I have had a ton of requests for a good English speaking, reasonable hairdresser in Rio de Janeiro. Until today, I really couldn't help out with that, had two previous experiences, and in one case received a truly terrible cut, in both cases it was terribly expensive. Finding a good hairdresser here is very exciting because it is not an easy endeavour. When I moved to Rio I had a short bob hairstyle and went to the person who was written up in a bunch of publications as being the best at cutting short hair in Rio. Let's just say I left completely disappointed - a major mess was made, which luckily I was able to have fixed in short order upon reurning to Canada.
Today was a much different experience. A great experience! I had my hair cut by Tatana (pronounced like Tatiana) at HBD Spa in Ipanema. She did a fantastic job. She is an incredibly attentive stylist and very genuine person as well, I really enjoyed her and she seems very passionate about what she does.
So do go see her! When you do, tell her you read about her on the blog.