THIS tiny mobile salon will be doing the rounds in Hampshire once lockdown restrictions are eased next month.

Most people will be counting down the days until they can get that precious haircut, but with many salons set to be fully booked, the issue of social distancing while using such a close contact service may daunt people

However, in an attempt to solve this problem, one Botley resident has created a mobile "tiny salon" in the back of a van, which she has fully equipped with PPE equipment.

Laura Snellgrove, 29, is an asthmatic who worked in a salon before lockdown began, and she came up with the idea to make sure people like herself could feel comfortable and socially distanced, by operating a strictly one in and one out salon.

She said: "The idea of working back in a salon with lots of people coming and going was a bit daunting during this uncertain time, so my partner Christian and I came up with the idea of creating my own personal salon in a van, that will be fully equipped with a basin and reclining salon chair so the whole salon experience can come to your door.

I can't wait to get back to work and to see all my clients faces when I pull up in my Tiny Salon, just being inside the space makes me feel so happy and I'm really excited to share it with everyone. It has been a very tiring and stressful journey for both of us getting to this point, there was so much to think about and learn about in a very short space of time."

When it gets up and running on July 4, the salon will be fully equipped with PPE including disposable gowns, aprons, gloves and towels, while every client will have their temperature checked with a digital thermometer before an appointment.

All towels are fully biodegradable and compostable, and while plastic gowns and aprons will be used because of the pandemic, the 29-year-old has said that she will make the switch to reusable items once it is safe to do so.

There is enough space inside of the van for clients to keep their distance before and after the cutting process, and both Laura and her clients will wear masks.

As well as this, for the time being, the salon will be bookings only, so track and tracing can be done if necessary.