A FORMER hairdresser and beautician turned MP has been travelling across north Lancashire calling for regulation in the industry.

David Morris, MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale, who claims he was know as ‘Mr Fix It’ in his hairdressing days has met with hairdressing students and hairdressers as part of his campaign calling for hairdressers to be state registered as other professionals have to be.

Mr Morris who has put down a parliamentary motion, was a hairdresser and beautician for more than twenty years and now sits on the Hair Council.

Mr Morris, said: “I became known as a Mr Fix it. It was not uncommon for people to walk into my salon with their hair in a plastic bag highly distressed because an unqualified hairdresser had made a mistake.”

“My hope is that state registration and professional standards will reduce the amount of litigation the industry faces and will make things like insurance much cheaper for the many highly skilled hairdressers.”

He said that hairdressing was a ‘popular career’ choice in Morecambe and Lunesdale.

His Parliamentary motion states that all hairdressing trade bodies - including industry leaders such as Andrew Barton and Trevor Sorbie - are now campaigning for the compulsory registration of all hairdressers to raise the professional standards within the hairdressing industry.