High-flying hairdresser Karen Waldron has opened another barber-shop with an extra feathery feature – a parrot.
Customers at The Barber’s Shop, Station Approach, Great Missenden, will find their usual chatter at the Victorian style salon interrupted by squawks from seven year old employee Sam, the resident bird.
Mrs Waldron now has three parrots, one at each of her men’s barber-shops.
Joe the parrot works at Wendover and Max is familiar to customers at the Chesham branch. The idea seems to have been far from bird-brained for the proprietor, who thinks the success of the talkative trio is cut and dried.
“They are so popular,” said Mrs Waldron, 30, of North Mill Road, Bledlow. “Customers don’t mind Sam at all. He often squawks at them and the children feed him nuts.
“My home at Christmas is like an aviary because I have to look after all three.”
The barber-shops are also unusual in employing women to cut men’s hair.