This is the most hygienic haircut to have when hairdressers reopen, according to professionals

Roshina Jowaheer
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Unless you are a hairdresser or live with one, you're probably desperate for a trim right now.

If you're wondering when hairdressers will reopen, it's unlikely to be before 4 July, with foreign secretary Dominic Raab saying that we will have to wait until phase three of the gradual easing of lockdown.

Mr Raab said this would be the "very earliest" when hairdressers will be considered for reopening.

For now, this means the only thing we can do is wait for the green light to get that all-important appointment the diary. While you do though, you might want to think about the most pandemic-friendly hairstyle to go for when you get your time in the chair.

If you haven't thought about it already, one professional has revealed the best do to opt for and it's probably a style you've rocked before.

Speaking to Metro, Tim Hartley, a former director at Vidal Sassoon, says you should consider a classic bob for your first haircut.

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Explaining that the timeless style is the most hygienic for both salons and customers, he told the newspaper: "We have to think about maximising hygiene. The sooner the long tresses of yesterday are dispensed with, the more hygienic it will be for us all."

Meanwhile, Sally-Kate Duboux, a stylist from HAIR BY DUBOUX, says: "Salons are looking at ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in order to maintain a safe environment to get the most fashionable of styles. Reducing air flow and blow-dry times is the first point of call."

Having a longer style means more time at the salon and some are even planning to remove lengthy styles from their menus to reduce the risks to their employees and customers.

While most stylists agrees that the bob is the best post-COVID do, Ricky Walters, founder of SALON64, isn't recommending the cut.

He told Metro that bobs lead to more face touching and can mean you can't tie your hair up to keep it out of your face.

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