Here introduce sisters Jyoti (18) and Neha (16), who picked up scissors not by choice, but out of necessity to shave off poverty. Destiny took a sharp turn when two sisters chose to venture in to father Dhruv Narayan’s shoes, who endured a loss of motion stroke in 2014. Neha and Jyoti were 11 and 13 in those days. “He had a loss of motion stroke after he went for a subsequent marriage,” says Jyoti. (Despite the fact that marriage and loss of motion are not associated, however, you get the float.)
“Our father decided to close the shop while we were still studying in a school. The financial condition was such that we were left with no other option but to open the shop and work there as a barber,” says Jyoti.
To stay away from biases and analysis, Jyoti began working in the appearance of a kid and was later joined by Neha. On inquiring as to why she had an innocent hairstyle, she says, “For most recent 5 years we have been working in the shop. Already, we had no clue about a hair style or shaving. I have 6 sisters and they are offered. We don’t have a sibling and along these lines, we needed to take men’s employments so as to endure,” she says.
While Jyoti has dropped out after class 12, Neha is still continuing with her studies at Janta Inter College Dhuriya School and also managing the shop. Neha says, “It becomes difficult at times to attend school as well as continue with our shop. It is only after 3 pm that I am able to pick up scissors.”
Furthermore, what these sisters have been doing to make their clients agreeable? These young ladies have kept their hair short and are dressed as young men. This made it simple for both the sisters to run the shop easily without illustration much consideration. In any case, as of late when their sexual orientation personality was uncovered, their own relatives reprimanded them for their decisions.
“Male customers here are not used to getting a haircut from a woman. Therefore, I changed my name as Deepak aka Raju to hide my identity. Neha was hesitant in the beginning to join as a barber but now she also works here,” says Jyoti.
When asked how much they make at the end of the day, Neha says, “Previously it was a makeshift shop but now we have turned it into a salon. We hardly earn 200-300 rs per day and it becomes difficult to bear the expenses of the whole family with this money. Also, we have to bear the expenses of our father’s treatment.”