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    Som nam na Mr Hiso

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    I feel 4 ya... getting a haircut in toyland is a lottery.

    Best invest in a pair of decent clippers - and do it yourself IMO.

    Heaps of youtube tutorials... just like shearing a sheep heh...

    Save money and if you hash it up, ya only have yourself to blame.

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    it's 80 baht now, the robbing bastards, was 40 a few years ago

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    any recommendations for a haircut place in lower sukhimvit ?
    There is a small barbers shop, 3 chairs, by exit 3 on the concourse at thong lor skytrain station.

    Haircuts are 120 baht.


    Exit 3 is on the soi thong lor side of the station

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    ^ champion

    I just want a haircut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    I made the mistake of stopping by a hair shop in Emporium. Usual wash routine, the thai man child started cutting. Half way through, a “hi-so” woman walks in. Lots of wais. And man child leaves me to start on big hair beehive woman. I got up and walked out and had a 150 b cut down the road.
    That's atrocious. Good on you for walking out.
    Chan ma gon! are my parting words.

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    Though there is a salon at the bottom of an apartment building just around the corner from the hotel

    I will just give them a go. It is only a haircut to make me look less unruly and clean up the back of my neck

    What could possibly go wrong

    I will report back

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    At Hua Lampung train station, they give free haircuts.
    I go by there about once a year and noticed them again giving the free haircuts the other day.
    So, cheap charlies: "Free is better than Cheap!"

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    Went round the corner at 8h to see what time they opened. They were just opening. 200 baht for falang. OK. Close to what it would have cost for a 100 baht cut with transport costs, and convenient, so ok

    Did a good job though I had to ask him to be more courageous with how much he was cutting off. He was going to do 5 to 10 mm but asked and I showed him 15 to 20 mm

    Did a good job. 30 minutes and a lot of attention to detail with his razor

    All in Happy with it

    If you are staying at Parinda or Alt Nana then keep walking to the south end of the soi and the salon is in the second to last condo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    Parinda
    Good hotel. My home away from home when in Bangkok.

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    should try the Alt nana there superior rooms are very good value, parinda rooms are nice but the breakfast is a rip off.

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    Norton. I used to stay at Parinda but in the end I found they had become a bit sad.

    I now stay just down the soi at Alt Nana. Still access from the tollway and can park the car. Though they do not have much space.

    But the bigger rooms are quite good. The best room you cannot book online.

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    Will try next in town. I like the location. Haven't been to Bangkok for over a year. I started staying at Boss Suites shortly after it opened. It went to shit so moved to Parinda when it opened. Agree it to is not as good as it was. Time to move on.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    These are the booths Tax mentioned.

    This ones in Punter-nong the next time you want yoir ears lowered




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    Initially i used to go to "decent" barber shops in thailand, or "salons" as they tend to call themselves, in the hope of getting a decent haircut, thankfully i am blessed with a full head of thick hair that grows quickly, but soon tired of both the prices and the repulsive mincing and screechings and the attempts at conversation the awful queers that are employed in these places would subject me to. The haircuts were hit and miss too.

    The scruffy deep soi 100 baht shops are now my preferred choice, its either a stony face old guy or ageing beautician who has seen better days wielding the scissors and the greasy comb with its missing teeth as i sit in front of a cracked wall mirror surveying the hair on the unswept floor, the hairdryer held together with duct tape, the overflowing ashtrays amd the faded pictures of long forgotten hairstyles still plastering the walls.

    Its like being back in cleckhuddersfax in the seventies.

    Not a shirtlifter within half a mile and only 100 baht. And the haircuts arent bad either.

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    Indeed, Tax, the shaven-headed-because-I'm- a-bald-fucker simply cannot grasp the problems we more debonair chaps have to endure in order to maintain the elegance of our la coupe de cheveux de jour.

    There are only two ways any chap with a decent head of fine hair can be certain of a high standard of tonsorial care in Bangkok: his wingman is tutored in the art and can accomplish the feat to order, or to bowl along to a hi-so gaff which has cutters who were trained in Japan.

    I daresay your Yorkshire barnet sports a coarse hedgerow quality and therefore requires little more than a set of Black & Decker garden clippers, hence the back street soi job.

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    ^You still have hair?

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    The back street guys seem to be able to listen to, understand, and follow instructions much better than the obsequious mincing fairies of the mall shops.

    I have a regular 100b place in BKK, and one in Hua Hin which is a chair in the corner of a motor cycle repair shop manned by the wife of one of the mechanics, and she only charges 80b to return me to hansum man status when the barnet gets a bit unruly.

    You can still get a haircut for under a tenner in the uk, but you will be at the mercy of an illiterate and angry rumanian with clippers and a cutthroat. Better to pop 15 quid at "curl up and dye" or "clippety do dah" and let britney or sharon work their magic.

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    During my last prolonged stay in the UK I discovered finding a qualified and experienced hairdresser was a task almost equivalent to a quest for the Holy Grail. It basically fell between a pretentious unisex salon charging £25 for Sharon who usually did women but filled in as a "stylist " for men and was essentially crap but disguised poor skills by assiduous blow-drying or a barber shop which rented out chairs by the hour to passing Poles who claimed an expertise but invariably asked you if you wanted a No 2-4 cut or a scissor cut and if you insisted on the latter their eyes would assume a slightly hunted look.

    Fucking awful really and a real problem for we good looking chaps whose hair is still a luxuriant glory attracting the gaze of adoring womanhood.

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    Yez

    I normally pay a phalanx of bar girls to nibble it off millimeter by millimeter, get the sack trimmed at the same time, but yesterday I was in a hurry

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    Gave up on all that malarkey a while ago. Thailand is just too hot. Number 1 clippers. 100 baht in the shop around the corner.

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    Sack trimmage is obligatory in this climate, but always associated with some risk unless copious amount of shaving cream are used and one is blessed with excellent manual dexterity.

    I certainly would certainly never outsource the task, although a (sadly stony faced ) young nurse at bumrungrad did a fine job (roof terrace only, not ballsack basement) during the pre op prep for my appendicectomy.

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    Was that the same as an appendectomy or a different procedure?

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    What is a laparoscopic appendicectomy?

    Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical problems. One out of every 2,000 people has an appendicectomy sometime during their lifetime. Treatment requires an operation to remove the infected appendix. Traditionally, the appendix is removed through an incision in the right lower abdominal wall.

    In most laparoscopic appendicectomies, surgeons operate through 3 small incisions (each ¼ to ½ inch) while watching an enlarged image of the patient’s internal organs on a television monitor. In some cases, one of the small openings may be lengthened to 2 or 3 inches to complete the procedure.
    Do keep up at the back there asylum minor.

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