Billericay School clamps down on boys extreme hairstyles

Echo: John Revell of Billericay Barber Shop John Revell of Billericay Barber Shop

JOEY Essex may think his locks are the business, but one school is putting its foot down as schoolboys attempt to copy the Towie trendsetter’s hairdo.

Sue Hammond, headteacher at Billericay School, in School Road, has written to parents about boys “extreme hairstyles”

She is said to be concerned about the number of boys opting for a pompadour cut. This is a closely shaved cut round the sides of the head with hair left long on top, similar to The Only Way Is Essex favourite Joey Essex and chart topper Bruno Mars.

Mrs Hammond said while the style is fashionable, it “contravenes our uniform policy”.

Her letter said: “Our school uniform policy provides clear guidelines as to those hairstyles which are acceptable in school and those which are not.

“I would ask for your support in refraining from allowing your son to cut his hair into an extreme version of the style as, if he does, he will be unable to attend mainstream lessons until such time as his hair has grown out.”

Staff have also visited barber shops across the town to explain their policy and request boys are not given hair cuts shorter than a number two, which is a grading used on hair clippers.

Many barbers are supportive of the school, but are also conscious of losing trade.

John Revell, director of the Billericay Barber Shop, in High Street, said his stylists will warn young lads if they go in for a haircut and are wearing the Billericay School uniform, but he won’t turn people away."

 

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7:03am Fri 31 May 13

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Is this woman really trying to ban a short back and sides? or have i misread it
Is this woman really trying to ban a short back and sides? or have i misread it notinwestcliffanymore
  • Score: 3

7:07am Fri 31 May 13

marybelle says...

WOTTTTTTTT!!

Essex boys!!!!!!!

God forbid they will be cracking down on :

Tattoos
Fake Tans
Body piercing

Soon

How wills Essex boys be recognised outside of Essex now?

At least there is no control on 'fighting dogs' yet!!!!

And Steroid drugs for body building purposes are still available.
WOTTTTTTTT!! Essex boys!!!!!!! God forbid they will be cracking down on : Tattoos Fake Tans Body piercing Soon How wills Essex boys be recognised outside of Essex now? At least there is no control on 'fighting dogs' yet!!!! And Steroid drugs for body building purposes are still available. marybelle
  • Score: -2

7:59am Fri 31 May 13

Blackblood says...

marybelle wrote:
WOTTTTTTTT!!

Essex boys!!!!!!!

God forbid they will be cracking down on :

Tattoos
Fake Tans
Body piercing

Soon

How wills Essex boys be recognised outside of Essex now?

At least there is no control on 'fighting dogs' yet!!!!

And Steroid drugs for body building purposes are still available.
I would suggest anyone who aspires to look like Joey Essex or any of the cretins from TOWIE is too stupid to care.
[quote][p][bold]marybelle[/bold] wrote: WOTTTTTTTT!! Essex boys!!!!!!! God forbid they will be cracking down on : Tattoos Fake Tans Body piercing Soon How wills Essex boys be recognised outside of Essex now? At least there is no control on 'fighting dogs' yet!!!! And Steroid drugs for body building purposes are still available.[/p][/quote]I would suggest anyone who aspires to look like Joey Essex or any of the cretins from TOWIE is too stupid to care. Blackblood
  • Score: 3

8:08am Fri 31 May 13

apapa palm says...

I remember when i looked like him..... sigh
I remember when i looked like him..... sigh apapa palm
  • Score: 1

8:19am Fri 31 May 13

Russ13 says...

The fact that Joey Essex is an oxygen thief and I find it had to comprehend why anyone would aspire to look like him, I'd hardly call his hair style "extreme".

Skinhead/crew cut/mohican etc shouldn't be allowed in schools but I don't see anything wrong with the style being highlighted here..
The fact that Joey Essex is an oxygen thief and I find it had to comprehend why anyone would aspire to look like him, I'd hardly call his hair style "extreme". Skinhead/crew cut/mohican etc shouldn't be allowed in schools but I don't see anything wrong with the style being highlighted here.. Russ13
  • Score: 3

8:56am Fri 31 May 13

Rich**Carol says...

Are Essex boys and girls really that thick that they follow a soppy tv show and copy them ? That haircut photo is really bad, Come on lad be a man not a clown. Be yourself ! Don't forget TOWIE is a tv show and not real life.
Are Essex boys and girls really that thick that they follow a soppy tv show and copy them ? That haircut photo is really bad, Come on lad be a man not a clown. Be yourself ! Don't forget TOWIE is a tv show and not real life. Rich**Carol
  • Score: 0

11:46am Fri 31 May 13

Howard Chase says...

nobbish haircuts have always been around.

Wondered where the craze for the latest pompadour jobs came form
nobbish haircuts have always been around. Wondered where the craze for the latest pompadour jobs came form Howard Chase
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Fri 31 May 13

clairebartlett says...

Surely it is more important for these children to be in school?? Does it really matter what their hair looks like? It's a haircut - their are far more important things in life to worry about!
Surely it is more important for these children to be in school?? Does it really matter what their hair looks like? It's a haircut - their are far more important things in life to worry about! clairebartlett
  • Score: 8

12:38pm Fri 31 May 13

Rouge9 says...

If the hair is neat, and is tidy, what is the problem?
The "issue" is the extreme variation (whatever that is) If the child is in school and learning-great, neatness and presentation go a long way to instilling discipline. Education surely comes first? For the school to be visiting barbers/hairdressers asking them not to cut below a certain length is beyond their remit. And who is to say that someone getting their hair cut is going to that school? Will the shop be asking what school the person goes to?
If the hair is neat, and is tidy, what is the problem? The "issue" is the extreme variation (whatever that is) If the child is in school and learning-great, neatness and presentation go a long way to instilling discipline. Education surely comes first? For the school to be visiting barbers/hairdressers asking them not to cut below a certain length is beyond their remit. And who is to say that someone getting their hair cut is going to that school? Will the shop be asking what school the person goes to? Rouge9
  • Score: 1

12:48pm Fri 31 May 13

Rebecca12 says...

It is little wonder that some of our youth Kick off against society when they are constantnly being told No, you cannot do this and you cannot do that. Naughty and out right anti social children and youths should receive a suitable punishment when their actions have a direct negative affect on others - however, I cannt see how, what I think is quite a neat and tidy hairstyle should be banned? yes, Joey Essex may not be the type of role model that some parents want for their son's but I must say, having walked around our highstreet today I was greeted by the site of young men walking around with neatly styled hair, shirts and cardigans, trousers and deck shoes - I would rather see this, and feel more comfortable with it, than seeing boys in hoodies, tracksuits and closely shaven heads - this school needs to get a grip and stop opressing - its hardly a bright pink mohawk and it is hardly likely to interupt their learning! I understand that as part of a child development, and to keep them safe, they must understand and obey rules but rules that are opressive and have no bearing on their education are counter productive and will do nothing but effect a childs wish to learn!
It is little wonder that some of our youth Kick off against society when they are constantnly being told No, you cannot do this and you cannot do that. Naughty and out right anti social children and youths should receive a suitable punishment when their actions have a direct negative affect on others - however, I cannt see how, what I think is quite a neat and tidy hairstyle should be banned? yes, Joey Essex may not be the type of role model that some parents want for their son's but I must say, having walked around our highstreet today I was greeted by the site of young men walking around with neatly styled hair, shirts and cardigans, trousers and deck shoes - I would rather see this, and feel more comfortable with it, than seeing boys in hoodies, tracksuits and closely shaven heads - this school needs to get a grip and stop opressing - its hardly a bright pink mohawk and it is hardly likely to interupt their learning! I understand that as part of a child development, and to keep them safe, they must understand and obey rules but rules that are opressive and have no bearing on their education are counter productive and will do nothing but effect a childs wish to learn! Rebecca12
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Fri 31 May 13

LilDiva says...

SERIOUSLY YOUD RATHER A CHILD BE OUT OF EDUCATION BECAUSE OF A HAIR CUT THAN IN SCHOOL LEARNING WITH A HAIRSTYLE THEY WANT SERIOUSLY YOU WINGE THAT PUPILS DONT ATTEND NOW YOUR GIVING THEM A REASON TO NOT GO
SERIOUSLY YOUD RATHER A CHILD BE OUT OF EDUCATION BECAUSE OF A HAIR CUT THAN IN SCHOOL LEARNING WITH A HAIRSTYLE THEY WANT SERIOUSLY YOU WINGE THAT PUPILS DONT ATTEND NOW YOUR GIVING THEM A REASON TO NOT GO LilDiva
  • Score: 3

5:56pm Fri 31 May 13

hoppie says...

Ban this ban that you try to ban a turban. If you are Christian you are not allowed to object because you are not a minority group.Wait until the School has more ethnic pupils then the uniform look will be out the window.
Ban this ban that you try to ban a turban. If you are Christian you are not allowed to object because you are not a minority group.Wait until the School has more ethnic pupils then the uniform look will be out the window. hoppie
  • Score: -1

7:16pm Fri 31 May 13

Jubilation says...

Get rid of this Hitlerite, she's not fit for purpose...
Get rid of this Hitlerite, she's not fit for purpose... Jubilation
  • Score: 1

7:16pm Fri 31 May 13

Jubilation says...

Get rid of this Hitlerite, she's not fit for purpose...
Get rid of this Hitlerite, she's not fit for purpose... Jubilation
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Fri 31 May 13

Soouthchurch59 says...

hoppie wrote:
Ban this ban that you try to ban a turban. If you are Christian you are not allowed to object because you are not a minority group.Wait until the School has more ethnic pupils then the uniform look will be out the window.
I expect you know what you're on about.... But perhaps you'd explain your muppetry to the rest of us!
[quote][p][bold]hoppie[/bold] wrote: Ban this ban that you try to ban a turban. If you are Christian you are not allowed to object because you are not a minority group.Wait until the School has more ethnic pupils then the uniform look will be out the window.[/p][/quote]I expect you know what you're on about.... But perhaps you'd explain your muppetry to the rest of us! Soouthchurch59
  • Score: 0

9:52pm Fri 31 May 13

marybelle says...

A wall should be built around an area like Maplin Sands then the 10% of low life morons who spoil life for the nice 90% of us should be told there you are have a great life because now you take charge of your life.

Then lock the gates and F emmmmm!
A wall should be built around an area like Maplin Sands then the 10% of low life morons who spoil life for the nice 90% of us should be told there you are have a great life because now you take charge of your life. Then lock the gates and F emmmmm! marybelle
  • Score: 2

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