I haven’t seen any western hairstylists in Chengdu before, but what I do when I’m going to a new place is bring a photograph or two. What I’ve found is that in terms of skill they have no problem but they just don’t know what you’re looking for.
The worst, though, is going to a fancy hairstylist (that cost 80-150 yuan) and let them do their thing. I’ve seen friends come out of places like those places looking hilarious. Good luck-
If you discover a western hairstylist in Chengdu I’d love to hear about it.
I always go to the hairdresser next to the Jinhe Hotel, on your left if your face is towards Jinhe. Its a pretty good hairdresser, which asks a good price, 25yuan, for washing (15min.) cutting and wash again. Just tell them you don’t want your hair being thinned out ! I hate it when they want to do that 😛