If you are Welsh, homophobic, and in need of a haircut, we suggest you take your business to somewhere other than Russell Paul Hairdressing.
The Prestatyn, North Wales salon is run by Russell Hughes. Recently, a customer came in with his wife and son so the young boy could get a haircut. When Hughes said that one of his stylists, 23-year-old Richard Evans, would be doing the job, the man had some strong objections.
“I was already with a client and so I asked my colleague Richard if he would do it,” Hughes told the Daily Post UK. “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’. 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?’”
Then came the kicker: “…to which I said ‘no, because I’m gay as well.’”
After the unfortunate altercation, Hughes decided to make a statement against homophobia by posting a literal statement in the window of his salon.