This is probably one for the follically challenged guys (like myself!) out there in our fair city. While indulging in my weekly head shave this morning, (yes, I do have some but not enough to make a Hanoi-style combover a worthwhile prospect),my trusty Remington Head shaver expired without warning and appears now to be an ex-shaver.So, my question is, where do I get a replacement that will give me the close-cropped No.1 I have become so used to? It doesn't have to be a Remington, but something reasonably robust that will do the job is required, pronto.Any ideas anyone?
I searched many websites (im looking myself for clippers)and Nguyen kim, Carings, Pico Plaze etc.. they dont sell them (well they arent on the websites) Xuan Thuy shop near the intersection of Bach Mai and Pho Hue has them, and Xuan Thuy are also located on Cau Giay street near Chua Ha street if you live out that way.
Thanks for the advice, Xuan Thuy seems to be the place to head for (oops), I found two chinese models there, one a straightforward rather industrial looking mains shaver, and a more modern looking mains/rechargeable effort in a fetching metallic red colour. No guarantees offered though, but at a combined price well under 700,000 vnd, I decided to buy both and keep one in reserve. Cheers.
I got the rechargable model you described, I have quite thick/course hair and it shaved my head no problems.
FYI there is a Xuan Thuy shop on Nguyen Thai Hoc on the left hand side between giang vo (the bus depot) and trinh hoai duc street as well as the other two i mentioned in a previous post.
not so much a where you can get it, I have a Wilkinson Sword Razor with built in trimmer that does from #1 to #4, but I prefer te closer shave of a razor. I shave my head daily using a Gillette Mach III Power. I prefer my Gillette Fusion but can't get the blades here.
I tend to shave daily because if I don't, I end up with a pony tail problem within three days - that is: a desire to grow a pony tail, rather than actually having one. ;-)
Feb 2010 update for anyone who might be searching this, the Carings shop at Vincom currently has Philips electric shavers. In a display case near the cashier on the side opposite the TV/computers section.
Just a two-headed model and runs on 2 AA batteries rather than rechargeable, but does the job OK and the price wasn't too bad at 650k.
Thank you for this info, went to Xuan Thuy today and scored a rechargeable hair clipper with various comb attachments. Chinese made so don't know how durable.
Also managed to find a decent looking and powered hair dryer for my wife - 2000w, again Chinese made.
Plus a pair of decent Japanese scissors all for 1,750,000 d (not that cheap).
Just to update this thread, today I went to Xuan They on Nguyen Thai Hoc street, which is much closer to Tay Ho than the other two branches mentioned on this thread. They had 3 different electric clippers - all chinese made and I purchased a plug-in only barbershop type for 150,000d. The others were both rechargeable and had multiple attachments and came in at 450k and 550k.
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