Fife's hairdressers and barbers able to welcome back customers after several months

Fifers are looking forward to having their hair either cut or tidied in the coming days and weeks ahead as hairdressers and barbers re-open from today.

It's as restrictions have been lifted while the third phase of Scotland's easing of lockdown continues.

Enhanced hygeine measures are expected to have been implemented and it's anticipated workers will be wearing PPE to protect themselves and their customers.

In St Andrews, staff at Sophie Butler Hairdressing have had additional training ahead of business starting again.

An appointment only system is in place and the salon has also went cashless for forms of payment.

Bookings have been made well into next month.

Its Salon Manager says she and her colleagues have been getting used to wearing PPE ahead of today's re-opening.

Georgia Butler adds the rules are there to protect everyone:

Amid preparations before the restart of business, one of the salon's stylists recently became a finalist in a major UK & Ireland competition.

Claire Adamson is one of three winners representing Scotland for the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2020.

The Grand Final will take place digitally.

Georgia says Claire is delighted:

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