People queueing outside Banbury town centre barbershops say they are 'desperate' for haircut

Dozens of people queue outside barbershops in town this morning (Monday April 12) for their long awaited haircut.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:17 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:18 am
More than a dozen people wait for a haircut outside Ralph & Tony barbers in Parsons Street

Queues of people lined the streets of the Banbury town centre this morning as people waited for their long awaited haircut.

Michael Smith, of Bodington, waited an hour for his long awaited haircut at Ralph & Tony Gents Hairdressers in Parsons Street.

He said: "It's got quite long. I've not had a haircut since November. This is the longest I've waited for a haircut in five, six or seven years. I normally have a haircut every four weeks.

Nearly a dozen people wait for a haircut outside Trinder's barbers in Church Lane, Banbury

"There were 17 people ahead of me when I got here. I'm that desperate."

Sol Grant waited with his friend Mike Hunt for nearly 30 minutes for a hair cut this morning at Trinder's Barbershop in Church Lane. More than a dozen people waited in the queue outside the barbershop this morning, which opened before 9am.

He said: "I've been buzzing for a hair cut. This is where I normally go for a hair cut. My mate is the barber."

Banbury Guardian reporter Matt Elofson is in town chatting to people who came out for the reopening of businesses.

Lorraine Parker and Jason Parker enjoy a coffee outside Lenny's Cafe in Parsohs Street

Jason Parker and Lorraine Parker enjoyed a coffee and tea cake outside Lenny's in Parson's Street.

He said: "I was going to get a haircut, but there are queues everywhere. I think I will just come back in the morning."

Lorraine said: "I've had to shield so it's nice to sit out and have a coffee, and feel normal walking around a shop again."

"It's nice to get out and do some normal things."