After a long and stressful month of organizing your new home and working at your new company, there is a time when you need a well-deserved rest and what better way spend that time at a spa?
Typically more decent spasm are located in districts where many expats reside in, especially in places such as, but not limited to, Jinqiao, Gubei, and Hongqiao. One strongly recommended spa is The Sanctuary. This spa emphasizes on skin treatment, with well-trained staff using imported products to create the best results for all skin types. Another popular choice expats look to for high quality service at a reasonable price is the Dragonfly Retreat. As a founding member of the China Spa Association, Dragonfly Retreat offers excellent theraputical and beauty services for both genders and is very customer friendly. If you are more picky wtih skin, Apsara Spa is not only a top-pick for expats, this Cambodian themed spa is the King of facials. Although relatively high in cost compared to other spas mentioned, Apsara Spa’s deluxe skin treatments will definitely not disappoint you.
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Is your hair getting too long and needs a trim? Do not fret— there are plenty of options out there for you to get a good snip.
Often on the streets of Shanghai are small hair salons shops with lowly trained barbers who cut hair for an average of 20 kuai. However, expats are strongly recommended to try more reliable hair salons to avoid rip offs and a bad haircut. One recommendation is Toni&Guy, an internationally recognized and established hair salon that can be found all over the world, including Shanghai. With English speaking service available, Toni&Guy is rather costly (haircuts start from 300 RMB all the way to 1,200 RMB) but the most skilled hairdressers create the most cutting-edge hairstyles that the money paid is worth it. Another good pick is Benson Salon, where there is great customer service with a friendly staff. What makes this salon so popular among expats is the reasonable prices for high quality cuts and styling. For the older expats, Franck Provost hair salon is a suitable place to go. Although hairdressers primarily speak Chinese, English and French speaking hairdressers are still available. Like many other salons, prices range depending on the skill level of the hairdresser, the type of cut, the products needed, etc. Enjoy this soothing atmosphere while sitting on comfortable chairs as hairdressers give you more laid-back, elegant styles as opposed to sharp, edgy cuts.
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