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What kinds of services, besides a hair cut, can you receive at a beauty salon and barber shop? How is a barber shop different from a beauty parlor or salon in your area?
“second-rate” = poor quality
“If you go to a second-rate hair salon, you might end up with a second-rate hair cut.”
“hit the roof” = become very angry
“Tim hit the roof when he realized the hair stylist dyed his hair red.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Beautician: We'll shampoo, cut, (and) style your hair for one unbelievable low price of $9.99 (nine ninety-nine). Plus, we'll give you a clean shave and a back massage to help you relax.
Customer: I'm a lawyer, specializing in workplace accidents, and I'm in town for a very important job interview, and . . .
Customer: Hey, hey, and you got shampoo in my eyes. I can't see. Where's the towel?
Beautician: I'm sorry, but he's on vacation, and he left me in charge, so if you . . .
Customer: How in the world am I supposed to go to my job interview looking like this? Forget it, forget it. Is there anyplace in this town that can give a decent haircut and fix this damage?
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
Do you get your hair done at a barber shop or beauty parlor? If not, do you do it yourself, or do you have someone cut your hair? Do you leave a tip for the hair stylist in your country? Are there specific rules on how you must have your hair cut in public schools or at a position in a company? Share your ideas with a partner.
Use the Internet to compare two or more hair salons in terms of price, service, and even the experience of those who work there. Which place would you recommend to a friend? Why?