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Haircut words?

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jpeary
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Haircut words?

Postby jpeary » April 17th, 2007 2:06 am

Can somebody suggest some words that will (or should) come up during a (man's) haircut at a barber shop? I will get my first haircut in Japan soon and I'm not sure of the right words. . . short, shorter, long, etc.
Chiisai for short OK?
ookii for long OK?
Or are these not the right terms.
Other suggestions?

Thanks,
Jim in Tokyo

JonB
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well

Postby JonB » April 17th, 2007 5:34 am

I cheat Jim - I go to a hair salon where the stylist lived in NY for 11 years. If you can get to Akasaka near the new TBS building then I recommend Yuki at Who Ga. I tried others before I found this and it made a huge difference - they are used to cutting the western lighter hair. They all speak English (part of English OK campaign) and they don't mess about taking 2 hours for a simple cut.

I think you would probably use migikai for shorter

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Postby atomsk » April 17th, 2007 1:20 pm

Ive been there too. Theyre good

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Postby kichigaijin » April 19th, 2007 8:41 pm

髪 【かみ】 (n) hair
髪の毛 【かみのけ】 (n) hair (head)
長い - ながい - long
長髪 【ちょうはつ】 (n) long hair
短い(P); 短かい(io) 【みじかい】 (adj) short
短髪 【たんぱつ】 (n) short hair
リーゼント (n) (abbr) regent style; James Dean style hair cut.
パンチパーマ (n) punch permanent; this was popular with the fighting kids when i was there. kind of a tight curly looking thing.
髪をそる to shave the head
モテ髪 【モテがみ】 (n) fashionable hairstyle, particularly to attract members of the opposite sex
坊ちゃん刈り 【ぼっちゃんがり】 (n) pudding bowl hair cut

hope that helps

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