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WALES: Coronavirus: Hairdressers in Wales open to fix lockdown mistakes

Hairstylists say they are ready to fix DIY lockdown hairdressing disasters when salons and barber shops reopen in Wales on Monday.

People in Wales can get their first professional haircut since the coronavirus lockdown began in March in the latest easing of restrictions.

Pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes in Wales are allowed to start serving customers outdoors from Monday.

One stylist said he was “prepared for whatever comes our way”.

An estimated 15,000 people work in hair and beauty businesses in Wales – with the sector contributing up to £237m to the economy – and hairdressers reopening in Wales will be followed by beauty salons on 27 July.

Although the organisation that represents the hair and beauty industry is happy one part of the sector is reopening, it is “disappointed” that beauty salons “will have to wait” another two weeks.

—bbc news