Sick of your hair in your eyes, getting tempted to give it a go with the scissors on your desk? The memories of 2020’s first lockdown are back with us and we’re all ready for a proper hair cut.
When Derbyshire was placed into tier 4 restrictions on New Year’s Eve, subsequently followed by the third national lockdown, hairdressers, barbers, salons and other beauty treatment services were forced to close as non-essential services were shut to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Some people have taken the plunge and done it themselves, but most of us are just waiting for the day we’re allowed back in the chair, settle in for some small talk and enjoy the welcome relief of a hair cut.
So, when will we be able to let a professional loose on our untamed manes, bad beards and embarrassing roots?
Our colleagues over at BirminghamLive, have said that key dates relating to the restrictions are coming up.
They begin on Monday, February 15, when the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will review lockdown. The results of this review will be announced a week later on Monday, February 22.
The future of schools could be revealed as early as Thursday, February 25. And it’s thought that Monday, March 8 is the earliest date when other measures may be lifted.
So as it stands, it looks like salons and barbers will be shut until at least March 8. Yes, we have another month of talking about buying scissors online or scrolling through YouTube tutorials convincing ourselves, yes, we can do this.
The indication from the Government is that tiered restrictions will be reintroduced – but at a national level rather than local.
Hairdressers and barbers were allowed to stay open in all tiers under the previous three-tier system.
But they were forced to close in Tier 4 areas when that additional level of restrictions was introduced at the end of December.
Many salons in Derby stayed open late to make sure that as many people were styled before midnight struck to herald the second national coronavirus lockdown.
Since then, haircuts have been a fond memory of the past and one that many people are hoping returns soon.