China travel hair dresser

Published on July 8th, 2011 | by Paz

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Best Hair Cut Ever

There are many things that you have to do while living in another country. One of those many things… is a hair cut! There are many many places to get a hair cut in Guangzhou. However, we found one right around the corner that is perfect and did I mention it is 0.77 cents!!! Yes a hair cut for 0.77 cents. Check out Abe’s new barber in the picture above.

I grew up with a sister and never realized how often boys have to have their hair cut. Since Abe needs a hair cut about every week it has been very nice that it is so cheap. So we have increased Abe’s haircut budget to $4.00 a month …. I guess we can swing that.


See his long hair…grows so fast!


Abe is looking to chat with a fellow patron.

Abe’s hairdresser is located a few blocks from our house on the side of the street under….well I am not sure really what the roof is made of but if it is raining she is closed. So my detective skills tell me it might not be the most sturdy material.


Here is the waiting area now finally empty.


The kids eat an orange while the last customer finishes up.


The street got quite busy while we were waiting.


Love Lupita’s expression!¬†You can see her little wheels turning.


Abe and our nanny laughing it up. Who knows what about this time.


Lupita is growing her hair out at the moment and loves how wild it can get. Here she shows off her locks. Who knew a four year old could be so into their hair.


We are walking down the street. Again love her expression and the background. Can anyone guess what she is thinking about?


Finally a picture of Abe in his seat. They put the little smock on him. I never get over how cute he looks.


He looks like a little old man!


And…now for the not so cute part!!!

The first time he loved and now he isn’t so fond. As soon as it is done he stops crying and is his crazy self again.

He does love his shower afterwards!
A little piece of our life in China!

Where is your favorite all time haircut? How much did it cost?

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Paz is an avid adventurer in life and food. Traveling across the globe with her family they enjoy cultural immersion and checking out the local eateries.



13 Responses to Best Hair Cut Ever

  1. Heather says:

    Your kids are SO adorable! I do love Lupita’s expressions :) :)

    • Paz says:

      Heather-thank you! Funny how at four they are so their own person and so different than each other. I bet you see the same thing with your kids. It cracks us up all the time.

  2. Sara says:

    Cute pictures! There was this amazing hair salon in my old university campus. There you could choose a hair cut from different prices according to who will cut it. I also had my hair and make up done there last year for a big fancy party. That was only 100RMB which is quite cheap when you compare it to prices in Finland.

    Now I moved to Haizhu and have to find a new hair salon. There are plenty to choose from and luckily I have time because I don’t have to cut my hair that often.

    • Paz says:

      Sara- yes in the US hair cuts start at 65 RMB and those are for really bad places. If you find one in Haizhu you will have to tell me as that is pretty close and I still haven’t had my hair cut and it needs it. Please let me know. :) Thanks,

  3. Angela White says:

    Can’t beat .77! I think the cheapest I’ve ever gotten my hair cut was at cost cutters for $10 and I never went back because it was so bad… now I’m stuck paying way too much! Our neighbor here in Monona is a hair dresser so perhaps we’ll take Caleb next door to get his hairs clipped. We finally clipped the hair behind his ears two days ago…started to itch him. Does the rest of the Chentnik family also get their hair cut at the same place?

    • Paz says:

      Isn’t 77. cents crazy cheap. Zeek was cutting Abe’s hair at home because I refused to pay $15.00 to have his hair shaved. I also think that hair behind their ears makes them itch and it doesn’t look good. I know he is only 16 months but he doesn’t need to look like a rag-a-muffin. Great question about the rest of the Chentnik Family. Zeek actually did go to her, but then he found an old man below our building that charges the same amount and zeek likes the old man. So he has started going to him. Lupita refuses to get her hair cut and is growing it out. She wants it to be down to her bottom. Go figure. I don’t think I will be going to her for my hair cut, just because my hair is so different than Chinese hair. But I am looking for someone to get my hair cut. I guess a very very nice place “not cost cutters” will cost me about $10 USD and if I want high lights it will cost $15.00, so I am thinking about getting high lights too. :) I always love your hair cuts!!! They always look great!

  4. jackie says:

    love hearing about your daily life.

  5. Helen says:

    haha, Abe was so cute at the last pics

  6. zeek says:

    I like the old dude because I dont have to say anything – He just knows.

    Plus its on the side walk and I can hi five people as they walk by.

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