What do you get when you cross Edward Scissorhands with a mini blowtorch and add in some interpretive dance skills?
Well, besides a rather impressive display of pyrotechnics, you've got yourself ... Alberto Olmedo. He's a real barber who owns a real hair salon in Madrid. And yes, he really does cut hair with samurai swords and fire and Wolverine-esque scissor tools.
But this isn't the careful, painstaking business you'd expect someone wielding giant blades to dole out. Olmedo goes at his client with great gusto, quickly chopping away at this or that in what looks like an ancient, super-speed rain dance.
"What we are going to do now is cut the hair at a temperature of 1300 degrees," he calmly informs the camera in a video posted to YouTube by Ruptly TV.
As for the people in the barber chair? From the looks of it, they're cool with the whole Jack-Sparrow-meets-Demon-Barber-of-Fleet-Street thing. Perhaps they're reassured by the soothing sounds of Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Ne-Yo that fill the salon and help bring the whole routine back to the 21st century.
Plus, split ends got nothin' on fire swords.
"It's a bit medieval," Olmedo admits in another video posted by AJ+. Still, he swears by his method, stating that it's the only way to get "positive results." Other hairdresses cut one side at a time, he declares, but as any sword-wielding hair guru knows, "the only way to do it in an exact mathematical way is to cut both sides simultaneously."
There's no way we're paying for anything less than an exact mathematical 'do. Sign us up.