Hairdressers And Barbers

January 2, 2013 Travel 2 Comments 25,234 Views

Hairdresser And Barber Shops In Asia.

Worldwide, a few things need to be done for ones appearance once in a while … for example, a visit to the hairdresser.

We also love to sit down at hairdressers overseas because of a couple of reasons:

  1. It’s a lot cheaper than in Europe
  2. You get all the attention from the trainee to the general manager
  3. It’s a good way to step on the breaks when one is overly exhausted from sightseeing trips or monster shopping tours
  4. Nothing comes above a nice long head massage before a good night sleep

Therefore we always try to pick a hotel in the vicinity of a hairdresser … one really needs a little bit of luxury and pampering once in a while.

If you’re travelling through India, you’ll notice that the hairdressers you’ll pass along the streets are barbers for men only. Lady hairdressers are mostly hidden behind closed doors or curtains. If you insist enough though, even a local barber will give you a nice wash and blow dry … and if you’re really lucky (and you’re up for it) even a haircut. Don’t worry, hair grows again… after all, no risk, no fun.

In other South-East Asian countries like Laos, you will come across makeshift hairdresser, who can pop up their gear straight away – a chair, a comb and scissors will get the job done.

Honestly, even when it came to the remotest places and the weirdest looking equipment, we always left the hairdresser with full satisfaction.

How about you? Any interesting hairdresser/barber experiences? Would love to get your stories on this.

A typical barber in the side streets of India.
A typical barber in the side streets of Varanasi, India.
This barber in Varanasi is still waiting for customoers...
This barber in Varanasi is still waiting for customers…
A barber shop in Varanasi at night.
A barber shop in Varanasi at night.
A barber shop on the street in Kolkata, India.
A barber shop in the streets of Kolkata, India.
A barber shop in the streets of Varanasi, India.
A barber shop in the streets of Varanasi, India.
A barber shop in Varanasi, India.
A barber shop in Varanasi, India.
A man getting a shave at a local barber shop in Varanasi, India.
A man getting a shave at a local barber shop in Varanasi, India.
A hairdresser at the bus station in Laos.
A hairdresser at the bus station in Laos.
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“Hairdresser And Barber Shops In Asia.”

  1. Oh yes cheaper than Europe, especially in Nepal … it’s less then half USD and that also includes a head massage :)

  2. Nisa

    Yup, hairdressers are definitely cheaper & much more comfortable in Asia. The head massages are to die for :D

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