Davinia Fox, a hairdresser from Somerset made the 5ft artwork on her salon floor to thank the prime minister for his efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and to celebrate the hairdressing industry, but people who are not as enamoured with the PM are feeling rather afraid of it.
Speaking to the BBC, Fox said she collected waste hair from cuts she carried out between the lockdowns and that she took two days off work to give 16 hours to completing the project.
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“I had well over half a black sack of hair which I very carefully swept up without my clients knowing,” she said.
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“I wanted to give something back. I wanted to show how much people’s hair did grow throughout the lockdowns without hairdressers there.”
She added: “Obviously, it will be swept up, but I would really love it if Boris Johnson could actually see the photograph of it or if he could come down to see it in person, that would be lovely.”
However, Labour MP Charlotte Nichols joked she feared it could “hurt” her:
My therapist: Hairy Boris Johnson isn't real and can't hurt you.
Hairy Boris Johnson: pic.twitter.com/n3EleuqrXO
— Charlotte Nichols (@charlotte2153) November 3, 2021
While others said they thought the hair version of Johnson appeared more neat and tidy than the real person:
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Looks better than the real thing tbh.
— Bear Gwills (@BearGwills) November 3, 2021
bizarre how a human hair portrait of Boris Johnson is more groomed & better turned out than Boris Johnson https://t.co/EjsoXuPMf5
— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) November 3, 2021
Mad how his hair actually looks tidy here
— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) November 3, 2021
Meanwhile, others still thought it was completely bizarre and many said they didn’t see a reason to celebrate Johnson:
— Lucie (@ByrneLuc) November 3, 2021
Another day on Normal Island https://t.co/5QYDi84Q4X
— Michael (@____gally) November 3, 2021
We’re all agreed that this is just fucking weird, right? https://t.co/PN1AHUKo1d
— Josh Boffin (@iamjoshboffin) November 3, 2021
This hairy Johnson will haunt my dreams https://t.co/4gO45DKLzq
— Conceptual Canute, Anarchomonarch???????????????????????? ???????? (@Cnut_real) November 3, 2021
Fox added that the pandemic has hsown how essential hairdressers are:
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“There’s been stigma behind us, where if you’re not clever, you become a hairdresser and it’s seen to be one of those downgraded jobs,” she said.
“That has changed as the years have progressed and Covid has definitely helped, now we’re essential.”
The news comes as a burglar has gone viral for sharing a resemblance with the prime minister.
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