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

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With salons barely open for four months before yet another lockdown, salon haircuts feel like a thing of the past.

But trims, blow-dries and beauty treatments should be back on the cards on December 2nd, with the government expected to give some salons the go ahead to re-open.

After this date, it is thought that different parts of the country will follow the restrictions from the existing tier system depending on the severity of infection in the local area. 

For example, hairdressers in Tier 3 will still be allowed to open with the approval of the local authorities.

In light of the fact that we could be getting our much-needed haircuts rather soon, a professional stylist has revealed the most hygienic style to opt for, post-corona.

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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.