People in England will soon be able to get a hair cut for the first time since March.
Hairdressers have been closed for three months but can reopen again on July 4 in England, with appropriate measures in place to keep staff and clients safe.
Salons are set to look very different, however, with your hairdresser now having to wear a clear visor to cut your locks.
But with customers desperate to get their hair done after 13 weeks, some hairdressers have reported huge wait lists, reports The Mirror.
London salon chain Hari’s said over 2,000 clients had booked in for a trim after hairdressers reopen on July 4.
Myla and Davis, another hairdressing company, also reported huge waiting lists, with July already fully booked.
Katya Davies, who runs Myla and Davis, told the BBC : “We’ve built up a waiting list of more than 2,000 people.
“We can’t wait to get back to work and we’ve planned our reopening schedule around the 2m distancing rule.
“Our salons will be able to work at around 65% capacity although wearing visors will be quite cumbersome and bring its own problems, especially for the comfort of our workers who will be dealing with clients back-to-back.”
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While salon director at Hari’s, Lucan Salem, told Harper’s Bazaar : “Our waitlist has been open for the past month and we have over 2,000 clients wanting to book in.
“We have spent the past three weeks contacting every one of those clients, securing bookings (with a 50 per cent deposit) for the reopening and have managed to book everyone in.”
Guidelines from The National Hair and Beauty Federation suggest walk-in salons switch to an appointment-only system – or hand out timed tickets to allow customers to reserve slots.
Strict new hygiene measures will need to be implemented, with some salons planning temperature tests for clients and staff on arrival, Perspex screens at payment desks, and chairs spaced further apart.