A barber based in Kolhapur uses gold scissors for first customer after salons reopen in Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government gave salons a green signal to start operations, after being shut for over three months. A 52-year-old barber, in Kolhapur, decided to celebrate this news in a very unique manner.
Scissors of gold
The barber used a pair of gold scissors for his first customer after the Maharashtra government allowed reopening of salons and parlours. Rambhau Sankpal, who owns a salon in Kolhapur, around 250 kilometres from Pune, welcomed his first customer by cutting his hair with a pair of gold scissors.
Unique form of expression
“We somehow managed to cope with the situation. Since the state government has now permitted reopening of salons, there was overall happiness on the faces of my fellow salon owners and I decided to express it in a unique way. I used the gold scissors to cut the hair of my first customer just to express the happiness my trade people are experiencing and to celebrate the reopening up the business” the 52-year-old barber said.
He added that he used his previous savings to buy the pair of gold scissors weighing ten tola. He said the scissors made from precious metal are in great demand at mundan ceremony of newborn babies.
The salon owner said that he is taking the necessary precautions, as mandated by the government, while providing services to his customers, such as wearing face masks and sanitising hands regularly. He added that the seats are sanitised before and after the customers use them.