Wash, lay, stand in line! Finally! After 74 days without a professional haircut, the hairdressers are allowed to open again from Monday, March 1st.
By Katja Colmenares and Ralf Günther
The “Salon im Storkower Bogen” is also preparing for the first day of work. Appointments have been made since Monday. Because the phone is always busy, customers come by in person. But those who want to be beautiful again had to stand in line first.
The two women are happy to finally be able to work again.
The hairdressers were prepared for the rush. “We already know that from the last lockdown. Most of them are loyal regular customers. ”And they absolutely want to have new color, curls or a haircut – despite the sometimes tougher conditions set by the Senate:
► Customers may only be served by prior appointment.
► A safety distance of two meters must be maintained between the seats.
► Customers and employees have to wear a mask all the time.
► Waiting customers are not allowed to be inside the operating rooms.
The last time I was at the hairdresser’s was about two months ago. It’s time again. ”
And pensioner Frank Petke, 63, a pensioner from Lichtenberg, took it with humor: “We used to queue for bananas, today after a hairdresser appointment. Crazy times. ”
Because cutting your hair alone – even the best Figaros can’t do that. Berlin’s celebrity hairdresser Shan Rahimkhan (48) let his son with the hair clipper on his forehead. And it went wrong. “I gave him the wrong attachments for the machine and then my hair was completely shaved.”
In Rahmikan’s stores, the appointments are booked out for weeks. During the forced Corona break, he had no scissors in hand – although he said he had received “many immoral offers” to illegally cut customers’ hair. Rahimkhan says he always refused.