July 23, 2021

A bar in Paris, France, has been inundated with requests for a haircut after the barbershop became a hotspot for sex workers and drug addicts.

The barbershops in the city centre, where prostitutes are often found, were being closed because of high demand for hair services, according to the Local.

A video posted on the Facebook page of the barber shop, Les Fables, shows the bar’s staff, all in their 60s, working on men who were “walking around with their hair wet”.

The video has been viewed nearly a million times since it was posted on Thursday.

Barbershop owners in the area are concerned about the number of drug addicts and prostitutes who are flocking to the area.

The barbers were trying to deal with the situation by offering free haircuts, but customers had complained about the poor service, said Le Soleil Barbershop owner Jean-Louis Delamouche.

He told La Presse newspaper that a few of the patrons were using the bar to offer drugs, but he didn’t know why.

The police have been notified, but there is no official statement yet.

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