Hughes posted it there earlier this week after a father, who has evidently never stepped foot in a hair salon, was shocked to learn that the well-dressed man about to cut his son’s hair… was gay!
Hughes told the Daily Post: “It was a normal busy day at the salon when a man called in with his wife and child, who must have been about 10 years old. I was already with a client and so I asked my colleague Richard if he would do it.”
That’s when the trouble began.
“The man came up to me at that point and said: ‘I’m not being funny but did you just say that lad’s going to cut my son’s hair’, to which I replied ‘yes’,” Hughes continued. “He then said, ‘Well I assume he’s gay and I don’t want him cutting my lad’s hair so could you do it’, to which I said no because I’m gay as well.”
The horrified father grabbed his son and promptly left, vowing never to return to the salon again.
The other stylist, Richard, says he could hardly believe what happened.
“You don’t expect to be treated like that in this day and age,” he said. “I’ve worked at the salon for seven years and have never experienced anything like that before.”
“I think Russell’s new sign will make sure people like that don’t come in here again.”