Deltona barber gives rooftop haircuts to drum up business

'We got packed with customers,' barbershop owner says

By Loren Korn - Reporter

DELTONA, Fla. - It's an unusual idea that the owner of Hairblenders Barber Shop came up with four months ago, when it first opened for business. However, Hurricane Irma delayed the idea, until Monday afternoon.
"There's a lot of traffic in this area. So, I figured, that's something odd that people would look at and catch somebody's attention," owner Jose Aponte said.
Michael Perry, a longtime barber, volunteered for the job. He got a pair of cordless clippers, a waiting room chair and a neighbor's ladder, and parked it on the roof.
"People were pulling in the parking lot, just to videotape it. They said it was awesome and drove off.  I was like, 'Well, I guess we're going to stay up here,'" Perry said.
Perry spent close to an hour on the roof, completing a full haircut and shave, while another client posted the video to social media.
"If it draws attention, that's the important part -- It's to bring in business," Perry said.
 "We got packed with customers. I think it was a good thing," Aponte said.
Perry, who is afraid of heights, said he'll do the stunt again because it was so successful

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