A more than decent cut by a qualified and skillful stylist (barber if you like) + a comfortable hairwash cum head massage + a comfortable massage of my shoulders, arms and back.
Â The whole process takes about 45 mins to 1 hr and it sets me back by RMB25.00, which converts to about USD3.00.
What I would(if I could) pay for a good massage...
I pay $0. I cut it myself every week or so in the shower. After trying many different cheapo places and a few more expensive places I only trust myself no matter what the price. No one else can get it right, or beat the price.
I've resorted to this method as well. Â I just take a clipper, attach the #4 guide, and clip away. Â Before college I paid from $7 to $8 per haircut before tip($9 to $10 including tip). Â Here there is one decent traditional barber who charges $12 exclusive of tip(usually ended up paying $14 with tip), and he's pretty good. Â Since the time I decided to keep my hair on the short side, though, I couldn't justify paying $14 just to go and have it clipped. Â With my clipper, doing it at home costs basically nothing. Â Once in a while if I decide not to cut it as short as usual, though, if my parents are in town they'll cut it for me - gratis, of course. Â Now if only they would throw in a massage.