Female haircuts are a trend in India that has come a long way since the days of traditional female hairstyles.
These hairstyles are increasingly being worn by young women and their girlfriends and the trend has started spreading in Europe and Asia.
The haircut, on the other hand, is still seen by many as a form of male-dominated masculinity, with many women opting for a simple cut with no bra.
In fact, many Indian men have also been taking the male style of haircut more seriously.
A survey conducted by the Institute of Development Studies in 2016 found that only 15 per cent of Indian men and 18 per cent women prefer to cut their hair short, while 47 per cent prefer to have a full beard.
The study also revealed that, out of all the male hairstyles, men were more likely to have one-inch length on their hair and a full, straight beard than the women.
According to a report by the World Economic Forum, there are around 1.3 billion Indian men who are interested in being men and a whopping 17 per cent are looking to become a barber.
These men tend to prefer men-friendly haircuts.
A majority of these men are also the men who have already made the transition to being men in their 20s.
The survey showed that in India, almost half of the men (47 per cent) are looking for a haircut and this trend has continued even after a change in the law that introduced bra-free days.
Barber, barber, groom, barbershopBarber shop has a name but the haircut is really a haircut, said one man in a barbers shop in Delhi.
His name is Rakesh, but the name has changed several times in the past decade.
Rakesh was looking for the best barbers in Delhi, which is one of the best-performing cities in India.
The barbershops that he frequents are located in different parts of Delhi and he knows that if he doesn’t find the barbers that suits his taste, he would prefer to go somewhere else.
His main concern is getting the haircut that suits him best.
His favourite barbers are Rakeshi, Raju, Manoj, Bhai, Manish and Suresh.
Barbershop owner Manoj Sharma says that the barber has always been in the business for himself, and he has always preferred a straight haircut.
“He has always wanted to be the most professional barber in Delhi and his career has always depended on his hair and beard.
He used to work for a few years before he decided to start his own business and he is now in a good place,” said Manoj.
The barber’s job is not only about cutting the hair of the customer, he also provides haircuts to the clients as well.
“He does not have to do anything on the premises, but it is his passion,” said Rakeshs father.
Manoj said that he often finds that the clients who visit his shop do not like the haircut.
“They usually tell me that the haircuts don’t look great.
But we know that we are doing something right and that they are looking forward to our service,” he said.
A barber is not just about cutting a customer’s hair.
It also serves as a platform for a bari-shopping experience for the bari, said Rani Sureshu, a member of the Bari Shops Association.
A bari is a person who enjoys a particular style of bari and he will also shop there, said Sureshus.