Tell a good tale - and get a free haircut

Get a free cut for a funny story
Get a free cut for a funny story

FREE haircuts are on offer - in exchange for a good story.

A ‘pop-up’ hairdressing salon will be in the foyer at Forth Valley Royal Hospital between July 24 and 28 when professional hairdresser Alan Grieve will give customers a good haircut if customers recall or recount a funny story or special event on tape or video.

Alan will then scissor his way through all the recordings and produce and publish a small book of quotes and comments.

The idea is the brainchild of NHS Forth Valley’s Charitable Arts and Wellbeing Co-ordinator Babs McCool who’s appealing to patients and staff to make an appointment.

She said: “There’s nothing like the hairdressers for a bit of good chat and gossip and our mobile salon will be no exception.

“Anyone who feels a bit shy about telling their story can bring someone with them, either to add or share in the story, or even help them remember any bits they’d rather forget.

“Customers will be able to keep a copy of the book as a memento.”

Six or seven people can fit into the pop-up hairdressing salon at any one time and there is also wheelchair access.

Appointments will be available between 10 a.m. and 4.15 p.m. from Tuesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 28.

To book an appointment, call Babs McCool on (01324) 567492.