It has now been over two weeks since hair salons in the UK were allowed to open, but many of us are no closer to being able to get our hands on an appointment. And it’s not surprising really, given the circumstances. You see, a huge amount of people all want their hair cut/dyed in a short space of time.
However, the last couple of weeks have been more interesting than ever for hair stylists. Not only has the routine of appointments had to drastically change in order to comply with new legislation, they have also been faced with new challenges when it comes to treatments themselves. “If you haven’t had a hair cut in over four months, the quality of the hair is definitely going to be poor. What tends to happen is that the hair starts to split up the hair shaft. Wispy ends tend to be weaker, leading to breakage,” says Paul Edmonds, award-winning hairstylist and Founder of Paul Edmonds London.
And don’t we know it. Speaking on behalf of those amongst us that have gone six months plus without a chop, it’s safe to say our hair is in dire straits. So what are we supposed to do with it during this interim period? Keep scrolling for the tips and tricks experts say will make your first post-lockdown hair appointment a whole lot easier.