Hair gone wild in lockdown? This barber gives self-groom tips on how to cut at home

Too short, too asymmetric, too bald? Just some of the quarantine disasters that have fallen on people as they take to DIY haircuts.

Now, a barber has come to the rescue by giving virtual consultations to guide men on how to execute the perfect cut during lockdown.

Not only is Birmingham-based Anil Salhan helping his fellow man look their best, he’s also fundraising cash – with 100% of money raised donated to mental health charities.

Anil, founder of award-winning BLACC+BLOND, launched the initiative to help individuals – or their partners, armed with clippers and scissors – with a 45-minute appointment.

The online sessions, available to anyone who can access video-calls, cost £5 with the monies going to  CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and Birmingham Mind.

Speaking to Uspire, Anil said: “Being in constant communication with my existing client-base of 200+ men has proved to me that the impact of not getting a haircut extends to their mental health.

“Be it the impartial chats they have in the barber chair, or how looking good radiates a positive mindset.

“I’m hoping the sessions can offer some valuable relief in these unprecedented times.”

In addition to the consultations, award-winning Anil has posted tutorials on how to do a buzzcut style and trim a beard on the salon’s Instagram page.

He’s also created a range of beanie hats to cover up overgrown hair, again with 100% of the profits being donated to his selected charities.

For more information on Anil’s offerings, visit BLACC+BLOND.