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    Question talk about hair

    hi everyone!
    i found DR1 about 6 months ago and since then i have been reading it daily.i haven't yet been in dr but i'm coming there august as an exchange student.i will spend my AFS year there.

    ok back to the business.i have done my homework and searched but i couldn't find anything.
    i want to know how much does it cost to make small braids with hair extension (put some fibre to make your hair a lot longer and thicker) in an hairdresser in dr?any hairdressers you would recommend?

    thanks.

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    Default Where are you from and where will you stay?

    AFS has a nice presence here. At the beaches they usually charge a hundred pesos, but I will ask some of my students and see what they say..

    HB

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    I can't help you out on the costs, but I have seen a number of girls who have had braids or extensions done on the beach, but none of them have been done particularly well. You'll probably be better off at a salon, or ask around for recommendations when you get to DR.

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    i'm from Finland.i don't have a clue yet in what part of the country i will be living.most exchange students live in santo Domingo.we hopefully get our hostfamily information before we leave to dr but AFS has told us not to get our hopes up and not to wait them earlier.it's probably hard to find hostfamilies in such a small country as dr.yeah, i have heard a lot of positive stories about AFS in dr.i just can't wait the departure!

    oh and thanks for all the help in this hairbusiness!

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    Right behind my old apartment, there was a family that hosted girls for two years in a row. The second one was from Finland too, can't recall her name but I gotta say that she had the time of her life out there........she even got her hair braided before she left but it wasn't the best I've seen.....

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    i'm now in contact with two finnish girls who are in dr and they sure seem to have the time of their lives!!
    i just wish i will get a good hostfamily.

    i think i will check the braid thing when i get there.probably salon would be a smarter bet than the beach.we'll see.
    i love to hear everything related to exchange student things in dr so if you want to share some info, go ahead!

    kiitos paljon!
    thanks so much!

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    iian,
    I asked for a reputable salon a few months back. Do a search under my name and look for "hair salons."

    In terms of a European on exchange, remember that familes in Hispanic cultures are more protective and you may not experience "freedom"...but take it with a grain of salt, accept the escorts they send with you anywhere and everywhere!

    VIVA AFS!

    Mainegirl
    Venezuela YP 92-93

    ps. Check out www.afs.org!!!

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    maine girl, i remember your thread well but i made my own because i wanted to know more about the costs of braids and extensions.i think i'll write some hairsalon addresses down from your thread so i have something when i get there

    AFS has coached us quite well and i know what to expect.i come with my mind and ears open!

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    Default I had an Exchange Student once...

    I took in a Foreign Exchange student from Cannes France. The agency said he was supposed to speak English but he didn't. All the French I remembered was my mother and sister speaking at home when my sister was taking it in high school. He spoke some Spanish and my wife and I spoke enough Spanish to get along in Spanish speaking countries.

    Another couple had a French kid from Paris who spoke English well so we all hung out together and traveled together. Mine didn't speak English but mine was polite. The other kid wasn't so I guess I got the best of the deal. My wife took him to West Point because his older brother was in the Army and he wanted to see it. The two family went in two cars to Montreal with the boys to show them what we thought was a North American French speaking society but they said that they didn't understand a word the Canadians spoke.

    We had a nice time and hope the kids did also but it is hard to tell with the poor communications.

    After he left my wife and I were still talking to each other in a mixture of Spanish, little English and some French. Took us a while to get over that

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    Hi iian,

    I am a host mother of an AFS student right now, she is from Norway and living in Santiago. She has a friend from Finland living here too in Santiago......they have had quit some experiences here in the Dominican, good and bad ones.....

    If interested I think both of them will be happy to share some of those experiences with you, so you come even better prepared.

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