Celebrity Hairstylist booked for Spitting in Woman’s Hair

Celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib has been booked by police after a video of him spitting in a woman’s hair went viral.

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"It's such a disgusting act."

A police case was filed against celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib after he spat in a woman’s hair during a seminar.

The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

In a video, Jawed was seen styling a woman’s hair as part of a seminar.

As he combed her hair, Jawed tells the audience:

“If there is a shortage of water, use saliva.”

He then appears to spit in her hair.

The video went viral, leading to criticism among viewers.

One person said: “It’s such a disgusting act. I have known Jawed during my Delhi days but obviously, his success reached his head.

“I suppose starting from violating covid protocols and violating human dignity, he can (and should) be booked under many sections.”

Another person criticised Jawed for his actions as well as the audience for clapping.

The woman whose hair was spat on recounted the experience.

She said: “Yesterday, I attended a workshop of Jawed Habib.

“He invited me to the stage for a haircut. He said if there is no water, you can use saliva.

“From now onwards, I will go to my street-side barber for a haircut, but will not go to Habib.”

The woman subsequently filed a complaint.

She continued: “He was not answering my questions.

“Then he pushed my head, I objected and said I have cervical issues.

“Then he spat twice on my hair and said that if you do not have water in your parlour, then you can spit.”

“My husband was making the video. After I came down from the stage, Habib’s assistant told me he was joking.”

The National Commission for Women urged the Uttar Pradesh Police to investigate and take action.

In a tweet, the NCW said: “The action taken must be appraised to the Commission at the earliest.”

In a video message, Jawed issued an apology.

He said: “I just want to say one thing, these are professional workshops, as in, they are attended by people from within our profession.

“When these sessions get very long, we have to make them humorous.

“What can I say? If you are truly hurt, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. Please forgive me, I am sorry.”

The hairstylist was booked under various sections that relate to assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour person of the Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897.

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