CGTN最近就连线了中国和英国的两位“托尼老师”Bobby 和 Scarlet，听他们聊了聊各自如今开门营业的状况。
Hairdressers across the UK have opened their doors again, much to the relief of people whose roots are showing or those who are covering up do-it-yourself attempts.
Hair salons across China have also returned to working their magic on customers. Despite the geographic distance, stylists in both countries face similar challenges in adapting to what is now referred to as the "new normal."
CGTN Europe spoke to two hair stylists on opposite sides of the globe to find out how the experts in both the UK and China are dealing with the new restrictions.
Bobby Du is based at Z by David hair studio in Beijing and Scarlet Salmons runs Damage Hair salon in Brighton. Both share their experiences of how the hairstyling industry is coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
疫情期间，Bobby和 Scarlet 所在的理发店都按照规定不再接待客人。身在北京的Bobby表示，虽然大家都在说要去理发店报复性消费，但如今看来，顾客们都保持着谨慎的态度。
"Everybody's thinking that after the lockdown, all the clients are going to line up to flood into the salon. But, for me, after the first lockdown finished, I think, especially for the Chinese clients, maybe it's all part of culture, people are really, really concerned still, they want to be careful, so I didn't really see the people you know, like line up to flood into the salon."
Salmons says a lot of clients have said they are still "waiting to see what's happening" before sitting back in the chair.
"There are clients who are coming in, the bookings are very full, but a lot of people I've spoken to are still waiting.
In desperation, many people have been doing their own hair whilst at home. Du and Salmons say that experimenting is good but it's normal to not be able to do your hair like your stylist.
"Every single time when this kind of thing happens, a lot of people have become hairdressers during this pandemic, a lot of people have become chefs, so it's very interesting." says Du.
"As a hair stylist we know we can't cut our own hair. We can't color our own hair. If they do do it, it's their own choice if it goes wrong. So, I've been saying 'no, no, no, no!'" says Salmons.
"I think they've [clients] also realized how important we are as well, when they tried to do their hair themselves and thought, 'oh my God, I need my hair stylist, I'm not going to use the supermarket color anymore, I'm not going to try to cut my own fringe anymore... My hair stylist is actually really important!'"
Du and Salmons also say that hair salons are not just a practical space where clients simply go to get their hair cut. Salons offer many a moment of rest and rejuvenation whilst hair stylists often act as non-qualified therapists.
Both agree that adapting to the new normal in the hair industry is a challenge, but one that is worth taking on for customers both in terms of their hair care and mental state.
"Every single industry: restaurants, hairdressers, will have to follow really, really strict rules about every single client, even more strict than before," says Du.