Haircutting in Ho Chi Minh

Haircutting in Ho Chi Minh

OK, I should have gotten a haircut before I left the States.  I promised myself I would stop at the first Supercuts, Fantastic Sams or Great Clips that had a $9.99 special.  I don’t think a haircut for me should be more than $9.99 and every few weeks I find a special that meets my price.  Must have been due to the holidays, but nobody met my price, so I didn’t cut my hair.  I had crossed the point that my hair became unmanageable because it has the thickness and strength of AstroTurf.

Within a day in Vietnam I had found a place that charged 30,000 VND.  That worked out to about $1.50, not the cheapest haircut I’ve had, but pretty close.  They didn’t speak English so I pointed to a person in another chair and said “short like” and pointed.  For $1.50 I wasn’t going to be bossy, I figured this is their profession, they know better than I do.

To do the job right, make sure you have the right tools. This barber was heavily armed to win any battle he may face.

Without hesitation, the barber began.  With great care and consideration, he worked through each hair more as a sculptor than the arborists that usually do my hair work.

I was as interested as anyone to how this would turn out.

Using both scissors and clippers he cut my hair flawlessly.  He managed to create texture where there has never been any prior and shaped my head in a way to hide my fattening face.

After the haircut I accepted a shave for an additional $0.50

After the barber had cut my hair he opened a new razor and trimmed around my ears, neck and forehead.  Because he had opened a brand new razor from a Bic package I accepted the offer to have them shave me.  At this price, in addition to the close, clean shave, I don’t really know if I should attempt to hack off my facial hair by myself.  Maybe this is something best left to professionals.

In the end the haircut is great, the value was exceptional, the experience priceless.

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Comments

» Scott Melcher :
Dec 31, 2010

I’d like to get my hair cut there

» Pete Swanson :
Dec 31, 2010

Awesome. I spent $40 on Tuesday and I didn’t get a shave! Enjoy your experiences. Your website is fun to follow.

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