Chinese Salon Staff Keep Distance With Clients

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

AsiaWire / He Bing

This amusing footage shows staff at a Chinese hair salon holding razors and combs strapped to the end of long wooden sticks as they keep a safe distance while tending to clients during the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

The new tactic is reportedly being employed by the Yidu Feiyan salon in Luzhou, a city in China’s south-western Sichuan Province, which also showed staff making on-site visits to customers with one man sitting in the shovel of a digger while he gets long-distance haircare.

AsiaWire / He Bing

The saloon which released the footage said the tactic was putting both employees and customers at ease as they try to avoid contracting or transmitting COVID-19.

After a long period of mandatory business closures amid the outbreak, the salon opened its doors to clients once more on 1st March.

AsiaWire / He Bing

A surgical mask is mandatory in order to enter the premises, with the hairdressers also covering their mouths and noses in accordance with official health guidelines.

However, video shared by hairdresser He Bing shows staff members going the extra mile to ensure another level of safety, providing what has been dubbed ‘long-distance haircuts’.

In the footage, expert barbers hold wooden sticks in either hand as they control a razor and comb.

Each dowel stick is about 3 feet long and is used for basic tasks such as washing, cutting and blow-drying, the salon reported.

The new method is thought to have been popular among customers who are welcoming the entertainment during a time of high tension over the disease.

Long-distance haircuts, which can also be ordered via a call-out, are understood to come at no extra cost to clients.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.