SHAGGY-HAIRED Brits have flocked to get their hair cut for the first time in months as salons reopened at midnight.
Customers have booked out barbers and hairdressers back-to-back for much-needed trims as lockdown restrictions lift.
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Secret Spa hair stylist Nas Ganev cuts the hair of Amy Pallister, 27, just after midnight at her home in Balham, south LondonCredit: PA
Kelly Boad, owner of Hair & Beauty Gallery, gives Sue Butcher a haircut in WarwickCredit: Reuters
Among the first to open was Hair & Beauty Gallery in Warwick.
Hairdresser and salon owner Kelly Board started cutting hair as soon as the clock struck 12 after months of forced closure.
Secret Spa hair stylist Nas Ganev also got to work just after midnight at a house in Balham, south London.
Five housemates desperate for a trim and tan booked in for trims and spray tans as coronavirus restrictions eased across England.
Among the first to get to work was stylist Nas Ganev in south LondonCredit: PA
Secret Spa tan artist Magdelaine Gibson prepares client Isabella Robinson, 27, for her spray tan shortly after midnight at her home in Balham, south LondonCredit: PA
Keen punters were also seen waiting patiently in line for pubs to open at midnight.
Pent-up demand will see £1.5billion — that’s £2.7million a minute — spent in venues and reopening attractions between 9am and 6pm.
Gyms reopen from 6am today, with some Primark stores opening at 7am and many cafes from 8am.
Work leave requests for today are up almost 20 per cent.
Some bosses will let work-from-home staff pop out for a bargain or beer.
BrightHR, which monitors annual leave at more than 10,000 workplaces, said: “It’s fair to say April 12 is the most requested day off in the last year excluding Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.”