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Good English-speaking hairdresser or barber in Taipei?

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Good English-speaking hairdresser or barber in Taipei?

Postby Glamitw » 11 Feb 2005, 13:05

Hey I'm looking for a salon that has English Speaking workers.

I haven't worried about going to a salon with No English before. But I'm looking at getting a wave perm put into my hair, and that worries me. A cut will always grow back, but your now messing with a image/structure of the hair.

Mod note: original title "A decent hairdresser?!?!" -- DB

Note 2: This is for Taipei. For other cities, please search for and/or start a separate thread.
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Postby Her Husband » 11 Feb 2005, 13:42

Try Diane, she has many satisifed customers, both Taiwanese and westerners. We lived in the US for a while so she speaks good English, and she also worked as hair dresser full time for over 4 years in Sweden (speaks good Swedish, too), so she knows western hair and hair styles. She also worked in Hong Kong for a short time.

She's conveniently located in the middle of Taipei, just 3 minutes walk behind SOGO towards Civic Blvd. By MRT, get off at the Zhongxiao / Fuxing station on the blue line, taking the SOGO exit (4). There's a (bad, I drew it) map on her web-site (see below), but basically you walk in the direction of Dunhua for about a hundred meters until you hit Da'an Rd. Turn left on Da'an towards Civic Blvd. Pass a 7-11 on your right hand side. The last lane on the same side as the 7-11 before you get to the Family Mart convenience store (which is on the opposite side of Da'an) is lane 31. Turn right into that lane and you'll find Diane about a hundred meters down, on your right hand side just before the intersection.

Phone: 2778 4733
Address: Da'an Rd., Sec. 1, Ln. 31, No. 31, 2Fl.

She prefers time appointments to just dropping by, so give her a call. She's open till 8 pm Wednesday through Sunday (Mondays and Tuesdays off).
Diane at Fine Hair Salon is one of Taipeis best hair dressers. She's been in the business for about 20 years, including 5 years in Sweden, so she knows Western hair styles very well. She's great with colors. She's also worked in Hong Kong, and a little bit in the US where we lived for a year or so. She speaks good English and Swedish, and of course Taiwanese and Chinese. Here's a thread where you can see what some Forumosans think about her. And here's another.

Here's a Swedish blog, a a photoblog, and an English blog about biking in Taiwan.
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Postby asiababy » 11 Feb 2005, 15:11

You could also go and see William, a hair stylist from France. I personally prefer his haircuts and coloring, but that's not to say everyone does.

Tel. 87736282 /0935-270706
No13-1, Alley 2, Lane 345, Sec. 4, Ren'ai Rd. Taipei
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Postby Kea » 11 Feb 2005, 15:55

you could also try Eddie, friendly guy, definitely the best of the bunch on this page-he's Malaysian, got experience and training in London, and now is so well known and respected in TW he teaches large groups of stylists all around the island-as well as leading a group of 'stylists' yearly to the London Hair 'Exhibition' (or something)

Chungsiao-Fuhshing corner, ph 0932-322-843

M & M Hair Salon-their new modern place..he has lots of foreign customers, too

costs NT$900-1000 for cut and wash
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Postby bushibanned » 11 Feb 2005, 16:23

my Canadian friend was a hairdresser in vancouver for 10 years and London for 2, comes up from Taizhong every weekend. she's great and I have all my friends going to her. not sure it she does perms but she does great color and cuts, and way more reasonably priced than william.

most of my friends and I have naturally curly hair that has more often than not been botched by taiwanese hairdressers weilding razor blades. *shudder*

anyway, if you want her number, PM me.
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Postby Snowdragon » 11 Feb 2005, 17:06

William is good, styles very well. He is not any more expensive than other local stylists that have their own salon. The chains may be half the price but :( from extensive experience with local stylists, price is absolutely not an indication of their skill to work with fine, naturally curly hair. :cry: Language is not the problem either.

Paul in Tianmu at Q also cuts very well. Did not like smelling the smoke that would seep in from his smoking area though. Does anyone know if he is still in Tianmu?

I understand, William and Paul are the only two foreigners who have shops in Taipei area.
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Postby Hobart » 11 Feb 2005, 23:16

Diane's is where I always go and I am extremely picky about hair stylists. I have been to too many that are not qualified and had some bad experiences. I use to pay a lot of money in Taipei to try all the top salons. Maybe the first time they cut your hair they did a good job, then the second time the quality went down.

Diane's English is perfect and she is really cool too. She even use to cut hair at the American Club. A lot of other Forumosan's go to Diane's as well.
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Postby looking for » 12 Feb 2005, 23:55

we go to George down at the filipino village. he is really experience and does not charge over 300NT for a nice hair cut.

you can call his Adam & Eve Hair Salon at 2594-7976 or 0926-342-400 or just go straight to his salon down at No. 25 Zhongshan N. Rd. Sec. 3 Suite #228 & 230 2nd Flr. Tpe.
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Postby Nicky » 14 Feb 2005, 00:13

Snowdragon - Paul is still in Tianmu and still cutting hair very well & I haven't noticed any smoke or smoke smells when I've been there.

If you want his contact details, they are - Q Britannia - 2875 1035.

For the orginal enquirer - I know that in addition to Paul at Q Britannia who is very popular, a lot of people go to George Pai's on Tianmu East Road. There number is 2871 1515.

Good luck finding someone you like.
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I need a hair cut too

Postby dearjulie » 23 Feb 2005, 00:28

This is extremely awesome. I just flew into Taipei last thursday and some friend forwarded me this website to find places to go in taipei. I need a hair cut and this post is just great...I am just wondering how they usually charge here?
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