Breaking a taboo: An all-Omani barber shop

Daily Oman

3 months   ago


Motivated by Barbershop , an American satire film (2002), a gathering of youthful Omanis have taken up hairdressing as a calling to demonstrate that they wouldn't fret taking up any activity professionally. Furthermore, through this move, they would like to set a case for other Omani adolescents as well. 

Driven by Qais al Kindi, Ques Barber Shop in Al Hail, Seeb is a family-run business. 

Kindi stated, "The motion picture is my motivation. It spins around public activity at a barbershop in Chicago, US. In the wake of viewing the motion picture, I understood this is the thing that I need to do. I thought it was an incredible plan to break the unthinkable of functioning as a hair stylist in Oman." 

Kindi said that it took some time for him to gain proficiency with the artistic work of hair cutting, shaving, facial treatment or head knead before he at long last chose to begin the business. "I took in the subtle strategies. When I was sufficiently certain, I chose to set up a salon with the help of my siblings and sister. My greatest help has been my sister, who runs a ladies' salon." 

Kindi completed a touch of research and found this was his opportunity to turned into the main Omani to run a hair parlor. "Omanis used to be stylists during the 1970s. It is no disgrace to be a hair stylist. Today, I and my other colleague, Shaikhan al Yaarubi, are the main Omani stylists." 

He said that he is preparing different young people to do likewise. "I am overpowered by the help of my family and companions and the business is progressing admirably. In future, we intend to move to a greater spot and open branches also. In the event that Omanis are happy to learn, I am prepared to help them." 

On what makes his hair salon unique in relation to other people, Kindi stated, "Most importantly, it is controlled by Omanis. Our shop is a decent spot to hang out like it's in the Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson-starrer Barbershop film. Clients can sit and mingle, or watch coordinates on a TV or simply get together with companions. It's a blend for various societies." 

About the rates, Kindi stated, "The rates are sensible. For instance, a facial hair shave or trim is RO1.5 and hair style ranges from RO2-2.5 relying upon the sort. All the hardware I use are from the US. The prepping items that we use are natural and arranged by my sister." 

Kindi's accomplice Shaikhan al Yaarubi, who is a confirmed hair stylist with five-year involvement in the UK, stated, "This is my obsession. I adore carrying out this responsibility. Hair cutting or trimming is a workmanship. It is a calling that can't be undermined. There is no disgrace in doing this work. There are numerous fit Omanis and I am certain they can do this work too." 

Yaarubi included that Ques Barber Shop is no conventional shop but instead a spot to learn and gain. "Omanis have a great deal of ability. They simply need preparing."

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