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How is this Palestinian barber using fire to style hair?

He covers the client’s hair in flammable powders and liquid before setting it on fire

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Palestine’s electricity shortages have not prevented one innovative barber doing his work - he’s decided to do things differently, by using flames to straighten hair, Indian daily Mid-Day reported.

Power cuts led Southern Gaza Strip-based Ramdan Edwan, 37, to adopt this technique instead of using blow-dryer or hair straighteners.

A client sits in a hair salon as barber Ramadan Edwan performs a technique that utilises fire to straighten his hair, in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP
A client sits in a hair salon as barber Ramadan Edwan performs a technique that utilises fire to straighten his hair, in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017. MAHMUD HAMS / AFP

He covers the client’s hair in flammable powders and liquid before setting it on fire, the report added.

He then styles the hair with a comb through the flames until he achieves the perfect look.

A client sits in a hair salon after barber Ramadan Edwan performed a technique that utilises fire to straighten his hair, in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017.  AFP
A client sits in a hair salon after barber Ramadan Edwan performed a technique that utilises fire to straighten his hair, in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017. AFP

This talented barber isn’t the first to use a fire technique for styling hair, a barber was recently featured in the news using similar methods in Madrid, Spain.

Ramadan Edwan, a Palestinian barber, uses fire in a hair-straightening technique with a client at his salon in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017.
Ramadan Edwan, a Palestinian barber, uses fire in a hair-straightening technique with a client at his salon in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 1, 2017.