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UCL Laws alumnus Daniel Silvertown launches virtual barber amidst Covid-19 lockdown

23 April 2020

The Lockdown Barber provides online video appointments with a professional barber, helping support a local hairdresser and raise money for the NHS.

Image of someone getting their hair cut in front of a laptop

Daniel Silvertown (UCL Laws LLB 2010-13) and co-founder Jeroen Sibia launched Lockdown Haircut, described as the ‘UK’s first virtual barber’, in response to the rise in amateur haircuts due to hairdressers and barbers being forced to shut as a result of the Coronavirus restrictions.

During the 20-minute video appointment, a professional barber walks people through how to cut their own hair (or cut a friend’s hair) to a style of their preference. Each appointment costs £15, with a portion going directly to local barbers. The fee also includes a donation to NHS Charities Together, and barbers can choose to donate all or a portion of their wages to the NHS.

Daniel graduated with an LLB from UCL Laws in 2013, and is Co-Founder of Swap - an online platform for a "community of world-class
corporate finance talent".

Read more about Lockdown Haircut on the UCL Innovation and Enterprise website.

Photo © Lockdown Haircut