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Would you get your haircut by an ex convict?

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Chloe9 Wed 09-Oct-19 18:58:36

Would you get your haircut by an ex convict? You don't get to know what they were convicted of, only that they spent time in prison and are fully trained and have been rehabilitated into society.

PralineCookie Wed 09-Oct-19 18:59:19

So long as their name isn't Sweeney Todd then yes.

Dhalandchips Wed 09-Oct-19 18:59:52

If they're adequately trained, I don't see why not.

Ilovetolurk Wed 09-Oct-19 19:00:09

Are you worried about ending up with a grade one?

CheerfulMuddler Wed 09-Oct-19 19:00:31


BrassTactical Wed 09-Oct-19 19:00:40

Privately in my home? No.

In a shop, yes why not? I would find it unusual to even know their history?

Cockw0mble Wed 09-Oct-19 19:00:43


jelly79 Wed 09-Oct-19 19:01:03

Yes. I'd trust in whatever process or support they had been through

Lwmommy Wed 09-Oct-19 19:01:30

How would I even know they were an ex convict? I don't usually ask for DBS checks on my hairdressers.

Soola Wed 09-Oct-19 19:01:47


lljkk Wed 09-Oct-19 19:01:49

1/3 of men & 1/4 of women have a criminal record. It's probably already happened to me.

RunsForGummyBears Wed 09-Oct-19 19:02:01

Why not? I've probably been served by ex-offenders and been none the wiser.

Chloe9 Wed 09-Oct-19 19:02:06

Like if it was a company who were public about employing ex offenders and run a hairdressing business

RolytheRhino Wed 09-Oct-19 19:02:16

Not if they have been convicted of any violent offences. If you can guarantee that, then yes. Otherwise, I'll pass.

Dangerfloof Wed 09-Oct-19 19:03:01

In a salon yes, in my home no.

TwattingDog Wed 09-Oct-19 19:03:14

Unless they were Sweeney Todd in a previous life, it wouldn't bother me. I'm much more interested in their competence as a hairdresser.

Chloe9 Wed 09-Oct-19 19:03:14

Oh I am quite sure most of us have all had at least one haircut by somebody with a criminal record and NOT known about it, but would it change your opinion if you did know?

BNSY Wed 09-Oct-19 19:04:03


BNSY Wed 09-Oct-19 19:04:21

I mean unless it's a terrible haircut...

CampingItUp Wed 09-Oct-19 19:04:28

grin at PralineCookie

For all I know I do get my hair cut by an ex convict.

But as a PP said not in my own home.

Iliketeaagain Wed 09-Oct-19 19:04:57

In a shop, yes.
In my home, I'd probably be a bit more wary.

To be fair, I get my keys cut at Timpson and they are well known for supporting people to get back in to work.

I'm also sure there are many people who we interact with every day in routine environments who have a criminal record.

Slomi Wed 09-Oct-19 19:05:56

My DP gets his hair cut by a guy who was sentenced years ago for assault. He owns the place and seems to have completely turned his life around. Can't see why it would be an issue if they are rehabilitated.

WickedLemon Wed 09-Oct-19 19:07:15

I’d need to know the crime. If all you could tell me was they’re an ex convict, then I’m going elsewhere for my haircut.

I don’t want my hair cut by rapists, paedophiles, or violent offenders.

Carrie7899 Wed 09-Oct-19 19:07:37

Yes. I can't see an issue with it. People need a second chance

bbciiu Wed 09-Oct-19 19:08:19

Of course. Rehabilitated and full qualified/trained hairdresser. Why not?!

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