Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Barbershops of the world, part 14

One of the funnier cuts, this, courtesy of "Adbarber" on Ko Lanta, Thailand.

Having established the price was in fact 60 Baht, not 600 for a trim (after the crooks on Ko Phi Phi tried to charge me 200), I sat back in the barber chair... and back, and back and back, until I was completely horizontal! It was all I could do to keep a straight face as the man buzzed my cheeks and bits of hair flew into my mouth. I felt like a corpse on an autopsy slab.


Only 2 problems with the cut - firstly he left my moustache a little long, and then went way too far in the other direction and skinned my upper lip down to little more than a 5 o'clock shadow. Secondly, his clippers nibbled my neck, causing redness. Also, some soreness. See picture below for an illustration of both points.


Cost 60 Baht (EUR 1.30)
Cut quality 5/10
Fear factor 3/10

I would like to add that this was the only actual barber shop I've seen so far in Thailand. All the rest are kinda dingy beauty salons run by dragon ladies. Hopefully Chiang Mai will buck the trend.

Ben

2 comments:

Mel or Phil said...

Ooooo Chiang Mai! I loved it - hope you guys do too...xox

Mel or Phil said...

Oo I don't know, I think the lack of upper lip hair combined with the hint of mingus is actually quite distinguished looking ;)