Philippines breaks Guinness Book of World Records for HaircuttingPosted on May 14th, 2012 under Art & Living Achievements
Hair stylist work together for the record [photo courtesy Reyes Haircutters via ABS-CBN News]
The Philippines made it again to the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday this time for the most consecutive haircuts by a team.
Organizers of the Gupitang Bayan Para sa Kabuhayan announced in a statement that the project was able to give haircuts to 388 men in Valenzuela City.
The previous world record was set by a team of eight hairstylists from the Gatsby Salon in Green Brook, New Jersey, who gave 246 haircuts in eight hours on March 7, 2001.
To demolish the record by the Americans, 10 hairstylists from Newsbarbers and Reyes Haircutters agreed to team up and give consecutive haircuts for three hours – from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — to customers ranging from a 2-year-old boy to senior citizens.
The project was organized by former Surigao governor Robert “Ace” Barbers.
Barbers stressed that the Gupitan Bayan project was not just to set a world record but to provide free hair-cutting training to Valenzuela residents.