Barber jailed for shaving boy’s hair off as punishment.
Abdulrahim Omar, 21, gave the boy a ‘Number 1’ using clippers without his permission, while others watched on and laughed.
The youngster, who was made to sweep up his cut hair afterwards, felt so humiliated he called police, Luton Crown Court was told.
Prosecutor Alex Radley said: “The young man was proud of his hairstyle and felt that it was important to him.
“He suffered psychological and physical harm.”
When officers arrested Abdulrahim Omar, he accepted what happened saying he had done it to teach the boy a lesson.
He said the boy had been using a razor himself and he wanted to teach him that they are dangerous.
Omar, 21, from Bedford, pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm on 18 February this year.
He had no previous convictions.
Defence Ahtiq Raja said: “Mr Omar recognises he made a grave mistake. He fully understands it now.
“He is of previous good character and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and is very, very sorry for his actions.
“He knows there is no excuse and knows what he has done is fundamentally wrong.
“The actions were a one off.”
Jailing him, Judge Richard Foster said: “This offence was the premeditated humiliation of a 10 year old.
“It was despicable conduct to treat a child in that way.”
He told him: “There is no excuse for what you did.
“It was a most disgusting piece of humiliation.”