A Barber Shop In The UK Will Give Customers A Free Haircut If They Beat Them At FIFA
A Barber Shop in the UK are giving customers the opportunity to win a free haircut in exchange for a victory on FIFA 20.
CSF Barbering, a gentleman's hair stylists located in the heart of Nottingham, have kitted the place out with a Playstation 4 so customers and barbers can go head-to-head in a nerve-wracking "double or nothing" challenge.
Connor Storer-Fry, the owner of CSF Barbering, introduced the competition last year as just "a bit of fun between mates" but things have escalated since.
The 22-year-old has given a handful of free trims in the past 16 months but backs himself more often than not.
"Being biased, id like to say I'd back myself against most at FIFA but my Ultimate Team record definitely wouldn't back that up." he told SPORTbible.
"I couldn't tell you how many free haircuts I've given out exactly, although I'd say my record against customers is definitely in my favour, at a rough guess I'd say it's between 20-25 wins to me and I've lost around 10-15 games.
"The offer is always there to play but it only tends to pick up when the student loans drop."
So what happens if you lose against one of the barbers? The customer must pay DOUBLE price.
"A standard haircut for gents is £9. Students £8. But that doesn't include the most popular haircut which is a skin fade, that will cost you £12.50." Fry says.
"Most people I've played have a skin fade and beard shape up which costs £15 so I'm either giving out a service worth £15, or bagging myself a nice juicy £30!"
So how did this FIFA journey begin at CSF Barbering?
"It was first brought in as something for customers to play whilst waiting." Conor says. "It was nice for us barbers to have something to do while the shop wasn't too busy.
"Being as the shop is located in the heart of a student area, I thought it would definitely be worth having a Playstation 4 to attract new customers."
It all started as a bit of fun between mates but the double or nothing rule gave Conor and his team "more incentive to play".
Despite having a number of team members on board, there's only one real competitor when it comes to FIFA.
"I'm the only barber who tends to play people for a haircut as I'm the only one who takes FIFA seriously." Conor admitted. "The other two barbers don't tend to follow football.
"The offer is there for the other barbers of course, but they don't really back themselves against anyone who's decent.
"One of the barbers has stated he'll play anyone on Rocket League with the same bet but as rocket league isn't as popular, it hasn't really taken off."
Sat in the barbers. The gaffs got a PS4 with Fifa 20, Barbershop has its own Ultimate team. Play rivals. 3-0 down half time. Distraught. Murmurs of double price trim. Bring back to 3-3. Elated. Score 90' minute winner. Shop up in arms. Hugged the barber. No discount. Livid.
- Liam Kenny (@LiamKJourno) October 11, 2019
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