Following up on the wearing of headscarves, burkas etc in London... I needed a haircut and could not find a hairdresser anywhere in the West End. I'm sure they were lurking on backstreets, but not the ones I searched. At last in desperation I got on a bus and rode it until I saw a beauty salon... a very exclusive one, as it turned out (and correspondingly expensive) but the girl did a wonderful job and took over an hour on my hair, so I was well satisfied.
However, in the next chair was a man who was almost bald. Literally a ring about an inch wide of hair under a bald head. He wasn't particularly old--maybe fifties? Anyway, he had the works--shampoo, massage, special foamy stuff on his hair. His treatment took almost as long as mine and I felt like asking him, Is this really worth it? But obviously it made him feel good.
I wonder if hairdressing salons are going out of business in London because half the population now hides long hair under headscarves?