Ellon businesses greeted with rush for post-lockdown haircuts
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There was a hairy sigh of relief across the country as hairdressers and barbers were once again allowed to open this week as restrictions on businesses tentatively start to relax.
Clients in Ellon were no different in their delights, with local businesses reporting a high demand for appointments in this first weak of them being back in business.
Al's Barber Shop opened their door for 14 hours of appointments on Monday in order to meet the demand of customers.
Owner Alan Wallace said: "We were absolutely out the door today, we opened at 9am and finished at 11pm.
"This week and probably next week will be similar.
"A lot of people are desperate for a hair cut - we've not seen as many home haircuts this lockdown!"
It's not just the barbers that have been kept on their toes, with Krissy Mitchell of Artisan commenting: "As you can imagine it's been a crazy couple of days!
"It's great to be back and see all of our lovely clients and be creative once again.
"The whole team has really missed it!"
Garden centres were also able to re-open as restrictions eased, and more businesses are gearing up to open their doors from April 26.