The most hygienic haircut to opt for after lockdown, according to a hairdressing pro

Caitlin Elliott
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With salons constantly opening and closing thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns of the past year, salon haircuts feel like a thing of the past.

Hair and beauty salons first closed back in March with the introduction of the first nationwide lockdown.

And after months of waiting, counting down and watching our feral locks dry out at the end and our brassy colours grow out down past our jawlines, we were finally graced with open salons back in the summer.

However, we were only given a few months of service before they were required to close up again back in November when the country went into its second lockdown.

After that it was all dependant on which tier you found yourself in and when the tier 4 restrictions were introduced we were once again unable to visit our local salons.

We're unsure when trims, blow-dries and beauty treatments will be back on the cards, but we can still make plans for when we're finally allowed back in the salon.

So a professional stylist has revealed the most hygienic style to opt for, post-corona (if that ever comes...)

Tim Hartley, a former director at Vidal Sassoon, has highlighted that keeping hygiene at tip top levels needs to be a serious priority in the world of hair and beauty.

Tim has suggested that we should consider much shorter options like bob hairstyles when our next cut finally comes around in order to cut blow-drying times in half and lessen the risk of spreading Covid-19.

"Salons are looking at ways to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in order to maintain a safe environment and still get the most fashionable styles. Reducing air flow and blow-dry times is the first point of call," said pro stylist, Sally-Kate Duboux.

"Longer, thicker hair types have a dry time of up to an hour, especially if a bouncy blow dry is your go-to style.

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"These lengthy styles are off the service menu in many salons due to the risk of contamination, making the wash-and-go style a service of the future," she told Metro.

The benefits of going for a 1920s style bob don't stop there, though.

Having less hair around your face and shoulders can mean that you're less likely to be batting it away from your eyes and touching your face.

Your locks will also be less likely to come into contact with your clothes, which germs can spread around your body less easily.