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Cutting Hair With Swords

Watch a "Medieval" Stylist Cut His Clients' Hair With Swords

Cutting Hair with SwordsDitch the scissors and get your hair cut with swords by the real-life Edward Scissorhands.
Posted by AJ+ on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

It's not unusual for artists (those in the beauty industry included) to cite bizarre sources of inspiration for their work. Madrid-based stylist Alberto Olmedo, however, admits his methods are especially uncommon. "It's a bit medieval," he said in a video on Facebook. "I'm practically using primitive tools."

Olmedo uses swords — yes, really! — to ensure his clients get the perfect cut. "Hairdressers usually cut one side and then the other," he explained, "and one side is always a bit different from the other." He claims that the only technique that snips strands in an "exact mathematical way" is to cut both sides simultaneously . . . with a sword.

He also uses a blowtorch and mini finger razors (they look like Wolverine's claws) to shape a mane to perfection. While there are many things that could go wrong with Olmedo's methods of styling, we have to admit that the finished looks are pretty attractive. "Sometimes you have to use a bit of your imagination to get positive results," he declared. Watch the mind-blowing video to see for yourself.

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