Japan barber offers 'crazy' haircuts for the year end
2:49pm EST - 01:24
One unconventional barber shop in Tokyo is offering free 'crazy' hair cuts to customers who are not afraid of a total makeover ahead of their year-end parties. Roselle Chen reports.
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One unconventional barber shop in Tokyo is offering free but drastic makeover haircuts for the holiday season - for those daring enough to take the snip.
The barber's chair at the Snickers Hungry Barber in Omotesando, the avant-garde fashion district of Tokyo, serves up mohawks, patchwork cuts and crazy dye jobs to coincide with the holidays.
Set up as part of a promotional event for chocolate bar company Snickers, spokeswoman Takako Watanabe says many people have taken advantage of the haircuts.
SOUNDBITE: Takako Watanabe, Mars Japan spokeswoman, saying (Japanese):
"It's the Christmas season, and many of our customers say they want to cheer up their parties or make themselves stand out in the crowd."
Takashi Tanaka, nicknamed "Crazy, is one of two barbers at the shop. He hopes he can provide some fun to stressed-out Japanese.
SOUNDBITE: Takashi Tanaka, barber, saying (Japanese):
"There is not much happy news these days due to the recession, so I hope people will have some fun at least with their hair styles so that they enjoy being fashionable."
More than 60 people underwent their transformation at the barber shop over the course of six days.
Thanks to the unexpected success of the free haircuts, Snickers says it expects to resume the campaign -- which ended on December 21 -- sometime soon.
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