Local barbers give haircuts to most unexpected of customers

Local barbers give haircuts to most unexpected of customers
PHOTO: Facebook/The Golden Ruler Barber Co.

"One of the craziest VIP House Call ever."

That is exactly what happened to the folks from The Golden Rule Barber Co. They received an invitation from the Argentinian football team to give them haircuts at the Fullerton Hotel, where the team was staying while in Singapore.

They were first contacted by footballer Paulo Dybala through Instagram.

A screengrab of the invitation from Paulo.Photo: Facebook/The Golden Rule Barber Co.

“One of the players, (Paulo) Dybala, messaged us on our Instagram page, and the management didn’t see the message. We never replied the message,” Muhammad Fauzee, a barber with The Golden Rule Barber Co, told Channel NewsAsia.

They only found out when they received a phone call from the Argentine team asking about their whereabouts.

While they initially thought that it was a misunderstanding, they finally understood the request for haircuts after some clarification.

The barbers went to the Fullerton Hotel at 10.30pm and gave haircuts to Guido Rodriguez, Manuel Lanzini, Joaquin Correa and Leondro Parades, according to The Straits Times.

The owner of The Golden Rule Barber Co., Santo Yani told The Straits Times that they were star-struck. Being football fans, they recognised them almost immediately.

"We didn't manage to interact much with them, all they said was, 'Good job and thank you', and they smiled a lot," Yani added.

Photo: Facebook/ The Golden Rule Barber Co.

The barbers gave the haircuts free-of-charge. However, in exchange, they were offered six to seven Argentinian kits, in which one was signed by Di Maria.

While the management forbade the barbers from taking pictures, the team graciously offered to take pictures with them instead before leaving.

With what little they had, the barbers came up with a short video showing their experience.

After all, it's not everyday when you give haircuts to such famous celebrities.

The Argentinian team was in town for a friendly match against Singapore.

akosasi@sph.com.sg

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