Dr. Bonnie Henry says leave your hairdo to the pros after 'tinkering' herself

VICTORIA — British Columbia's provincial health officer apologized to her hairdresser on Tuesday for taking matters into her own hands during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just in case anyone noticed a change in her appearance, Dr. Bonnie Henry said she is following her own rules on physical distancing by avoiding her hair stylist.

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Henry's normally blond hair has looked slightly darker in the livestream from the province's daily pandemic news conferences.

"They say the number 1 thing not to do in a pandemic is your own hair and I will say believe them," she told the briefing in Victoria on Tuesday, without being asked about her hair.

"And my apologies to ... my hair dresser, but I did do some of my own tinkering with my hair in the last couple of days so, yes, I did not go to the hair dresser's."

Henry didn't say what she had done to her hair.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 7, 2020.

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