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Shave and a Hair cut...

VIETNAM | Friday, 2 April 2010 | Views [679] | Comments [3]

So after almost 4 months on the road, I was starting to look a little "backpackerish."  I had gotten a beard trim in Louang Probang, Laos, but needed to loose some hair.  Shaggy is not a good look for Vietnam.  There are barber shops or Hot Toc's (without the accents), in every town, village, or city.  Just a chair and a mirror, no fancy pump or blow dryers.  So after haggling a price (whole nother story), it got underway.  All done by hand (with the exeption of the electric razor to battle down the overgrowth).  The shave under around my neck was done by hand with only a single blade. Also around my face, ears and eyes as well.  He shave hair I didn't know I even had.  Then afterward a five minute head massage to jog the memory of what took place.  All in all decent hair cut, shave, and massage for 50,000 dong or about $2.50.  Not to bad, but I I had bargained harder, I could have gotten it for less.  As is Vietnam.  At least there's a weight off my shoulders now. 




Hope you took some before and after pictures to share. Continue to enjoy your adventure. Looking forward to your visit.

  Jim F Apr 2, 2010 11:51 PM


We definitely look forward to seeing lots of pictures along with years of detailed stories, all in good time.

  Nancye Apr 3, 2010 1:44 AM


They would start to think you are some giant hairy beast.

  Mike Apr 5, 2010 5:20 PM

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