‘I deem I acquired scammed’: Singaporean who paid $430 at Kuala Lumpur salon, Singapore News
After an on-line put up raving about a Kuala Lumpur salon caught her gaze, Andrea Loh’s sister requested if they would perhaps pay it a poke to.
On the other hand, her sister’s advice changed into out to be a inferior notion because it ended up being dearer than anticipated — some RM1,400 (S$431) to be accurate.
In a TikTok video uploaded on Wednesday (Dec 14), the 20-one year-used Singaporean said her sister chanced on the salon, which is found all the diagram in which throughout the Setapak area in Kuala Lumpur, on social media platform Xiaohongshu.
Her sister had already paid a RM300 deposit when she requested Loh to affix her, and the pair agreed to poke there throughout their next Kuala Lumpur time out.
Loh also shared that she could be the one paying for her sister’s current hairdo.
Fleet forward to the day itself, the salon proprietor requested Loh’s sister how she wished her hair performed.
However when Loh seen the costs at the discontinue of the session, she idea she “was as soon as seeing double”.
Loh told AsiaOne that her sister’s session added up to about RM1,400, with two rounds of bleach and a haircut costing RM760 and RM120 respectively.
She did no longer be conscious the accurate label of the other parts however said the hair shade therapy was as soon as about RM400.
Loh also smartly-known that the salon was as soon as no longer located in a high location equivalent to Singapore’s Orchard Toll road, however was as soon as as an different a “gap-in-the-wall” shop in the center of nowhere.
“I was as soon as in shock,” she recounted.
Loh said she then decided to call her oldsters to request for advice.
“I deem if I’m getting scammed, the of us I’m able to survey to are my oldsters,” she reasoned.
On the other hand, by the time she managed to discuss to them, the salon proprietor had already started work on her sister’s hair.
“What was after I supposed to form, I’m able to no longer unbleach her hair,” said Loh in exasperation.
So, she said she “sucked it up” and forked out the RM1,400.
In the discontinue, Loh’s sister was as soon as the accurate one who acquired her hair performed.
In the feedback, several netizens agreed that the salon had charged too principal, whether it was as soon as in Ringgit or Singapore dollars.
On the other hand, there had been about a who felt that the charges had been cheap with one netizen explaining that in frequent, issues in Kuala Lumpur are dearer in comparison to those in Johor Bahru.
Some also pointed fingers at the sister for no longer staring at for Loh to discuss about with their oldsters first.
On the other hand, Loh jumped to her defence and called it “a 2d of naivety”.
In September, one other woman visited a salon in Singapore after it reached out to her to give “hair products and services” in replace for a social media put up.
The salon told her they would give her a one-time hair therapy and a trim, however as an different gave her “curtain bangs” and trimmed some dry ends.
She didn’t request this to be too expensive however ended up forking out $88.
The girl chose to fetch mum at the time as her hair appeared “no longer inferior” after the blow-dry.
On the other hand, she didn’t indubitably feel the same manner afterward and her co-workers even said her gash was as soon as “uneven and choppy”.
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