A BARBER was thrown into confusion after a customer indicated they were unhappy with the back of their hair.
Norman Steele had just completed a ‘short back and sides’ when customer Stephen Malley shook his head after being shown the back in a mirror.
Malley reportedly said: “I’m not sure. It’s a bit square. Maybe you could make it more round?”
Steele said: “I was gobsmacked. No one is ever unhappy with the back. All I could think was, ‘What the hell am I going to do now?’
“Once the initial shock had passed and my hands stopped shaking I trimmed a bit more off. He seemed happy with that, but I’m still having nightmares about it.”
The incident is believed to be the first time a customer has not liked the back of their hair since 1951, which led to a tightening of industry standards and mass redundancies.