Ladies, it's not at all uncommon to visit the salon in your luxury hotel or onboard your cruise ship before a gala night, but what about the men? I visited the spa at Sandals for a relaxing massage the morning of my wedding, but it's not some place I'd normally see myself during a shorter trip or during one which doesn't immediately feature an event. However, I've been on some looong vacations or lived in enough foreign countries that it just isn't practical to go without a trim. I've also been caught out once or twice with poor planning and had to ensure I'd return to work with a suitable haircut. Local style might not be universal I've had plenty of haircuts in Asia, I lived in China for 2.5, nearly 3 years. I had a fair few haircuts during that time and they were always an interesting prospect in communicating what I wanted. It didn't matter when my language skills advanced, the local barbers just didn't have experience cutting different styles or even the different type of hair I had. I suppose it didn't help that I had just arrived via a month in Dubai and was sporting a beard to distract them... The first such encounter, I spoke nearly zero Chinese and didn't have any photos of styles I'd normally consider. I pretty much got the Chinese equivalent to The Avalon. There were other occasions in which I was away long enough to merit a trim, or where my work commitments required I get a little snip to maintain a professional appearance (or military duties!). Have you had a haircut abroad with a great outcome or, my favourite, a comedic one?