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.
My first haircut in China - circa March 2014. It didn't matter what I wanted, I got a brush style popular with the locals!
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?