HAIRDRESSERS and beauticians will offer treatments from MIDNIGHT on April 12 as lockdown restrictions lift.
Massages, spray tans, haircuts and a whole host of other services will begin as soon as the clock strikes 12.
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Hairdressers and beauty therapists are getting ready to reopen on April 12Credit: Getty
Secret Spa, which offers at-home treatments, is open for bookings from midnightCredit: SECRET SPA
But some staff are prepping for a night of no sleep so they can get to work the moment they are allowed.
Secret Spa, which offers at-home treatments in London, Manchester and Brighton, has extended its hours to offer appointments through the night.
Haircuts and colours, facials, nails and waxing are on offer from one minute past midnight.
Hundreds of dishevelled Brits have snapped up late-night slots but there are still some available.
Co-founder Emily Ewart-Perks has advised booking pronto.
Hundreds of dishevelled Brits have snapped up late-night slotsCredit: Getty
She told The Sun Online: “With both customers and professionals asking us to extend our opening hours and with our network of freelance hair, beauty and wellness professionals unable to work for months, we have decided to open from a minute past midnight on Monday morning to celebrate the easing of lockdown.
“We knew that April 12 was going to be busy with bookings coming in steadily from February 22, but this week we realised that we had regular clients desperate to book in on the first day but struggling to secure an appointment.
“So, with the excitement of hair and beauty reopening and wanting to go the extra mile for our clients, we decided to open at the first possible opportunity.”
Although in a major blow for the industry, hairdressers have been told NOT to offer highlights, braids or other ‘long’ treatments when they reopen on Monday.
Instead appointments should be kept “short and basic” to reduce the time customers spend in the chair.
So shaggy-haired Brits looking forward to long-awaited treatments may find they cannot book anything considered a ‘complex’ procedure.
The return of “close-contact” services like haircuts and spray tans is part of the UK’s first major step out of lockdown.
Pubs, shops and gyms will also reopen on Monday, along with drive-in cinemas, zoos and betting shops.
As well as the beauty industry, boozers with 24-hour licences are also planning to welcome customers back from midnight.
One London local – The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath – announced on Twitter that it will open its doors up at one minute past midnight on Monday.
The pub tweeted it would then close at 3am before reopening later the same day from 1pm until 10pm.
The Showtime, in Huddersfield, also told The Sun that it will be reopening at one minute past midnight as well.
But drinkers will have to brave the outdoors as hospitality venues can only serve punters outside – although customers can nip inside to pay and use the loo.
Brits are set to sink 15million pints next week as around 15,000 pubs — 40 per cent of the total in England — will re-open.