Tim Burton’s cult classic “Edward Scissorhands” resonated with many moviegoers during the 90’s. The film’s fictional barber may have very well served as a lightbulb character for a Pakistani youth growing up in Lahore.
Fast forward to the present day where a real live “Ahmed Scissorhands” plies his trade in a tiny salon where he uses multiple scissors simultaneously to give cutting-edge haircuts.
Just 15 pairs of sharp blades coming down upon your head, no big deal.
Sadiq Ali, 33, is Lahore’s very own “Shearlock Combs,” whose sheer genius with the tools of his trade allows him to expertly wield 15 scissors at once to cut hair.
Not quite Johnny Depp, but his haircuts only cost $2.00. We’ll take it!
The scissors are regular-sized and Sadiq has regular-sized hands, as well. But he clips with all 15 at once to give what his regulars call the “spicy” haircut.
“They love the spicy haircut that I have invented. It is different from the usual cut because 15 scissors are used to trim the hair and once it is done, the hair comes out really neat and stylish.”
Ali culled his technique from Chinese hairdresser, Zedong Wang, who has a world record for using 10 scissors at once to do a haircut.
“I saw his act on internet was spellbound by his talent. He was unbelievable. I was (so) inspired by him that I decided to outdo him.”
Looks like Ali holds that world record now.
As well as a self-satisfied smirk to prove it.
Word of mouth and the local media helped build Ali’s business base, and he currently boasts of having major team cricket players like Inzamam-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, and cricket coach Mickey Arthur as regulars.
Pakistan national cricketers, Sohair Tanvir (left) and Hasdan Ali (right).
It wasn’t an easy road for Ali, however. Cutting hair with multiple scissors took quite some time and a lot of practice.
“It took me at least five years to hone up my skills. Holding eleven scissors in one hand was not an easy thing. They were heavy and it was difficult to make them work all at one time.”
Ali kept working on perfection.
Especially since he had to cut hulking former national cricketer, Younis Khan’s hair.
Slowly but surely, he got better. As all determined persons do who work towards their goals with singular focus. By 2011, he gave an 11-scissor haircut to one of his clients.
The rest, as they say, is scissors-tory.
Now, Ali’s tiny barbershop is a virtual hub of activity, and Ali is hard pressed to keep up with his growing clientele who queue outside everyday.
“Every day I get swarmed by customers but I restrict the number for the services to only 20 as I want to do my job perfectly.”
His unique barbering style even brings out-of-town cricket players who drop by for a haircut before leaving for their international tours.
“It feels good that everyone appreciates my hard work.”
Ali now has his sights set on setting the Guinness World Records for simultaneously wielding 16 scissors for a haircut.
‘We Are Too Young To See Someone Die’, Teens Convince Suicidal Man To Spare His Life
Two teenage boys saved a man from committing suicide as they held him tight, preventing him from jumping off a bridge.
Our life is a precious gift but there are some of us who go through difficult times and they just stop appreciating their existence. Suicide is very common among youths today who experience depressing problems that they believe they cannot solve. Luckily, there are people concerned enough to stop others from taking their lives, like these two teenage boys who saved a man from jumping off a bridge.
Two schoolboys, Haci Demir and George Sofioniou, were on their way home from an after-school -revision session at St Mary’s C of E High School in Cheshunt last Thursday when they witnessed something terrifying on the Paul Culley Bridge. They saw a man whose legs were already hanging off the side of the bridge, and they thought that he was just doing a stunt.
Two mid-school teens saved a man from almost taking his life.
Nepalese Woman Chases British Tourists With Stones After Complaining About Her Black Tea
A Nepalese vendor chased British tourists with paddle and stones after they complained about her black tea’s price.
Going on an adventure in a foreign country is an interesting activity that almost all of us put in our bucket lists. The new experiences must be worth taking note of and worth capturing that should be shared on social media. But while we are expecting a stress-free vacation, we should not eliminate the chances to have an unfortunate encounter.
A British tourist, who was enjoying her time discovering the mountainous Nepal, had a mad encounter with an angry local all because of a cup of tea. Gemma Wilson was then out for a day trek along the Annapurna Circuit with her teen stepson. Exhausted, they then decided to stop by a tea house to buy refreshments.
This Nepalese vendor chased two British tourists who complained about her black tea being overpriced.
White Glamour Model Spends $67K On Cosmetic Surgery To Become Black
Martina Big says she’s now a “proud owner of black skin.”
Beauty comes in all colors, sizes, and shapes but sometimes, the color of the skin defines the standards of beauty for some people. Those who have dark complexion may feel that they need to go lighter to be appreciated. Those who have white skin may want to have a darker-colored complexion as they consider it beautiful. One German model decided to go for the latter that she spent almost $70,000 to achieve it.
Martina Big spent a total of around $67,000 in cosmetic surgery to enhance her breasts, which is now US Size 70, and color her skin dark with tanning injections so she can identify as a black woman.