The value of silence

Life is “filled with noise” but not at a Finnish hairdresser’s that has introduced a “silent service” for customers.

At Kati Hakomeri’s salon in Helsinki, customers can ask to avoid “polite chitchat about the weather, weekend plans and future holiday destinations”, said The Times, and she “appears to have found a gap in the market because demand for the option in her salon has proved buoyant”.

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