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07-08-2020, 12:00   #1
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Dublin barbers were you don't have to wear a mask

I need to get my hair cut.

But I can't wear a face mask for medical reasons.

Does anyone know of any barbers in Dublin were you don't have to wear a face mask ?
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07-08-2020, 12:03   #2
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I need to get my hair cut.

But I can't wear a face mask for medical reasons.

Does anyone know of any barbers in Dublin were you don't have to wear a face mask ?
The one on Aston Quay is good to go. He told me i didnt have to wear mask if i didnt want. It was a while back and i did wear one but i was surprised at how lax he was on the issue.
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Didn't have to wear one in Rathfarnham shopping centre barber
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I’m sure if you called ahead and asked politely most places would oblige
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I need to get my hair cut.

But I can't wear a face mask for medical reasons.

Does anyone know of any barbers in Dublin were you don't have to wear a face mask ?
From Monday you legally have to wear one.

There is no medical reason that could stop you wearing a mask other than a mental health issue, a phobia or masks or something, maybe anxiety.
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Didn't have to wear one in rathmines by the swan centre
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I know this isn’t your question, but throwing the idea out there in case you hadn’t considered it: unless you require fancy stuff, a DIY job with a hair clipper can look very decent. It might actually be the only reasonable choice if you don’t want to wear masks as they are already very strongly suggested and are about to become mandatory.

And sidetracking a bit, this virus might have a nasty long time effect for barbers even after the situation is back to normal, as quite a few people found out their hair clipper haircuts don’t look very different from what they have been paying for.

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From Monday you legally have to wear one.
Which is only right and yet there is still some selfish idiots not wearing masks. I was in the shops yesterday and while the majority of people were wearing masks there was a couple of selfish people not wearing masks including one that seemed to think it was funny the arsehole.
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I know this isn’t your question, but throwing the idea out there in case you hadn’t considered it: unless you require fancy stuff, a DIY job with a hair clipper can look very decent.

I actually this virus might have a nasty long time effect for barbers even after the situation is back to normal, as quite a few people found out their DIY jobs don’t look very different from what they have been paying for.
Yep, I am cutting my own hair and my sons and my wife thinks it looks just as good... saves me around €30 a month too. Once you get the hang of going the opposite way when using the mirror, it's easy.
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Which is only right and yet there is still some selfish idiots not wearing masks. I was in the shops yesterday and while the majority of people were wearing masks there was a couple of selfish people not wearing masks including one that seemed to think it was funny the arsehole.
Really, well i hope you called the covid police post haste
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I know this isn’t your question, but throwing the idea out there in case you hadn’t considered it: unless you require fancy stuff, a DIY job with a hair clipper can look very decent. It might actually be the only reasonable choice if you don’t want to wear masks as they are already very strongly suggested and are about to become mandatory.

And sidetracking a bit, this virus might have a nasty long time effect for barbers even after the situation is back to normal, as quite a few people found out their hair clipper haircuts don’t look very different from what they have been paying for.
Yep, I won't be going back to the barbers regularly myself. Have cut my hair twice since lockdown and both times were better than my local barbers.
You can actually get it closer to what you were picturing, instead of in the barbers where they're only half way through but you're screaming in your head "stop! leave it as it is, it looks now!"
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Yep, I won't be going back to the barbers regularly myself. Have cut my hair twice since lockdown and both times were better than my local barbers.
You can actually get it closer to what you were picturing, instead of in the barbers where they're only half way through but you're screaming in your head "stop! leave it as it is, it looks now!"
Not to mention that my local barber doesn’t have an appointment system and always has at least 30 minutes wait at the times which are suitable for me (and ATM since they can’t have people wait inside as it’s too packed, there is a queue outside). So even the first time when I was figuring out what to do, I actually saved time doing it myself (with a bit of help from my GF) compared to a regular visit to the barber.

We’ll see, I might get lazy and go back again at some point. But at this stage I feel the same as yourself. Given that I am happy with the result, don’t have to pay for it, and I am saving time - it feels like a no brainer.
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From Monday you legally have to wear one.

There is no medical reason that could stop you wearing a mask other than a mental health issue, a phobia or masks or something, maybe anxiety.

Not true.


I have a letter from my Doctor that says I can't wear one due a long term health condition I have.
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Which is only right and yet there is still some selfish idiots not wearing masks. I was in the shops yesterday and while the majority of people were wearing masks there was a couple of selfish people not wearing masks including one that seemed to think it was funny the arsehole.



Selfish ?

Are you Doctor.

How do you know they don't have a underlying health condition.

My own Doctor told me not to wear a mask and now I fear I will have scumbags starting fights with me when they see I'm not wearing a mask in public.
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