48 SGD for a haircut?! That's like how much?! 1300 pesos [EDIT: according to google it's actually 1620.9072 pesos as of 08/22/12 11:03pm sgt]? I think it was because the person who cut my hair was a senior stylist. Aside from the usual scalp massage from other salons, the water they offered was bottled and they provided some biscuits as well. They also had some hot towel.
The verdict? I like the haircut, despite giving a simple instruction that I'd like it short. The stylist achieved what I had in mind to look like - which showed his seniority knowing how to cut my hair in accordance to how my head is shaped (it's unusual from the feedback I'm getting from other stylists).