Is this something “common” in Shanghai or elsewhere around China? I’m not sure and cannot judge save to say that it is not uncommon to observe women working on construction sites and doing manual work elsewhere. This moment caught my attention as I was walking along this suburban road. The barber shop was located a long a section of road that also housed a number of shops on either side of it. That it was a woman doing a job that is often deeply personal to many men, was one thing. Her bright orange apron was another element. I took a number of pictures as I moved by. This is the one that appealed the most, with that oval mirror in the background. As a small side note, I’ve step passed a number of open-air barber shops around the world. This one had something special, an air of elegance that one can only find in Shanghai. The uniform, in this case the orange apron, says something about standards and values in this part of the world.
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