When barbershops ban barber’s necklaces
Posted October 02, 2018 09:29:07 A Sydney barber has been forced to close his salon after a ban on barber necklacing was imposed on the city.
Key points: Barbershops are required to ban necklace designs as part of a new health and safety protocol The ban was imposed in October and was designed to improve the health of Sydney’s hair-care communityBarber John Karr had a small business in Sydney’s inner-west and the ban has put a strain on his relationships with customers and his clientsThe new rule, which is in place until April 2019, has prompted some of Sydney�s best known barbers to step in and barter for their own necklaced hairpieces.
John Karr has been banned from the Sydney Hair Barbershop in Bondi and he is worried that he will have to close down his salon, where he has worked for 20 years.
He has been contacted by ABC Radio and confirmed that the ban on necklacings was imposed by the NSW Department of Health and has resulted in a loss of business for the business.
“I had been using the salon for 25 years and I thought I had done everything right, I thought we were a good business,” Mr Karr said.
“So I thought it was time to change the rules and we have to go through it again.
”I was not surprised, I knew this would be a tough time and I did not expect to have to shut down my business.
“Mr Karr, a member of the Sydney barbers’ association, said the ban had caused his business to be on the edge.
Barbers have to wear an electronic bracelet to identify themselves as they cut hair.
Mr KARR is a well-known member of Sydney hair-shops who has worked at the salon since the early 1980s.
In February 2019, Mr KARR said he had been approached by a barber who was offering to make a bar tie to mark his barber shop’s closure.
However, he said he was not able to offer him the necklace as he was required to wear a bracelet to show the barber, and Mr KAR was concerned the necklace would attract more customers.
When Mr KARBERSHOP closed its doors in March 2019, the ban was extended until April 2020, and he said that it was a blow to his business.”
I thought we had done our job and I could do my business and I would have to give up the business,” he said.”
I think a lot of people who work here now are in a similar situation.
They are scared to be seen with their hair in the salon.
I am just so upset about it and it has affected a lot.”
Barber�s union says necklaches are no longer acceptable in Sydney BarbershopsBarbershops in the inner-western suburbs of Bondi, Wollongong and Caulfield are among the bars that are refusing to cater to customers who have bought necklacerised hairpieces to wear to work.
The new rules require all barbers who serve customers who are wearing a necklache to wear wristbands or wristbands with the barbershop logo on them to mark their barbership in writing.
Customers are also not allowed to bring their own necklace or bar hairpieces into the bar, and they are required by the new rules to be accompanied by a member or two of their bar staff when they leave the bar.
The NSW Department for Primary Industries and Consumer Protection said the regulations are aimed at promoting a healthier community.
It said the new rule is aimed at ensuring that all Sydney hair salon staff are able to meet the needs of Sydney residents.
A spokesperson for the department said the Department would be working with the industry to develop a policy and the regulations would be rolled out in the coming weeks.