Sidewalk barbershops are a symbol of old Saigon. In the face of globalization and its demands for westernization, the sight of a simple chair placed beneath an awning where one can get an affordable trim just a few meters from a busy street is gradually vanishing.
As people seek modernity and newness, old traditions are being devalued and lost. Nothing exemplifies this trend more than the disappearance of barbers practicing their trade among a valued group that resembles friends as much as customers.
Read our story about Saigon’s street barbers here: