My First Hair Appointment in Panama

Hair cut in PanamaFor years I have been going to the same lady to get my hair cut and highlighted.  She knew what to do and I didn’t have to worry about her screwing up my hair.

Now that I live in Panama I had to find a new person to do haircuts and color.  My first thought was to ask everyone I know who they recommend.  But when I did that I got mostly recommendations for people who would come to my house or I could go to theirs.  Not very professional but it was cheap… only $30 for a haircut and highlights.

So, PLAN B was to spot people with good haircuts and highlights and ask where they got their hair done.  The same name came up over and over again so I made an appointment at a Salon in downtown Boquete.  They have several stylists and all the fancy equipment you’d expect to see in a salon.  But still, it’s a little scary going to a new person.

Since I don’t speak Spanish YET, I wrote out exactly what I wanted done then put in in Google Translate so I could give it to them in Spanish.   They read my printout then said, in perfect English,” so you want highlights, lowlights, and a haircut.  How much would you like trimmed off?”

The costs for a shampoo, haircut, highlights, low lights was $50.  I also got a manicure and pedicure for an additional $13.  And.. they did a GREAT JOB!

The same thing would have cost $150 – $200 in Texas

Yes, you really can live for less in Panama and still find quality professionals IF you do your due diligence.

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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  1. marie del vecchio says

    Name of salon?

    • Panama Relocation Tours says

      The first salon I went to was Flory. I also go to Bamboo Spa and Iris at Valle Escondido.

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