A Story | The Chinese Hair Salon Girl

Just finished reading the story of Gou Li, a working girl at a Lanzhou Hair salon.

It reminded me of the abundance of red/pink hair salons here in Shanghai. The numbers seem to increase, as I see former real estate agencies vacate their small office and being replaced by a fictional hair dressers outfit.

The small rooms consists mostly of 2 or 3 hairdresser chairs, a big mirror, a couch with 3 to 4 half sleepy girls staring bored at a TV and at the back of the room a door to somewhere else.

Source: Zonaeuropa - The Death of a Hair Salon Girl

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3 Responses to “A Story | The Chinese Hair Salon Girl”

  1. webprofessor
    October 18th, 2005 08:16

    Good god thats sad :(

  2. ana
    October 30th, 2005 04:08

    oh so so so sad.
    rest in peace.

  3. Gamb
    December 11th, 2005 11:56

    It hurts when I see them outside, it hurts that they make it so obvious and nobody says a word. a salon open at 9 pm. just seems odd. You can see how much they advertise them, I walk by and they look and give me a big smile with a wave. Poor girls, so young, I think of my own daughter or sister even mother, and I can’t do anything to stop it.

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