Blindfolded Haircutting by Gas Lighter

Hair cut by fire

Nilesh Babulal Parekh

Nilesh Babulal Parekh (born on November 4, 1973) cuts and styles hair by igniting it with a gas lighter, with his eyes blindfolded. His clientele hold the view that this style is better than cutting hair with scissors since hair ends don’t split. On April 9, 2006, he achieved a memorable feat by trimming and styling the hair of 76 people – men, women and children – in 4 hours 40 minutes, starting at 5.35 p.m. and ending at 10.15 pm at Palival Vatika (Ahmedabad). He claims to have cut hair in this manner of almost 1,000 women, but the most amazing thing is that no one has ever suffered any burn injury.