Hairdresser makes wacky umbrella defend to block coronavirus


She’s not gonna let the coronavirus rain on her parade.

An enterprising Netherlands haircutter has devised an unorthodox — if highly questionable — way to both practice social distancing and stay employed amid COVID-19 business closures: crafting a hazmat suit out of an umbrella. A video of her bizarre disease-fighting measure has racked up over 2.8 million views and 93,000 shares on Facebook.

About Hairdresser
A hairdresser is a person whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person’s image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as either a hairdresser, a barber or a cosmetologist.

Hairdresser makes wacky umbrella shield to block coronavirus

About umbrella
An umbrella or parasol is a folding canopy supported by wooden or metal ribs that is usually mounted on a wooden, metal, or plastic pole. It is designed to protect a person against rain or sunlight. The term umbrella is traditionally used when protecting oneself from rain, with parasol used when protecting oneself from sunlight, though the terms continue to be used interchangeably. Often the difference is the material used for the canopy; some parasols are not waterproof. Umbrella canopies may be made of fabric or flexible plastic. There are also combinations of parasol and umbrella that are called en-tout-cas (french for “in any case”).Umbrellas and parasols are primarily hand-held portable devices sized for personal use. The largest hand-portable umbrellas are golf umbrellas. Umbrellas can be divided into two categories: fully collapsible umbrellas, in which the metal pole supporting the canopy retracts, making the umbrella small enough to fit in a handbag, and non-collapsible umbrellas, in which the support pole cannot retract and only the canopy can be collapsed. Another distinction can be made between manually operated umbrellas and spring-loaded automatic umbrellas, which spring open at the press of a button.
Hand-held umbrellas have some type of handle, either a wooden or plastic cylinder or a bent “crook” handle (like the handle of a cane). Umbrellas are available in a range of price and quality points, ranging from inexpensive, modest quality models sold at discount stores to expensive, finely made, designer-labeled models. Larger parasols capable of blocking the sun for several people are often used as fixed or semi-fixed devices, used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture, or as points of shade on a sunny beach.
Parasols are sometimes called sunshades. An umbrella may also be called a brolly (UK slang), parapluie (nineteenth century, French origin), rainshade, gamp (British, informal, dated), or bumbershoot (rare, facetious American slang).

The eight-second clip, uploaded last week, shows the unnamed Dutch stylist trimming a customer’s hair at the Bella Rossa salon in Oss, Holland, while wearing her anti-coronavirus couture.

Governments around the globe have forced nonessential businesses such as hair salons to shutter, costing countless hospitality workers their jobs. But to ensure she doesn’t miss an appointment, the inventive hairstylist snipped holes for her arms and eyes out of an umbrella in an attempt to make a shield.

Hairdresser makes wacky umbrella shield to block coronavirus

Currently, there is no evidence that her makeshift apparatus would actually do the trick, and even the stylist is skeptical of her get-up. “I’m not sure this is going to work,” the laughing salon employee can be heard musing in the video while cutting hair.

Nonetheless, the social-media masses are applauding her ingenuity. “You have an invention for everything, right, super woman,” said one Facebook commenter of her impromptu sickness shield.

“I swear may God make you smile,” added another.

Hairdresser cuts hair through a makeshift shield made from an umbrella

Other “COVIDIOTS” have raised eyebrows for parading about in public while wearing Mad Max-esque apparatus haphazardly constructed from water jugs, grapefruit peels and more.

However, in the realm of half-baked disease-prevention methods, they may not hold a candle to an Italian guy who wore a giant yellow saucer around his waist to enforce social distancing.