August 16, 2020
“I came to Qamislo after I finished 9th grade. I worked with a barber here in 1994, his name was Ramazan. I learned the job in four months and stayed with him for a year and a half. I opened my own barbershop in 1996 and still do the same job. My job is now part of my life and I have been doing it for almost 26 years. It used to be more difficult because we used scissors. But today all the barbers use trimmers. This job has a certain originality. Although many new styles and models have come around, I have still preserved the traditional styles especially the ones specific to our culture.
During the spread of the Coronavirus, we didn’t work for almost two months. Due to the curfews, our work stopped. So, we had no choice but to work from home according to the safety guidelines and usage of all cleaning supplies”.