Despite the abundance of masks, aprons and face shields that serve as a reminder of the new normalcy of post-Covid society, Jacobs said she was just relieved to be sitting in owner Carole’s lounge chair again Rickaby.
“It’s such a relief, I can’t tell you,” she said.
“My hair was everywhere. I wore hats to hide it.
“Although Carole is booked for two and a half weeks, I called her and she said I could come at midnight, which I was grateful for.
“It was nice to feel a little like again. ”
Ms. Jacobs was not the only one feeling relieved to be back in the living room, Ms. Rickaby enjoying the opportunity to pick up the scissors.
But she said that working with the additional protective equipment would take some getting used to.
“It’s great to be back,” she said.
“We are very careful with aprons and face masks, but that can be a bit of a problem. I wear glasses, so wearing a mask also boiled my glasses every time I tried to speak.
“I ended up telling Sandra that she can talk to me and I’m just going to listen.” “
Despite the end of the night, things shouldn’t get any busier for Ms. Rickaby with reservations pouring in for the past few days.
But she said she was delighted to be able to give people something to hope for in these difficult times.
“I’m just glad I can go back to work,” she said.
“Having your hair done makes people feel better.
“Getting a haircut is a big boost for mental health and it is exactly what people need right now. “