Curly girls will go to great lengths for a great haircut, but this stylist has taken his trade to a whole new level. Scissors are so 2015, Spanish hair stylist Alberto Olmedo prefers to use medieval weapons such as swords, flames, and... claws?
His reason for employing these tools: to be more exact.
"Hairstylists always cut one side and then the other, and one side is always a bit different from the other... Even if it is only a little bit." He has a fair point, as curly girls we have had our fair share of botched haircuts that are drastically uneven at times. So far, we like what Olmedo has to say. He goes on to explain that "The only way to do it in an exact mathematical way is to cut both sides simultaneously." Olmedo proceeds to start slicing randomly into a woman's hair, creating many different lengths, and setting large sections of hair on fire.
The only way to do it in an exact mathematical way is to cut both sides simultaneously
Now we recently delved into the "candle method," also known as velaterapia, in which stylists use flames to remove split ends from their clients' hair. Stylists take a small section of hair and twist it, then use the flame to remove the damaged pieces and flyaways that are sticking out of the twist. Celebrity hairstylist Anh Co Tran says “Of course, playing with fire certainly comes with a risk, and shouldn't be a DIY move, it takes major control, which can be hard... if you don't stop it on time, you may take off more [hair] than you wanted." As terrifying as velaterapia sounds, it is infinitely more precise than Olmedo's method. Watch the video and be amazed.
While we have our doubts, the proof is in the curly pudding - how do the resulting haircuts look? You can take a look for yourself. As Olmedo says, "Sometimes you have to use a bit of your imagination to get positive results."
Watch the full awe-inspiring video for yourself.