Yes, I realize this is a bit stereotypical, but in truth, I didn't know what to expect when I walked into the hair salon that day. I went with my lovely Chinese girlfriend and after chattering away with the stylists, I was thrown in a chair and two hours later, there were still chemicals, steam, and hair dryers all up in my face. But the important thing is to embrace questionable style with attitude and stride. And that's exactly what I'm doing.
The thing is, this is really a modern and fashionable look here. My students have been commenting about "how handsome" I am now. Also, I blend in even better that I did before...All in the name of finding my roots.
TEFL English Teacher - Shenzhen, China