Hairdressers told to avoid ‘lengthy’ treatments like highlights when salons reopen on Monday

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Hairdressers are set to reopen on Monday April 12 after several months of being closed, with long-haired Brits racing to their nearest salon for a trim next week.

However, according to reports, beauty salons have been told to “consider providing shorter, more basic treatments to keep the time to a minimum" and reduce the time customers spend in the chair due to Covid.

This could mean highlights, conditioning treatments and long massages during washes could be off limits for now.

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The guidance given by the government adds that longer procedures, such as braiding and massages, should be “minimised” due to the length of the appointment.

Labour MP Judith Cummins, 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.

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"What's a short appointment, and what's the medium appointment, and what's a long appointment?

"I've got no idea, and I doubt whether the Government has any idea either."

Salons closed again back in November after being shut between March 2020 and July 2020.

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The British Beauty Council has recommended that all salon workers wear gloves, masks and gowns to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Customers are also being told to wear face coverings during their appointments and social distancing measures are in place with chairs spread out throughout salons.

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