Hairdressers banned from wearing high heels

Hairdressers will no longer be allowed to wear high heels at work - but gossip is still allowed

New EU proposals would mean hair stylists are no longer allowed to wear high heels, wedding rings or watches at work – all for reasons of health and safety.

Hairdressers are also being told to put a cap on the number of haircuts they complete in one day to prevent ‘emotional collapses’. Meanwhile they are being encouraged to gossip in the workplace as a way of promoting “mental wellbeing”.

The agreement will be signed this month between social partners of the European Commission and will submit the deal to Brussels to become an EU-wide directive binding on all 27 states.

The National Hairdressers’ Federation warns the plans will cost the industry 3 million a year in wasted time and red tape.

And employment minister Chris Grayling said: ‘We should be creating jobs, not killing them. This kind of stupidity has to stop. It makes no sense and I will do everything I can to stop it,’ says .

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