On the lookout for a brand new haircut to have a good time the World Cup in model? A hairdresser is clipping ‘portraits’ of stars Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo onto the again of heads in soccer-made Serbia. Mario Hvala offers his creativity free rein as he shaves and snips away on a headshot “hair tattoo” in his Novi Unhappy salon forward of Thursday’s World Cup kick-off. All of it started 9 years in the past, he says, with a suggestion to a buyer, “to do one thing completely different”. That ended with a tarantula sculpted with a cut-throat razor into the hair on the again of the person’s head. And it is became one thing of a neighborhood vogue in Serbia’s second largest metropolis Novi Unhappy.
“The portraits are essentially the most advanced when doing the ‘hair tattoos’,” Hvala advised AFP.
“It takes 5 to seven hours.”
With Serbia certified for the World Cup in Russia, Hvala hit on the thought of “drawing” the faces of the world’s high two soccer gamers for followers.
“Once I made Ronaldo’s portrait I bought many constructive feedback and other people had been amazed,” the 35-year-old mentioned.
Nevertheless, he admits that “hair tatoo” purchasers typically appeal to curious glances from passers-by or requests for photographs.
And maybe that is the entire level.
A traditional trim on the salon prices 1,000 dinars (eight euros, 9.5 US ), however the full portrait is priced 150 euros.
For Sreten Pantic, 35, who selected Ronaldo, and Aleksa Maricevic, 27, who opted for Messi, Hvala labored freed from cost, for promotional functions.
“That is the second time I am having a hair tattoo accomplished,” Maricevic mentioned.
“The primary one was of Russian President Vladimir Putin.”