Stylist That Cuts Hair With Fire, Samurai Swords, Talons

December 7, 2015


Holy shit, I should have just taken my chances at Supercuts. -- that lady

This is a video of Madrid salon owner Alberto Olmedo demonstrating some of his unorthodox styling practices, including burning hair with a blowtorch (I love that smell so much I don't have any hair on my arms), wielding dual samurai swords, and razor talons. No word how many haircuts have turned into accidental blood-lettings. Per the hair artiste himself:

Hairdressers usually cut one side and then the other. And they are always a bit different from the other, even if it's only a little bit. The only way to do it in an exact mathematical way is to cut both sides simultaneously. ...Sometimes you have to use a bit of your imagination to achieve positive results.

Aaaaaaah, Alberto cuts hair the EXACT MATHEMATICAL WAY. That makes a lot of sense. Still, if rich people are willing to pay for stuff like this, I'm more than willing to open my own salon and grab some of that cash. Well hello, ma'am, and what can I do for you today? Just a trim and a blow out? No problem. And any preference whether I use my nunchucks or bow-and-arrow? Wait -- I've got just the thing, let me gas up the tank.

Keep going for a video of Alberto giving Vidal Sassoon a run for his money.

  • SkinbyrdChris

    What a hack

  • JJtoob

    Excuse me while I go try these techniques on my pubes.

  • Bling Nye

    "How the fuck can I claim swords, talons, blowtorches and the like as 'business expense' tax write-offs? ......................................hmmm."

  • shashi

    Translation: "... for the genuine 'just escaped from a serial killer' look that is so hot this time of year"

  • MustacheHam

    These are certainly interesting techniques...

    I'm just glad he's a cosmetologist...and not a doctor.

  • JJtoob

    Well, he hasn't decapitated anyone with those swords yet, so I think he could be a surgeon.

  • dlb


  • Andyman7714

    Hairspray and fire. Yeah, there's a good combo.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Learn this lesson, kids: If you are providing goods or services for customers in a highly competitive environment, the market will sometimes rewards stupid gimmicks! Many times, the stupider the gimmick, the more lucrative!

    (That's why Nathan Fielder, the hilarious "Nathan For You" tv show guy is one of my heroes)


  • Billy Avenue

    Nathan For You is pure genius! and you just reminded me that I haven't watched season 2 yet :)

  • Jenness

    His own hair looks like crap and really, so did all the "afters" of the poor women.

    Hair that is singed is old school. They used to use fire for 100's of years because filthy hair that is cut into pieces and then not washed off or brushed off quickly can cause skin infections for those who don't have access to clean water, etc. Also, it's a good preventative for split ends. They have barbers in the Waldorf Astoria that singe hair to this day because it's considered "healthier".

    But the way he does it, not twirling and then using a pure smoke-less candle but that blowtorch which uses chemicals - and the "math", is BS and sketchy as hell.

  • Brainiac113

    Actually, fire isn't a good preventative for split ends. Heat damages hair horribly. When the most burnt bits crumble off, the bits that aren't quite burnt enough to crumble will be what's exposed, and will fray.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I'm imagine the blowtorch fumes would be safer to breathe than candle soot.

    Anyway, of course this guy's hair looks like crap. Mechanics drive shitty cars. Computer techs own shitty computers. Landscapers have shitty landscaping at their own houses. This guy messes with hair all day so he doesn't want to do his own.

    Also I think he just uses his job as an excuse to buy more swords and torches.

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