The barbershops are the classic "borthel" business in Shanghai. Some years ago you will be able to find small shops in every street (like still in some other small cities all around china). Now they are much harder to find, because many of them have been closed while the expo happend 2010. A typical Barbershop in Shanghai pretend to be a haircut studio, but finally you will not find any scissors there. And from outside it`s obviously, which service they offer. Most time a lot of (bored) girls sitting around, not chair for a haircut there, so everyone will know what they offer). The service is more focused on the "poor" local chinese men, so don`t expect any "high class enviroment" or english speaking people there. Most time there will be several shops together in a cluster, so that you can pass by and find the girl you like most, before you enter the shop.
Some of the Barbershops in Shanghai sometimes also offer special events like uniform or gothic days, where all the girls in one shop are dressed in a special - and most time very sexy - style.
Some years ago a clear identification mark (red light insight, turning cylinder in front of the dore) helped you to find them easy, now less barbershops still open and most of them will not have red light insight any more.
In a typical Barbershop, the service will be limited to one shot and should not last more than 5 to 15 minutes (if you need more time to "finish", they will get very pushy soon!).
Tip: very often, the girl you select will go with you to the massage room, than more and more girls will try to join, so at the end you can have 5 or more girls around. Better avoid that and refuse the other girls. You will never get a hot "moresome", and the service will not be better, but the price will be much higher, because you have to pay for every girl (who most time will only stand beside) finally!
Average price: 80 RMB for handjob
150 RMB for a blowjob
200 RMB for full sex service
From Foreigner they will ask at least 100 to 200 RMB more, so it depends on your negotiation skills, what you really have to pay.
Tip: If they ask much more, just offer a price and leave than. Most time they will call you back and accept your offer.
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