I get my hair cut at the same place every two months. The price is 2,100 yen (20 dollars) with no shampoo, shoulder rub, etcâ€¦ For the full works, itâ€™s 35 bucks. (no, that’s not me in the photo.)
I go to a place called â€œHair Salon Victoryâ€ because itâ€™s in a building where I used to own an English school. I became friends with the owner of the Salon and like the way they cut hair so I keep using them. Also, itâ€™s a great way to practice Japanese. During the 30 minutes it takes to cut my hair, I can try to talk about everything under the sun in Japanese.
After you get your hair cut in Japan, the stylist always pulls out a mirror that opens like a book and places it behind your head so you can see the great job they did. After, they ask you if you care for coffee or tea which I never take because of the time factor.
Recently 10 dollar hair cut shops are popping up all over Japan but they do not give you a good cut or service. Iâ€™ve tried just to try and will never go back. I remember going and asking the guy to cut the sides short and shave the neck. He smiled to let me know Iâ€™m in a 10 dollar Salon! I found that humorous.
My wife pays 100 dollars! Oh, it takes her three hours too. But I support it if thatâ€™s what makes her feel good. Hey, I know after getting a fresh hair cut I feel pretty good too.
The man you see in the photos works for the Salon I go to. I had to let you see his hair. He is for sure into it! His name is Osmu, 23 years old, single and likes cars.