Barber of Serbia snips Messi ‘headshot’ for WC fans

AFP | Published: 00:58, Jun 14,2018

 
 

Looking for a new haircut to celebrate the World Cup in style? A hairdresser is clipping ‘portraits’ of stars Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo onto the back of heads in soccer-made Serbia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rein as he shaves and snips away on a headshot ‘hair tattoo’ in his Novi Sad salon ahead of Thursday’s World Cup kick-off. It all began nine years ago, he says, with a suggestion to a customer, ‘to do something different’. That ended with a tarantula sculpted with a cut-throat razor into the hair on the back of the man’s head. And it’s turned into something of a local fashion in Serbia’s second largest city Novi Sad. ‘The portraits are the most complex when doing the ‘hair tattoos’,’ Hvala told AFP. ‘It takes five to seven hours.’

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