Bavarian police bust cellar hairdressers

Bavarian police bust cellar hairdressers
A "Friseur", or hair salon, is closed in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA
Finding the perfect fringe during these times of confinement may prove to be an expensive gamble after German police went underground to uncover two makeshift hairdressing salons on Saturday.

When the officers arrived at the salons, carefully installed in the cellars of two private houses, “people were having their hair done”, local police said in a statement.

Two people were waiting for a cut in Elsenfeld and another in a cellar in Momlingen, according to DPA, which claims that “the salons were professionally equipped”.

Police have opened investigations for non-compliance with lockdown measures which, in Bavaria, are among the strictest in Germany.

At the weekend, police patrolled the Lower Franconia region, in which they noted a total 70 violations, including a party with an open-air fire in the district of Würzburg, they said in a statement.

Under the rules set down at the end of March when confinement started, leaving home without “valid reason” is punishable by a fine of 150.

Hair salons, closed like other businesses considered non-essential, however, will begin to reopen from May 4th in the country as part of a gradual deconfinement.

Both the hairdresser and the customer will be required to wear a face mask under the new rules.

READ ALSO: Germany set to extend coronavirus restrictions until early May

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