Hairdressers opening in UK recommending short haircut styles to prevent coronavirus spread

Hairdressers’ services have been sorely missed across the county as coronavirus cannot halt the growth of hair. Now hairstylists are looking to reopening and are advising a certain cut of hair.


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Tim Hartley, a former director at Vidal Sassoon, is advising a “hygienic-yet-trendy” bob cut.

He told WalesOnline: “We have to think about maximising hygiene. The sooner the long tresses of yesterday are dispensed with, the more hygienic it will be for us all.

“The hour-long blow dries in the salon are no longer safe for the stylist or the client. Research suggests the Covid-19 virus is transmitted much easier through a swift airflow.”

He claims examples of this kind of cut include those worn by Tilda Swinton and Rosamund Pike.

The bob hair cut came into style with the 1920s flapper era.

Women cut their hair short in what was seen as a modern and liberating statement.

The fact women would cut their hair due to convenience said much about the changing role of women in the world.

The National Hair & Beauty Federation (NHBF) has spoken out on how hair should be treated amid the coronavirus outbreak.

A spokesperson said: “In line with the current two-metre social distancing regulation we are recommending that hair and beauty salons and barbershops alter their lay-out to meet these to protect staff and clients.

“This will mean that most salons will not be able to accommodate as many clients as they normally would.

“Treatment times should be kept to a minimum and so we are encouraging consultations to take place online before a client visits.”

It appears a number of hairdressers will scrap blowdries, and offer a simple wash and go service

So are hairdressers open? 

As of today, non-essential shops and services are open in England.

Sadly hairdressers are not open quite yet, while clothes, crafts and charity shops are.

Hairdressers will not be able to reopen until at least July, and the earliest they will open will be July 4.

Foreign secretary, Mr Raab, confirmed hairdressers, pubs and restaurants would have to wait until ‘phase three’, which would be from 4 July at the “very earliest”, to be reconsidered for reopening.

Mr Raab told Sky News’ Kay Burley: “From 4 July, at the earliest, we’ll look at other sectors and that will include hospitality, but it will also include personal care and people like hairdressers.”

Which shops are open today? 

The following stores will open as of today, June 15:

Fashion shops

Charity shops

Betting shops and arcades

Tailors, dress fitters and fashion designers

Auction houses

Antique stores

Retail art galleries

Photography studios

Gift shops and retail spaces in theatres, museums, libraries, heritage sites and tourism sites

Mobile phone stores

Craft fairs

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