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This barber cuts customers’ hair with her pet cockatiel perching on her head

Angel Russell adopted the 'neglected' bird Pippa about a year ago.

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Angel Russell cuts a customer's hair with her pet cockatiel on her head. (SWNS)

By Alice Sjoberg via SWNS

Welcome to the hair salon where you get a trim from a barber - and her pet cockatiel that perches on her head.

Angel Russell adopted the 'neglected' bird Pippa about a year ago, and it now spends its time flying around her shop in Swindon, Wilts.

Back & Sides barber shop was opened in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdowns after Angel lost her job.

The cockatiel was given to Pippa by someone who was unable to give her the care needed.

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Now the bird spends it time perched on Angel as she cuts hair.

Angel said: "She was locked inside her cage in a dark room for most days. Now she's quite the mummy's girl.''

Pippa attracts a lot of attention, working as the ultimate mascot.

Angel has worked as a hairdresser and barber for the past 30 years, starting as soon as she left school at the age of 16.

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