EXPAND YOUR VOCAB
I live-streamed my haircut in China so that you can listen along and learn some new vocabulary for when you eventually venture into a weird and wonderful — yet slightly intimidating — hairdressers in China.
jiǎn duǎn diǎn
Cut my hair shorter
liǎng biān jiǎn duǎn yī diǎn
Cut it short on the sides
shàng biān liú cháng yī diǎn
Leave it longer on top
jiǎn céng cì
If you’d like to know how to:
- Create a fade effect where your hair is longer on top and shorter on the sides
- Ask your hairdresser to use the guard on the clippers
- What to say when you first walk into a barbershop
- How to ask for bangs
- How to ask for your hair to be cut to your shoulders and just past your shoulders
- How to ask for different styles of hair cut (you can point from a magazine or picture that you bring)
- How to ask about dying your hair
Then, I’d suggest watching the full live stream and taking notes!
The best way to guarantee a decent hair cut in China is to take a picture of what you’d like your hair to look like and ask them to copy it. Try and take some notes from this video so you can be more specific on length or style.
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