IT'S been a hairy week for hairdressers.
Coffs Harbour hairdresser Mark Farnsworth said he has been run off his feet keeping up with the demand for back-to-school haircuts.
"Last Friday was our busiest day in two years," Mr Farnsworth said.
"We had to put extra staff on to cover the demand."
And the waiting list was still growing yesterday morning.
"I think families are conscious of prices.
"We do quick cuts and charge according to age, for example it's $6 if you are six, $8 for an eight-year-old, and so on."
While most young students were opting for a trim, some were going for the complete clean sweep of their summer mops and others were experimenting with new styles.
Grace Woods, 10, chose the full-plaiting treatment with Sudanese hairdresser, Kuei Manyoun.
"Some of my friends have it and I really like the look," Grace said.
Ms Manyoun, who has been in Australia for three years, said she grew up plaiting hair for friends and family.
"It's very practical ? you don't have to wash it too often," she said.