WATCH: This Hairdresser Cuts People’s Hair with a Japanese Samurai Sword

Getting a haircut doesn’t typically include the possibility of us having our head chopped off, but we imagine that anxiety may be ever present for the folks who get their locks cut by Vietnamese haircutter, Nguyen Hoang Hung.

Instead of using the traditional sharpened scissors most hairstylists use, Hung’s tool of choice is a Japanese samurai sword. Yes, a sword. He says the light touch he uses allows him to create a feathered, layered look that is otherwise impossible to achieve.

Check out the unusual hair-cutting approach in the video above.