Russell Hughes, an openly gay man, runs Russell Paul Hairdressing in Prestatyn, North Wales and has for the past 14 years. He told The Daily Post that last week, a man came in with his son who appeared to be about ten years old and asked Hughes if anyone was available to cut his son’s hair. The owner asked his colleague, a man named Richard Evans, to do it.
“The man came up to me at that point and said: ‘I’m not being funny but did you just say that lad’s going to cut my son’s hair’, to which I replied ‘yes’,” Hughes explained. “He then said, ‘Well I assume he’s gay and I don’t want him cutting my lad’s hair so could you do it,’ to which I said no because I’m gay as well.”