Coronavirus: We ll be cutting hair from midnight post-lockdown
|bbc.com 02 Jul 2020 at 18:59|
"It is just a fun thing to do [but] we re busy anyway. We are completely booked up from 7:00 in the morning until about 8pm because we re spreading our clients out as well, taking longer over each appointment."
Four stylists will work socially-distanced in the salon and allow up to 15 minutes between each client for cleaning. Cuts will be booked in in the morning, with colour treatments that take longer in the afternoon.
Carole and all her staff will also wear visors, and will wash only one client s hair at a time.
Sandra Jacobs has been going to Carole for haircuts and colour for about 30 years. But the last time that she managed to get a haircut was in early March - just before lockdown measures were introduced in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Image caption Sandra will be Carole s first client at midnight
"I ve been doing what I can with products and rollers, but it s not looking great," she says. "I m wearing a lot of hats these days!"
She will be Carole s first client once Tusk Hair is allowed to reopen at midnight on 4 July.
"She s fully booked for weeks after reopening, and I m just not a morning person. So I thought why not? It ll be a fun experience."
Most of Carole s customers on Saturday will be coming with long hair needing a cut or roots that need re-dyeing. But she has heard of some DIY hair horror stories,
"I ve got one client - it was horrific what she did. She had a really nice red bob and she thought she d take the scissors to the hair... and she literally hacked it," says Carole.