I've been in the hairdressers' this morning. To while away the time, when not reading - or attempting to read without putting on my glasses - celebrity magazines, I designed a chair.
It's a reclining chair without a head-rest but with some sort of padded metal support for the head that allows the hair to be washed, dried, cut, coloured and highlighted while the client sleeps. It's on wheels obviously to allow progress to and from the sink, oh, and it has a foot-rest built in. Initially I saw it as a hospital trolley bed but the more lavish the salon, the classier the chair would be. It could even have its own thermostatically-controlled heating.
Thinking about it, the cutting may have to be done while the client is awake and sitting upright otherwise she might end up with a skewed cut. But as cutting is done early on in the procedure that's not a problem.
So that every bit of hair can be washed thoroughly the head supports will adjust themselves, working in rotation so that one lot of supports takes over from another. That would have the added benefit of massaging the head and aiding relaxation.
I think this could be a real winner; what do you think?