Hair Stylist Jawed Habib Spits on Woman's Head

Ace hair stylist Jawed Habib has caused an uproar on social media after one of his videos went viral on Twitter.

Famous hair stylist Jawed Habib conducted a workshop in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. Habib operates more than 850 salons and around 65 hair academies across 115 cities across India. A video has gone viral from the workshop in which the hairstylist could be seen spitting on a woman's head while dressing her hair and is heard saying, “if there is a scarcity of water, use saliva.” The audience can be heard laughing and applauding in the background of the video. The woman has been identified as Pooja Gupta, the owner of a hairdressing parlour herself. She took to her own social media channels to post a reaction to the incident 

She said, “Yesterday, I attended a workshop of Jawed Habib,” said Gupta. “He invited me on the stage to give me a haircut. He said if there is no water, you can use saliva. From now onwards, I will go to my streetside barber for a haircut, but will not go to Habib.” The video went viral on social media and people said how can a person be so unhygienic during the covid pandemic and many were disgusted by his actions. The National Commission for Women has asked the Uttar Pradesh police to investigate whether the video is true or not After facing a barrage of criticism from netizens on social media and a rap from the National Commission of Women (NCW), Habib has now issued an apology statement through a video message, in which he said such things are often done with a “humorous” intent during workshops, but said that he was sincerely sorry if someone had felt hurt.