Ramadan Edwan, a barber in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza strip, uses a small flame thrower on his customers' hair (video below).
Edwan explained the process of "fire barbing" to RT.com's RUPTLY TV:
The idea of fire barbing is old here and we used it for shaving the ear and cheeks. We used this idea for a very long time and with increased experience, we became better.
It has many benefits for the hair and it's good for blood circulation. It also feeds hair and protects the root of it and -- in a circular way -- for the protection of hair oils. The degree of temperature expands the follicles.
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In Madrid, Spain, Alberto Olmedo uses fire and swords to style hair.
The barber explained his technique to AJ+ News in December 2015:
Hairstylists usually cut one side and then the other. And one side is always a bit different from the other. Even if it is only a little bit, the only way to do it in an exact mathematical way is to cut both sides simultaneously.
I'm practically using primitive tools. Fire, swords. It's a bit medieval. Sometimes you have to use a bit of your imagination to get positive results.
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In November 2016, a Twitter user posted a picture of her dog Wembley's unusual haircut, which went viral, UPI reported at the time.
"My mom just RUINED my dog and she literally said 'he wanted to keep it long on the top' I am devastated," Martin wrote in her caption.
Wembley had most of his shaggy hair cut short except for the curly hair on his head, which some Twitter users found funny, while others thought it was abusive.
Martin tried to calm the storm with more tweets:
Disclaimer: it was funny and I'm not actually upset about it. There are worse things in the world and his hair will grow back.
It is also not animal abuse to give a dog a haircut, our dogs are treated like royalty.
Wembley is the best dog in the world. Fluffy or Fieri.