden gem of a Singaporean stylist who have had extensive experience in hairdressing, having over 10 years of experience in Toni & Guy as an Academy Director and even in Auckland with hair as difficult to manage as Maori hair. Roy is particularly strong in taming difficult-to-manage hair just with haircuts; he doesn’t just do wet cuts or dry cuts but combine both to ensure that both internal and external structure of the hair is well built. That is why his customers find that haircuts last a really long time and looks awesome even when it grows out. While he is most famous for his bob haircuts, there are a number of male customers who go only to him for sculpted barber cuts that looks effortlessly stylish.Overall, this is one stylist whose skill and service will leave you with an indelible impression you’d want to come back to.
"Life is all about the law of attraction - you attract the things, the people and the situations you radiate."

VEENA LOH

the Cool Cat.

To some, a haircut may just be a haircut and a change in hair colour just a change in hair colour. But for those whose haircuts and hair colours are done right, a hairstyle change can actually prompt a changes in self-identity and eventually in the lives of customers. That is why Veena chose to pick up hairdressing 16 years ago: not just to make people look good but to give them confidence and improve all the other areas of their lives.With this strong belief in the transformational powers of hair, Veena has consistently pushed herself to go for overseas courses, learn more and hone her hairdressing skill to achieve her eventual purpose: to positively change her lives of her customers.
"There are no accidental meetings between souls. I believe that there is some sort of destiny to be able to meet customers, so I make sure I do my best and do things right by every customer I meet."

KAN CHAN

the Tech-lover.

Stylists from Hong Kong are few and far between in Singapore but even fewer have experience with celebs and magazine photoshoots. It is hence very refreshing for us to meet Ken, a talented young stylist with over 13 years of experience at top salons in Hong Kong.Ken is the type of stylist who will do whatever it takes, however long it may be, to help you reach there. That’s what he did for a bride-to-be who came to him with hair damaged by black box dye at 7pm; Ken stayed till midnight to help her fix her hair for her wedding a few days later. It is this level of care and attentiveness along with his easily-manageable dry cuts that make him stand out! Definitely a stylist to look forward to for awesome service along with a stunning cut that adds flow and shape to the hair.

DEXTER

the Motivator

Dexter Ng, Session Stylist was born and raised in Singapore. From an early age he showed a unique interest in hair. At the age of 16 , after being encouraged by family , Dexter commenced an apprenticeship in his uncle’s salon , which he completed in 2001. It was during this time his passion for hairstyling developed further and at 18 was assistant hairstylist for his first editorial. In 2003 Dexter was awarded newcomer of the year and the following year won hair stylist of the year. (Singapore Fashion week) Elle Singapore 2007 hairstylist of the year. StyleXstyle.com TRAILBLAZER awards 2016(Rising Star Hairstylist) and he was the Ambassador for International hair care brand John Frieda (2014-2016) Dexter believes that fashion comes from the street and gains inspiration whenever he travels, through his skill, he’s able to transform these ideas into exciting creations. Dexter’s editorial contributions include Vogue, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar , ID , L’Officiel and many more. 

"A great haircut has to be one that breaks the unknown and bring out something in the client they've never realized before."

ANNETH

the Thinker.

To be able to know me THIS WELL and give me a look beyond my wildest imagination, it has got to be MAGIC!Those are the thoughts echoed by not just one but many of Anneth’s regular customers who can’t stop raving about her. Once you’ve gotten your hair done by her, you’ll know why.This magical ability of hers to see through to a person’s inner desires along with her formidable haircutting skills honed in London, Paris and Japan are possibly why Anneth had been voted as one of Singapore’s top haircut specialists – and why high profile clients like Royalty and Entrepreneurs go to her for haircuts.

ANNA

the Colorist

Having been in Singapore for the past 5 years, Anna managed to pick up bits and pieces of Singlish for the past 5 years. This allows her to communicate with you naturally without assistance; in fact, she has customers who readily learns Korean from her each time they come for a hair visit while she in turn learns English to better her command of the language in Singapore.
If you enjoy trying new Korean styles, Anna is definitely a Korean stylist you shouldn’t miss in Singapore!
“Annyeonghaseyo!” greets the sweet Anna the first time we met her.
She may look adorable but this cute Korean stylist brings with her 12 years of experience transforming ladies and men from ordinary to celebrity-worthy with cuts and perms; 7 in Korea and 5 in Singapore. Whether it is the latest trendy hippie perm, wolf cut or the glam volume rebonding, she knows and does it all. You don’t ever have to worry about getting a cookie-cutter hairstyle as she’ll make the extra effort to suggest latest Korean trends and if you’re amenable, modifies the hairstyle accordingly.
You don’t have to worry that the hair is hard to manage though; being here in Singapore has allowed her to modify the hairstyles to suit our humid climate. While that may mean loosening the curls, it allows you to wake up with beautiful hair and get out the door in less than 10 minutes.

ELIZE

the Prettiest


Always impeccably dressed and in control, Elize is someone you’ll never see in a frazzle. Beyond being chill, Elize attributes this to her natural love for neatness and cleanliness, seen even in her design of hairstyles. Ladies who’ve tried perming with her love how she is able to achieve the subtle Korean style sexiness while making sure that they look professional at all times. Male customers on the other hand also love how she can do gorgeous undercuts that are still suitable for the Boardroom. Her ability to keep her hair designs clean cut, trendy and easily manageable have gotten her strong word of mouth referral – and a huge customers base consisting both of working professionals as well as wealthy Indonesian clients who used to fly to Singapore regularly to get their hair done by her.
Beyond skill, Elize is one of those stylists who truly does her best by her customers. You’ll never hear her push to you a service you do not need; instead, Elize will recommend medium curls vs large curls if you want your perm to last more than 6 months. It is this honest, customer-focused personality of hers that has gotten many of her clients staying with her for years. In fact, many of her clients trust her so much so that they no longer tell her what type of hairstyle they like. They give her free rein to design whatever she thinks is best for them because she knows exactly what to do and what to deliver to bring out the best in them.
Just look at the hairstyles she produces at @elizelim619 and you’ll know why they trust her so.
Overall, a very skilful local stylist you’ll want to stick to at MODE!

KRIS

the Skilled

Although becoming a hairstylist was a stroke of random luck for Kris because she followed in the footsteps of her aunt and brother, she’s still extremely dedicated to her craft 14 years later.
Her drive? Making customers happy and seeing them leave the salon with big, bright smiles.
Having studied at Toni & Guy, Kris is skilled in haircuts. With her years of experience, she’s able to create hairstyles that suit her customers as well as the current trends.
When you speak to her, you’ll quickly realise how knowledgeable and committed she is.
If you’re looking for a friendly stylist who will put a smile on your face, we recommend giving Kris a call!

SKY

the Creativity

To Sky, creativity is king. This is why he loves transforming his clients’ hairstyles and the ability to work in a non-corporate job.
While some stylists prefer cutting long hair or creating short hairstyles, Sky enjoys going from long to short to create a makeover for his clients.
My customers trust me because I have the confidence to recommend and execute big hairstyle transformations.
He entered the hair industry because he thought it was a cool and interesting job.
Over a decade later, it’s unsurprising that he gives his customers cool and unique hairstyles too.
His confidence, skills, and friendly persona are just some reasons why most of his customers end up referring their friends to him!
If you’re up for a trendy, short hairstyle with natural highlights, Sky’s the stylist for you.

TIMOTHY

the Humble

Interviewed by so many magazines and newspapers, and endorsed by so many customers and fellow hairstylists, it is hard to imagine that the Korean Pop Star-like stylist Timothy used to be a scrawny undesirable introvert years ago. In fact, Timothy shared that he looked so bad, it felt as if everyone had a hand in insulting him when he was 10.
Intent on changing his life, Timothy started watching 女人我最大 and going to a stylist for help. After being successful in his transformation, he also witnessed everyone around him treating him differently. Realizing how important external appearance can have on one’s life, Timothy vowed to do the same for everyone who come to him: to share his secrets of turning from unattractive to attractive and help regain your confidence.
It is this dedication that makes Timothy stand out from all other stylists we’ve talked to. Less interested in selling hair services and more about making a difference in your aesthetic, Timothy is honest in sharing about your strengths and how he designs the hair to bring out your strengths and conceal your weaknesses. Very conscious on latest trends, you’ll also find Timothy sharing about how it may or may not work on you – it is this honesty and pulse on trends that made Timothy very popular among his customers; in fact, you’ll find that many of his customers look really good thanks to the many hair and fashion tips he shares.
Despite it all, Timothy remains humble. He may have been featured in magazines and newspapers (and was the key stylist in his previous company) but you’ll never hear Timothy brag about it simply because he’s not like that. All he wants to do is make a difference to the customers, the way his stylist did for him and it is this heart that makes him one of our favourite hairstylists in MODE!

YMOND

the Knowledgeable

Of the stylists in MODE Studio, Ymond is possibly among the most knowledgeable. Even way before 2011, Ymond was trending in forums and online blogs for both his prowess in haircuts and extensive knowledge about hair. You see, he is one of those who would proactively go for workshops and share what he learned with customers. Loyal customers love how his consultation is very in depth; in fact, he would always go the extra mile to explain what he’s doing and make sure you understand what’s going on.
It isn’t just his haircut that people fall in love with; in recent years, Ymond has also gone for workshops relating to scalp health, allowing him to attain certifications as a scalp specialist. He is hence able to very astutely share about your scalp condition and what you can do to delay hair loss – and even hair greying. We learn something new every time we go to Ymond, making him one of our recommended stylists for those of you looking for anti-ageing tips for your hair!