Salons in several cities across India received requests to copy Wing Commander Abhinandan’s facial hair, a distinctive hybrid of a horseshoe moustache and mutton chop sideburns. It was common for people to follow their favorite movie star, sportsmen or politician’s style so far. But now, the pilot’s style termed as that of a real hero is in high demand.
Several salons voluntarily styled their customers in this style for a very discounted price. Youth flaunting this style is a common sight and it might stay for quite some time. At least until the tension between India and Pakistan subsides.