Moscow haircut experience – My Story
After two moths that I live in Moscow, I suddenly decided it’s time for a Moscow haircut. It was not a premeditated decision, I just felt that I needed to change something. And usually, when a woman wants to change it begins from her hair. Actually, I did it also for a practical reasons because in Moscow is always windy and the air is very polluted; as a result, my hair were getting crazy. The best way to resolve this situation was to get a Moscow haircut!
I had just two problems left: find a good hairdresser and be able to explain in Russian what I wanted. For the first, the solution was easy: google. I googled “hairdresser in Moscow” and plenty results came out. And from the internet I discovered that in Moscow there are many hairdressers specialized in English speaking. Therefore, I chose to not risk at all and look for an English-speaking hairstylist.
In Moscow (and I think also in Saint Petersburg) there are many famous hairdressers shops in franchising such as “Tony & Guy”, “Dessange” and “Mone”. I checked their websites in order to know their locations and also the prices. Frankly, I didn’t want to spend a fortune for a haircut, so I looked for prices similar to Italian ones. Immediately, I excluded the firsts two because, from the price list on their website, appeared very very expensive. The haircut and the set cost was from 4700 (63€) to 8200 rubles (110€). It was too much. “Mone” was the last option and the prices were pretty good (from 2100 to 3600 rubles – 28/50 €), nearer to the Italian standard at least. So I booked an appointment online and went on the established day.
The salon was really classy and sophisticated and, as often happen in Russia, they offer also services for nails, like manicure and pedicure, and for make-up. To be sure at all to be able to explain the haircut I wanted, I looked for some pictures on the internet (I usually do like this also in Italy) and then I showed them to the hairstylist. He could speak English quite well, without Russian inflection at least, and immediately understood what I wanted. During all the process we talked in Russian and he was really interested in the reason why I decided to learn Russian (as usual). After 1.30 hour he finished his masterpiece and I was really satisfied with the result (and still now I’m really happy)!
In conclusion, I’d recommend everybody, who wants/needs to get Moscow haircut, this salon. Unfortunately, they are located just in Moscow but if you search on the net you can find everything you need also in other cities.
Here below, I leave some useful words which will be necessary to get a haircut:
Стрижка женская = haircut for woman
Стрижка мужская = haircut for man
Укладка = styling
Прическа = hairstyle
This blog was brought to you by Elena, currently studying Russian at Liden and Denz
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