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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Bobarctor » 29 Jun 2012, 21:40

downtownandrew wrote::2cents: Update:
Some of the MRT stops have a barbershop, for $100NT ( that you pay before you even enter the place) I received a haircut... or shall we say "trim"... and I received more compliments than this $400NT haircut did.

So if you have a no-frills, business style generic haircut, or very low maint. type of cut... I would give them a try. Not to mention they do have the machines that kill lice, etc. in their equipment
( though not sure if they really use it.)

I also believe that since they are hired by the MRT that they probably went through some kind of hiring process to show they have some skills - not a person cutting hair that just yesterday was picking up trash in the bathrooms of the MRT.


... and it takes 5 minutes. I hate wasting 2 hours for a hair cut.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby downtownandrew » 24 Sep 2012, 15:13

Well my last haircut from the MRT was pure shit. Going back to the place originally mentioned. The MRT haircuts are strictly for trims, dont ever consider it for styling ( i.e getting allot of hair cut - when you have no pictures or good directions to give the servicer to understand.) . Unless ofcourse your styling only requires 90% electric razor.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Incubus » 24 Sep 2012, 15:43

Rockefeller wrote:does anyone know how to get there taking the metro?

Yes, Nanjing E Rd station on the brown line. Changchun is one block north of Nanjing.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby haokaiyang » 24 Sep 2012, 22:46

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?

I have no idea if there's a specific word for "tapered" in Chinese, but it isn't a hard concept to explain. I'd say something like 從這邊下去要漸漸變短,最後短到消失 (cong2 zhe4bian1 xia4qu4 yao4 jian4jian4 [gradually; you could also say man4man4] bian4duan3, zui4hou4 duan3dao4 xiao1shi1). You can point at where you want the tapering to start when you say the first part, and then point at where you want the edge of the skin fade to be when you say the second part. My haircut is tapered as well, and this sort of explanation has always worked for me.

Of course, now that I have a regular stylist, I don't need to explain anything. She knows exactly what to do. If you live near Yonghe and speak Chinese, you can ask for Coinie at 想髮 (Ideas, it's called in English) on Yongyuan Lu (永元路). The service is just as good as the OP described. It's NT$480 for a cut and a wash/massage.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Charlie Phillips » 24 Sep 2012, 23:06

downtownandrew wrote:I also believe that since they are hired by the MRT that they probably went through some kind of hiring process to show they have some skills - not a person cutting hair that just yesterday was picking up trash in the bathrooms of the MRT.


They're not hired by the MRT :roflmao: Maybe if the business owner can afford a shop in the MRT, they can afford to employ trained staff.... no pun intended.

The quality of the cut you get from these $100 barber shops varies from place to place and even from employee to employee in the same place. You can find them in a few MRT stations, Banqiao Train Station, shopping malls and other places. Quick and cheap. There's not much difference between the $100 place and the mid-range priced places. I've found both sometimes have un-trained staff with blunt scissors, but I don't need to pay $400 for washing my already washed hair, a head massage, a slowly executed mediocre hair cut, then another wash. I'm just not that metro-sexual :lol:
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Diomedes » 01 Oct 2012, 23:53

TY for this info, I've had some crappy experiences since I've been here with lack of attention to detail.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby omerojs » 05 Oct 2012, 16:21

hahahaha for a second i thought it was a "BarberShop" hahahaha
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Mandarin_You_Glad? » 16 Feb 2013, 16:20

Here's the address on Google Maps:
Union Bank of Taiwan, No. 328號, Zhǎngchūn Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 104
It's directly across from Union Bank and for whatever reason if you type in the address without typing in Union Bank of Taiwan it gives you an incorrect location.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Impaler » 04 Sep 2013, 02:27

downtownandrew wrote::2cents: Update:
Some of the MRT stops have a barbershop, for $100NT ( that you pay before you even enter the place) I received a haircut... or shall we say "trim"... and I received more compliments than this $400NT haircut did.

Unfortunately the "QB" (or maybe it's "QC", I forget) barber shops in the MRT malls have raised prices and are now NT$300 for a cut. I don't get one often enough to worry about such outrageous prices, but it was still a surprise.
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Re: Best. Barbershop. Ever.

Postby Miklos » 09 Sep 2013, 12:00

I tried this and it was not that good compared to my old stomping ground in Manila - Titan 22 - which is the best shave/cut/skin care/massage you can get for just 250 peso (+100 tip). If you are in Manila try it out - it's so worth the time/money. The best is the one close to High Street in The Fort/BGC.

I found an old barber guy in Ren'ai ($300 for shave/trim - http://goo.gl/maps/M7p7h - white/blue sign) that also uses hot towels but the cut in both places just aren't good enough to be a real barbershop - I have a beard also so I go for trimming as well as the clean shave but so far I'm looking for that very good place, English understanding would be a welcome bonus.

If anyone has had better luck in finding a real barbershop anywhere in Taipei please let me know.
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