In any field, you’ll want to stand out to make an impression. After all, how else are you going to market yourself to people? Of course, creative marketing can be risky as people might just misunderstand the situation.
This hair studio in Puchong recently went viral with their brand new shop opening. They attempted to attract attention with photos of some sexy barbers as a joke. Unfortunately, this only got the cops calling in on them.
AJ Hair Studio recently announced the opening of their brand new store in Puchong. The Thai-run shop had a rather unique way of promoting their opening. They uploaded photos of female barbers in revealing clothes giving haircuts. They definitely gained a lot of attention, however, not all of it was good.
Some netizens suspected the shop of having certain ‘services’. As such, rumours started spreading, claiming the shop was involved in illegal activities. It eventually came to the police’s attention. This incited a quick inspection of the shop, alerting the owner to its brewing troubles. Needless to say, the owner wasn’t too happy.
Yesterday (7th June), the owner made an attempt to clarify the matter. They took down the photos and then posted an explanation. Apparently, the ‘female barbers’ were actually models hired for the opening ceremony. “Our shop has no special services,” the owner stressed. “(The) picture is (just a joke).”
Additionally, the shop’s owner warned others against spreading false information about his shop. “Our shop is just a normal hair studio,” he wrote. “Don’t take my models’ photos to share in groups again and (don’t) edit the caption (to say that) our shop has special services.” He also included a photo of a police report he lodged about the issue.
Well, that was certainly a turbulent opening. However, props to the owner for dealing with the issue as quickly as he could. We hope the rest of their business goes smoothly!