Hairdressers should reopen, Cape lawyer argues

Published May 28, 2020


CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town lawyer brought an urgent application to the Western Cape High Court requesting that the ban on hairdressing and salon industry be lifted. This is after his wife decided to cut her hair own hair.

Advocate Carlo Viljoen told the court he had the support of 159 hairdressers from around the country who were now struggling to earn a living.

The ban on the hair and beauty industry followed the Covid-19 national lockdown which was imposed on March 27 by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

According to Viljoen 592 hairdressers were requesting food relief due to the loss of income.

He told the court, in his argument that the industry made R250bilion per annum. However; his application was denied by the Western Cape High Court.

Meanwhile, more and more people are choosing to go bald now that there is no one to do their hair.

Retailers such as Dis-Chem, Game, Clicks have all sold out on clippers.

Some celebrities have also taken to social media sharing how the ban on hairdressers had encouraged them to be more creative. Comedian Tumi Morake recently posted that she had to learn how to cut her husband's hair by watching YouTube videos.

Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi also showcased his newly bald head on social media.

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Kutough, kutricky kuwow! Do not ask your family members to cut your hair okanye uzobhadla! Ngokundichetywa ndicinga uyizoyizo ?

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