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Beijing time-honored brand: Silian Hairdressing and Beauty Salon

02-16-2011 08:42 BJT

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A mong the Beijing Time-honored brands, Silian Hairdressing and Beauty Salon is well known. During the 1950s, under the arrangement of Premier Zhou Enlai, four famous Shanghai Hairdressing Salons united in Beijing to form Silian, or Four United, Hairdressing and Beauty Salon. Now, after half a century, Silian functions more like a private club for insiders who actually enjoy the long wait... lingering in an atmosphere that takes them back to a less hectic time.

Many time-honored brands are located along Wangfujing Walking Street in Beijing. The color of Silian's golden sign has faded a bit, but it's not too obvious. If you open the door, you'll probably see a lobby full of relaxed customers, most of them middle-aged or more.

Customer said, "The service here is always the best. The procedures are very standardized. I trust the quality of their hairdressing."

A mong the Beijing Time-honored brands, Silian Hairdressing and Beauty Salon is well
known.

Among the rules followed at Silian, one is this: "never make the customers leave because of your skills. If they leave because of waiting too long, you are forgiven." No matter how many customers are waiting, the barbers always follow standard procedures, including a three-step antiseptic technique to keeping equipment sanitary.

Customer said, "The service here is always the best. The procedures are
very standardized. I trust the quality of their hairdressing."(File
photo)

As the capital has evolved, so has Silian. The salon has moved its location twice. But no matter where it goes, faithful customers follow.


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