A video has gone viral of a barber seemingly giving a customer a bit of a lapdance while she trims his hair.
It’s an interesting move, and one that’s definitely done for the benefit of the haircut, not for the benefit of social media, obviously.
To be honest, I’d find it a bit distracting as I’m getting a short back and sides to then be straddled by my barber. I prefer my haircuts like I like my weekends – no physical contact and as little conversation as possible.
It’s hard to tell whether this customer is enjoying his haircut though, as he keeps a very straight face throughout the ordeal.
The new qualified barber, Penny Lee, takes to customer Mike Ruga’s fringe with 100 per cent professionalism and complete respect for the art of barbering.
As she will undoubtedly have been taught in barbering college, she straddles the customers in order to get closer to his fringe, so she can really get that fade right.
All this is done wearing the correct hairdressers uniform of high-waisted pants, fishnet stockings and high heels.
The customer, Mike, shared the video on his Instagram page, saying:
Gettin a cut by my favourite barber… ladies, you’d be cool with ya man gettin a cut by her?
Check it out:
Meanwhile the barber, Penny, posted the video saying ‘Just got my barbers license… Shoutout to @mikeruga for being my first customer’.
Mike replied saying: ‘Thanks for the cut! I’mm coming back tomorrow’. Well it was her first day Mike, she’s not going to be spot on right away. Hairdressing – like any profession, really – takes time to perfect, 10,000 hours practice and all that. So go easy when you pop back for a touch up.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.