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Jan 27, 2003
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Looking for good & cheap haircut place in Richmnd/Vancouver

I am new to Richmond/Vancouver, need a haircut but don't know where to go. Preferrably it would be a Chinese place that's good but cheap. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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James
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jameslinux wrote:Preferrably it would be a Chinese place that's good but cheap.
Thanks,

James
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Sorry, I didn't mean to be racist. Just when I tried other places they don't know how to cut my stupid straight hair. Maybe, I can take a picture of how I like my haircut and see if places like first choice haircutters can do it.
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Aug 28, 2001
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It's not exactly cheap, but Trade Secret in Richmond Centre does a good job. Not sure what they charge adults, but for students it is about $20.
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Chinatown has plenty of hair cut places for mere $8. ;)
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HI
I go to "Time for Haircut" and it's $9 or $10. It's in the Superstore Parkade in Richmond. I've been there twice and the people there are really good. They spend time with you and consult with you.

It's definately not like those other cheap places where their attitude is "you get what you pay for"... There are 4 different stylists there. The guy who cuts my hair is Paul. Friendly and quite experienced.
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ud666 wrote:HI
I go to "Time for Haircut" and it's $9 or $10. It's in the Superstore Parkade in Richmond. I've been there twice and the people there are really good. They spend time with you and consult with you.

It's definately not like those other cheap places where their attitude is "you get what you pay for"... There are 4 different stylists there. The guy who cuts my hair is Paul. Friendly and quite experienced.
Thanks UD, I'll check them out Saturday before heading over to NCIX to pickup the Phillips Divx player. It's the one on #3 road right ?
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A place I go to in Richmond for haircuts is Oceanic Hair Salon. It's on No. 3rd as well, across from the City Hall/Richmond Centre. There's a bus stop right in front of the shop. Uusally not very busy, the guy there does a pretty good job, costs about $13 bucks. Oh, he's Chinese, doesn't speak much English if that matters.
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If you go on the weekends they will be pretty busy. Well try to go during the time where all the chinese are eating dimsum. Around 11-1pm. that should be a good time I think. If you have to wait just check in and say you will come back later. Go to Superstore read some mags and come back in 30 min or so.
jameslinux wrote:Thanks UD, I'll check them out Saturday before heading over to NCIX to pickup the Phillips Divx player. It's the one on #3 road right ?
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there's a place by Westminster Highway across the Richmond Public Market. It's in a small complex upstairs above a store that sells shop tools. They do 7.99 haircuts. They usually don't speak perfect english and have chinese radio blaring in the background. Once in a while, there will be a child, presumably the owner's son, running around and screaming. FOr 8 dollars, I find it's fairly good.
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Go to London Drugs. Buy a rechargeable hair cutting kit for $50 and go for it.

Pros:
  • RFD payback period is around 6 haircuts (or less).
  • I get to do it on my time with no commute to get the job done.
  • Kids have fun (they have been doing it for 4 years) as I let them do it and I clean it up.
Cons:
  • I keep my hair really short so ... none.
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Hmmm ... actually, I don't remember what mine cost, its been 6 or 7 years ... I was just quoting a rough number from LD ... but, for my unit ...
  • It is rechargeable/cordless
  • It doesn't have all those individual comb sizes; it's got one that is adjustable.
  • It had better reviews than the unit you posted :D
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You really are cheap, CheapScottsman =)

I will probably buy it too because my hair grows up very fast and I get a haircut every 2 weeks because I don't like when my hair is longer than 1 inch. I like to keep it short.
And my regular barber costs $14 (12 plus 2 tips).
Damn, for $50 sounds reasonable.
Not to mention there's always lineup so I spend my life sitting in barber shop waiting for my turn. It's really stupid.

But how do you cut your neck area behind? And behind your head? Holding a mirror seems really uncomfortable.
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Lulz wrote:
Feb 10th, 2010 6:32 pm
You really are cheap, CheapScottsman =)

I will probably buy it too because my hair grows up very fast and I get a haircut every 2 weeks because I don't like when my hair is longer than 1 inch. I like to keep it short.
And my regular barber costs $14 (12 plus 2 tips).
Damn, for $50 sounds reasonable.
Not to mention there's always lineup so I spend my life sitting in barber shop waiting for my turn. It's really stupid.

But how do you cut your neck area behind? And behind your head? Holding a mirror seems really uncomfortable.
I just shave it in the shower. Bit of practice and you get a straight line across ... or have the wife do it.
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