"Devastated" beauty salons and customers have had to race to cancel appointments after they were told lockdown easing would be delayed - with just hours notice.
Alice Bellamy, a beauty therapist, and ExcludedUK member, has said the delay to the planned easing of restrictions for England to allow highly sought-after treatments is "devastating". After hairdressers and barbers were allowed to open weeks ago - beauty salons reopened too but have had to wait to be allowed to perform specific treatments. Bans on popular services like eyebrow treatments prompted accusations of a sexist approach to the easing of the UK's coronavirus lockdowns. Critics pointed out that men could get their beards trimmed, but women wearing protective face coverings could not get services like eye area treatments.
Alice Bellamy runs specialist laser hair removal studio Woman to Woman & The Male Perspective Ltd in Calne
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ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government's Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.
Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded.Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.