WATCH: This barber is going viral with a rather unique hair cutting technique with sheep shears
The video of a Kildare man cutting hair with a pair of sheep shears has turned the grand master barber into a celebrity.
A barber for 33 years, Paul McGann has been cutting hair at the Grand Master Barber Shop in Kildare town for over two decades.
However, he recently became better known throughout the country and wider world when a video of him using sheep shears to cut a customer’s hair went viral.
“A farming family comes into me, and they were messing one day when they presented me with their fathers sheep shears and they said ‘I bet you couldn’t cut hair with them,’” McGann told Independent.ie
I just said ‘I can cut hair with anything’. We joked. I tried, and I could do it. So then they presented me with two new sheep shears, and I’ve been using them since.”
“I wouldn’t use it on every head, but if I have a huge head of hair, I can bring it down slightly thick to get a good cut on it. It went from messing, to becoming a useful tool.”
The video has since received millions of views on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram, and has made Paul something of a local celebrity.
“It’s crazy. When I’m out now, I have people pointing at me and coming up me. That’s crazy, because I’m just a normal guy.”