Get a hutong haircut
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Hair salons are everywhere in this city. The most common variety is the glitzy, glammed-out beauty parlours showcasing baby-faced stylists with show-stopping, Korean-inspired haircuts. On the other end of the spectrum are the pavement barbers. These tradesmen set up stools and mirrors in hutongs and on quiet streets to trim their trade. If you’re not so precious about your locks, you can cop a haircut for 5RMB. Even if you are, live on the edge – it grows back.