Furious Customer Pins Down Barber And Shaves His Head

The familiar pain of a bad haircut is something everyone can relate to. Most of us say a polite 'thanks, I love it' and shuffle off home. Not this guy though:

Having shown his barber a photo of how he wanted his hair in advance, a Chinese man - known only by the surname 'Chen' - became furious with the end result, and ended up pinning the errant stylist into a chair to shave his head.

The incident, which was captured on CCTV, shows the customer become increasingly angry, even showing other clients the image of the haircut he wanted. He then gets physical with the barber, known as 'Li', forcing him into a chair and shouting 'sit down, sit down' at him.

Chen goes on to make Li face the mirror and begins shaving chunks off the barber's hair - with the helpless Li only able to watch the reflection of the bizarre scenes.

Shocked customers looked on as Li had an impromptu haircut. Credit: PearVideo
Shocked customers looked on as Li had an impromptu haircut. Credit: PearVideo

According to Chinese video news site Pear Video, Chen was subsequently detained by police.

He told officers: "I forced him to sit in a chair, he tried to get away but I pulled him back into the seat."

While many social media users saw the funny side of the incident, some felt sorry for the innocent barber.

One user on Chinese microblogging site Weibo said: "Sometimes my hairdresser drives me insane. I think we all have a love-hate relationship with our barbers."

Another commented: "No matter what the hair stylist did to you hair, it's still not right to get violent. He should have demanded a refund instead."

"I understand his frustration, but it's still a little extreme," a third person wrote.

Chen showed other customers the photo of what he had originally wanted. Credit: PearVideo
Chen showed other customers the photo of what he had originally wanted. Credit: PearVideo

Poor Li.

It seems there's something of a trend at present when it comes to hairdressers and unhappy customers. Earlier this week we saw the story of Jessica Bray, who took legal action after she was left with what she described as a 'mullet'.

After visiting her stylist for over 12 years for the same treatment, she was shocked to see that on one recent occasion, the bleach had left her hair so brittle and damaged that it fell out. Jessica then took the salon to a tribunal where she asked for £16,000 in damages, including costs for a $1,000 wig she was forced to buy, as well as compensation for the emotional trauma of being left with such short hair.

Featured Image Credit: PearVideo

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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