Lockdown FAQs (updated 22 Feb 2021)

By Steve Watson
February 22, 2021

Updated 22 February 2021. I'll keep this active and updated, so check things out here first.

Business Hours

When are you closing for Lockdown III?

We closed our doors end of business Monday 04 January 2021.

When are you reopening after lockdown III?

Currently, the plan is for us to reopen as part of stage 2 of the roadmap, i.e. 12 April 2021 at the earliest.

Is the reopening date likely to change?

Very likely.

Is it worth making an appointment since the date could change?

Yes. The calendar is already filling up and we anticipate a full schedule.


My appointment is showing on the app. Is this an invitation to have a haircut via the side door?

No. Pretend your appointment doesn't exist until we reopen.

My appointment is during the lockdown. Will Booksy charge me as a no show?


Can I cancel or reschedule my existing appointment(s)?

Yes. This can be done through the Booksy app. 

Will I incur a late cancellation fee if I cancel within 24 hours of my appointment?


Why did I receive a reminder from Booksy for my appointment?

Booksy automatically generates appointment reminders for all existing appointments. It doesn't know our government is determined to ruin us. Ignore appointment reminders until we reopen mid-February, earliest.

Can I still make appointments despite you being closed?

Yes, but we have no guarantee we will be open for your appointment.

How far in advance can I make an appointment?

Appointments can be made 8 weeks in advance.

Can I just get on with my life and not worry about my hair, beard or Booksy?

Yes, purge this trivia from your mind and focus on important things.

Will you cut my hair at home?


What if I offer you more money to cut my hair at home?

You will top the leader board of the “To Die” list, ahead of Chris Whitty, Patrick Valance, Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson. 


Should I cut my own hair?

It'll grow back so don't worry too much.

I'm going to buzz the whole lot. What grade do you recommend?

Number 2 (6mm) is a good choice.

Should I trim my beard?

It's one thing cutting your own hair, but DIY beard trims is something else. At your own risk. Remember, you might grow and wear your beard but it belongs to me.

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Steve Watson
Author and founder of Watson's barber's
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