If you ever wondered how cavemen and women had their hair cut, this video will answer your query.

Russian hairdresser Daniil Istomin was probably inspired by how neanderthals cut their hair when he decided to teach himself how to cut hair with a hatchet.

According to odditycentral.com Istomin wanted to come up with an idea to set himself apart from the competition.

Inspired by old stories about how rugged men once shaved their beards, he started experimenting with a very sharp axe about two years ago, and steadily improved his hair-cutting skills.

He practised on mannequins at first, and when he gained confidence, he started asking women if they would let him cut their hair using a very sharp hatchet. Some of them, the “crazy ones, as Istomin calls them, actually agreed.”

“The axe makes everything easier, because with one stroke you can cut as much hair as with ten scissors strokes,” Istomin told Russian news agency RIA Novosti, adding that the blade of the axe needs to be exceptionally sharp to nail the fine details of a haircut.

Apparently he has been showcasing his hatchet hair-cutting skills at hairdressing events and talent shows, for about a year, according to odditycentral.com.

Going viral on the Internet 

Istomin made headlines after his performance was picked up by Right This Minute, a popular television program featuring all kinds of viral videos.

He was soon contacted by Ruptly – a Russian video news agency headquartered in Germany – which produced a video of Istomin chopping a woman’s hair on a chopping block.

So, the next time your hairdresser is being a bit too rough on your hair, try imagining what the woman in the video was going through!