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Russia: A cut above – would you get your hair cut in a hot air balloon?01:27

Russia: A cut above – would you get your hair cut in a hot air balloon?

Russian Federation, Yekaterinburg
July 5, 2016 at 17:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

A hairdresser from Yekaterinburg is taking his profession to new heights by offering a few of his brave clients a haircut in a hot air balloon, as he displayed in the area on Tuesday.

Seven-time champion and a member of the Russia’s hairdressing team Dmitri Metelev, started offering the service a year ago, promoting it as a "A haircut in the clouds: a good chance to challenge yourself."

Although he offers a trim at an altitude of up to 2000 metres (6561,68 feet) he admitted: "I am a bit afraid of heights but at the same time my profession calms me down."

The first volunteer was his regular Danil Beloborodov, who said he has trusted Dmitri with his hairstyle for more than ten years. Danil thoroughly enjoyed the experience saying "it feels great, much better than in a barber shop. I recommend it to everyone." The whole process took no more than 15 minutes and according to the master stylist he hoped the experience would “draw attention to our profession.”

Russia: A cut above – would you get your hair cut in a hot air balloon?01:27
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A hairdresser from Yekaterinburg is taking his profession to new heights by offering a few of his brave clients a haircut in a hot air balloon, as he displayed in the area on Tuesday.

Seven-time champion and a member of the Russia’s hairdressing team Dmitri Metelev, started offering the service a year ago, promoting it as a "A haircut in the clouds: a good chance to challenge yourself."

Although he offers a trim at an altitude of up to 2000 metres (6561,68 feet) he admitted: "I am a bit afraid of heights but at the same time my profession calms me down."

The first volunteer was his regular Danil Beloborodov, who said he has trusted Dmitri with his hairstyle for more than ten years. Danil thoroughly enjoyed the experience saying "it feels great, much better than in a barber shop. I recommend it to everyone." The whole process took no more than 15 minutes and according to the master stylist he hoped the experience would “draw attention to our profession.”

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