The adage “Spare the rod and spoil the child” has just gotten a makeover. It is now “Give your child male pattern baldness and he’ll behave.”
The Washington Post has an item about a novel method for dealing with a hell raiser: Give him a “Benjamin Button Special.” That is what A-1 Kutz, a barbershop in suburban Atlanta calls it, and the best part is it is free of charge.
The cut involves shaving hair off the child’s crown until he begins to resemble a balding senior citizen, inviting that unique brand of adolescent humiliation that can only come from teasing classmates and unwanted attention.
Here are before-and-after pictures:
Russell Fredrick, the shop’s owner, is a father of three. He told the Post he decided to advertise the cut after he used it on his 12-year-old son, Rushawn, and got immediate results.