Banburyshire hairdresser gets to work on the lawn with scissors during lockdown - video goes all over the world

A Banbury hairdresser's video of her manicuring the lawn with her comb and scissors has gone viral around the globe.

By Roseanne Edwards
Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 3:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 3:30 pm

Amanda-Gayle Ostler has had to suspend her busy mobile hairdressing business - Halo Hair Banbury - during the coronavirus lockdown. She was missing her clients and her styling so much she decided to get to work on her lawn with her scissors.

Now the video on Facebook has been seen by 7.3 million viewers, has had 127,000 comments, been liked 25,000 times and has had 273,000 shares.

"I didn't expect it to go viral. I just wanted do to it for a giggle - to make people smile at a difficult time," said Mrs Ostler.

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Amanda-Gayle Ostler tidies up her husband Jake's hair after manicuring the lawn for her social media video

"I was bored because of the lockdown and I'm missing doing my clients' hair. I normally do between ten and 20 a day so I'm very busy as a rule; there's never a quiet day and the impact of the lockdown is quite hard."

Mrs Ostler got her husband Jake - head chef at the National Herb Centre, Warmington, which is temporarily closed - to take the video which she put up on Facebook.

"Someone said I should share it so I made it public," she said. "The next day I saw that it had two million views, then three, then four and it's carried on going up. Then I got a message from a woman in California thanking me for making her smile and another from Queensland in Australia. It's been on TV in Poland too and it's been shared by some of hairdressing's biggest suppliers.

"I got contacted by a researcher from Viral Hog who wanted to distribute the film internationally but I'd already done it really. I'm just glad that it's making people smile," she said.