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Oro wrote:As far as I'm concerned, my Taiwan barbershop issues are over.
Oro wrote:just had to share a fantastic barbershop I just discovered.
location - about 5-10 minute walk from The Brass Monkey. Turn west onto Chang Chun Rd if you are coming from Fuxing North. It's just about on the corner of Chang Chun Rd (Zhangchun) and Longjiang Rd. It's on the north side of the street.
The place is about two doors east of the 7/11; it has blue signage, and 2 or 3 rainbow colored barber's poles. looking inside, it's a long rectangular room with about 17 chairs.. It seems like a kind of impersonal, assembly-line type of set-up, but in fact the service I got was the opposite of that initial impression.
I should say, I'm pretty sure this place is almost entirely for men. Didn't see any women getting a cut there, and it just has that feel of being a men's salon.
I speak very little Chinese, and she spoke no English, but I was able to make clear what I wanted nevertheless.
So most importantly, the haircut was Awesome! By far the best I've had in Taiwan to date. The girl really took her time, and put a lot of care and attention into every detail. My haircut isn't complex, but I really hate how so many barbers don't pay attention around the ears, sideburns, and edges, and leave a lot of stray hairs that haven't been cut. She took ages on that stuff, spending lots of time to make sure it was perfect.
They served tea, and I got several hot towels throughout to clean my face and neck. Then I got a nice thorough shampoo with massage. After the rinse, she sat me back down and gave me another massage with a hot towel.
Then, she got out the razor and shaved my neck and around the ears. I don't remember any of the other barbers I've visited in Taiwan doing this, so it was great!
The entire thing took about 45-50 minutes.
COST = 400$ !!!!!
So cheap! I asked beforehand about the cost, and at that price I really, really did not expect the shampoo, massage, and overall great treatment I got.
As far as I'm concerned, my Taiwan barbershop issues are over.
ChewDawg wrote:You can get the same type of cut, hot towels, shampoo, head massage etc. at NCCU's barbershop for 120NT.
darienpeak wrote:Thanks for the tip. Does anyone know how to say "tapered" or "skin fade" in Chinese? I doubt the google translate result and I don't think I can mime that. Do they have a picture book for "wo yao zhege"-age?
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