Maverick Barber Sets Clients Heads On Fire
A maverick barber in Istanbul has come up with an innovative way to cut men's hair - by setting it on fire. Brave customers at this hairdressers really are in the hot seat thanks to this barber. The frightening-looking technique makes for dramatic photographs as clients wince while their barber sprays them with flammable liquid. Kadir Demirel, who runs Kapsalon in Istanbul, has ditched the scissors and opts for a more unusual technique - and shocking footage taken inside the salon shows Kadir using a comb to brush the hair while it is still burning and smoking.
The footage from inside this Turkish salon, shows how he pours an flammable powder and liquid over his customers’ heads before holding a lighter up against their locks, which promptly catch alight. While the customers’ heads are still ablaze, the barber then takes two combs, which he uses to cut and style the hair into shape, while the flames continue to burn.
Once the flames have burned out, the barber continues with the haircut. After combing through their clients’ hair, the barber shakes on more of the powder onto their heads, and once again sets his barnet alight. Apparently unperturbed by the heat from the flames, the hairdresser combs through his clients locks, while parts of his hair fall away.
The savvy stylist continues working with his combs until he is satisfied with his client's new look.
This technique was used as a way of burning away lice when there was no cure and it was also used to style and smooth hair as there were no hair dryers at the time. There is no place for worries because healthy hair isn’t damaged by this technique.