BARBERSHOPS RE-OPEN ACROSS POST LOCKDOWN SYDNEY
November 1, 2021
After celebrating the grand opening of our barbershop at the Marrickville Metro, we were saddened to be shutting the doors again soon after. Sydney was sent into a long government imposed Covid-19 lockdown and it wasn’t for another 107 days that we would once again be able to open up and with much reason to celebrate.
Let’s face it, the lockdown was far from pleasant. The men of Sydney were locked up and growing their winter coats through the colder months and half of the way through spring as well, it is no wonder that they came out in their droves for haircuts and shaves on October 11th. The queue at the barbershop that first week was looking scruffy as hell and numbered like you wouldn’t believe. It was quite a workload for the crew however everyone was up to the challenge and feeling relieved to be back on the tools and making some bread again.
Touted as ‘Freedom Day’, the state hit a Covid-19 vaccination target and to a limited degree the City was opened back up. One could rightfully argue that ‘freedoms’ should never have been taken away in the first place however that’s a debate we won’t get into right now. One of the freedoms to return was the freedom of professional grooming, something that was widely taken for granted until it was taken away.
With the doors open and all the double vaxxed out and about, we cut the scruffy locks of half of the men in Marrickville that first week, we cut so much hair that there was nobody left to cut. There were only two types of men you could see getting around Smidmore St, those with a fresh cut and those still locked out of the barbershop.
We are very pleased to be trading again and to be busy at the same time. We truely hope that we never see the return of lockdowns to Sydney or anywhere in Australia for that matter. We spare a thought for those who resisted ‘the jab’ and are still locked out of the barbershop, we await the day that we welcome you back and from that day forth, may all of us remain free to get a haircut when we bloody well feel like it.
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