Having first opened the doors back in 1984, it's unlikely that Mick O'Brien of Snip-It Barbershop on Peter Street will ever have seen anything like the demand coming at him and his staff as they re-open this week after three months.
Whether it's correcting botched home cuts or taming wild manes grown over the course of lockdown, Mick, his two sons, Alan and Sean, and his other barber Dahl will certainly have their work cut out for them over the coming weeks.
While delighted to be re-opening, Mick and his team did have to put a whole host of measures in place to comply with restrictions. Not least in these is the elimination of walk-in business, as anybody looking for a trim will now have to book an appointment online through the shop's website.
'We're fairly well booked out for the first week and there's not too much left for the second week at this stage either,' Mick said ahead of yesterday's re-opening. 'We've had to make it appointment-only to make it easier to manage and to avoid queues and comply with social distancing. A lot of people at the moment are logging on and hoping to pick up cancellations!'
Among the other measures put in place is that both staff and customers will have to wear face-masks, customers will be asked to sanitise their hands on arrival and hair should be freshly washed and free of product. Hot towel shave and beard trimming services have been suspended for now.
'After three months away, I am really looking forward to getting back to it now,' said Mick. 'It will be strange, there's no doubt about it, and it'll take a bit of getting used to all the guidelines. But we're prepared and I think people will get the hang of how things work quick enough.'