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Celebrate hairdressers reopening with a 1940s makeover at Dover Castle with English Heritage

It may feel like the 1940s since we could last go to the hairdressers, so what about marking the day we can return to them with a 40s-style hair do?

English Heritage is celebrating the reopening of Dover Castle tomorrow with a chance to win a vintage makeover at the castle on the day.

English Heritage is celebrating the much anticipated re-opening of hairdressers around the country Picture: English Heritage
English Heritage is celebrating the much anticipated re-opening of hairdressers around the country Picture: English Heritage

Visitors who book tickets to visit tomorrow will automatically be entered into a draw to win the opportunity to have their hair done as part of their day out at the historic fortress.

From a victory roll and a classic up-do to pin curls, it'll be a chance to treat your messy lockdown barnet to its first new style in months at the castle’s 1940s hair salon.

Tomorrow will be the first day that many of English Heritage’s larger sites with outdoor spaces will open since March.

Anna Eavis, English Heritage’s curatorial director, said: “I’m sure that when we look back at life during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, on the lighter side, untamed locks will be one of the stand-out features.

"Throughout history, hairstyles can actually reveal a lot about the context in which people were living.

English Heritage will celebrate the re-opening of its historic properties with its very own 1940s hair salon at Dover Castle Picture: English Heritage
English Heritage will celebrate the re-opening of its historic properties with its very own 1940s hair salon at Dover Castle Picture: English Heritage

"The Romans liked a plaited wig, the Georgians had their hair literally head and shoulders above the rest and the Victorians were sporting hipster beards long before they were cool. We know that many will be longing to get their hair done again, just as they will be to get back out and be inspired by our fabulous historic buildings, so we’ve combined the two.”

Visitors will find new measures introduced to ensure the health and wellbeing with social distancing in place and visitor numbers limited. Tickets must be pre-booked. To book go to english-heritage.org.uk/reopening

For more news of venues reopening across Kent click here.


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