After the government gave permission to hair cutting salons, barbers are charging exorbitantly for their services. Some salons are reportedly collecting ₹400 for a hair cut and ₹150 and above for shaving.However, salons owners said that price hike had become inevitable as they had to follow COVID-19 guidelines.“Normally, I used to pay ₹200 for a hair cut and ₹75 to ₹100 for shaving before lockdown. Now, some AC salons are collecting double the charges. They are not honouring membership cards during the lockdown,” said a youth.Barbers said that they were taking full safety measures by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), supplying masks, gloves and sanitizers to all the customers in wake of coronavirus.“We are following COVID-19 protocol strictly. The napkins, towels and other material are being used only once and we are giving them for wash in antiseptic lotion and hot water. Though we are collecting excess charges, salons are giving foolproof protection to customers,” said a salon owner.Some people said that charges in some salons were not affordable for the poor and middle class people. “Even for children, they are collecting ₹300 and above for a hair cut,” they said.Home serviceIn some areas and colonies, barbers are offering services… Read full this story
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