A hairdresser is being probed by the council after reopening a salon from home - because they feel “disregarded” from the government.
Bosses at Vogue Hair Extension Specialists announced on social media that they were taking bookings yesterday (Wednesday).
Hairdressers and barbers have been ordered to shut since March but Kayleigh Simpson, who runs the Ayr salon, says she will now reopen from home.
On Thursday afternoon First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reiterated that hairdressers and other specialist personal retail will have to wait until Phase 3 to reopen.
Now council chiefs have been forced to remind Kayleigh of the guidelines and they say they have contacted the boss.
A post on the salon’s Facebook page said: “With a lot of consideration I have made the decision to Re-Open from home for all Hair Extension appointments until the Salon I’m based in opens it’s doors.
“This is not a matter of putting “Wealth before Health” Hairdressers are one of the most clinical environment to work within and visit, we are highly trained in PPE and equipped to conduct our services in a controlled environment.
“We have been extremely patient awaiting guidelines to when we can reopen but sadly we have been totally disregarded and in our place pubs, restaurants and even non essential shops have been given the go ahead or dates to open.
“I welcome any clients who would like to book with Kayleigh for any extensions services to contact us through the page or via email@example.com
“I want to thank my clients for patiently waiting for me to reopen.
Kayleigh then updated customers this morning, thanking them for their responses – adding that appointments were fully booked.
A post said: “I am now fully booked until 8th July with exception to Tuesday 30th.
South Ayrshire Council have confirmed they are looking into it and a spokesperson said: “We realise that this is a difficult time for traders, however the legislation is quite clear, beauty and hair businesses cannot operate during the lockdown.
“We are in contact with the business owner.”
Vogue have been contacted for comment.