Madrid-based salon owner Alberto Olmedo doesn’t rely on conventional scissors to achieve his signature hairstyles. Instead, he uses an arsenal of weapons such as a blowtorch, samurai swords and talons in a symmetry generating process he describes as “practically primitive” and “medieval”.
Hairdressers usually cut one side and then the other. And they are always a bit different from the other, even if it’s only a little bit. The only way to do it in an exact mathematical way is to cut both sides simultaneously. …Sometimes you have to use a bit of your imagination to achieve positive results.
First-time patrons will also have to use their imaginations to help them forget the burning hair smell and the fact that a crazy person is wielding flames and swords inches away from their heads.
See Olmedo in action in the videos below.
(via Laughing Squid/GIF: Fashionably Geek)