3 places to get a free haircut in Shanghai

Get a gratis cut from a trainee at one of these salons

Strapped for cash? Forgo the right to choose your style and get a free haircut from a trainee hairdresser at one of these Shanghai salons.

Vidal Sassoon Academy

At the Vidal Sassoon Academy all the hairstyles are designed by the Vidal Sassoon instructors and carried out by students. Once you’ve had your first cut, you’re also eligible for free colouring. Just make sure you set aside enough time – the cuts usually take around three to four hours. Call 6311 2151 for more information or to book an appointment.

Doc Guthrie’s

Having just opened a new shop in Pudong, Doc Guthrie’s is upping training cuts from one a week to roughly five to six per week. Depending on the technique the barber is being trained on, you might be in for a haircut or a shave or both. Follow Doc Guthrie’s on WeChat (DocGuthriesOfficial) and look out for callouts, it’s done on first-come-first-served basis, so it’s best to reserve your spot quickly.

Debut Academy and Salon

Offering training cuts that are customised to the client, at Debut Academy you have more of a say in what happens to your hair. Give Miss Liu a call at 189 1626 3317 to arrange an appointment.

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