HAIRDRESSERS reopen their doors today after salons shut with lockdown restrictions.
But while you will be able to book in for a much-needed trim, you could be stuck with your current hair colour for a bit longer.
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What treatments are you allowed now hairdressers are open?
Government guidance states hair and beauty salons "should consider providing shorter, more basic treatments to keep the time to a minimum".
If a lengthy treatment is requested, salons might suggest an alternative that cuts the time a little.
This means that while a cut or trim is allowed within the guidelines, if you have a more complex job needing to be done, stylists may present you with some other options.
Appointments should be kept "short and basic" to reduce the time customers spend in the chair.
What treatments are you NOT allowed now hairdressers are open?
Hairdressers have been told NOT to offer highlights, braids or other 'long' treatments when they reopen on Monday.
So shaggy-haired Brits looking forward to long-awaited treatments may find they cannot book anything considered a 'long' or 'complex' procedure.
This could include highlights, braids or deep conditioning treatments.
It also means lengthy massages could also be off the cards.
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.
"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."
When did hairdressers and barbers reopen?
Hairdressers and barbers in England reopened today as part of the second stage of easing lockdown restrictions.
The reopening of businesses on this date was assessed against four tests to allow restrictions to ease and the prime minister announced last week that the new measures could take place from today.
As long as the data allows, the PM aims to review and relax more rules every five weeks giving a week's notice of the update.
Hairdressers and barbers were forced to shut during the first lockdown in March 2020 and were among the last to reopen in July 2020.
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.
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