(ORDO NEWS) — Developed by a barbershop in Tokyo during the Covid-19 pandemic to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the “Silent Cut” service is gaining popularity in Japan.
To contain the spread of the coronavirus during the Covid-19 pandemic, Japanese authorities have begun promoting a “no talk” or “less talk” policy in schools, shops and supermarkets.
Less talking meant less risk of spreading the virus through saliva droplets, so everyone understood and followed, but the two policies seemed inconsistent with businesses like barbershops and barbershops where communication is mostly part of the service.
However, one Tokyo salon decided to implement a “silent haircut” service, and it proved so popular that others quickly followed suit and kept it even after the pandemic restrictions were lifted.
“This is great…! I’ve been waiting for this service for 20 years.
Because chatting is so depressing, I only get a haircut every 3 years,” wrote one person about the new service.
“I’m saved because talking to the hairdresser is a hassle,” someone else commented.
Not only has the no-talk haircut survived the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions across Japan, it has actually gained popularity.
A recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of respondents preferred silence, with the most common explanation being that they found it more relaxing as they could rest instead of wasting what little energy they had left listening to unwanted information and making secular conversation.
As it turns out, barbers also prefer a silent cut, and many claim they were taught how to communicate with clients during training.
“I started chatting because in my early years I was taught to talk to clients and get information about their preferences, but focusing on topics that I didn’t like made me feel very uncomfortable, so I decided to put their privacy first. “, – said the hairdresser.
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