even in your own country, when you go to have a haircut, the difference between what you have in mind, the way you say it, the way the guy interprets what you said and finally what he actually does with your hair makes any single haircut a high risk operation.
So when on top of that you have to do it in Chinese, the first haircut you get here is pretty scary.
And actually that "fear" of getting everything screwed up doesn't go away with the number of times you get that haircut. The only solution I've found to get over it is to have a beard trimmer and feel ready to shave my head when I'll go back home if needed.
This being said, I'd like to know:
1- if I'm mentally deranged or if other people have this weird fear of getting a haircut in Beijing
2- if anyone can recommend a good hair salon where ppl can speak english (that's for a friend, I still like to give myself a chance to have a good reason to shave my head)