In the run up to the election this Saturday, 20 September, a pop-up political hair salon opened next to the i-SITE in Wellington Central for the first week of September. The salon was called ‘Political Cuts’ and gave passers-by the chance of a free haircut and space to discuss New Zealand politics and the upcoming election at the same time. Each customer then had the chance to write a comment on the Political Cuts blackboard and pose for a photo. These are displayed on the Political Cuts website and facebook page, along with more details of the project.
The idea was a non-partisan project in collaboration between Jo Randerson of Barbarian Productions and Jason Muir from Cirque and Haight Ashbury. The Urban Dream Brokerage, Wellington City Council and McGuinness Institute all supported the project. The McGuinness Institute was pleased to be able to support Political Cuts, and we hope the salon will be back in business for the next election.