- A seven-year-old boy, Abel Mbatha, is becoming a popular barber in his community
- Mbatha said his love for cutting other people’s hair started when he watched his dad do it
- The young barber charges his clients between 50 cents and R2 for his services
Abel Mbatha is making a name for himself as a barber in Daveyton, despite being only seven-years of age.
The young kasi boy already has several customers lining up to have him cut their hair, and the seven-year’s career is only just starting.
Mom Khonzaphi Mbatha said her son picked up a few tips from his dad, who is also a barber by trade.
“We don’t live with his father, but he used to visit him and he would take him to his salon. I think that is where his interest in cutting hair started”, she said.
According to the Daily Sun, when reporters visited the young man, he was busy shaving one of his friends’ head.
Briefly.co.za learned several other customers stood in line to wait their turn, and when an eight-year-old boy asked him why he was taking so long, Mbatha said he needed to do a proper job.
Other than his young age, Mbatha’s awareness of the importance of clean equipment is impressive. He said his uncle would help him clean his razors with spirits after every haircut.
Mbatha said when he grows up he wants to open his own barbershop, which he would keep clean to attract customers. And, his mom said she would make sure he gets the proper training once he finishes with school.
“I love cutting hair. When I open my own shop I will make sure I get proper equipment and keep it clean to attract customers”, he said.
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