I have been going to the same barber shop – Lucky Barbershop – in Phnom Penh for 16 years. It’s on the south side of Rue Pasteur where it intersects Preah Sihanouk Boulevard, for those who want to know. And it looks like this:
It might look a bit dodgy, and it’s sanitation standards might not be up to Western expectations, but I’ve never got a bad cut there. Ever. In fact, they go the extra mile:
Hair cut, ears shaved, back of neck shaved, top of back shaved (new experience, that one), cheeks shaved (all done with a straight razor), eyebrows and nose hairs trimmed and a quick shoulder and neck massage. Chin not shaved.
Over these sixteen years, the price has increased 100%. It’s now $2, including tip.