Pictures in Your Hair – level 3
A salon owner and hairdresser in Sao Paolo, Brazil, etches famous portraits onto his client’s heads. He has been carving profiles of the famous onto the sides and backs of heads for about a year or so.
He says that his works makes him really happy, especially when he inspires young people to want to know about cutting hair just as Neymar, whose face he often etches, inspires people to get into soccer.
When it comes to cutting famous faces, the hairdresser starts with a regular hair clipper that he uses to cut the image freehand without any stencilling. He does this by simply looking at an image, either from a piece of paper or a smartphone. Once the basic outline is there, he carefully uses a razorblade to cut in the more detailed elements.
If a client wants, he can also add elements of colour. One of the images that he has done include hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, Jesus Christ, and even a replica of Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’.
Difficult words: etch (cut into something to make a picture),freehand (make by using your hand), stencilling (using an image to trace or fill in), element (a part), replica (a copy).
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