ONE of the town’s longest serving barbers has given our MP’s plans to regulate hairdressing the thumbs up.
Colin Brown said he agreed with David Morris’s campaign for compulsory registration of all hairdressers because it’s too easy for unqualified crimpers to set up in business.
Mr Morris, who himself worked as a hairdresser for 26 years and owned a chain of salons, also wants the National Hairdressing Council to be given powers to strike off those who do not practice in a professional manner.
Mr Brown commented after internet politics blogger “Malpoet” gave Mr Morris his “Prat of the Week” award, saying new hairdressing regulations would encourage the compensation culture.
“As someone who works hard in this town and has cut hair for 31 years, and who does everything by the book, I don’t disagree with (Mr Morris),” said Mr Brown, who has a shop on Victoria Street.
“What’s to stop anybody from opening up a barber’s shop?”
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