Why use a scissor to cut hair when you can use a hammer or a butcher’s knife instead? A video of Ali Abbas, a Lahore-based barber, has recently gone viral on the internet for using unconventional methods to style clients’ hair. In a viral video, he is seen using glass, hammer, butcher’s knife, and even fire to style clients’ hair. He has created a unique hair cutting and styling method all while setting customers’ hair literally on fire. It’s 2021, and everyone is trying to come up with new ways to grow their business. Ali goes ahead and explains that his aim is to create new ways to style hair. He wants to constantly do something unique and different. He says, “I want to try something new every day. I’ve used a hammer and nails even, to cut people's hair. I experimented and practiced this method for over a year and have been successful.”
In the video uploaded by ARY Stories on YouTube, Ali is seen demonstrating the techniques that he uses while styling hair. Cutting layers with scissors is so old school. He uses glass to cut layers in the hair. Clients too, seemed super excited to give this unique hairstyling method a shot. The part where he sharpens the knife is quite cool to watch.
What is interesting is that, not only men, but even women have tried his unconventional hairstyling process. From first-timers to foreign clients, the hair artist has his hands busy.
One customer also shared her experience in the video. She says, “I was quite scared initially while Abbas was cutting my hair. But now I’m really satisfied with the whole look. I will most certainly get my hair done from Abbas again.”
Many videos of hairstylists using fire have gone viral previously, but it’s always fun to watch when there is a new one. The thrill and excitement of seeing hair set on fire, surely is a treat to watch.