The best and worst lockdown haircuts as competition fuels Amble barber's desire to get scissors back in hand

An Amble barber ran a competition to find the best and worst lockdown haircuts.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 7:00 am
Headmasters in Amble ran a lockdown haircut competition.

Dawn Robinson, of Headmasters on Queen Street, came up with the idea to generate a little fun into what has been a tough period for many.

She said: “It was really good. We had quite a few entries.

“The best covid hair cut went to Donna Christie for her fab attempt of short back and sides on her partner Richard Patterson.

The best covid hair cut went to Donna Christie for her fab attempt of short back and sides on her partner Richard Patterson.

“The worst covid cut went to Andrea Taylor for sending in her photo of her husband Gordon’s attempt on his own hair."

The entries were independently judged with the ‘winners’ receiving a free correction haircut and a free Morgan’s Pomade styling product.

Meanwhile, Dawn is looking forward to welcoming customers back on April 12 if the roadmap to reopening goes to plan.

She only opened last October, a fortnight before the second national lockdown began.

The worst covid cut went to Andrea Taylor for sending in her photo of her husband Gordon’s attempt on his own hair.

Dawn was then able to open for four weeks in December before more Covid-19 restrictions and the third national lockdown started.

"It’s been a stop-start period so I can’t wait to get going again and get back behind the chair with scissors in hand,” she admitted.

Opening hours have been extended in the first week back to cope with the expected high demand.

“We’re going to be open from 6am to 6pm the first three days, then 6am to 7pm on Thursday and Friday and 7am to 3pm on Saturday,” said Dawn.

Dawn Robinson of Headmasters in Amble.

"They’re long hours but I haven’t worked in so long and I want to be there for my customers.”

There is no need to make an appointment.

Dawn said: "There will be social distancing measures in place and we’re fortunate in having the space where we can do that safely so people can walk in without having to pre-book.

“We didn’t think that was the route to go down for us. We’ve got quite an age range of clients and some of them don’t have Facebook or access to an app so it would be quite difficult for them. We’ll be taking details when they come in though so we can do track and trace.”

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