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Good Barber / Hairdresser

Post by fabman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent Barber / Hairdresser in Hua Hin ?

I have yet to find any really good at giving a decent haircut ( despite living here for a good while )

Most don't speak English and are not properly qualified.

I have been to the Philippines a few times and always had a good haircut there, so i don't understand why here it is so difficult to find a good Barber here.

Recommendations please :duck:

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Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Post by Thistle » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:21 pm

I have used several locations over the years.
For the last 18 months i am using a shop in Chomsin Road,come over the railway line,heading towards the traffic lights.
The shop is about 5 doors down on the left,fairly dilapidated,old guy and young girl cutting hair,good air-con within the shop,limited english.
Have always had the old guy cut my hair,,,,,,,,,,,,,nothing fancy,clippers,thinning scissors,and very capable with a razor at the end.
A cold compress,nose hairs/ear hairs/eyebrows,,,,,,,,,,,,if any of that is applicable,anywhere between 70-100 baht.
My hair grows quickly,and is very thick,so i am not personally too worried about the outcome when i venture inside,but on the occasions i have used the old guy,,,,,,,,,,not a complaint.

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Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Post by JohnD » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Previously, I've had good haircuts with Malay barbers (in Singapore and Malaysia), but struggle to find the right cut here. Also, good cuts with ‘Arab barbers’ in the Arab world – if you like short hair.

I tried a lady hairdresser in Soi 94 – not good – confirmed my long held belief that woman are not good at cutting short hair.
I’ve settled on one barber near where I stay.
He spends a lot of time on back and sides with electric clippers, but does the top and front quickly, again with electric clippers.
Last time I asked him to cut the top and front using scissors – he wasn’t happy about this - “mai dee”, yet in just about every other country they put the electric clippers down and do top and front with scissors.

One problem is communication and as you mention - qualification. I see my barber receiving his degree (photo on wall) from someone in the royal family – don’t think it was for hairdressing.

I did try 2 barbers in centre of town where there are about 10 barbers shops bunched together but they both seemed to race against the clock – didn’t seem worth the trip back there.

Look forward to a recommendation for a better barber.

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Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Post by caller » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:58 pm

I use a booth run by a couple of guys in the basement at Bluport, near the gold shops. I watch TV whist they do their thing and have always been really pleased with the outcome. 120 baht. My first ever hair cut in Thailand, however, looked like this - by a lady in Korat who otherwise works as a hairdresser in Belgium!!! I could have cried! :(

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Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Post by oakdale160 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:48 am

When I went for my first haircut at a local Chinese barber shop in BKK I was told by the person directing me to it that I would almost certainly be offered sex. The young lady washed my hair before cutting, cut it whilst wet and then came close to me and asked--You want blow? I was confused, not sure what to say.

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Re: Good Barber / Hairdresser

Post by fabman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:27 am

Cheers guys, I think a lot of Thai guys seem to have rounded hair cuts, certainly compared to the western / philipinos guys hair styles.

I will give the reccomended ones a go :-)

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