‘The hair is the first thing that comes to mind’: A hairdressing salon’s owner’s tips
A haberdasher in the southern city of Chennai, the first of its kind in India, has opened its doors for free for those who want to get their hands on a piece of hair.
The owner, Rishi, is so passionate about hair that he has even started a Facebook page where customers can buy hair to cut.
“We will not sell you hair.
We will only give you a cut,” he said, adding that he would offer a special haircut for the hairdresses who come to the shop.
The salon is open for a limited time only.
Rishi said that the hair in the salon is usually made in small batches and the owners had not been able to get any new hair for a while.
“It was just that they didn’t have enough money for the new hair.
They couldn’t afford it,” he told The Times.”
I wanted to open a salon in Chennai but I had to sell my home.
So I came here.”
In an attempt to expand the business, he has been selling his old hairdryers for Rs 50,000 ($6,300) and has opened his own salon, where customers get to choose from a range of haircuts, from simple to complex.
He has also started a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise money to pay for the costs of the new hairdriders.