No surprise when you come to Viet nam, cheap food, friendly people and especially that you can try a cheap haircut on the street which only costs you less than $1 or $3 in the shop with shampoo and ears clean. If you able to walk around in the old quarter, there are heaps of street barber shops which they are able to speak a little bit English, but most of them can’t speak English but they might speak French. Vietnamese people who lived in the north during the war spoke French really well but people from the south speak better English, is that strange? If you spend sometime reading through the guide book, you will realize why.
The Barber might not listen to what you say but when they’ve done their job, you may be surprised how good they are, of course they deserve some more for tip. Most of foreigners who come to Vietnam for the first time or even the ex-pat, they love to try this service not because its cheap, because of they are cool and good job! Why don’t you try it?