A hipster hairdresser has created cutting edge styles for clients by using paint brushes to construct intricate works of art on people’s heads – including a tomato.
Trick Store in Osaka, Japan, creates the “shave art” by trimming patterns into punters’ heads and using dye to create the colourful cuts.
Artist Hiro, who is known as The Epic Hair Artist, has so far made colourful styles based on a tomato, lizard, ladybug, goldfish, pineapple and many more.
He uses three different sized razors to cut locks and the artist says he simply creates the styles by responding to his client’s requests.
Hiro has since been invited to both China and Korea as a lecturer so he can give advice on how to create whacky hairstyles “that have a punch”.
He said: “We do special hair styles and natural ones, whatever you want really.
“We get a lot of different types of people coming here. Some like really flashy styles, while others are into street styles.
“I started doing shaver art when a client asked for one. I’ll do anything, from a tomato to a pineapple, or a goldfish.
“It’s not about whether or not it’s possible. Our stance is that if the client wants to give it a try, then so will we.”
One of Hiro’s well known creations is the tomato style he created where he even cut and dyed a section of the choppy bob green so it resembled the tomato’s stalk.
He explained how he uses different sizes of shaver to get the intricate shapes the clients are after.
Hiro said: “Since a regular shaver is so thick, we use a thinner pencil type as well as a medium type.
“We pair that with the regular one for our three tool combo.”
Hiro then uses a paint brush to spread dye onto sections of the hair to give each colourful look detail.
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