Chen Feng, 20, Shi Shang Biao Bang (Fashion Representation Salon). Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, April 2012.
Feng knows several words of English. The salon where he works is in the middle of a renovation. Awaiting completion, he spends his time in a small room which he rents from his employer.
Jia Yue, 17, Yi Du Fa Yi (Metropolitan Art Salon). Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, April 2012.
Yue just started working at the Metropolitan Art Salon. Her main job is washing hair. Her employer does not want us to visit the dormitory where Yue lives, not far from the salon. She points out this pink tiled building.
Swiss photographers Stéphanie Borcard and Nicolas Métraux currently reside in Bangkok, Thailand, focusing primarily on youth and their relationship with society. Their series China – Love Cutting is a contrast of private and public personas as they document young hairdressers and their humble living spaces in western China.