Getting a Haircut in Vietnamese

Getting a Haircut in Vietnamese

If you are an expat, you have probably visited the salons many times before in Vietnam. If you are a traveler, there might be a chance that you would want a nice and affordable haircut when it's a little too hot in Saigon.

Even though you could simply use your body language and show a hairstyle picture to the Vietnamese hairdresser, this article will show you just how easy it is to request for the services.

Try and leave your comments to let me know if this article is helpful for your salon trip!


Asking for the Service

Here is the list of some services that you can get at the salon:

cắt tóc to cut hair
cắt tóc nữ women's haircuts
cắt tóc nam men's haircuts
nhuộm tóc to dye hair
uốn tóc to perm hair
duỗi tóc to straighten hair
tạo kiểu tóc to style hair
gội đầu to wash hair
mát sa mặt to get facial massage
làm móng to do nails
làm móng tay / móng chân to do manicure / pedicure


PHRASES: Pronoun + muốn + the service

For example:

Tôi muốn cắt tóc kiểu này.
: I want to cut hair this style.

Tôi muốn nhuộm tóc màu này.
: I want to dye hair this color.

Tôi muốn cắt tóc gội đầu.
: I want to cut hair and wash hair.

The pronoun tôi is used just for the examples. Please replace it with the appropriate pronouns when speaking. Using the correct pronouns is very important in Vietnamese culture to show politeness. We have spent lots of time perfecting the lesson on personal pronouns and greetings. Check out that article for an in-depth lesson on the topic.

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Some simple but useful phrases when getting a haircut.

Kiểu tóc nào hợp với tôi?
: Which hairstyle suits me?

Tôi muốn kiểu tóc này.
: I want this hairstyle.

Tôi muốn kiểu tóc đó.
: I want that hairstyle.

Ngắn hơn một chút.
: A little bit shorter.

Dài hơn một chút.
: A little bit longer.

Tỉa tóc mái một chút.
: Trim the fringe a little bit.

Tỉa đuôi tóc một chút.
: Trim hair ends a little bit.

Tôi không muốn gội đầu.
: I don't want to wash hair.

Tôi muốn cạo râu.
: I want to shave beard.



Màu tóc nào hợp với tôi?
: Which hair color suits me?

Tôi muốn màu này.
: I want this color.

Có cần tẩy tóc không?
: Need to bleach hair?

: Need.

Không cần.
: No need.


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