The new hair appointment trend as demand increases by 2250%

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Now that hairdressers are finally reopening, finding a hair salon near you could that’s not already booked up for weeks could be tricky – but there’s one trick you could try.

It’s been a few months now that Brits have not been able to cut, blow dry or dye their hair professionally – and many a roots and split ends are in desperate need of a touch up right now.

So it’s no wonder that hair salons are reporting huge demands after the announcement that they can finally reopen this Saturday 4 July (opens in new tab).

Some London salons are reporting more than 2,000-strong waiting lists (opens in new tab), while one Yorkshire-based even started offering 5am appointments.

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If you’re among the Brits in need of a haircut but your trusted hair salon is already booked up, then you could try something that’s been working for many people up and down the country.

In order to secure an appointment that’s harder to come by than anti-bac was back in March, many are booking their treatments via Treatwell (opens in new tab). The hair and beauty bookings platform reported an unprecedented 2250 per cent surge in demand for hair appointments, according to Harper's BAZAAR.

BOOK NOW: Find you nearest hair salon with Treatwell (opens in new tab)

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So rather than relying on your go-to hair salon, you can quickly check which hairdresser nearest to you has slots available at a convenient time to get your new bob hairstyle (opens in new tab) . Plus, as you can book and pay via the app, it definitely makes it easier to make sure you’re socially distancing as much as you can.

Now that hairdressers are finally reopening, finding a hair salon near you could that’s not already booked up for weeks could be tricky – but there’s one trick you could try.

Are you excited to go back to your favourite salon or are you having to pick a new one for a post-lockdown emergency appointment? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know!

Mariana is the editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.