My Hairstyling Nirvana in China | Speaking of China

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  1. Nicki
    Nicki August 2, 2010 at 6:20 am | | Reply

    I accidentally got my hair dyed neon pink at one of those places. I haven’t been back – my hair has been growing out for the last four and a half years!

  2. Lori Boos
    Lori Boos August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm | | Reply

    It’s interesting that you posted this article today because I’m trying out a new hair stylist this week. I’ve had some bad experiences and I’m hoping this stylist is “the one”. Wish me luck! I wish I could find someone like the stylist you found in Zhengzhou.

  3. J
    J August 3, 2010 at 3:12 pm | | Reply

    Very interesting post, I am pretty sure you won’t get the 2nd rinse treatment in europe too. Now I am well get used to no 2nd rinse treatment, because I am having a habit that driving back home immediately to take a shower after my haircut, er… so far no better idea!!

    You know what, I never thought there is a thing called Barbershop rather than hairdressing shop until I were in Dublin. Simplely, it is rarely existed in China, maybe there is, i just don’t know…… just wondering why would someone just do men’s hair rather than do both male and female. Honestly, I still can’t get my head around on this point until now, I can only think that it is a tradition. In fact, I love the barbershop around corner where I live.

  4. Cathy
    Cathy August 4, 2010 at 10:52 am | | Reply

    I’ve had nothing but good hair experiences here in China, and I always go to the same one, though at different places. It’s a korean hairdresser with lots of shops at different places. Mostly in Xi’an but I’ve heard you have them in other cities too.
    But they don’t do second rinsing, but they do have massage ^^. The first half year of studying in Xi’an I never washed my hair myself, I always went to the hairdresser to wash my hair, just because of the massage you get, but after a while it gets a bit expensive, it’s only 10 yuan each time, but still, after a few months I could have bought some nice outfits with it hehe.
    The thing I like best about the hairdressers is that they have this special cream that makes your hair straight. I’m not sure about other countries, but in Belgium we don’t have this. You can make your hair straight if you go to a hairdresser specialized in the hair for black people, but it doesn’t look natural at all, while the chinese straight version is very natural. I wish they had this in Belgium, but probably would be too expensive for me :(.

  5. Rachel
    Rachel January 27, 2015 at 10:59 am | | Reply

    I’m enjoying reading about your adventures in China. Having lived in many a foreign country (due to my hubby’s job), I’ve experienced some pretty awesome things that I never would have in the US. And some pretty awful things (again, that would have never happened in the US). One thing I was always careful to do was to remember my homeland and not be one of the many ex-pats that spoke poorly of my own homeland abroad. It makes me sad when people do that.

  6. K
    K June 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm | | Reply

    I never heard of a 2nd rinse in Romania. But sounds like a VERY good idea.

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