Isolated Canadian town in desperate need of a hairdresser

Won’t somebody please think of the hair?

A far-north Canadian town – where temperatures can hit 40 or 50 below zero “for a week or two at a time” – is in desperate need of a hairdresser.

“It’s been a long struggle for us,” Nicky Richards, the economic development officer of Norman Wells, told The Guardian. “We just don’t have anyone. It’s something that people down south don’t even ever think about because they don’t have to worry about it.”

People get by in the Northwest Territories town of around 800 – just south of the Arctic Circle -- by having family members cut their hair or by cutting it themselves.

Past hairdressers have come and gone from the town, using a workspace in a local inn that is outfitted with chairs, mirrors and a sink. It’s currently available for lease, and potential clients number in the thousands, The Guardian reports.

Richards said the town has heard from a few interested people, but living in Norman wells “has its challenges.

“Sometimes we will have a good 40 or 50 below spell for a week or two at a time. So you’re either going to love it or hate it, I suppose,” she said.

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