Granny Pim’s hair salon in Thailand

Granny Pim hair salon is opened

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Finding a good hairdresser is like making a new friend – one that pampers you, all with good conversations in the process.

Facebook user Watanya Sarnsoi recently shared a post about 82-year-old Pimphon “Pim” Kumthong, a granny who opened a hair salon in Nonthaburi. Turns out, she didn’t do it to earn money, but to make new friends she can chit-chat with instead of just staying at home. 

Granny Pim is a retired teacher

Granny Pim hair salon

Translation: This granny is an 82-year-old hairdresser. I paid only ฿40 for a wash and dry, and she even did straightening and braiding for free. Why is she doing this? Just to have a friend to talk to.
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Watanya also mentioned that Granny Pim starts working from 8am all the way till 6pm, so customers that are thinking of dropping by don’t have to be in a hurry. 

Granny Pim and her customer

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In an interview with Amarin TV, Granny Pim shared that she used to be a teacher and has been retired for many years. Her inspiration for starting the salon was to meet new people and fill up her days doing something productive. 

Friendly services at an affordable cost

Her salon provides services with prices you will never see anywhere:

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  • Hair steaming: ฿50
  • Hair color: ฿100-150 (฿50 if you bring your own hair dye)
  • Wash and dry: Short hair (฿30), Long hair (฿40)
  • Hair cut: ฿40

Watanya’s post soon went viral, with many users tagging their friends in admiration of this hustling grandma. Customers even chimed in to talk about their experiences, and talked about how friendly Granny Pim is when they go to her.

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Translation: Granny Pim is really cute and has good humour. I feel very happy every time I visit her. 

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Translation: Let’s go together. This granny is so cute.

Visit Granny Pim and make a new friend

Thanks to social media, Granny Pim’s customers – or should we say friends – continue to grow. If you’re ever in the area, do drop by to try her services, or just to say hello!

Her salon is located in Nonthaburi province, which is an hour from Bangkok. Travelling to and within Nonthaburi is more convenient now too, with 16 MRT Purple line stations that have connections to Bangkok’s Tao Poon MRT station. 

Here’s where you can find her: 

Address: Her store is located within Soi Tiwanon 45, Ta Sai sub-district, Mueang district, Nonthaburi Province, 11000
Nearest Train Station: Head to Nonthaburi Civic Centre or Ministry of Public Health MRT stations. Granny Pim’s salon is about 45 minutes away from the stations, and there are a motorcycle taxis you can take to get here

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