From Michael Jackson to Mickey Mouse: Barbers in India give customers unique haircuts

From Michael Jackson to Mickey Mouse: Barbers in India give customers unique haircuts

In a small barber in North India, brothers Rajwinder and Gurvinder Singh Sidhu rose to prominence for their original haircuts. The faces of celebrities and Bollywood stars, sports personalities or even movies are played back in the minds of the customers. At the salon, the client’s creativity limits in cuts ranging from the face of Michael Jackson to the image of Mickey Mouse.The brothers have a plethora of utensils at their disposal. Scissors, pencil and trimmer to ensure perfection of every detail. Business in Mandi Dabwali town of Punjab province is now gaining positive momentum, but it has not always been so. Initially, Rajwinder and Gurvinder took no charge for the work so that they could practice their skills. “Initially we gave free haircuts to everyone who accepted so that we could test our skills. On some days we even trained till 2 in the morning, because we did regular service during the day”, he explained. Reuters, Rajwinder.

Brothers 29 and 31 now charge between $20 and $30 for the customs deduction. They are gaining a steady stream of customers and are already planning to expand the business beyond India.

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