On Wednesday, Julia Crawford’s busy hair salon, Union Jacks Hair, in Frenchs Forest was a hive of activity. On Thursday, she is shutting its doors.
While hairdressers are exempt from tougher new restrictions announced by the Morrison government on Tuesday night that ban similar businesses such as beauticians, the 30-minute time limit on each customer means that Ms Crawford has made the decision that she will not be able to operate her business.
“Thirty-minute haircuts, they really don’t exist unless you’re a barber,” she said from behind her mask inside the upmarket north shore salon as she worked.
“Men are the only ones who can possibly get a haircut in half an hour.