Cheapness and Beauty


In the outskirt of Hué, Central coast Vietnam, I was riding a bike towards a famous pagoda. In the middle of the highway. I was struck by this unusual color single block single chair salon, where tacky plastic flowers, clutters of cheap tools and molded walls never looked more stylish.

Vietnam must be one of the countries which has the most beauty salon per capita in the world. Though nothing fancy, on the contrary, colorful towels were hang to dry everywhere in and around salon,s worn out wooden chairs instead of adjustable leather, improvised furniture were used for hair washing.

It doesn’t has to be big either, a one chair establishment will just be fine for a small village, as long as villagers don’t have to travel for more than a kilometer for a hair wash, they are happy.

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