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Scissoring with ?fire?

MOHAMMAD MANSOOR Mateen has a passion to do something different. This time his innovativeness involves something that requires courage to experiment. He has learnt a method to ?style? out hair not by gel or scissors but by fire!

india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 01:41 IST

MOHAMMAD MANSOOR Mateen has a passion to do something different. This time his innovativeness involves something that requires courage to experiment. He has learnt a method to ‘style’ out hair not by gel or scissors but by fire!

The spiky style of Aamir Khan in ‘Rang De Basanti’ or the taping style or the Italian style or the Turki style, this consummate hair-cutter knows where and how the flame is to be used for cutting.

“While candles have been used earlier by some barbers, my method using fire is probably for the first time in the country,” he claims.

Bhopal-born Mansoor works in a salon in Saudi Arabia. His family has been in this business since ages. “I always wanted to do something different from the others”, he says reminiscing on how a client in Saudi Arabia, where he works, motivated him to experiment on cutting hair with fire.

“After mulling over it for one and a half year, I finally showed the practical technique to my father and he was amazed”, he told the Hindustan Times.

Outlining the method he said the cutting is done using scissors and comb in one hand only. A sticking cap with several pores is then put on the head and the hair is made to pull out of the pores. After sealing the pores, a spray is sprinkled followed by ignition with a lighter.

And now Mansoor is planning to get himself registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.

First Published: Mar 15, 2006 01:41 IST