I have looked for a "Barber" or men's hair cutting place, as I am used to in my country but have not found one in Moscow. Where I come from, you can get a hair cut plus shampoo, for around 9 euro and it takes just 15 mins with scissors and electric machine, you are done, pay and leave, no fuss, no techno music, just a hair cut.
I went for one today off the Arbat, and paid 1,100 rubles. I asked how much it would cost before I got it cut and I was told.... "it depends on the master" by a young man who played for the other side, if you get my meaning?! I then spent 1 hour having my hair shaped, shampooed and poofed about by another young man of a similar type, who wore ripped jeans and had hair that looked like he had been electrocuted. He combed my hair for about 10 mins into different limp shapes before taking to the scissors and actually cutting it, or should I say trimming it as you would a bonsai tree. I did not have the heart to tell him off as he looked quite nervous. My hair looked almost the same when I left as when I had arrived but more tidy and washed!! Why not one price for men and one price for women subject to type of cut.
For god sake, where can you find a plain hair cut for a plain price in this smoked filled city? or must all men visit a hair "master" or hair artist and pay artist prices?
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