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‘I got a hair cut on the day salons reopened and it was like a therapy session’


As at present is April 12, it marks the newest easing of lockdown restrictions in England.

There have been many issues we missed throughout lockdown however excessive up on the listing for me was getting my hair cut.

I’m a kind of annoying smug folks that got an appointment as quickly as the doorways opened.

My traditional hair salon is ‘Headmasters’, nonetheless my native was fully-booked so I needed to go additional afield to Fulham (*will get out small violin*) in an effort to get a contemporary cut.

So I braved the icy temperatures and went on a journey for a trim.

Once at my chair, which had been totally sanitised, I was greeted by a pretty stylist. I didn’t catch her title as it’s fully inconceivable to know what anybody is saying over the sound of a hair dryer and with out the use of lip studying because of facemasks.

The noise difficulty meant I had no concept what model I had truly agreed to however I simply nodded and off we went to the sink for a much-needed wash.

With this space a bit quieter, I was in a position to get chatting to my stylist and apologised for the state of my hair.

She mentioned I needn’t fear as a earlier shopper she’d seen that day had totally bleached her scalp by a DIY hair dye gone improper. We laughed at how at the least it wasn’t as unhealthy as that lady who used Gorilla glue as a substitute of hairspray over lockdown.

Having been put comfy, I proceeded to nearly go to sleep at the sink, having been void of the enjoyable feeling of somebody touching my hair for a lot of months now (however the quantity of antihistamines I’d taken on account of the seasonal hayfever may have performed a half in my drowsiness).

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Hair washed, it was time for a trim.

We got chatting and I dispelled how inevitably uneventful my love life had been over the previous yr and discovered myself revealing my innermost secrets and techniques.

It was then that I realised how a lot I’d missed a gossip with a hair-stylist.

You by no means know this particular person and but their shut proximity implies that for the hour you are in the chair they low-key really feel like household.

When I requested my stylist about it she mentioned: “A haircut is like a therapy session with out the price ticket. I’ve had individuals inform me issues they could not even inform their husbands.

“There is simply one thing about the protected non-judgemental atmosphere of a girls hair salon.”

As my haircut neared an finish, it was clear my stylist was simply very glad to be again at work.

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“I had so many associates ask me to cut their hair over lockdown,” she tells me. “But you would not ask your pal that is a plumber to package out your lavatory totally free”.

Very truthful level.

My hair lastly took form and I was again with a pretty contemporary trim, able to scour out a pub backyard.

I had that awkward second the place they present you the again of your head and you don’t know what to do. Luckily this time, I had the safety of a masks so I may simply nod and my awkward expression remained a mystery- each cloud!

Hopefully I’ll by no means have to attend as lengthy for a cut once more!