Birmingham news Hairdressers told not to offer highlights or 'long treatments' after April 12 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Salons are preparing to open on April 12 but Government guidance has said they should be "short and basic"
Breaking News ! Hairdressers should not do highlights or any other "long treatments" according to the Government's latest advice. According to guidance, hairdressers should ensure that "short and basic" to make sure that time in the chair is quick. Tons of hairdressers are hoping to reopen on April 12 as non-essential retailers open up once again. However, longer treatments could be scrapped as government guidance states hair and beauty salons "should consider providing shorter, more basic treatments to keep the time to a minimum". This could include highlights, braids or deep conditioning treatments. reports the Sun. It also means lengthy massages could also be off the cards. Government guidance could mean no highlights (Image: Getty Images) The guidance adds that when doing longer procedures such as braiding or massages, workers should "consider how the length of the appointment could be minimised". The rules have been branded "slapdash" among calls for further clarity from ministers. Judith Cummins, the Labour MP who co-chairs Parliament's group on beauty, aesthetics and wellbeing, told The Telegraph: "It's very difficult to make a living if you're given guidance that is very woolly and very unclear.
Hairdressers and barbers were forced to shut during the first lockdown in March 2020 and were among the last to reopen in July 2020. They then had to close again in November, causing major worry in the industry. But salons will reopen on April 12 as the UK takes its first major step out of lockdown. From Monday 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. Customers and staff members will have to wear face coverings during appointments to help stop Covid from spreading. Social distancing measures should also be followed where possible - even though this may not be possible during an appointment. Workers at salons will be expected to disinfect surfaces regularly, and hand sanitisers should be available for punters upon entry.
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