Saigon Clippers

Get clipped somewhere down a back alley in the heart of Vietnam’s biggest city, Ho Chi Minh City

words & photos: MATTHEW COWAN


Saigon Clippers is another super-cool little find down another narrow alley off Le Hong Phong Street towards the intersection with 3 Thang 2 Street.

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This barber shop is probably the furthest and trickiest to find, but it’s a fun discovery.

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Much smaller than the other barber shops, Saigon Clippers has four barbers wielding the scissors and clippers daily from 10am to 8pm.

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Things are less hectic but they still manage to punch out around 60 haircuts a day at VND60,000.

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Saigon Clippers is less ostentatious than the other places we’ve featured on The Bureau — indeed there’s barely enough room to swing a fully shaven cat — but that doesn’t mean it lacks in confidence and style.

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Saigon Clippers is at 690/23 Le Hong Phong, District 10, HCMC. For more info, go to

Matthew Cowan

Matt has been living in Vietnam since 2010. Previously the Managing Editor of Word Vietnam — an English language online and print magazine covering just about everything in Vietnam — he's now digging up stories that men living in Southeast Asia might find remotely interesting.

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