LONG-HAIRED Brits may have to wait until MAY to lop off their lockdown locks – with hairdressers already fully booked for up to two weeks after they reopen.
Hairdressers have been shut throughout the third lockdown in England, which started on January 5.
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People will need to book in advance before going for a haircut when they reopen in England[/caption]
In England, hairdressers and barbers can welcome back Brits from April 12.
These rules will apply even at barbers which would have accepted walk-in appointments before the pandemic took hold.
However many salons are reporting that all immediate appointments have already been filled completely for two weeks.
This means long haired Brits could have to continue deal with their unruly locks at home until May.
Across the UK Toni &Guy salons are booked completely for a week.
Salon chain Rush are also booked out for two weeks in various locations across the country.
While according to Mail Online, both Jack of London in Wimbledon, and Bertie and Belle in Brighton are fully booked for two weeks.
Meanwhile lockdown-weary Brits have been taking to social media to share their grown-out barnets.
The average British household is said to have saved £144 over the past year by missing out on a trim, research by Barclays shows.
As a nation that works out at just over £4billion-a-year we have not spent at a barbers or hairdressers since the first lockdown in March 2020.
In a blow to salons, the study found that nearly half of Brits planned to continue snipping their own hair even after April 12.
When hairdressers reopen, it is likely that not every station in the salon will be used, with hairdressers working at every other station to maintain a two-metre distance between them.
The British Beauty Council recommends that staff wear gloves, masks and gowns, while customers will also likely have to wear masks.
Customers and staff members will have to wear face coverings during appointments to help stop Covid from spreading at all.
Staff members should aim to keep their workspaces clean and tidy, with all waste removed regularly.
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Hairdressers and barbers in England were forced to shut during the first lockdown in March 2020 and were among the last to reopen in July 2020.
There was a second four-week shutdown in November that lasted until December 2.