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Barber doles out “balding man” haircut as punishment to misbehaving kids

June 1st, 2020

Do you think all the quarantine haircuts that are making the rounds on social media are bad? Well, you should be really glad you’re not a kid!

Years before the coronavirus even showed up on our radar, a barber in suburban Atlanta became well-known for giving terrible haircuts. Only, he was doing it on purpose!

If you have a son that hasn’t been on his best behavior while playing house during the outbreak, it might be time to make an appointment with Russell Frederick.

His world-famous “balding man” haircut makes little boys look like really old dudes!

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Russell has a strange way of attracting clientele to the A-1 Kutz barbershop in Atlanta, Georgia, where he cuts hair for a living.

On a good day, a typical client of his will come in for a regular haircut or beard trim.

They may even end up with a ‘do like this. Even the surly expression on this boy’s face looks totally normal, right?

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However, on a “bad” day, when your kid has been acting particularly naughty, you can request the “Benjamin Button Special.”

It’ll magically transform any normal-looking little boy into a grandpa with male-pattern hair loss!

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The character of Benjamin Button, played by Brad Pitt back 2008, ages in reverse in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

But when you walk into Russell’s barbershop, the opposite is true! On his Instagram page, Russell says:

“*ATTENTION PARENTS* if u have a son that wanna act grown I will give EM this grown man haircut for FREE…”

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This isn’t just about shaving someone’s head until he’s bald. Youn men do that all the time, and sometimes it’s even sexy!

But, the Benjamin Button Special involves a strategic shave down the center of the head that leaves a shiny bald patch behind!

A close shave around the crown of the head completes the dreaded “going bald” look that so many men try, and mostly fail, to cover up.

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This isn’t exactly a dream come true, but that’s because it’s not supposed to be.

Russell started giving these haircuts as a form of “punishment” to his own son, because whipping out the belt to dole out discipline is sort of frowned upon these days.

Russell sees it differently, however, and told The Washington Post:

“There are a few people that are saying it’s emotional abuse; but on average, everyone is applauding the mother that brought the child in — and applauding me as well.”

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Russell’s 12-year-old son, Rushawn, received this good old-fashioned grandpa do-over as punishment for getting bad grades. Shortly after that, his grades “dramatically skyrocketed!”

Russell has already one mom take him up on his Benjamin Button Special. As for any humiliation her son may have received, she said that he’s honestly not too upset about it.

He even started calling himself “old man Jenkins” as a joke!

What do you think about this form of haircut justice?

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Source: Bored Panda, Buzzfeed, Washington Post, Instagram

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