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Greenland: Helicopter Hairdresser

Greenland may be rich in natural resources, but many of its people are poor and live in harsh conditions. So when a hairstylist is flown in via helicopter it makes for a welcome change.

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The town of Tasiilaq, in eastern Greenland, is only reachable via helicopter in the winter months. And that's how Stefán Esjarsson arrives to cut and style the locals' hair. The hairdresser flies in from a neighboring island to spend the day giving boys Ronaldo-inspired haircuts, girls half-cuts and their mothers styles from the Internet.