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Mobility scooter causes al fresco haircut

A customer service orientated barber gave customer a trim outside his shop, because his client’s mobility scooter wouldn’t fit inside the shop.

Kieran Worthington, 28, moved his clippers and scissors outside to give Billy, whose in his 70s, a short back and sides in the reflection of the shop window.

The barber realised that poor Billy didn’t have crutches and his mobility scooter only had ‘one speed’ fast setting. It meant that the mobility scooter couldn’t be navigated inside the shop without causing mayhem and potential damage to the shop window or fittings.

Kieran then decided to showcase the pensioner’s new haircut outside Beard and Barnet Barbers in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Kieran explained: “Being on a mobility scooter speed, Billy would have driven into the wall because it only had one setting – and that was too fast. I didn’t mind cutting his hair outside because it’s just what we do really – we’d do it for everyone and anyone. It’s not even a big deal, or knew anyone had taken a photo, as tomorrow we’d have forgotten about. He said he was struggling to get inside other shops in town and we told him we’d help him out.”

Beard and Barnet, who charge £13 for a gents haircut, said it was the first time they had ever performed a haircut outside the shop front. Kieran had used the reflection of the store front window to help cut Billy’s hair and even brought out a mirror to show Billy the back of his head.

The barber shop owner Graeme Harding, 34, of Brighouse, West Yorks., added: “Billy had asked a friend of mine, it was my landlord actually, if there was anyway we could cut his hair and he came back and Kieran did it outside. The thing is, we’ve cut each other’s hair outside all the time so it’s no big deal to us, but we really wanted to help billy out. If I’m honest, we have old blokes come in on mobility scooters quite often and the guys park them up, get off and come inside. But unfortunately Billy couldn’t do that because he didn’t have any crutches.”

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