Coronavirus Tales: Here's how hair stylists and barbers are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

Updated: Jun 10, 2020, 16:12 | Sunny Rodricks
  • A barber (R) cuts the hair of a customer at a barbershop as it reopened after closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Quezon City, Manila.

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  • An Algerian man leaves a barber shop after getting a haircut in the capital Algiers after authorities eased some restrictions put in place in a bid to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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  • California Governor Gavin Newsom bumps elbows with Candace O'Connor, owner of Brimberry Barber and Beauty Salon, after she shared her thoughts on running a business in the time of COVID-19 and the recent protests in Los Angeles.

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  • A hairdresser, wearing a protective face mask cuts a man's hair at a barbershop in central Tbilisi after Georgia lifted most of the restrictions on economic activity that were imposed as part of measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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  • An employee of a men's hair salon wears a protective gear as he gives a customer a hair cut after the government eased a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of the global pandemic in Caracas.

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  • A Hairdresser donning an apron and a face mask gives a haircut to a customer after the government eased the nationwide lockdown previously imposed in wake of COVID-19 pandemic in Chennai.

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  • Hairdressers give a hair wash to customers after the government eased the nationwide lockdown previously imposed against the COVID-19 infection in Chennai.

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  • A barber wearing a face mask cuts a man's hair at Santa Cruz neighbourhood in Medellin, Colombia amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

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  • A barber wearing face mask and gloves sprays a man's hair, at a hairdresser's salon in the Cypriot capital Nicosia, on the first day of educational facilities re-opening following the easing of a lockdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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  • A woman wearing a mask gets a haircut in a salon in Miami, a City in Florida.

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  • A man drinks a chilled coffee drink outside a hairdresser's salon in the Cypriot capital Nicosia as he awaits for his turn to get a haircut.

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  • A hairdresser trims the hair of a customer at a women's beauty parlour in Bangalore after the government eased the nationwide lockdown previously imposed against the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

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  • A nurse of Saint-Pierre hospital gets a haircut at the "Hair & Look" salon in Ixelles as Belgium eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A barber (L) wearing a facemask attends a customer at his roadside stall after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Secunderabad the twin city of Hyderabad.

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  • Patrizia, a hairdresser in the Testaccio district of Rome, wearing a face mask and shield, prepares to do customers' hair during the country's nationwide lockdown aimed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus.

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  • A street barber cuts the hair of a labourer at a market after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic in Lahore, Pakistan.

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  • A hairdresser disinfects a table after giving a haircut to a customer at the "Hair & Look" salon in Ixelles as Belgium eases lockdown measures which were taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A man looks from the street inside an Afro hairdresser salon as the hairdressers wearing protective face mask style the hair of customers in Paris as France eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • A nurse from the Necker Hospital gets a haircut at the "Hovig Etoyan" salon where the first two days of work are dedicated to nursing staff in Paris, France.

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  • Jamal Abu Hammad, a Palestinian barber working with his son (unseen) to provide their services as a delivery, cuts the hair of a man at the client's rooftop in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, as the city remains on lockdown due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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About The Gallery

With lockdown rules being eased and restrictions lifted, hairstylist and barbers across the world are opening up for patrons. From partitioned spaces and barbers wearing mask and face shield to disinfecting the place after every service, here's how hairdressers and salon owners are coping up in the post COVID-19 world.

(All photos/AFP)