PH sets world record for haircutting

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Posted at May 13 2012 08:12 PM | Updated as of May 14 2012 08:24 PM

Hair stylists in the Philippines teamed up to set the world record for the most consecutive haircuts. Photo courtesy of Reyes Haircutters
MANILA, Philippines – 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 said 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 hair stylists 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 hair stylists 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.