Mr. Wang, novelty hairstylist!

June 1, 2009

Great news for you chicks who want someone using razor-sharp scissors on your neck and head while balanced upside-down!

Meet Wang Xiaoyu, who has more years of experience at kung fu than at barbering, something I myself look for in a stylist.

Wang is trying to attract more customers by cutting hair while doing a headstand. I’m not making this up.

I happen to think he’s onto something smart, judging from the stuff I hear women saying to each other.

“Hey Ann, you still going to Jean-Pierre?”

“No, he stands upright all the time and just styles hair. What’s the fun in that?”

“I hear you! I’m looking for a guy to cut my hair while riding a unicycle, or maybe while sitting in a vibrating chair.”

“I know, girlfriend! I’m looking for a stylist who’s blindfolded, or at least upside-down. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

“Yes! Wang! Wang! Grab your head-bandages and let’s go!”

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Wang Xiaoyu, 35, gives a model a haircut while standing on his head near his barbershop in Changsha, Hunan Province May 22, 2009. Wang, a barber of 15 years, has had 18 years of training in kung fu. REUTERS/ Stringer

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Finally! After all the fashion blogs lately, you’ve finally got one here that will truly turn the fashion world on its head!

here they cant even cut my hair standing up as I wanted, I can’t imagine him doing it upside-down! would be a total disaster

Posted by caglar | Report as abusive

There goes my idea about having the customer hang upside down while I remained upright.

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

Won’t all the cut ends end up in Mr. Wang’s nostrils?

Hey Bill(2 posts up), that idea has already been done. There were hair stylists who were cutting their clients hair as the clients hung upside down – using gravity boots.

Posted by some guy | Report as abusive

Interesting way to cut there. Must get a video of me doing that!

There’s a ‘blood rushing’ joke somewhere around here. Think, Shawn. Haircut… Rushing blood… Pretty girl… Mr. Wang… THINK!

Wait. That’s Sudoku on NYTimes.com!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive