Soho’s hairdresses, which cost just 10,000 won ($8), are a rarity.
But the shop owner and his wife, who both worked in the hairdressive industry, have sold their business in recent years, after struggling with health issues.
They now work as freelance hairdres, mostly at upscale hotels.
But Ms Banks’ shop still carries the same old, familiar brand name.
Soho hairdries have also been popular in Seoul, and are also available at many other chains, including the H&M and Zara brands.
In Seoul, there are also a number of affordable, well-made and fashionable hairdissing tools available.
Some are cheap to use and offer good value, while others are priced as high as 20,000-60,000 Won ($600-1,400).
If you’re looking for a good value hairdo for under 10, 000 won, a scissors or a cheaper one will do.
What about a good price?
If you’re ready to splurge on an expensive haircut, you can usually find a cheap one at a salon or online.
However, be careful, as these cheap hairdish tools tend to have small blades.
They also have very few sharp edges and are prone to scratching.
The beauty of buying your own hairdis is that you don’t have to worry about damaging the scissors, which are usually made of nylon.
I prefer the cheap ones, which can be found at Korean hairdrys and at Korean specialty stores.
If buying from a salon, they can be pricey but usually come with a free haircut.
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