Cutting Hair with Fire Is an Art Like No Other

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Stylists may always be searching for new ways to tackle your mane, but some old-school barbers are doing their best to keep the classic techniques around. That includes Franco Bompieri who cuts hair with fire. Yep, FIRE!

Franco Bompieri owns Antica Barbieria Colla, the last of the traditional barber shops in Milan. There, they cut hair with candles. Why? It makes the hair fuller, and according to Franco, stops it from falling out. Franco admits he is from a different era, but still believes the old ways are the best.