(Photo: A-1 Kutz Barber Shop & Salon)
Russell Fredrick is a barber and the owner of A-1 Kutz Barber Shop & Salon in Snellville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. If your child is misbehaving, you can threaten to take him to Fredrick's shop for a "Benjamin Button Special." That's a haircut that will make him look like a balding man. Fredrick offers this service free of charge.
The haircut is named for the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a story about a man who ages in reverse. Fredrick says that giving his own son a Benjamin Button was highly effective, so he kindly offers it to other parents. The Washington Post reports:
Fredrick, the A-1 Kutz co-owner and a 34-year-old father of three, said he decided to advertise the cut after he used the unique disciplinary measure on his 12-year-old son, Rushawn, last fall — and saw immediate results. Rushawn’s grades, which had fallen, “dramatically skyrocketed” after he got his old-man haircut, Frederick said.
The boss barber said he has already had one parent take him up on the offer. And there has been a surge of interest from other parents, especially after Fredrick posted before, during and after photos of his second “Benjamin Button” subject on social media last week.
-via The Geek Twins