Skip to comments.Real-life Edward Scissorhands
Posted on 12/09/2009 2:09:14 AM PST by Daffynition
A HAIRDRESSER has come up with a cutting edge way of saving time - attaching tiny clippers to the ends of his fingers.
Valentino LoSauro, dubbed the real-life Edward Scissorhands, after the character in the Tim Burton film, is the proud inventor of the 'Clawz'.
He claims his creation helps him cut hair twice as fast as normal scissors.
The inventor from Fort Myers, Florida, USA, said: "The idea came to me in the late 90s.
"I am a pianist as well as a hairdresser and wanted to combine that light fingered touch with my styling. So the 'Clawz' were born as a simple idea to bring a musicality to hair styling.
"When I cut the hair I use methods I call 'Flight of the Bumblebee and 'Zap'.
"It took me a couple of years from the launch of the prototype in around 2001 to become really proficient with them.
"Now though I can motor through hair cuts and they are much quicker than usual scissors. I can't believe the time it took beforehand."
It took Valentino two years to develop his invention and cost him £150,000.
He began selling his 'Clawz' in 2001, and has sold 30,000 pairs at £60 each so far.
The hairdresser of 35 years has even used the 'Clawz' to cut the locks of some famous customers.
He said: "Ritchie Sambora of Bon Jovi has let me cut his hair with the 'Clawz'.
"Most customers are a bit apprehensive at first when they see my smiling face with my razor sharp fingers.
"But come the end of the hair cut they are stunned by the quality."
I know everyone will be queuing up to have their turn - Line forms to the far left.
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