Old fashioned Barbers in Taipei


#1

Anyone know a good place to get a haircut at like an old school barber? Preferably from a barber that knows a bit of English.


#2

The sculptor barber comes to mind.
http://www.sculptorbarber.com


#3

I pass this place all the time. Never been in there, but you could give their FB a message and see if they have English speakers available.


#4

You mean a barbershop with an old lady who practices also the old profession?


#5

Heard about this place if you’re willing to pay


#6

“Just a little trim, please.”


#7

There’s a place around where I live in Banqiao that does it all. Straight razor shaving, mustache curling, decent men’s haircuts, you name it. Very reasonable pricing. No English though. I always feel like the people asking these questions never bother to walk around their neighborhood, quite a few people even asked about music shops, which are very easy to find … I’ve seen at least a half dozen barber shops in nearly every town I’ve gone into.

Edit, I should’ve mentioned that I don’t speak any Chinese. When body language doesn’t work I’ll use Google translate. Most business owners I’ve come into contact with care more about making money than small talk.


#8

where abouts is that? i’ve noticed like 3 salons pop up right next to each other recently. asian business strategy i guess. theres also a shit ton of those claw machine places around now.


#9

There’s Auntie’s in Tienmu. Ask for Wayne. His English is perfect and the prices are reasonable.


#10

I got a great haircut here. Guys speak English and you’ll get a drink (coffee, beer, whiskey) while you’re getting a haircut as well.


#11

Don’t see much “old fashioned” about a friggin NT$1k shave, yeesh…


#12

Also recommend the Craftsmanship Barber : owner has shops in Hualien & Taipei. They also offer a cut-throat shave, great way to pass an hour.