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This hair salon is offering a 'quiet chair' for customers who don't want to make small talk

No more forced chat about your trip to Lanzarote.

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IF THERE’S ONE thing gals can agree on, it’s that there’s nothing more awkward than making small talk with the hairdresser.

But now a Welsh hair salon has come up with an ingenious invention for people who don’t want to partake in forced chat: the quiet chair.

Wales Online reports that Bauhaus, a salon in Cardiff, introduced the option for customers last week.

Owner Scott Miller told the newspaper that they want customers to be as relaxed as possible in the salon and if that means being quiet for 45 minutes, so be it.

…we understand people lead busy lives where they may have been communicating with people all day and want some relief.
A trip to the hair salon is supposed to be relaxing, and while for some people that means catching up on what’s been going on in their lives, not everybody is comfortable with small talk.

Customers can now request the “quiet chair” when booking an appointment and not feel embarrassed about it.

We wanted to take the embarrassment away, and for customers to know we won’t be offended if they don’t want to do the small talk often associated with visiting the hair salon.
Of course, we’ll talk to them about their hair and what they want, but apart from that, they’ll be able to enjoy the experience in silence and read a magazine uninterrupted if they want to.

A quiet chair where you don’t have to talk about the wedding you’re going to/your holiday in Tenerife/the poxy weather?

The dream.

Do it, Irish hairdressers.

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