Try Chinese hair salons

Updated: 2006-10-30 17:17

About two weeks ago British hair fashion leaderToni and Guyunveiled its 2007 spring/summer hairstyles at the Beijing Exhibition Center. The event was fabulous. Toni and Guy are internationally known for their flair for hair, but there are many Chinese salons around that offer the same quality cut at more competitive prices. So why not give them a shot? Citylife has compiled a list of reputable salons for you to try.



Shenmei has many locations throughout Beijing. The two located in Dongsi are its headquarters. No. 139 shop has eight stylists, one of them is the chief supervisor and charges RMB 180 for a cut. The rest of the seven stylists charge RMB 60 for a cut and all of them cut, dye and perm.

Lifetime membership cards are available for 300 RMB and entitle bearers to a 30 percent discount. The cards can be shared between friends, however they are only valid at the two Shenmei headquarter locations.

Location 1: No. 139, Dongsi Nandajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: 010-65240538

Location 2: No. 133, Dongsi Nandajie, Dongcheng District
Tel: 010-65597670

Other stores

Babe Salon

Stylists in Babe Salon charge differently: RMB 60, 80, 120, 160, 380, for cuts. Two experienced Hong Kong stylists Tommy and Paxson, are stationed in the Jinyu Hutong branch and charge RMB380 for a cut, but if customers reserve in advance, they can request Tommy or Paxson's services at the Dongsi location. Kerry, who works at the Jinyu Hutong branch and Dongsi's Ajiang both who charge RMB 60 for a cut are also known for their skills in cutting, dyeing and perming.

Location: No. 3 Jinyu Hutong
Tel: 010-65286060

Location: No. 108 Dongsi Nandajie
Tel: 010-65256131

Couper Hair Salon

Couper has over 10 stylists with varying prices: (RMB 80, RMB 120 and RMB 220), for cuts. Top stylist Wang Su charges RMB 220, and customers need to reserve in advance. Wang Qiang, another stylist at the salon is also good at cutting, perming and dyeing but charges a bit less.

Clients may buy an RMB 3000 card and get a 30 percent discount excluding cuts or an RMB 5000 card and get a 30 percent discount including cuts.

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